10 Firsts that Help You Believe You Are Indeed Pregnant

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It can be hard to believe you're pregnant, but these pregnancy firsts really leave no doubt or denial!

Every single time I see that positive sign on a pregnancy test, I can't believe I'm pregnant. Mostly because I haven't started feeling pregnant yet. It's also slightly unbelievable that my husband and I are actually capable of creating life and that that new life is now starting to grow inside of me! Yes, I know how it works, but it's still amazing. While I experience several early pregnancy symptoms, it still takes me a while to really feel pregnant, to feel like I'm not just gassy, bloated, and slightly nauseated. Those can happen to anyone, at any time! No, for a long time, despite fully knowing I am pregnant, I still ...

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26 VBAC Success Stories That’ll Empower Your Trial of Labor

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Great list of VBAC success stories! And it's broken down by whether or not they were induced, had an epidural, were home births, were after 40 weeks, and so on! So helpful for pregnant women who want to have a vaginal birth after a C-section!

When you are debating C-Section vs VBAC, chances are you want to know what to expect before, during, and after your VBAC delivery. You want to  know that other people had a successful VBAC without major scary complications. You want to hear positive VBAC success stories to boost your confidence going into your trial of labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC). So, I am delivering these amazing delivery stories to you. And because many of us have various situations and desires for our VBAC delivery, I've included details and categories so that you can read these real success stories, from real women, from those you identify most with, and ...

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My Successful Induced VBAC – Emily’s Birth Story

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Successful VBAC Induced Birth Story

Last week we welcomed our fourth child into the Fagan home via a successful induced VBAC. I hadn't planned on being induced, via the doctor breaking my waters, but neither did I think my daughter would have very low amniotic fluid at her 40 week doctor's appointment. Her birth story is different than my others (read my son's VBAC birth story and my twin daughters' scheduled C-section birth story), but I am grateful that everything went great and my baby and I are healthy and home. We were able to go home on my 27th birthday. The Condensed Successful Induced VBAC Birth Story Monday, July 27, 2015 9:00 am - 40 week 1 day doctor's ...

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Michael’s Birth Story – My Successful VBAC

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Our baby is here!!  And it was quite the long process, what with going well over my pregnancy due date by 13 days, making it 41 weeks 6 days pregnant, and being in labor for more a day and a half. But, we did it!  I had a successful VBAC delivery! Short version: 9:00am Wednesday, March 20 - OB stripped my membranes. 2cm dilated. 10:30am Wednesday, March 20 - First real labor contractions begin 2:00am Thursday, March 21 - Head to the hospital 3:00am Thursday, March 21 - Officially admitted to the hospital at 4.5cm dilated 1:00pm Thursday, March 21 - Got some pain meds via IV 4:00pm Thursday, March 21 - Got an ...

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The Arrival of Lisa and Alison

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We went to the hospital for our planned C-section to have our little girls delivered. I was 37 Weeks and 6 days pregnant, large, and ready to meet the babies I've been feeling move around for the last several months. We arrived at the hospital, did some paper work, and then I was taken to the labor and delivery room. I put on my oh so fashionable gown, had some blood drawn and an IV put in (which hurts a lot) and was hooked up to the fetal monitors. However, the nurses couldn't find the second baby's heartbeat. She kept looking for it, and had the other nurse look, had a doctor look for it, and then they had an ultrasound ...

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