Alyssa was able to have her VBAC just 17 months after her Cesarean. In this episode, Alyssa didn't go into labor until after 41 weeks, and advocated for herself every step of the way. She changed providers, declined things she wasn't comfortable with and spoke up when she wanted to do something differently. Alyssa goes into so much detail about her mental state of preparing for a VBAC and how she needed to avoid certain people to keep a positive attitude. 

Check out her Instagram and YouTube page linked below! 

Alyssa's YouTube Channel

Alyssa's Instagram Account

How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents

The VBAC Link Blog

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Keywords/Topics: postpartum depression, pelvic floor specialist, posterior, asynclitic head position

 Heather endured 3 long days of labor before welcoming her baby into this world. Throughout her labor she told her doula and midwife that they didn't need to come, because she was doing fine. Eventually, her doula insisted that she come right away. Once she arrived, she saw that Heather's baby was in a posterior position by the way her sacrum was bulging. Her doula called her midwife to come immediately, but her midwife was at a wedding one and a half hours away. Not long after the call, Heather's body took over and started to begin pushing. Heather's sweet mother-in-law was there supporting her and told her she was ready to catch the baby. 

Heather's Facebook Page

How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents

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Keywords/Topics: home birth, posterior

In this episode, Grace tells her story of finding a VBA2C supportive provider and having to do appointments online (due to Covid-19) after finding out her baby was breech. She tried EVERYTHING she could not knowing whether it was working or not until she could go into the office at 36 weeks. In spite of all her efforts, her baby continued to stay breech, but her doctor said he was still willing to move forward with her VBA2C! Listen to her talk about the importance of educating yourself, and sharing your story to help educate others throughout your birth journey.

You can find more on Grace and her husband Rico on their podcast All In With The Allens where they talk about everything from changing diapers to preparing for Super Bowl Sunday. 

All In With The Allens Podcast

Grace's Instagram handle: @grace.e.allen

Grace Allen's Website

How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents

 

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Topics/Keywords: breech, VBA2C 

In this episode, Shilo shares her VBAC story where the majority of her prenatal visits were done virtually, because she lived 2.5 hours away from her provider (this was before Covid-19). She timed her contractions well and made it to the hospital 6 cm dilated, but only progressed one more additional centimeter in 5 hours. Her doula suggested doing a labor position called Walcher's Technique, which is extremely effective but very painful. Listen to her describe how fast her labor progressed after using this position.

Later in the episode, Julie and Meagan also discuss if having a virtual support doula is worth it or not. 

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Topics/Keywords: virtual support, Walcher's technique, baby positioning 

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