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Welcome to Unapologetically Unmedicated, the podcast for moms who want to be informed, empowered, and educated for birth and beyond. We know that an empowered birth leads to an empowered motherhood, and we know that it takes going against the status quo to get there. We are standing up for our values and we are doing it unapologetically.

Unapologetically Unmedicated | Empowered & Informed Birth Education with Fierce Lizzie Fierce Lizzie

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

Welcome to Unapologetically Unmedicated, the podcast for moms who want to be informed, empowered, and educated for birth and beyond. We know that an empowered birth leads to an empowered motherhood, and we know that it takes going against the status quo to get there. We are standing up for our values and we are doing it unapologetically.

    122 | the 90% epidural rate makes natural birth in the hospital almost impossible

    122 | the 90% epidural rate makes natural birth in the hospital almost impossible

    The epidural is so common, that it is making it nearly impossible for moms to go unmedicated in the hospital. The true epidural rate may shock you once I break it down in this episode. If you are the average mom, planning a hospital birth, you are going to need to bring your own ingredients (aka support tools) because the natural birth is not something the hospital has experience with. 



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    In this episode I discuss:

    -The very common experience of wanting an unmedicated birth and then getting an epidural right at the end because you didn’t realize you were almost done-The epidural rate as told by google and what L&D staff are saying instead

    -How your birth location determines heavily what is normal in you birth

    -What you can do to be sure you are supported in the birth that you want in the hospital

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    117 | If labor is more than 24 hours, 3 things to do in case labor is long

    116 | 3 things that will sabotage your birth plan103 | Technology in birth, the worst advancements in birth



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    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

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    • 24 min
    121 | Upgrade your red raspberry routine, drinking NORA to prepare for birth

    121 | Upgrade your red raspberry routine, drinking NORA to prepare for birth

    Should I be drinking red raspberry leaf tea in pregnancy? When do I start? Yes, and likely… now! You can start sooner than you think. Let me introduce you to NORA. You are not the average mom, so lets upgrade the typical red raspberry leaf routine with a NORA routine that has the power to transform your whole birth prep routine.



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    Other episodes you’ll love:

    109 | alternatives to ibuprofen for immediate postpartum, holistic care for afterpains

    102 | 5 things my client did to go all in

    94 | Backwards planning your birth, birth planning and goal setting for the type A woman

    Ready to start your birth prep?

    Birth Prep Class: This 30 minute class will teach you what you can do now to help prepare your mind and body for an unmedicated birth. It's FREE ️

    Want to work with me?

    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

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    • 21 min
    120 | There wasn’t an epidural at this hospital, a first time mom’s planned unmedicated hospital birth, with Ariana Heisler

    120 | There wasn’t an epidural at this hospital, a first time mom’s planned unmedicated hospital birth, with Ariana Heisler

    You want to know how to have an unmedicated birth in the hospital, it is the perfect combination of being prepared and having the right support. Ariana prepared for her unmedicated birth with the me inside of Unmedicated Academy and the additional support of her sister. She was able to find a unicorn midwife in the hospital setting, hired a doula, and a husband that wasn’t afraid to get into the birth tub.

    Listen in for Ariana's beautiful birth story, where she shares…

    -How she prepared for her unmedicated birth as a first time mom

    -The surprise of going into labor before her due date, having a long early labor and a faster active labor

    -How she felt after consenting to a cervical check at admissions

    -The labor support tools that helped the most

    -A great example of a supportive midwife in the hospital who encouraged Ariana to follow her intuition





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    96 | Asynclitic to unmedicated, Eden shares her Irish twin birth stories, with Eden Overaker

    78: A feral & fierce twin birth, with Reyna Mustard

    53: From ‘give me the epidural’ to firing her provider, with Tatyana Reisini

    48: My first birth and what I know now



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    Ready to start your birth prep?

    Birth Prep Class: This 30 minute class will teach you what you can do now to help prepare your mind and body for an unmedicated birth. It's FREE ️

    Want to work with me?

