Baby E's Birth Story || with Laura Dugovic

Thursday, February 22, 2018

As a follow-up to my interview with childbirth educator Laura Dugovic, here is the birth story of my sweet baby born on February 5th.  (I share his name briefly on the interview, but won't be typing it up here.  I guard my kids' names online.)

You'll hear about what led up to the birth, what I did to help with the pain without using an epidural, and how Laura's resources and positive affirmations completely transformed this birth.  Instead of feeling either traumatized or like a caged animal as I have in the past, I felt strong and centered.

If you've been following along with me on Instagram, then you know that E had emergency surgery at 9 days old, just a few days after recording this episode.  His intestines were twisted, which is life threatening as the bowels can quickly die.  We returned home much sooner than we planned after six days total at the hospital, five of which were in the PICU.  Thank you SO much for your many messages during this time, and most especially your prayers.  We felt them and know that his surgery and outcome were miraculous.

Show Notes:
Laura's Website, Resources for positive affirmations, and Instagram
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
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Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
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Contact Monica
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas


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