The wonderful Catherine De Marigny with her boys Taylor (2) and Andrew (10 months). Catherine herself is a 31 week former preemie. She had to have part of her intestine removed and went home with an ostomy then had to have another surgery to reconnect them leaving two large scars on her stomach. Other than plastic surgery for hernias and adhesions as a teen and the fact that she has worn bilateral hearing aids since she was 5 she hasn't had any major lasting issues related to her prematurity. Catherine herself is a NICU nurse and was adamant that she would never be a NICU mom. She labored with Taylor at 37 weeks and thought she was going to have a cesarean birth due to his heart rate dropping but her recovered and was able to be born vaginally after a long labor. He was very sleepy when he was born and kept forgetting to breathe and had to transfer to NICU for the next two weeks. Catherine wanted a much different experience for her second birth and found a group of midwives and a birthing center. She requested her membranes be stripped at 39 weeks and was able to delivery her healthy boy the next morning. After both of her pregnancies Catherine has suffered from Postpartum Depression that she is managing with medication. She hopes to have more children some day but wants to first continue to navigate her own mental health.