The amazing Amy Baio and 14 month old Patrick (Paddy). Amy had a wonderful pregnancy and labored naturally for 53 hours. With her midwife and doula's urging and her apparent exhaustion, Amy consented to an epidural and was able to deliver vaginally. Like many of the women who have been brave enough to participate in this project, Amy credits her son and her dedication to motherhood for saving her life. She is sexual abuse survivor who has struggled with alcoholism and eating disorders but has learned to love and value herself through her journey to motherhood.