In Christie's first birth, she was treated like an assembly line part, not a first-time mom who was scared and had no birthing experience. She didn't know how to advocate for herself. She trusted that the doctors and nurses would support her.
It was a traumatic experience for her. The nurses treated her horribly, and she didn't feel like she mattered. She developed postpartum anxiety as a result. Christie worked hard to heal from that experience and wanted to make her second birth better.
For her second birth experience, Christie hired a doula. She wanted someone who knew how to and would advocate for her. She also switched from a hospital to a birthing center.
In this episode, Christie shares the trauma of her first birth experience, what she wished she would have known beforehand, and how she was able to make her second birth the one she always wanted.
Christie's Website- The Partnerhood
The Partnerhood Workbook
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