Many of you reached out to tell us that you appreciated hearing a new mother’s first-person point of view. We’re so happy to be able to share more voices from our community, including today’s birth story from a new mom in Los Angeles. We know there are many, many pregnant women out there who are approaching their due dates with uncertainty and anxiety and we hope that these real-life perspectives help a bit.

Coterie mom Elizabeth Hendrickson gave birth to her first child in Los Angeles on March 27, 2020. Below, she shares her story.

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