You Can do Hard Things, with Elizabeth Nigro

We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Elizabeth Nigro, who first broke up with her OB, then was in denial that labor was even happening, but once she let go of perfect, she ended up with an amazingly beautiful birth where she felt safe, supported and like a superwoman. Check it out!

 

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What we talked about:

  • The value of joining a positive birth group
  • Breaking up with your OB
  • Long naps, irritable, cramping: what does it mean?
  • Ignoring it until it can’t be ignored anymore
  • Letting go of perfect
  • A bumpy, and icy drive
  • “We’re doing no talking”
  • The hospital as a happy place
  • Preparing not to be disappointed
  • Visualizing the power of birthing women
  • “I can do hard things”
  • The joy of meeting baby
  • Why you should set up your postpartum support and plan ahead of time**
  • Loving the baby you got

** I can help you with that!

 

Resources mentioned on the show*:

 

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All photos are used with permission, courtesy of Elizabeth Nigro


 


 

About Elizabeth Nigro

Elizabeth lives in Westchester with her husband and son where she practices as a marriage and family therapist. Her approach to her family and work is restorative, holistic and nurturing. She enjoys everything birth and baby-related, growing in her spirituality through her church and community, cooking, yoga and nature. Elizabeth delights in living a holistic lifestyle and enjoying things as they were originally created… naturally, especially motherhood. Find out more at Elizabethlmft.com

 

 

 

 

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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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