Cesarean Birth

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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A Perfect Cesarean Section, Complete with Skin-to-Skin {A First For the Hospital}

May 22, 2013

From the outside, there is nothing special about my birthing story.  No unbelievable twists that surely haven’t happened to other women.  This is a special birthing story to me because it’s my birthing story.  Birth Without Fear has helped me realize my story is just as special as anyone else’s and I felt compelled to […]

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A Mother Fights Through PPD After Induction and Cesarean Birth

May 20, 2013

{Editors Note: This story comes to us from a strong young mother. When our births take a turn we did not expect, it can effect how we feel as mothers and women. Postpartum Depression is real. Mothers – you are not alone. Seek support and help in the best way possible to help you heal.} […]

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The Value of a ‘Failed’ VBAC {I Am Strong}

May 6, 2013

I am strong because I am the mother of 3 children who inspire me beyond words. I am strong because I will do anything for them. I am strong because I had and have a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my little nursinglings. A time that I love and cherish and always will. I am strong […]

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“Infertility is a funny beast.” | Thoughts On Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy And Motherhood

April 24, 2013

Thank you Sarah, for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Infertility is a funny beast; it affects your life in so many different ways. We had issues conceiving our first child, spent almost 30 months trying to conceive and had begun the testing process that had showed up a few issues. Miraculously I found out I […]

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Breech Cesarean Birth

April 21, 2013

When I was 18 I fell pregnant with my first daughter. I’m 4ft 10 and then I was a size 6 so a very very small build (my now husband is 6ft4 need I say more lol). They discovered she was breech at 35 weeks with a following scan at 36 to double check. The […]

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Cesarean Photo Collage

April 21, 2013

My first boy, third baby: after two ‘Drs-convenience early inductions’, this was my first chance at a truly natural labor and birthing. My sons cord prolapsed and changed the birth, emergency c-section with general anesthesia.  I am thankful for c-sections.  I’m also thankful for VBACs, which I had the opportunity to have with my fourth […]

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Time To Heal {Traumatic Cesarean Birth After Homebirth Transfer}

April 21, 2013

“I planned a home birth for my first son and ended up with a very traumatic c-section. I suffered in silence for a long time and it hurt my ability to be the mother I wanted to be, it hurt my relationship with my husband, and I never knew that other women felt the same way. Since then […]

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