New podcast episode! Birth can be many things: incredible, traumatic, beautiful, scary, empowering or all of them. Birth and postpartum nurse Lo Mansfield will talk about bringing intuition, grace and evidence into the birth experience. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts, and catch the. conversation on YouTube! In this episode, Kathryn chats with birth and postpartum nurse Lo Mansfield about: ❓ You talk about balancing intuition, grace + evidence. What do you mean by that? ❓ You sometimes mention the loss of your own mom while you were pregnant. Many of our NICU parents listening are experiencing grief as they mourn the loss of a "normal" delivery or baby. How did/do you work through that grief? ❓ What's the best way to communicate to your doctor and L&D nurses your desires for your baby's birth? ❓ If you are designated as high-risk prior to delivery, what are things that may change your delivery? ❓ Some moms may feel distant from their NICU baby due to separation at birth, is that normal? If so, what are your suggestions for working through that? ❓ What's the best thing a laboring mom can do to ensure the best possible birth outcome for her baby? ❓ What's your best advice to a laboring mom?

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-03-31 14:00:00 UTC