D&E

Cynthia’s Story, Part II: Clinic, Protesters & Disaster

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By Cynthia E. Clinic, Protesters & Disaster Editor’s note: This part two of a four-part series. It is a brave and unflinchingly honest story involving a rare medical emergency during a clinic D&E, and we applaud the author for her courage in sharing it, and offer our condolences on the loss of her baby and her fertility. The clinic warned me that there would be protesters but that they could not come onto the property. We nearly struck one when we were pulling onto the premises, and realized they were deliberately walking back and forth across the driveway, trying to block it. In the parking lot a lady yelled at us. […]

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Cynthia’s story, Part I: Pregnancy, Diagnosis & Decision

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By Cynthia E. Pregnancy, Diagnosis & Decision Editor’s note: This part one of a four-part series. It is a brave and unflinchingly honest story involving a rare medical emergency during a clinic D&E, and we applaud the author for her courage in sharing it, and offer our condolences on the loss of her baby and her fertility. As my second pregnancy progressed, I worried how I would handle two children. I’d had a c-section and struggled with breastfeeding. How could I go through all that again, but this time with a toddler, too? I had found the only doctor around that would do VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). I […]