5 Births: All Different, with Bronwyn Fackrell

We continue still with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series!

It’s a jam-packed episode today with five, very different birth stories! From traumatic, to physiological, to emergency Cesarean with placental abruption, to VBAC, to homebirth, and a bit of Lyme disease thrown in there to keep you on your toes, Bronwyn Fackrell shares it all. Check it out.

 

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What we talked about:

  • Approaching birth as a science experiment?
  • A traumatic first birth feeling bullied by the system
  • Planning something completely different for the next time
  • Feeling empowered by a physiological birth, on her own terms
  • Taking charge of your fertility
  • What did the hospital do for us? Exploring a homebirth
  • And suddenly, it’s an emergency
  • 99 days in the NICU
  • Can you VBAC with a classical incision?
  • Finding the right support
  • From water breaking to baby in under 4 hours!
  • Are they done, or not?
  • An exhausting new pregnancy, filled with surprises
  • Not happy with bed rest
  • Beautifully walking the baby down
  • A demoralizing sunset, followed by a happy baby
  • What’s scary for some, and not scary for her
  • Super long cord? Sure sign of a very active baby
  • We just had a homebirth!
  • Reflections about all her different births

 

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All photos by April Newman Photography, and are used with permission, courtesy of Bronwyn Fackrell

 

 

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

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