by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #65: Amy's Birth Story - Trusting Your Intuition About Your Labor and Delivery
On today's episode, we have another birth story! I picked this story because - although it didn't happen right now in the midst of COVID-19 - it's a great reminder that even though many things with pregnancy and birth are different right now, so much is still the same.
Our guest on this episode is Amy Cole, a middle school counselor living in Maine with her husband and their son. Amy had a vaginal birth in the hospital and shares the great and not-so-great aspects of her pregnancy and birth with us. After a pretty uneventful pregnancy, her water broke accidentally during a checkup at 39-weeks, sending her into the hospital a bit earlier than planned.
Amy and I talk about how she knew she wanted an epidural, how it felt, and why she was overall very happy with her hospital birth experience. We also discuss the episiotomy she received and what's so upsetting about it.
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Pregnancy, labor, hospital birth, prenatal care, birth story, episiotomy