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(@veenamukti)

2 Hours Ago

#repost @eunamaste with @instatoolsapp ・・・ Vbac: Vaginal birth after cesarean (parto normal após cesárea). Realizar um parto normal após uma cesárea, requer quebrar alguns mitos. Uma equipe formada por profissionais minimamente humanizados e informados é essencial para conseguir parir (uma, duas, três vezes) com a segurança de que todos os procedimentos que foram feitos (ou não) eram realmente necessários naquele contexto. • Existe um mito de que a mulher que fez cesárea uma vez só pode fazer cesárea: -Quem teve uma cesárea no primeiro parto, orienta-se a não ter um parto normal em um período de dois anos, mas o mesmo se aconselha para quem não passou por uma cesárea no primeiro parto. • O VBAC aumenta as chances de ruptura uterina? -A chance de ruptura uterina para a mulher que teve uma cesárea antes do parto normal é muito próxima daquela mulher que não fez a cirurgia no primeiro parto. • Como combater as cesáreas de repetição: -O Ministério da Saúde recomenda; Cesárea anterior: “A presença de antecedentes de uma cesárea anterior não contraindica a ocorrência de trabalho de parto na gestação subsequente. O risco de complicações maternas (rotura uterina, deiscência de cicatriz, etc.), assim como de complicações fetais (sofrimento) é muito baixo, desde que haja adequada vigilância do trabalho de parto e da vitalidade fetal. • A parturiente se preparou para ter um VBAC e pode passar por uma cesárea novamente: -Para evitar uma nova cesárea, é preciso repensar os motivos da primeira. A cesárea anterior não é motivo para que desde o começo do pré-natal você já saiba que será operada. Se esse parto não se encaminhar para um parto normal, o parto cirúrgico não precisa ser um “arrancamento" de bebê, é possível usar os mesmos critérios da humanização. Esse bebê pode chegar realmente de uma maneira suave e tranquila, ir direto para o colo da mãe, ser amamentado durante a primeira hora, ser recebido em uma temperatura adequada, esclarecer o motivo porque não evoluiu para um parto normal. #vbac #partohumanizado #partonormal #cesarianahumanizada

(@bukaan.moment)

2 Hours Ago

00:00 Mbak, aku sudah induksi, tapi cuma sampai di bukaan 3. Besok dijadwalin SC subuh. - Sepenggal pesan yang dikirim dini hari. Mau tidur tapi kok rasanya nanggung banget, beberapa jam lagi harus sudah berangkat. Akhirnya memutuskan untuk ke RS lebih cepat daripada kebabalasan tidur. Setiba di ruang rawat inap, ternyata ada berita yang mengejutkan. Bukaan masih 3, namun kondisi mulut rahim melunak, suster memberi kabar gembira : ini bisa dilanjutkan untuk menunggu gelombang Bu, karena semuanya dalam keadaan bagus, selama Ibu masih kuat dan semangat. WOW! Akhirnya 02:30 kami pun pindah ke ruang bersalin, karena gelombang yang datang sudah semakin intens, Mbak @windanopitasari sesekali merintih disela-sela istighfar dan dzikir. Ditemani suami dan juga para bidan, mereka bergantian untuk menyemangati dan memberikan energi positif di dalam ruangan. - 06:00 Dokter datang untuk dilakukan pemeriksaan, dan ternyata ada peningkatan menjadi bukaan 5. Setelah diskusi, disepakati untuk melakukan tindakan pemecahan ketuban untuk merangsang bayi keluar. - Ini adalah kehamilan kedua, setelah sebelumnya persalinan cesar. Usaha yang dilakukan untuk bisa lahiran normal sangat luar biasa dan ia juga yakin bahwa dirinya mampu untuk melewati semua prosesnya (ini yang amat sangat penting). Mulai dari prenatal yoga, hypnobirthing, sampai mencari Dokter yang sesuai untuk mendukung persalinan #vbac (Vaginal Birth After Cesarian). Akhirnya bertemulah dengan Dokter @fmoegni yang sangat sabar untuk setiap prosesnya, menenangkan dan juga memberikan keyakinan. - 08:53 Terdengarlah suara tangis bayi memecahkan suasana ruang persalinan, disusul oleh suara tangis Ayah dan Ibu. Bayi yang terbilang cukup besar, dengan berat 3.7 kg, panjang 50 cm. - Saat menulis ini, saya pun masih takjub mengingat proses demi proses, di saat sudah dijadwalkan untuk SC, namun ternyata ada gelombang datang cukup intens dan Kai memilih untuk lahir normal. Mengutip kata Mbak Winda “Ketika perjuangan dan hasil tidak sesuai harapan, maka ikhlaskan, pasrahkan kepada yg maha mengatur, karena Dialah yang akan mengubah segalanya dalam sejekap. . #ceritabukaan #ceritalahiran #birthvideo #vaginalbirthaftercesarean

