Have you ever wondered about VBACs (vaginal birth after Cesarean)? Do you think they’re impossible or unsafe? My friend Melissa is here to correct your misconceptions with her VBAC story, followed by what she considers the keys to her success.
My Awesome, Amazing, Rock Star VBAC
By guest blogger Melissa
My first child was born in August 2009 via…
A few weeks ago I did a Q&A between me, a pro-unmedicated birth mama, and my anesthesiologist BFF, Rachel. It got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I’d do another Q&A with another type of birth professional: a doula.
Meet Renee, mother and doula with Day Lily Doulas. As with Dr Rachel, Renee and I did a…
By guest blogger Rachel
News flash: Pregnant women are oversensitive. Wait. I suppose you could just delete the word “pregnant,” and it would still be largely true. I think I’m a fairly rational and reasonable person. However, as I sit here in the eighth month of my third pregnancy, I have enough insight to…
I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…
Last weekend was my childbirth educator training (CET) class. This is why I’ve been MIA; I had a lot of last-minute studying, not to mention packing myself and my family for the trip to Seattle (I took the 3-day Childbirth Educator Training at the Simkin Center at Bastyr University in Washington state).
So obviously I want to be a childbirth…
I have a bunch of friends who are expecting babies soon. I was thinking about them and the laborious (literally) adventure on which they are about to embark, and I wondered if they’re feeling ready. If they’re not, there are 5 things I want to tell them.
1. You got this. Unless told otherwise by your doctor/midwife, you have no reason…