Name: Dana Child: Boy, 2 years old Place of birth: St.Mary’s Mercy Health / Downtown Grand Rapids What were your reasons for hiring a doula? My husband and I are the first “kids” in our families to have a baby, and among the first of our friends to have kids as well. We wanted a…

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Name: Carrie Stephens Children’s names: Malone, Beau and Jocie When did you have your C-section? 1st – July 2, 2012 2nd – December 7, 2015 Was it planned or unexpected? 1st – Not planned; My C-section was scheduled at 39 weeks due to Frank Breech position. However, at 37w1d my water broke with no onset…

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My 1st C- section was not planned. I labored for 24 hours, 3 hours of that were pushing. It was after my son would not crown, that my husband, nurse midwife, Ob Gyn and I decided that a C-section was the best course to take. After the C-section the doctor prescribed narcotics but since I…

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Name: Jessica Child’s name: Theodore (Teddy) I had my C-section on November 30, 2017. It was not planned, nor was it an emergency. He was a week late and I was induced. Induction was going well, but after being dilated to 9 for 3 hours with no further progress, Teddy was showing signs of distress…

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Name: Amanda Pfeiffer Children’s names: Liam and Emma When did you have your C-section? 1st – 2007 2nd – 2013 Was it planned or unexpected? 1st – Emergency, we were 2 weeks over due for our first baby. At the urging of our OB we went in to be induced. We were on Pitocin and…

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When did you have your C-section? March 2017 Was it planned or unexpected? A little bit of both! I was planning on a natural vaginal delivery but discovered at my 38 week appointment that my baby was breech. My OB scheduled an ultrasound to see if I would be a candidate for an external version.…

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