The amazing Krystal Nixon with her daughter Lilianna (3) and son Declan (6 mo).
Krystal had healthy pregnancies with each of her children. She had hoped to have a natural hospital birth with her daughter but felt that her wishes weren't respected. She was made to labor on her back, told she was practicing for an epidural when she was actually given one and all around didn't feel like she had much of a say in what happened to her. She was able to have a vaginal birth and initiate breastfeeding without complication but knew she wanted to do things differently next time. Krystal was able to give birth to Declan at home and had an amazing, healing experience doing so. Breastfeeding has gone very well this time also. She weaned Lilianna at 5 months after struggling to keep up with a pumping routine but says with her second baby she's been able to figure things out much more comfortably.