Friday, September 13, 2013

Alice's Maternity Session


Everyone, this is Alice. Alice kind of is my hero. Why you ask, well ok let me explain. 

Before meeting Alice I knew nothing about her, she was a new client wanting a maternity session and a birth session when the time comes. So OF COURSE I said yes, we all know how much I love baby belly and newborns! Our session started out a little...slow. haha! Pregnancy brain and a tired body took over and miss Alice slept through her alarms for our morning session! It was kind of cute actually. I remember being there not to long ago so I totally relate! 

Along our session, after talking extensively (most because i gab a lot!) I learned a little more about Alice and her story. She is a breast cancer survivor and a patients rights activist who is the founder of Fertile Action, a non-profit for fertile women touched by cancer. She is also the founder of My Vision, Inc., a consumer products company that is also home to the My Vision PhotoTherapy Program for breast cancer patients to help women transition through the many challenging phases of breast cancer treatment.

Within weeks of her own breast cancer diagnosis, Alice harvested her eggs to protect her opportunity to become a mom after surviving cancer, had a nude photography session, launched Fertile Action and published her first book, Too Young for This. Her processing choices of a cancer diagnosis at 31-years-old are chronicled in her book and hailed by others as a must read for loved ones of those touched by cancer. She is also a regular columnist on the Huffington Post www.huffingtonpost.com/alice-crisci and travels the country as a fertility preservation spokeswoman for the California Cryobank, educating others on fertility preservation.

Alice was appointed a member of the prestigious Advisory Council for Young Women and Breast Cancer, named by Lifetime Networks “Remarkable Woman – Unsung Hero” of October 2009, was awarded a Courage Award from Assembly member Ted Lieu, named Fabulous Female of Los Angeles 2009, and has been featured on The Today Show in three countries, Nightline, The Doctors, numerous print and online publications and Women’s Health magazine.

I am very happy and excited to say she will be having a healthy baby boy any day now (she was due October 4th). I can not wait to be there for the birth of her little miracle. 

If you want to read some more about her personal story, you can visit: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alice-crisci/too-young-for-this-sperm_b_100424.html

btw, how incredibly gorgeous is she!! She defiantly has the pregnancy glow!