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Wonderful VBAMC story (vaginal birth after multiple cesareans)

I am so happy to share that my body, which was labeled CPD when I had my
first child who weighed 6 lbs 2 oz and I was told would never give birth
vaginally, after having 3 C-Sections gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at
home. We named her Leilani Rain. She was my biggest baby weighing in
at 8 lbs 14 oz, Head Circ. 14 inches, Length 20 inches, and Chest 14.5
inches.

I went into pre-labor on Sunday and by Tuesday I was in active labor for
about 13 1/2 hours. I had a great birthing team who pretty much stood back
and watched to only give me reassuring words when needed.

It was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced and can not even
begin to describe how empowering it was. Having her at home made all the
difference in the world. I felt comfortable and safe there. My “broken
body” (gosh I have to laugh at that) produced exactly what I needed when I
needed it. Be it endorphins, strength, a new wind to keep going, etc. etc.
etc….. It was GREAT! No medication was ever needed, requested or thought
of. I owe that to you great people and all the books recommended and read.
Through it all I new I could do it naturally and I DID! I trusted My Body
and My Body did a great job!

This will probably make me sound a little bratty, but I honestly want to
write a letter to all those doctors who told me I could not do this.
Especially the one who made my son cry all the way home because he told us
that I was crazy and looking to kill myself and my baby. Well I did it with
no complications to baby or me. We are both fine and healthy (just a little
tired).

Ladies, I am the biggest chicken in the world and if ICAN do this, so can
you. Trust your bodies. We were created to give birth. I will always have
you in my prayers and will always be rooting for you.


GOD Bless you,
Jennifer Lopez ~
Wife to my Best Friend and my Rock Gregory Lopez
Mother to:
AnaMaria – 12/11/92 – C/S due to FTP and CPD,
Wizdom – 07/29/06 – another
unnecessary C/S,
and Xander 03/27/04 scheduled C/S when told I could never
birth vaginally.
And now *Leilani Rain – 06/25/08 HVBA3C!!!!!*

9 COMMENTS

  • Angela says:

    I really appreciate this site and its boldness for spreading truth.
    I have had 6 unnecessary c-sections. They have all been low-transverse and healed well. My first was due to malposition which could have easily been changed if I would have been “allowed” to move. I was dilated and effaced completely with no induction. My 2nd c-section was due to the nurse “accidently” rupturing my membranes when I was only dilated to 7 and the baby not coming right away. How stupid of me to allow them to cut me again and not just wait. I had this baby over four years before my first. There was no reason at all to operate. My doctor was distressed!
    My 3rd c-section was about 2 years later and was elective due to scare tactics. With my fourth pregnancy I was much more educated in the field of child birth and VBAC and was completely prepared to have this baby naturally. Everything went great until I went to the hospital. I was treated like a criminal preparing to commit murder. I dilated to 10 on my own, but was still harassed and harassed until finally forced to have a c-section. During this operation my fascia was not put back together and I had a bulge the sixe of a small water balloon below my navel. I still suffer from this operation that was performed over 8 years ago. My 5th c-section was performed after finding a doctor who I felt supported me. I dilated again to 10. The baby was even descending into the birth canal. I had a nurse that was extremely nervous and told me I was taking too great of a risk. She frightened the dr and he demanded that I have another c-section. During this c-section the doctor nicked the main artery that connects my left fallopian tube to my uterus. I almost died from blood loss in this operation. I needed at least 2 or more transfusions and I had to spend the entire night in the ICU without my baby boy. It was horrible!!! That was considered the “safe” option….a c-section! My 6th c-section was in April 07. It was planned and I had a wonderful birthing experience. The doctor treated me human and cared very much for me. He told me that my uterus looked great and I was ready for baby #7. He knew we wanted a big family. That was in Germany.
    So, here I am now…I am in TN. I am almost 30 weeks pregnant and still have not even seen a OBGYN. This is the first time I feel very frightened about the medical system. I have been in contact with a Dr. via phone and email. She is a Dr/Midwife and we are seriously considering a Home birth. This is where I am now thanks to the abuse I have received in the hospitals. I am a woman wanting to have a baby. I want to be treated like a human not like an atomic bomb waiting to go off. I have read and read and read both sides…I know the risks. I am concerned about the safe delivery of my baby. But I have been frightened away from medical staff…There is so much more to my story. But, it would be too long to write here. I have been abused emotionally and physically. I feel I have been violated and have lost my body to a system…an evil system that believes that having a baby is a medical condition. Having a baby is not a medical condition. It is a normal, natural, God-given process that man has perverted and taken control over. Allow woman to just have their baby in a peaceful and safe environment. Leave us alone! If there is an emergency, we are thankful to have the medical staff…but until then, please let us be and let us give birth! The doctor does not need an enema every time he has to use the rest room and women do not need any interventions or inductions to have their babies!!!!!
    Sincerely, A woman who just wants to give birth not have an operation,
    Angela
    PS. A decision made out of fear is no decision at all!!!!!

