The lovely Nisa Johnson with her children Elijah (9), Sophia (6.5), Micah (4) and Obadiah (21 months). Nisa adores motherhood and has very much enjoyed every bit about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and raising children. She said that she knew since she was very little that she wanted to be a mom and that she'd try really hard to be a good mom. All 4 of her pregnancies have been very healthy, but her births have been quite different. She had hoped for a natural delivery with a labor at home, but it took her 4 tries to get there. For her first labor, she was 2 weeks overdue and had to be induced. She labored for a long time and was just exhausted, so she opted for the epidural and Elijah came soon after. Sophia was breech, and they tried a painful external version to turn her, but her heart rate was dropping so she had to be delivered by emergency cesarean. Her third pregnancy, she had hemorrhoids that had to be surgically removed in her doctor's office, and her water broke. They wanted her to go straight to the hospital, but she wanted to see her family and labor hadn't really started so she went home to see her children, eat lunch and do lots of walking to kickstart things. The hospital called concerned, and eventually she went in to deliver Micah in a very well supported VBAC without complication. With Obadiah, she got as close to what she'd always imagined. She labored at home and felt contractions, so she thought it was time. She went into the hospital and found she was only 3 cms the same she was the day before so they sent her home. She labored back at home, got some sleep and went back to the hospital to deliver him within the hour. She's been able to successfully breastfeed all four of her children for about 18 months as well. Nisa says she chose to participate in the project because of her desire for her daughter AND sons, "I want them to know that motherhood, pregnancy, squishy bellies, breastfeeding, all of it is beautiful. All of it. Before, during, and after. I want them to be proud of themselves and their spouses and recognize the beauty of it all." She is also grateful to have a supportive husband who shared the same values and beliefs about pregnancy and childbirth and motherhood.