My name is Stephanie, and I am a mom of two premature babies. I’ve been affected by premature birth and know firsthand how overwhelming and challenging this journey can be.
Our oldest son was born six weeks early and our youngest was born 10 weeks early. Each pregnancy, delivery and NICU stay were completely different yet woven together through a common thread of emotion. The fear of the unknown, the realization of possibilities, the sense of guilt and isolation and acknowledgement of the overwhelming journey that lie ahead were consistent with both experiences.
As a family, we have always been very open with our story, and because of that we are connected by friends, family and social media with families that are traveling a similar journey. The courage and strength of these individuals is what inspired me to create Woven Charm. I know that my calling is to help people who find themselves in similar experiences.
I do not believe that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe a reason can come from everything that happens.
And, for me, that is Woven Charm.
photo cred: abbyanderson photography
I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
Initially, we will offer pre-assembled care packages specially curated for families who experience premature birth. With every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be used to provide support for families of infant loss.
There are many families impacted by infant loss and premature birth every year, each having different needs. Our goal at Woven Charm is to provide a variety of services to address as many of those needs as possible.
I have learned a lot through the births of both of our sons; one of the most powerful is the understanding that everyone has a story. A story that is precious and unique. And while I understand no amount of resources or support will remove the experience, we can come together as a community and provide a light during some of the darkest times in life.
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