There is just so much ground to cover before you add a human to your household! Hanna and Megan react to Melissa Medjuck's list of conversations to have before having a baby. They talk about expressing your needs around shared responsibilities, finances, sex, (so you know, nothing too serious.. woof) and how important it is to have ongoing conversations between co-parents.
This is the post we refer to: https://www.instagram...
Megan talks about her breastfeeding journey and Hanna talks donation plans. We share pumping reviews and talk about latching, nipple shields, low waste milk storage and the glorious Haakaa!
If you want to skip our chat and get right to the topic, go to minute 2:48.
Disclaimer: We both say moms/mothers a few times, instead of breastfeeding people/breastfeeding parent/birthing person/.....
More about Megan's postpartum experience! All about the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic, about finding your voice through having to advocate for your baby, community support, intimate time after birth and so much more.
YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.
In this episode Megan talks about losing sense of time, lack of sleep, learning to breastfeed, healing from birth, bonding and how quarantine affected her postpartum. And about the amazing support from her mom - hence the title.
YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.
We discuss why pregnant people and mothers are often called "mama" instead of their name! (AHHH) There's elements of power, identity, socialization, and just a lack of time and consideration in it. And also a whole slice of folks who love it. Turns out different people have different reactions to things... here we are again.
This is the instagram account whose post we reference: https://www.instagram.com/refugemidwifery/
The post is from March 4th, 2021...
Megan talks about how and why she decided on where and with whom to give birth, how she feels about those decisions in retrospect and what she might do differently next time 'round.
Hanna talks about her process from fearing painful hospital births, to wanting to birth alone in the woods, to romanticizing a home birth with a videographer (what?).
Topic starts at 5:10.
Megan describes delivering the placenta, the 'golden hour,' newborn exam and taking home their brand new human! She talks about her and her partner's first decisions as new parents and what it felt like to hold their little one for the first time.
If you are squeamish and don't want to hear Megan talk about tearing, this is the timeframe to skip: 31:14-33:35.
It's not bad. It's really not. And it's actually a good part of the story to exemplify the amazing care Megan received by her midwife...
Megan had a positive, peaceful, and powerful water birth at a free-standing birth center with a midwife (CLM), and talks all about her birth from being in denial, to chilled out laboring at home, using hypnobirthing techniques, and the AWESOME support she had from her birth partner and birth team.
Birth story starts at 3:40.
Sorry for the loud static around minute 24...
Megan talks about her birth preparation, why she loves hypnobirthing and wants to preach the calm birth gospel for all kinds of births!
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In this episode, we talk about how many "rules" and opinions there are out there about what a pregnant person should or shouldn't do. Megan talks about how she dealt with it during her pregnancy and throws in some juicy stories. Hanna explains how she plans to go about it and what she is worried about.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors, midwives, dietitians, health professionals, experts of any kind within these fields, that we address on this podcast...