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Emergency Cesarean after Low Amniotic Fluid

Today’s guest is Gayleen Peters who went in for a check-up around 37 weeks and realized she basically had no fluid left. She was told she’d need a cesarean that day but then had to wait several hours for the OR to open up. Her baby arrived safely but did have to spend some time in the NICU and she discusses that experience as well.

Gayleen Peters Bio

Gayleen is a stay at home Mama to a 2 year old boy named Linden, and she’s 39 weeks pregnant with her second son, and hoping for a VBAC this time around. She and her husband live in a small town in BC Canada, that’s about 6 hours away from Vancouver. Her husband works as a Registered Nurse, and when she was working she worked as a care aide.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Cassidee’s Cradle

Cassidee’s Cradle was inspired by Teresa and Jerry’s angel, for your miracle. Their daughter, Cassidee was stillborn at 21 weeks and they created Cassidee’s Cradle to raise awareness around pregnancy loss and help provide resources to support families and empower parents to be able to speak about their angel babies and not feel they need to hide their grief.

Cassidee’s Cradle crib sheets are a breathable open weave design that encourages airflow and helps prevent overheating. They have Deep pockets, and an elastic that goes all the way around, ensuring a snug fit on standard crib mattresses that even the wiggliest little one can’t loosen. Made from 100% cotton muslin this sheet just gets softer and softer wash after wash after wash. Go to for more information or check out today’s show notes page where I will link to the website as well.