A Breech Homebirth, with Jessica Winquist

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #2

We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Jessica Winquist, who was determined to have a vaginal birth, even though her daughter was breech. As it turns out, pregnancy ended up being the most stressful part of her experience. Go check out her breech homebirth story.

 

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What we talked about:

  • Wanting a homebirth, and then finding out baby was breech!
  • Doing all the things to encourage baby to flip
  • Exploring the options and trying to bring breech back
  • Assembling quite the extended pregnancy and birth team
  • Baking cookies and just hanging out
  • And then the tub was… meh.
  • Sometimes you just need to lunge
  • Mad midwifery skills… while holding a cup of coffee
  • Sometimes babies need a minute

 

This episode is brought to you by

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Resources mentioned by Jessica, and more!:

 

All photos are used with permission, courtesy of Jessica Winquist

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

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