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The Parent Trip: Karla and Daniel Thut of University City
During her first labor, Karla tried to channel her grandmother. Her Costa Rican-born, hardworking and plain-talking grandma, who delivered each of her 12 children alone, at home. The grandma who helped shift her perspective on this unplanned pregnancy by reminding Karla she had every reason to be happy: she was 26, with a husband and a home and a graduate school education.