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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #5
We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Elizabeth Nigro, who first broke up with her OB, then was in denial that labor was even happening, but once she let go of perfect, she ended up with an amazingly beautiful birth where she felt safe, supported and like a superwoman. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
The value of joining a positive birth group
Breaking up with your OB
Long naps, irritable, cramping: what does it mean?
Ignoring it until it can’t be ignored anymore
Letting go of perfect
A bumpy, and icy drive
“We’re doing no talking”
The hospital as a happy place
Preparing not to be disappointed
Visualizing the power of birthing women
“I can do hard things”
The joy of meeting baby
Why you should set up your postpartum support and plan ahead of time**
All photos are used with permission, courtesy of Elizabeth Nigro
About Elizabeth Nigro
Elizabeth lives in Westchester with her husband and son where she practices as a marriage and family therapist. Her approach to her family and work is restorative, holistic and nurturing. She enjoys everything birth and baby related, growing in her spirituality through her church and community, cooking, yoga and nature. Elizabeth delights in living a holistic lifestyle and enjoying things as they were originally created… naturally, especially motherhood. Find out more at Elizabethlmft.com
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