VBAC

Deep Rooted Faith Leads to a Healing Second Birth

March 26, 2014

Surita Carstens from South Africa described her first baby’s birth as, “…one of the most traumatic experiences in our lives.” We published that story in 2012 and it moved many of us to tears with its senseless cruelty. At the end of it she wrote, “I hope that one day I can have a VBAC […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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Awesome Waterbirth {HBAC Birth Without Fear}

February 3, 2014

“My sweet man will be a year old tomorrow so I wanted to share my story and pictures. I wrote this a couple of weeks after his birth and never could have realized how much this baby would change and bless our family. We’ve come a long way in our almost 15 years of marriage. […]

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VBAC: What ACOG Really Says {Birth Without Fear}

January 2, 2014

VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. The term and action is wrought with political and emotional meaning in the birth world. Can  you have a VBAC? Does your doctor or hospital “allow” a VBAC? Under what conditions can you have a VBAC? Should it be called a TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean)? What sort […]

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Loving My Body {One Scar at a Time}

November 19, 2013

My fourth baby, an attempted VBA2C, left  me with my final scar of childbirth. After 3 premature deliveries, progesterone shots allowed me to carry to 38 weeks 6 days. Labour began on its own and after a stalled labour, forehead presentation and Bandels Ring I delivered by a calm and quiet c-section, the final chapter […]

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A Much-Desired VBAC with a Supportive ObGyn

September 20, 2013

The stories of my children’s births are both my worst and best day ever.  My son was born February 26, 2011.  I had wanted a natural childbirth, unfortunately that did not come close to what I got.   I was called by my midwife on the 23rd, stating that she had concerns regarding some of my […]

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A Cesarean followed by a {Healing} Medicated VBAC

August 15, 2013

On October 16th, 2008, my son came into this crazy world. He was born via emergency C-section, which to this day I am still not too sure how I feel about it. I was induced not even being a week overdue. I was anxious, uneducated and just wanted to have my baby here. My blood […]

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New Hospital VBAC Story

August 7, 2013

Hospital VBAC, from Kellie It was a pretty intense and fast ride for my daughter’s arrival! At least, it felt that way to me at the time. I woke up around 8am to a tiny bit of blood on a Tuesday morning, and contractions started right away, but were very irregular at 5-15 minutes apart. I called […]

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I Am Strong {Cesarean Birth and Attempted VBAC}

August 6, 2013

I am strong because I went into my first birth with no plan and ended up laboring and pushing naturally… I am strong because my baby was posterior and I had horrible back labor… I am strong because I pushed for three hours and she when she wouldn’t descend I ended up in the OR […]

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Miracles Do Happen {HBAC Waterbirth}

July 1, 2013

Thank you Clara for sharing your story! I found out I was pregnant on April 3rd, 2012.  This was a planned pregnancy, but I was nervous. I looked at my 4 thriving children and remembered back to their births. My first son was induced when I was 38 weeks, but was immediately whisked away after […]

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