61 minutes | Sep 1st 2020

35. Coaching Call Sarah B Session 4

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Journey to Birth podcast coaching sessions are special episodes where you get to sit in with me and one of my Natural Birth Compass Program students while I help coach them in their pregnancy to prepare for their upcoming birth. These episodes give you the opportunity for an intimate and up close look at the experience of preparing for childbirth using a very unique method that we call the Natural Birth Compass Program. This is the fourth episode of Sarah's birth prep coaching series, and time is flying by! In today's episode, Sarah and I will explore her experiences with pain throughout her life to help her prepare techniques for her upcoming birth. Then we will explore the expectations she is setting for everyone on her birth team and her birth partner so she has the support she needs in labor. We will deep dive into some remaining questions she will bring up with her birth team at her next visit, which opens up our conversation about routine care, the differences between routine and mandatory procedures in your birth environment, your right of refusal in labor, we look at the range of concerns for cervical exams in labor because I find so many women don’t realize the layers of invasiveness of a cervical exam beyond the physical impact of the intervention itself. Finally, we talk about a physiologic vs managed third stage, which is all about birthing your placenta, we talk about options for using your placenta and what you need to know if you want to use it, and we talk a bit about common newborn procedures, like eye ointment and vitamin k.  _______________________________Further info & opportunities:Learn about the childbirth preparation method Sarah used to prepare for her birth by clicking here.Download your copy of the assessment our students and podcast guests use by clicking here.Are you an expectant parent who would like to experience a coaching session on the Journey to Birth podcast? Visit NaturalBirthCompass.com/podcast to fill out our questionnaire and we will contact you.  
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