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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #10
We’ve arrived at the last episode of our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today, Jaime Hitt tells us about her VBAC, and all the ways she prepared differently than for her first birth in order to make it happen, including and unexpected external cephalic version. Check it out.
To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen in iTunes.
Some of what we talked about:
Realizing that her cesarean was unnecessary
What Jaime did differently to prepared for her VBAC
The difference between a VBAC tolerant and a VBAC supportive provider
Dealing with a slow to start birth
… and then baby was breech!!
“Walking the baby out”
The double edge sword of internal vaginal checks
Regrouping, regathering, and finding her resolve with the help of her husband
Changing your plan and coming to terms that you need an epidural
Getting much needed rest for what’s to come
Letting baby move down the birth canal with “passive descent”
Enjoying that golden hour (and how different it was from her first birth)
Links to some of the resources and other fun stuff mentioned on the show: