Alexa Rosenau (28) and Pearl (10 months). Alexa experienced three miscarriages prior to Pearl.
Alexa shares -
"I've gained an incredible amount of confidence since having a baby and have never felt more womanly. After experiencing three losses I feel so empowered to have had a healthy pregnancy and birthed a beautiful baby girl, I've now breastfed her for 10 months. It's an incredible feeling to know what your body is capable of!
Being a parent is the hardest, most rewarding thing I've ever done. Nothing prepares you for the sleepless nights (which continue at 10 months postpartum), the raging hormones, all the cluster feeds , etc. I have an amazing husband and I'm so blessed to be going through this journey with my best friend. I couldn't be the mom I am without him. I've also really leaned on my own mom for support and knowledge. My entire family has been an amazing support system. I'm still learning and figuring out the kind of mom I want to be, but I've enjoyed each and every moment of it.
Don't be too concerned with the details. I struggled with my birth plan not going to plan, and struggled with breastfeeding starting with a rocky start. I hyper focused on the details. The farther I get from birth I realize the details don't matter as much. I have a beautiful baby girl and I'm in love with being her mom. So what I didn't get to do delayed cord clamping, or had to give her a little bit of formula when she lost a lot of birth weight. She has made me a better person.
I've felt incredibly empowered since pregnancy and birth. I hope that my own story can be comforting to somebody who has had the same struggles I've had."