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CAM Birth Story: Sarah’s HBA4C – “An Incredible Feat!”

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Sarah Fuerstenau. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
My birthing story begins back in 2005 when I had our first child. I had prepared myself for a natural, drug-free vaginal birth but I ended up with an emergency [...]

CAM Birth Stories: Elayne’s “Wide Range of Births”

These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Elayne Glantzberg. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
Elayne sends along her four very different birth stories, all previously published on her family’s blog. Below are excerpts with links to the full stories.
Cesarean with 26-week triplets: “I didn’t [...]

CAM Birth Story: Brandy’s HBA2C

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Brandy Pankau. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
Well I am not even sure where to begin! I guess I will start with my first birth with my oldest son.  It is September of 2004 and I am only [...]

CAM Birth Stories: From Cesarean to Empowering CBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Jordan Bucher. Jordan says, “I wanted to send the story of my cesarean and my attempted HBAC (that turned out to be an incredibly empowering CBAC) for Cesarean Awareness Month. I hope other ICAN blog readers can find some inspiration from my experiences, [...]

CAM Birth Story: Heather’s Journey to Homebirth

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Heather Deatrick. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
Birth story of Gregory Patrick
HBAC (Home Birth After Cesarean) on 01/13/2011
by Heather Deatrick
How I ended up having a homebirth is truly amazing, as it is nothing I ever would have [...]

CAM Birth Story: Janel’s HBA3C

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Janel Hyland. Janel says, “Hope this can inspire many!” To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
I know my birth story needs to start with my first birth. This is going to be long, it has taken me [...]

From “McBirth” to Homebirth

ICAN mama Rebecca James was recently interviewed on elephantjournal.com about her journey from having a “McBirth” to homebirth, with a little help from ICAN along the way. She had this to say about how ICAN helped support her after her traumatic cesarean surgery:
It is hard to find support after a cesarean! Most people don’t understand [...]

Emre’s Birth – A Powerful CBAC

Emre’s birth story actually starts over 3 years ago with the story of Aydin’s birth. That sounds so beyond corny, but it’s true. Jason and I decide to try to conceive Aydin at a time when his birth would coincide with my graduation from law school. I always had this abstract idea that I would [...]

Rebirthing ~ The Birth of Dolores Philomena

Julie sent in this birth story to share. Would you like to have yours posted here? Send it to: blog@ican-online.org. If you are looking for more inspirational birth stories, click here.
The story of her labor and birth began with Paul. We had wanted a homebirth, but due to many things and choices that we made, [...]

CAM Birth Story #46: Erica’s HBAC with Twins

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint: grab a box of Kleenex)!
From [...]