Leslie's story on VBAC with a special scar is incredible! Her OBGYN told her she was a "ticking time bomb" just waiting for rupture.  Her thoughts on birth, in general, will inspire and educate any woman preparing for any birth. Leslie is one of Julie's high school besties. They shared their VBAC journeys just one month apart, so; this makes this episode extra special for us! You can find even more information about Special Scars on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/special-scars/

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Taylor’s births are quite the experience! Her first pregnancy was surprise twins! Halfway through her pregnancy, they found out that the twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) and selective intrauterine growth restriction (SIUGR). If you don’t know what that means, you will learn in an exciting and nail-biting way as we travel the pregnancy and birth with Taylor, her husband, and children. Then, she shares her journey through her second pregnancy, a VBAC, with a beautiful story. Out fact today is defining TOLAC and what exactly it means in your pregnancy and birth space. You can find even more information about TOLAC on our VBAC blog at What is TOLAC? The Difference Between TOLAC and VBAC

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Rachel shares with us an incredible journey through an unplanned cesarean, a less than ideal hospital VBAC, and a more triumphant HBAC! During both hospital births, the staff performed procedures on her without asking or without explaining much at all. The lack of informed consent and refusal is genuinely devastating. You will switch from being appalled to laughing out loud with Julie and Meagan as you listen to Rachel share the details of her home birth. Someone could learn just about everything they need to know to have a satisfying birth experience by learning about all the different scenarios she went through. Then, Julie gets on a soapbox about what proper informed consent looks like according to the AMA (American Medical Association’s) guidelines. We love her story, and we know you will, too! You can find even more information on proper informed consent on our VBAC blog at The Truth About Informed Consent

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Our first special edition!! We are SO excited to have Dr. Julia Cormano, MD, FACOG, from UC San Diego Medical Center interview with us today. A few weeks back, we asked all our Facebook and Instagram followers what questions they would ask to a VBAC friendly OBGYN. We are so lucky to have Dr. Cormano on the episode. Will she answer YOUR question?. You can find more about her here.

Dr. Cormano believes in building strong relationships with her patients and truly listening to their needs. She often works with patients who are interested in attempting vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) and is skilled in performing external cephalic version (moving a breech baby into the head-down position). Additionally, she works with a midwife team to provide minimal intervention, evidence-based obstetrics care. You can find even more VBAC  information on our blog at www.thevbaclink.com/blog

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Tishra, a Professor of Public Health at a University in Washington, shares how she planned a beautiful birth with a midwife for her first baby that ended up in a hospital transfer after lengthy labor. The hospital received her well, but it resulted in the most challenging cesarean any of her doctors had performed. She struggled with postpartum PTSD due to her birth experience and was very critical of herself and her journey because of her career. She shares her struggle to find support for a VBAC during her second pregnancy because her rural hospital has a VBAC ban. She traveled a long way to get her VBAC! You are not going to want to miss this journey full of dedication and determination. Then, we discuss VBAC bans; you can find the referenced information on our blog at thevbaclink.com/the-truth-about-vbac-bans/

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Kelie’s VBA4C section story is one of many awe inspiring moments! She truly has been through it all with each of her cesareans and her VBAC. Her first baby was born weighing less than two pounds, and you will NEVER guess what her doctor did to her during her third c-section that lead to secondary infertility after her fourth birth. You will be laughing, crying, and gasping along with Julie as she reacts to the story. Then, we discuss VBAMC facts, information, and studies that you can find referenced on our blog at www.thevbaclink.com/blog

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