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
- The Daysy fertility monitor device and app
- Subchorionic Hematoma definition
- International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
- A Quick Guide to Prodromal Labor Contractions
- Long-held theory on human gestation refuted: Mother’s metabolism, not birth canal size, limits gestation
Related Birthful episodes:
- Fertility Before & After Pregnancy, with Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight
- VBAC Facts, with Jen Kamel
- Navigating the NICU, with Sue Hall
- Bed Rest 101, with Darline Turner
- Protecting Your Perineum, with Rachel Reed
All photos by April Newman Photography, and are used with permission, courtesy of Bronwyn Fackrell
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