Against All Odds, A Surprise VBAC!

October 17, 2012

 Aila’s birth story begins on Good Friday, the 22nd of April. I began having contractions 15-20 minutes apart sometime in the morning, timing them quietly on my phone. They were quite mild, but really, about the same intensity as the contractions I had during labour with Liam. However, these were painful in front, unlike with […]

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Faith Centered Hospital VBAC

October 4, 2012

The following are exerpts from one mother’s VBAC journey. “…I had always been a little disappointed that I had to have a c-section with Travis.  For no other reason than pride I think.  I knew that I was a mother no matter the method of delivery and that no gold stars are handed out based […]

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Natural Pain Relief Techiniques and Determination in VBAC Hospital Birth

October 2, 2012

It was a Friday. Baby hadn’t moved well in the morning and I got a really strange dizzy spell at lunch time, so we went in to the hospital for monitoring in the afternoon as I’d only felt a few very tentative movements.True to form, as soon as we got on the monitor she started […]

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Home Birth After 2 Cesareans -”My Body Was Not Broken!”

September 18, 2012

I don’t know when to say it really started so I’ll just start with Monday. Monday my Braxton Hicks contractions were a little stronger than normal. I went to my midwife appointment and everything was great, I measured 38 weeks which was no surprise because I’ve measured small this entire pregnancy. Monday night around 1am […]

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Great Pictures of VBAC Home Water Birth, 9 lb 12 oz

August 11, 2012

Sent in by Sara Durso… “I just wanted to share with our awesome community! Finn was born on June 6, 2012 [National Home Birth Day!] at home in the water. He was 40+4 and 9 lbs and 12 oz, 22 inches long. He is our third baby, second VBAC. Photos are Copyright by Kim Stadler Photography.”

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Birthday Celebration of a VBAC

July 31, 2012

So last night, I get this email from the beautiful Mae Burke, “Tomorrow is my friend, Chelsea’s, baby girl’s birthday. Her first was an unneccesarian, and the second was an HBAC. January, every single day she got on BWF, scowering the pages for info.” So I of course click on the links she sent me […]

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What Does a VBAC Look Like?

June 7, 2012

‘K’ sent me her “I Am Not Broken‘ VBAC picture which I shared here. She recently sent in more ‘graphic’ photos to show what a VBAC can really look like. Having birthed three babies vaginally after 2 cesareans myself, I know what an amazing feeling this moment is. A VBAC birth is… Bloody! Squishy! The […]

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Accidental Unassisted VBAC after an Inverted T Incision

May 28, 2012

Our first child, Emelie, was born January 19, 2007. It was an amazing experience, the best experience of my life up to that point. It was fairly quick and easy for a first baby, lasting only about 5 hours, but it was pretty intense. In the end, though it was awesome, there were a few […]

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VBA2C at 42+6 Weeks

May 22, 2012

“You’ve got to give a little, take a little, And let your poor heart break a little. That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.” To tell the story of Bunni Larue, I have to give a little background.  The stories of Sylvia Joleigh and Justus Brooks are condensed but will give an idea […]

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Mom Helps ‘Catch’ Her Own Baby in a Hospital Birth

May 5, 2012

“My first two children were born at 36 weeks and went straight to the NICU. My firstborn was a c-section and my second was a VBAC with an epidural.  I blame his NICU stay on complications from the late epidural.  My third son was born this past September and I desperately wanted nothing more than […]

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