Here is my birth story, about 99% complete. Most of this story is from what I directly remember, but there are parts that I was told about afterwards, from my midwife and doula and a friend that was there, filling in the blanks when I was too out of it to fully realize what was [...]
This is the story of the home birth after two cesareans of our third son, Evren Abel, whose birth was the culmination of five years of hoping, planning, wishing for the peaceful, gentle birth I wanted so badly to give to all of my children. I’m sitting beside him, having just nursed him to sleep [...]
Are you pregnant or did you recently have an HBAC (or plan an HBACthat ended in a CBAC) in an area that is not friendly to VBACs? Weneed stories from HBAC moms, CBAC moms (who planned an HBAC) or moms planning HBACS in areas where;
1) hospital policy prohibits VBACs and2) the state legislation either does [...]
Like most women who VBAC, my birth story begins with the birth of my son a little less than three and a half years prior to the birth of my daughter. While I wasn’t exactly ignorant of the birthing process with him, I trusted that I would be able to deliver him without a cesarean. [...]
For months and months I have dreamt of this moment. The moment when my daughter would be here and I would be able to say that I did it. I had my home birth after cesarean. I imagined what my birth story would contain and couldn’t wait to write it. And now that the time [...]
Saturday, November 3rd , I was 2 days past my “due date” and ready to try and get things moving. When I was pregnant with my son I took castor oil and went into labor that night, so once again I plugged my nose and chugged down a glass of orange juice and that ever [...]
So it all started the evening of November 6th! As soon as my husband walked through the front door from work/school the contractions started! At first they weren’t very strong or consistent, but then I shortly realized that as time moved on I was having to breathe through them. I’m pretty terrible at timing contractions [...]
Our next online support chat will be Oct 26th at 9pm EST. We will be using a text-based chat room to serve those who are unable to utilize the webinar software. This will be a free ICAN online support meeting! To join, register as a user on the ican-online.org home page. Then, on the night of the [...]
Quinn Keith Albright
Born September 28, 2012 at 4:25pm
11 pounds 15 ounces
15.25” head circumference, 15.75” chest
This birth was by me, for me.
This birth story is about me. The mother of 4. The wife of Aaron. The woman of strength and self doubt. Of determination and defeat. Of love and broken heartedness. My choices are my [...]
Mark your calendars for two upcoming online support meetings hosted by ICAN Education Director Krista Cornish Scott. The first will be October 12 at 9 PM EST using the Meetingburner Audio webinar support chat. The second will be held on October 26, also at 9 PM EST using the Board chatroom visual support chat system.