Cesarean Birth

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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Birthing My Beautiful Twin Girls {Premature Cesarean Birth}

April 18, 2013

My name is Katherine and this is my story of birthing my beautiful twin girls. I was only 18 a month before I fell pregnant with them. From 2 weeks on I was horrendously sick, right up until I was roughly 24 weeks. When I was 28 weeks pregnant with them, I was diagnosed with […]

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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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