The marvelous Mattea Otten and Emmett James (15 months).
Mattea's pregnancy with Emmett came as a surprise as both she and her partner were in university. She was confused and sad initially and they waited a long time to tell anyone but once they did everything changed. Their families were excited for them and things went well throughout her pregnancy. Mattea was in nursing school at the time and in her OB rotation throughout much of her pregnancy which led to it being a really nice supportive time for her.
They chose to deliver in hospital and while it wasn't exactly the experience she had hoped for, Mattea says that everything went very well and her nurses were very pleasant and supportive. Breastfeeding has been beautiful for Mattea and Emmett and she's enjoying motherhood so much.
Sharing her story throughout this movement was important for Mattea personally and professionally. She is working as a nurse in a birth center now and enjoys seeing and supporting new moms in their journey's as well.