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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #8
We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Kate Bechtold had previously pushed two babies out without too much fuss, so she was expecting her third to come out in no time. But what happens when she starts pushing with all her might, and doesn’t feel the baby move down? Go check it out.
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Some of what we talked about:
The unreliability of due-dates
That moment when you your mind asks “what was I thinking?”
The difficulties of planning events around your birth, and the feelings that can come up involving extended family members
Enjoying that time in labor when it’s “just the two of you”
Trying all the positions
Feeling the urge to push, but not the baby moving down
What position is this baby in? Is the hand in the way?
The pesky cervical lip (and the process of pushing it aside)
Sometimes your body just does it, and sometimes you have to work really hard
The frustration of feeling that nothing is happening…
… until it finally does, all at once
When in doubt, explore mental blocks
An ultimatum to “get up and squat”
The importance of resting smart
Siblings arrive just in time to see baby be born!
Other Birthful episodes that relate to, or are mentioned throughout this story: