2 Girls, 7 Totally Different Births
Aug 13, 2019
We share our personal birth stories which include hospital, birth center, and home birth, as well as cesarean birth, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), medicated, and unmedicated....does that cover everything?! PLUS, get the scoop on the one thing that made all the difference for BOTH of us when getting ready to have our babies.
Also poop, we talk about poop!
[1:47] In the U.S. 1/3 of women will find themselves in a cesarean birth
[2:27] The one thing
[2:57] Stephanie's first birth story...and that time when she was told by her provider that women with size 5 1/2 shoe and smaller, typically have a cesarean (say what?!)
[12:17] A lot of My Essential Birth mamas are mamas who have had a previous birth experience that they don't want to repeat
[12:47] Through preparation, you can control a lot of your birth
[13:47] Stephanie's 2nd birth...
[16:45] Third baby, Stephanie calls the one hospital in the area and they tell her to plan for another cesarean birth.
[18:24] Stephanie's favorite part of her third birth that changed her life forever
[20:50] There is a surrender that has to happen during birth
[21:36] Cortney's birth stories...including that time when her MD tells her that the meds she's allergic to are included in the epidural. Doh!
[26:00] Took the posterior birth from the first baby and decided to figure out how to resolve this positioning with subsequent births
[27:22] Cortney's first water birth
[29:00] Cortney & Stephanie talk about POOP!
[31:23] The perfect way to complete her family- baby #4
[31:51] You can have a great birth anywhere, you just need to set yourself up for success
[32:38] The difference between hope and preparation
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