The marvelous Margo Smith Tafts with her daughter Pearl (2), she is also 26 weeks pregnant with baby number two, due May 2015. Margo was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011. She says it came on quickly and was very severe. She had to have a surgery to help her along and at stage 4, was told that she'd never be able to conceive without IVF. She began to see a naturopath and acupuncturist to manage her symptoms and quite by surprise, got pregnant with her miracle baby. Around 12 weeks she had some hemorrhaging and was told it was a threatened miscarriage. Thankfully, everything was okay and she was able to carry Pearl past her due date. Margo had planned to to deliver at home but stalled out and was transferred to hospital. Once there they started oxycitocin and gave her an epidural. Pearl's heart began to decelerate so they removed the interventions and it normalized but then continued to dip to frightening levels. Her midwife had to consult the OB and she was ultimately told she needed to have a cesarean birth. In her childbirth classes they were advised you usually have time to ask questions and think about such a decision but when she asked for 30 minutes to consider, the doctor told her they didn't have 30 minutes. Within about 15 min Pearl was born via emergency cesarean. While she was healthy and Margo's physical recovery went well, she realized after that emotionally she was struggling. Her family, her marriage and her parenting suffered for Pearl's first year until Margo final found treatment that helped. She's feeling a lot better now and is very hopeful for a much different birth this time around. She's planning for a VBAC at home and has a wonderfully supportive team of providers. Though they struggled at first, Pearl is still breastfeeding and Margo hopes to tandem feed when her new baby arrives.