Back in episode 39 we spoke with Katie and Chris McGrath, parents-to-be, awaiting the arrival of undetermined gender baby McGrath.
Chris was actually our first home birth dad to join us on the show. Since our first interview with them, we’ve developed a close bond with the McGraths. We’ve connected over all the usual things home birth parents do, you know...like Star Wars, super heroes and Jurassic Park.
We get right into the birth story, so if you want some background and all that led up to this, go back to episode 39 and check that out.
There’s a lot of similarities with our own birth story. For example, Katie describes the experience as “pretty intense and pretty quick.”
We get to hear first-hand from Chris about his role as birth partner and how he processed the event. There’s some really cool tips regarding having birth affirmations in the room as well.
And they even had their dog with them during the birth! So pet owners who are debating what to do at birth time, listen in!
Spoiler alert: baby turned out to be a girl. And baby Molly is quite the adorable ball of squish. So you’ll have to check out the episode page on our website to see for yourself!
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