Laura is a dear friend and local midwife. She was with me through Freya's pregnancy and post-cesarean care. We talk about ways to emotionally process having an unexpected cesarean and the importance of having a chance to bond with your baby before a diagnosis is given, if medically safe that is. Laura tells us of her AskMidwife707 podcast that will be coming out in May, a place for women to share birth stories and information for those interested or invested in midwifery care. She closes the interview with some advice for care providers on the issue of when to tell parents about their new baby's diagnosis. For those of you listening on iTunes, I tagged on the past episode as iTunes still says it is temporarily unavailable. We'll try it this way and see if iTunes will play it.
To begin this journey, I tell Freya's birth story, when my desired home birth became a much feared cesarean.