(@rodi_s_rubtsom)

4 Hours Ago

Девочки,сегодня у нас замечательная история от @ekaterina_burova_timofeeva ❤❤❤ Лайк,чтобы вы видели мои новости 🌷🌷🌷 Девочки,я вижу все ваши истории и все обязательно опубликую.Они все чудесные!Публикую в порядке очереди 😍😍😍 Моя история будет полна благодарностей в адрес тех людей,кто от всей души верил в мои ерпкс и кто искренне желал, чтобы все получилось, как запланировано. Начну с того, что подобную моей истории я так и не встретила, хотя,пользуясь случаем, очень хочу поблагодарить девочек у которых были ер, кс и снова ер. Спасибо за их советы,рассказы и веру в то, что я тоже смогу. 2007 год. Я студентка пятого курса университета. Первая,очень желанная и очень легкая беременность. Ровно в пдр рождается мой сынок -более 4кг, 57 см.. да была эпизиотомия, врачи перестраховались. Однако все зажило и забылось быстро. 2011 год -вторая беременность. Тяжелая в моральном плане,очень много нервов, очень ждала дочку, пдр на 4 апреля, но сынок решил появиться на 39-й неделе за 3 дня до дня рождения старшего сына рождается второй сынок -3030, 51 см. Роды прошли быстро: 4,5 часа от начала схваток до рождения, без единого разрыва. Первые и вторые роды прошли в ОПЦ г. Иркутска по омс. И первая моя благодарность всему медицинскому персоналу,которые принимали участие в рождении моих сыночков и в дальнейшем уходе за мной и за ними. Индивидуальные родовые комнаты, максимум уважения и доброты, человеческое отношение, хорошее питание, полное обследование деток. Прикладывание к груди сразу после родов, все действия врачей обсуждались со мной, почему и зачем проводились те или иные манипуляции. Итог: здоровые детки и только положительные эмоции от пребывания в государственном медучреждении. Чувствовала себя отлично и никогда не думала,что придется пережить кесарево. 2014 год, Новосибирск, долгожданные две полоски, в 12 недель на узи уже сказали: «у вас будет дочь». 👇👇👇#ерпослекс #кесарево #кесаревосечение #ер #кс #40недель #беременность #вбак #vbac #мама #инстамама #роды #родыпослекс #родысрубцом_историяотподписчицы #родысрубцом  #родысрубцом_историяродов  #родысрубцом_роддом #родысрубцом_врач  Photo by @monetnicolebirths

(@griyaibusehat)

5 Hours Ago

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(@doula_beatitudo)

