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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
    • 4.7 • 75 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.

    145 | What I wish I knew as a first time pregnant mom

    145 | What I wish I knew as a first time pregnant mom

    The ONE thing I wish someone had told me when I was pregnant with my first. Here I am telling it to you if you haven't heard me say it already.



    In this episode I discuss:


    The 7Bs of attachment parenting and the intuitive way to parent your baby.
    In 2013, I read food blogs when I should have been finding the home birth corner on the web.
    The gaps in our prenatal care, specifically the lack of options and informed consent that come with the typical hospital prenatal.



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    • 20 min
    144 | "You're the only one who can do this," 31 hours of back labor without an epidural, with Katie Nichols

    144 | "You're the only one who can do this," 31 hours of back labor without an epidural, with Katie Nichols

    This is an incredible birth story that you won't want to miss. Katie shares her amazing journey from finding the online birth community in pre-conception to her long, tough back labor in the hospital, completely unmedicated. Katie's favorite part of her story, was reaching down to catch her own baby. She calls it the best gift she's ever received.



    In this episode, Katie shares:


    What she did to prepare for her natural hospital birth, and all the mindset work behind believe she could do it.
    Why she chose to birth in the hospital, even though she wanted a home birth.
    How preparing her husband with Unmedicated Academy helped him to trust birth too.
    All 31 hours, starting a home with losing her mucous plug, to her doula walking in to help, to leaving for the hospital to use their birth tubs, to finally catching her baby.
    The feeling of empowerment that came with her birth, and how she feels like she can do anything now.



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    143 | The ONE question to ask your OB

    143 | The ONE question to ask your OB

    Why do I have a consult appointment with my oral surgeon but not my OB? Home birth midwives generally do free consults as well. Want a more home birth like hospital birth? Run your own consultation and ask the right questions to see if your provider is the right fit for what you want in your birth. And if you are currently seeing an OB or a practice with OBs do not skip this ONE question.



    More questions to ask in the episode on Finding Your Unicorn OB



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    • 20 min
    142 | 5 things to make hospital birth feel more like home birth

    142 | 5 things to make hospital birth feel more like home birth

    If you can't have a home birth, for whatever reason, I get it. That was me too. That is why my area of expertise is helping moms have hospital births that feels more liek home births. Why? Because moms who birth are home are more likely to feel supported, have lower risk outcomes, have fewer interventions, and they always hit their goal of an unmedicated birth. The hospital is nothing like a home birth but there are some home birth practices that we can bring in to our hospital births. In this episode I discuss five things to plan for if your goal is an unmedicated hospital birth.

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    • 28 min
    141 | A first time mom's birth plan, 11 years later

    141 | A first time mom's birth plan, 11 years later

    Travel back in time with me as I go line by line through the birth plan I wrote as a first time mom in 2013. Back before there was a birth side of instagram and no one was listening to podcasts (or at least, I wasn't). In the episode I discuss each request from my birth plan, the biggest mistake I made, and if I actually got what I wanted.



    More episodes you'll love:

    49: Using my super simple birth plan template

    71: Hypnobirthing didn't work for me

    105 | Home births don’t need birth plans, hospital births need more than a birth plan

    116 | 3 things that will sabotage your birth plan



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    • 40 min
    140 | 6 ways to avoid cesarean, the importance of preventing primary cesarean

    140 | 6 ways to avoid cesarean, the importance of preventing primary cesarean

    April is cesarean awareness month. Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States undergo a cesarean section every year. It is the most common surgery done in the United States. And our cesarean rates have actually gone up in recent years, meaning it's more important now than ever to understand the risks, especially of repeat cesareans, and how to avoid an unnecessary c-section.



    In this episode I discuss:


    C-section being a neutral tool with risks and benefits, that is being overused. Even the World Health Organization agrees and states that cesarean rates should be 10-15% for the best overall outcomes for moms and babies.
    The most disgusting thing I saw online last week from an OB celebrating 100 c-sections performed.
    The definition, and impact of a primary cesarean. In the US, the rate of cesarean is 32.1% overall and primary cesarean rate is 22.5%
    How one hospital proves that you don't need to follow the ARRIVE trial guidelines to lower the risk of primary cesarean.



    Research on reducing primary cesarean

    Leapfrog Hospital Ratings



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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

WesleyyyyLynne ,

Incredible resource!!

This podcast is an incredible resource. The episodes are so clear and straightforward with so much great info packed into each one. For example, if you are considering an induction, please listen to episode 137 first. But seriously, just start listening early pregnancy and listen to them all. It’s really so educational and important for better birth outcomes.

Olive1996 ,

Best birth podcast

Started listening after a fellow crunchy, naturally minded friend recommended it to me. I’m so thankful for all the free information she gives you in these episodes. I’m 16 weeks pregnant and will be doing her birth course! So much information about your rights as a mom and just evidence based information! So good!

lillaford ,

Homebirth mentality

I am having my baby in the hospital due to money but I want it to be like a home birth as much as possible and this podcast has really helped me learn about my rights as a mother and the steps I want to take to have an unmedicated physiological birth. I definitely reccomend this podcast to any mom who wants tips about giving birth unmedicated or medicated because Lizzie has really good advice for lots of things!

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