The glorious Jane Govednik with her son Brian Jr (5 months old today!). Jane was very apprehensive about pregnancy and while she knew she wanted children, she put it off for some time because she was anxious about something possibly going wrong. Once she got pregnant, everything went wonderfully well. She loved every bit it of and was grateful that none of her anxieties rung true. Brian's actual delivery was also relatively smooth. Once she reached transition, she only pushed for 20 minutes before he was born. He had compressed his cord during delivery and needed a bit of help immediately after birth but is perfectly healthy today. The part of Jane's story that was traumatic for her was her early labor and the way she was treated by the hospital staff. Her water broke at home and she chose to go right to the hospital. Once there she was kept in triage for several hours. She started to become very anxious about not being able to speak with her doctor and the lack of reassurance that her plan would be followed. Her fears about pregnancy had carried over to the birthing process and she wanted reassurance that her baby was okay and that she would receive an epidural as soon as possible. She was eventually transferred to a prenatal floor to wait for labor to pick up but was never given access to her doctor, nor confirmation that they were interested in following her plan. She even had a doctor condescendingly ask if she was aware of the other people in the room, suggesting she had lost touch with reality. Her anxiety grew but shortly after she was finally transferred to labor and delivery and given her epidural. Jane is absolutely in love with motherhood and feels that it's what she was truly made for.