The gorgeous Gabriella Alvarez with her sons Liam (2) and Eli (1). Gabriella gave birth to Liam when she was just 16 years old. She had a healthy pregnancy and birth and says that despite being in high school still, she felt supported. She felt her mother's disappointment but knew she would still be there for her. She was able to breastfeed Liam without complication and continued to attend high school. The following year, Gabriella had started to feel strangely and wasn't certain what was happening but had a thought that maybe she was pregnant again. She had been taking birth control to prevent pregnancy and was very scared at the thought of having another child so soon. She chose to carry on and didn't tell anyone what she thought was happening. One day at school Gabriella started having what she knew to be contractions. She stayed at school all day and when she got home had to care for her son and babysit her younger brother. That evening, once everyone was asleep, she drove herself to the local Children's Hospital not knowing where else to turn. They confirmed she was pregnant but didn't have any labor and delivery support to provide her. She told a nurse she felt like she needed to push but the nurse checked and said she wasn't ready. Gabriella asked if she could get her a commode then because she felt like she needed to use the bathroom. Once on the commode she began to push her son out and realized that his feet were coming first. His head became stuck in her cervix and he was born lifelessly. They were able to revive him and took him to NICU but she didn't even know if he was a boy or girl. They told her it was likely he wouldn't survive and transferred her to a different hospital to make sure that everything was okay with her. After about 24 hours she was able to return to find her son on full life support. Because she hadn't had any prenatal care they weren't certain of Eli's gestational age but guessed he was about 29 weeks based on his development. He spent 115 days in NICU and came home still dependent on an Ng tube but is in great health today aside from some delays. Gabriella had to drop out of school in order to care for her sons, particularly through Eli's NICU stay but hopes to finish and ultimately continue her education to some day become a Nurse Practitioner.