The beautiful Elaine Becker with Justus (8), Sam (3) and Nora (21 months). Elaine had very healthy, uneventful pregnancies with all three of her children but her births were very different. Justus was born in hospital with lots of interventions. Elaine says that one intervention led to another and all in all her birth experience with him was very traumatic. She suffered from postpartum depression for several years after he was born, and didn't think she wanted any other children. It wasn't until Elaine started learning about her own birth and options that she became a self described "birth junkie" and decided she wanted more children. Sam was born at a free standing birth center and the whole experience was very empowering for her. She got pregnant with Nora soon after and decided she wanted to give birth to her at home. She says the entire experience was so normal and uneventful it didn't feel like anything remarkable had even happened, she just had a new tiny person in her bedroom with her. Elaine wasn't able to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with Justus but was able to tandem nurse Sam and Nora.