The phenomenal Hannah Kaplan and Rosalyn (10 months).
Hannah was in the midst of a cross-country trip from the Chicago area to Alaska when she stopped off at Big Sur and was overcome with the feeling that she wanted to be a mother. She wasn't in a place in her life where this felt very feasible but something was sparked within her. Hannah eventually met her now partner as they planned to become roommates. Though there was definitely a spark, they tried to avoid intimacy but she couldn't shake the feeling that she wanted to have a baby with him. They eventually began a relationship and were pleasantly surprised with her pregnancy soon after.
Hannah's pregnancy with Rosalyn went was healthy and comfortable. She began having contractions at 28 weeks but just knew that everything was okay and her body just needed to get ready. She had another scare between 30-35 weeks but was able to carry Rosalyn to term. Hannah labored and delivered without complication and remembers the moment her baby was in her arms for the first time with great emotion. Breastfeeding has been easy from the start and Hannah has settled into motherhood quite naturally and is loving this time with her partner and daughter.
Joining the collective of women, bravely embracing themselves was so important for Hannah. She wants to face her fears and show her daughter how powerful mothers are in all of their presentations.