49 min

038 - Rachel | third baby, congenital hepatic fibrosis, planned c-section, doula, breastfeeding Birth Tales

    • Parenting

In today’s episode we’re hearing from Rachel about her third birth. Her 2 eldest children were born via emergency c-section and a forceps assisted delivery - experiences which Rachel found traumatic - and she knew she wanted to feel more present and involved in any subsequent births. Before conceiving her third baby, Rachel was diagnosed with congenital hepatic fibrosis;  a rare condition affecting the liver which can have problematic implications for birth, so she knew before becoming pregnant that her baby would need to be born via c-section and she shares all the aspects that make her planned surgery such a positive experience. She worked alongside a nutritionist, her medical team and an amazing doula to manage both her physical symptoms and her anxieties, and through learning to surrender to the circumstances outside of her control, she went on to have a beautiful caesarean birth.
 
Rachel’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/lifewith.rp/ 
Rachel’s doula: https://www.instagram.com/marbedbirthing/
 
My website: www.serenalouth.com
My IG: https://www.instagram.com/serenalouth/

In today’s episode we’re hearing from Rachel about her third birth. Her 2 eldest children were born via emergency c-section and a forceps assisted delivery - experiences which Rachel found traumatic - and she knew she wanted to feel more present and involved in any subsequent births. Before conceiving her third baby, Rachel was diagnosed with congenital hepatic fibrosis;  a rare condition affecting the liver which can have problematic implications for birth, so she knew before becoming pregnant that her baby would need to be born via c-section and she shares all the aspects that make her planned surgery such a positive experience. She worked alongside a nutritionist, her medical team and an amazing doula to manage both her physical symptoms and her anxieties, and through learning to surrender to the circumstances outside of her control, she went on to have a beautiful caesarean birth.
 
Rachel’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/lifewith.rp/ 
Rachel’s doula: https://www.instagram.com/marbedbirthing/
 
My website: www.serenalouth.com
My IG: https://www.instagram.com/serenalouth/

49 min