011: My Birth Story

My Birth Story

My labour was long and difficult but it was a day (or two) that I will never forget.

Any woman that has given birth, no matter how or where is amazing! I have such an appreciation for labour and delivery being on the other side of it. It was a wild, exhilarating, exhausting experience but worth every second.

Sharing a birth story is very intimate and very empowering, and I am excited to share my story with you in this episode.

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Highlights from this episode:

  • Sarelle’s 36-week milestones
  • Acknowledging all the women who have given birth
  • Hitting the 40-week milestone
  • Natural induction protocols
  • Potential risks involved with a hind water leak
  • Our home birth nearly turned into a hospital birth
  • Trying one last natural induction remedy… castor oil
  • Finally contractions, home birth is back on!
  • The arrival of our doula & midwives
  • Trying various birthing positions & techniques throughout the day
  • Manually breaking the water
  • Our birthing tub experience
  • Moving through the long and exhausting stages of labour
  • Tough love from midwives at the end of labour
  • The miraculous arrival of our baby girl!!
  • Her name… Sarelle Jolie
  • Delaying cordcutting and delivering the placenta
  • The start of our breastfeeding journey
  • We’re so grateful for our birthing team
  • The meaning behind Sarelle Jolie’s name
  • Thank you for your love & support throughout our pregnancy & birth

Related links:

Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
Listen to The First Trimester
The Ultimate Baby aka TUB – The First Trimester (Marni’s blog post)
Listen to The Second Trimester
The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni’s blog post)
The Ultimate Baby Nursery – Eco Friendly, Cozy & Natural (Marni’s blog post)
Listen to The Third Trimester
The Ultimate Birth Story (Marni’s blog post)
Our Doula – Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
Midwives of Windsor
Joe Rogan episode #1425 with Garrett Reisman
Medley pull out couch (formerly called Stem Goods)
Rallis Olive Oil
Chalice Spice – The Ultimate Breastfeeding Tea
Seeking Health – Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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