My name is Laura Loricco and I am a first time mum. I was due on the 5th March, but the beautiful Miss Grace arrived in the wee hours of Thursday Morning 27th February 2014.
My partner Nick and I have been blessed with a wonderful pregnancy. I know it can be so hard on others so wont proclaim too much, but I didn't get morning sickness, I worked up until 27 weeks pregnant and the day I went into labor I had been walking around in town for a few hours...I think its important to remain positive throughout the pregnancy and labor and not to stress too much and truly embrace each day. It does fly by so quick and I know so many women can struggle, so this time is so precious and should be embraced.
Professionally, I work full time for AGL in Melbourne CBD as a customer relationship manager and travel around 3 hours each day from Geelong to work.
Outside of work I enjoy also keeping fit, being a qualified personal trainer and massage therapist I like to help others in my spare time reach their goals and feel good about themselves. I cannot wait to get back into the more physically demanding activities after my 6 week check up.
I have chosen to be apart of this trial as I love the work the Australian Breastfeeding Association do to help support women nationally. The volunteers, members and staff work tirelessly and this organisation is truly one I'm proud to be apart of. Also, my mum could not breastfeed myself or brother and sister so I wanted all the help I could get, so I know this trial will not only benefit me enormously, but will also pave the way for other mothers in the future.
I am so grateful to be apart of this trial, thank you for the opportunity.