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Hospital Induction Without Epidural Birth Story
After the OB she loved left the office a month before her due date, Felicia was left having to advocate for her birth plan when the new doctor attempted to scare her into an early induction. She was finally induced at almost 42 weeks. After Cervidil didn’t change anything overnight, Felicia received a small amount of pitocin, which jumpstarted what ended up being her ideal birth without an epidural.
Felicia Bullock Bio
Felicia is a 32 year old procurement professional and Chicagoan. She lives with her husband of 4 years Bart, son Elijah, and French bulldog Hendrix. In her spare time she loves doing “mommy & me” activities with her son, date nights with her husband, and staying politically involved. You can connect with her on Instagram at @SakkiBomb.
FamilyAlbum Photo Sharing App
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Favorite podcast so far! As an African-american woman, it’s often difficult to find birth stories that aren’t from affluent white women, though those are great stories too. I particularly resonated with Felicia having to deal with the doctors not really listening to her or thinking they know what’s best (this often happens with black women, as we are not viewed as competent). For this reason amongst others, our birth-related mortality rates are several times that of white women. Please keep up the good work, and I hope other women of color will come forward with their stories. Thanks for all you do!