Kids & Family:Parenting
A midwife's homebirth... it should be easy, right? I mean, come on... you're a pro at this!
Madeline, like so many other midwives, shares just how incorrect that assumption can be with the birth story of her second baby.
After experiencing a LONG, arduous labor with her first child, Madeline decided to prepare differently for the birth of her second child.
She saw a new chiropractor
She focused on visualizations
She took Happy Homebirth Academy
She learned to release her pelvic floor (accounts to follow will be linked at the end)
Madeline did all that she could to prepare herself for a faster, calmer, more peaceful birthing experience.
However, "peace" is not the description Madeline would use for her second birth. Peaceful as a tornado, maybe!
Madeline's fast and furious birth left both her midwife and mother brains reeling. Her mind couldn't keep up with her body, as her body forcefully produced her new daughter.
Although I love the idea of having a peaceful homebirth, and I think it's an important desire to discuss, Madeline's experience has taught me just how important it is to emphasize the empowerment of birth, not only it's potential peacefulness.
No matter how you do it: fast, slow, loud, quiet.... bring a baby from inside of you, out... that's incredible.
Ep 92: Learning That There's Something To Learn About Birth
Ep 91: Preparing for a Homebirth in a Time Crunch!
Ep 90: The Story Behind The 3 Pillars of a Happy Homebirth
Ep 89: Homebirth.com and a Homebirth Story!
Ep 88: Lindsey's Thoughtful, Meditative Birth
Ep 87: Gentle Hands Get the Job Done
Ep 86: From Valley to Mountain: Laura's Spiritual, Pain-Free Birth
Ep 84: Shared Decision Making With Dr. Brad Bootstaylor
Ep 83: Graduation and a Baby!
Ep 82: The Business of Midwifery
Ep 81: Bonding Interrupted: A Mother’s Persevering Love
Ep 80: A Sister's Virtual Birth Support During Covid-19
Episode 79: Plus Size Does Not Equal High Risk
Ep 78: Why Healing Your Pelvic Floor Matters!
Ep 77: Accepting the Realities of Birth
Ep 76: When Braxton Hicks Visits Too Early
Ep 75: Recovering After a Careless Care Provider
Ep 74: The Power of Preparing for Birth
Ep 73: Emily Catches Her Own Baby