When America Ferrera announced her pregnancy on New Year’s Day, she couldn’t have imagined the state of the world just a few months later. But time passes and babies keep on growing, and Ferrera is now facing giving birth in the midst of a pandemic — and she’s thinking of other moms in her same position across the world. At times like this, Ferrera reminds us that we can’t take the miracle of motherhood for granted, and the strength of women everywhere bringing new life into the world under devastating circumstances. Today and every day, moms are heroes. Don’t forget it.
Ferrera shared her inspirational words on Instagram alongside an intimate look at her pregnancy journey. Ferrera cups her growing baby. bump and smiles — no make-up, no filter, just Ferrera and her growing baby.
“As this baby grows inside and I attempt to breathe through the fears and unknowns of this time, I am thinking of all you other mamas bringing new life into this world right now,” she wrote. “And also of all the women across generations and centuries and borders who have and are currently birthing new life in the midst of so many extraordinary and daunting circumstances.”
“Life is a miracle, and mamas make it possible through their strength and power,” she added. “Hang in there pregnant mamas! We got this.”
She’s right — moms have always been making miracles happen. We could worry endlessly about “what ifs” right now, but let’s follow Ferrera’s lead and focus on what we know instead. Moms have always persevered when it comes to their kids, and we’re going to get through this together.
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