The adorable Arely Stephens and her daughter Elise (20 months). She is also the mama to Ian (7). Arely moved from Mexico to the US when she was just 16. She met her future husband just a few months after and got pregnant with her son when she was just 21. Arely had an awesome healthy pregnancy and assumed she'd have a great natural childbirth but in retrospect doesn't feel she was as educated as she could have been. She went into labor and went to the hospital and after stalling out and having Ian disengage she had to have an emergency cesarean. She was given lots of pain medicine as she didn't have an epidural and spent the next day knocked out. When she finally came to she refused any further pain medicine and demanded her baby. He had been given so much formula that he had difficulty nursing. She tried over the next couple months but ultimately could not nurse him. They tried for some time before getting pregnant and again and Arely had hoped for a VBAC. She pushed her doctor, but living in a very small town they would not let her try so she scheduled a repeat cesarean. Things went much better this time and Arely was able to initiate breastfeeding immediately and after setting small goals for herself is still nursing Elise today.