Motherhood stories of Hope, Support, Strength and Courage!

MAA – The Mom Series (Post 1)

Hello everyone, as promised I am bringing to you ‘MAA – The Mom Series‘ starting from today where you can read the crude awe-inspiring stories of motherhood and parenting shared by wonderful moms who are not any big writers or famous names but simply next door moms just like you and me. They chose to come out of their comfort zone and share their life’s part with us in the form of articles and that makes them so amazing as this itself requires a lot of courage!



The journey towards Motherhood: ‘Two lines’ to ‘Two smiles’ (Twin Pregnancy) – By Rajavee Gupta



Seeing my two active toddlers playing around makes me feel blessed and happy like all you mums. However, bringing them into this world was not easy and this was all like a distant dream. Though it’s very emotional for me to re-live my whole pregnancy (as some of the instances still give me Goosebumps), I really feel my journey to motherhood could give hope and positivity to many expecting mums out there. Also, I want to highlight we were in Belfast, UK far away from our family during this roller-coaster ride.

Our pregnancy started with the magical moment when we saw those 2 pink lines. On our 1st scan, we both were on cloud nine when we saw those 2 heartbeats (Baby 1 & Baby 2, Yay!). A week later, sickness and acid reflux became my best friends and did not leave me until my labor (Believe me, its worst with the twins). As we were about to enter the 2nd trimester, we met our first nightmare- Subchorionic hemorrhage/hematoma.

Subchorionic hemorrhage- is the pooling of blood (hematoma) between the chorion, a membrane surrounding the embryo (developing baby), and the uterine wall. It occurs in about 3.1% of all pregnancies, it is the most common sonographic abnormality and the most common cause of first trimester bleeding.

Source – Wikipedia

I started bleeding heavily and my husband had to call 999 (the emergency). In the hospital, we both tried to stay positive but deep down we both were dead scared. My husband, he was and is my pillar. There was nothing that doctors could have done to stop the bleeding. However, my tiny bubs were strong and their beating hearts on the scan was our only hope during those darkest hours. I got discharged when the bleeding stopped but spotting continued for a month.

Since then, the hospital became my 2nd home. From a brush with the decision of emergency C-section (2nd nightmare, that’s another story for some other time!) to regular hospital visits, we finally entered into our 3rd trimester. It was a big relief! We really thought we had made through the scary part but at 30th week, I was diagnosed with diabetes (even though I did not touch sugar) and obstetric cholestasis.

Obstetric Cholestasis (OC) is a liver disorder that occurs in around one in 140 pregnancies in the UK, where the normal flow of bile out of the liver is reduced. Chemicals in the bile called bile salts can then build up and ‘leak’ into the bloodstream. This causes affected women to have increased levels of bile salts in their blood.

Source – British Liver Trust

I managed to control diabetes by diet alone (big thanks to my dietician and my ‘masterchef’ hubby) however had to take tablets for cholestasis for rest of the pregnancy.

Now as further weeks passed by, we eventually got relaxed especially my hubby as my parents joined us in Belfast and he could get rid of cooking and other house chores. After entering into 36th week, I was happy to finally get booked for C-section as the weight of my bump, acid reflux and sleeplessness was driving me crazy. My doctors were unhappy with my decision of C-section as they preferred normal (vaginal) delivery for singleton and twin pregnancies.

However, Rishaan (baby 1) decided to come early (36+5). My water broke in the morning (12 Aug. –The D Day) and by evening I decided to go for normal delivery (ha-ha labor had taken over my mind, all thanks to busy OT). The medical team then gave me epidural (NO PAIN now) and Rishaan arrived around midnight, while Samaira (baby 2- breech baby) came after 11 minutes. The delivery went smooth but I must say it was nothing like a movie (I was blessed to have my hubby by my side whole time).

Post-Delivery in the recovery room, when I was exhausted and couldn’t attend to Rishaan’s cries; I witnessed the most beautiful moment of my life, my hubby cuddling Rishaan & singing his first-ever lullaby and that very moment my life felt complete and meaningful (Yes, we did it! Our lovebugs were here!)

From emotional turmoil of Samaira’s short stay in NICU to breastfeeding/bottle-feeding we all came back home after a week (Happy Family!) Many times I think what made us come this far; is undoubtedly my hubby’s love, our positive approach, family (love you all) and friend’s support, dedicated doctors & midwives, AND our LOVEBUGS!

I really want to thank God for our two bundles of joy, Rishaan & Samaira!



