Where's your favorite place to pump? Love this from @macdonaldadventure Multitasking at its finest 😜🍼 My car is absolutely my favorite place to pump! The funny looks I get from the people on the road make it entertaining. Most of the time I get the eyes I'll even wave 👀👋😂 • Did you know that you can get a breast pump for free through your insurance without actually dealing with your insurance?! Go to aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour and they will take care of everything for you at no cost! #partner
New podcast episode ✨ Natalie’s first pregnancy (conceived with clomid) ended in a miscarriage. For her second pregnancy, she started right away with progesterone and blood thinning shots (she has factor v leiden). She knew for years that she wanted a home birth. She also knew the risks of home birth with her blood clotting disorder—she knew she may transfer at some point for hemorrhaging, but hoped against a placenta abruption. Her hematologist said that taking thinning injections helped cancel out that risk. She prepared for a home birth and anticipated it with so much joy. She wanted a home birth so badly. She couldn’t wait to experience that ‘meeting moment’ she had assisted so many times as a birth photographer. Natalie’s birth began on a Tuesday morning, May 31. She labored and labored and labored. On Wednesday morning, her contractions became irregular. Wednesday night around 11 pm she transferred to the hospital, hoping to get her body back in order. Epidural didn’t work. Pitocin didn’t work. Her body metabolized the medicine. Thursday she pushed for over 4 hours. She was sure she was going to push him out. He was asynclitic (when a baby’s head is tipped towards one shoulder) and had swelling of the scalp (caput succedaneum). Her birth ended in a cesarean. She kept imagining meeting him, how it would be worth it. Her body metabolized the medicine, once again, so they had to put her under general anesthetics. She was asleep. Then when she woke up and was in a whole world of pain. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧
New podcast episode✨ Christine had four C-sections. The first one was an emergency C-section and the rest were repeat. Christine’s first three children are girls and her last child is a boy. When Christine found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t happy. She just didn’t feel prepared. When Christine told her husband, he was thrilled. As time went on Christine began to enjoy her pregnancy and started to get ready for the changes in their home. When Christine and Brandon went to the doctor to find out the sex of their baby, the world came to a standstill. They found out they were having a baby boy. Brandon was super excited. He started talking about matching outfits, golf outing and playing football with his son. Christine was in shock. See, when Christine found out they were having a boy, it was around the time a black boy was shot in the back by a police officer. Christine’s anxiety went through the roof. After baby Brandon was born, Christine did not bond with him. She was sad and had a very hard time holding him. Christine was ready to leave her kids and her husband because she was broken and had no idea of what was going on. Christine’s husband Brandon, recognized something was going on and took her to the doctor right away. Christine was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. ✨ Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧
Bonus episode today on how to find an evidence-based care provider and warning signs to look for! Links in my profile for a free download of questions to ask when interviewing doctors as well as a link to submit YOUR questions for me and my friend Stephanie (doula, childbirth educator, lactation consultant) that we will answer in a Facebook live on Wednesday at 1 PM CST!!