6 Hours Ago

Всем доброе утро. Вчера я была на конференции в Перинатальном Медицинском Центре @aist_i_kapusta , посвященной теме "Естественные роды после кесарева сечения". Ораторами выступали Татьяна Олеговна Нормантович, Юлия Дмитриевна Вученович, Арина Чак, Анастасия Иванова и Инна Мишукова. Лекция получилась крайне интересной, очень много полезной информации и подробных ответов на все вопросы, которые волновали беременных. Какие заметки у меня получилось сделать: 1. Количество КС не имеет значения. Самый важный показатель - состоятельность рубца. 2. 100% критериев состоятельности рубца не существует. Все станет понятно в процессе родов. Однако, пройти дополнительные исследования до и во время беременности (узи с 3D-моделированием и МРТ) может быть полезным для составления более полной картины. 3. Причины, по которым женщины могут выбирать плановое кс, связанные с культурой и традициями: 🔴 В Бразилии во время операции кесарева сечения женщинам заодно проводят стерилизацию, так как там большинство не желает иметь много детей; 🔴 В Латинской Америке идут на КС для сохранения сексуальной привлекательности; 🔴 В Италии распространен страх боли в родах; 🔴 В США врачи боятся юридической ответственности; 🔴 В Китае считается очень важным самостоятельно выбрать дату рождения ребенка. 4. Успех ЕР после КС в целом составляет около 74%. Однако процент сильно варьируется от одной клиники к другой. Для успешных VBAC очень важно выбрать тот роддом и ту команду врачей, с которыми вы будете связаны одной целью и работать сообща. 5. Подготовка к вагинальным родам после кесарева должна начинаться еще в период беременности, а лучше до. Во-первых, необходимо проанализировать причину, по которой произошло первое КС, и постараться не допустить ее в следующую беременность. Во-вторых, очень важно ходить на курсы подготовки к родам, учиться расслаблению. Отлично для этого подойдут Гипнороды. (Продолжение ниже ⬇⬇⬇)

(@yunikuspiana)

6 Hours Ago

memang ada niat lahir normal tapi di rs efek mobil tidak ada jam macet n pembukaan begitu cepat buka 4 dirumah ke polindes persiapan rujukan buka 7 telpin dr ketuban pecah keluar dedeknya, jantungku seperti mau keluar hipertensi ,prot+ ,G1 scjrk 3 thn, alhamdulilah Allah SWT melindungi lahir normal tdk ada ruptur 2,5kg tp sesudahnya mengeluh mules n pinggang sakit mau di keluarkan stosel pasien jerit sakit n tkut bkas sc robek alhasil rujuk usg rawat 8 jam pulang ternyata benar semua aman mules hebat efek stosel.Alhamdulillah #bides #vbac #vbacindonesia #polindes #desaterpencil #perjuangan #danausarangelang #jambi

(@jiajichandra)

24 Hours Ago

Brotherhood sosial vigilante @chandra #vbac #pavijatim #pavinusantara My Vixion my love

(@thebirthingplace)

10 Hours Ago

TOMORROW! We hope to see you Birthing Place Mommies! — Please remember it’s potluck style so you can cook a dish or snack or bring something from the store. Everything from snacks, beverages and desserts are all welcome. Be ready to have some fun and meet other mommies and babies. — We welcome all clients and invited guest. Your breastfed babies 1 year old and under can accompany you. — 🔹Our topic this month is CrowdBirthing.🔹 — ▪️Don't forget to mark your calendar and join us for our Potluck Style Group Prenatal. ... ▪️This event is potluck, we are asking everyone to bring a homemade or store bought healthy dish, snack, dessert or beverage. — ▪️Breastfed babies one year old and under are welcome. — ▪️This is event is for The Birthing Place Clients and invited guest only! — ▪️Clients, we encourage you to bring friends and family members. This event is for women only. — #centering #vbac #houston #thebirthingplace #houstonmom #3rdward #groupprenatal #selfcare #womensupportingwomen #pregnantlife #mommycare #bringafriend #htx #midwifeledcare #houstonmidwife #texasmomsmatter #endinfantmortality #thingstodoinhouston #blackmidwife #potluck #midwifeledcare #houstonmidwife #groupprenatal #vbac2 #vbacfriendly #sundayfunday #ppd #houstonbirthcenter #breastisbestifyoucan #postpartumcare #postprtumdepression #may #crowdbirthing #houstonmidwife

(@mothermindaus)

10 Hours Ago

Yes! YOU really are 💪🏼.

