After being a doula for 7 years, Dawn finally got her own VBAC success story: http://www.birthresourcenetwork.org/blog/a-doula%E2%80%99s-journey-to-vaginal-birth-after-three-c-sections/
Oh thank you for sharing such a touching story!! I particularly like this statement:
Reality comes crashing in at some point. I can’t save them all, no matter how passionate I am. I can only help the ones that seek me out. I couldn’t talk to the random moms in the park about why the c-section they had was not because of something being wrong with them or their body. They didn’t get it, nor did they want to hear it. I realized quickly that they have to be ready and have a desire to know.
That was awesome, TFS
what a great story.
Ariel, I like that statement you quoted too. I have heard my SIL tell birth horror stories from her 2 (one induction at her request b/c she was tired of being preggo and one c/s that might not have been necessary...who's to say)...and then heard my other SIL tell that her friend ended up with a c/s b/c "her hips weren't big enough for the baby" I just bite my tongue unless someone asks for info!
What an amazing story! Quite the inspirational story for any VBAC momma!! :bigarmhug:
I love that her story is not sugar-coated. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!! For some reason the "F" word was a favorite of mine during my last labor. I never use that word, but like her, I found that it was the only word that displayed the intensity of how I was feeling LOL!
Wow that was just amazing and boy do I know how she feels:
"Years later I would become a Doula and learn all the ins and outs of birth. I suddenly had to process my births all over again, but this time with the truth. My passion grew like a wildfire. I couldn’t get enough. I wanted everyone to know the truth. Why aren’t women being told these things, I would demand! The anger would come, the frustration and the desire to save everyone. Reality comes crashing in at some point. I can’t save them all, no matter how passionate I am. I can only help the ones that seek me out. "
It also make me feel better to know I am not the only c-section doula out there. I cried during my doula training having to re-live the reality of my births. Good for her!