The amazing Amanda Katzer with her daughter Rhyatt (2 years 2 months). She is also 14 weeks pregnant with baby number 2. Amanda wasn’t certain she ever wanted to have children. She says that she’s not a touchy feely person and was worried that she wouldn’t love a child as much as other people seemed to love their own. She was in a rough patch in her life and found herself pregnant. She waited a full week to tell her husband as it took that long to get used to the idea and then started to get into what she’d hoped her pregnancy and would be. She found out pretty early on that Rhyatt was Frank Breech and she would have to deliver via cesarean. She had really hoped she would be able to deliver vaginally and she wanted the empowerment that she thought would come with that accomplishment. Her pregnancy was generally healthy other than intense heart burn that got so bad that near the end of her pregnancy she could only stomach water and white bread. Her birth went well and she was grateful that she had researched Frank Breech babies before her daughter was born because she came out with her legs out of the socket and up towards her head. She had to be fitted for a Pavlik Harness and then a hip brace. Amanda was worried that she wouldn’t be able to breastfeed because she just couldn’t image how she’d be able to get Rhyatt comfortable but they were able to manage and had a great relationship. Amanda experienced some significant depression postpartum but went through several doctors suspecting it may be related to her thyroid. She had half of her thyroid removed and after hearing what was left was just fine, she should start to take antidepressants. They worked amazingly well and she was able to feel so much better. She stopped taking them cold turkey when she found out she expecting again, unaware that she could continue and slipped into some really horrible days. She is still feeling very uncomfortable with her body but she wants loving herself to be her daughter’s first life lesson. She’s hoping that participating in this project is a step in that direction.