The stunning Santina Maiolatesi Jachero. Santina is mother to Geovany (9), Anna (6) and Lorenzo (4).
Santina has had healthy pregnancies with all of her children and a variety of birth experiences. Her first son was born in hospital with an epidural and she didn't have the experience that she desired but felt that she did the things she was supposed to. With her daughter, she had hoped to have a medication free birth but ended up with another epidural and an unnecessary Pitocin line. This paved the way for her second son to be born at home. She hired a doula and a midwife and planned to deliver at home. She had contacted her midwife several times to let her know that she was in active labor, but she never made it so she had a surprise, unassisted homebirth with just her husband, doula and dear friend doula present. Santina has breastfed all three of her children and just weaned Lorenzo about a year ago. She wanted to participate in this movement to celebrate her strength and the strength she sees in other mothers.