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How to Talk to Your Husband about VBAC after Your Special Scar

Tony WhitmanMy wife has been asking me to write this for a while, so here goes. This essay is to help all of you because some of you have husbands who are hesitant to read articles. It is my belief that if they choose not to read and educate themselves to your specific scenarios, then… Continue reading How to Talk to Your Husband about VBAC after Your Special Scar

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A Critique of A VBAC Primer

By Jessica TidermanMy assignment was to choose one article that you disagree with or feel contains information that might be harmful, inaccurate, controversial or unnecessarily frightening for pregnant women.  It sort of turned into a rant.  😉 Article:  A VBAC Primer: Technical Issues for Midwives By Heidi Rinehart, MD http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/vbacprimer.asp The first problem that I… Continue reading A Critique of A VBAC Primer

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Confessions of a Uterine Rupture Mom

By Andrea Marie FierroHaving a Special Scar is more than just having a scar on your uterus. It is much more than that, and it goes way deeper. A lot of people don’t understand. My Special Scar is an upright T due to a complete uterine rupture. When it happened, I was told that I couldn’t… Continue reading Confessions of a Uterine Rupture Mom

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The “Healthy Baby Card” Part Three: Talking to a Woman with Birth Grief

By Bethy Young Welcome to Part 3 of our series! If you are behind please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our series on the “Healthy Baby Card”. Let’s go back in time to the friend from part 1. Your friend has expressed the sadness that comes with not getting the birth she desired. In this scenario, you… Continue reading The “Healthy Baby Card” Part Three: Talking to a Woman with Birth Grief

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The “Healthy Baby Card” Part Two: A card Not to Pull

By Bethy Young“Just be thankful for what you got” “It could be worse.” “Many people would give anything to have a baby.” “It’s not about the birth, it’s about the baby” “A healthy baby is all that matters” These are all things that people say without a second thought. They are meant to be comforting… Continue reading The “Healthy Baby Card” Part Two: A card Not to Pull

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The “Healthy Baby Card” Part One: Why We Grieve the Loss of Our Dream Birth

By Bethy Young A beautiful new little one arrives- it’s a time of celebration, beauty, and excitement as the world expands to fit this tiny new person. Everything seems amazing and Mama is smitten with her new bundle - but a sadness hides behind the love and joy the new mother has in her eyes… Continue reading The “Healthy Baby Card” Part One: Why We Grieve the Loss of Our Dream Birth