Ep 52: Miranda’s Birth Story – Why You Must Learn About Childbirth, Even if You Can’t Predict It – All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #52: Miranda's Birth Story - Why You Must Learn About Childbirth, Even If You can't Predict It 

We're back with another birth story for you today! This is an extra special one because this is the first time I'm having someone on who used my Birth Preparation Course as part of their childbirth education. 

Miranda is an emergency veterinarian and self-described data-driven person. She learned as much as she could before giving birth to her daughter, who was only 11 weeks old when we did this interview. 

I really appreciate Miranda's honesty in this episode about how scary her birth felt, why she's so proud of how she handled it, and what she did when she was dealing with postpartum anxiety in the weeks after her daughter's birth. She also shares the huge positive impact that her doulas had both during the birth and afterward.

We also chat a little bit about the Birth Preparation Course, what Miranda felt was the most helpful about it, and other great resources for childbirth education.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • What resources Miranda used to prepare for her birth (including the Birth Preparation Course), and some of the most important things she learned
  • Why you can't know exactly what you need during your birth until you're in it
  • What Miranda's birth was like and why it was harder than she imagined it would be
  • Why she and her team decided to use forceps during delivery 
  • How a childbirth doula and postpartum doula made a huge difference in Miranda's birth experience and postpartum transition
  • What her mental health was like in the weeks after her baby arrived
  • Miranda's number one recommendation for expecting parents

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Keywords

Pregnancy, childbirth, childbirth education, epidural, postpartum anxiety, postpartum, doula, birth story

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