Laura's first baby was failure to descend and ended in a Cesarean. 3 years later Laura and her husband were able to conceive with IUI. During her pregnancy, her baby was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction (smaller baby than it should be). Through many discussions and changed plans, they took the diagnosis away and changed her due date forward because they knew the day she conceived due to the IUI. Just days before her due date, Laura went into labor. She labored at home and arrived at the hospital dilated to a 10! Laura was able to push her baby out despite the fears and doubts she had. 

At the end of the episode, Julie discusses due dates and what you can do to track the date you conceive. Check out the links below for more information. 

 

Main Episode Topics:

- Failure to descend 

- Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)

- Infertility

- IUI (intrauterine insemination)

- Due dates

- Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

 

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Additional Links:

The Evidence on: Due Dates

How to Track Your Basal Body Temperature

September 23, 2020

143 Kate + Birth Outside the US

Kate tells us all about her birth experiences in England and how they differ from birth in the US. She was induced at 38+1 with her first baby, which led to an emergency Cesarean. Kate was so happy that her baby was healthy and safe, but she felt her body "failed" her. She found a supportive provider to guide her through her second pregnancy. Kate went into labor at 41+2 and labored at home until she reached 8cm. She was able to achieve her VBAC with the support of her husband, doula, and midwives. 

 

Main Episode Topics:

- Birth in England

- Midwifery

- Pessary 

- Cesarean Rates 

 

This episode is brought to you by, How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents:

Our course is not a typical childbirth class. We focus exclusively on the extra information you need to prepare yourself for the best chance of a successful VBAC.

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Additional Links:

Kate's Instagram

Find A VBAC Doula

In this episode, Julie and Meagan talk about their most popular blogs. They go into detail on where they get the information and resources to write their blogs. They also talk about their most popular blogs in more depth. They also talk about their most popular blogs in more depth. Including birth intervals when seeking a VBAC, the CPD diagnosis, big babies, birth trauma and baby positioning. 

 

Use the search bar on our website to search for different topics in our blogs.

 

The VBAC Link Blog

Advanced VBAC Doula Certification Program

How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents

Keywords/Topics: birth intervals; small pelvis; cpd; big baby; baby position; birth trauma; scar tissue 

In this episode, Molly shares her Cesarean and her two VBAC stories. Her Cesarean was a birth center transfer due to no progression after 5 hours of pushing. Molly's second birth was a VBAC at a birth center where she had a 4th degree tear and was transferred to the hospital to be repaired. Her third birth is what Molly calls her "dream birth" with no tearing!

How to VBAC: The Ultimate Prep Course for Parents

Molly's Blog

Molly's Birth Services Facebook Page

Molly's Facebook Page

Molly's Instagram Handle: @mollywogray

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Topics/Keywords: midwives; gbs; posterior; postpartum anxiety; doula; perineum massage

In this episode, Amber shares her VBAC story! She talks about her Cesarean birth for failure to progress and tells how redemptive her VBAC birth was. Especially when she progressed farther than her first birth.

Also in this episode, Amber, Julie, and Meagan talk about their emotional and mental postpartum experiences. 

We would like to thank this episodes sponsor, Betterhelp Counseling whose mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Get 20% off your first session by going to betterhelp.com/vbac

Topics/Keywords: depression; anxiety; meditation; castor oil; postpartum

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