• Emergency C-Section Picture {Husband Support in the OR}
  • Teaching Strength {I Am Strong}
  • Margot’s Birth Story – {Part II}
  • The Story Of My Birth Without Fear
  • Margot’s Birth Story – Part I
  • I Am Strong – Cesarean Birth After Neonatal Loss
  • The Healing Home Birth of Baby Lucas
  • Jyn’s 8th Baby {Hospital Waterbirth}
  • A Mother Will Overcome {I Am Strong}
  • Healing Hospital VBAC Picture

Emergency C-Section Picture {Husband Support in the OR}

by Alyssa Simoncic-Falkenstein on October 29, 2014

My second born son, Ryder, was brought into the world via emergency c-section due to low fluid and complications at 34 weeks gestational age- 6 weeks premature.

I went in for a routine appointment and ultrasound around 9am the morning of October 5, 2011. He was not moving or responding to outside stimulation, his heart rate was dropping every few minutes, and he was struggling in my womb, so my OB decided it was best to deliver.

He weighed 4lbs 8oz and was 17in long. My husband was my rock through the entire ordeal. He cried with me, held my hand, and took care of me like a faithful husband should.

This picture really captures the love he has for both of us and is one of my favorites. Ryder was life-fighted to a hospital 1.5 hours away 4 days after birth to be cared for in a NICU. He came home at the end of October. It was easily the hardest time of my life, but it’s made me so much stronger, as a woman, as a mother, and as a wife. I can conquer anything!

{Kelsi}

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Teaching Strength {I Am Strong}

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Margot’s Birth Story – {Part II}

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The Story Of My Birth Without Fear

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Margot’s Birth Story – Part I

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*trigger warning* I am strong because in April of 2012, I gave birth to a precious baby girl named Evelyn, prematurely at 24 weeks due to incompetent cervix, premature labor, and infection. I am strong because I endured a frightening classical c-section 4 hours after entering the hospital with a smile on my face, knowing […]

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The Healing Home Birth of Baby Lucas

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Jyn’s 8th Baby {Hospital Waterbirth}

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Healing Hospital VBAC Picture

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I just recently had my daughter (almost 3 weeks ago) and I’ve had several ladies tell me I should share this photo from my birth… so here it is! We had a beautiful, wonderful, healing VBAC in a hospital and this picture says everything. The support that I had from my doctor, my nurses, my […]

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