Episode 193 | Preparing for Baby #8: Pregnancy, Home Birth, Postpartum Q&A

As I am anticipating the birth of our eighth child any day now, I sat down to answer some of your questions about how my pregnancy has been going, my plans for birth, and how we are preparing for baby number eight!

In this episode, I’m answering:

  • Will we have more kids after this?
  • What were my previous births like?
  • How am I planning for this home birth?
  • Did we find out the gender this time?
  • Has this pregnancy been different from the rest?
  • Am I taking iron?
  • How do I handle afterbirth pains?
  • Were my girl and boy pregnancies different?
  • Do I nurse on demand or on a schedule?
  • Where will my older kids be when the baby is born?
  • What would I tell my first-time pregnant self?
  • What kinds of tests do I have while pregnant?
  • Do we have a list of names for this baby?
  • How long do I nurse my babies and how do I wean?
  • What do I love so much about the Bradley method?
  • How do I survive the first trimester with so much on my plate?
  • What do I do with my placenta after birth?
  • Do I drink raw milk while pregnant?
  • Have I ever been close to having a C-section?
  • How do I space my babies?
  • What do I eat when experiencing food aversions?
  • Do I still use cloth diapers?
  • Do I get stretch marks?
  • Why do I choose home birth over hospital birth?

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Resources Mentioned

My previous baby/pregnancy videos

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

AfterEase tincture

Baby podcast episode with Ariel Tyson

Kinderpack carrierChildbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read


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