Today we get to hear from Shannon, one of Julie's doula clients, share the story of her VBA3C (VBAC after 3 Cesareans). So many women hear that VBAC is not an option after just one Cesarean, let alone 3. As you listen to Shannon's story, pay attention to how she tuned into her intuition, got educated, and was entirely in control of her pregnancy and the 41-hour long induction at 41 weeks and five days. The induction came after her provider recommended a repeat Cesarean and told her she would only have a 10%-15% chance of success. Then, find out more about VBAMC on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/post/vbamc.

 

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One of the questions we get asked the most is how far between pregnancies should a parent wait before getting pregnant when preparing for VBAC. Today we have Jana from Missouri with us sharing the exciting story of her VBAC just 15 months after her Cesarean, that’s just 6 months between pregnancies! The current facts show that after 6 months your Cesarean scar is as healed as it will ever be and that after 6 months there is no increased risk for rupture. You can learn more about that and find the referenced study on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/length-between-pregnancies-c-section-to-vbac 

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Today we are chatting with Molly from Alabama. States in the deep South are notoriously NOT VBAC friendly and women in these states have an even harder time finding the support they need. Listen closely as Molly shares the details of her birth while navigating the difficult local birth culture. Her first Cesarean was due to her baby being breech, and her second baby, her VBAC, was posterior until AFTER her due date. Learn more about breech babies and how to get them to turn on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/why-babies-go-breech-and-5-things-you-can-do-about-it

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Jessica’s story is an exciting one. Her first birth was a crash C-section under general anesthesia at 34 weeks gestation with a 2 and a half week-long stay in the NICU for her baby. Her VBAC baby was born after just 5 hours of labor and was a healthy, full-term baby. Listen closely through Jessica’s journey as it unfolds and hoe she trusted in herself and her ability to guide her through her birth. Find out more about trusting your intuition on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/intuition 

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Today we are honored to have the notable, social media dominating Flor Cruz of Bad Ass Mother Birther with us! Flor is taking the birth world be storm by sharing uncensored images and videos of all types of birth on her social media pages. Today, we get to listen to her own amazing VBAC story and listen to how her births brought her to doula work and changing and influencing the birth world. Make sure you are following her on Instagram @badassmotherbirther and on Facebook.

More about Flor Cruz taken from her website https://badassmotherbirther.com

I have a deep seeded passion for childbirth and always have.  I have been supporting families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum for over 4 years now and love what I do.  To be able to help families on a larger scale with easier accessibility, I started BAMB in 2017. My focus is teaching about rights and options in childbirth, and exploring normal physiological birth.  The U.S. has a dangerous cesarean rate and the highest maternal mortality rate in a developed country with the numbers continuing to rise. I am dedicated to spreading awareness and normalizing the birth process.  And I also believe that sharing uncensored, raw images of birth helps to normalize birth in a spectacular way. Above all, I want families to be aware of risks, benefits, options, choices and bodily autonomy. With all that, each family can make educated decisions that are right for them.  There's no "right" or "perfect" way to birth. That idea varies from person. Acceptable and unacceptable risks vary from person to person. But families cannot make those decisions with full consent or refusal if they do not have all the information being made available to them. This is my goal and hope.

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