In Episode Ten of Our Birth Stories Podcast, we talk to Sarah about the home water birth of her second baby.
Topics covered in this episode include emotions around going from one child to two, going into labour gradually, having an older child around during labour, oxytocin, hypnobirthing, partner-supported grounding techniques, waterbirth, pelvic floor and tearing, having stitches at home, positive sibling introductions.
If you would like to know more about what Sarah mentions about raising oxytocin levels check out our blog post - https://www.informedpregnancybirthandbeyond.org/post/help-your-body-birth
Wondering about tearing and stitches and your pelvic floor this might be a helpful place to start reading https://thepogp.co.uk/patient_information/pregnancy_and_early_postnatal/perineal_healing_.aspx
If you thought Sarah sounded lovely she now works for The Parenting Network. Check them out here https://theparentingnetwork.co.uk/