The amazing Erin Rominger with her son Boyd Alan (6 months). Erin was born at home herself and always just anticipated that she'd have a natural delivery. She felt really great throughout her pregnancy and though she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, didn't have any related complications. Due to her husband's promotion, they had to make a major move and buy a new house when she was in her third trimester. She was lucky to find a childbirth collective to help support her in education and options for the remainder of her pregnancy and hired both a birth and postpartum doula. Erin chose to deliver in a hospital with her husband and doula present. She was very nauseous through her labor and was only able to drink water. As it neared the end, she began to feel very strange and out of it. By the time Boyd was born, Erin was so out of it; she wasn't able to hold him, and there was a lot of concern as to what was going on with her. Her husband was able to stay with Boyd, found him donor milk and had a nurse help him finger feed since Erin wasn't able to nurse him. There were a lot of tests run, talks of HELLP syndrome or pre-eclampsia and it was ultimately determined that she just had dangerously low sodium levels. Erin recovered within a few hours and was finally able to attempt to nurse her son. She dealt with pain the first months but was able to work through it and is still nursing now.