Birth Story, Uterine Rupture

Cora River’s Birth Story (Lisa’s VBA2C and VBAR)

Summary version: In June 2018, after many years of preparation, I had a successful vaginal birth after two cesareans and uterine rupture, which happened in 2015 with my second birth. Everyone said I couldn’t/ shouldn’t, but I did. Here’s my story... I love birth stories. And like most, this story begins with the birth of… Continue reading Cora River’s Birth Story (Lisa’s VBA2C and VBAR)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Gabriel’s Birth Story (Bridget’s Inverted J)

It was my first pregnancy. Starting around 32 weeks, I noticed that my baby seemed to be in a side-lying, horizontal position. This is called transverse and was confirmed by my midwife and by ultrasound. So, I started doing everything I could to see if I could spin this little one. I did acupuncture with… Continue reading Gabriel’s Birth Story (Bridget’s Inverted J)

Birth Story, Classical

Rylee’s Birth Story (Micah’s Classical Incision)

Rylee had a large mass connected to the right side of her head, face, neck, and shoulder. It covered her airways meaning she could not swim low amniotic fluid. At 26 weeks 3 days I went into labor (uterus measuring 42 weeks along from fluid build up).  She passed away 15 minutes after birth and… Continue reading Rylee’s Birth Story (Micah’s Classical Incision)

Birth Story, Uterine Rupture

Johnathan’s Birth (Andrea’s VBAC Attempt Turned Uterine Rupture)

When we found out that we were expecting another baby, emotions were all over the place. Of course, we were happy.. but at the same time we were very scared. Scared that we might not be able to care for two children. Scared that Alex might not respond well to a new baby. Scared that… Continue reading Johnathan’s Birth (Andrea’s VBAC Attempt Turned Uterine Rupture)

Birth Story, Inverted T

Zoey’s “Birth” Story (Angela’s Inverted T CBA3C)

The story of Zoey's "birth" goes back to last summer. I was thinking about a 4th baby--I had discovered with the help of a fantastic massage therapist that surgery that I had when I was 3 days old created such tremendous scar tissue that my fully pg uterus could not be in a correct position… Continue reading Zoey’s “Birth” Story (Angela’s Inverted T CBA3C)

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)