She was on the fast track to being a partner in a mid-size ad agency when she gave birth to her second child, Sam, and the trajectory of her life changed.
Melissa is now a work-from-home account director for two virtual creative agencies in the Bay Area. In her free time, she drives kids from activities to appointments to playdates, bakes lots of bread, and helps her congresswoman fight for better healthcare for all Americans.
Melissa Harris's dream of being a mother again shatters when a fertility doctor tells her she may never have another child due to a physical anomaly in her uterus. Determined to persevere, she undergoes nine surgeries and a year of fertility treatments until she finally gets a positive pregnancy test — only to miscarry both twins within the first fifteen weeks.
When what she's decided will be her last attempt results in her finally becoming pregnant, she's told that this baby, Sam, is also at risk. While lying in a hospital bed for six days, trying to get to the golden standard twenty-four-week gestation mark, Melissa makes a decision — she will give this baby every chance to live, no matter what it takes.
CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE AND SAM
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Before the book there was the blog. Follow the link to read Melissa's stories of Sam's journey from tiny "Anti-Preemie" to happy & healthy 10+ year old.