Austie and her partner have experienced completing a birth plan with barely a glitch, learning they were pregnant with twins 20-weeks in, delivering those twins prematurely at only 28-weeks, and a sunny side up gender surprise.
Pregnant with her first child, Page went to the hospital due to back pain, where she was shocked to find out she was in preterm labor at just 33 weeks.
When her daughter was born after another traumatic labor and cesarean delivery, Heather was forced to face all of her fears as a NICU nurse as her daughter had totally unexpected respiratory complications and ended up in the NICU where she fought for her life for a couple of weeks.
Ingrid’s story is equal parts inspiring and difficult to hear – she shares candidly about the strain and anxiety they experienced during those months and how they learned to both celebrate their daughters growth and also grieve the harrowing experience of not knowing how things were going to turn out or when they would be able to go home.
Able to hold and spend time with him for a few hours, Lindsay and her husband faced the deepest and darkest moments of their lives – and yet Lindsay talks repeatedly of the sense of calm and peace that she felt.
A mothers expectations of pregnancy and birth are turned upside down when a sudden illness threatens her life and requires an emergency c-section at 33 weeks.