2021-10-15 | Baby Ahoy Season 2 – Julia’s Pregnancy Journey – Part 2

Julia is originally from Germany but lived in the UK for ten years. She & her partner Robin decided to move to The Netherlands in 2020 during the pandemic from the UK.  Julia shares how she moved from being fearful about birth and wanting a c-section to moving to the other end of the spectrum of wanting an unmedicated vaginal birth to having to plan a Mother Assisted C-Section Birth unexpectedly.

Today’s episode is the second part of Julia’s journey into Parenthood where Julia and I talk about mother assisted c-section, difficulties with Breastfeeding as I concur and share my struggles with breastfeeding.

At 1 odd mins Julia mentions how her OB/GYN at Diakonnessenhuis did his stand-up in English knowing Julia & Robin are from the UK.

At 3 odd mins of the conversation Julia mentions Mother assisted gentle c-section can be planned only at certain medicalised situations. Please speak to your care provider about it. Julia had hers at Diakonessenhuis https://www.diakonessenhuis.nl/folders/caesarean-section

At 4mins 45seconds Julia talks about a somersault / flip to get the baby out during c-section birth

At 5 mins 45seconds to 6 mins, Julia mentions kinderarts aka pediatrician being present in the OT

At 25 odd mins of the conversation, Julia mentions most of Dutch mothers stopping breastfeeding at 6 weeks, but she meant 6 months.

Please do join me to listen to this wonderful human talk about her journey into parenthood.

If you would like to know more about my HypnoBirthing or ACCESS Childbirth Preparation courses for you and your partner to prepare for an empowered positive birth experience in The Netherlands then please do get in touch through my website www.akriti.nl or write to me on chitra@akriti.nl



Chitra Natarajan

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