After a smooth hospital induction and delivery with an epidural with her first and a whirlwind 4-hour unmedicated delivery with her second, Lauren knew she wanted a hospital induction with an epidural (no car babies, thank you!) While her second delivery was medically safe, it left Lauren with trauma that took over a year to recover from and the detailed preparation for her third delivery was a way to control the aspects she knew would make for a better experience and relax into the aspects of birth that are not in anyone’s control. It turned out to go (almost) exactly as planned with a few fun surprises along the way!

newborn after birth

Lauren Alexander Bio

Lauren has been married to her wife, Deanna, for six years and they live with their three children in Sonoma County, CA. Find her on Facebook and Instagram @rachellehecht.


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