Delivering Strength Podcast
About This Show
Delivering Strength is more than just a podcast. It’s a part of a bigger movement to empower women and their families to seek out the information necessary to have an informed birth. Podcast episodes interview experts and explore resources available in a variety of areas that are important to a woman’s overall health.
The podcast is led by Candace Gesicki, DC – a chiropractor, doula, new mom and BIRTHFIT Cleveland Regional Director, as well as Anna Marie Murphy – a curious and self-empowered new mom with experience in uncovering difficult answers through her pregnancy and overall health journey. Together, they dive into pregnancy, birth and postpartum health at both a scientific and everyday level to Deliver Strength to families and provide them with the resources they need to be their own biggest advocates in their health journey.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
DS 026: A Successful Twin VBAC at 40 Weeks + 5 Days - with Kimberly Hartzler
This week we sat down with Kimberly Hartzler, a Cleveland mama who had a twin VBAC at 40 weeks and 5 days. Show Notes Each of our episodes will have some show notes so that you can skip to specific topics that apply to you if that’s what you’d like to do. Those show notes for this episode are shown below. 3:29 – Kimberly is here to talk to us about her VBAC with twins journey Delivering Strength shared a VBA3C with Jamie Stepp Schrock on Episode 19! 5:20 – About Kimberly Selah Farm Hartzler Farm 11:47 – The Hertzler’s journey to starting a family 18:38 – Kimberly’s preparation for the birth of her first born son, Josiah 29:34 – The fear of getting pregnant a second time It is recommended for a VBAC to have 18 months between births 31:20 – Exploration of options for VBAC 33:30 – Kimberly finds out she is pregnant with identical twins at the 20 week anatomy scan Kimberly’s needs to fight for a provider to support her VBAC 36:44 – Why would your care provider only want you to carry until 38 weeks with twins? 42:00 – 40 weeks came and went 44:00 – Kimberly is a “collision of a perfect storm”. There were a lot of things that helped her achieve her VBAC No bed rest Chiropractic care Baby A head down Stayed active with a 2 year old at home 45:00 – 40 weeks and 5 days- Kimberly’s contractions begin 54:05 – What is a bulging amniotic sac? 57:12 – Dr. Gingo checks in 59:45 – Emmitt is born 60:35 – Judah is out and gets delayed cord clamping 67:02 – Overcoming fear of another pregnancy 69:29 – Questions for Kimberly Referrals mentioned: Doulas “Doula Rae”- Rae Schmidt Sunday Tortelli Patsy Leo Homebirth Midwife: Pam Kolanz OB/Gyn: Gingo Other resources: ICAN Birthing from Within(**Note: we mistakenly called this book Birth Without Feat on the podcast) How to find a doctor that will support your VBAC? Find Kimberly Online: http://www.selafarmsohio.com Reach out to Kimberly on Facebook! Delivering Strength: Find Us Online Website – com Facebook – com/deliveringstrength Instagram – com/deliveringstrength Facebook Community – com/groups/DeliveringStrength/ If you have show topics or guests that you’d like to recommend to us, please feel free to send us a message through our websiteor send us an email at email@example.com. Read more »