Different Choices…Different Birth {VBAC}

November 8, 2012

“My first birth was 4.5 years ago with a mainstream doc. She stripped my membranes at 39 weeks without asking me, due to a “big baby” (9 lbs, 7 oz, 22.5 inches).  My water broke the next day with no dilation or effacement, so I went to the hospital and walked, had Cervadil, Pitocin, and […]

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Supported VBAC after T-Incision {Pictures and Video}

November 7, 2012

Get your tissue. Seriously. Brooke with Peace Love Babies sent me a few pictures and tear jerker video of this gorgeous mama’s birth. She had a VBAC after a previous cesarean birth with a T-incision. It is rare to find support to VBAC after one, but she did. Brooke says, “I wanted to share a […]

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VBAC Ban? Say What?

October 23, 2012

Mandy took this fun, messy picture of her 3 year old, who is not only adorable, but was also her VBA2C baby. So why not add a caption to make a point? “There is a VBAC Ban in the hospital of the town we just moved to last week. It happens to be the same […]

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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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