Meg discusses her five hospital births and her progression from a naïve and unprepared first-time-mom, to empowering and healing unmedicated births. Meg’s episode includes the topics of PPA and miscarriage, but also the big and hard lessons she learned about advocating for herself and setting boundaries during labor and delivery. Her story includes navigating pregnancy, birth, and loss with a partner in surgical training and multiple moves for her growing family. 

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Meg Holt Bio

Meg is a mom to five kids 8 and under. She and her husband spent the first ten years of their marriage moving around the upper Midwest for his medical training before ultimately landing back home in Pittsburgh. She’s a devoted Pittsburgh sports fan, a women’s group leader, a enthusiastic reader, and loves nothing more than playing sports with her kids. Connect with her on Instagram: @mmhavern



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