527|  Prodromal Labor, Birth Center Birth, and Amazing Postpartum + Breastfeeding Experience - Amanda Johnson

527| Prodromal Labor, Birth Center Birth, and Amazing Postpartum + Breastfeeding Experience - Amanda Johnson

By Bryn Huntpalmer

The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

Tuesday, 8 December

Amanda had a smooth, yet uncomfortable, pregnancy but then had to navigate giving birth and finding support during the pandemic. She experienced a day of prodromal labor before real labor started the day after her due date. After arriving at the birthing center, she labored most of the day in the water supported by her husband and sister. Labor was intense yet peaceful and she progressed steadily throughout the day. She delivered her baby on a birth stool and after a short scare with the baby not immediately breathing, they had an immediate bond. Postpartum was the happiest time of her life and loved breastfeeding from the start. She had a significant tear but had a great experience working with a pelvic floor physical therapist to heal. 

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