The lovely Lindsay Negrelli with her son AJ (3.5 years) and Abby (10 months). Lindsay had a healthy pregnancy with AJ. As she approached her due date, her doctor insisted on an induction. They tried first with Cytotec, then 24 hours with a Foley ball and ultimately Lindsay was stretched to 3 cms, had her water broke without her consent and was put on Pitocin that her doctor kept turning up until it was at the maximum level. Another doctor came in and inserted an internal fetal monitor, again without her consent. With all of that intervention she was only at 4cm and her baby wasn't coming. She begged for cesarean and was finally given one. Lindsay struggled with her birth afterwards and fought through many issues with thrush, plugged ducts and mastitis to be able to breastfeed her son for his first 2.5 years. She also sought out the support of ICAN and became a leader. She learned a lot about birth and had planned for a homebirth for her next pregnancy. She conceived when AJ was 18 months but lost her baby at 13 weeks. she conceived Abby soon after and sought the care of both a midwife and an OB. She once again approached her due date without going into labor. At 42 weeks she and her husband talked and decided to go one more week before intervening. At 43 weeks with no labor progress she chose to have family centered cesarean. Abby was born without issue, was immediately placed skin to skin and never left Lindsay's side. While it wasn't the birth she dreamed of at home she said the experience was night and day from her first birth and has had no breastfeeding issues this time around.