Ep 14: Marriage, Pregnancy and Postpartum Experiences
Episode 14: Marriage, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Experiences
In today’s episode, To Birth and Beyond podcast co-host, Jessie, sits down with her husband to chat through their experiences with pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and babies.
In the episode we discuss the differences in our journey to baby #1 vs. baby #2, the fears coming up going into postpartum again, the shifts in our relationship with each other, and couples counselling.
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1:40 – Introduction to Randy (Jessie’s husband)!
2:20 – Let’s start at the very beginning…
4:29 – What was it like for Randy to watch Jessie be pregnant the first time?
5:25 – How Jessie felt about being pregnant during her first pregnancy
6:10 – Was Randy comfortable with our original plan for a home birth?
7:33 – What was it like for Randy watching Jessie struggle through birth?
9:00 – What does Randy thinks changed the most in their relationship from before Steel’s birth to this point?
10:09 – Has parenting met your expectations?
12:10 – What was Randy’s reaction to pregnancy #2?
17:17 – What has it been like watching Jessie in this pregnancy with things she isn’t excited about? And how does Jessie feel?
20:15 – What are we nervous about for baby #2?
24:59 – We’ve been to counseling
26:50 – Is there anything that makes Randy nervous about Jessie going into birth and postpartum again?
28:15 – Reflection on an emergency c-section and the necessity of connecting with your doula
31:39 – What do you hope the next birth feels like?
33:02 – Closing advice for partners
34:17 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…
I’m so glad you talked about this and shared your real emotions! I feel very similar about my upcoming second baby… so different than the first time around… and people usually just expect a new baby simply means excitement. Good to hear other people feel the same way I do!