Episode 138

Published on:

1st Dec 2023

S4 EP138: Paige Sawkins: Positive Hospital Birth/Private Midwife/Low Egg Count/Factor V Leiden/Endo

On today's episode, Paige takes us on a her journey, navigating the challenges of conception and recounting her empowering experience of an unmedicated hospital birth. 

After a heartbreaking missed-miscarriage, a sobering realisation dawned on Paige that a pregnancy doesn’t always guarantee a baby. Following the identification of a blood clotting disorder, low ovarian reserve, and an endometriosis diagnosis, she embarked on a series of fertility treatments that proved unsuccessful. But just as the idea of trying IVF crossed their minds, Paige discovered she was pregnant.

During her pregnancy, Paige stumbled upon a birth video that revealed the potential for an intimate birthing journey. Observing the the dim lighting, soft music, and calm atmosphere, she realised that childbirth doesn’t have to be a bright, chaotic, experience. Fuelled by this realisation, Paige and her husband immersed themselves in a Hypnobirthing course, arming themselves with the knowledge to advocate for the birth experience they desired.

Show Notes:

Instagram: @elizabethpaigex

Midwife: @valley_births

Hypnobirthing: @hypnobirthing_with_skye

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Positive Birth Australia
Positive Birth Stories and Advice
A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood.
Instagram: @positivebirthaustralia

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