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!!!!!*