829| PPROM, 34 week Birth, and Breastfeeding a Preemie – Bella Strapp

After an uneventful 1st & 2nd trimester, things changed when Bella started dilating at 26 weeks. After rounds of steroid shots, bed rest, & multiple nights spent in the hospital, her water broke at 34 weeks & labor progressed quickly. A two week long NICU stay followed which included struggling to breastfeed a baby who had an NG tube.

Bella Strapp Bio

Bella is a stay at home mother who lives in Rochester, NY with her husband Greg, 1 year old son William, & another baby due on Valentine’s Day 2024! She loves camping with her family, biking, cooking, & a good cup of coffee. Connect with Bella on Instagram @bella.m.strapp.


  • Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth
  • Breastmilk connections: Human Milk for Human Babies groups on Facebook 
  • Evidence Based Birth (for any questions/research)
  • Mama Natural (for making a birth plan to give to doctors) 

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