The beautiful Melissa Beeton with her daughters Sarie (4) and Emilia (6 months). Melissa got pregnant with Sarie when she was just 18. She was 6 weeks pregnant with her at her senior formal and delivered just after turning 19. She had a pretty rough pregnancy due to symphysis pubis dysfunction and couldn't walk very well throughout her last trimester. It also made it very hard to give birth. She ended up having to be induced and then endured a cascade of interventions. Sarie was born on her due date at 40 weeks. She was able to initiate breastfeeding without issue and breastfed for 15 months. Melissa had bad postnatal depression for her first six months of motherhood. She attributed it in part to having to leave school and her friend group so early and not knowing anyone else who had entered motherhood yet. She eventually joined a mothers group and found the support she needed. She had a wonderful second pregnancy with no complications at all. She went 4 days overdue and had a vaginal delivery. Emilia was born with shoulder dystocia, likely because she was born at 11 lbs. While that was difficult, she was able to breastfeed right away and hasn't experienced any postnatal depression this time around. Melissa has struggled with her body but is finally settling into the body she has and learning to be proud of it for herself and her daughters.