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Birth Matters - 11: Self-Advocacy in Induced Birth & Breastfeeding

11: Self-Advocacy in Induced Birth & Breastfeeding

Birth Matters

11/12/19 • 84 min

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Jennifer shares her story of an IVF-conceived pregnancy in which more than one doctor suggested scheduling a cesarean due to the size of her baby. She shares about her journey toward the decision to at least have what we call a “trial of labor” toward the vaginal birth that she desired. You'll hear how she impresses everyone by giving birth vaginally to an almost 9-pound baby. Listen to hear the smart ways she advocates for herself and makes the choices that were preferred and ideal for her & her baby along the way of her induced labor with an epidural at Long Island’s LIJ Katz Hospital. Jenn will also share a bit about how easy initial breastfeeding was, but then how things got a little trickier after that.

11/12/19 • 84 min

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Birth Matters - 11: Self-Advocacy in Induced Birth & Breastfeeding

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Lisa

You're listening to the Birth Matters Podcast, episode 11

Jennifer

I think that was one of the things that the class that I took with you did for me, it was, it empowered me more to ask questions and to push back and to say, "No, this doesn't seem right. Like, there's something wrong here." And so I was, I was really happy that I was able to have that moment of like, "No, there's something wrong and I'm goin

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