The radiant Cathrine Reuter and daughter Trinity (12 months). Cathrine had a difficult time with conception and needed turn to fertility treatments in order to get pregnant. Cathrine says that through their journey the number three was ever present, which is why they chose to name their daughter Trinity. It took three years to conceive, three attempts (two rounds of IUI and one IVF), they switched providers and were their doctors third patient, and in her successful IVF attempt, they transferred 3 embryos, one of which became Trinity. Cathrine has a history of blood clots so she had to take daily injections to manage throughout her pregnancy. She was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes but able to manage her symptoms through diet alone. Still she says she never felt better and very much enjoyed being pregnant, she never had morning sickness, slept great, looked great. She had hoped for a natural delivery in hospital with her doula as support. She had to be induced at 39 weeks and went in on schedule and was told that she couldn't have any pain medication due to her platelet levels being off. Her water broke and she continued to labor but Trinity's heart rate kept dropping so they decided to deliver via cesarean. While it wasn't an emergency, they had to put Cathrine under due to her blood issues and she was out of it for the 24 hours. Her daughter was born perfectly healthy and Cathrine says that she felt amazing after which she credits in part to ingesting her placenta. She says the only big problem was that with her age, infertility issues and thyroid condition she was unable to breastfeed. She had been counting on this and being unable to only added to the feelings of inadequacy sparked from her infertility. Cathrine says that she is still struggling and when she sees someone else breastfeeding it hurts but her daughter is healthy and happy and she's so grateful to finally be a mom.