The radiant Krystine Radford and her son Ayden (3). Krystine is also mum to fraternal twins Anastasia and Alexander (1). Krystine's first pregnancy was unexpected, and it took her and her partner a bit of time to determine what they wanted to do. She knew she wanted to keep him and thankfully her partner agreed. Her pregnancy went very well, When her waters broke, she went in for a check, but they didn't believe it had happened. The following day, she was induced because labor never started on its own. She didn't cope very will with the pain and screamed through much of her labor and delivery, but her son was born just 7 hours later with vacuum assistance at the very end. Breastfeeding was hard for the first 2 weeks, but she was able to work through it and continued until Ayden self-weaned at 16 months due to her pregnancy. Krystine and her partner tried for about 9 months to conceive before getting pregnant with her twins. Her pregnancy had been monitored early on due to concerns of viability, and it wasn't until she was at her 3rd ultrasound alone that she learned she was having twins. She had an uncomplicated pregnancy and was induced at 37 weeks. She wanted to have a natural labor but was told she had to have an epidural at 5cms. She was given an episiotomy, and Alex was born first. Once Alex was born, Anastasia wanted to flip so they had to externally help push her down. Krystine's contractions did not resume on their own, so they had to start Pitocin again as well. There were about 13 doctors and midwives in the room excited to witness a vaginal twin delivery, and the head midwife noticed that something was wrong. She told the doctor to check if the cord was wrapped on Anastasia but he said everything was okay and she kept pushing. Anastasia's cord was wrapped so tight when she was born that it had to be cut off, and it took 2 minutes to resuscitate her. The twins latched right away and are still nursing well today. Krystine plans to continue until they self-wean.