42 Week Induction Birth Story

Danielle spent her pregnancy reading Ina May Gaskin’s seminal texts on natural labor and envisioned having a peaceful, drug-free delivery. Once she crossed the 41-week mark of her pregnancy, Danielle’s doctors began talking to her about scheduling an induction. Hopeful that she would go into labor naturally, Danielle begged her doctors to let her go as long as possible to avoid an induction. After some negotiation, they collectively landed on a scheduled induction at 42 weeks. Still convinced she would go into labor naturally, Danielle tried everything to induce. But nothing worked. At 42 weeks, Danielle was induced by her doctor and labored for 13 hours. In the end, her labor was anything but drug-free, but it was somewhat peaceful. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Quinnah.

Danielle Walish Bio

Danielle is the co-founder of Madri Collection, a digitally-native fashion brand for breastfeeding mothers. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Connect with her on Instagram @madricollection.


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