Cesarean Birth

I Am Strong {Cesarean Birth and Attempted VBAC}

August 6, 2013

I am strong because I went into my first birth with no plan and ended up laboring and pushing naturally… I am strong because my baby was posterior and I had horrible back labor… I am strong because I pushed for three hours and she when she wouldn’t descend I ended up in the OR […]

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Birth Story of Ace {Homebirth Transfer to Cesarean}

July 11, 2013

My birth story begins well before we even conceived Ace. My sisters both had cesareans for various reasons. I began to question everything about birth and I knew I wanted something better for myself. After all our research we decided a homebirth with a midwife would be best. We planned to give birth at my […]

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Journey to a Peaceful Planned C-section {Twin Girls}

June 14, 2013

My story begins when I was just a child. Ever since I can remember, the one thing I wanted to be was a mother. Sure, I had other dreams and aspirations as well – but, while my idea of the perfect career and life was constantly changing, my goal of becoming a mother never once […]

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2 Sets of Twins, 16.5 Months Apart {IVF and VBAC}

June 11, 2013

Thank you to the mother who shares both her birth stories of her FOUR children. {Part 1} My husband and I knew we would need help conceiving.  He had low sperm count, and I, well just didn’t ovulate.  We met with a fertility doctor and I had the impression that we would be pregnant within […]

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Mental Illness and Pregnancy

June 4, 2013

“I’ve debated telling this story. I’m afraid of being judged and perhaps even… yelled at.  But my story is just as important as yours. My story is the one that no one talks about. My story is about being pregnant with a mental illness.” -B  My story starts a good 10 years ago, when I […]

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Three Breech Births {One Cesarean And Two VBACs}

June 3, 2013

My breech babies: Brooke, Brady and Blake. “The road to motherhood is not always a clear and simple journey. I learned this first hand as all of my babies presented breech. I do think more women should be given the choice with breech babies – it should be an option to birth vaginally. Where we live, midwife’s […]

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Born Too Soon {A Story Of Loss and Life After Birthing Micro-Preemie Babies}

June 1, 2013

[Trigger warning: This post contains loss] A heartfelt thank you to Abby, for sharing your stories with us xxx In 2008 I was thrilled that after 3 years I was finally pregnant. My excitement grew when I had my first ultrasound and found out I had twins, although it was also tainted with fear. I […]

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A Journey to Conception {IVF, Twins, and a Naturally-Minded OB and Midwife Group}

June 1, 2013

When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted to wait a few years to begin having children.  Doug didn’t want to rush into things, and I wanted to accomplish a few goals and take time to enjoy life as a family of two. We traveled to Germany, I completed my Masters Degree in […]

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Infertility, Loss, Cesarean Birth, and PPD {A Mother’s Story of Two Births}

June 1, 2013

{Editor’s Note: This story comes to us from Rachel. This is the story of infertility, loss, and two Cesarean births – one which was not empowering, and a second that was positive and healing. This is also the story of two experiences with Postpartum Depression and the effects on bonding and motherhood.} My story starts […]

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A Letter To Our Child {An IVF Journey 2006 To 2013}

June 1, 2013

“We shared our trying to conceive journey through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) at City IVF and love the team. And after 6 cycles, 5 stims, and a 10 week scare, our dream came true. We had spotting to full on bleeds and this little girl hung on tight to her Mum for which I will be forever grateful! I […]

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