Jun 15, 2023
Dr. Jess Michaels is an osteopath, doula, and founder of The Birth Sling, a powerful tool for movement and support during labor. In this episode, she shares her own birth story of transferring from a home birth plan to a hospital birth, including laboring on the beach, listening to her body, and creating the Birth Sling for other birthing persons after DIY-ing her own for her daughter’s birth.
In this episode, we cover:
Jess’ experience in osteopathic medicine and as a birth doula
Jess’ favorite birth tools for home births
Her birth story of transferring from a home birth plan to a hospital birth
Listening to your body and asking for more support
How various movements help us progress labor and manage pain
Sterile water injections for back pain relief
Giving birth in a birthing pool in a hospital with your own midwife
Processing and coping with changes in your birth plan
What a birth sling is and how to use it during labor and birth
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