Birth Stories

Hannah's Induction

Here is the birth story from this post.   First time mom being induced for low fluid at 41 weeks.  I am going to break it into 2 posts.  First the simple birth story, without my doula input.  Then I will do a follow up with some doula details. Hannah and Doug called me Monday afternoon …

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Real Risks of VBAC

It is sad to me how many OBs will scare their patients into repeat cesareans.  They are not honest with the real risks of VBAC.  I want OBs to be honest about the risks and then let the mom choose what is best for her. They should also be honest if the real reason they …

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T's Feelings about her meeting

Not surprisingly T. wasn’t very satisfied with this conversation.  She didn’t feel heard or respected.  Rather she felt that she had been lectured to.  She wanted to have a genuine conversation with him about some important topics regarding her birth.  He felt like she was questioning his authority and just wanted her to trust him. …

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Pit to Distress – Wow

There has been a big rumbling going through the internet about this topic.  About doctors who encourage using pitocin until the baby is in distress.  Some feel it is a way for OBs to create a need for a cesarean.      Some feel it is a way to just get the babies out quicker so the OB …

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Big Baby Bull

(this is not meant as medical advice, this is to remind moms everywhere that you have rights…. choose to use them!  Trust your body!  Choose care givers who trust your body!  Make educated decisions.  Care providers give you information… you have to decipher it and choose how to use it, ask questions, get answers you …

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