In today’s episode, I interview Adele Barbaro (The Real Mumma). Adele shares her struggles in falling pregnant with her first child Harvey. Adele suffers from endometriosis and had a procedure to remove scar tissue to help create a more favorable environment for an embryonic transfer through IVF. During Harvey's delivery Adele’s labour failed to progress despite induction medication being given and she delivered Harvey via a cesarean section.

Adele went on to conceive Chloe naturally to her and Paul's great surprise. Adele wanted to try for a VBAC with Chloe and she shares that although she was able to have the VBAC she had wished for she suffered a clitoral tear from her vaginal delivery. She recalls talking to her doctor a few weeks after Chloe's delivery and saying she wishes she had just booked in for another cesarean. To hear more of Adele's story tune in this week's show.


Topics covered: IVF, low amniotic fluid, induction, caesarean section, vaginal birth after caesarean VBAC,  clitoral tear, prodromal labour, vacuum delivery, hind water leak, general anesthetic, expressed colostrum, endometriosis.

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