After a PCOS diagnosis, two IUIs, and one round of IVF, Muriel found out she was pregnant! The pregnancy was uneventful and she planned for an unmedicated hospital birth. In the final weeks, very low levels of amniotic fluid (Oligohydramnios) became a cause for concern and required close monitoring. One day, Muriel noticed significantly decreased fetal movement which led to an unexpected induction. She and her team had to recalibrate her birth plan on the fly to keep up with the rapidly evolving situation. After 33 hours of labor, including 5 hours of pushing the baby to a +2 station, it became clear that he was stuck and was starting to go into distress which ultimately resulted in a complex and strenuous Cesarean delivery. Her son, Sol, was ultimately born healthy almost two days after her induction.
Muriel Schneider Bio
Muriel is a creative director, yoga teacher, bean and cheese burrito enthusiast, tv-binger, and mom. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, cats, and baby boy, Sol. You can find her on Instagram @____muriel or contact her via her website www.murielschneider.com
- Loom Pregnancy & Childbirth Education Program
- Transformed by Birth by Britta Bushnell
- Built to Birth – Bridget Teyler’s Youtube Channel
- The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
- Prenatal Yoga Center Instagram Account
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