image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

In today’s episode, I interview Steph. Steph shares her two pregnancies and births through the birth center at the Mercy Hospital in Melbourne. Steph fell pregnant very quickly after deciding to try after getting married. Knowing she was keen to have a natural, drug-free birth she decided to book into the Mercy Birth Centre and she was assigned her own midwife. Steph and her partner took a Calm Birth course and read several books to get themselves in the best position they could go into the birth of their daughter. Steph was quite shocked when she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in her first pregnancy. To hear more about how Steph’s births unfolded tune into this week’s show.

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

 image: Hilary Walker Photography

image: Hilary Walker Photography

Resources mentioned: Ina May Gaskin, Birth Skills by Juju Sundin, Calm Birth

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