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Kari (in English): Free birth after three c-sections

Background: I had 3 initial cesareans: The first was breech; with my second and third I always tried for a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC) in the medical system, but was baited and switched and bullied both times. I knew I had to get out of the system if I wanted a different outcome. Pregnancy #4 was a redeeming and glorious birth after three c-sections, proving with support, I could do it. His waters were broken for 5 days with no labor then a lightning fast 3.5 hour labor and 1 push. I had hoped for a repeat!

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Logo von Ich Gebäre und Titel des Beitrags: VBAC Home birth Melissa

VBAC: Home birth — Ungeplante Hausgeburt nach Kaiserschnitt: Melissas Geschichte [in English]

Melissa hatte eine ungeplante Hausgeburt nach einem Kaiserschnitt [VBAC: Home birth = Vaginale Geburt nach einem Kaiserschnitt: Hausgeburt]. Ihre Geschichte erschien ursprünglich auf ihrem Blog Pretty Messy Melon. Ich darf ihre Geschichte hier ebenfalls veröffentlichen. Selbstverständlich liegen alle Rechte an Text und Bild ausschließlich bei Melissa. Sie hat ihre Geschichte auf Englisch veröffentlicht.

Auf den Bildern ist ein Neugeborenes zu sehen. Falls du die Geschichte lesen möchtest, aber keine Bilder sehen magst, kontaktier mich bitte. Ich schicke dir gerne die reine Textversion.

Melissa posted the story of her second birth on her blog. The original blogpost can be seen here: https://prettymessymellon.com/beautiful-vbac-home-birth-story/

Melissa gave me permission to copy her story and the fotos with it. All content belongs to her.

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Toni [in English]: long on and off, then quick as a shot

This is the story of my second birth.

I went and hopped in the bath at about 1pm because I’d been having sporadic contractions for the last 24 hours on and off and had a bit of lingering back pain from it.

When I was in there they finally got into a bit of a pattern so I thought I’d relax, wash my hair a bit, be chill. My mum took my first-born, who was 20 months old at the time, for her lay down.

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Videos als Geburtsvorbereitung

Wer noch nie bei einer Geburt dabei war, kann sich durch lesen und reden viel Wissen aneignen. Manche Menschen möchten trotzdem gerne auch sehen, wie so eine Geburt abläuft.

In Zeiten des Internet ist es zum Glück vergleichsweise einfach, Videos zu sehen. Oder ist es doch eher ein Fluch!? Wenn man an die falschen Videos gerät, können Geburten auch eher angsteinflößend als ermutigend sein…

Überlegt euch deshalb im Vorhinein schon, welche Art von Videos ihr gerne sehen wollt. Soll es eine Krankenhausgeburt sein? Soll es eine Hausgeburt sein? Willst du eine Wassergeburt, eine Zwillingsgeburt, eine Steißgeburt sehen?

Ich habe mir vorgenommen, auf dieser Seite zu Videos zu verlinken und jeweils eine kurze Beschreibung dazu zu liefern, so dass du anhand der Beschreibung entscheiden kannst, ob du das Video sehen magst.

Diese Liste wird also nach und nach hoffentlich länger und länger. Gerne nehme ich dabei auch Videos auf, die du besonders hilfreich fandest!

Veröffentlichung am 30.7.2018

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Sam (in English, no photos): There, back, and there. Ups, downs, and an intact water sac

Sam’s story is full of ups and downs. She is a determined mom. She wants the birth circumstances to be how she likes them. Some people with medical background make that very hard for her; others are helpful. And, of course, the birth system also plays a role in there, forbidding the midwife to do a home-birth.

Luckily, Sam, her midwife and her partner are all determined to make baby’s birth happen with as little intervention as possible. And, as Sam concludes: It did not go like she wanted, but it was still perfect. 

Read a story of multiple car rides and a crowning with an intact water sac!

SPOILER: Sam shows us pictures some of you might find disturbing, as they show the process of birthing in a very detailed way. This is the „censored“ version of the story. If you want to see the photos, pleace click here.

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Sam (in English): There, back, and there. Ups, downs, and an intact water sac

Sam’s story is full of ups and downs. She is a determined mom. She wants the birth circumstances to be how she likes them. Some people with medical background make that very hard for her; others are helpful. And, of course, the birth system also plays a role in there, forbidding the midwife to do a home-birth.

Luckily, Sam, her midwife and her partner are all determined to make baby’s birth happen with as little intervention as possible. And, as Sam concludes: It did not go like she wanted, but it was still perfect. 

Read a story of multiple car rides and a crowning with an intact water sac!

SPOILER: Sam shows us pictures some of you might find disturbing, as they show the process of birthing in a very detailed way. For a „censored“ version of the story, pleace click here.

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Laura (in English): Sqeezing hips, please

Laura tells us how the father’s baby had a perfect idea for a beautiful home birth.

 

About us… my husband and I consider ourselves pretty green, spiritual, vegan, earthy, karma believers and live our “law of attraction” lifestyle the best we can.

A pregnancy without problems

First baby, first pregnancy. A little bit about my pregnancy. I had an amazing pregnancy. I did feel the fatigue and crumminess between week 6-12. No appetite and just super blah, but not actually throwing up, just once! From month 3 onward I had no real signs of pregnancy, I felt 100% myself. It was amazing!

Right until our little guy was born, I didn’t have an ache, Braxton-hick or a hint of fatigue. I gained 20lbs total. I started my pregnancy in the dark about the choice of freebirth, or even midwives at that point.

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Mary: the urge to be alone

Mary tells us about her beautiful daughter being born — and how her dad went to get ear plugs to be able to sleep through the noise.

 

Even short before the birth started, I was still unsure of my gestation, only knowing that I was either 34 or 38 weeks, so it did not feel unrealistic to me to be having my baby in late May. Hah. Denial is a hell of a thing. I totally knew.

Yesterday I woke up with a crazy amount of energy. I spent my day shoveling seaweed in the garden, then going for a long walk on the beach with my love, then coming home and inhaling a huge lunch, immediately afterwards feeling a ferocious need to be alone and take a nap.

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Elissa: how a second birth can heal a birth trauma

Elissia writes about her 2nd birth — about practical preparation and the healing powers of doing it your own way.

 

A little bit of a back story.

My first labor and birth was traumatic. I was in active labor for 36 hours and pushed for 7 hours. I was at a birthing center with a midwife and a “meh” partner (so, basically by myself.) It resulted in a transfer to a hospital a town away where I had an emergency c-section. “Diagnosis” was maternal exhaustion/failure to progress. I don’t remember a single thing after the transfer, didn’t see my daughter until 3 hours after she was born, my stitches tore open because the surgeon sucked, it got infected, they prescribed the wrong meds for the infection and I ended up needing a blood transfusion. Needless to say, I desperately wanted a different outcome with this birth… and I got it.

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