April Teel shares with Adriana how her thoughtful preparation set the stage for her to have wonderful birth experiences at both a freestanding birth center (with a midwife) and a hospital (with a family practice doctor). She reflects on how what surprised her the most were the differences between the pushing stages— with one being managed, long, and difficult, and the second being completely dictated by her body, allowing her to experience the Fetal Ejection Reflex.
If you liked this episode, listen to this interview on Rethinking the Pushing Stage and this episode on Structural Body Changes During Pregnancy and Postpartum.
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05/11/22 • 53 min
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