(@brightheartbirth)

11 Hours Ago

Heya! Have you joined the Facebook group Pregnant in Reno Carson Tahoe yet? Make sure to answer all THREE questions! For safety, privacy and to keep the group local, we only approve those who have answered all the questions. - - - - #doula #pregnantinreno #yourbirthyourchoice #renomom #battleborn #momfriends #homebirth #naturalbirth #waterbirth  #cesareanbirth #vbac #medicatedbirth #motherhood #bumpbuddies #postpartumdoula #renoplacenta #placentapills #placentaencapsulation #homemeansnevada #renobirthclass #breastfeeding #reno #renochildbirth  #birthsupport #renodoulas #primedpregnancy #renonv #doulasinreno

(@irinaostashkova)

14 Hours Ago

Сегодня в ПМЦ @aist_i_kapusta прошел семинар о естественных родах после кс. И этой фотографией я хочу поддержать мам, которые мечтают о ер после кс, и разделить радость мам, у которых сложилось ер после кс. Сила женской природы необычайна!! . На этой фотографии - рождение третьего сына, после кс. И это - уже потуги. Очень много любви. Много Чувственности. А всего через несколько минут малыш уже будет на руках! . Была счастлива разделить эти мгновения с этой семьей, это было волшебно💕 по-настоящему. . Мамочки, кто родил естественно после кс - поделитесь вашими историями в комментариях! Создадим позитивное информационное поле!💕

Birth story 12 of 12*** “ELEVEN pounds six ounces!” We weighed him twice 😂. The best things in life are worth working hard for. This baby has such a sweet temperament, nurses beautifully, sleeps between feedings, and is just so handsome! I can’t stop gushing when I talk about him! It’s safe to say that we have successfully bonded 😂. Going through such a challenging labor only served to make me more grateful for this beautiful gift. This was a hard birth and as a mom of five and a birth worker, that is extremely humbling. I know Birth. I live and breathe birth. It is my livelihood, my hobby, and my passion. So when birth throws a curveball, it serves to remind me yet again that every birth is different; it is not to be feared but to be respected. That said... I am retiring my uterus now; this is my last baby!! 😂 I am incredibly grateful for my amazing midwife @fikamidwifery (I can’t stop gushing when I talk about her either!), her incredible assistant- my friend @kait_24, my darling husband who has faithfully supported me in all of our births, and my talented birth photographer @shawnalstanley. I had the best birth team and felt perfectly loved and supported and safe throughout. _____ and I know you are all thinking it, so I’ll go ahead and answer the hot question: I have an intact perineum 😂🙌🏼👍 #birthstory #midwifery #hypnobabies #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #birthphotography #vbac #hbac #homebirth #naturalbirth #birthworker #teamfika💪🏼👊🏼. #respectbirth #birthwithoutfear

(@nurtured.birth)

15 Hours Ago

If you had a previous Cesarean birth and your VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) is approaching, or you’re thinking about it someday in the future, this class is for you! We’ll review the most current evidence-based information about VBAC safety, and help you to envision what your VBAC experience could be like. We’ll teach you how to maximize your chances of successful VBAC. We’ll help you work through the emotional side of preparing for a VBAC, so that you’ll be ready to approach your next birth with a positive, informed and supported mindset. Link to register in bio! #birthprep #vbac #sudbury #positive #prepared #class #prenatal #sudburydoula

