The 3 Stages of Birth: First Stage + Transition, Pushing, & the Placenta

 

Perhaps you've heard of stages before, and maybe you haven't, but once you understand what they are and how to tell when you've reached each stage, it will make a huge impact on how you and your partner work through the process of labor. This episode helps us break down the information into what's happening in each stage as well as what you will feel or notice as you reach and move through them.

Show Notes

4:07 - Early First Stage of Labor. If you're trying to figure out if you're actually in labor this will walk you through what you can expect both inside and out.

9:17 - Active First Stage of Labor. Things become serious, you're not guessing if you're in labor anymore and it's time to get to work!

15:45 - Transition. The literal transition from the first stage of labor to pushing. This is the final stretching of the cervix and often the most challenging

21:35 - Second Stage! This is when pushing happens. We're actually talking about when you finally feel that urge to push...

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You Know You're Crunchy If...

 
Whoa, Nelly! Natural living is a slippery slope...one minute you decide to give cloth diapering a try, and the next thing you know you're washing down your placenta pill with a big glass of homemade kombucha. Don't say we didn't warn you! We had so much fun talking about some of the "crunchier" birth & postpartum options- how many of them have you tried? Don't forget to check out our "How Crunchy Are You?" quiz at the end of this post!
 
[1:02] Meme of the week!
[2:40] Cloth diapering
[6:28] Perineal massage
[8:06] Stephanie takes us inappropriately off-topic...
[10:53] The different ways to consume your placenta
[13:38] Drying of the umbilical cord
[14:06] Placenta prints
[14:46] Lotus birth
[15:57] Cord burning
[16:36] Orgasmic Birth
[19:46] Herbal postpartum bath
[21:22] Mother's Blessing
[24:22] Henna
[25:10] Belly casting
[27:11] Stephanie takes us off track again with another great idea....too much caffeine and sugar before #last90days
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