The wonderful Charmaine Cohen with her daughter Ariel (4) and son Charlie (3). Charmaine was pregnant for the first time at 17, but her parents forced her to terminate her pregnancy. She didn't meet her husband or start her family until later in life and was always a bit regretful. Charmaine has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but didn't have any issues conceiving. She was diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant with Ariel, but they didn't catch it until she was already quite ill and needed insulin 3 times a day. They decided to induce her one week early, but her cervix never softened. Her doctor gave her the choice of having a cesarean or likely breaking her pelvis and Ariel's arm to deliver vaginally. They chose to deliver via cesarean. While not what she expected, things went well, and she was able to breastfeed until Ariel was about 6 months old. She developed gestational diabetes again with Charlie, but they were able to identify it earlier this time. She still needed insulin and had to take one type during the day and another injection in the evening. She planned to have a cesarean this time and things were much easier. Charlie took to breastfeeding like a champ and nursed until 16 months. Charmaine feels it's important to teach her children that while they want for nothing, there is so much more to life and why we're here and how we feel about ourselves and those around us. Her participation in the project was a bit of that in practice for her family.