We went to Adelaide’s kindergarten graduation today 😭😍 and when they announced that she was the Class of 2030 it really hit home that college is not that far off! Saving for college is one of those things we always have in the back of our minds but actually getting started is surprisingly complicated and confusing which is why I was so excited to partner with CollegeBacker which is a startup that has made saving for college so easy and dare I say it, FUN! CollegeBacker not only allows you to save money for each of your kids but also to invite family and friends to contribute! Plus they have a user-friendly platform that gives you the chance to keep your family updated on the progress. And the best part? All of this is FREE!! Go to collegebacker.com/thebirthhour to get started with a $10 match! You can even start saving before baby is born! 🤰 #partner
Today’s episode: For her first birth, Jessica and her husband chose an out of hospital birth center and they welcomed their daughter Josie after a 41 week and 6 day long pregnancy. Her second birth was with the same midwives; but, due to cord issues, their son Elliott was born in the hospital by c-section. After a cross country move half way through her third pregnancy, Jessica and Chris decided they wanted to attempt a homebirth VBAC. At 40 weeks and 6 days, and after a week of prodromal labor, Jessica finally went into active labor while out at a pizza place with her family! After a very intense 8 hours of back labor, she pushed for 8 minutes and her third baby, 10lb 7oz Ian, was born at home with the help of their amazing midwives. . . Jessica also talks about how she used the @avawomen bracelet to conceive! You can get $20 off your Ava bracelet at Avawomen.com using the coupon code BIRTHHOUR!
How long were you in labor? Julia planned for an unmedicated, hospital water birth. After having to have her water artificially ruptured and finding meconium, the water birth was no longer an option. After laboring for nearly 26 hours, pushing for 4.5 hours and narrowly avoiding a c-section, Julia was able to have an unmedicated vaginal birth. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in Apple podcasts or any podcast app to listen to Julia’s episode. 🎧
“He waved hello within seconds of being born. So smitten with this little one!” -@monetnicolebirths