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My vbac

Pregnancy is beautiful. Pregnancy is harsh.  It’s also everything in between.

In November of 2014, I had a very perfect pregnancy.. until labor. Something went wrong. 563 more words

A Beautiful Birth At Last

After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a hospital vba2c, my home birth was everything I have learnt that birth can be.

It’s truly wonderful to end my birthing days with the most beautiful, empowering birth. 1,442 more words

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Birth of Gabrielle

After two weeks of prodromal labor, two false-alarm visits to Labor & Delivery, and an external cephalic version to turn baby girl head down since she was breech, like my second baby, my birth time had finally arrived at 36 weeks 5 days.  2,869 more words

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It Isn't Okay...Birth Trauma & Consequences

My first birth experience was traumatic. It began with me placing ultimate trust in medical professionals for their expertise, hoping for the best and ended by my being severely drugged and carved open by a group of doctors who hardly acknowledged that I was conscious and present at this surgical event. 1,166 more words

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VBAC Success

A week ago today, I was at my first VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-section).  Dr Sakamoto was the doctor, so the birth itself was at Aiiku hospital.   321 more words

Doula

Doulas: Should you hire a labor coach?

What’s a doula?

A birth doula is a trained labor coach who assists you during labor and delivery. She provides you with continuous emotional support, as well as assistance with other non-medical aspects of your care. 794 more words

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Giving Birth and the C-Section Stigma

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giving-birth-and-the-c-section-stigma_us_57dac1a8e4b053b1ccf294b0?

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Giving birth has nothing to do with pushing. It has nothing to do with contractions.

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