The stunning Marije Storteboom with her daughters Rosalie (9) and Katherine "Kathie" (7 months). Marije has had a difficult time conceiving both of her girls due to endometriosis. She was able to get pregnant with Rosalie without any intervention but did need IVF to conceive Kathie. Marije felt wonderful through her pregnancies and had traditional births at home without any complications. Her midwife told her that Kathie's birth was one of the most beautiful she'd ever been present for with just Marije and her husband in the bathroom together and the midwife tucked away if they needed her. Marije's motherhood journey has been a bit more conflicted recently. At 4 weeks old, after coming down with her third infection, Kathie was diagnosed with severe congenital neutropenia. A rare condition that causes affected individuals to be prone to recurrent infections; something that is understandably more dangerous in small children. Because of this, Kathie is very often quite sick, in and out of the hospital, and has to receive daily injections. Like many parents of sick children, Marije struggles with knowing that her daughter has to endure things to make her better that also, often cause her a lot of pain. She is very grateful that her medicine which costs about €1,000 per day is covered by their healthcare here in the Netherlands. Marije loves being a mother and says that she'd love to have many more children, her daughters are amazing and have taught her so much.