Tag Archives: VBAC

Remembering My Second Birth Journey

Three years ago yesterday, at around 5pm, my water broke right after ordering dinner at a little restaurant called Karma Cafe.  It didn’t just spring a leek.  It released the flood.  I sloshed myself to the bathroom to check the … Continue reading

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Cesarean Awareness (Birthrights: The Risk of Choice)

AlJazeera English has created an excellent and concise documentary on the issue of the overuse of cesarean surgery in the United States.  I watched it last night after seeing it linked to The Unnecesarean’s Facebook page.  Today, I share it … Continue reading

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A VBAC Birth Story

This birth story shows a few important things to realize if you are planning a VBAC.  It is a beautiful story with a lot to teach us.  1) If possible, choose a care provider who fully supports VBAC and natural … Continue reading

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Cesarean Awareness Month and March for Babies

April is Cesarean Awareness Month.  This is a topic dear to my heart, and I hope to be able to share with you some helpful information, websites, online video, and inspiring stories throughout the month of April. The first story … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Doula?

Personally, giving birth without a doula present is not something that I would consider lightly.  The word doula comes from Greek meaning “a woman who serves” or “female servant”.  During both of my pregnancies, I planned to have experienced women to attend … Continue reading

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Fear of Childbirth – Part II

In the last post, we discussed possible reasons for our fear and anxieties of birth.  In this post, I hope to get more specific about how the experiences we have and the stories of others can impact birth.  Then, in … Continue reading

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Some Nice Revisions from ACOG!

Many times in my research and interviews I have come across the truth that part of the limitations on the availability of VBAC to women who have had cesarean is not because the option is not a safe one, but … Continue reading

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Is Homebirth a Safe Option?

Last week there was an article released online with a print version due in September of this year in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on a new “study” or meta-analysis of the safety of homebirth by Joesph Wax … Continue reading

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The Reality of C-Section

C-section is a life saving procedure when used for medical necessity in situations where the risks outweigh the benefits.  While some women are thankful for the procedure and what it did to help them and their babies, the reality is … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cesarean or Planning VBAC (It’s mostly the same thing! :) )

I would like to start this piece off with a quote that I gleaned from Talk Birth.  Thank you Molly. 🙂 Labor is like mothering: you prepare and do the best you can, but finally, most of it is out … Continue reading

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