There’s really no rhyme or reason to pregnancy symptoms. Morning sickness, fatigue, food aversions — as far as anyone can tell, it mostly comes down to luck.
As she carried her first child earlier this year, Tanna Niemeier seemed to have especially bad luck. She found herself suffering a painful hemorrhoid outbreak — a problem some moms face while pregnant.
When Southern Boone High School senior Trint Lederle injured his shoulder weightlifting, he didn’t know his injury would jumpstart a desire for a career in medicine, but it did.
Trint tore his labrum while weightlifting with some of his fellow soccer players this spring. The injury caused him a lot of pain and limited his movement and ability to be as active as he liked.
Like many new parents, Jenna and Tim Mitchell knew they had a lot to learn as they awaited the birth of their daughter — including the need to research options for the birth itself.
After talking to friends and learning about possible choices, Jenna decided she wanted a low-intervention childbirth experience.
At the moment of her birth, Hope already had a head of dark brown hair. All her features were tiny and beautiful — ears, nose, fingers.
Her parents noticed her second toe was a bit longer than her big toe — just like her dad.
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