The amazing Jessa Isaacs with her daughter Aria Hope (4) and son Samuel (15 months). Jessa came to motherhood unexpectedly after falling pregnant with her daughter just 9 months after she had and her husband got married. She was very sick for the first 7 months of her pregnancy. Not only was she battling constant nausea, her job was not understanding at all and her iron levels were low leading her to pass out unexpectedly. She was working retail at the time and fainted at 5 months pregnant in the front of her store. Thankfully she fell on her back and both she and baby were okay. She also had difficulty with her original doctor. She had started having contractions around 20 weeks and called the office to see what she should do. They told her to leave a message but she went to the hospital instead. She was having contractions and was monitored for some time to confirm they were slowing down but in the process her doctor called to ask if she had just been constipated. Jessa, understandably fired him and found another provider she was happy with. She was able to carry Aria to 42 weeks and had to be induced. After 20+ hours of labor she delivered her daughter vaginally and without complication even though she felt the nursing staff had been unnecessarily harsh. Jessa left hospital with her daughter after 2 days and things were great other than the fact that she was having nursing difficulties and was only able to get her to latch on one of her breasts. She had asked lactation staff for help but no one had been able to give advice as to what was going on. She thought she had inverted nipples but couldn't find anyone who would really work with her. She got several infections, tried shields but could never find help. She was hand pumping, nursing her daughter as well as she could but still being told she was somehow starving her. She finally met a nurse who was also a breast cancer survivor and had sustained her child one breast which gave her hope. Jessa tried for some time to conceive her second but it wasn't until 13 weeks along she was able to confirm pregnancy. She says she knew she was having a boy from the start. Her pregnancy was great, with far less morning sickness than her daughter's pregnancy and no fainting spells. At 39.5 weeks she went in and requested an induction out of fear for going to 42 weeks as she had with Aria. Jessa arrived at hospital and was told they started pitocin. She was checked and already 4cms dilated but found out that the nurse forgot and hadn't started anything, she had simply begun to labor on her own. The doctor was upset with hernurse and Jessa feels that telling him what happened negatively impacted the rest of her birthing experience. She was by herself and was being pushed to get an epidural. She resisted but finally consented during transition when things got intense. The nurse wanted to switch her monitoring from external to internal probe but as she attempted to insert it into her sons head Jessa felt him roll from head down to breech position. The nurse denied that anything had happened, threw away the probe and her she thought she felt her sons toes in a panic. Next the nurse said she couldn't find the heartbeat, put a mask on her face and left her all alone. Jessa laid there terrified and the nurse said her son could be dying. Just a month prior her nephew had drown and all she could think is that her family was going to lose another child. Minutes later her doctor came down, comforted her tears and found Samuel's heartbeat in seconds. He apologized for the nurse but ended up having to deliver via cesarean. Samuel was born but she wasn't allowed to hold him before they took him away. She had a break down but her doctor was there to comfort her and asked what he could do. She told him all she wanted was her son. She was finally able to see him and he latched right away. She was also able to meet with a lactation consultant who told her she didn't have an inverted nipple, she had an attached nipple and taught her how to pump through it as the only full fix was plastic surgery. She's been able to feed her son off of one breast and donate the excess. At about 4 months of life Samuel had been really ill. His stomach always sounded weird and he had really bad asthma. She had enough, demanded answers and finally discovered he had a dipramatic hernia. He has had corrective surgery and Jessa feels that he is her miracle baby. She could have lost him but he's here and has been constantly fighting. Jessa feels robbed by her cesarean due to the fact that the nurse was upset with her and hopes to have VBAC if they chose to have another child.