Georgiana describes the first half of her pregnancy as pretty stress-free and idyllic; from a fairly easy conception process, to loving the midwifery practice they chose, and learning everything she could about hypnobirthing /natural birth, Georgiana and her OBGYN husband, Salvatore, felt like they were coasting through pregnancy.
Things began to intensify between 22 – 32 weeks. The pandemic broke out and was particularly severe in their home of the New York City/ Long Island region. Salvatore became a front line worker during Georgiana’s third trimester. Just as they had received news that the baby was breech and started discussing options, Georgiana was diagnosed with oligohydramnious and began twice weekly monitoring by Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors. After being faced with needing to transfer care at 34 weeks, Georgiana wound up letting go of the “hypnobirth of her dreams” due to the need for an urgent caesarean section at 37 weeks. This story ends with a wonderful, healthy baby boy born in the middle of the pandemic, with a finale of post partum anxiety that no one saw coming.
Georgiana is a Mental Health Counselor in New York City, currently finishing her post-graduate training at New York Anxiety Treatment. Georgiana and Salvatore met in 2015 in Brooklyn, New York as he was about to start an OBGYN residency and she was beginning graduate school. Their son, Tomo Cosimo was born in June 2020. In her free time, Georgiana enjoys writing, running and trying new restaurants… and she looks forward to doing so again once the pandemic is over!
- Hypnobirthing Hub Home Study Course by Kathryn Clark
- Brett Larkin Prenatal Yoga
- The Nest Collaborative and their podcast called Breastfeeding Unplugged
- Nurture by NAPS
- MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE https://www.mmhla.org/
- And The Birth Hour Podcast … OF COURSE!
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
- The Breastfeeding Class You Never Had by Ann Bennett, IBCLC
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