Episode 151

Published on:

23rd May 2024

S5 EP151: Jess David: Positive Hospital Birth/Pregnancy Loss/Lipiodal Tubal Flushing

On today's episode we hear from first-time mother, Jess, as she shares her empowering hospital birth story. After two and a half years and four pregnancies, it was finally Jess's moment to welcome her baby into the world. With two sister-in-laws as midwives - one specialising in homebirth -Jess found herself surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and support, which sparked her excitement and deepened her understanding of childbirth.

Guided by her midwife relatives and initially considering a homebirth, Jess ultimately felt most comfortable birthing in a hospital setting. However, she didn't just choose any hospital; she carefully selected one that aligned with her birth preferences, particularly one that supported water birth. At just over 39 weeks, when her waters broke, Jess's initiation into motherhood truly began.

Join us as Jess recounts the moments of her transformative experience, the challenges she faced, and the joy she felt bringing her son earthside.

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Instagram: @jesseh__david

Midwife: @louisedavidmidwifelc

Book: Ina May Gaskin

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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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