A Midwife’s Gift: Olivia’s Birth Story
My journey to truly woman-centered birthing has been a gradual one. Like so many women in the US, my birth history isn’t without disappointment. My first labor ended in the operating room, far from the drug-free labor my husband and I had prepared for. During my second pregnancy I joined the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), learned about the impact of fetal position on labor and delivery, changed obstetricians and fought for and had a drug-free hospital VBAC.