A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 1)

Part birth and postpartum story, part helpful tips, part reflections, this two-part episode with Jeremy Buczek goes deep into the birth partner’s experience of pregnancy, birth and postpartum to help your partner know a bit more of what to expect. Check it out.

 

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What we talked about:

  • Walking into the back room of an OB’s office
  • The blur of the first four weeks postpartum
  • What to do with the frustration of not being able to help with breastfeeding
  • Observing your baby to connect
  • Is nipple confusion a thing?
  • Preparing for the idea that “every pregnancy/birth is different”
  • Weird things that you’ll hear during pregnancy
  • The unexpected hospital smells
  • The benefits of going to the prenatal visits
  • Getting a care provider that welcomes partners as well
  • Going into labor with an open mind
  • The non-linear aspect of birth
  • Watching your partner be in pain (and be primal and intense and…)
  • Being willing and ready to help during the labor
  • What the phrase “you’ll know” really means regarding active labor
  • Plan for puke
  • Get the doula!
  • The surprise of the hospital intake questionnaire
  • The triage experience

 

Additional resources and articles mentioned by Jeremy*:

 


 

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Courtesy of Jeremy Buczek

About Jeremy Buczek

Supply Chain Specialist for a bio-pesticide company, owner of Rochester Yeast Co. and Cheveux Hair Oil, beer brewer, whiskey enthusiast, fermenter, gardener, woodworker, foodie/cook and most importantly new dad to a healthy daughter Eloise.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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