Article, Birth Story, Inverted T

“I Am Not OK” – a mother’s reflection on identifying birth trauma

  At past 40 weeks pregnant, we were anxiously and excitedly awaiting the birth of our fifth child. When my water broke, we hurried to the hospital feeling excited and ready to meet our girl. We were laughing and cracking jokes when we arrived and got to the room. This was our 5th rodeo, after… Continue reading “I Am Not OK” – a mother’s reflection on identifying birth trauma

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Kage’s Birth Story (Jessica’s Home Birth After 3CS with Inverted T)

I have had 3 c sections; my first was an inverted T incision all of them within 18 months of each other. I have 4.5 year old twins, 3 year old, and an 18 month old. My twins resulted in my SS, I was in the hospital with them for 10 days on magnesium, tributaline,… Continue reading Kage’s Birth Story (Jessica’s Home Birth After 3CS with Inverted T)