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Long Prodromal Labor then Only 5 Minutes of Pushing
Chelsea was thrilled to conceive her son using the Ava Bracelet and talks about how helpful it was for her. After two weeks(!) of intense back-to-back contractions, Chelsea was induced at 37 weeks. Her son’s heart rate started dropping during really strong contractions, and the doctors didn’t feel comfortable sending Chelsea home. Her water was broken at around 10 AM on 3/21/18 and at 2:44 PM, after only 5 minutes of pushing, Micah was born.
Chelsea Johnson Bio
Chelsea is a 31 year old first time mom, wife and #girlboss. She owns a Campaign Disclosure firm (CJ & Associates, Inc.) in Roseville, CA. Her and her husband, Jason, had been trying to have a baby for 3 years before they were blessed with Micah. The three of them currently live in Antelope, CA with their two dogs, Kona and Dozer.
Ava Bracelet for Tracking Fertility and the Ava Facebook groups
The Healthy Pregnancy Book
The Baby Book
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To assist with pelvic pain, consult pelvic physiology therapist but also read The Fourth Trimester by Kimberley Ann Johnson. Also there are bodyworkers that do work to release internal scarring. Kimberley is an imperative resource for postpartum difficulties #magamamas