The beautiful Kathleen Bieker with her daughter Agnes (10 months). Kathleen has epilepsy and she and her husband waited for quite a long time to conceive because of her health. After about 5 years of her seizures increasing and being uncertain if pregnancy was safe for her, Kathleen made the choice to undergo brain surgery. The procedure took about 8 hours and she had a month of recovery but a year out her doctors gave her the green light and she was able to quickly conceive Agnes. Kathleen had a healthy and uneventful pregnancy. She had hoped to have a midwife assisted home birth but couldn't find a provider she felt really comfortable with so she ended up choosing a midwife in hospital. While Kathleen loved her provider, she still didn't care much for the hospital experience. Her water had broke independently but labor never started, after two days, she went into the hospital and the decision was made to start pitocin which she didn't enjoy. Still, she was able to birth her daughter herself into her husband's hands. It was important to her that his touch and voice were the first she felt and heard. Anges was immediately placed on Kathleen's belly and she crawled independently to her breast and began nursing right away. Breastfeeding was difficult at first due to latch and oversupply but she's powered through and still going strong today. Kathleen said that this moment for her was about celebration. Celebrating Agnes' birth, their breastfeeding relationship and their upcoming birthdays.