In today's episode we meet Lily, who is a mother of three. Her first birth ended in a cesarean after her water broke and the hospital wanted to speed up the labor process, which resulted in interventions that caused her son distress. Lily’s second birth was a hospital VBAC, followed by an HBAC for her third.
Join us as Lily shares her birth stories, how she made the switch to plan a home birth in the middle of her third pregnancy, and the things that she has learned about how her body likes to give birth. We also discuss safe co-sleeping, the importance of having support postpartum, what the Fetal Ejection Reflex (FER) feels like, the importance of actually waiting for the urge to push, the fact that just because you’re dilated to 10cm doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time to start pushing, how family-centered midwifery care can be, involving your older children in the labor, birth and postpartum time, how unrealistic it is to expect women to meet a deadline to go into labor, and the importance of education and knowing your options.
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