Birth Story, Classical

Linus’ Birth Story (Bec’s Preterm Classical Cesarean)

It was the 12th of December and I was 29+4w pregnant, I had only just clicked that our little guy was 10 weeks away and I hadn't done much prep for our home birth, I had a birth pool, a few new towels, some face washers but that's about it. I put a status of… Continue reading Linus’ Birth Story (Bec’s Preterm Classical Cesarean)

Birth Story, Inverted T

Raz’s Birth Story (Bethy’s Inverted T Cesarean)

It was May 28, 2010 and I was 36 weeks pregnant. The alarm went off and Gus, my husband, turned it off and turned to me smiling. We had our OB appointment first thing that morning and we really should get out of bed and get going. Instead we laid there a bit longer joking… Continue reading Raz’s Birth Story (Bethy’s Inverted T Cesarean)

Birth Story, Inverted T

Lola’s Birth Story (Bethy’s VBAC turned CBAC after Inverted T)

The day we found out we were pregnant with our second, we were ecstatic. Our son had recently turned 2 and we just knew being a family of four was going to be an amazing adventure that would bring us so much joy and love. I had my heart set on a midwife. I wanted… Continue reading Lola’s Birth Story (Bethy’s VBAC turned CBAC after Inverted T)

Birth Story, Classical

Lenore’s Birth Story (Bronwyn’s VBAC After a Preterm Vertical)

Lenore Calais February 22, 2011 12:42 pm 8 lbs 1 oz 20.5" I'm the sort of person who recognizes patterns. I don't have to try. I simply see them. My children are slowly teaching me that it's okay to break them. I noticed several similarities between my first two pregnancies and births. Both children were… Continue reading Lenore’s Birth Story (Bronwyn’s VBAC After a Preterm Vertical)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Avery David’s Birth Story (Cari’s J CBAC)

It's some time early morning. Why am I awake? I roll over and look at my phone. 6am. Sigh. I roll back over and notice my back has a slight ache. And then I get a light braxton hick. I find this strange because even though I have been having them, 10 minutes apart for… Continue reading Avery David’s Birth Story (Cari’s J CBAC)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Anthony’s Birth Story (Christina’s Low Transverse Cesarean with Extensive Lateral Tearing)

Sometimes I still cry in the shower.... It's the only time when I'm alone with my thoughts and they always seem to turn to my births. The tears mostly come along with the memories of my 1st. Its only 4 years later that I dare to wonder, “How I will ever tell my son of… Continue reading Anthony’s Birth Story (Christina’s Low Transverse Cesarean with Extensive Lateral Tearing)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Sofia’s Birth Story (Christina’s CBAC After a Low Transverse with Extensive Lateral Tearing)

Stuck at ten... again I did everything I could do to stack the cards in my favor for a VBAC. I fired 2 different OB groups, joined ICAN Westchester, NY and started seeing a group with 2 OB's and 6 midwives 40 minutes north of me. I found an amazing hospital, Hudson Valley Hospital Center… Continue reading Sofia’s Birth Story (Christina’s CBAC After a Low Transverse with Extensive Lateral Tearing)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Scotlyn’s Birth Story (Jenny’s VBAC After Left Lateral Extension Involving Uterine Vessels)

Jenny and Billy were expecting their second baby around November 5, 2016. They were followed by a family doctor, Dr. Millar, and planned to try for a VBAC at the Civic with additional support from their doula, Victoria. Early in the pregnancy, Dr. Millar sent Jenny for a consult with an obstetrician, Dr. Lamensa, because… Continue reading Scotlyn’s Birth Story (Jenny’s VBAC After Left Lateral Extension Involving Uterine Vessels)