After a c-section with her twins two years prior, Nicole fought hard for a VBAC with sweet Robbie. She traveled with laughter, doubt, and the unwavering support of her husband and her sister. With her twins, she never fully dilated due to the positioning of the babies. This time, she got to 10 - and then pushing turned out to be the hardest part of all. With her OB tied up in an emergency surgery for many hours and the nurses shortstaffed, she pushed, she waited, she pushed some more. And just when she thought she was heading for another c-section, she did it. She pushed out her sweet Robbie.
Nicole's strength astounded me. In far-less-than-ideal circumstances, she dug deep and found her power. These are the moments that I will never forget, that make this work so incredible.
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