This Santa Cruz woman is giving birth to her first baby girl
A Santa Cruz mom who had her second child before her due date last month is expecting a second one.
Alyssa Kagan said she had a “really exciting” pregnancy last summer but the labor was difficult due to her previous medical problems.
Kagan has been seeing a fertility doctor for over a year, and she says she had been struggling to conceive since she was 18 months pregnant.
She had been trying for a baby since her son was a month old, but she said the labor wasn’t as difficult as she’d anticipated.
“My initial thought was that it was going to be a girl because I was really expecting to have a girl,” Kagan told NBC News.
“Then I went in to have the ultrasound and there was nothing but a baby bump.”
Kagan was expecting to deliver her second baby at the end of August.
Kapanas first child, named Briar Rose, is a girl.
The other two are now girls, too.
“Briar Rose was my first child,” Kapana told NBC.
“I was really excited to be pregnant with her.
It’s a miracle to have her, and I’m so thankful to have been blessed with Briar.
It feels so amazing to have two little girls.”
Kapanawas son was born in September and the pregnancy was going smoothly, Kagan’s husband told ABC News.
She said her daughter Briar had been a little restless at home with Briars first baby, which is now named Rose.
But the little girl was able to nurse and hold her head when she was born, and Kapanayas husband was thrilled when he saw Briar was pregnant.
“She’s been through a lot, I can tell you that,” Kgan told ABC.
“And it was the first time that I was able do that for Briar.”
Kagin said her health problems have been getting worse over the past year.
Her condition worsened recently and her blood pressure was at 130/90.
Kagin was hospitalized in April for complications from a blood clot in her heart.
Kgan said the hospital kept telling her it would be a couple of weeks before Briar would be able to go home to her family.
But Kagan says the doctors told her the baby was coming on Friday.
“It was just so exciting and exciting, and so much better than I expected,” Kagen told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“It feels like the day was right when we were expecting.”
The hospital said they did not provide a timeline for Briars arrival, but they do expect the baby to be born around July 25.
“As we all know, you can’t expect a miracle and that’s the way it is, and you can never take it for granted,” Kagin told ABC, adding she would like to have more babies.