[Birth Stories] Two Inductions and an Undisturbed Birth, with Margot Strauhull

Margot Strauhull shares her three evolving birth stories. First up is hospital induction with an OB, followed an induced hospital birth managed by midwives, but overshadowed by her “history of macrosomal infant”. And then her third birth, where she switched providers at the beginning of the 3rd trimester and gave birth at freestanding birth center with midwives, and finally had the undisturbed physiological birth she was hoping for.

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What we talked about:

  • Best European souvenir one could have!
  • Wanting to have a natural physiological birth
  • Is it true that giving birth is easier for yoga instructor?
  • Breaking water once… isn’t enough?
  • Great postpartum and excited of having a second baby
  • What is macrosomia?
  • Why is it important for both parents to prepare for birth
  • Building trust with you doula
  • What’s a pendulous uterus and how to deal with it?
  • Feeling sadness and grief about the birth experience
  • Her path to becoming a Yoga Way to Birth instructor
  • Incredible feeling of taking a hypnobirthing class together
  • Why it’s necessary to have informed consent!
  • Let your body do the pushing work for you
  • “Birth is not a bully.”
  • Focusing on the spaces in between contractions
  • Your placenta doesn’t have any bones
  • You don’t birth with your mind, you birth with your body

 

Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

Before the big day!

 

Related resources*:

 

Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

Prenatal care at the birth center

 

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Margot in laborland

 

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Meeting baby!

 

Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

Breastfeeding high!

 

Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

Weighing baby, birth center (and homebirth) style!

 

Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

Delicious birth center breakfast

 

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Margot and her boys

 

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Margot Strauhull - Birthful Podcast Birth Story

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About Margot Strauhull

Margot is a mama to 3 boys, a medical social worker, a prenatal yoga instructor and childbirth educator for the Yoga Way to Birth. When not playing with her wild boys or helping patients in a public health clinic, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, hugging trees, drinking coffee and trying to stay awake to all the precious moments of life.

Learn more at margotyoga.com or follow her on Instagram (@margotyoga) and Facebook (@margotyogapdx)

 

 


 

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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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