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No Epidural and No Whining, with Celeste & Claudiu Bancos
The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #11
We’ve reached the last story for this year’s “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story has a special twist, as we get to hear both parent’s version of it. Aside from healthy mom and healthy baby, Celeste Bancos’ other birth goals were of to avoid getting an epidural, and to not whine.. She, and her husband Claudiu are here to share how she achieved that. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
Making sure to be well rested for when labor starts
Taking the right way to the hospital (this time)
Knowing you can ask for things
Distracting the thinking brain with the proper book
Going deeper, finding your rhythm
Having a crisis of confidence with a sense of despair
Becoming “louder and happier, at the same time”
Working through not pushing when you want to but it’s not time
Figuring out your own way of pushing (and ignoring unhelpful nurses)
The narrating father, and the amazing reality of seeing and holding your baby
Meeting her goals of not whining and not getting an epidural