Informed Pregnancy+ is a streaming platform dedicated to all things pregnancy, postpartum and parenting from award-winning, pregnancy-focused chiropractor and host of The Informed Pregnancy Podcast, Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC.
During the third trimester of her second pregnancy Andrea trains to be her own Doula. At an otherwise routine 39 week obstetric checkup she receives an unexpected intervention that she did not prepare for or consent to.
Andrea enjoys the onset of her second labor alone early in the morning. As labor progresses she finds comfort in her bathtub. When it comes time to go to the hospital Andrea does not want to leave her tub. Still at home labor intensifies further and her water breaks.
Andrea is joined by fellow doula and (at the time) midwife apprentice Jessica Diggs. They discuss the training that goes into becoming a midwife and doula, the differences between the two professions and what drives their passion for supporting pregnancy and birth journeys. Both Andrea and Jessic...
Andrea plans to birth her third child at home. She and Jessica discuss her preparations for home birth from the both the perspective of patient and a midwife. Discussion includes how the other children and pets might react or interact at the birth.