"That's the thing with my two other births... I was really into it... I timed my labour, I counted the hours, but this time I didn't count it. I just treated it as a normal day." Grace, mother of three, on her early labour.
Later that evening in the birth pool during her brief active labour, her husband Ritchie witnessed her as being "her most powerful and natural self."
But this experience didn't just drop into Grace's hands. Her two previous births were extremely challenging, leaving her with huge doubts about herself and her body's ability to give birth. With this pregnancy, Grace focused on nourishing herself physically, finding continuity of care that would suit her and her family's needs, and perhaps most importantly - address her emotional fears, as you'll hear in this podcast.
You can find out more about the importance of continuity of care, birthing hormones and how the physical environment impedes (or enhances) their release here:
And if you'd like to hear my first ever interview with Ritchie former US Navy officer turned student midwife and father of three, it's right here.
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