The beautiful Megan Drew and 15 month old Ellie. Megan is also expecting daughter number two due mid-June! While her pregnancies have been without complication, her first labor was very traumatizing, and she hopes to have a very different experience this time around. After her water broke at 38 weeks, she rushed to the hospital not knowing she could labor at home. Contractions hadn't yet started but once admitted she was confined to bed with an IV, blood pressure cuff and monitors unable to even get up to use the bathroom. The pitocin started soon after and was up so high that she was having one continuous contraction. Megan requested an epidural, but once the anesthesiologist arrived, he was told by the nurse that she could wait. Later, she was told that her baby was in distress and against her will, with people holding her down while she screamed stop she was forced to have an internal fetal monitor placed. Her blood pressure shot up so high she had a bloody nose and staff put an oxygen mask on her to silence her screams. Soon after, her husband had to fight the doctor against performing a cesarean. At 8 cms, she began feeling the urge to push and was able to get her epidural and deliver her beautiful baby girl. Several times throughout her labor, Megan was told that she was high strung or being a baby about all the unnecessary interventions she endured. She has had to work to process her first birth and educated herself to better prepare for her second. We hope that she can have the healthy, healing experience she not only desires but absolutely deserves.