Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, and postpartum; if you're a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from people willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
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Unmedicated Pitocin Induction Birth Story - Brittany Murlas
Brittany and Mickey worked with a team of 2 midwives who delivered at their local hospital. COVID threw a wrench in their plans and she ended up needing an induction. When the first two induction methods didn’t work, Brittany was started on Pitocin. Thanks to their doula (who the hospital made a one-time-COVID exception for), they were able to make it through 19 hours of labor without an epidural.
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Using Hypnobirthing for Pregnancy Challenges and Childbirth - Nathalie Walton
At Nathalie’s twenty week ultrasound, she learned that she was at high risk for placental challenges and pre-term labor. In the eighteen weeks between her twenty week ultrasound and birth, she would make over 52 visits to various doctor's offices. To cope with her anxiety, Nathalie turned to Expectful's meditations and hypnobirthing. Within one week of using Expectful, Nathalie saw her condition stabilize, and she was able to make it to term.
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Hypnobirthing, Meconium, Induction & Failed Epidural - Andrea Cox [REBROADCAST]
Andrea used hypnobirthing for her two births. Her births were similar in that they both lasted about 8 hours with 20 minutes of pushing. Her first birth to her daughter ended with meconium presenting and a third degree tear. Her second birth was started via induction. After a failed epidural, Andrea gave birth to a surprisingly huge 10lb 12oz boy.
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Epidural-Free Hospital Birth - Liesel Teen
After a 20 hour labor, Liesel delivered her son epidural-free at the hospital (and department) where she worked.
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VBALM (Vaginal Birth after Laparoscopic Myomectomy) Birth Story - Mabel Bashorun
After learning she had fibroids shortly after she started her TTC journey, Mabel decided to have a laparoscopic myomectomy done to remove multiple fibroids from within her uterine wall. The journey to get pregnant continued on for another 2 years before she got a positive pregnancy test. She had a relatively smooth pregnancy except for fibroid degeneration and gestational diabetes. Her son was born vaginally after a 36 hour labor.
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