How to Have a VBAC – The Most Important Thing

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Having attended hundreds of VBACs, I ‘m often asked what a woman can do to achieve this goal- and I have found that there is ONE thing that exponentially increases the odds of having a successful VBAC. The answer might surprise you.

Cut It Out by Theresa Morris – Go Read It

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Cut It Out by Theresa Morris brings new insight to what she calls the Cesarean epidemic in American. This a must read for expecting women and anyone who works with them including OBs, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators and midwives. Read why, you will be surprised.

Dallas and Fort Worth Doula talk about membrane sweeps

Stripping, Stretching, Sweeping – You Want To Do What?

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Sweeping, stretching and stripping all sound a bit scary, after all one’s lower uterus is not used to getting much action. Sweeping of the membranes, also called stripping or stretching, is a procedure performed during a vaginal exam.  A finger is placed into the cervix,  then in technical terms, “the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment …