• A Long-Awaited Natural Birth: My VBA2C

    Michaela shares with us the story of her son’s birth.  My husband and I had our first child in 2006, when we were 18 and 17 years old respectively. I had a healthy pregnancy with no complications, but my doctor suspected fetal macrosomia and said that I wasn’t progressing at 37 weeks, and subsequently insisted I have a c-section because…

  • My VBAC Story

    Sherry-Ann shares her beautiful VBAC birth story. I always knew that I wanted to birth my kids the way nature intended – naturally. I had always said that if my mom was able to do it (and my mom has a very low pain tolerance), then I could, too. When I was pregnant with Joshua, I only had a Plan…

  • A VBAC Story

    Rita shares the story of her daughter’s birth – a healing VBAC. My first baby was born via cesarean section. Like many women, I never imagined that I would need a C-section; I never thought that would happen to me. Imagine my surprise when after 24 hours of labor, my midwife announced to me that since my baby was in…

  • Medication-Free Hospital VBAC

    Olivia shares her son Ethan’s birth story ­­– her own triumphant VBAC. My daughter was born in 2008 via unnecessary cesarean at 40w4d; I never went into labor. I had a very hard time recovering physically and emotionally. I had a hard time bonding with her, and felt guilty for this reason. In the state that I was in, it…

  • VBAC Birth Story

    Here’s some background about my first labor/birth that ended in a Caesarean: I planned to deliver at the local birth center. At 41 weeks and 5 days we started induction, with a foley only. I dilated to 8cm before labor stalled. We transferred to the hospital with plans of doing a Pitocin induction, but that never happened – my baby’s…

  • Shedding a Stupid Stigma: VBAC Warrior in Shock!

    These pictures are fuzzy and blurry but this is my VBAC. This is, “I can’t believe I just did that!” My sister sobbing on my knee and my husband reeling in this moment of “heroism” as he would call it. My childhood dream was being a mommy. That included dreaming of a natural birth. My mom and sister did it.…

  • 33 Comments to Never Make to a Pregnant Woman

    After recently reposting 10 Stupid Things You Never Want to Say to a Pregnant Mama on Facebook, we received a flood of comments of more stupid things you never want to say to a pregnant mama. If you are pregnant, pass this on to all the non-pregnant people in your life. It just might save their life…or at the very least…

  • HBA3C with Inverted ‘T’ Scar

    {Each woman, baby, and birth are different. Educate yourself, hire the right support, and do what is best for you and your baby. We share experiences and wisdom that is passed on from mother to mother. Please contact your care provider for questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy and birth.} “The knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies…

  • I Am Strong – VBAC Without Fear

    There are a number of reasons why I am strong. At 17 I became pregnant. At three months pregnant and only a few weeks after my 18th birthday, my daughter’s father threw me out. I felt like garbage – abandoned and alone. How would I raise a child just out of high school? I am strong because I picked myself…

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