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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #7
We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Candice Hodges, who for weeks had to navigate scare tactics, conflicting advice from care providers, and modified bedrest, not to mention the logistics of a long induction, in order to embrace the chaos and have a birth that resembled what she intended. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
Her background in Olympic weightlifting, and focusing on having a very healthy pregnancy
Concerns about her baby being “really small” and having IntraUterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
The stress of conflicting messages from providers
“It’s completely unacceptable that you scared the shit out of her during the prenatals”
The power of the words: “this is your choice”
Having a long induction
Embracing the chaos to get through it
Wanting to be done and pushing with all her might!