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ECV, Bradley Method and Anal Fissure  – Three Birth Stories

Natalie’s first baby was a hospital birth with an epidural that she describes as awful, and it ended up with a bad episiotomy.  Six weeks postpartum she was still in awful pain; so, her OB sent her to a specialist where she discovered that she had an anal fissure from the episiotomy that was bad enough to require surgery.  She had surgery to repair that at 7 weeks postpartum.
Fast forward 3 years, and for her second birth, Natalie used the Bradley method with her husband and a doula for a drug free hospital birth.
Two years later, Natalie was pregnant with her most recent baby, and discovered she was breech at 37 weeks.  Natalie shares her experience of having a successful ECV to turn the baby at 38 weeks and then delivering drug free at the hospital one day after her due date.

Natalie Johnson Bio

spinning-babies-vs-ecvNatalie Johnson is a wife and stay-at-home mom to Fiona (6), Arthur (3), and Eleanor(1).  Natalie has been married to her husband Chris for 8 years.  After an epidural/hospital birth, followed by an unmedicated birth, Natalie was excited to experience another unmedicated birth with her third pregnancy.  At 37 weeks she found out that her daughter was breech.  After much consideration, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and laying upside down for a week, she decided to try an external cephalic version (ECV) in the operating room with an OB at 38 weeks.  The version was successful, but it was a very intense and slightly surprising experience.


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