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Gina Crosley-Corcoran

Gina Crosley-Corcoran

Once a career musician performing in the late 90’s hottest girl bands, Gina Crosley-Corcoran found a new passion in life after the birth of her first son in 2006. An unplanned cesarean coupled with breastfeeding and bonding issues led Gina to become an advocate for natural birth, VBAC, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and reproductive justice. She is a pre-law student at Loyola University Chicago with a long term focus on Health Law & Policy. Gina is also a writer, a chapter leader for the International Cesarean Awareness Network, and a Certified Childbirth Educator in training. She spends much of her day providing direct mother-to-mother support for women seeking VBAC information through her blog. You can find this rocker chick turned granola mom writing about parenting from a feminist perspective at TheFeministBreeder.com.

Gina lives in Suburban Chicago with her husband John, 2 young sons named Jonas & Jules, and 2 aging cats named Ruthie & Gracie.

Website:

thefeministbreeder.com/

Blog Posts by Gina Crosley-Corcoran

  • Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Even for those who have made the switch to cloth diapers, letting go of disposable wipes can prove to be a tougher sell.  We all love the convenience of those wipes that pop up one-at-a-time in those convenient containers, but they are not exactly easy on our wallet, or the environment.

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  • There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula

    There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula

    Most new mothers are inundated with formula samples and coupons everywhere they turn.  Signing up for those free baby magazines can automatically place your name on a mailing list that formula companies use to target new mothers. 

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  • How to Have a Better VBAC – Part 2

    How to Have a Better VBAC – Part 2

    Get Yourself a Doula. Trained labor support is worth its weight in gold, especially through a VBAC.  If your previous birth ended in a cesarean after a long, hard labor – or, if you never got to labor at all – you may need an experienced support person present through your VBAC to help keep […]

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  • How to Have a Better VBAC – Part 1

    How to Have a Better VBAC – Part 1

    Before you even get pregnant, start searching out a supportive VBAC provider. Simply asking your provider if they support VBAC may not be enough.  The answer may be flatly no, but it could also be “Yes, but…” 

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  • My VBAC Birth Story

    My VBAC Birth Story

    In the nearly two years since my VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), I have had the pleasure of bearing witness to a plethora of other VBAC stories through my connection to the birth community. Many mothers know they want a VBAC, but they may not be clear on what steps to take to get there.

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