The beautiful Brittany Miller with her daughter Kaelyn (16 months). Brittany had to have surgery to remove her gall bladder and was given a pregnancy test just before hand. Both she and her husband thought they saw two faint lines but the nurse insisted it was negative. Brittany was put under, had her gall bladder removed and as soon as she woke up her husband took her to get a digital test. She took the test and it immediately read pregnant. She was very concerned that the anesthesia and pain meds would have a negative effect on her pregnancy so she didn't take anything and tried to immediately get into the doctor. She was able to get an appointment the following week and confirmed her pregnancy. Her doctor assured her that since she'd only been under for about 30 minutes, everything should be okay. Both she and her husband are active duty Air Force and he had to be away for most of her pregnancy, from about 12 weeks until just 3 weeks before their daughter was born. She had a very healthy pregnancy and had hoped to have a natural birth in hospital, she knew she wanted to be able to walk or stand through contractions, use a yoga ball and physically move around. Near the end of her pregnancy she felt like everyone was on watch, her husbands parents would come and just wait in case the baby would come and she says she felt she was on Panda watch. At 40 weeks and 2 days her doctor chastised her for going post dates and requested an induction as soon as possible. Brittany says she was scared into consenting and went to the hospital soon after. She had already started having contractions but they began pitocin anyway and she had to be confined to the bed. She felt like everything had been taken away from her. As she lay in bed, hooked up to the monitors she began to see her daughters heart drop and knew that it wasn't normal. She wanted the support of her family but felt like everyone was so excited for the baby to come and their roll in her life to begin that her labor wasn't about her and she just didn't have the support she needed. Her doctor came in and told her she needed to have a cesarean and she completely broke down. She was taken for surgery and wiggled one arm free so she could pull the curtain aside and see her daughter when she heard her cry. Kaelyn was born healthy and Brittany made it clear that she wanted to breastfeed as soon as possible. They told her she could have her daughter as soon as she could wiggle her toes and she fought to move them as soon as possible. Breastfeeding has gone amazingly well and Brittany is still nursing on demand at home and pumping three times a day at work. While she's reconciled some of her feelings she had a difficult time with how drastically different her birth was from her desire and knows that she'll hire a doula when she's pregnant again. Brittany says that she criticized for her body much of her life - asked in school if she threw up her food and told that she'd never be able to birth a baby with such small hips and she'd never be able to feed a baby with such tiny breasts. She's now more proud of her body than ever because it's done both of those things. She's even grown to enjoy her scars, her gall bladder scar where she learned her daughter existed and her cesarean scar where she entered the world.