I am thankful for my Kids! – By Srishti Singh



I am Srishti Singh, mother of two kids who are not twins but are the same date born. Being a mother is never an easy job but the toughest one when you are a single parent. My daughter was born on 7 Feb 2006, and son on 7 Feb 2009, I worked a lot with them to turn them into a good human being, to educate them and to teach them how to respect.

We moved to the USA to give the best possible life to our kids in 2015. We were a happy family (I think the happiest one) but suddenly on May 11, 2017, my husband passed away in a tragic accident. For me, it was not him who was gone it was me who died. My kids knew the situation and they slept with me holding my hands in the night as they had the idea that mummy is not well.

The day when the accident took place I wanted to end my life, when kids were asleep I tried to sneak out of the room, but suddenly my daughter woke up and asked in her most innocent way, “Mumma aap kaha jaa rahe ho” (where are you going, mom?). I turned towards her and in that moment realized what was I about to do, I came back to my senses and replied back to her, “nowhere, dear”.

My kids saved me from falling into the dark. Today I am doing everything for my little buddies…they are more like friends to me now. It gets tough sometimes to manage everything but yes my kids are very supportive, non-demanding and caring. After their dad passed away, I realized that we gave good values to our kids, they are my strength and not my weakness. I am a proud mother and now a father too.

I realized that being a mother is not about taking care of the kids but to be cared for too. Today when they smile, I feel satisfied from within. We are a family bonded with love and emotions, strong enough to fight all the odds with a smile on our face. Yes, we do break down sometimes as we miss the most important member…but its ok to cry one’s heart out instead of keeping the pain in the heart forever.


Being a Mother is discovering STRENGTHS you did not know you had and dealing with FEARS you never knew existed.

Hope their stories give some strength and hope to mothers who think they are lost. We all face hardships in life but we always find ways to overcome that, we gain experience which if shared with others in need can help them come out of it with just a little effort. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength!

Thanks Rajavee and Srishti for agreeing to do this for me. I really appreciate the time and effort you have put into this!


I will be bringing more such stories from mothers, wait till next Monday. And any of you who wants to share your motherhood experience with others, leave me a message on ‘Growing With Nemit‘ Facebook Page and you could be featured in the December Series.

Also, I will be revealing a ‘Big Surprise‘ in the next Monday’s post. So, stay tuned!

Do leave a comment below and show some love to these moms.

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64 Comments

  1. Rupal November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Wow srishti… Inspiring u r …
    God bless ur family..

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Thanks rupal

  2. Rupal November 13, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Rajavee I can understand the happiness of twin pregnancy.. Also the difficulties sadly..
    Lost 1 baby in 3rd month of pregnancy … N can nvr forget that incident.. Blessed wd baby girl..
    God bless ur twniees

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

      Thanks, Rupal. Sorry to hear about your first baby. Gods gives us strength when he makes us mommy and thats why its second birth of woman. Hats off to your strength and courage.. love to your daughter.god bless

  3. Richa Kaushik November 13, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Rajvee and srishti. ..I m feeling so proud being a memebe of such brave mother brigade…you are mommies woth courage. Hats off girls.
    Thanks neha..For bringing us together..
    Love to all and especially to our strong babies

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:45 am - Reply

      Thank you for your inspiring words.

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Rajavee… Proud to be a part of this group..

  4. Arva Bhavnagarwala November 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Really inspiring stories, Rajvee and Srishti. We’ll done Neha, for sharing such amazing stories.

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:46 am - Reply

      Thank you very much.

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Thanks alot …

    • Neha Sharma November 14, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Thanks Arva

  5. Ranjana November 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Really inspiring stories…god bless you and your little kiddies…

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:46 am - Reply

      Thank you very much.

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Thanks alot

  6. Rashmi November 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Rajvee and shristi first of all love to your beautiful kids. God bless you all. Really ur stories are so inspiring and motivational for all the moms here and also who r expecting mothers . Stay blessed girls.

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:47 am - Reply

      Thank you very much. Your words means a lot.

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Thanks alot..

  7. Priya November 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Rajavee and Srishti, Both of you are wonderful, strong women. Your stories will inspire many. God bless you and your little ones.

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:50 am - Reply

      Thank you very much ☺

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Thanks alot.. 🙂

  8. Sapna Krishnan November 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to both the mothers. They have both stood out really strong in the most difficult times. It is very easy to give up but they have fought all odds to be where they are today and it is truly commendable. Wishing them both an amazing life time ahead with only beautiful and stronger moments ahead.
    Thank you Neha for bringing their stories to us. 🙂

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:49 am - Reply

      Thank you very much. Your words means a lot .☺

    • Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Thanks alot..

