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)

Birth Story, Inverted T, Other Scar Types

Samuel’s Birth Story (Kelly’s Inverted T Cesarean, with Myomectomy and Hysterectomy)

Samuel ~ My Miracle Baby I had known I had 2 large fibroids and I was scheduled to have an embolization. Two weeks prior to my presurgical testing, I got a positive pregnancy test. Surprise!!! Now, I had 4 previous children (ages 14-20) and one stepson (age 10) and although a pregnancy was not planned… Continue reading Samuel’s Birth Story (Kelly’s Inverted T Cesarean, with Myomectomy and Hysterectomy)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Evelyn’s Birth Story (Rachel’s VBAM – Myomectomy)

Baby's Name:  Evelyn Lock Stats:  7lb 6oz, 19.75 inches. August 3rd 2011 Evelyn's birth story began two years previous when I elected to have myomectomy surgery to remove a grapefruit+ sized fibroid because prego hormones can make them grow bigger and cause complications (plus this is too big for laproscopic removal). It's similar to a… Continue reading Evelyn’s Birth Story (Rachel’s VBAM – Myomectomy)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Q’s Birth Story (Rowen’s Upright T Cesarean)

At approximately 2am on November 6, 2008, I started to get back pain that woke me up. I was uncomfortable lying in bed so I went to the couch to try and get back to sleep. The couch was more comfortable because I could sit slightly upright, so I stayed there until my husband Al… Continue reading Q’s Birth Story (Rowen’s Upright T Cesarean)

Birth Story, Other Scar Types

Nova’s Birth Story (Rowen’s VBAC after Upright T Cesarean)

On Saturday, July 30 at about four or five in the evening I started to have cramps and thought this might be the beginning of baby's arrival considering that he or she was overdue by 5 days at that point. We decided to go to bed early that night because we thought if baby was… Continue reading Nova’s Birth Story (Rowen’s VBAC after Upright T Cesarean)