Twins: What to expect with Dr. Nate Fox

 I sat down with Dr. Nate Fox, once again, and I got to ask him all of YOUR questions about twins! Birthing one baby comes with its fair share of challenges, but for mamas birthing two babies in one shot, well, there's some things you'll want to know. Thankfully, Nate talks us through some of the different things you can expect during the pregnancy, birth, and some postpartum. Not only does his practice specialize in the delivery of twins, he is also the father of twins, so you will love his expertise, personally & professionally. Listen in as he gives some great information as well as resources to anyone interested in all the fun parts of having twins.

Show Notes

3:02 - Dr. Nate Fox, a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, gives us a little background on himself and his practice. He also chats about his podcast and how these stories can benefit pregnant women, high-risk or not.

7:20 - Who needs to meet with a high risk/ maternal fetal medicine provider when they are pregnant...

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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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The #1 Reason for Cesarean Birth

We know that if you're following along with us there's a good chance you are not planning for a cesarean birth. It may surprise you to learn what the number one reason is that providers list on medical paperwork when performing a cesarean birth. Nothing to fear though! As usual, we are going to give you all the details you need to understand the background to why this occurs, how to keep birth moving freely so you don't get stuck in the curve, and what you need to know to avoid an unnecessary cesarean birth altogether.

Show Notes

2:00 - If you had to guess what the #1 reason is for unplanned cesarean births in first-time moms, what would it be?

9:53 - Your body is not broken. The system is broken. Patience or the lack of it may be the reason we are seeing so many women moved through the system and into cesarean birth.

11:03 - This information from the 1950s is still playing a part in your birth and you will want to know not only what it is but what information you need to make sure...

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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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