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Episode 56: In Depth on Birth Prep

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Episode 56: In Depth on Birth Prep

In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie go in-depth on how they prepared for birth: from strength training, to what they purchased, resources they hired, podcasts they listened to, and beyond!

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1:02 – Today we are sharing resources, and specific ways that Anita and Jessie prepared for their births.

2:12 – If you are not planning on having a home birth, don’t turn this podcast off! Here’s why…

4:14 – Starting with the physical side of birth prep…strength training!

8:44 – Release work – it’s not just stretching!

16:48 – Specifically to the pelvic floor…perineal massage!

24:42 – Internal pelvic floor treatments during pregnancy.

25:29 – The mental and emotional side of preparing for birth…

49:33 – Getting practiced at talking about the hard and uncomfortable things.

51:09 – Some last thoughts on preparing for home AND hospital births.

54:47 – Our thoughts on having a doula.

58:59 – Was Anita’s husband on board with a home birth from the beginning?

59:42 – Birth Preferences: do they matter?

1:10:34 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…