The lovely Leigh Torrence with her sons Everett (23 months) and Langston (4.5 months).
Leigh was able to conceive her boys without complication and had healthy pregnancies with them both. Her labors and deliveries were quite different, however. Her husband is in the military and got a station transfer from Florida to Baltimore midway through her pregnancy. She didn't want to leave work earlier than she had already planned so she stayed in Florida while her husband went ahead and transferred. The plan was for him to come back down the week of her due date but Everett surprised everyone by arriving three weeks early. Labor was progressing well but she was trying everything she could to slow it down so her husband could arrive in time. After about 12 hours, he was able to make it there, and an hour and a half later Everett was born without complication. Leigh was able to have the vaginal, medication free hospital birth she had desired and breastfeeding has gone well. Langston on the other hand wasn't sure he wanted to come out! She went into labor a week before he was actually born and went into hospital with her family, midwife and birth photographer. She progressed to 7cms but labor stalled out and they gave her the chance to have a Pitocin induction or go home. She had initially agreed to the induction but changed her mind and went home. She carried for another week before labor picked up again. Her midwife had been pushing for an induction but she went into labor again naturally just a day before. Things were moving slowly and they had told her if she didn't deliver by 3:00, she would need to try an epidural and if that didn't help, they would need to consider a cesarean delivery. She was able to push Langston out without any medication or intervention at 2:58. Leigh was able to continue nursing Everett through her pregnancy and she is tandem nursing both of her boys now.