The lovely Lyndal James with her daughters Charlie (8) and Maisie (11 weeks) and son Max (5). Lyndal also has a step son aged 4. She had pretty straightforward pregnancies without complications each time around. With her second two, she ended up in the hospital at around 28 weeks with some bleeding but it stopped on its own, and things were fine. With her first two pregnancies, she says she wasn't overly educated about childbirth and wasn't very happy with her birth experiences. She went to the hospital, and experienced intervention after intervention and they were both vacuum-assisted deliveries with epidurals. She's done some midwifery training in the interim and decided to try things differently before Maisie's birth. She hired a doula this time around and was able to labor at home for a long time. Maisie was born naturally, and they were able to go home the next day. Lyndal didn't have any issues breastfeeding but also didn't have a lot of support with her eldest two. She stopped at 3 months with Charlie and 6 months with Max. She planned to make it at least 12 months with Maisie and has had some issues with latching and weight gain but feels that they've finally hit their stride. Lyndal feels that women, and especially mothers, are rarely, if ever depicted honestly in our society in our media. She chose to lend her voice and her image as a part of changing that.