Today’s episode is a rebroadcast of episode 19 where Sarah shares her postpartum story. Enjoy!
Hey all, Sarah here. In this episode I’m solo and talking all about my home birth postpartum experience.
I’m currently almost 4 months postpartum, and it’s been quite the journey for me. Postpartum is this fascinating transition stage of life - first off, you just launched a human being from your body! And for a first-time mom like me, not only are you learning what the heck this whole motherhood thing is about - you’re adjusting to the new normal of a seemingly endless cycle of feeding, diaper changing and “moments” of shut eye. You’re responsible for keeping a little creature alive, whilst trying to figure out why you’re leaking from every orifice, your organs are bouncing around and you’re starving all the time (or at least that was the case for me).
Postpartum could be its own series of episodes...nay, probably a whole podcast dedicated to it. For now, I take one episode to skim the surface of my experience and how it ties in with our home birth.
I talk about:
First stages of postpartum after home birth
Postnatal visits with midwives
Healing a delivery tear (ouch!)
Breastfeeding and mastitis
Diastasis recti (aka ab separation) and post-baby weight loss
And here are some links from some of the references I make in the show:
Stuff You Should Know Podcast episode on breastfeeding - http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/breast-feeding.htm
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