Birth story 11 of 12*** The resuscitation took 6 minutes and my baby had 3/5/9 apgars. As I realized it was finally over and we were both ok, the tears just began to fall from my eyes. As a nurse, I KNOW what can happen. I shoved all those horrible “what if’s” out of my mind and just snuggled my baby — my soft, warm, pink, crying, healthy, robust baby!! It’s done!! Sweet sweet relief and overwhelming joy. I looked at him and my heart melted — he was so beautiful!! The softest red hair and sweetest little features— he looked just like one of his older sisters. I looked him over not just as a mom, but as a nurse, and assessed his clavicles and range of movement. He looked perfect. 🙌🏼 I felt a strong contraction and we realized my placenta had already detached and it delivered easily. We clamped the cord and my husband cut it, and everyone assisted me over to the couch so I could finally rest. What a night. I could barely process what had just happened. My midwife laughed, “This baby is huge! Any last guesses?” “I dunno... 10 lbs?” I said. He felt big coming out for sure, but he didn’t really look that big to me. He was just perfect. “No, try 11 lbs!! That’s my guess!” “I’m going to say 11#5!” the photographer said. “No way” I thought in my mind. I’ve attended close to 1500 births and have never weighed a baby more than 10.5 lbs. “It’s not possible,” I thought. #birthstory #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #midwifery #hypnobabies #neonatalresuscitation #shoulderdystocia #vbac #hbac #homebirth #birthphotography

(@thephoenixdoulas)

15 Hours Ago

Join us on June 2nd at @goodyearyoga for a sneak peak of some incredible things coming to the West Valley. Never before has there been this many incredible resources for parents-to-be, new families, and mamas in one place in the West Valley. Come see what good things we have been working on! #mamatribe #prenatalyoga #childbirtheducation #lamaze #vbac #doula

Birth Story 10 of 12 *** The next four minutes were the absolute hardest minutes of my life. My pushes did nothing, my baby was stuck. “Get out of the tub” my midwife directed with a seriousness to her voice that I know is reserved for emergencies. Trying not to panic, I stood up in the pool and it felt soooo awful. I intended to get out of the pool right away, sensing the gravity of the situation, but I couldn’t move. I pushed while standing as my midwife tried assisting delivery of the shoulders. No luck. “Get onto the floor,” she directed. With a speed that was truly surprising, I scrambled out as quickly as I could and got onto hands and knees. “Lay on your back;” I rolled into my back (Gaskins Maneuver) and we pulled my legs back really far (McRoberts Maneuver) and the assistant provided suprapubic pressure. My midwife reached in and rotated the baby’s anterior shoulder (Rubin Maneuver) and literally had to drag him out of me, all the while I pushed with all the strength I had left, letting out a primal shriek. The second the baby was out, I instantly felt incredible relief and just lay back in a daze. I couldn’t move or think for a solid minute, just catching my breath. My midwife and her assistant, meanwhile, prepared and ready for resuscitation, initiated NRP with my baby laying in a blanket on the floor beside me. Suction, drying, stimulating, positioning, positive pressure ventilation. “His heart rate is good, 120s” I heard my midwife calmly say to her assistant. By now, I had regained some presence of mind, and I looked over to see my baby and grabbed his hand and kept repeating “come on baby” over and over. My husband placed a chux pad underneath me and placed a pillow behind my head. I told him to rub the baby’s feet and start praying. “Grab some warm blankets for them! And then tell my mom to start praying!” I have resuscitated hundreds of babies in my career as a nurse, but this was taking a lot longer than I wanted for my own baby. “Please, Lord Jesus, help my baby to breathe!” When my heightened sense of awareness turned to anxiety that then edged on full panic, my baby finally let out a weak cry and began pinking up.

(@denisethedoula)

16 Hours Ago

Hi! I’m Denise! 👋🏼 . After helping two of my very best friends through labor and postpartum, I realized this was the career I always longed to have. There’s nothing more inspiring than watching a woman do exactly what her body was designed for. Being that support, in anyway she needs, during the most trying time of her life...that’s the most satisfying career I could ever think of......and getting to hang out with cute babies all day isn’t too bad either 😉 #doulalife #womensupportingwomen

