The lovely Kathryn Linde with her daughter's Skyler (2.5), Hazel and son Archer (3.5 months). Kathryn had a healthy first pregnancy with her daughter under the care of midwives. Her labor was long but her daughter's birth was without complication. Her placenta would not detach and had to be manually extracted by her midwife which Kathryn found to be very traumatizing and says that she even dealt with some PTSD surrounding the process. Kathryn got pregnant again when Skyler was about a year and a half old and even though she'd heard the babies heart beat at 7, 8 and 9 weeks it was gone at their 10 week check in. Kathryn had to have a D&C as her body did not recognize the loss and she found the grieving process to be harder than she anticipated. All she wanted was to be pregnant again right away so she turned to fertility treatments and was able to conceive again very quickly. She says she was fearful throughout the beginning of her pregnancy and didn't tell anyone she was having twins until she was 20 weeks along because she was worried something would go wrong. Her pregnancy was healthy and she found an OB that was willing to let her attempt a natural delivery. Kathryn's water broke at home just shy of 37 weeks and when she arrived at hospital everyone assumed the babies would come in no time. Her contractions began to slow however and that trend continued and they pushed for fetal monitoring she had stalled out quite a bit and opted for an epidural. After the epidural things began to progress again and Kathryn was asked to push in the operating suite. Even though that wasn't in her initial plan they were willing to allow her hospital bed in there and no artificial light so she agreed. Her son was born first in about three pushes and brought immediately to her chest, they delayed cord clamping and she was able to hold him until she felt the urge to push Hazel out about 20 minutes later. After another three contractions she was able to see Hazel but she had to be taken away for just a minute to make sure all was well. Kathryn was able to breastfeed both of her babies before they even left the operating room and is still enjoying a nursing relationship with both of them and big sister Skyler, today.