Pregnancy

Home Birth after Cesarean: My VBAC Experience with Lucie

My first birth was nothing at all like I had planned. When I hit 40 weeks of pregnancy, my hospital provider threw my birth plan out the window and scheduled me for an induction. A series of events—often referred to in the birth world as the cascade of interventions—led me to an emergency cesarean, leaving […]

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COVID-19: Pregnancy and the Immune System

Pregnant women are particularly susceptible to illness during pregnancy because of their compromised immune system, specifically during the 2nd trimester. The immune system is repressed due to the foreign DNA (father’s DNA) within the fetus. The stress that pregnancy puts on a pregnant body is important to take into consideration when discussing the immune system.

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