This post was updated and expanded in February 2009 and can be read here:
Is VBAC Illegal? Is homebirth illegal?
1:00 pm Speaker, 2015 Rally To Improve B... @ Third Street Promenade
Speaker, 2015 Rally To Improve B... @ Third Street Promenade
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
I’m so excited to speak at this event! Will you be there? What should our VBAC rally signs say? ______________________ Los Angeles Birth Community is bringing it to Santa Monica for the national Improving Birth[...]
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Ok, so it's a fake Buddha quote... Still a good sentiment. :-) fakebuddhaquotes.com/holding-onto-anger-is-like-drinking-poison/
"First 2 planned csections in 2009 and 2010 (trusted my obgyn that it was best.) On 3rd pregnancy I began to research. Here I am with a 1st homebirth (year 2012) after 2 csections! It is possible! Be determined!" #vbacfacts ... See MoreSee Less
VBAC at Kaiser Orange County, CA? "11w1d with baby #3...baby #2 is just about 14m. First cs was 7/2010, second was 7/2014. FTP both times, the first because I was young and misinformed and induced and naive ; the second because I was terrified & exhausted after a hard & fast labor on 1 hr of sleep. 2nd pregnancy was an uphill battle to even get to a TOL, they kept scheduling a repeat cs despite my efforts to avoid it. So extra unnecessary stress plus the hospital was a 20 mile drive from home , and l&d nurse was rude and preferred "perfect patients" to involved mothers...my cervix hit 9cm and started to swell and go backwards...after 9 hrs with no progress, grand total of 14hrs in labor on 1hr of sleep since fireworks the night before (4th of july weekend) I quit and took the cs. I've had ppd the last two times because I've been so upset about my birth experiences...at this point my ob is open to "the conversation" and didn't shut me down/rule it out but she seems kinda new & super young and mentioned needing to check hospital policy and so on...so now *****i'm looking for resources to bring to my appt next month***** that will pull her fully to my side instead of the hesitation she showed right now. This is a new ob to me, and new hospital that is much closer than last time. I have kaiser in orange county, CA so changing providers is easy, however since it's usually same department/same hospital, don't know how effective changing doctors is with kaiser anyway. (I'm told kaiser around here is very pro-vbac, but I have yet to see so for myself as it is very early and I've only seen my care team twice.) Also, with the spacing so close should I anticipate a vbac getting shut down immediately or is there hope??" #vbacquestions #vbacfacts ... See MoreSee Less
A nurse comments: "I have a VBAC Facts magnetic bumper sticker on my car. At work, students will walk up to me in the parking lot and begin to chat to get more information because they realize I have more in depth information. On another note, going to a friend's house for dinner, someone walked in and said they liked my new car. I asked how they knew I had a new car, the reply, only I would have a sticker with the word 'vagina' on it."
Almost 13lbs of regular & magnetic bumper stickers. (TSA loves me.) I'm packing for you Oklahoma!! #vbacfacts #factsoveragenda vbacfacts.com/Oklahoma Oklahoma Birth Network Buy yours at http:/...