Wow – this is an episode packed of so many different birth scenarios! I have previously had one guest one (Rebecca) who spoke about her water birth. I also recently had Kim, the former midwife, on to discuss home births more in-depth. Mary is sort of a combination of the two – she speaks about her two birth experiences, which were both done at home in midwife care.
Mary is an ICU nurse. She speaks about her experiences birthing her two sons at home (they are now in their teens), using water birthing techniques. Her birth experiences are so different from each other, it’s interesting to hear about. She speaks specifically about the stigma she experienced in her workplace for having a home birth, how she helped to educate others about her experiences, and how being a nurse helped her when it came to pregnancy and birth.
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Take a listen to this one! It was a pleasure to have Mary on – and she recalled her births in great detail. I loved hearing her story!
The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique birth story, and answering common questions about their different experiences. What is labor & birth like? Well it’s different for everyone – tune in to hear about all the different ways it can go and the variety of challenges that can be faced. No birth experience is exactly the same.
The overarching goal of the Elephant in the Womb podcast is to give women a place to speak; to give women a platform for their voices and experiences to be heard.
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