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Due to the rate of unnecessary c-sections, the lack of support and limited options for VBAC moms in the hospital, more and more women are choosing to have their VBAC babies at home. This podcast was created for women to share and listen to stories of Home Birth After Cesarean.

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

Jaimie’s Cesarean, Hospital VBAC & HBAC Stories

May 23, 2022

In today's episode we meet Jaimie, who is a mother of four, as well as a doula and lactation consultant. Jaimie had a cesarean after her first baby flipped breech between 38 and 39 weeks. After being led to believe that she would have a “gentle cesarean” but none of her preferences actually being honored, she knew she wanted something different the next time. Jaimie then went on to have a hospital VBAC with a 9lb baby and 2 HBACs, both of which were with 10lb babies.

Join us as Jaimie shares her birth stories, her journey through learning about pregnancy and birth, how she started advocating for herself and the impact it had during her VBAC birth in the hospital, and how she supports other moms today in her role as a doula. We also discuss the “protest-despair” response in babies who are immediately separated from their mothers after birth, how hospitals often seem to focus on paperwork and policies rather than the human beings they are working with, variations of normal in labor, our body’s innate wisdom and the ability of our body and baby to work together during labor and birth, our intuition as mothers and how it can lead us to support our babies in ways we may not understand in the moment, the image we create in our minds of how birth “should be” vs. how it actually is, the importance of processing through our births regardless of the outcome, the mental and emotional battles that often come with pregnancy, and the impact that true surrender in pregnancy, birth and motherhood can have.

Connect with Jaimie on Instagram, here.

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Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.