VBA2C: Deployed Husband Listens and Supports Over the Phone

This is a story of love, courage, and service. Birth and newborn photos by Christy Pellicer, of Doulananda and Bliss Photography.

Mama writes, “Here is one of my all-time favorite pictures ever: me right after my hard-earned VBA2C, holding our precious baby boy. It was an unmedicated birth at a Naval hospital – my poor husband (active duty Navy) was on the phone, floating out in the Persian Gulf somewhere, the entire time I was pushing.

On phone

On phone with baby

My doula said I pushed for almost three hours – I can’t remember – it’s all a blur!

Newborn smileI am so thankful he was able to listen in on the phone as I delivered our 9 lb, 2 oz baby.

Newborn cuddles

My doula took this photo from my phone so I could email it to my husband…

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After the birth, six more long weeks went by before he was finally able to hold our beautiful baby boy in his arms.”

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  • Alyssa

    I am tearing up over this post! What an amazing story. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy and a big thanks to your husband for his service!

  • Kelsey Smith

    This is going to be my husband & I with our first child, I only hope for it to be as great as yours was!!

  • Jess S.

    As a fellow Navy wife, and a mama hopeful for my own VBA2C in just a few weeks, this has me very choked up! A million congratulations, Mama!

  • Kali Yuga

    Wow, this serviceman definitely found a partner who is perfectly suited to him in both courage and determination. What a beautiful story. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story and for inspiring those of us who also aspire to VBA2C!

    Once a Caesarean, Always a Choice

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