BBL 169: What To Do When Labor Throws the Unexpected

It’s great to feel confident that natural birth works… but what do you do when labor throws the unexpected at you? This episode focuses on practical steps, skills, and options when something comes up before or during your labor and delivery. You’ll feel calmer, more confident, and more prepared for whatever your baby’s birthday brings!

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Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why it’s so important to be informed about pregnancy and birth (and how to deal with information overload)
  • Why just listing out “what could go wrong” with pregnancy and birth is misleading to mothers
  •  What is an iatrogenic complication - and what you need to know about them
  • Which childbirth classes should you avoid (and which are worth taking)?
  • The difference between an intervention and a variation of normal
  • Here’s the magic word when you’re facing something unexpected
  • Why cultivating curiosity helps you feel stronger and speak up for yourself
  • How to practice advocating for yourself
  • Simple ways to start tuning into yourself and your intuition
  • How you can listen to all of your options and choose what’s truly right for you and your baby
  • Why honoring yourself will help you even in challenging situations
  • You have the right to be heard, to be honored, and to get answers to your questions
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(NOTE: Want a Perfect Birth Plan Template? Use this template and step-by-step videos to write a birth plan that gets your birth team on your side for a beautiful birth experience! Get the birth plan kit here.)

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