The amazing Nona Jenson, mother to Lennox (5) and Leo (3). Nona had healthy pregnancies with each of her boys and planned homebirths. She was diagnosed with placenta previa and had to put her plans on hold for much of her pregnancy but at her 35 week scan her placenta had moved up, and she was able to birth at home. Her water never broke, but labor continued to progress, which was great, as it was thick with meconium and would have required a hospital transfer. Her labor itself was long, and she had hoped to deliver in the water but every time she got in, labor stalled out. So plans changed, and Lennox was born in bed without complication with two midwives and an assistant. Her second pregnancy was wonderful as well. Her water broke this time which she found surprising and things progressed very quickly. She was determined to have a water birth, so everyone rushed to get the tub filled in time. After only about an hour and a half of active labor Leo was born into her husband's arms and brought up to her chest. She was able to nurse each of her boys for their first six months of life before weaning. Through her personal experiences and that of those close to her, she has become an advocate for supported birth choices such as doulas, midwives and homebirth.