Episode 141

Published on:

20th Feb 2024

S5 EP141: Skye Waters - Part Two - PBA Host/Twin Pregnancy 40 Weeks/Cascade of Interventions/Belly Birth

Welcome back to part two of my birth story series. In this episode, we dive into the rollercoaster ride of my pregnancy with fraternal twins. Discovering that I was carrying twins was a huge surprise for our family, a journey I recount with honesty and transparency. Knowing that my dreams of a homebirth were no longer a reality, became a process of continuous grieving.

However, it was a transformative conversation with a recommended doula @2lifedoula that reignited my sense of excitement for this experience. With the support and guidance of my doula, we began a deep exploration of twin childbirth, navigating the complexities and unique considerations that come with carrying and birthing twins, ensuring that I was well-informed for the journey ahead.

In today's episode, I'll walk you through the mental and emotional challenges I faced as my pregnancy reached its 40th week. Igniting a massive season of personal growth and development, pushing me into uncharted territories of self-discovery. By sharing my experience, I hope to provide insights and encouragement for others to explore their own paths in pregnancy and childbirth with confidence and curiosity.

Show Notes:

Instagram: @the.waters.life

Podcast: @positivebirthaustralia

My Doula: @2lifedoula

Join our Mothers Gathering village HERE.

Dr Rachel Reed - Meconium Stained Waters

Bella Meeting the Twins!

Twin Homebirth Page

Dr Stuart James Fischbein - Twin Homebirth OBGYN

Amanda Freeman Twin Freebirth Story

The Postnatal Depletion Cure Book

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Maia Mothers Collective

Get our 20 Minute Birth Affirmation Track HERE.

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About the Podcast

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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