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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #4
More “Birth Stories” for the summer! Today’s story comes from Naomi Wilcox-Lee, who shares how she prepared to bring joy and bliss to her birth, along with all the little ways her family and husband helped her do that, and how she ended up birthing like a rock-star without having to actually push. Check it out!
To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the buttons below to listen in iTunes or Google Play Music .
What we talked about:
Her IVF journey
Why she chose a homebirth
Taking a bath, listening to the podcast, and then birthing like a rockstar
Using all the techniques: hands and knees, over birth ball, with TENS machine and hypnobirthing tracks
A husband on a mission to create the perfect birth environment
Boosting oxytocin throughout pregnancy with comedy shows
As things get real, you don’t quite make it past the sofa
Calming lavender, and (possibly) water-breaking Clary Sage
Using nitrous oxide
A blissful transition with the help of family messages
Using gravity and patience to get the placenta out