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The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #9
What do you do when you send your husband out to car-nap your older daughter as you finish getting ready to go to the hospital, and labor goes from 0 to 60, while you’re still at home? Do you panic? Do you call 911? Do you call your doula? Do you breathe and center yourself so you are present for your baby? Erin Davis is here to tell us more. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
Her first birth: trying all the things to flip a breech – to no avail
Wanting to wait for labor to start on its own
Getting things started with a membrane sweep
When what they tell you over the phone doesn’t sit right… you go in.
Being so chill in labor that you fool everyone, and them make them run
Advocating from your intuition to go for a VBAC
Taking early labor in stride… and brunch
Getting uncomfortable and not so happy
Realizing that things are super intense when you aren’t able to text anymore (and you’re home alone)
Calling everyone: baby on the way and no way of stopping it!
Calming down and doing what needs to be done to be present for your baby
“Whenever you can, let me in”
First baby, then doula, then paramedics, then husband, then cousin
Baby delivered at home, placenta in the hospital
Why she wasn’t afraid
Mourning your vision, even if it’s a great birth
Embracing the story that happened – whatever that is
The gift of having waited for labor for her first (cesarean) birth