“ELIZABETH & DOUG”
When second time labor and births are more challenging than the first, it can be jarring and confusing, especially when the first experience was so fast towards the end of labor, that your baby was known as “Hallway Harrison” at the birth center where he was born. Elizabeth and Doug share the story of their home birth for their second son and the great surprise of having to work so much harder – emotionally and physically – for the birthing experience they had before. In the early days postpartum, Elizabeth came to find out why her labor was so challenging, the long-haul road to recovery and moving through it all at the start of a global pandemic.
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