The most intense, shortest, and possibly the most important part of the birth process, Transition not only moves you into the next stage of birth but also the transition into motherhood. This episode takes you through the mechanics of what's happening inside of the body during this stage, the spiritual side of transition, why surrendering is SO necessary, and what your partner must do to prepare.
2:00 - We go over what your body is physically doing during transition inside of your body (the mechanics!).
5:18 - How long does transition last??
6:48 - The spiritual side of transition. Yes, it may be the toughest part of birth but it's also stretching and spiritual too.
8:14 - Surrendering is necessary as we move into this part of labor. If you're wondering what this really means though, tune in here. + What surrendering doesn't look like.
21:24 - Preparation by the partner and with mom is so important before the birth, especially during this time of birth. Have your...
This is a two-part series that serves two purposes. 1. If you are on the fence about where to have your baby, hopefully, these episodes will help you envision where you see yourself birthing & help you make that decision. 2. If you already know where you are giving birth, these episodes will reaffirm that choice.
If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that between the 2 of us, we have given birth almost every way. In hospital unmedicated, cesarean, in hospital with an epidural, at a birth center, and a homebirth. So we’ll be drawing on that and our experience supporting women in all these settings & scenarios.
BIG REASONS WE THINK OUT OF HOSPITAL BIRTH IS BETTER
Recovery is just as important as the event itself and when we talk about recovery we mean the whole woman, not just the physical body. Whether or not a cesarean birth is a planned part of your birth story there are some important and helpful things to know for the recovery period including your mental and emotional health too.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR PHYSICAL RECOVERY
HOW TO COPE WITH PHYSICAL...