    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

    • 34 min
    119 | One thing you won’t get in the hospital birth, have a hands off second stage

    119 | One thing you won’t get in the hospital birth, have a hands off second stage

    It's true, you will get more support in your goal to have an unmedicated and physiologic birth while you are laboring during the first stage. But all of that will change once it's time to push. This is when the doctor or midwife typically come in and want to "help." You will not get a hands of second stage of labor if you are having the standard hospital birth. If you want to have a truly physiologic second stage of labor, there are two things you can do to take control.



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    Other episodes you may love:

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    77: Birth centers aren't what they seem

    74: Homebirth or bust!





    Have questions?

    Birth Options Workshop: Get clarity on your next step, whether that is choosing a provider, deciding on a birth place or where to start with birth education. RSVP now.

    Ready to start your birth prep?

    Birth Prep Class: This 30 minute class will teach you what you can do now to help prepare your mind and body for an unmedicated birth. It's FREE ️

    Want to work with me?

    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club



    Submit a question or testimonial for the show: Leave me a voice message

    • 17 min
    118 | The gentlest way to wean your toddler, natural term weaning at 3 years

    118 | The gentlest way to wean your toddler, natural term weaning at 3 years

    You shouldn’t be weaning if you have a full supply, and it doesn’t take lying or deceiving your child to wean either. Here I share the gentlest way to wean a toddler who has dropped all but the last bedtime feeding of the day, including the most adorable clip of my youngest demonstrating where we are at in the weaning process.

    In this episode I discuss:

    -What I would do if my mental health was pitted against breastfeeding.

    -Two popular ways to wean that I do not agree with because they are disrespectful to our babies.

    -The random way I have weaned all my kids, yes I came up with this method myself!

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    Have questions?

    Birth Options Workshop: Get clarity on your next step, whether that is choosing a provider, deciding on a birth place or where to start with birth education. RSVP now.

    Ready to start your birth prep?

    Birth Prep Class: This 30 minute class will teach you what you can do now to help prepare your mind and body for an unmedicated birth. It's FREE ️

    Want to work with me?

    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

    Submit a question or testimonial for the show: Leave me a voice message

    • 21 min
    117 | If labor is more than 24 hours, 3 things to do in case labor is long

    117 | If labor is more than 24 hours, 3 things to do in case labor is long

    Every mom is wishing, hoping, and praying that birth is fast and simple. But that is not always the case. Here are three things you can do, starting in early labor through, ‘oh crap, my labor is long’ to help you get through a labor longer than 24 hours.

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    In this episode I discuss:

    -The lengths of my three labors, and the mistake I made twice that made my labors longer.

    -Ways to physically prep for a faster and easier labor.

    -How birth is 90% mental, and one trick to easily make your labor shorter.

    -Birth being like marathon and the body needing to be supported to go the long haul.

    -When the epidural is the next right step and how to avoid it as long as possible with the right toolkit.

    More episodes you’ll love:

    98 | Conquer your fear of birth

    71: Hypnobirthing didn't work for me

    48: My first birth and what I know now



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    Have questions?

    Birth Options Workshop: Get clarity on your next step, whether that is choosing a provider, deciding on a birth place or where to start with birth education. RSVP now.

    Ready to start your birth prep?

    Birth Prep Class: This 30 minute class will teach you what you can do now to help prepare your mind and body for an unmedicated birth. It's FREE ️

    Want to work with me?

    Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

    Submit a question or testimonial for the show: Leave me a voice message

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

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Preparing for VBAC

I started listening because a friend of mine recommended that I listen to this amazing podcast if I really want an unmedicated VBAC! I have not been disappointed at all. I am relentlessly binging from the very beginning and I am learning so much about how to tip the odds to have the birth of my dreams. Every mom to be who wants to keep it natural should be listening!

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This podcast is an absolute gem in the realm of pregnancy and birth podcasts. It boldly questions the status quo and offers valuable insights for anyone seeking a more informed and empowered journey into parenthood. Each episode is a treasure trove of information, delivered with clarity and unapologetic frankness. From debunking myths to exploring alternative approaches, this podcast equips listeners with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and birth experiences. It's become a go-to resource, and I can't recommend it enough to anyone navigating this transformative stage of life.

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