The radiant Claire Rigby with her son Elliott (22 months). Claire's daughter will be arriving via cesarean on the 9th of October. Claire's first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. She conceived Elliott quickly her very next cycle. Claire had a smooth and relaxed pregnancy for the most part. She had some bleeding at 18 weeks that led to her spending two nights in the hospital, but everything ended up being okay. At around 36 weeks, she started to have some pelvic discomfort and wore a belt for the rest of her pregnancy. Claire had thought she'd have a peaceful and beautiful labor that built up slowly, but she lost her mucous plug and was immediately full on with lots of pain. She laid on the bathroom floor asking her husband for an epidural which was not in her birth plan. She ended up going to the hospital the next morning, but she wasn't progressing quickly enough, so they gave her pitocin to dilate to 9.5cms. She pushed and then discovered there was a lip in her cervix. An internal monitor revealed that Elliott's heart rate was dropping, and after 31 hours of labor, she was taken in for a cesarean. After experiencing the whole process with Elliott's labor and delivery, Claire decided from the start to deliver her daughter via cesarean and just get her out in the safest way possible. She's been a lot more tired this pregnancy and has experienced pelvic pain from about 12 weeks on. Otherwise, things have gone well. Claire breastfed Elliott until about 5 months old when her milk supply dropped off. When she was 4 months postpartum, her husband got very sick unexpectedly. What they thought was just the flu led to her finding him unresponsive. He ended up hospitalized in a coma for days with multi-organ failure. Her husband was hospitalized for a short time and ended up on dialysis. Thankfully, he has made a recovery. Claire kept it together for awhile but eventually realized that she was experiencing some postnatal depression. She's been able to seek treatment through a psychological nurse and plans to continue sessions to continue feeling better. Claire and her family are looking forward to the arrival of her daughter in just a few short weeks!