The Birth of Jude | A VBAC Story

I am super excited to share this birth.  This mama is such a warrior.  She was committed to giving herself and her baby the best shot at a VBAC they could have and, oh boy, she got it!  There are not a lot of options here in Myrtle Beach for moms that have had prior cesareans, even moms that find a provider willing to “let” them try, often run into opposition as their due date approaches.  This mama not only ensured her ability to have a trial of labor, but she went past her EDD, labored without continuous fetal monitoring or an IV and she delivered her 9lb 4oz baby boy in just a few pushes.  Gives me chills just thinking back to her birth and how incredibly strong and fierce she was.  She demanded evidence based care, researched her options and her sweet little boy has the introduction to the world that she had hoped for.  Here it is, proof that once a cesarean doesn’t mean always a cesarean!

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Walking…

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We love doulas!

VBAC Birth Story Myrtle Beach Birth Photography

Grandma mothering the mother.

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Our favorite nurse. Thank you Tracy!

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Such an awesome, supportive daddy.

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This is one well loved and supported mama!

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Almost there!

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Welcome baby Jude.

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Meeting each other for the first time…magical.

 

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Some doula lovin’ and the “placenta show” before encapsulation.

VBAC Birth Story Myrtle Beach Birth Photography

Look at that squishy little baby boy.

VBAC Birth Story Myrtle Beach Birth Photography

Improving Birth in South Carolina

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This year's Improving Birth rallies, held in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, SC, were held last week in order to raise awareness and get people talking about the state of our maternal healthcare system in South Carolina (and all over the US). I was … [Continue reading]

World Breastfeeding Week 2014

Breastfeeding education and support is so important on many different levels.  As a mother than "failed" at breastfeeding my first 2 children due to lack of both education and support, I do my best to help new mothers get off to the best start in … [Continue reading]