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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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From a podcast listener: 3VBAC hotel waterbirth!

Recently I received this email from a Birthful podcast listener:

Hi Adriana,
Just wanted to share my latest birth story with you. Still love the show, i even got my midwife loving it! Sorry for the typos. I did this on my phone with a wiggly toddler climbing on me and trying to breastfeed lol.

Thanks, Olivia

I ‘m honored that she chose to share this with me. With her permission, I’m equally honored to share it with all you. Here it is:

Lincoln Everett Shook’s Birth Story

Before the Birth

Baby was due on Sunday October 25th. On the Friday morning before we packed up and made the scenic trip through the Rocky Mountains on the Pine Pass. It was a beautiful day unseasonably warm, and sunny. The leaves had already fallen and the mountains where left grey and green looking rather naked, waiting for their annual blanket of snow to tuck them in for the winter.

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Birthing like a Rock Star, with Gena Kirby & Lesley Everest

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #41

Want to birth like a rock star? Research tells us that it is actually not the specifics of a birth that can lead to a postpartum mood disorder, but rather a mom’s perceptions of those experiences. So how you FEEL about your birth experience is indeed a very big deal. What can you do to make it a good one? Lesley Everest and Gena Kirby help figure it out.


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Summer Birth Stories: Birth and Cheese Tasting

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #1

In this episode we kick off our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 8 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the pros to the amazing mamas, who share their birth stories in order to bust down TV and movie myths, and tell about what real-life birth looks like.  Today we’ll hear from Hinda Mandell and husband Matthew White, who’s fabulous birth involves a cheese tasting.


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“Laid-back” Breastfeeding, with Attie Sandink

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #3

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on “laid-back” breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I’ll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.

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12 Days of Birth: Day 12

If you could only have one of my 12 wishes, this is it. A doula is your own personal birth fairy! She may not be able to do the work for you, but she will do everything she can to make it a better experience.

“Asking your husband* to be your sole guide through labour is like asking him to lead the way on a climb of Mount Everest. He may be smart and trustworthy, you may love him, but in the Himalayas you’d both be a lot better off with a Sherpa!”
Pam England in Birthing From Within on hiring a doula

*or partner, significant other, best friend, family member, or anyone else that you consider your primary support person. Read more

12 Days of Birth: Day 11

If your care providers talk about what they will “let you” do or not do during labor, most likely they do not truly follow Woman-Centered Maternity Care.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”*

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