A beautiful birth story is making the rounds online. What makes this particular story so inspiring is the fact that it shouldn’t have happened, at least not by current obstetric practice standards.
Annmarie Schulte gave birth to her first three children by cesarean, a fact that should have landed her square in the OR for her fourth birth. Instead, she chose to go for a VBA3C (vaginal birth after three cesareans). And she did it….just not in the location she planned. Apparently, babies don’t wait for rush hour traffic!
The proud papa’s announcement upon arrival at the hospital that “we freakin’ did it” and Annmarie’s declaration, “I feel awesome” say it all. Empowered birth is beautiful.
Read the full story here.