Birth story 9 of 12*** FINALLY, around 7:40, I felt a shift, a fullness, that familiar pressure. The baby’s head finally turned enough that he passed my pubic arch and was starting to descend. I felt excited and also scared— this hurt so much more than I remembered with my other babies! I pushed again and felt even more stretching. “He’s coming” I said in between pushes. Descent seemed like it took forever. Slooooow steady progress over multiple pushing contractions eventually brought his head to crowning. I instinctually brought my hands down and felt the bulge of his head and supported my periurethral area as I pushed in a kneeling position. His head felt impossibly big. Come on baby! Just come out!! I pushed and pushed as hard as I could and heard the midwife say “he is out to his eyebrows.” “Just PULL HIM OUT” I roared. Oh my goodness, this was intense! His head eventually delivered in the water and my midwife noted thick meconium. We waited for the next contraction and I pushed powerfully again, expectantly, knowing it was soon over. NOTHING HAPPENED. “We may have a bit of a shoulder here, keep your bottom down and keep pushing. Go ahead and push again. If he doesn’t come with this one, you have to get out of the pool.” #birthstory #laboranddelivery #midwifery #hypnobabies #elevenpoundbaby #birthphotography #vbac #hbac #homebirth #naturalbirth #shoulderdystocia #waterbirth #birthwithoutfear photo by @shawnalstanley

Birth story 8 of 12*** I got back in the pool at 7am. The sun was rising; it was a new day. I was worried about my kids waking up and seeing me in my distress— at this point, I was barely holding on, I was roaring with each powerful pushing contraction. I checked myself again and was fully dilated but I could tell my baby had not budged at all despite all my pushing efforts over the last hour. His occiput posterior head was caught behind my pubic bone. I had awful constant back aching and my contractions were stronger than ever before. I yelled out “I’m losing it!” My midwife again reassured me that I am doing well and offered to check me to see what baby was up to with my pushing. She felt that each push helped to rotate the baby little by little and felt that if I just kept pushing, he would rotate and descend. She provided counterpressure to my low back and then taught my husband how to do it while her assistant provided cool cloths for my head and offered me water to drink. I pushed a total of two hours, all the while praying for supernatural peace over my fears and mercy for the pain. This. Was. So. Hard. Now keep in mind, this was not my first natural birth— it was my fifth baby and fourth natural VBAC and third homebirth. My last birth was literally pain free— precipitous and accidentally unassisted. To go from that to this was just so different in every awful way. I kept telling myself “stop feeling sorry for yourself, you can do that after he is out! Have courage and be strong!! You HAVE to keep going.” #birthstory #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #hypnobabies #birthphotography #vbac #hbac #homebirth #naturalbirth #midwifery #birthingtime photo by @shawnalstanley

(@rodi_s_rubtsom)

16 Hours Ago

Совершенной неожиданностью и очень приятной было увидеть на нашей встрече Марину Аист @marina.aist ❤❤❤ Встреча была трогательной,познавательной,тёплой и энергетически просто потрясающей😍😍😍Она была и про полезность,и про любовь одновременно 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Мне было так приятно,что наши подписчицы знают и про окситоцин,и про три "Т",и про эндорфины,и вообще задают очень умные и правильные вопросы,не боятся,ведут себя активно,знают медицинскую терминологию и вообще,каждая-такой сам себе журналист 😍😍😍Это одно удовольствие !!!!!!!Девочки,вы однозначные богини родов😍😂❤Вы знаете,о чем я😂💪😍 И супер новость!я сохранила эфиры и все залью на ютуб 👌 #ерпослекс  #кесарево #кесаревосечение #ер #кс #40недель #беременность #вбак #vbac #мама #инстамама #роды #родыпослекс #родысрубцом #родысрубцом

(@pridoula)

16 Hours Ago

Cada depoimento que recebo enche meu coração de amor e lembranças maravilhosas. É um privilégio participar dos partos dessas mulheres maravilhosas. #queroumadoula #redeocitocina #propósito #tododiaumdepoimento #parto #partonatural #partonormal #vbac

2018 has been amazing so far, I can’t wait for your birth story. Only a few birth sessions left this year! This is Birth! #greenvillebirthphotographer #vbac #birthbecomesher #rockstarbirth #midwives #10lbbaby #birth #birthwithoutfear #stopcensoringmotherhood #yeahthatgreenville

