August 8, 2018

EP14 Tishra’s VBAC + VBAC Bans


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

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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