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The one stop shop for VBAC education, inspiration, and preparation.
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The one stop shop for VBAC education, inspiration, and preparation.

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Episodes

EP37 Amy's VBA2C + Classical Scar

1/16/2019
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It was a lot of work for Amy to find a doctor to support her with her VBA2C. Her first C-section was a classical (vertical) incision with premature twins. Her second, the typical low transverse (bikini cut) incision. Finding a provider supportive of a VBA2C is hard enough without a special scar, but like all the other women of strength we know, she dove into the information and prepared herself mentally and emotionally and found a provider to support her. Her story is full of struggle and...

Duration:00:42:52

EP36 Maria's VBAC + Hypnobirthing

1/9/2019
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Maria’s first C-section was for a breech baby. Her provider told her, “Oh, good! I am working on your due date, so we can just schedule a C-section for that morning.” She’s since had two VBACs after preparing for an unmedicated birth, taking a hypnobirthing class, and trusting her gut. She strongly believes in the power of affirmations, including and especially “I am having a VBAC!” Find a hypnobirthing instructor near you at hypnobirthing.com. If you are in Michigan, make sure to check out...

Duration:00:52:58

EP35 Mary's VBAC + Water Breaking

1/2/2019
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Mary’s determination is inspiring! She went from a planned C-section to an unplanned repeat C-section to a triumphant VBA2C after 70 hours of having her water break. Her journey started as a planned home birth, but after labor not starting for over 60 hours, they decided to transfer care to a supportive hospital two hours away from her house. You can find more information on what to watch for when your water breaks and what your provider might suggest for you. Find all of this and more on...

Duration:00:36:13

SE07 Julie's Breastfeeding Journeys + PPD

12/31/2018
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We have a great episode for you going in to the new year. Julie, one of your hosts, shares her struggle with breastfeeding after each birth and the very different feeding journeys each of her four babies have had. You might even hear the self-proclaimed “not a crier” choke up a bit as she walks through her story with you. Each journey is so different, you are sure to relate to some of her story. Feeding your baby is not one size fits all and this unique perspective amplifies that. Download...

Duration:00:20:18

EP34 Mandy's VBAC + VBAMC, Special Scars, Premie, & Pre-E

12/26/2018
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We hope you had a great Christmas! Meet our friend Mandy. She has had six births. Her first birth resulted in an inverted T-scar and the second was a repeat cesarean. She then went on to have healthy VBACs. With her last birth, Mandy took a huge lead in her community by helping incorporate a new hospital policy in her area. She inspires many during her episode. If you have a special scar, be sure to check out https://specialscars.org/. On the blog today: VBAMC (Vaginal Birth after Multiple...

Duration:00:44:25

SE06 For Birth Partners + What VBAC Dads Want you to Know

12/24/2018
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Happy Monday! We are continuing our month of special episodes with a special treat for you. Today we interview five different Dads who have been through the VBAC journey with their partner. Listen in as they share their thoughts on doulas, birth, and offer their best advice for birth partners. Grab your significant other and share earbuds, this is sure to be one of your favorite episodes. Download FREE VBAC birth affirmations for you birth space here!fb.me/thevbaclink for...

Duration:00:51:59

EP33 Jenna's VBAC + Breech Babies

12/19/2018
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Jenna’s story is so much fun. Her C-section was due to a breech baby that wasn’t discovered until she was in labor. The doctors were considering performing breech delivery until the baby’s feet, legs, and hips were out and presenting with a cord. The Cesarean was performed immediately to get her baby out. You will never guess what happened right before her VBAC! Find the referenced information on breech and more on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog. Download FREE VBAC birth...

Duration:00:45:11

SE05 Q & A with Julie & Meagan

12/17/2018
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It’s Q&A time with Julie and Meagan! Today we are answering you women of strength asked online. These questions are fantastic! Learn more about uterine rupture, what to look for in a provider, the recommended time frame between pregnancies, how moms and doulas handle difficult doctors, and more.. Thank you so much for submitting your questions. If you have more, we would love for you to reach out and ask-- your question might just end up on the podcast. Learn more on our VBAC blog:...

Duration:01:11:02

EP32 Bronwyn's VBAC + Special Scars

12/12/2018
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Bronwyn has a wealth of knowledge and information to share with you during this special scar episode. She has had such a wide range of experiences from vaginal, Cesarean, hospital, and home births as well as VBAC. Each birth has brought her so much knowledge and she shares all of the things she has learned along the way. Bronwyn is also the moderator and runs the website special scare special hope. She helps inspire women all over with special scars looking to VBAC. Along with her inspiring...

Duration:00:32:11

SE04 Meet Nick & Rick, the Husbands Behind the Podcast

12/10/2018
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Join us as our husbands, Nick and Ric, meet each other for the first time over the podcast. We interview them and ask them about their experiences during our own personal VBAC journeys. They share their thoughts on birth, doulas, having placentas in the freezer, and will make you chuckle as you listen to their highlights of the births. This episode is a great one for birth partners to get a better perspective on how our husbands view VBAC and doulas; you might be surprised! More VBAC info...

