Cesarean Birth

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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Cord Clamping {Give Me All My Blood!}

February 15, 2013

The “Third Stage” of labor is one that is often forgotten. This is the span of time between the birth of the baby and the expulsion of the placenta. The typical medical birth looks like this for the third stage: baby emerges, cord is clamped immediately, baby is taken by a nurse to a warmer, […]

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A Story of Loss, Determination, and Hope

January 10, 2013

I wanted to share my birth story with you mostly because I’m completely inspired by everything you do and now I feel more prepared than ever to have have my second baby once I get pregnant. {Rebecca Cox} I got pregnant at 20 with my first baby, I found out while my husband was on […]

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After 5 Weeks Bedrest, Baby is Born After Nurse’s Intuition

December 4, 2012

“I spent 5 long pregnant weeks in my local hospital bleeding until I hit 35weeks and 6 days. I was supposed to go home for the weekend, but a nurse refused to let me, because she had a bad feeling. Sure enough at 7.32 am the doctors had me signing forms and calling my parents and […]

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Powerful Labor, Gentle Cesarean, Breastfed on Operating Table

November 28, 2012

On Tuesday Sept. 25th, after two weeks of prodromal labor, I awoke just before 6 am with my bleeding and cramping. At that point, my surges became much more intense and more regular. I called the birth center, and my midwife Cathy G. was thrilled for me and told me to check in when things […]

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A Peaceful Surgical Birth of a Breech Baby {after switching providers at 38 1/2 weeks}

November 19, 2012

I spent my whole life dreaming about my babies. I’ve loved children since I was young, and looked forward to being a mother for as long as I can remember. When my husband Kai and I got married, I was pregnant within a month. We couldn’t have been happier about it. I didn’t exactly enjoy being pregnant as much […]

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