Missed Miscarriage + Fast Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Marginal Cord Insertion

After a traumatic and missed miscarriage in their first pregnancy, Sean and Brianna were able to conceive again. Brianna quickly learns that pregnancy after loss is its own unique journey filled with underlying sadness, anxiety, and insecurity. They chose to go the hospital route in search of excellent care at a local OB. Knowing that birth is very difficult to plan and predict, Brianna prepared for every possible outcome, but knew she wanted an unmediated birth. She spent most of her pregnancy doing everything she could to give her body the best chance at success. Mid-pregnancy they discovered a 7cm+ ovarian cyst and her placenta was anterior with Marginal Cord Insertion. This prompts the need for several growth scans in the following months to make sure the baby is growing appropriately. Brianna also contracted Covid in her third trimester which added to her overwhelming fears. Fortunately the MCI did not have a major impact so the pregnancy was allowed to play out without intervention. After a few weeks of lots of Braxton hicks and off and on labor, they decided to schedule an induction for 40 weeks and 5 days. At dawn on the day of her induction, Brianna awoke to her water braking and the contractions began in full force. Six hours later Marcus was born. Although it didn’t go perfectly to plan, Brianna had the empowering unmedicated hospital birth she wanted. For Brianna, navigating the postpartum period was difficult, but it paled in comparison to the physical and emotional pain she endured while recovering from her loss. Cradling her healthy baby in her arms, made everything better.

Brianna Voron Bio

Brianna is an artist and woodworker based in Phoenix, Arizona. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their 5-month-old son, Marcus. He believes in a deep connection between life and art. She is in awe of her body’s ability to nurture and create life, and now draws much of her creative energy from her identity as an artist mother. Connect with her on her instagram: @briannavoron and visit her website to view her work:


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