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I'm a little late posting this....my computer broke shortly after my daughter was born so my internet access is limited.

Basically just wanted to tell everyone that I had an amazing VBAC Feb 5 at the University of Washington Medical Center with the midwives.

My daughter was 8 lb 4 oz with an 85% head (although baby was smaller, head was nearly as big as my son's....he was born cesarean after "failure to progress" and stuck baby after 4 hours pushing....he was asynclitic and OP). She was born after about 12 hours of active labor, just over 1 hour of pushing. Only one stitch, I never had any pain after the birth. Everything went really well and the nurses and midwives were very supportive and LISTENED to me. Not one thing was done without my express consent, and they would discuss everything as options and I got to choose what to do.

I must add that my pregnancy and labor were complication free, I can imagine they may have been less accommodating if I were having complications or any risk factors.

Good luck to the other VBAC seeking mamas out there.
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Congratulations!!!
Every time I read about a successful VBAC it gives me hope

Spiralshell -- Mama to David Nathaniel, born October 2009. And so you see I have come to doubt all that I once held as true. I stand alone without belief, the only truth I know is you.
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Congratulations on your new LO and your VBAC! Way to go!!!
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Congrats!!

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Congrats!!! Sounds like everything was just as smooth as could be and wonderful! So great to hear!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!!!!

Me (30), DH (31), DS (3.5 yrs - 5/07), DD (1.5 yr - 2/09) via VBAC!!! DS (newborn - 11/10) via natural VBAC! 2 angel babies - 06/06 & 04/08
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Fantastic! many congratulations!!

Canadian mom of Myron born in Japan, March 2007. Our second son born at home, wonderful HBAC in July 2010. I am a jeweller, I love creating things!

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Congrats on the VBAC and baby.
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Congratulations, Mama--and Welcome to the World, Little One! <3

Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!

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Congratulations on the birth of your baby and your successful VBAC!
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Wooohoo another successful Seattle VBAC! It's so exciting.

I am so happy for you!!!! I will definintely be in touch if we use UWMC next year or so.

Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then an HBAC, then a VBAC!!).
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Awesome! I'm glad things went so well for you, congrats!

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SO great to hear! Hoping mine goes as smoothly! Getting very excited and praying for a VBAC that is as empowering and fulfilling as my dd's almost 3 years ago! Wonderful news!
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congrats!
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