Something happened yesterday to somebody I don’t even personally know, really.  I never met her, just her boyfriend.  It’s something that happens every day, to millions of women, almost 1/3 of all mothers today in fact.   Most people don’t consider that a big deal.  But just the knowledge that it happened, the sight of the […]

Kender — another perfect VBA2C, unassisted attended homebirth

July 22, 2008 — Kender Allyn Hunt Kender was a surprise baby. Not like a birth control failure surprise, more like a “we got lazy with the birth control” surprise…but unplanned, nevertheless. That’s how he got his name. Kender love to play tricks on people, and we like to say he tricked us into letting […]

Jarod — a perfect unassisted birth center VBA2C

February 12, 2006 — Jarod DeMar Hunt It took me a long time to really process my second c-section. At first, I was totally okay with it, because when the call was made I was at the end of my rope and there was no other option. But when I broached the subject of another […]

Liam — an attempted HBAC transported to an emergency repeat c-section for maternal exhaustion and CPD

October 15, 2002 — Liam Trevor Hunt When I got pregnant the second time, I wasn’t even trying. We’d been trying to conceive for months, but illness had put us off it that month. But we got pregnant anyway, and I was due on the triplets’ birthday! We still believe he was the lost number […]

Brenden, Tamara, and Caitlin — part 2

October 12, 2009 — Brenden Connor Hunt, Tamara Elayne Hunt, Caitlin Alyssa Hunt It was starting to look like we might get the full 48 hours on the steroids, maybe even more. Then my water broke. I rolled over to go to the bathroom and felt a bit of a gush, and felt it again […]

Brenden, Tamara, and Caitlin — part 1 — an emergency c-section at 26 weeks after preterm labor and PPROM

All night Sunday night I tried to sleep, but I was woken up every seven minutes by these horrendous contractions. The pain level just kept getting worse and worse. By six o’clock in the morning, I had pretty much had enough. I got my mother to fix me something for breakfast, because they never let […]

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