This month we are featuring Katie Easterday for our October Mom of the Month. Her nurse, Betsy, nominated Katie because of all the strides and hurdles she overcame during her pregnancy to have a healthy baby boy, Jackson. When Katie first found out she was pregnant, she was very shocked but could not help but think it came at the best time in her life. Katie had recently endured some personal challenges and finding out she was pregnant only encouraged her to continue to make the best choices to have a better life for her new baby. Since Katie smoked, Betsy referred her to the Parkview Freedom from Smoking classes. Katie told us she loved her smoking cessation counselor Jane and found so much encouragement from Jane and the group to quit smoking. Not only did Betsy encourage Katie to quit smoking she also give Katie the confidence and reassurance that she was going to be a great mom. Everyone in Katie’s family loved having Betsy coming to the home and providing them with much needed education on safe sleep, kick counts and breastfeeding. We are so proud of you Katie! You are going to be a great mom!