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#1 of 37 Old 07-08-2008, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We would truely love to share our special story with others. Here is our video, we hope to help and encourage other moms & dads with it. Enjoy.


This is the translated to enlish version:

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and this is the original spanish version:

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What a beautiful video! Congratulations!!

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That was such an amazing and inspirational video of your births! God bless you for maintaining strength and faith. I await the arrival (hbac) of our little one (almost 39 weeks). My husband and I hope and pray that he/she will arrive healthy and safe here at home.
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thanks that was beautiful :
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Love it!

 

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I cried as I watched this video can really understand how you are feeling. While I didn't get my homebirth, I did have 2VBA3C's and it was amazing.

Thank you for sharing!
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wow. amazing.

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As I sit here knowing I have about 2 weeks or so left before my VBAC, you inspire me. What a beautiful and touching story. Thank you so much for sharing.

Who can survive without faith.

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Oh my GOODNESS!~!!!!! Your midwife is Kathy!!!! She was just telling me how she went to PR and delivered a vba3c!!!! You must be her!!!! I am planning a vba2c in just 4 short weeks!!!!! I cryed and cryed then when I saw Kathy I was like WOW!!! YAY GO YOU!!!!!

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Wow I cannot express what I feel when i see your video! It's so inspiring, I hope that I can do it too!
Thanks for sharing!

Momma to DD (12/04) hearts.gif and DS (11/09) hbac.gif.
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!

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How beautiful!! Congratulations!!!: Very inspiring!!!
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Did you have to make me cry!?!!!...Im sobbing like a baby here!!!
My son said that was a great song! hehe

That was a fantastic video hun. So beautiful and inspiring. I just dont know what else to say! You will be in my thoughts when my time comes - your faith can fuel mine! - Thank you for that!!!

Mummy me : > Thats Ann! and my beautiful SONS Duncanand Hamish 19/09/05 & 22/04/10!
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ARE YOU IN PR??? I am here in PR too!!! Your video made me cry. Thanks so much for sharing. BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm still grieving my c/s, this was really uplifting.
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Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations.
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Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations.
You've really inspired me.

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congrats! thank you for wanting to inspire other women and show them its not impossible!
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Wow! Just.... wow! Congratulations. I'm planning for a VBAC with this baby. I have a midwife with this one, who DH and I both really like. Thank you for the video.

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Simply, BRAVO!

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That was beautiful. I'm crying my eyes out here. Well done to you for being so determined and keeping your faith. I'm so pleased you finally got to experience childbirth
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That was beautiful, thank you for sharing

Congratulations on your vba3c! What a triumph!

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ribboncesarean.gif vbac.gifhomebirth.jpg I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.

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I am in tears..i am so glad you posted this it gives such hope amongst all the doubt and those who are in opposition to birthing after multiple no reason surgeries. I hope I can prove them wrong too and above all prove to myself that I can do this
thanks again

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So beautiful Mama! Thank you for sharing- this brought back beautiful memories of my homebirth vbac, on June 19th of last year.

Mama to my spirited J, and L, my homebirth: baby especially DTaP, MMR (family vax injuries)
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Thank you all for your kind and loving words. I am very glad to have had the opportunity to share this with other moms and dads. It is very important to me to be able to help others. I believe that this was the purpose of my 3 c-sections- To help others realize that if "I CAN" get back up on my feet after falling 3 times.... "YOU CAN TOO!"

I really hope this helps others wash away some of their fears and gives them a BIG boost of Faith for when it's time to make their own story.

One thing that helped me through labor was mentally repeating to myself these words: " I am designed for this. I CAN, I CAN, of course I CAN."

ps- yes I am in PR and we had Kathy (out midwife) come down.
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Hi ! Your video was amazing! I am currently praying that God touches my DH heart so that he can open up to the idea of another baby. I have had 2 c-sections and he says he can't muster up the courage to watch me go through it again. I wanted a VBAC but at 39 weeks the baby was "big for my size" , my BP was starting to go up a little, I was not dilated... nothing. I tried herbal stuff, accupuncture to ripen the cervix, took castor oil and nothing worked. After being summoned with all the what if scenarios we scheduled a repeat c-section. In retrospect... it went well, but I wish I had not caved in to everyine else's fears. I SO wanted to birth my child! I still do! I know that I am not done having babies... although he feels strongly that he is.

Watching your video gave me courage and inspiration...muchas ilusiones.
How did you find your midwife? Did you follow a special diet (organic stuff etc.) during pregnancy? Did you take any herbs to help with your cervix?

Praying and wanting to have your same experience...

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Your video just made me cry and cheer: Your story will be an inspiration to others.

Contragulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!:::
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That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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veronicalynne & CaliMommie: I'm glad that you enjoyed my slideshow. Thanks for the cheers and cute smilies.

mamamia713: Sure, I'll share some advice.

First of all keep on praying for guidance and for God do do His will. Keep up the Faith, remember things happen in His time not ours.

I suggest that you try sharing my slideshow with your husband. A woman on ican wrote to me and told me that her husband was moved with the slideshow and finally acknowledged(sp?) that he hadn't been too supportive of her after the csec and that he too had bitter feelings about the whole thing. He opened up to her and she was happy about that.

I did the same with my husband. I shared other peoples vbac birth stories with him. I showed him my favorite vbac slideshows and he accompanied me to a vbac support group (very important). This was all very helpful and encouraging.

I found my midwife by making many phone calls to different midwives and someone refered me to her. Then I came here on MDC and asked around for other womens' experience with her.

I ate a healthy diet whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Only non processed, fresh foods. NO junk foods or sugary things. Non spicy and very low in sodium. I drank lots of water. I took vitC with betacarotene, vitE, and Omegas 3,6,9. Plus I drank a lot of red raspberry leaf tea.

I read and read and read a lot on the ICAN-online yahoogroup elist.

I was not in a rush. I trusted my body to do it's thing when it was ready. I got up to 41wks & 4 days without getting stressed about it. I made sure to stay physically and mentally relaxed, well sort of-- I DID have 3 other little ones causing kaos all over, but I tried my best to keep my cool.

But, the most important thing was, keeping our Faith.

Sigue tus ilusiones. You CAN do it!
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Absolutely Beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. It is very touching and inspirational!

Blessings!

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that was beautiful and so inspiring! thank you so much for sharing!
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That was wonderful!! Congradulations on such a wonderful birth!!!
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