The phenomenal Rebecca Norlin with her 18 month old son, Skylar. She is also mother to her biological niece, Jessica (16). Rebecca was raised in a fundamentalist religious cult and suffered a great deal of abuse, both physical, verbal and psychologically through her upbringing as well as in her first marriage. Rebecca chose to leave her community and find freedom herself. In a very short time, Rebecca has sought counseling to help address the issues and pain left behind from her former life and has discovered who she really is. Rebecca is now a feminist, a doula, a mother. She oozes love and support and serenity for herself and women in general. She tried for a long time to get pregnant and feels that it's a blessing she never conceived with her former husband. She and her new husband discovered that she had been dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and sought treatment. Their doctor prescribed Metformin and while she didn't find out until months later, she ended up conceiving her son during her first week of treatment. Rebecca dealt with her PCOS and worries of gestational diabetes throughout her pregnancy, but really enjoyed finally being pregnant with the child she had wanted for so long. Rebecca works as a birth assistant and doula and had only seen birth center and home births, so having to deliver in a hospital setting due to her high risk status was difficult. She was hospitalized at 36 weeks due to severe edema, high blood pressure, preeclampsia and bleeding concerns and ended up being induced. She didn't want to have an epidural for any reason but after labor stalled decided to consent and continued to progress. Skylar wasn't descending properly, in part due to pelvic trauma that Rebecca endured during her marriage and had to be delivered with the assistance of forceps. Rebecca had every intention of breastfeeding Skylar but dealt with more complications and ended up making her own formula for him instead and was able to forge a comfort nursing bond with him as well.