Cesarean Birth

Mother Follows Her Intuition {Preeclampsia}

April 17, 2013

After 6 years of not being on birth control and not getting pregnant after my second child, I really didn’t think could get pregnant. I was in a new relationship and around November 2011 we found out we were expecting the third for both of us. He has two boys of his own and I […]

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“Pulled Apart And Put Back Together” {A Cesarean Section Procedure}

April 9, 2013

[Warning: This post describes and illustrates Cesareans sections with graphic detail.] The Cesarean section is often described as simply “an incision in the abdomen”, or variations to that effect. Usually you’re told it’s “straightforward” or “simple” or “virtually risk-free” or even “the easy option”. But what is it, really? I’ve heard stories where the muscles […]

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Breech Birth Story {Cesarean After Unexpected Breech Presentation}

April 6, 2013

My first pregnancy was normal and uneventful until I had a partial placental abruption at 27 weeks.  The partial abruption had no adverse effects on my pregnancy but to scare me half to death. At an ultrasound preformed at 29 weeks to check on my son and the placenta we found that my son was […]

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Breech Cesarean Birth {After Spontaneous Labour}

April 4, 2013

We knew at 34 weeks that Parker was frank breech. Every one kept saying she’d turn. I tried spinning babies exercises to turn her; every thing. I was desperate to have VB, so I agreed to the versions. Her butt was just stuck. It was so painful. The doctor moved her head from side to […]

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I Am Strong {Casey}

April 3, 2013

[Trigger Warning: This story is about a micro-premmie twin birth and loss.] I am strong because I knew, at 26 weeks, I needed to go to the hospital despite not feeling a single contraction. When the doctor told me I was 9cm, baby a was stuck in my birth canal, and we needed to get […]

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Three Cesarean Births {Military Family}

March 11, 2013

I have wanted to write my experiences about child birth for some time now. My oldest is 4, then I have a 2 year old, and my precious 5 month old. All boys. All perfect. My first pregnancy was amazing. I was on cloud 9 the moment we found out about Jackson. My husband and […]

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A Supported TOLA2C Cesarean Birth Story

March 5, 2013

A little background about why I started to seek out a way to birth the way I knew my body was able to. First we start with my first born, Bridgit, who is currently 4 and half.  She’s a spit fire just like her mom, who knows what she wants and will do what it […]

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My Micro-Preemie Miracle {Birth at 26 Weeks}

March 4, 2013

I have never had perfect health, so when I was ill for weeks on end I attributed my constant vomiting and weight loss to my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Finally I went to the doctor fearing that my condition had progressed to something far more sinister, if someone so much as looked at me wrong […]

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Reflections of Ben’s Birth {Hospital Birth}

March 2, 2013

After shedding so many tears, I have been stewing over whether or not to open up my heart and share my honest and reflective thoughts about Ben’s birth. One night, after reading some powerful stories about women who successfully had a VBAC or HBAC (vaginal/home birth after cesarean) I nursed my baby, and then crawled […]

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