To listen to this episode, and more than 300 other birth stories in The Birth Hour archives, join our listener supporter group here!
Christine switched from a hospital OB/GYN birth to a midwife home birth at 32 weeks. She swam throughout her pregnancy, using that time to mentally prepare for labor. Christine was in active labor for 5 hours and pushed for 30 minutes. Her husband was the first to pick up their son, placing him directly on Christine for immediate skin to skin. Christine received one small natural tear and did not require stitches.
Christine Riley Bio
Christine is a wife and mom to an 18 month old boy. She is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service and lives in central California. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, hiking, and international travel. You can connect with Christine on Instagram and Twitter: @steneriley
Earth Mama Angel Baby
Some of my favorite products and resources from Earth Mama Angel Baby!
Lying in Postpartum Plan
Postpartum Herb Baths