Episode 149

Published on:

1st May 2024

S5 EP149: Poppy Pritchard: Homebirth + Freebirth/Brow Presentation/'Big' Baby/Prolapse

In today's episode, I sit down with Poppy, the host of Out the Gate Parenting, to explore her two distinctly different birth experiences. Poppy was inspired to choose homebirth after her sister's peaceful home delivery, contrasted sharply by witnessing a friend's hospital birth. Knowing this was the right path, Poppy engaged a homebirth midwife shortly after she consciously conceived her first child. However, as her birthing time approached, an uncomfortable encounter led Poppy to question the support she was receiving. This experience ultimately influenced her decision to forgo a private midwife for any future deliveries, despite having a beautiful first birth.

When it was time to welcome her second child, Poppy felt confident and prepared. As the urge to push arrived unexpectedly early, Poppy found herself embracing the profound lesson of surrendering to the unique journey that each birth unfolds. After five intense hours of pushing, Poppy sensed something was unusual but remained unafraid, drawing strength from deep within to bring her baby into the world. As soon as he arrived, it was revealed that her son had been in a brow presentation. Poppy shares the challenges of the prolapse that followed and the natural healing process she embraced after this fiery birth, offering profound insights into the lessons she learnt along the way.

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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.
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