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
By Kristi U. Being a women with a “special scar” puts us in a different category than most women thinking about having a baby or another baby. We women with special scars are confronted with fears long before we ever even decide to conceive a child (if we’re willing to take that risk.) The questions… Continue reading Facing Your Fears: Pregnancy after a Special Scar
By Katie Perez After a Special Scar cesarean, it can be a challenge for the woman to grapple with what has just happened to her. She may feel betrayed, violated, angry, or even lucky, and just thankful her baby is alive. The Special Scar cesarean is almost always coupled with this phrase: “You can never… Continue reading Finding a Care Provider After a Special Scar
Collected by Jessica Tiderman I asked the women who are on the Special Scars ~ Special Women Facebook group to tell me in 50 words or less why they wanted to VBAC. Some of them had a hard time with the 50 words or less part, but this is what they had to say. Rowen… Continue reading Why VBAC after a Special Scar?
By Bethy Young If you give choices to a birthing mother, she will surprise you with her ability to make the right decision for both herself and her child. Choices, respect and the room to connect with the growing child inside her is something every woman deserves to have. Choices equal power. After I delivered… Continue reading The Power of Choices
By Bronwyn Fackrell, M.S. Here at Special Scars, we are frequently asked about the safety of pregnancy and vaginal birth with various types of uterine scars. Often times, care providers give one set of numbers and another set can be found in medical research literature, not to mention the countless anecdotes, both positive and negative.… Continue reading Statistics in Decision Making
By Bethy Young After women receive their Special Scar, the first thing they are usually told is they will never be allowed to labor again. Often, this warning is expanded to other recommendations including delivering any future babies weeks before term by repeat c-section or even a verbal warning against having future children at all.… Continue reading The Rupture Post
By Katie Perez When planning my VBA3C (with inverted T), I knew there was a huge road with lots of obstacles and mountains ahead. I began with research, reading everything I could. I wanted to know what people did who had successful VBACs, knowing I would need to do everything I could to set myself… Continue reading What Does It Take?
By Jessica Tiderman These are the things that I went over (and over and over) with my midwives, my husband and in my own mind. Please use this list as suggestions ONLY, you are the only one who can decide if attempting a VBAC is safe for you and your baby. Certainly use this list… Continue reading Things to Consider Before Attempting a VBAC with a Special Scar
By Jessica Tiderman Most people know at least one person that has had a cesarean. Not many realize that there are a variety of incisions that can be used on the uterus during that cesarean. The most typical incision is a low transverse incision, which is a horizontal cut in the lower portion of the… Continue reading Not Your Typical Cesarean: An Intro into Special Scars