When I found that April is C-Section Awareness Month, I knew that I needed to share my birthing story. In 2014 I had an emergency c-section with my firstborn . Consequently, I then had a planned c-section with my second born in 2016. Both experiences were like night and day. After my second one, I really thought that I was over the stigma around having c-section… but then I tried to write my story.
Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy.
So we all know that there are really two options when giving birth, right?? We either do it the “natural” way, which is vaginal, or we have a c-section. Simple. Two options. Some women have the choice of which option they want to go with, some don’t. Some want the “all-natural” experience, without the assistance
Four years ago, I gave birth to my daughter via c-section after hours of painful labor and then hearing the dreaded phrase, “Failure to progress,” come out of my OB’s mouth. After the dust had settled and I had a chance to think about what transpired during my labor and delivery, I was left feeling
Leading up to the birth of my daughter, I thought I had everything planned out. I chose a hospital birth, but one without meds. I would attempt a vaginal hypnobirth. Baby girl would go straight to my chest before being measured, weighed and cleaned off. We’d lay skin-to-skin, so she could find her way to
This flyer is for the local (New London) rally taking place on Labor Day next week as part of a national event, the National Rally for Change, seeking to raise awareness about the need for evidence-based maternity care and birth practices in our hospitals. Brandy Lewis is a local doula who is spearheading Connecticut’s contribution to