The lovely Laura Gregg and her son Alexander (27 months). Laura was able to conceive Alexander without issue within about 6 months of trying. She chose to have her prenatal care and deliver in a midwife-centered birthing facility supervised by OBs. At her first appointment at just 6 weeks along, she was labeled as high risk, simply because of her weight. The midwife insisted upon weighing her at every visit even though she was losing weight rather than gaining it. A few weeks later, she was sent for a consult with the OB due to her high risk status. She passed all of the tests, and he said it was ridiculous that she'd been labeled as high-risk when he saw absolutely no risk factors. She was able to switch midwives and saw someone else for the remainder of her pregnancy. The OB was incredibly supportive all the way through, and Laura very much credits him for getting her through the pregnancy and feeling confident in herself. At 41 weeks and 6 days, she went into labor and requested that she be left alone to peaceful labor by herself. They checked in with her from time to time, but she sent them away until her last hour of labor when her waters broke and things got more intense. Alexander was born in the hospital birthing pool without issue. Laura says she was very proud of herself and wanted to go back to the midwife who had made her feel bad about herself to tell her that just because she's overweight her body is not broken; it can do things exactly as it's supposed to. Breastfeeding was difficult at first due to latching issues, but she had the support of the midwife who helped every time she needed something. After about 12 weeks they hit a stride, and Alexander is still breastfeeding today. Just before he turned 1 year old, Laura was diagnosed with postpartum anxiety. Most of the anxiety centered around her being worried that something would happen to her and she'd leave her son behind. She got to the point where she was had attacks so bad; she thought she was going to die. While she still has twinges of anxiety from time to time, she's gotten through it and is doing much better now.