The lovely Lindsey Patel with her mother Angela McGreal and children, Nathan (5), Elizabeth (3) and Zachary (1.5). Lindsey had three very healthy pregnancies and all vaginal births. Her first was a few days late, her second born right on her due date and her third arrived a few days early and was her easiest birth so far. Lindsey nursed all of her children until about 18 months when her next pregnancy caused them to wean. She had enjoyed how carefully spaced they were and had always hoped to complete her family at 4. Devastatingly, Lindsey just lost her fourth pregnancy due to a blighted ovum. She had to have a D&C, and while they thought they had gotten everything, her following cycle still showed evidence of miscarriage. She and her husband are currently struggling with whether or not to try again.
Angela had healthy pregnancies and three natural deliveries as well. Her children were also all born two years apart. She was born and raised in Chicago and worked her way to a high-level stock broker while very pregnant with her first. She then chose to shift gears and stay home to raise her children but took that job just as seriously as her previous career. Angela loves motherhood and even more so the transition to the grandmother of her four grandchildren.