April is Cesarean Awareness Month

April 2, 2008 in Birth, Cesarean, VBAC

I have had a cesarean with my first baby.  It was a medical emergency and I feel that it saved my baby’s life.  Baby was not OK and needed to be born NOW.  I am grateful for living today when this medical intervention is possible. 

 I have had 2 VBACs.  They were normal births, baby was ok and mommy was ok, so I didn’t need medical intervention. 

Too many moms today are getting cesareans.  They are not all needed.  Too many moms are getting scared into cesareans or repeat cesareans by their care providers before their birthing time even begins.  This is not really about a mom choosing a cesarean, this is about a mom being railroaded into one.  This is not empowering to a mother. 

Women deserve to know all their options.  Women deserve to know the risks of VBAC and the risks of repeat cesarean, so they can choose what is best for them! 

For those who are planning on having more than 1 or 2 children this post at Rixa’s blog, is very important for you to read! 

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