Lori Frazier – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience


I was pregnant with my last child (son). I was at risk of losing him. I had high blood pressure, I had placenta Pre-via, and I was overweight.

I was at work doing inventory. And we were about to get robbed. My son’s father was out in the parking lot and discovered that we were about to get robbed. He quickly ran into the facility I was in and told me to come on and leave. I was the manager, and I could not leave the employees. So I immediately ran to the office and notified the police. As I was on the phone with them, I was shaking. Police came and arrested guys, and that’s when it hit. 

I went into shock. I was bleeding everywhere. I disturbed my pregnancy with nervousness. I was taken to the hospital. That’s when I was told I miscarried the one, and he could not be saved. But the other one is still in me and will survive only if I take off work. That means complete bed rest. So, I was willing to cooperate because I did not want to lose my other son. He would have been my one and only son. It was hard to stay on bed rest with two other children (girls at that!)Even though their dad was present, I could not keep still. 

Then, the spotting happened. I went to my doctor, who transferred me to the emergency room. I was losing my other son. So, that’s when it hit me. I have to do it right. But the doctor has a different idea from me. I was hospitalized for two months until I delivered my son. Even though I was against staying, I stayed. I was so bored at the hospital, but it was best for me. I was eating the right foods, resting, and exercising. 

And I did have my son early. He weighed only 1 pound 11 ounces. It was still a scare because of all the symptoms predicted. Yes, I said predicted. But we beat all the odds, and I now have a 24-year-old son who is as healthy as an ox. 

To practice resilience, I talk to myself about the situation, and I pray a lot. 

In certain situations, you must do what is right to survive. 

Take all proper measurements.

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