The goal of this post is to give some pointers for mothers looking to process your birth experience through writing. Maybe, like me, you had challenging birth experiences. Maybe, like me, instead of feeling euphoric after birth, you felt a host of darker emotions.
I work as a writer, and so I write stories . . . → Read More: Writing Your Birth Story to Find Healing from a Challenging Experience
I shared earlier that I was attempting a vaginal birth after 2 cesareans. I gathered up a super-supportive birth team who all knew what I wanted, that I had educated myself and weighed my options carefully and felt natural birth was the best choice for my baby and my body.
Prenatally, I exercised when . . . → Read More: Introducing Oren
Every-other month, A Mother’s Boutique hosts the meeting for the International Cesarean Awareness Network’s (ICAN) Southwestern PA chapter. June’s meeting invited mamas to share their successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) stories. It was so refreshing to hear many of these women talk about their fantastic recovery, how they were driving . . . → Read More: Tear Care: Tips for Postpartum Bottoms
Recently, I was invited to coffee and conversation with the legendary Penny Simkin. Penny is a physical therapist, internationally known speaker, birth educator, doula, doula-trainer, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, and author of The Birth Partner.
I was invited amongst a room of doulas, midwives, and childbirth educators because I am a . . . → Read More: Coffee Talk with Penny Simkin
By Dori Sayson
This is my VBAC birth story of my son, Levi Andrew – this birth was memorable in so many ways! I had an unexpected c-section with my first son. When I was in the OR for the c-section I knew that I so desperately wanted to have a VBAC birth the . . . → Read More: VBAC – One Mom’s Story
By Karalee Lester
2 years ago, my epic labor to deliver our Gus began…
After waking up around 7:00 AM and being sure my water had sprung a slow leak, I called our midwifery clinic and was assured I was just in very early labor and all was well. I had an appointment scheduled . . . → Read More: After 60 Hours of Labor – The Result Is VBAC!!