Fallout-|- Birth Doula 147 Posts | Joined BG: Mar 06, 2011 Last Visit: 2 years ago
Age 26
Gender Female
Status Married
Work Doula & Childbirth Educator
Location Alaska
Interest Breastfeeding, VBACs, Natural Birth, Sewing, Cloth Diapering, Breast Milk Donation, Baby Wearing, Doula, Placenta Encapsulation
Kids 19
My name is Samantha.

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I'm 22, but don't let my age fool you. I got a fast start on my life and I'm making my way towards my goals. It's a long process, but in the end, it will be worth it.

I have three children; Madison (8/07), Daniel (5/09) and Ava (2/11). These three kids do it all... They drive me crazy, but they make my life worth living.

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I'm a birth doula and childbirth educator. I love what I do and I love learning everything I can to help aid me in those field. It's funny; as much as I think I know, I always find myself astounded at what I didn't know. Every client and every student teaches me something new.

I'm in college. I'm currently in my third year of my biological sciences degree. I'm planning on joining the military (not sure what branch) and going to medical school after I've completed my biological sciences degree.

Why am I going to medical school? I want to be an obstetrician. Originally, I had planned on being a midwife, but I realized how badly our obstetric care needed reformed. The only way for this reform to take place, is to reform the thinking and ideals of the care providers within the system. I want to be that change. I want to help prevent women from experiencing the unnecessary trauma I went through.

I was a victim of the poor obstetric care in our country, not only with my first pregnancy, but my second pregnancy as well. My daughter Madison was born via a cesarean resulting from the improper use of interventions. (You can read her birth story here) My son Daniel was born via a repeat cesarean that resulted from coercion and pressure. My daughter Ava was my VBA2C baby. (You can read her birth story here) I have never felt as empowered or accomplished as I did the moment she was born.