Denise’s Story

Denise is a mother!

She gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy in August. Baby is now just under five weeks old.

If you haven’t read Denise’s complete story, you can find it here.

During her pregnancy, Denise was told that her baby was measuring over the 90th percentile, and she may require a caesarean section to accommodate his larger than average size. Although sometimes c-sections are medically necessary, a natural, vaginal birth is always a better option for many different reasons. In Denise’s situation, a c-section was not necessary! Her baby was born vaginally, weighing just over 8 pounds.

Denise immediately began skin-on-skin contact with her baby and introduced breastfeeding. Her and baby are now at home recovering and doing well.

I am grateful to Denise for sharing this experience with me, and allowing me to share it with you. Becoming a mother is the most powerful, emotional and rewarding time in a woman’s life. It’s simply indescribable.

little baby sucking breast mother with open eyes

Breastfeeding baby (not Denise’s).

Thank you Denise.


“Not only do I feel Karen provided me with the nutritional knowledge to have a healthy pregnancy (down to pre-pregnancy weight and clothes at 3 weeks postpartum) she provided advice and support for the total pregnancy not just nutrition. Our discussions about breastfeeding and vaginal (after threatened c-section) delivery aided significantly in our advocating for the birth we wanted. Obviously all decisions were made with mom and baby health being the top priority but we advocated heavily for immediate skin-to-skin and kept pushing the vaginal delivery.”


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