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Ep 261: Nicole’s Birth Story - The Line Between Pain and Suffering

57m | Jun 4, 2024

Sometimes a “beautiful” birth doesn’t mean getting what you wanted - it means making the right decisions for yourself along the way. After being stuck at 5 cm for TWELVE HOURS, Nicole decided that it was time to change course. I’ll give away that she did have a vaginal birth, but it was nothing like she planned or anticipated.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • Why Nicole eventually agreed to a low dose of pitocin
  • What happened when the pitocin was increased
  • Whether or not her water broke
  • How her partner supported the decision to get an epidural
  • What made her so happy with the anesthesiologist
  • How quickly she progressed after the epidural
  • Why doctors were concerned about her baby’s heart rate
  • How a lactation consultant helped with breastfeeding issues


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