The amazing Sylvia McLain with Malachi (4 3/4) and Rowan (5 months). Sylvia had a healthy pregnancy with Malachi, however, while in her 3rd Trimester her Doctor passed away unexpectedly leaving her with no one to facilitate her home birth. Immediately after, her Father fell ill and had to be put into the hospital and then hospice. Sylvia shut down emotionally and her husband stepped up to find new midwives for her last couple weeks of pregnancy. She ended up going post dates and delivered a healthy boy at home after a long labor. Sylvia's father passed away 4 days after Malachi was born so her wish of them meeting was fulfilled. She felt traumatized by the events surrounding her last months of pregnancy and decided she didn't want to have any more children. They conceived unexpectedly and ended up loosing her baby at 14.5 weeks. It wasn't until after her loss that she realized how much she really wanted that baby and tried for another. Sylvia's pregnancy with Rowan was healthy and he was born peacefully at home.