VBAC

A Year of Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

published on October 12th, 2015 by

At the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center we’ve been crunching some numbers and I’m pleased to report what we’ve learned. For the twelve months 9/1/2014 through 9/1/2015 our overall vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) success rate was an astonishing 81%. That means, in those patients with a history of prior cesarean section, our c-section … Continue

Once a Cesarean, Always a Cesarean? Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section

published on December 31st, 2014 by

Once a Cesarean, Always a Cesarean?  Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section   One of the most common reasons women undergo cesarean section today is because of having had a previous cesarean section.   That is, their physician subscribes to the, “Once a cesarean always a cesarean,” philosophy.  Yet many other women have successful vaginal deliveries … Continue

Story: Olson

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This is a story about a young man named Olson.  He was born in the early hours of 1/5/14 following the previous day’s snowstorm and weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces.  His size alone justifies celebration, but there’s more.  His mother gave birth to her previous two children via cesarean section and most told her that … Continue

Story: David Ronald

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This little man is David Ronald.  He was born on 12/11/14 and weighed 11 pounds, 10 ounces.  His Mom was so motivated to achieve a vaginal birth after having had cesarean sections  with her other children’s births, she traveled two hours from her home to see me and the Nurse-Midwives at the Fertility and Midwifery … Continue

Story: Slate’s VBAC

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This is a story about a young man named Slate.  He was born on 3/22/14 and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.  His birth represents another great VBAC story.  His Mom came to me rather late in her pregnancy because of a problem that is far too common in obstetrical practice: she sensed that her provider … Continue

Mila’s VBAC

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This beautiful little girl is Mila, she was born on 8/8/14 and weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.  Of course she is beautiful, and the magical way these photos capture her beauty  requires no fancy explanation.  But there is another story behind these photos.  It’s a story similar to several I have written, with an interesting … Continue