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Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts of this series (first & second), I still felt like C-Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a Cesarean, but I was doing everything possible to go into labor and have a vaginal delivery. Who wouldn’t, right? The bad thing was that I was stressing myself out, and obsessing over having an unmedicated, all-natural birth. I kept assuring myself and others…

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Quest to VBAC

Quest to VBAC

  Last post I talked about the heartbreak I felt after the birth of my firstborn. Since it ended in a C-Section, I was determined to have my unmedicated, all-natural birth the second time around. I obsessively researched the best exercises to do during pregnancy, religiously took my prenatals and iron pills, monitored and controlled my gestational diabetes like a boss, and- when I was getting close and past my estimated due date- looked into the most effective methods to…

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The Heartbreak After The C-Section

The Heartbreak After The C-Section

  My son wailed in the heated bassinet a few steps away, and the nurses were running around trying to find a heated blanket so they could lay him on my chest, but they were not fast enough. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful, so was cast aside. I did not feel like a mother. This is not how motherhood was supposed to begin. The exhaustion of pushing was supposed to be replaced with a rush…

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