After welcoming a daughter into the world in 2014, Kim Guiley wanted another baby to complete her family. And when she fell pregnant, everything seemed to be going to plan – despite there being a few problems along the way. But when her second child finally arrived in November 2016, she and her husband Travis couldn’t have expected a shock quite like this.
Kim, a 28-year-old doula from Santa Cruz, California, is used to providing non-medical support to families before, during and after pregnancy. So when she was expecting again, she knew exactly how to make everything run smoothly, in spite of a few scares.
Indeed, Kim and Travis had already brought their first baby, Hazel, into the world three years after their wedding in 2011. And having grown up alongside her brother, Kim thought that having a son would therefore be the perfect way to complete her family. The mom’s journey, however, would be fraught with hurdles and heartbreak.