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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast


Feb 13, 2019

Today’s episode is all about Taylor’s birth experiences and what she learned in the process of each of those journeys. After a cesarean and a VBAC, in which she never fully maintained ownership of herself and her experiences, she knew that things would need to be different when she had and third child. She shares about how her first birth affected her feelings of worth and her connection with her baby. She dove into doula work after her 2nd baby was born and some years later, ultimately had an empowered home birth with her 3rd son. Her mission as a doula and VBAC mentor is to help parents prepare for empowered births that leave them feeling respected, supported, and confident.

Key Takeaway: Birthing people deserve respect, support, and autonomy. Only each person knows what’s best for them and their family. Birth interventions can be life- saving, but they’re being used way more than they are needed, and often undermine parents’ confidence and self-ownership.

Highlights:

  • The right to have options during birth
  • Breech babies
  • What supportive doula care is and isn’t
  • The cesarean rate in the U.S. is high, with 1 in 3 babies being born via cesarean
  • How birth experiences affect our postpartum and parenting experiences
  • VBAC is a safe a reasonable option, with a lot of misinformation around it
  • Sharing your birth stories as a way of healing

 

Your Birth Your Worth Podcast

Website: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/

 

Taylor Davis

Website: http://yourvbacdoula.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylordavisdoula/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvbacjourney/

 

Darcy Sauers

Website: https://www.thirdtrimesterthrive.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy/