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A Challenging Physical Recovery, with Erin Patterson

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #9

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Erin Patterson is here to tell us about her beautiful birth story, about how much she loved the tub, but wasn’t too keen about being on her back. Lovely as it was, unfortunately her birth resulted in some muscular trauma that made for a slow and difficult recovery requiring PT work, even many weeks into postpartum. Although she had prepared for a lot of things, this was something she definitely didn’t expect. Check it out.

 

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A Challenging Pushing Stage, with Kate Bechtold

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #8

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Kate Bechtold had previously pushed two babies out without too much fuss, so she was expecting her third to come out in no time. But what happens when she starts pushing with all her might, and doesn’t feel the baby move down? Go check it out.

 

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When Breech Doesn’t Flip | Chantal Shelstad

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #7

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today, Chantal Shelstad shares the impact that having a cesarean birth due to a breech presentation had on her psyche, her ensuing struggle with postpartum mood anxiety for years to follow, and how preparation and determination were key in finally having the VBAC she wanted. Check it out.

 

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Running up the Stairs Does the Trick! | Natasha Grey

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #6

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! This week, Natasha Grey shares her lovely homebirth story, noting how an ultimatum from her midwife had her running for the stairs, and right into transition. Check it out!

 

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3 Epidurals & a 6th-week Surprise | Kate Turza

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #5

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! This week, Kate Turza tells us about her three epidural births, and highlights how what happens during the third stage of labor can impact breastfeeding and your recovery, even for many weeks after the birth. Go listen!

 

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Have a Surreal Birth Experience! | Emily Alsheskie

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #4

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Emily Alsheskie never really had any experience around children -nor was she all that excited about having kids. Oh, how things change! Check out her awesome and unconventional home water birth story, that happened while she lived in a small apartment, while going to school. Plus, many of the things she did to prepare for her birth, including hypnobirthing, chiropractic, saltwater pool, birthing affirmations, deep meditation, and more.

 

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Prodromal & Fantastic! | Criselda Fernandez

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #3

We continue on our “Birth Stories for the Summer” Series. Today, Criselda Fernandez is here to tell us about her 3-day long birth, that she describes as amazing and transformative. Find out what helped her get through the frustration of not knowing when it was really going to start, and how tearing was the one thing that caught her off guard. Check it out!

 

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Nuggets of knowledge from Criselda’s birth:

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Birth is Mental & Emotional | Megan Othling

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #2

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Megan Othling is here to tell us about her four – yup four-  birth stories.  She explains how birth can happens as much in your head as in your body, and how facing the unexpected feelings you are having for your child can be just what’s needed for them to be born. Check it out!

 

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Support Trumps Stubbornness | Victoria Wilson

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #1

Happy Summer, northern hemisphere!

With this episode we kick off our 2016 “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 10 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the birth pros to the mighty mamas, who share what real-life birth looks like. Today, Victoria Wilson tells us how bringing great labor support to a birth makes for a much better experience, than when you just bring your stubbornness. Check it out!

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Suggestions from Victoria, that made her birth better:

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