The gorgeous Kristin Fisher with her 18 month old, daughter Leora. Leora was a pleasant surpirse to Kristin early in her relationship with her boyfriend (now husband) and Kristin was very uncertain about pregnancy and being a mom. However, during her pregnancy she began doing lots of research and at 20 weeks switched from an OB to a hospital midwife. She was diagnosed with low platelets and thought she may have to have a cesarean birth if they dropped too low but was able to make it close to term and faced induction instead. After a long labor, Leora was born in the water. Krisin's midwife was able to be with her during most of her process and she was very grateful for it.
The beautiful Kristin Fisher and her daughter's Leora (now 2) and Luna (7 weeks) joined us for a follow up today! Kristin found out she was pregnant just two weeks after her initial 4th Trimester Bodies Project shoot. She had a healthy pregnancy and was scheduled to be induced again for low platelets. Just two hours before she was scheduled to arrive at the hospital she went into labor on her own. Contractions increased naturally and by time they fully settled into their hospital room labor was in full swing. In fact, she was able to deliver Luna into the water just about an hour after they'd arrived. Everything went beautifully well but a few hours after birth they noticed that Luna appeared to be having trouble breathing and was turning a bit blue. She was taken to the NICU indefinitely for monitoring and ended up staying for three days. Kristin says that not having answers for what was happening with her baby was very difficult. It was determined that her labor had simply progressed so quickly that Luna still had fluid in her lungs and she made a full recovery. Breastfeeding has been much more challenging this time as well. Luna has a tongue tie, has had to nurse with a nipple shield and has only gained 4 oz since her birth. Kristin hopes that continuing to use the shield will help until she can get her tongue tie revised. Kristin is otherwise adjusting well to life as a mother of two, learning slowly to manage her time between her children and get by on less sleep.