This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I have a preemie twin birth story to share with you guys from Heather Evans. After four years of infertility, Heather began her motherhood journey in 2013 when her twins, Hannah and Gavin, were born at 24 weeks, 1-day gestation. At just 1.5 pounds each, the twins were […]

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I have a preemie twin birth story to share with you guys from Heather Evans.

After four years of infertility, Heather began her motherhood journey in 2013 when her twins, Hannah and Gavin, were born at 24 weeks, 1-day gestation. At just 1.5 pounds each, the twins were immediately intubated and remained on ventilators for seven weeks.

They battled brain hemorrhages, infections, constant respiratory distress, feeding dysfunction, and more. They were in the NICU for 122 days, coming home on oxygen and apnea monitors one day before their four-month birthday. 

Heather reached out to me to share her story because she hopes that it will help those with infertility, those considering egg donation, mamas of multiples, preemie moms, and moms of kiddos with special needs. And furthermore, her career as a pelvic health PT offers insight to ALL moms!

Without further ado, let’s get into Heather’s story!

About Heather Evans

After four years of infertility, Heather Evans began her motherhood journey in 2013 when her twins, Hannah and Gavin, were born at 24 weeks, 1 day gestation. At just 1.5 pounds each, the twins were immediately intubated and remained on ventilators for seven weeks. They battled brain hemorrhages, infections, constant respiratory distress, feeding dysfunction, and more. They were in the NICU for 122 days, coming home on oxygen and apnea monitors one day before their four-month birthday. 

In addition to being a special needs parent and a NICU mama veteran, Heather is also a pelvic health physical therapist, focusing on treating women during pregnancy and post-partum. She has written two books” “Learning to Breathe” which describes Hannah and Gavin’s NICU journey in order to provide hope to other parents, and “The NICU Mama Survival Guide” which uses her knowledge as a pelvic health physical therapist to guide women through their post-partum journey while caring for a baby in the NICU.

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Liesel Teen, BSN-RN
Founder, Mommy Labor Nurse

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Hi there. I'm Liesel!

As a labor and delivery nurse, I've spent countless hours with women who felt anxious — even fearful — about giving birth. I want you to know it doesn't have to be that way for you!

When you know what to expect and have the tools to navigate the experience, you'll feel confident and in control.

I believe you deserve a better birth — no matter how you deliver.