The amazing Alison Hightower with 18 months old, June. Alison is also 7 weeks pregnant! Her first pregnancy was healthy, and she made all of the choices needed to ensure the natural birth she desired from choosing midwives, to hypnobirthing. When she neared 40 weeks with no progress, her midwives started pushing for an induction. She staved them off until week 42 but after 3 days of all the meds and zero dilation, she consented to a cesarean. While her physical wounds healed without issue, Alison found her emotional process tough to contend with. Like many women before her, she broke down in tears during her interview while recounting the loss of the birth she desired. Alison is hopeful that the homebirth VBAC she has planned with her current pregnancy is healing and transformative. We hope so too!
Alison and June came in for a follow-up today! Alison is currently 34.5 weeks pregnant with another baby girl. She is on target for a homebirth VBAC sometime mid October.