Want a VBAC? Read This First…

You've had a cesarean. Join the crowd! In the United States, 1 in 3 women will give birth this way. (Myself included!) Nearly 33% of all births assisted by surgery. And it can be a very important, life-saving procedure for women and babies. But... Now you're pregnant again. And, for some reason, you don't want … Continue reading Want a VBAC? Read This First…

Normal Birth Series: What Should Birth Look Like?

Picture a birth scene for me. Got it? Ok, now remove any blinking machine. Delete those tubes traveling into a woman's body. Dim the lights. Erase the hospital bed and the baby warmer. Take the hands off the giant clock. And, finally, get rid of cervical exams. Yes, completely. What are you left with? Hmmm.... … Continue reading Normal Birth Series: What Should Birth Look Like?

My Cesarean Birth – Cesarean Awareness Month

Edited to add: I want to rewrite this story someday. Even though I had a VBAC (and then another!) after Titus' birth, the details of his arrival are still raw and difficult. My heart went to deep, dark places that I'm sure only God witnessed and could comfort. However, I'm going to leave this very … Continue reading My Cesarean Birth – Cesarean Awareness Month