Your name: Samantha
Partner’s name: James
Baby’s birthdate: 8/5/2013
1. What is the best part of being a mom?
I feel an overwhelming sense of love and fulfillment, and an unspoken bond with my son. Being a mom has made me work even harder to be the best version of myself possible.
2.Give us the cliff’s notes version of your birth story.
I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks. After that, I had a difficult time maintaining a calm and accepting attitude for a few weeks, eagerly anticipating an early arrival of my son. After a great deal of exploring my emotions and letting go of my anxiety, I had finally settled into the end of pregnancy and embraced the concept that babies make their debut when they are ready. I had several false alarms and had begun to doubt my instincts, wondering if I would really know when I was truly in labor.