Tags » VBAC

Preventing Cesareans (and understanding the cause of our astonishing c-s rate!)

So, I wish I wrote this about the cesarean rate. And I wish I made all the great graphics to go with it. But, even though I didn’t write it myself, I’m in love with this piece. 62 more words

Childbirth

38 Weeks- Now I See The Light

Yesterday was just the right kind of day. It was chilly, raining, gloomy, and exactly the kind of day that I had envisioned looking out the window to as I would get to cuddle my newborn for the first time. 1,185 more words

A Successful VBA2C

When John and I first started talking about the possibility of having children in the future, I was already tossing around the idea of attempting a natural birth. 1,257 more words

welcome lucile joy! (a birth story)

Our daughter is here! Little Lucy Joy entered the world at 9:21pm on Tuesday, August 19th. It’s only taken me seven weeks to get around to writing this blog post. 1,157 more words

Parenting

25 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant with 73 Week Old!

I’m really struggling this week. Even though we’re in October, it’s still as hot as summer. I mean it’s dark when I get up, dark before Elvis finishes his bath, but it’s still baking hot outside. 963 more words

Pregnancy

Doula FAQ

What is a doula?

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. 1,870 more words

Birth