Hospital Epidural Birth & Using Meditation to Overcome Postpartum Depression

Anna went to the hospital with her intentions set on birthing naturally. However, after experiencing back labor due to her daughter being posterior, (i.e. her daughter’s head pressing on her spinal cord) she had an epidural. She often describes her decision to have an epidural as being one of the best and worst decisions she ever made. Best because it stopped the pain, worst because of what happened only a minute or two after getting the injection.

Anna Gannon Bio

Anna is a mom, the Community and Editorial Lead at Expectful, a Writer and a Yoga & Meditation Guide. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yoga Today and The Expectful Blog. She was also a presenter at the 2014 Yoga Journal LIVE Event and the 2015 ECA fitness conference. Connect with Anna on Instagram.

Lily Jade

Today’s episode is brought to you by Lily Jade which is a mom-created company! A mom saw a problem and figured out a way to fix it. When Meggan Wood’s oldest daughter was born, she found herself at odds with the endless parade of unstylish, impractical diaper bags. Finally, in frustration, she sketched every mom’s dream–the perfect diaper bag made of 100% premium leather that converts to a backpack and comes with removable machine-washable insert! On this episode I chatted with Grace Patton about her experience with Lily Jade bags as a mom of 5!

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