The fabulous Jennifer Fraley with her sons Gabriel (3) and Noah (10 months).
Jennifer had a difficult pregnancy with Gabriel and developed preeclampsia near the end. She was seeing a midwife and planning for a natural hospital birth. They chose to induce due to her blood pressure, but after a week in the hospital she still wasn't progressing and the decision was made to have a cesarean birth. Jennifer was disappointed but says she has made peace with it. She was able to breastfeed Gabriel for 15 months. In April of 2013, Jennifer had a miscarriage. She went into the midwife but she couldn't find a heart beat. She waited another week, and still had no heartbeat before deciding to to go ahead and have a D&C. Before the procedure, she requested an ultrasound which revealed with certainty that the pregnancy wasn't viable. Her pregnancy with Noah went very well and she was able to have her VBAC. Breastfeeding has been a bit of a struggle for Jennifer and Noah. She has had to supplement and had a lip and tongue tie corrected to try to help with weight gain. While she has had to continue supplementing, she's grateful that they've been able to continue their nursing relationship.