The incredible Emily DeAno with her son Grayson (3). Emily is also pregnant with her second child due in July. Both of her pregnancies have been wonderful. She's been healthy, active and able to really enjoy being pregnant. Her first birth, however, was exactly what she didn't want. She'd hoped for an intervention free, natural birth in hospital and ended up with all the interventions she'd hoped to avoid. She's planning on giving birth to her second child at home with midwives and is incredibly excited about the opportunity. Emily says that motherhood in generally has made her who she is but her breastfeeding journey in particular stands out as one of her most defining moment. Grayson nursed well and weaned just as she found she was pregnant. Through her breastfeeding experience, Emily pulled on resources in her community that she felt hadn't been fully utilized and integrated before and has made it her mission to make those things more accessible to her local community. Emily has built, from the ground up, a wonderful hospital based breastfeeding support center and boutique, The Nurturing Nook to support the women in her local area. Emily says that she wasn't really raised to love herself or her body and as she's come into adulthood and motherhood has had to forge that path on her own and her intentions in motherhood include creating that positive environment for her children.