The stunning Sarah Darley with her son Liam (2 3/4).
Sarah says that she got pregnant out of wedlock very young. She was raised in a Christian household and felt that she wasn't supposed to be having sex outside of marriage let alone get pregnant. She knew her parents would be upset and embarrassed but she also knew that getting an abortion wasn't an option for her. While she has had friends make that choice because the time wasn't right she knew that even if it wasn't the right time for her, she didn't believe that her son was a mistake. Sarah had a healthy pregnancy and a medication free, vaginal delivery after a relatively short first labor. She pushed Liam out in a kneeling position so she was the one to bring him up to her chest. They chose to let his cord stop pulsating before Liam's father cut it and she was able to initiate breastfeeding. Nursing was painful for the first several months and it wasn't until Liam started having ear infections that they realized at 3 months he had a tongue tie. Breastfeeding was smooth sailing from there and she had the support of her family until he was year old and she continued to nurse until just before he turned two. Liam has had a bit of speech delay which may be related to his ear issues. He was able to start speech therapy at 18 months and has made some wonderful progress. Sarah has always struggled with her body image, she hasn't necessarily had an easier time with it since becoming a mother but says Liam has given her a different purpose.