BBL 048: Birth Complications Q&A

Q&A on Birth Complications

This week I tackle some questions about common complications that may occur during your baby's birth – plus how you can prevent them or handle them:

Issues I Discuss in This Podcast:

  • What are the risks of hemorrhage during the 3rd stage?
  • How long is safe to wait on the placenta?
  • Why your cat's labor and birth are safer than yours
  • How to prevent tearing
  • A simple tip to “practice” for a smooth pushing stage
  • Use these positions to push your baby out and avoid tearing
  • What to do when labor seems “stalled”
  • How to handle prodromal labor
  • Should you be worried about a cord around the neck?
  • Is having a small pelvis or sacral/coccyx in the way a problem?
  • Why semi-squatting is a poor choice for pushing baby out
  • How to prevent induction
  • Eat this to go into labor at the right time, reduce risk of hemorrhage, and build a strong bag of waters!
  • Handling anemia to prepare for birth

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Items mentioned in this podcast include:

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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