Birth story 7 of 12 *** By 5:45, my body began bearing down with pressure waves and by 5:55, my bag of waters broke with a pop. I checked myself and disappointedly announced “I still have cervix all around... I’m 9.” I knew early pushing was a sign of an OP baby and I hadn’t felt him change positions all night. Things were getting so much more intense and fears began to creep up again. “You pushed for 3 hours with an OP baby and then had a cesarean for him ten years ago... this is not going to be an easy birth;” my thoughts were going crazy and I prayed for strength and a quick end to this intensity. My third baby had a 9 minute second stage and my fourth baby had a 5 minute second stage with no conscious pushing— my body did it on her own. This was much different! My midwife reassured me “it’s ok, just listen to your body. That last bit of cervix will get pushed away.” I pushed spontaneously for quite a while in the tub in various positions and then my midwife suggested getting out to the toilet for a while. I laughed silently to myself— I’ve seen her her use this trick before at births we’ve attended together. Getting out of the pool felt so awful, so heavy. My body just craves the water in labor. I labored on the toilet for 45 minutes and tried so hard to stay relaxed. It was intense. Powerful. #birthstory #naturalbirth #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #midwifery #hypnobabies #hydrotherapy #birthphotography #birthingtime #birthbecomesher #homebirth #hbac #vbac photo by @shawnalstanley

Have you noticed more “uncensored” birth photos on Instagram lately? This change is a result of victorious petitioning! It’s a powerful step to normalizing birth in all its stages and raw beauty! #normalizebirth #uncensoredbirth

Birth story 6 of 12*** Shortly after the birth team arrived, I eagerly asked if I could hop in the birth pool. Hydrotherapy is so heavenly in labor- the buoyancy and warmth just aid in relaxation so so well. I drank lots of lemon water, took a bite of banana, and just draped my body over the edge of the pool— totally limp and loose. Slow deep breathing, using my Hypnobabies cues and techniques. <<my light switch was in center and I kept repeating to myself with each pressure wave “peace peace peace, more and more hypnoanesthesia surrounding my baby with every breath I exhale; with each powerful pressure wave, I dilate twice as much as before; open open open.”>>. This is my fourth natural VBAC and the fourth time I’ve used Hypnobabies; Kerry Tuschhoff is my doula 😉👍. My birth team gave quiet presence and support as they set up for the birth. The candlelight and the pitter patter of raindrops on the sunroom roof provided a deeply serene atmosphere. I said a little prayer to praise God for allowing me to partake in the miracle of new life; I was “breathing in his grace and breathing out his praise.” #birthstory #hypnobabies #laboranddelivery #midwifery #elevenpoundbaby #birthphotography #hbac #vbac #homebirth #naturalbirth #waterbirth @hypnobabiesofficial_ photo by @shawnalstanley.

(@anacarladoula)

17 Hours Ago

Spinning babies ❤❤ #repost @spinningbabies (@get_repost) ・・・ #repost @havenly.birth.atlanta.doula ・・・ Mommy and son x 2 in forward leaning inversion. This mama is doing all she can to help her baby move into her pelvis in optimal position- head down, chin tucked, LOA. When doctors, midwives, chiropractors, and doulas work together as a team... man oh man does mama feel empowered and capable. How amazing would it be if every woman walked into her birth room feeling capable and supported, believing in herself, her baby, and the birth process. That is my kind of culture. That is this girls dream. #havenlybirth #atlantadoula #atlantabirth #pregnancy #spinningbabies #vbac #familyaffair #beliveinbirth #bringbirthback #gailtully #midwife #midwifelife #midwifery #doulalife #doula #birth #birthworkers #childbirth #empoweredbirth #birthwithoutfear #pregnancy #expecting #prenatal #birthmatters #maternitycare #childbirtheducation #prenatalbodywork #easierbirth

