Ep 38: Rachael’s Birth Story: Preparing for An Amazing Unmedicated Hospital Birth – Women's Wellness Coaching by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #38: Rachael's Birth Story - Preparing For An Amazing Unmedicated Hospital Birth

Contractions can be scary, especially when you’re a first-time mom. And I’ll be honest, pain during labor can be intense. That’s why understanding the process of labor and delivery is very important and empowering.

In today’s birth story episode, find out how one mom managed to get through labor and delivery without any pain medication as Rachael joins us to share her amazing and empowering unmedicated hospital birth story.

Rachael is a licensed clinical social worker. She currently works with pre-school aged children and their families to help promote positive and age-appropriate development using tools like mindfulness, yoga, and play-based interventions. Since becoming pregnant, her interest in supporting and helping women through their pregnancy journey and beyond, increased. 

Listen in to learn how Rachael was able to really own her childbirth experience.

In This Episode You Learn About: 

  • Rachael’s prenatal care
  • Why IV fluids aren’t necessary when you opt for an unmedicated birth
  • Intermittent monitoring
  • What Rachael did to prepare for her birth
  • Hypnobirthing class, yoga class, and counseling
  • Moving versus not moving during labor
  • Having a support team and the importance of always asking for help
  • Mental health during pregnancy 
  • Rachael’s postpartum experience in the hospital
  • Educating yourself about labor and childbirth
  • Understanding the process of labor and delivery
  • Looking at your contractions as a way to meet your baby
  • Being flexible and kind to yourself

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Unmedicated childbirth, natural childbirth, confidence, support, labor contractions, labor pain, childbirth education, pregnancy, pregnant, mother, childbirth, baby, postpartum, prenatal, postpartum depression, coping with labor pain, how to cope with labor contractions

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