Vasectomy Reversal, Homebirth Transfer Postdates Covid+ Birth Story

In 2022, Amadea and Matthew add a baby girl to their family that includes three children from his previous marriage and a farm animal. Amadea originally planned to give birth at a center, but was transferred to a home birth midwife after experiencing depression and anxiety during the first trimester. Her journey included navigating family dynamics, reversing GBS status, changing a continuous transverse baby, symphysis pubis dysfunction causing limited mobility in the third trimester, pregnancy to 42 weeks 3 days, contracting of Covid the day before birth, and ultimately transfer to the hospital at the height of labor due to a combination of potential red flags. Despite many complications and curveballs, Amadea had a positive, healthy pregnancy and unmedicated birth and cites her privileges for the blessed outcome; including a good support system and the time and ability to advocate aggressively before and during pregnancy. With each decision, he and his partner strive to resolve the myriad factors and use all the data at their disposal, hone in on the best possible option for their family, but find the urgency and chaos of the process which must be fought. regardless of their cool-headed-ness! In the end, embracing the unknown proved the most useful tool in their kit.

Amadea Cesari Bio

Amadea is the wife of Matthew, mother of baby Sylvia and stepmom to William (10), Elias (13), and Lily (15). He and his family run a small farm in the hills of Pennsylvania and live a life full of plants, old cars, animal management, children’s extracurriculars and the best kind of chaos.


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