Birthing While Driving, with Laura Loos

Laura Loos has had two non-medicated vaginal births, with her second one happening so super fast that it involved birthing while driving. It also involved going into the hospital holding her baby, while her placenta was still attached, and a very intentional birth of said placenta. Check it out.


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What we talked about:

  • Learning about childbirth, finding the right midwife
  • Learning about how to birth unassisted, just in case
  • Water breaking and no contractions
  • Getting out the breast pump to stimulate things
  • Actually laboring at home as long as possible
  • Arriving at 10 cms
  • The goal: distract myself during contractions
  • Second time around: what if I want to change from the first birth?
  • The desire of claiming her baby
  • The desire of birthing her own placenta
  • Building the confidence to be able to voice these choices in labor
  • Strengthening her relationship with her inner voice
  • Calming the fear of the stories around her
  • … that time when the bag of waters broke again
  • Feeling lightheaded, getting reassurance
  • Hard to focus on meditations, call husband to come home
  • “I think we should go now, I really can’t wait.”
  • Wanting to laugh and relax between contractions
  • Bets on when baby will arrive
  • Birthing while driving
  • Loud coaching from her inner voice
  • “Can someone hand me a bowl?”
  • The art of sailing vs. the art of rowing

Skin-to-skin at the hospital


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The front seat, where her baby was born


Related Birthful podcast episodes:

Laura’s husband, recreating the drive to the hospital.


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About Laura Loos

Laura Loos lives in a western suburb of Chicago with her husband, Jonathan (of 6 years) and two boys, Zachariah (4 years) and Leonidas (3 months). She’s a multi-passionate stay-at-home mom, that enjoys being led by her curiosity and intuition. During the birth of her second child, she witnessed a power within her, and hopes that everyone can discover the power that exists within themselves: Connect with her on her IG @Laura_allison_loos.







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