We’re so excited to share our ultimate birth story with you! There is a lot to our story and it almost involved a hospital and an induction with Pitocin. With some luck and every natural protocol we could implement – we got to have our dream birth, at home 🙂
Thanks for joining us on our birth journey!
In this episode, we discuss:
- Acknowledging all the women who have given birth
- Hitting the 40 week milestone
- Natural induction protocols
- Potential risks involved with a hind water leak
- Our home birth nearly turned into a hospital birth
- Trying one last natural induction remedy… castor oil
- Finally contractions, home birth is back on!
- The arrival of our doula & midwives
- Trying various birthing positions & techniques throughout the day
- Manually breaking the water
- Our birthing tub experience
- Moving through the long and exhausting stages of labour
- Tough love from midwives at the end of labour
- The miraculous arrival of our baby girl!!
- Her name… Sarelle Jolie
- Delaying cord cutting and delivering the placenta
- The start of our breastfeeding journey
- We’re so grateful for our birthing team
- The meaning behind Sarelle Jolie’s name
- Thank you for your love & support throughout our pregnancy & birth
The Ultimate Birth Story (Marni’s blog post)
Listen to Focus Friday – The Ultimate Baby – Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimester
Our Doula – Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
Midwives of Windsor
Joe Rogan episode #1425 with Garrett Reisman
Medley pull out couch (formerly called Stem Goods)
Rallis Olive Oil
315: Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural – Preparing For A Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth
251: Dr. Sarah Buckley – Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering • Preconception Planning • The Role Of Oxytocin
206: Josh Gitalis – Support During Pregnancy • Boost Your Immunity • Testing For Heavy Metals
204: Meghan Telpner – A “Natural” Birth Story
079: Joy McCarthy – Natural Pregnancy | Work-Life Balance As A New Mom | Should You Exercise While You’re Pregnant?
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