I have another birth story episode for you today, and this one is special because there is an appearance from yours truly! When Kara submitted her story to be on the show, I had no idea that I had been a part of her journey, so it was incredibly fun to catch up with her and hear about her pregnancy & birth from beginning to end.
Kara and her husband live in Virginia with their 2-year-old son (and their second baby, who is due in a few weeks!).
Kara talks about her first pregnancy, why it wasn't too eventful and what she learned about discomfort during prenatal cervical exams. She then tells us about her labor and why she wanted to labor at home as long as possible and avoid medical intervention where possible. She also talks about laboring for more than 40 hours and why she eventually decided to get an epidural.
Kara shares what it was like when she met me during her delivery and how she was finally able to relax enough, get some sleep and push her son into the world. We also discuss the postpartum period a bit and how counseling helped her work through some off-and-on postpartum depression.
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