Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Morgan’s Birth Story

June 26, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 2 Episode 29
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Morgan’s Birth Story
Show Notes Transcript

Content warning: Labour and delivery story, cervical checks, induction, post-delivery, placenta delivery and being stitched, medical issues, baby in special care unit

On today’s podcast episode Morgan Fancy, MA, RP she/her, shares her story of welcoming her little one into her family. I love hearing birth stories and people’s experiences of bringing their baby into the world! Morgan shares the ups and downs of birthing and becoming a parent in a real and authentic way. Take a listen and let us know what you think!

Highlights:

2:27 - Birth Story

4:49 - Induction

5:55 - Pre-baby work into coming to terms of not being in control

9:37 - Birth preferences vs birth plan

10:48 - Alternative pain Management – counter pressure, massage techniques

11:13 - Disappointing for Partner

12:02 - Asked for Epidural and it was too late

12:41 - Intensity of induction

14:30 - Cervical checks were difficult because of slow movement

15:46 - The mental journey of labour delivery

20:00 - Delivery and post delivery

21:04 - He weighed 5lbs

23:25 - Bonding and nursing, the golden hour, feel it was taken away - The pressure to nurse in that first hour

26:48 - WHY was baby so small? Lots of pressure from healthcare providers to find out the WHY

32:40 - Nursing experience - Baby was in special care unit, medical professionals wanting to monitor baby’s intake

37:26 - Partner being on same page, advocating for nursing

40:27 - Expectations of parenthood vs parenting from the self

Information overload and taking away from trusting ourselves

49:31 - Postpartum recovery went well. - Checking in with yourself at the 2 week mark

52:16 – The importance of 

57:50 - Biggest surprises about birthing a baby

1:01:21 - Taking care of yourself postpartum

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find Morgan at info@fancytherapy.ca https://fancytherapy.ca/ and on Instagram        @fancy.therapy

 You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

 If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com

 

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Content warning: Labour and delivery story, cervical checks, induction, post-delivery, placenta delivery and being stitched, medical issues, baby in special care unit

On today’s podcast episode Morgan Fancy, MA, RP she/her, shares her story of welcoming her little one into her family. I love hearing birth stories and people’s experiences of bringing their baby into the world! Morgan shares the ups and downs of birthing and becoming a parent in a real and authentic way. Take a listen and let us know what you think!

Highlights:

2:27 - Birth Story

4:49 - Induction

5:55 - Pre-baby work into coming to terms of not being in control

9:37 - Birth preferences vs birth plan

10:48 - Alternative pain Management – counter pressure, massage techniques

11:13 - Disappointing for Partner

12:02 - Asked for Epidural and it was too late

12:41 - Intensity of induction

14:30 - Cervical checks were difficult because of slow movement

15:46 - The mental journey of labour delivery

20:00 - Delivery and post delivery

21:04 - He weighed 5lbs

23:25 - Bonding and nursing, the golden hour, feel it was taken away - The pressure to nurse in that first hour

26:48 - WHY was baby so small? Lots of pressure from healthcare providers to find out the WHY

32:40 - Nursing experience - Baby was in special care unit, medical professionals wanting to monitor baby’s intake

37:26 - Partner being on same page, advocating for nursing

40:27 - Expectations of parenthood vs parenting from the self

Information overload and taking away from trusting ourselves

49:31 - Postpartum recovery went well. - Checking in with yourself at the 2 week mark

52:16 – The importance of 

57:50 - Biggest surprises about birthing a baby

1:01:21 - Taking care of yourself postpartum

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find Morgan at info@fancytherapy.ca https://fancytherapy.ca/ and on Instagram        @fancy.therapy

 You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

 If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com