Growth Restriction & Freebirth: Laura's Story

February 08, 2019

After a terrible first birth in the hospital, Laura knew she wouldn’t return. She resolved to freebirth at home with her second baby, and tell us of the awkward navigation it took being a military family choosing something so radical. Laura came to her own conclusion that to have a licensed midwife in a home birth would be bringing the hospital to her, which she did not want. What would have been a highly medicalized birth in the system, was a normal and ecstatic birth at home, even with her baby’s growth restriction and double nuchal cord. Laura then freebirthed her third child and tells us of her challenging recovery.

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