Hello Bub is dedicated to the mums-to-be who are in difficult situations or crisis pregnancies. I saw a need for a place online where women could be encouraged, because I remember all too well the distress of being pregnant with a child that was deemed less than perfect, in a pregnancy where my health was also somewhat endangered. I desperately needed someone to tell me to keep going, to have faith, that it would be worth it. Thankfully I did have people around me to support me, but not all women do.
At that time of my first pregnancy, I turned to the internet to find out more about other women that had faced the same/similar circumstances, and found that it made all the difference to know others had been there. I believe real experiences speak louder than anything, and so I conceived of the idea of a site where women could share their stories of having faced difficult pregnancy situations themselves.
My hope is that by reading these stories, women who are facing difficulties while pregnant may receive the hope and encouragement they need to persevere through the difficulties. I believe that pregnant women should all be given the support and respect that they need as women and mothers. So for you who are looking for love and encouragement wherever you can find it, this is the place.
My name is Ana O’Brien. I am married with four kids, two boys and two girls. The inspiration for this site is my firstborn, my daughter Sarai who was born at 22 weeks and did not survive the delivery. Since then I’ve been able to see the value of life, however young, and however invaluable it may be deemed by others. For that reason, I’d like to encourage young mums and ladies that find themselves in difficult pregnancy situations by sharing my experience and for others to share theirs also. I hope that our stories will make the prospect of birthing a child in a less than ideal situation feel less scary, more joyful and overall just possible.