Birth story 5 of 12 *** I woke up at 2:45 am after dozing for an hour. The contractions were getting stronger and closer together. I got up and sat on my birth ball, drank some water, used the bathroom, and leaned over the cool quartz countertop in our kitchen. I didn’t want to call my team to come until I was sure active labor was here to stay... I didn’t want to “scare labor away” by having them here too soon. By 3:15, rushes were coming every 2-3 minutes and requiring more and more concentration to relax through them. “Can you call them for me?” I asked my husband. This was it... the real deal. I was still deeply relaxed and totally silent through the pressure waves and able to smile and talk in between... but I could feel myself going deeper and deeper... this labor was slowly and steadily progressing; my baby was on his way. #birthstory #hypnobabies #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #midwifery #hbac #vbac #homebirth #birthphotography #birthingtime photo by @shawnalstanley

(@katharinehurlburt)

19 Hours Ago

~First precious moments of life.~ We prayed over this baby boy and prayed for a successful VBAC. The power and strength my sister in law had was so inspiring. The love in the room was simply overwhelming.

(@malloreemgray)

18 Hours Ago

I’ve been MIA because THIS was happening yesterday. My precious nephew was born. What a joy to this auntie & midwives heart. I’m in absolute awe of my sister & full of joy at this darling little life is now here. I’m praising God for His continued faithfulness & for a perfect, new little life! #birthwithoutfear #momblogger #mommyblogger #naturalbirth #dallasblogger #dfwblogger #fortworthblogger #midwife #midwifery #midwifelife #vbac

(@_christa_hunt_)

18 Hours Ago

Truth bomb 💣 dropped by the amazing @msrachelhollis. "Stand up, the water is only a foot deep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was talking to Dave the other night about all the notes I've been getting lately. More and more women are writing to me to say that they're utterly overwhelmed. They don't feel like they've got anything else to give. They're depleted. They're drowning. Drowning. Women from all over the world use this analogy for their lives. I get so fired up on their behalf I want to shake them and this is what I want to say... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You are exhausted because you're sacrificing YOURSELF on the altar of everybody else's needs and wants. You are depleted because you aren't doing anything to restore yourself. You have no energy because you're not doing anything to generate some. You don't have any time for your own yes, because you won't say NO to anyone else. You're not drowning because the water is too deep. You're not drowning because you don't know how to swim. You're drowning because you're letting the tide carry you out to sea. You are letting your life live YOU instead of the other way around. Stand up! The water you're drowning in is only a foot deep! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is it easy to work out a schedule for childcare or trade with a friend so you can get a break? No. Is it easy to fight against your desire to numb your overwhelm with alcohol or pills or sleep or food? No. Is it easy to navigate work and school (either theirs or your own)? No. It takes strength to kick ass at your own life and that strength can ONLY be established by fighting back against the current. I know this season sucks... but take control of some of that suck. Fight for yourself to be mentally, spiritually and physically healthy. Be selfish about your self-care. You are so used to getting tossed around by the waves it doesn't occur to you that you are stronger than they are. You're never going to know your own strength if you don't fight to use it. You're never going to have the energy to fight if you don't take better care of yourself." #girlwashyourface . . . . . . . #boymom #girlmom #momstrong #vbac #csectionmom #schoolcounselor #counselorlife #momlife #mommyhood #naptimehustle #teachersofig #mi

Birth story 4 of 12 *** As a labor and delivery nurse, it is hard to let go and let intuition guide your own labor. My nurse brain advised me every step of the way “he’s OP, now with some stronger contractions, we can turn him!!” I leaned forward into knee chest and then left lateral sims- the Miles Circuit. I was in self hypnosis, relaxed deeply. My darling husband fell asleep on the couch... and then I fell asleep, too! Amazingly, I rested for a solid hour in labor... which is great because I was about to do the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I wouldn’t sleep again at all for a day and a half 😳. #birthstory #hypnobabies #laboranddelivery #elevenpoundbaby #midwifery #hbac #vbac #homebirth #milescircuit #laboranddeliverynurse #midwifery #birthingtime #labor