It was time to let go of the natural birth idea and let science listen to the message Mother Nature was sending. It was time to have a plus size emergency c-section.
The news, of having a Single Umbilical Artery pregnancy, cast a shadow of uncertainty over what should have been a giddy, happy, excited time preparing for the arrival of our first child.
I had planned a plus size natural birth from the beginning. So I was trying to mentally talk myself into believing that I could handle the pain for just a few seconds at a time.
So many of us, experiencing an obese pregnancy, have been misled to believe we can’t have a healthy outcome. The reality is people of all sizes can and do have healthy pregnancies! This is Adriane’s story.
I think back at those amazingly hard 30 hours and how emotional they were. I can’t believe I doubted my body and my baby. This is my plus size VBAC story!
Moral of my story, as a plus size mom, is that you get to take your care into your own hands. This is my transfer birth story from a birth center to the hospital.
After years of not conceiving I thought it wasn’t possible. I was shocked to see that perfect little plus sign. I immediately worried, would I have a healthy plus size pregnancy and baby? Would l look pregnant or just fat? I had so many plus size pregnancy fears!
The loss of a pregnancy is something that impacts people in many different ways – and all of those ways should be honored. A mother should be supported as well as her partner. This is one mom’s story of giving birth after pregnancy loss…
I thought my body was a failure because we had a different journey than others. But then I look at my daughter and think to myself “my goodness, my body was perfect for her”.