Category: Labour and delivery

Attack of the VBAC: Why moms who only have C-sections can feel like losers

So … I had C-sections. Two of ’em. When I went into labour with D, it was a long, drawn-out, basically horrible affair that went on forever and ended with a semi-emergency C-section. (You can read about it all here, here, here, and here if…

Has it really been two years since I screamed that loudly?

Two years ago today, I went into labour with our son, D. My water broke. I went to the hospital. And I began what ended up being a 17-hour labour that turned into a C-section. I remember it so clearly. The pain — the…

C-section smackdown: emergency versus scheduled

When I was waiting for my scheduled C-section, I spent a lot of time wondering if it would be similiar to my first C-section. Knowing what’s ahead might have made it easier, or it might have made it harder, because I would be pscyhing myself…