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Monique thought she was going to have a vaginal birth with an epidural. She was scheduled to be induced just after 40 weeks but as it goes with labor, things took a bit of a turn and you’re going to hear about all those twists and turns in today’s birth story episode.
Being a recent transplant from Suriname in South America, she was still adjusting to a strange country when she got pregnant. Going into motherhood away from home meant she had to be extra prepared. She did a ton of research, hired doulas, and asked friends for help. Because of all the work she did to make sure she was supported, she had the beautiful birth she deserved.
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
-Why Monique was concerned about pregnancy loss from the start
-What made birth customs in the U.S. different from those in Suriname
-Which resources she used to get very, VERY prepared for her birth
-What preferences she discussed with her doctor ahead of time
-How she made a plan to deal with her low pain tolerance
-How she used doulas intentionally and strategically to ease stress
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