This week I wanted to revisit my oldest and most downloaded episodes, 9 Things You Need to Know Before Giving Birth, to give it a little update. I have learned so much professionally and personally over the last two years of podcasting, so I wanted to share six more things that you should know and provide a bit more detail on the advice I shared before.
I am more insistent than ever before that every birthing person and their support partners should invest in comprehensive childbirth education. A lot of the advice in this episode boils down to that, including what you should know about making a birth plan, what to expect from your physicians and nurses, and how to advocate for yourself and the care you want.
I also share what I have learned about giving birth in the hospital as I have heard more stories over the life of this podcast. I want all of you to have a beautiful birth and a safe, healthy postpartum transition into parenthood, so be sure to take in this information and continue your childbirth education in a way that works well for you!
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About: