This mama right here is one of the strongest women I’ve had the pleasure to get to know! When I first met her last spring, I would have never guessed the difficulty she had been facing throughout her pregnancy. She has such a calm and kind presence, paired with a smile that was seemingly always there. No sign of hardship. As I got to know her more I found out she had been battling with Hyperemesis Gravidarum – which, for those who don’t know, is a condition that comes along with extreme nausea and vommitting throughout pregnancy (morning sickness x100). Because of this condition, Karin had to have quite a bit of extra care during her pregnancy (even had to have a Zofran pump).
Karin and her husband Ben’s story really tugged at my heartstrings. Not only was she facing this incredibly challenging condition, but they went through quite a lot to get their sweet baby boy in the first place. Every birth story deserves to be documented, but I’m extra glad that it worked out for me to be a part of theirs.
You can read all about Karin’s journey through her pregnancy as well as her birth story over on her personal blog!
Here’s a glimpse of baby Jacob’s birth.