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When you are expecting a baby, there are so many decisions to make before, during, and after labor. Having a midwife can be a true source of comfort throughout this time. What exactly is a midwife though? How does it differ from an OB or doula? My friend Ailsa is on the show to shed some light on what exactly a midwife does. I know you will feel Ailsa’s passion for helping women feel comfortable and stay safe during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Ailsa Emmel is a certified nurse midwife and a huge advocate for women empowerment. Previously, she was a commissioned officer and Navy Nurse. Once she had her twins, she attended the University of Miami to complete Midwifery school.
In this episode we discuss:
-The difference between an OBGYN, midwife, and doula
-Making important decisions during labor and after birth such as epidurals, VBACs, and delayed cord clamping
-The motherhood comparison game that begins during pregnancy
-Black maternal health disparities
-Ailsa's Instagram: @_happygocurly_
-The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
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