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Episode 185: Preparing for Birth with Michelle Brooks

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Episode 185: Preparing for Birth with Michelle Brooks

In today’s episode, Anita talks with Bump to Birth student, Michelle Brooks, about her pregnancy journeys – from birth prep to postpartum care – and how she found support along the way.

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Resources and References:

Anita’s Bump to Birth Method online program

Michelle Brooks on Instagram: @mbrooks_fitlife

 

Show Notes:

 

2:25 – Introduction to our special guest: Michelle Brooks!

5:30 – How did Michelle feel during her first pregnancy? Navigating options and preparation

12:20 – What were key things that helped Michelle mentally prepare for her first birth?

14:05 – Michelle shares her first birth experience

18:20 – Michelle’s immediate birth recovery

20:05 – Were there any strategies or positioning used that were helpful?

22:14 – Michelle reflects on preparing for postpartum

25:30 – How was seeking support for breastfeeding? And what helped?

26:44 – What was Michelle’s follow up pregnancy experience like?

42:52 – What in Bump to Birth did Michelle takeaway as most helpful?

44:19 – Baby #2 birth story

53:14 – How Michelle felt during transition

57:09 – The difference in Michelle’s feeding journey between children

1:01:04 – How has postpartum been this time around?

1:02:57 – What was Michelle’s experience with medical professionals being pregnant in her 30s?

1:05:55 – What advice would Michelle give expectant parents?