Duration:00:45:48

EP31 Enzhe's VBAC + Season Two!

12/5/2018
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Join Enzhe as she tells you about her journey from Moscow, Russia to Salt Lake City, Utah to have her VBAC. When she arrived, she was determined to find the best team possible for her birth. After so much research and dedication, Enzhe decided on a birth center birth where she and her husband delivered their baby boy in the water. Her journey is inspiring and truly uplifting, and we’re so happy we were able to join her along this beautiful process of hers. You won’t want to miss out on this...

Duration:00:23:29

SE03 Lindsey + The Evidence for Doulas

12/3/2018
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Happy Holidays! We are excited to be bringing you a special episode EVERY Monday in December. This week, we have Lindsey, who walks us through having a gentle Cesarean and support from an incredible doula, you will never guess who her doula was! Then, we talk about exactly how a doula will benefit YOUR birth, no matter what type of birth you are planning. Check out our new VBAC doula directory specially created for women who have attended out VBAC doula training and certification program....

Duration:00:33:50

EP30 Erin's VBAC + Home Birth Safety

11/28/2018
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Erin’s VBAC story is a very surprising one! She talks about how her contractions never got to be more than seven minutes apart and how the fetal ejection reflex happened so quickly that her baby was born at home, unplanned, and unassisted while her doula and husband were pounding on the locked front door outside. There is so much fun and inspiring information in this story; it is sure to be a quick favorite for all. Then, we talk about home birth safety and, as always, you can learn more on...

Duration:00:50:57

EP29 Tabitha's VBAC + VBAC After Multiple C-sections

11/21/2018
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Tabitha’s story is impressive! She has had 2 VBACs after having 4 (yes, four!) C-sections. Her OB told her that nobody in their right mind would touch her with a ten foot pole when she wanted to VBAC. Now, that OB is a supportive midwife. See what happened to help her change her mind in this incredible VBAC story. You can find more about VBAMC on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog. Our NEW VBAC shop!fb.me/thevbaclink for Facebook@thevbaclink on InstagramFind Meagan and Julie’s birth...

Duration:00:28:21

SE02 Hannah + First Time Moms + Tips to Avoid a C-section

11/19/2018
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Surprise! It’s Monday, and we have our second special episode for you directed towards first time moms and how to avoid getting a C-section in the first place. Share the love with your network and let’s help reduce the overall C-section rate. In this episode, Hannah shares her story on how she navigated through her first pregnancy journey and avoided a C-section by finding a more supportive provider and educating herself on evidence based care. Then, we talk about the primary reasons for...

Duration:00:34:52

EP28 Nicole's VBAC + Length Between Pregnancies

11/14/2018
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Nicole’s two boys are two years apart exactly. High blood pressure, preeclampsia, suspected big babies, meconium in the water, this story is full so many ups and downs but, you will enjoy listening to Nicole share her story. Her birth team was so incredible helping her to achieve her goal of a VBAC so listen closely and pick up some tips, especially if you are planning on getting an epidural. After that, we discuss the recommended length of time between pregnancies after a C-section. What is...

Duration:00:35:05

EP27 Megan's VBAC + Birth After Loss

11/7/2018
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Megan shares her difficult journey through a twin pregnancy ending in a premature birth at 32 weeks via C-section and loss of one of her babies, Madelyn, when she was just four days old. Her journey is unique as she mourned the loss of her daughter while learning to be a mom to a preemie son in the NICU. She went on to have three VBACs and shares her journey of her second pregnancy, struggling with the unique emotions surrounding pregnancy after infant loss. You can find more about how to...

Duration:01:04:32

EP26 Aly's VBAC + Anterior Placentas

10/31/2018
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Aly is such a talented storyteller. You will love hearing her journey and how much she educated herself as she prepared for a home VBAC (HBAC), with a placenta possibly lying over her scar, just 11 millimeters from her cervix. Aly is a true woman of strength as she used her intuition to guide her and find a birth team to support her. You can find more information on anterior placentas and the links to the study she references on our VBAC blog at: thevbaclink.com/blog. fb.me/thevbaclink for...

Duration:00:27:35

EP25 Jenn's VBAC + Honoring Your Intuition

10/24/2018
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Walk with Jenn along the way as she shares her birth stories. You will listen in awe as she shares each of her incredibly different journeys and, during each experience, allowed her intuition to guide her to make the best decisions for her and her family. She works through a late term stillbirth, an unplanned unmedicated birth, a planned Cesarean, a premature birth, twins, an induced VBAC, and a spontaneous VBAC; she has seriously been through it all. Then, Meagan talks about the importance...

Duration:00:47:59

EP25 Jenn's VBAC + Honoring Your Intuition

10/24/2018
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Walk with Jenn along the way as she shares her birth stories. You will listen in awe as she shares each of her incredibly different journeys and, during each experience, allowed her intuition to guide her to make the best decisions for her and her family. She works through a late term stillbirth, an unplanned unmedicated birth, a planned Cesarean, a premature birth, twins, an induced VBAC, and a spontaneous VBAC; she has seriously been through it all. Then, Meagan talks about the importance...

Duration:00:33:29