The Healing Birth of Jackson {Natural Hospital VBAC}

April 17, 2013

The birth of our third baby has been so healing, in ways that words cannot fully describe. The heartache and pain of our losses, of our preemie experience and of the surgery that brought our premie into the world has been with me daily. Since delivering our third baby, those pains and the distress they […]

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The Birth of Lucas {a healing hospital VBAC}

April 6, 2013

Lucas was born on 11/25/12 In order for you to really understand what Lucas’ birth meant to me as a person, a woman, and as a mother, I feel like I need to cover the basics as to why this was a VBAC in the first place. My first son, Elijah, was born 9/25/10 (talk […]

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A Hospital VBAC with a Doula, ObGyn, Residents and Nurses

March 21, 2013

Two days overdue with my second baby, I woke up at 7am with a stomach ache, like I ate something bad and needed to go to the bathroom. Around 8am I finally got out of bed to go to the bathroom and I had a contraction.  It felt like the normal Braxton Hicks that I’d […]

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Simple Home Water Birth VBAC

March 19, 2013

Miranda’s birth story has to start with some background information and a bit of her big brother’s story. We had planned an all-natural, drug-free hospital birth and had taken Bradley Classes when I was pregnant with Dustin. Unfortunately, the hospital staff didn’t like how slow my labor progressed and coerced us into interventions we never […]

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Epic HBA2C After a Surrogacy

March 19, 2013

The Prequel to the Sequel There are so many ways to begin the story of Osiris’ birth, whether that be by marking the arrival of contractions and prodromal labor, the arrival of my birth posse or possibly what kicked me into active labor, a handcrafted cheesy In & Out burger, fries and a beer. But […]

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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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HBAC with PROM, Fast Dilation, Long Pushing Stage {Previous Cesarean with Twins}

March 4, 2013

My water broke at 10pm on Saturday night. It was a distinct popping sensation, followed by a gush of fluid that left me in no doubt about what had just happened. It was the night before my due date, and one way or another, my third son would be earthside soon. Now, maybe I should […]

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River Violet’s Birth Story: HBA2C

February 27, 2013

For the past nine months Raul and I have been preparing for a HBA2C (home birth after 2 c-sections). We read all the books (Ina May was my favourite), watched all the documentaries and took a Bradley class to educate ourselves on the process. We were well versed in the “mechanics” of labour, but there […]

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Amazing Breech VBAC {Fast hospital birth with pictures}

February 26, 2013

My first 2 babies were quick & easy induced vaginal births. My 3rd baby was delivered by caesarean section (in Jan 2011), as she was breech. A c/s was something I never wanted, yet the Drs insisted (via scaremongering crap) I have one due to her breech position. I was happy to go ahead with […]

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