This is the first birth story of 2023 and it’s such a wonderful, happy, joyful one. Tes's pregnancy journey included an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and an almost IVF cycle that was halted by Covid shutdowns.At 43 years old she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I really like how she maintains a positive attitude but is still honest about the hard parts. She’s real about loss, frustration, and pain - she even admits that yes, she did cuss but she never cussed at anyone :).
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- What age Tes and her partner were when they decided to try and get pregnant
- Whether she conceived with or without IVF
- How the onset of the pandemic affected her pregnancy plans
- How she managed pregnancy loss
- Why Tes looked at being a patient of “advanced maternal age” as a good thing
- What made her care team so special
- How her pain management affected her birth
- Why she was rushed to an emergency procedure after her daughter was born
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