The amazing Ashly Tye-Robins with her youngest Emmett (2 weeks). Ashly is also mama to Caleb (12), Andie (9) and Angus (4). Ashly was able to see midwives for all of her pregnancies. Caleb was born at home without complication. Her second pregnancy ended with an unattended homebirth. She asked her midwife to leave during labor and things progressed much more quickly than she imagined. Her daughter came out without any pushing still in her caul. The person meant to catch her ended up letting her fall. Her cord wrapped around and as her sac broke she inhaled it. Ashly's mom was able to save her just as the paramedics arrived. Because of the trauma involved with Andie's birth Ashly chose to have Angus and Emmett in the hospital. Angus was born a bit prematurely at 36 weeks but didn't require a hospital stay and Ashly found Emmett's birth to be very healing. She's been able to successfully breastfeed all 4 of her babies. Ashly also parents as a person affected by OCD. She doesn't suffer from compulsive behaviors but has obsessive thoughts that are difficult to control, many of which involve her children. She has been able to manage her disorder with behavior therapy and interrupting her thoughts with action.