    • Neha Sharma November 14, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Thanks Sapna

  9. Dr Dhanya Prajesh November 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring . Loved the strength in both Rajavee and shristi. Neha thank u for sharing this. Bless u all

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:48 am - Reply

      Thank you very much.

    • Neha Sharma November 14, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Thanks Dhanya

  10. Neha November 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Omg such touching storied .

    I can feel every word as my pregnancy was also not a so good one..but looking at her takes all pain away☺

    • Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:52 am - Reply

      Thank you very much.. lots of love

  11. Nandita Gupta November 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Inspiring stories and will definitely give hope and inspiration to many moms out there!

    • Neha Sharma November 14, 2017 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Thanks dear

  12. Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Thank you very much.. lots of love

  13. Rajavee November 14, 2017 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Shristi, you are a very strong woman, a true inspiration. You are blessed with such amazing kids. God bless

  14. Mama Writes Reviews November 14, 2017 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your stories!!

    -Mama from Mama Writes Reviews

  15. Srishti November 14, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Thanks alot for such motivation… I hopw we all b the best mom…

  16. Renu November 14, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Di hats off to u

    U are really very strong. I always pray to God to be always with u and nona ishu too.

    God bless you Di.

  17. Gunjan November 15, 2017 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Rajavee, u r so strong dear. During my pregnancy my hubby was always by my side to make me comfortable. After reading ur story, it seems mine pregnancy was very easy.

    • Rajavee November 16, 2017 at 4:26 am - Reply

      Thank you ☺

  18. Gunjan November 15, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Srishti, ur journey is so inspirational. Seriously ur kids r a blessing from God. They r so understanding n supportive. Lots of luv to them. N hugs to u.

    Thank u so much Neha for sharing this.
    Luv u so much dear.

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Thanks Gunjan, much love!

  19. Priyadarshani Panda November 15, 2017 at 3:41 am - Reply

    I am speechless and have no words to explain .. both the stories are so inspiring and glad to read about such strong ladies

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Priya

  20. anupriya November 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Very heart warming stories of two strong mothers. Loved your concept of bringing stories of mothers to a frontlight. Kudos to you!

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Thanks Anupriya

  21. Anchal November 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Such touching stories of the two moms. ay god give them strength and lots of happiness.

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thanks Anchal

  22. NEHA JAIN November 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Such stories inspire us to be more strong and courageous. I am truly touched. Thanks for sharing it with us, Neha.

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thanks for liking it

  23. Kamana@SocialandStyle November 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your journey. so well written

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Thanks Kamana

  24. Deepa November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    It is inspiring to read such stories which make you grateful and thankful. We forget to be thankful and often complaint. Thanks for sharing.

    • Neha Sharma November 16, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Absolutely agree with you Deepa

  25. Aesha Shah November 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Mothers need to be strong for their children. Rajavee and Shristi are such beautiful inspiring mothers. Thanks for pouring your heart out and sharing your persona experiences. It makes me feel grateful to God for everything and every moment of my life. @Shrishti- I share my bday with your children. God bless them. Aquarians are best friends that is an Aquarian trait so your children are your friends for life and I am sure it’s difficult to fill the void of a life partner but they have your values so they will be your best support system always.

    • Rajavee November 17, 2017 at 3:44 am - Reply

      Thank you

  26. Shipra Trivedi November 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Both are such an inspiring mothers. With Shrishi, life was a bit more unfair. But I see that with her strong willpower and kid’s support, she is able to make life worth living. Thank you sharing these stories.

  27. Disha Bhandari November 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Every mother’s story is an account of love grit and survival albeit in their own special way. Loved the post.

  28. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan November 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Both stories had me bawling my eyes out. Kudos toRajavee and hubby for going through so many health hurdles and surviving strong and gorgeosus twins.
    Shrihti i salute you and your resilience. Such strength.

    • Rajavee November 19, 2017 at 6:21 am - Reply

      Thank you

  29. Nayantara Hegde November 20, 2017 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Such moving stories. Thanks for sharing these. I wish both the families a lot of love and luck. More strength to these wonderful moms. Looking forward to reading more in this series.

  30. Priyanka November 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Such heart touching stories of both Shristi and Rajavee. You both have stood strong in the toughest days of your lives. Hats off to you. Lots of blessings to the beautiful souls

  31. Tina Basu November 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    You are so inspiring. Tough days are like tests by god. You have stood by it.

  32. Sanjivini November 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these inspiring stories. I had read somewhere that a woman is weak but a mother is strong. Its true that our cgildren are our biggest strength

  33. Kinshoo November 22, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

    These were heart touching stories of two very strong and courageous moms. More power and hugs to both of you. Great job Neha.

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