As a birth doula, I get the pleasure to witness the powerful entrances of new tiny humans into the world. Many of those births are redemptive and healing. The prevailing thing I hear from VBAC moms and even those who plan VBACs and end up having repeat cesareans is that the planning of the birth is a healing and empowering experience. I know that was the case for my own births. I sat down with Andria as she told me her birth story. I was her doula at her home birth vbac.
You were told you were a good candidate for a VBAC, so, now what? I have some steps for you that will help get you organized and point you in the right direction! I will just jump right in and tell you straight up that you have to be proactive and you have to be assertive about your birth choices. I would like to tell you that it's easy and that you will be able to walk into the first OB on the insurance list or try out your sisters OB but not all care providers are VBAC f
Hello lovely readers! I hope this finds you enjoying the gorgeous fall that we are having. I have been super busy studying, serving, and creating. Three things that make me feel whole and happy. One of the ways that I like to wind down is to hang out on Facebook and I always come across amazing articles that I love to share with you. This first article makes me want to happy dance! I have had a cesarean and three VBACs and I had to fight for all three. I now facilita
This whole pregnancy and birth ride mamas are on can be empowering and enjoyable. When mothers are honored, respected, listened to, helped, her birth can create amazing memories regardless if the birth turned out how she hoped or not. Things come up. The unexpected happens. Birth and life are similar in that regard. Who we surround ourselves with and how we choose to react to the situation greatly impacts whether or not the memeories created are positive or negative an