Birth Story: Shara’s VBA2C

Originally published 2012; View Shara’s birth video here My first two labors began with natural birthing dreams, each lasted 24 hours long and for different reasons (neither were medical emergencies) ended in the birth of our boys via c-section surgeries. After my second c-section, I had a very difficult time... Continue reading →

Birth Story: Anne’s VBA2C

Originally published in 2012; link to Amazon Smile that donates a portion of proceeds to ICAN For those who don’t know where it all began, I’ll start with my first pregnancy. August 2008 – I got pregnant with my DD and worked with the Midwife Center to attempt a natural... Continue reading →

Birth Story: Maria’s VBA2C

Originally published in 2012 Like all VBAC stories, mine starts with the birth of my first child. My oldest was breech from 19 weeks on to the end – the girl would not budge. We were in the midst of trying everything under the sun to flip her around and... Continue reading →

Birth Story: Cassandra’s VBA2C

By Cassandra Forcier (originally shared in the ICAN of Chicago Facebook group); originally posted in 2015 WE DID IT!!! On November 12th my daughter was born vaginally with no epidural. Juniper Celeste 9lb 8 oz, 20 3/4 inches It was the biggest single accomplishment I could have made. I didn’t do... Continue reading →

Birth Story: Heather’s VBA2C

Heather’s VBA2C Birth Story (photo provided by Heather) Birth story and photos shared by Heather M.; originally posted in 2014 During my last few prenatal visits, my provider had been getting more and more negative about my vba2c [vaginal birth after 2 cesareans]. I would hear comments like, “Oh, you... Continue reading →