Give Birth a Chance (Paperback)

How to Prepare for an Empowered Vbac

By Ilia Blandina

Morgan James Publishing, 9781683505198, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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Don't Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC

Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had a c-section (VBAC)?

If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . .

If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don't know where to begin. . . .

If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book

Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book.

About the Author

Ilia Blandina, CNM, ARNP, has been practicing as a professional nurse midwife since 1994. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors from the University of Florida in 1985. After four years of nursing practice in the pediatric ICU & neonatal ICU, she transferred to the Labor & Delivery unit at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and continued her studies at the University of Florida, earning her Masters of Science in Nursing degree by 1994. She has varied practice experience ranging from rural to urban settings, helping to open a birth center in North Carolina to bringing more natural experiences to hospital birth settings. She has attended over 5000 births in her midwifery career. She has held academic appointments as Clinical Instructor at Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Midwifery, and Frontier Nursing University College of Midwifery. In addition, she is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).Ilia has been married since 1981 to a wonderful husband, and together they have been blessed with the birth of four boys: two vaginal births in a hospital that started out in a birth center, one c-section, and one VBAC at home! Both as a midwife and mother, she has walked the path of her clients which has created a deep passion for her work to help women become prepared for a VBAC. She resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida.