The fantastic Jenny Fullerton with her children Chase (almost 5), fraternal twins Eli and Bryce (3) and Grace (8.5 months). Jenny had a textbook first pregnancy with Chase. Things went really well and other than some morning sickness in her first trimester, she felt great and was able to have an uncomplicated vaginal delivery in hospital. Her second pregnancy went very well and when she went in for her first ultrasound at 20 weeks was surprised to learn that she was carrying twins. She unexpectedly went into labor at 30 weeks 4 days and delivered via cesarean. Her boys were taken to NICU and Eli developed a bilateral Grade III IVH and post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Bryce was able to come home in 38 days and Eli spent 44 days in NICU. Eli had to have a reservoir placed and ultimately underwent a endoscopic third ventriculostomy/choroid plexus cauterization procedure (ETV/CPC) to treat his hydrocephalus. He's been doing great since. Her pregnancy with Grace was a little more taxing. Jenny's doctor was worried that she may go into premature labor again so she had to have progesterone shots throughout her pregnancy which made her feel really sick without out. She went into labor with Grace at 39 weeks and was able to have a successful VBAC without complication.
Jenny has been able to breastfeed all of her children. She nursed directly with Chase for three months and then pumped exclusively until he reached a year. She was able to nurse the twins in NICU and then pumped exclusively for them as well. She's been able to nurse Grace exclusively without any issues. Two years after her twins were born, Jenny realized she was suffering from PTSD and sought treatment. Almost immediately after Grace was born, she realized she was facing some Postpartum Depression but is doing well with the help of her doctor and therapist.
Jenny has always had a difficult time with her body image and wants to embrace her accomplishments and celebrate her journey through motherhood.