Birth Story: Elisabeth’s VBA2C

Originally published 2012 On the day of my 2nd cesarean section (C/S) I was nervous, anxious and just wanting to get it all over with. I had asked my OB about the possibility of a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She said she was supportive but also told me of... Continue reading →

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 →