Prodromal & Fantastic, with Criselda Fernandez

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #3

We continue on our “Birth Stories for the Summer” Series. Today, Criselda Fernandez is here to tell us about her 3-day long birth, that she describes as amazing and transformative. Find out what helped her get through the frustration of not knowing when it was really going to start, and how tearing was the one thing that caught her off guard. Check it out!

 

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen in iTunes.

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Nuggets of knowledge from Criselda’s birth:

  • When things get tough, surrender and let go
  • Your water may break with an audible pop
  • “You’re too polite to be in labor” is not necessarily something you want to hear while you’re in labor… but it can still be true.
  • Sometimes babies need a little more time before they start to breathe

 

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All photos are used with permission, courtesy of Criselda Fernandez and ©Robuck Photography.

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Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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