The gorgeous Tiffany Grayson and her daughter Lily (13 months). Now that Tiffany's daughter is over a year old and a toddler Tiffany has found herself very much wanting a baby. She and her husband do want more children but he says he feels bad even asking her to be pregnant again. The first few months of her pregnancy she was so sick she could barely function and right as she was about to get better she developed kidney stones. There wasn't much they could do for treatment other than provide mild pain relief and tell her to drink a lot of water. Tiffany had to be hospitalized a couple of times for rehydration and joked that she would be able to answer the age old question of whether giving birth or passing kidney stones was worse. At 39 weeks she couldn't feel her baby move so she went in to the ER for monitoring and learned her baby was breech. She was offered an external version but didn't want to put herself through more pain and decided instead to follow her doctors advice of a scheduled cesarean. Her daughter was born without incident and while Tiffany healed without issue, her first few days in the hospital were rough. She didn't react well to the morphine and threw up for the first 36 hours after birth. She was able to nurse her baby but between her incision and sickness she wasn't able to hold her much those first few days. She was able to breastfeed but found it incredibly painful and uncomfortable. She learned that they both had thrush and once she was able to get it treated things were much easier. Tiffany had planned on returning for work but as she prepared to, learned that they could no longer afford to support her decision. She had also been dealing with postpartum depression and realized she could not handle the rejection of searching for another job and ultimately chose to stay home which has been the best thing for them both.
The magnificent Melissa Wirthlin with her son Boyd (almost 3).
Melissa says she's always had body issues but never felt more beautiful than when she was pregnant. While she was relatively healthy throughout she noticed that several times during her pregnancy her OB had mentioned scheduling her cesarean. She knew that wasn't what she wanted but thought she could choose otherwise. In her third trimester, she had a scheduled appointment and before she even saw her doctor the nurse told her they had scheduled her cesarean. She was upset but the doctor insisted that her son was going to be over 10 lbs and scared her husband a bit so he encouraged her to trust in the doctors recommendation. Melissa didn't enjoy feeling as if she didn't have a choice and she felt shamed by people who judged her for scheduling a cesarean. Her son was born without complication at just over 8lbs but her recovery was difficult. Melissa had dealt with kidney stones before and during her pregnancy and had been in the hospital just days before her delivery dealing with them. She was given a lot of pain medicine and feels that helped her to feel a bit invincible after her birth. Melissa felt great and asked to be discharged the day after her son was born and her doctor allowed her to be. Once home she was in tremendous pain and immediately regretted the decision. Thankfully breastfeeding has gone very well for them. Boyd had some food aversions and wasn't regularly eating solids until about 19 months so she was grateful he was still getting the benefits of breastmilk.