Ep 58: Savanna’s Birth Story – Listening to Your Body Postpartum – All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #58: Savanna's Birth Story - Listening to Your Body Postpartum 

I have another wonderful birth story episode for you today! This time, we're joined by Savanna, a Physician Assistant and mom of one. who lives in Georgia with her family.

Savanna had a relatively uneventful pregnancy and scheduled her induction around 40 weeks. After being induced, her labor only lasted about 12 hours in total. Once her baby was born, however, things got a bit more interesting.

Savanna dealt with some postpartum health issues that we chat about in today's episode, including postpartum preeclampsia and mastitis. We talk about some warning signs to look out for and why it's so important to listen to your body and advocate for yourself if something doesn't feel right. We also chat about learning to breastfeed and the impact med students and residents had on Savanna's birth.  

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How Savanna prepared for her birth and why she scheduled her labor induction.
  • What her pregnancy and prenatal care was like.
  • How her birth went and how medical students and medical residents were a part of the experience.
  • The health issues Savanna dealt with after birth and how she dealt with being in the hospital away from her baby.
  • Why it is so important to listen to your body and advocate for yourself during your care.
  • Why Savanna thinks going with the flow and being prepared for the unpredictable is key when thinking about your birth.

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Pregnancy, preeclampsia, postpartum, magnesium, low blood pressure, cesarean section, induced labor, scheduled birth, hospital birth

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