Paige Rangel of The Love Designed Life shares the birth of her son Diego born at a birth center.
In today's episode, Kristel shares the story of her son's birth which took place at a birth center within a hospital and then her daughter's birth which was a homebirth. Her daughter was born in a birthing tub and to everyone's surprise came out bum first. Kristel's midwife had felt that her daughter was head down the entire pregnancy but she did a last minute flip and Kristel had a vaginal breech birth.
Elizabeth Quinn shares the VBA2C birth story of her third daughter.
Elizabeth Quinn tells the stories of her first two births, which were unplanned c-sections.
Christa Terry tells the story of her daughter's unexpected early arrival. Christa went into labor at 34 weeks and quickly realized that her daughter was coming that same day. Listen to her describe her experience with a preterm labor and the subsequent NICU stay in her own words.
Allie Floyd, who had a hospital birth with her 11 year old daughter and just recently had a homebirth, discusses the difference in her birth experiences and how empowered and amazing she felt after her recent homebirth.
Anne Margolis is a practicing Midwife in New York. She received her B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her degree in Nurse-Midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, and her Master's in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a licensed midwife in New York and New Jersey, a licensed OB/GYN nurse practitioner in New York, and is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
Melissa Emler is a mom to three kids, Cooper, Addilyn and Conner and lives in Wisconsin where she works in education. She connects schools with the best and most useful tools available to them in the 21st century! Melissa also has a podcast called On the Vender Floor where she connects educators and entrepreneurs in conversations that positively impact learning.
Melissa's children were born in Iowa under the care of midwives but in a hospital setting. In Iowa all midwives who are legally practicing are Certified Nurse Midwives and many of them are providing care within a hospital setting. The hospital that Melissa gave birth at was set up more like a birth center than the typical hospital image that you may have in your head. It had a large tub as well as other comfort measures that aided her with finding more natural methods of coping with labor than typical hospital pain medications.
Melissa also practiced Hypnobirthing which really made a big difference with her births and kept her from even considering asking for an epidural.