The amazing Abigail Priest with her son Alexander (14 months). Abigail is a young mother who says that she had a pretty typical pregnancy and birth experience. While her pregnancy was without complication for her son she lost 20 lbs throughout due to illness. Abigail labored and delivered at home in the water under the care of a midwife. While Alexander was born very healthy, she hemorrhaged a bit and refused to go to hospital. For the next four weeks she found herself very weak and experienced some fainting spells as her body recovered. Breastfeeding has gone very well and Alexander is still nursing strong today.
Abigail has very much struggled with her body postpartum getting used to her stretch marks and new breasts has been a shift and she has had trouble adjusting to seeing a person in the mirror she doesn't quite recognize. Abigail said that her reason for participating is trying to help get some of her self love back.