Mariana Ruiz was literally upside down at 10 cm for 10 hours waiting to give her premature baby another steroid shot to mature her young lungs. Waiting to be allowed to push, toggling between guilt for her need to push and guilt for not following those very urges.
At only 28 weeks gestation, Gabriella was born weighing 2 lbs and was whisked away from her mother. She underwent heart surgery at 2 weeks old and after a 68 day stay at the hospital, was taken home, a breastfeeding preemie champ – albeit with preemie issues making work out of the home a non-issue for her mommy.
This is one powerful birth story!
Mariana Ruiz is a mom to two children, 21 months and a preemie who is now 4 months old (was only 2 lbs when she was born). She is a business coach who helps moms who want to work from home to balance their life. She is one busy mommy!