Determined to VBAC, with Jaime Hitt

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #10

We’ve arrived at the last episode of our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today, Jaime Hitt tells us about her VBAC, and all the ways she prepared differently than for her first birth in order to make it happen, including and unexpected external cephalic version. Check it out.


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Some of what we talked about:

  • Realizing that her cesarean was unnecessary
  • What Jaime did differently to prepared for her VBAC
  • The difference between a VBAC tolerant and a VBAC supportive provider
  • Dealing with a slow to start birth
  • … and then baby was breech!!
  • “Walking the baby out”
  • The double edge sword of internal vaginal checks
  • Regrouping, regathering, and finding her resolve with the help of her husband
  • Changing your plan and coming to terms that you need an epidural
  • Getting much needed rest for what’s to come
  • Letting baby move down the birth canal with “passive descent”
  • Enjoying that golden hour (and how different it was from her first birth)


Links to some of the resources and other fun stuff mentioned on the show:


Related Birthful episodes:


All photos courtesy of Jaime Hitt

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Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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