Hi, I am Julie. Mama to my angel, Aubrey Rae, who was born still on 9/29/2020 at 39 weeks. After a completely healthy pregnancy, my world was turned upside down when I was told that my daughter no longer had a heart beat because her umbilical cord had gotten wrapped around her neck while she was moving into the birth canal.
The hours, days, and months since changed me in a way that words cannot explain. I realized the need to advocate for myself, my daughter, and my family for everything we needed- time off of work, attention from providers, questions relating to what it was that the insurance company was telling me that we needed to pay for. I was no longer going to let the world tell me what I was entitled to as I was learning my way through grief. I was going to make sure that I had full control over whatever it was that I needed.
Advocating for myself became my way of parenting my daughter, and I now want to advocate for you and your angels as well.