Episode 96: A Re-Airing of Anita’s Second Baby’s Birth Story (on his first birthday)
Episode 96: A Re-Airing of Anita’s second baby’s birth story (on his first birthday)
On today’s episode, Anita tells the birth story of her second baby, Jack! In this episode, she covers her preparation, home birth, medical professionals involved, and the feelings along the way as she reflects on his first birthday!
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Resources and References:
Anita’s free guide : 3 Tips to Help Pelvic Floor Connection in Pregnancy to Prepare for Birth Without doing 100s of Kegels a Day
TBAB episode 56: In Depth on Birth Prep
TBAB episode 2: Preparing your pelvic floor for birth
2:15 – Leading up to Anita’s second baby – Jack’s – birth.
12:32 – What did Anita feel, emotionally, in those first couple of hours of labor?
14:37 – As the birth got more intense…
20:00 – Getting up and walking during home birth.
23:00 – The water broke…and feeling “pushy”.
30:15 – After we were OK to get up and move…
33:26 – Placenta monitoring
35:23 – Were there any moments during labor where Anita thought, “I can NOT do this anymore”?
37:34 – Would Anita would have described her sensations as “painful”? Would she use different words?
39:30 – Anita talks about what the first week postpartum looked like for her (pssst – it includes boundary-setting!).
42:00 – Conversing with your midwives and doulas about what is best for you and baby.
45:50 – How Anita felt about having a doula for both of her births.
49:21 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…