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Rachel shares with us an incredible journey through an unplanned cesarean, a less than ideal hospital VBAC, and a more triumphant HBAC! During both of her hospital births, the staff performed procedures on her without asking or without explaining much at all. The lack of informed consent and refusal is truly devastating. You will switch from being appalled  to laughing out loud with Julie and Meagan as you listen to Rachel share the details of her home birth. Someone could literally learn just about everything they need to know in order to have a satisfying birth experience by learning about all the different scenarios she went through. Then, Julie gets on a soap box about what true informed consent looks like according to the AMA (American Medical Association’s) guidelines. We love her story and we know you will, too! You can find even more information on true informed consent on our VBAC blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Our first special edition!! We are SO excited to have Dr. Julia Cormano, MD, FACOG, from UC San Diego Medical Center interview with us today. A few weeks back we asked all our Facebook and Instagram followers what questions they would ask to a VBAC friendly OBGYN. We are so lucky to have Dr. Cormano on the episode, will she answer YOUR question?. You can find more about her here.

Dr. Cormano believes in building strong relationships with her patients and truly listening to their needs. She often works with patients who are interested in attempting a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) and is skilled in performing external cephalic version (moving a breech baby into the head-down position). Additionally, she works with a midwife team to provide minimal intervention, evidence-based obstetrics care.You can find even more VBAC  information on our blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Tishra, a Professor of Public Health at a University in Washington, shares how she planned a beautiful birth with a midwife for her first baby that ended up in a hospital transfer after a lengthy labor. The hospital received her well but, it resulted in the most difficult cesarean any of her doctors had performed. She struggled with postpartum PTSD due to her birth experience and was very critical of herself and her journey because of her career. She shares her struggle of finding support for a VBAC during her second pregnancy because her rural hospital has a VBAC ban. She traveled a long way to get her VBAC! You are not going to want to miss this journey full of dedication and determination. Then, we discuss VBAC bans, you can find the referenced information on our blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Kelie’s VBA4C section story is one of many awe inspiring moments! She truly has been through it all with each of her cesareans and her VBAC. Her first baby was born weighing less than two pounds, and you will NEVER guess what her doctor did to her during her third c-section that lead to secondary infertility after her fourth birth. You will be laughing, crying, and gasping along with Julie as she reacts to the story. Then, we discuss VBAMC facts, information, and studies that you can find referenced on our blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Not all C-Sections are traumatic and not all VBAC’s are perfect. Join Haley from @motherlovinyogi on her journey through her VBAC. She shares of her confidence going into her birth and how that quickly shifted when her provider went back on her words and became unsupportive. She suffered greatly and had some complications immediately following the birth that left her feeling incredibly defeated. You do NOT want to miss this episode as we discuss how selecting a VBAC supportive provider greatly impacts your birth experience. We also share tips on how to choose a provider that fits inline with your birth choices. You can find the referenced information on our VBAC Blog at www.utahvbaclink.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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Kassandra shares her journey through an unplanned cesarean, moving two weeks postpartum, and then having to start over finding a new birth team to support her through TOLAC. She shares her fears, and her triumphs and how she worked to find the best provider to support her birth. She talks about how helpful her local ICAN chapter was and we talk about ways to get your big babies out (and her babies were BIG!!!) You can find the referenced information on our VBAC Blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Ashley's VBAC story is full of suspense as she navigates through trying to keep baby in during hurricane IRMA and a county wide evacuation effort. Your heart will ache with her as she describes her difficulties with watching the clock tick down to her scheduled cesarean date as her hospital will not allow VBAC inductions! You will NEVER guess how close she got to a repeat cesarean before her body kicks in to full blow labor! This journey is full of twists and turns with the happiest ending! Then, Meagan discusses safety for induction of VBAC. You can find the referenced information on our VBAC Blog at www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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Kristen shares the story of her HBAC turned hospital birth with vacuum assistance. The support, love, and care she describes through her VBAC story is incredible. Despite her home birth transfer she describes her birth as “perfect in every way”. Listen to how her doula supported her decision, how her midwife friend was able to deliver her baby, and how she got everything she wanted postpartum. This story is full of twists and turns and is sure to have you sobbing along the whole way through! After that, Julie shares information on when assisted delivery may be necessary and her own journey through postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. You can find the pubmed article referenced on our VBAC blog, www.utahvbaclink.com/blog

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One of Meagan's own doula clients, Allie, shares her VBAC journey with us. She describes her traumatic first birth by cesarean and days of being separated from her first baby. Then, she describes the fear her birth team displays as they prepared for a large baby and shoulder dystocia. (P.S. TEN POUND BABY!) She shares her triumphant VBAC despite going through two days of labor and postpartum hemorrhage that took her to the O.R. Less than an hour after her VBAC. Her words and encouragement to those working towards a VBAC are something that EVERY woman needs to hear! Meagan provides facts about shoulder dystocia, you can find more information at www.utahvbaclink.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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Join Kelsey from Michigan, as she shares her triumphant VBAC story after being told by family, friends, and doctors that she was too petite to ever give birth vaginally. You will certainly admire her determination and desire to gain as much knowledge as she can as you soak in the details of her beautiful birth journeys! Then, Meagan shares some interesting facts about the diagnosis of small/misshapen pelvis and how common it truly is. You can find the article referenced at http://gynaeonline.com/cpd.htm You can find even more information on our VBAC Blog at www.utahvbaclink.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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