Stephanie Murphy tried to get pregnant for many years. The woman has passed many unpleasant moments, including miscarriages.
In June, she found out that she was pregnant. The woman and her husband rejoice in their happiness really a lot. However, after only 20 weeks, Stephanie had preterm labor and her baby was too small to survive.
Unlike previous miscarriages, Stephanie began to have milk this time.
“I thought, ‘Ugh, this is so cruel. I don’t even have a baby to feed and now I’m going to have this milk and that’s just so unfair.’ It’s another stab to your heart when you’re already grieving and hurting,” Murphy said.
At that moment, she and her husband came up with the idea of giving milk to children who need it.
“I thought, just because I don’t have a baby I still have this liquid gold they call it, why not provide that to somebody else?” she said.
The director of the NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank explains that every year the number of women who have lost their children and decided to donate milk is growing significantly.
“It serves a purpose in many ways. It keeps their hormones level,” the director said.
“It gives them a reason to get up in the morning. Often times when these moms are grieving, having a routine that these moms go through can often help with the grieving process.”
Stephanie repeatedly admitted that that good deed helped her and her family survive the great loss they faced in the fall of 2018.
“I can’t give it to my own baby, but I can give it to someone else who needs it.”