  • SHERRY says:

    HI…MY NAME IS SHERRY. I HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. 2 BOYS AND ONE LIL GIRL. MY OLDEST IS 7 THEN COMES MY 3YR OLD AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY 2YR OLG PRINCESS. ALL THREE WERE C-SECTION. MY FIRST I WENT IN2 LABOR ON MY OWN. DIALATED ALL THE WAY AND TRIED PUSHING. SOMETHING WENT WRONG AND I WAS REQUIRED AN EMERGENCY C-SECTION. I WAS 18 YRS OLD AT THE TIME. THEN I GOT PREGANT WITH MY SECOND AND WAS SPOKEN 2 BY BY DOCTOR ABOUT (VBAC) AND THE RISKS THAT WERE INVOLVED. I WAS DESPERATE 2 GIVE BIRTH VAGINALY BUT AFTER MY 1ST EXPIERIENCE I WAS SCARED AND SO I WAS SCHEDULED 4 C-SECTION….AND SO THEN I GOT PREGANT WITH MY 3RD CHILD AND WAS TOLD THERE WAS NO CHANCE IN THE WORLD OF ME GIVING VAGINAL BIRTH SO I WAS PRETTY MUCH FORCED INTO A SCHEDULED C-SECTION…MY DAUGHTER JUST TURNED 2YRS OLD ON THE 17 OF JULY 2009. IM THINKING THAT I WANT A 4TH AND LAST CHILD BUT MY ANXIOUS 2 KNOW THE FEELING OF GIVING A VAGINAL AND NATURAL BIRTH BUT IM AM SCARED OF THE RISK BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT MY BODY IS CAPABLE OF DOING WHAT IT NEEDS TO DO ON ITS OWN.. 2DAY IS JULY 20,2009 AND I HAVE TIL 2012 TO BE CONVINCED THAT I CAN DILIVER MY NEXT BABY SAFLY AND VAGINALLY.. I CURRENTLY HAVE AN (IUD) THATS GOOD FOR 5YRS AND SO I HAVE 3YRS LEFT B4 I GET IT TAKEN OUT! IM REALLY LOOKING 4WARD IN2 DOING THIS VAGINAL BIRTH FOR MY 4TH CHILD!! ANY ADVISE I’LL TAKE IT…!

    SINCERELY,A MOTHER OF 3 IN THE FUTURE MOTHER OF 4…ALL I WANA DO IS HAVE A NATURAL AND VAGINAL BIRTH!

  • Samantha says:

    Hi my name is Samantha…I have had two c-sections in the past. The first I was dilated to 9 and tried to push but his heart rate went down and he wasn’t in position and they had no time to try anything else…My second was premature due to me having preeclampsia and a c-section was the safest way because he wasn’t ready to breath on his own so I didn’t want to put him through a birth knowing he was already going to face many medical issues..I do not have no more than two sons ages 2 and 4 months but I do want to try VBAC desperatly because I never wanted a c-section at all more I want to know what it feels like to experiance that. I am already in the process of planning another pregnancy and I hope all comes out well.

  • Nicole says:

    Hi my name is Nicole. I am 27 years old and I have had 2 c-sections. Our first child was breech. I was going into labor and the doctor decided I had to have a c-section. A lot went wrong for me. I had problems with the anestesia and healing process. I bacame pregnant for the second time with twins about 6 months after our fist child was born. My doctor was scared I would rupture so he did not allow me to have a VBAC. I didn’t like that I had to have another c-section but I had to do it because I did not want to harm our babies or get hurt myself. I am prgenant with our 4th child. Our twins are going to be 4 years old next week and my due date is in 4 weeks. I was just told it is standard procedure to give a c-section after a previous c-section.
    I am very very upset about that! I did a lot of research and it seems like it is really up to the doctor if they will let you try or not. I am wondering if it makes a difference in the time the pregnancies have been apart. I would think that 2 years after a previous c-section it might be dangerous to try a VBAC. My last c-section was 4 years ago. Does anyone have experience with a VBAC after 4 years of a c-section? Thanks-Nicole

  • enjoybirth says:

    A great resource for VBAC moms is ICAN http://www.ican-online.org They would be able to offer you more advice!

  • Kim Woodbury says:

    Thanks for your story. I too had the pleasure of experiencing a Vbac after 3 c-sections. It was a homebirth and it was the best. The Doctors called me ignorant and stupid, I was putting my life in Danger and it bothered me, but I believe in a God that is able to do all things. After only about 3 hours of intense labor I had a 8.9lb baby at Home. My 3 c-sections were never progressing and I believe it was due to being strapped to a bed with monitors, uncomfortable positioning in bed and impatience all around me. I am now pregnant with my number #5 and planning another vbac. Hoping to find a Midwive that will take my insurance and allow this is happen for my husband & I.

  • zoe says:

    hiya everyone i had 4 c/s and have been reading your storys my frist was because my baby was breach and they told me c/s was the best thing 4 me it was planned and went well my baby was 6.09oz and that was 5 years ago my second i had no probs with but went in to hosptail and got told the same thing again and had a never c/s my daughter c/s went well and she was 7.10oz but then 2 years later i had one but the midwife made me go and see her and told me that i had to hav a never c/s and i as not very happy as i wanted vbac but i ended up have in a c/s my baby was 6.09oz my last one i had i had an appountment to go and see them and got told the same again and told them that i wanted a normal brith but they said that there was grate risks in have in a normal brith so i had the c/s and my baby only was 6.0pound but me and my partner want to have one more but i want vbac and was wondering if this can still hapen and whats the most risk i would have?

  • zoe says:

    and if a midwife would listen to me and my partner has to say i want to be able to no the feeling what it like to have a normal brith and could i have this at a hosptail?

  • enjoybirth says:

    It would be a challenge to find a care provider to support you after 4 cesareans. However they are out there. You would want to do your research and find local care providers and see if you can find one that would support you. Ask them about the risks, etc.
    Good luck!

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