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Episode 143


In today’s episode I interview Renee. After trying to conceive for two years Renee and her husband went through IVF to conceive their first son. After a stressful two years of trying to conceive, Renee felt nervous throughout her pregnancy. Her son Beau was in a breech position and Renee’s doctor recommended she have an elective caesarean. When Renee was being prepped for her caesarean, they discovered that the spinal block had failed and she could still feel everything. Eventually, they were able to give her a high dose of epidural. Renee shares with us how she went on to conceive her second son naturally without the need for IVF assistance, and she went on to deliver him vaginally. Devastatingly, earlier this year Renee’s daughter was Still Born, and she opens up about Elodie’s birth and how she and her boys are all working through their grief.

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Topics Discussed

Three births IVF, Stillborn baby, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), Breech, Caesarean

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Today’s episode is brought to you by ergoPouch. This week, ergoPouch are celebrating their 10th anniversary!  Sleep-deprived Melbourne mother Alina Sack started the company 10 years ago to try and help her baby sleep longer and more comfortably throughout the night. She noticed he was getting tangled and hot in his sleeping bag and waking a lot as a result.  Alina got out her sewing machine and made an ergonomically designed sleeping bag with natural alpaca fibres, based on the design principles of active wear. Lo and behold, it helped her son settle faster and wake less during the night. Since that first sleeping bag 10 years ago, the ergoPouch range has grown significantly to meet the sleep needs of babies and children up to 6 years, and the business has grown to be Australia’s favourite and trusted sleepwear brand.  Now sold all over the world and the recipient of multiple awards, ergoPouch really are the go-to for parents for all things sleep.

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