Today we are talking with Chelsey who found The VBAC Link right when we started! She listened faithfully to each episode to prepare for her VBAC but, at the end of her pregnancy there were some important things that came up that guided her to choose a repeat Cesarean. If you want to know what following your intuition feels like, you NEED to hear this story. Find out more about why your intuition is your most powerful birth prep tool on our VBAC blog at https://www.thevbaclink.com/post/intuition

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Today we are talking with Genavie who has quite the unique story. Her Cesarean was her fifth birth after having four vaginal deliveries. It traumatized her and her husband so much that they decided they were done having kids and he got a vasectomy. After they had a few years to heal emotionally and physically they wanted to have another baby and got a vasectomy reversal. Six months after that they got pregnant. 5 and a half years after having her C-section, they welcomed baby #6 at home with a midwife in a beautiful HBAC. We then discuss healing from birth trauma. You can find out more about that and all things VBAC on our VBAC blog.

 

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We are continuing our Birthday week with another special episode for you! Today we are interviewing Dr. Stu and Midwife Blyss from Dr. Stus Podcast. We had such a fun time chatting with them and you are sure to fall in love with them just like we did! Together, they are answering your questions about VBAC and home birth and everything related to it. Tune in to see if your question gets answered!

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Today we are talking with Jill from Delaware who had a VBAC with TWINS! Her Cesarean was a traumatic birth center transfer. Her first VBAC she was in labor for four days and then her second VBAC was with twins. When she was 38 weeks pregnant with her twins her doctor insisted she get induced at 38 weeks. She signed an AMA refusing the induction and went on to have a healthy, unmedicated hospital birth with the twins at 39 weeks and 4 days. To find out more about twins and VBAC on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/blog

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It's our First Birthday today! Tune in as we discuss out best and hardest moments from the first year of The VBAC Link. We talk about our struggles and out strengths and the ups and downs of the incredible journey this has been. We are excited to be celebrating with YOU and are so happy that you are part of The VBAC Link family. Head on over to our popular blogs page to see the most popular topics we have discussed so far at thevbaclink.com/popblogs. You might be surprised at the questions we get asked the most. 

Today we have Stephanie who is a military spouse and gave birth in a military hospital. Her story is so much fun and you might be surprised at the little nuances that make birthing at a military hospital different than birthing in a civilian hospital. During her VBAC the nurse asked if there was a “table ready” and she started to panic; she thought they meant an operating table but instead she was asked to start pushing with the next contraction. There are so many valuable tidbits of information in her story that you can find out more about on our VBAC blog at thevbaclink.com/blog

Today’s special episode is from our friend Jennifer, aka Coco.  She shares her journey through IVF, supporting a husband with cancer during her pregnancy, and the birth of her twins where she experienced both a vaginal and a C-Section delivery. Her story is so tender and one that you will want to keep following. Her hope is to help others as she shares her journey as a new widow and mother of twins. To follow her and learn more about her journey you can follow her at @cocoscaravan on Instagram or on her blog at cocoscaravan.com

To learn more about VBAC and all things related, head over to our blog at thevbaclink.com/blog.

We are sharing our first uterine rupture story today. Join us as we talk with Heather while she shares the story of her uterine rupture. Notice the signs she felt and how promptly her experienced team acted in order to get her baby out quickly and safely. Although uterine rupture is extremely rare, it does happen. Find out all about uterine rupture including the facts, statistics, and signs on our uterine rupture blog at https://www.thevbaclink.com/blog/uterine-rupture

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There is nothing better than a re-telling of an unconventional story! Join Julie as she re-tells her Cesarean birth story then explains how she chose to have her next three VBAC's at home (HBAC). Find out the nickname given to her doctor by the nurses because of his Cesarean stitching. You will be shocked  by how she came through a funeral, a wedding, and having a baby in three days time! You can find even more information about home birth safety and the referenced study by the American Midwives Association on our VBAC Blog at www.thevbaclink.com/blog/_hbac

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Alicia has an incredible story with a little bit of everything. For her VBAC, she did dual care with a hospital OGBYN and a home birth midwife. She had a slow, then intense home birth with a highly sought-after midwife and you will be laughing right along with her as she shares her story. 

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