Placenta Previa During Pregnancy + How it Affects Your Birth

This is quick and information-filled episode about placenta previa, including, what it is, how it's diagnosed during pregnancy, how it will affect your birth, and of course I leave you with all the good news. Maybe you're early in pregnancy and don't know what this even is yet, or perhaps you're later in pregnancy and have been diagnosed. Either way, this is an excellent topic for every mom to know so the you have the knowledge and remove the fear that may be attached to it. I even give you the best questions to ask your provider so you know what's going on in the future of your pregnancy and birth. Still have questions? Shoot me an email at [email protected] or message me on Instagram @myessentialbirth.

Show Notes

2:08 - What the placenta is, what is does (it's pretty neat), and where it may attach. Most women won't even know where their placenta is attached unless it's in a less than usual location.

3:48 - Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches to your uterus down...

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Advocating Your Birth Plan

 

We stress the importance of having a vision for your birth and finding the right provider to support you through that process, but how exactly do you get there? There are likely going to be some obstacles you will face as you work through what you know you want for your birth, understanding what questions to ask your provider, thinking through real-life scenarios you may come up against, and having the knowledge and the voice to advocate for yourself during pregnancy and birth. This episode will walk you through each step and help you feel more clear and calm about the process for your own birth.

Show Notes

3:16 - You and your provider may view birth differently. That's ok!

6:25 - The first thing you need to be able to do to effectively advocate for yourself.

9:51 - Questions to discuss with your provider as well as what the red flags might look like.

17:33 - How to work through the deal-breaker questions and figure out where there's some give-and-take necessary to get the...

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Interview with High-Risk Doctor: Nate Fox

Dr. Nate Fox, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (aka High-Risk) doctor, joins us to discuss how passionate he is about what he does as well and answers some questions from YOU! We hope you'll enjoy listening to a doctor who clearly respects women and the process of birth, and that you will use his example and the information he shares as information in finding the right provider for you.

Here are some of the questions that were answered in this interview:

  • How did you get involved in birth work? What made you decide to specialize in high-risk?
  • What is your overall birth philosophy? 
  • What does a high-risk doctor do? Who do you see/most common diagnosis you deal with? Twins? Gestational Diabetes? Etc.
  • What do you do when someone comes to you late in pregnancy - is there anything you do to make them more comfortable with the process, especially women who are switching from a midwifery model of care or are seeking a less medically-managed birth? 
  • Talk to us about why...
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Birth: Enneagram Type 7

 
We have good reason to think that Enneagram 7 women are birthing rockstars! They are optimistic about everything, quick learners, and they are curious about allll the many birthing options available. Curious what an Enneagram 7 mama needs to know to achieve her best birth? Take a listen!
 
[4:37] Enneagram 7 strengths
[7:56] Watch out for these!
[8:25] Why re-framing the word "pain" will make a huge difference for you.
[13:19] Your favorite place to give birth!
[16:32] Tips and tricks for your partner
[19:00] Why Type 7 mamas love the My Essential Birth Course
 
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Birth: Enneagram Type 1

 

Feeling like things need to be perfect for your birth? Do you have high expectations for yourself, your provider, your birth team and your partner? Let me guess...you kinda think you know what's best and your preparation consists of research, lists and checking off all of your accomplishments as you go. Well, mama, we made this episode just for you!

[3:38] Enneagram 1 strengths
[11:21] Watch out for these
[17:54] Advice for partners
[22:10] Why Enneagrams 1's love the My Essential Birth Course

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How NOT to Write a Birth Plan

 
 
There's really never a question of "if" you should create a birth plan. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. We break down the do's and don'ts of writing a birth plan and the "why" behind what you choose. Plus we include an exercise at the end of this episode that will help you envision your ideal birth before you write it all out.
 
[3:17] Cortney shares a shocking but true story about her personal experience with a provider that did not support having a birth plan.
[8:54] The DON'TS for a Birth Plan
[11:14] The DO's for a Birth Plan
[16:30] Things that were important to us to have on our birth plans. Spoiler alert, they are very different from each other.
[21:28] An exercise on how to envision your ideal birth
[24:24] Have questions about writing your birth plan? Send us a dm on Instagram!
 
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