[Birth Stories] Can You Wait to Push Until the Doctor Arrives?

Season 4 | Episode 9
58m | Feb 17, 2024

After a difficult first labor with interventions she was unsure about, Alyssa Jennings was determined that her next birth would be on her terms. Little did she know that she’d be having to contain the fetal ejection reflex until her doctor arrived! Alyssa shares with Adriana the magic words her husband used to help her wait (no, they didn’t have anything to do with the doctor), along with a great solution to when you don’t want to labor in the hospital but you want to be close by (even though you live half an hour away). 

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If you liked this episode, listen to our short episode titled Straight Talk About the Effects of Electronic Fetal Monitoring on You and Your Baby and our episode on Connecting With Your Baby in Utero

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