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It was a lot of work for Amy to find a doctor to support her with her VBA2C. Her first C-section was a classical (vertical) incision with premature twins. Her second, the typical low transverse (bikini cut) incision. Finding a provider supportive of a VBA2C is hard enough without a special scar, but like all the other women of strength we know, she dove into the information and prepared herself mentally and emotionally and found a provider to support her. Her story is full of struggle and victory and is sure to inspire! Find more information on VBA2C and Special Scars on our VBAC blog: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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Maria’s first C-section was for a breech baby. Her provider told her, “Oh, good! I am working on your due date, so we can just schedule a C-section for that morning.” She’s since had two VBACs after preparing for an unmedicated birth, taking a hypnobirthing class, and trusting her gut. She strongly believes in the power of affirmations, including and especially “I am having a VBAC!” Find a hypnobirthing instructor near you at hypnobirthing.com. If you are in Michigan, make sure to check out Maria’s classes.

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Mary’s determination is inspiring! She went from a planned C-section to an unplanned repeat C-section to a triumphant VBA2C after 70 hours of having her water break. Her journey started as a planned home birth, but after labor not starting for over 60 hours, they decided to transfer care to a supportive hospital two hours away from her house. You can find more information on what to watch for when your water breaks and what your provider might suggest for you. Find all of this and more on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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We have a great episode for you going in to the new year. Julie, one of your hosts, shares her struggle with breastfeeding after each birth and the very different feeding journeys each of her four babies have had. You might even hear the self-proclaimed “not a crier” choke up a bit as she walks through her story with you. Each journey is so different, you are sure to relate to some of her story. Feeding your baby is not one size fits all and this unique perspective amplifies that.

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We hope you had a great Christmas! Meet our friend Mandy. She has had six births. Her first birth resulted in an inverted T-scar and the second was a repeat cesarean. She then went on to have healthy VBACs. With her last birth, Mandy took a huge lead in her community by helping incorporate a new hospital policy in her area. She inspires many during her episode. If you have a special scar, be sure to check out https://specialscars.org/.

On the blog today: VBAMC (Vaginal Birth after Multiple Cesarean Sections)

More on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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Happy Monday! We are continuing our month of special episodes with a special treat for you. Today we interview five different Dads who have been through the VBAC journey with their partner. Listen in as they share their thoughts on doulas, birth, and offer their best advice for birth partners. Grab your significant other and share earbuds, this is sure to be one of your favorite episodes.

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Jenna’s story is so much fun. Her C-section was due to a breech baby that wasn’t discovered until she was in labor. The doctors were considering performing breech delivery until the baby’s feet, legs, and hips were out and presenting with a cord. The Cesarean was performed immediately to get her baby out. You will never guess what happened right before her VBAC! Find the referenced information on breech and more on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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December 17, 2018

SE05 Q & A with Julie & Meagan

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It’s Q&A time with Julie and Meagan! Today we are answering you women of strength asked online. These questions are fantastic! Learn more about uterine rupture, what to look for in a provider, the recommended time frame between pregnancies, how moms and doulas handle difficult doctors, and more.. Thank you so much for submitting your questions. If you have more, we would love for you to reach out and ask-- your question might  just end up on the podcast.

Learn more on our VBAC blog: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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Bronwyn has a wealth of knowledge and information to share with you during this special scar episode. She has had such a wide range of experiences from vaginal, Cesarean, hospital, and home births as well as VBAC. Each birth has brought her so much knowledge and she shares all of the things she has learned along the way. Bronwyn is also the moderator and runs the website special scare special hope. She helps inspire women all over with special scars looking to VBAC. Along with her inspiring words you will hear today check out her website https://specialscars.org/

More special scars info on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog.

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Join us as our husbands, Nick and Ric, meet each other for the first time over the podcast. We interview them and ask them about their experiences during our own personal VBAC journeys. They share their thoughts on birth, doulas, having placentas in the freezer, and will make you chuckle as you listen to their highlights of the births. This episode is a great one for birth partners to get a better perspective on how our husbands view VBAC and doulas; you might be surprised!

More VBAC info on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog.

Please note, in order to get stories from all over the country, and even other countries, we record using phone lines. For this reason, audio quality may vary between episodes and speakers.

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