The wonderful Deanna Waldhart with her boys Drayson (3.5) and Damien (2.5).
Deanna has always wanted to be a mother and says it's her calling. She was the first in 80 years to give birth to a boy in her family. She had a healthy pregnancy and knew she wanted to have a natural delivery but things happened much differently than she'd hoped. Deanna's water had been broken for some time and she began to get pressure to get her baby out. Her contractions were getting very hard and they asked her doula to step outside and refused to let her back in. Her doula was locked out of her room for 10 hours during which Deanna had to attempt to labor and advocate for herself without support. She was told she wasn't progressing, needed to have an epidural, more pitocin, get the baby out. She was put on oxygen, they put an internal monitor in her sons scalp because they couldn't get a read on contractions, and she was left feeling like she failed him and allowed him to get hurt while he was still inside her. Deanna's doula managed to sneak back into her room and after being told she had 15 minutes to get him out or she was having a cesarean, she was able to push him out vaginally. When Drayson was 4 months old she got pregnant again and she was determined to have the birth she desired. She was able to have a healing birth experience without the interventions and pressure that occurred during her first. When Drayson was about 18 months old, Deanna had begun to notice that something was off. He wasn't making facial expressions, he didn't have any words and his development was behind. It took a lot of evaluating to get a diagnosis but with an official diagnosis of Autism and lots of therapy, he has come so far.
Deanna says that after having two babies in less than two years her body has never been the same and she's tired of being ashamed of it. She's seen the images of women in The 4th Trimester Bodies Project before her and found them all stunning, she says this is her chance to be stunning too.
Las Vegas scholarship shoot, generously sponsored by PlacentaBenefits.info