When I was pregnant with Boogie, my introverted nature was in overdrive. Those around me couldn’t believe that I wasn’t jumping at the chance to post about my pregnancy on social media. They wondered why I didn’t want to share the wonderful news.
I’ll tell you..
Pregnant women are targets; when a woman becomes pregnant, her chances of being killed raise significantly. Society focuses on the spouses of these women, and in many cases that is the correct lead; however that wasn’t my concern.
It was the women who were looking for babies to take and pass off as their own. They scared me immensely.
I consider myself to be pretty street savvy, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the what-ifs. Not to mention, this exact type of case had occurred right here in Colorado about a year before I got pregnant, and was working its way through the justice system during my pregnancy.
I remember catching pieces of the story and telling hubby that these types of stories were the reason why I wanted to remain off of social media. I didn’t want to run the risk of gaining the attention of anyone who could do me and our unborn child harm.
Thankfully, my pregnancy was uneventful and Boogie came into the world with no problems, but I still find myself on high alert at times. When we’re out and about, I’m constantly scanning, making sure that things are not amiss.
Looking back on it all now, I realize that I might have been a bit paranoid, but I just couldn’t fathom the thought of something happening to my child. He was desperately wanted and we loved him so much already.
I can’t say for sure how I’ll react if I do become pregnant again. I”ll just have to trust in God and acknowledge that He got me through one pregnancy, He can get me through another.