Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amazing VBAC Success Story

This amazing woman has posted her VBAC birth story on her blog. Please take the time to read through it. It's a bit long, but definitely worth reading.

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) is becoming less and less available for women than it was in the past. In the 1980's VBAC's were encouraged and doctors did what they could to help women achieve them. Today, with cesarean sections becoming increasingly common and convenient (for the doctors and hospitals, not for the mothers) women are finding that they have to advocate for themselves if they really want to birth vaginally after a c-section.

This woman knew what she wanted. She did her research and prepared herself as well as she could for a successful VBAC. She knew what she needed to do, and she knew her legal rights. In her amazing birth story she describes in detail how she and her husband had to fight for what they wanted, and they were wonderfully successful. She birthed her second baby vaginally, after 38 hours of labor, and the mother and baby are both doing exceptionally well.

Make sure you read all the way to the end. I really like the feelings she expresses in the last few paragraphs.

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