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Our Interviews with Doctors and Body Workers

Laurie and I are deep in the story gathering portion of our book. We’re both interviewing moms, partners, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors, outreach workers, therapists and other people who work with homebirth cesarean (HBC) moms and babies. If you are a medical professional scheduled for an interview with one of us, or you’re interested in…

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Our Interviews with Doulas and Childbirth Educators

Laurie and I are deep in the story gathering portion of our book. We’re both interviewing moms, partners, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors, outreach workers, therapists and other people who work with homebirth cesarean (HBC) moms and babies. If you are a doula or childbirth educator scheduled for an interview with one of us, or you’re…

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Her Midwife Thought She was Fired After the Cesarean

This mama had a midwife that left soon after the Cesarean and didn’t call or provide follow up care until the mom called her. This is what the mama said about that abandonment: I wonder if she was not wanting to face me or the whole thing. I brought up her not coming, that’s when I…

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Family Support

This Homebirth Cesarean mom, whose was apprenticing as a homebirth midwife before her own birth, shared this: I really felt like we tried so much. We had taken all the steps and then I didn’t know what else to do. We took the path and the path led there.   After they were told they would…

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Really Letting Go

I love what this mom has to say about her Homebirth Cesarean experience. It is so true, yet such a difficult process for so many of us. Talk about truly letting go and surrendering to the birth experience. What I’ve discovered in my life is that the times I get most disappointed and most emotionally…

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Grief and Community

The below video is a Homebirth Cesarean mom speaking about the importance of community, how the stories we carry can sometimes be unearthed during the birthing process and how she feels seasoned by her grief. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF-G3YpKlJU)

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Homebirth Cesarean Poem

Below is an amazing poem by Sage Cohen.  A writer by trade, it took 3 years after her HBC for these words to come through. Dear Scar, You new, kissless lips the surgeon made through which the slick tongue of my son’s life took its first taste of this world. Now empty of coin or…

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Courtney’s Birth Story and Postpartum – OMC Speech

This is part of my story as a Homebirth Cesarean (HBC) mom and why I’m so invested in helping other moms heal their own HBC experience. I gave this speech on March 16, 2012 at the Oregon Midwifery Spring Conference. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xvFavyEOFo)

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Our Interviews With Homebirth Cesarean Moms

Laurie and I are starting the story gathering portion of our book. We’re both interviewing moms, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors, outreach workers, therapists and other people who work with homebirth cesarean (HBC) moms and babies. If your a mom scheduled for an interview with one of us, or you’re interested in being interviewed, below are…

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