Hailey Mugica Show Notes:
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- Hailey's first two births were traditional hospital medicated births
- Her sister planned to have a homebirth for her first baby, which Hailey thought was crazy, but then she watched The Business of Being Born, read some of Ina May's Books and decided she wanted a homebirth, too!
- She says that the prenatal experience between her OB and Midwife were not even comparable.
- Her midwife came to her for home visits, discussed nutrition and exercise, and diagnosed anemia, which Hailey feels confident she had during her first two pregnancies and was missed.
- She feels she received far more detail and attention from her midwife.
- She remembered Ina May's words of "you're going to get huge" during her labor, and it was very helpful.
- Hailey was 41+ weeks and worried she would not be able to have her homebirth because she wasn't seeming like she would be going into labor soon.
- She decided to pump, and after 20 minutes, she was having contractions that were 45 seconds long and less than 2 minutes apart.
- Hailey saw a chiropractor the day before labor began, and she attributes her fast birth to that. Before the adjustment, she could feel that her baby was ill-positioned in her right hip, and then labor began the next day.
- Her birth went so smoothly, and she felt incredible about her decision to have a homebirth.
- Hailey felt incredibly supported by her midwife postpartum: On day 5 her midwife came back and set up an herbal bath for Hailey and her baby and even took photos for them.
- With her medicated births, she felt like something that had happened to her. With her homebirth, she felt like she was covering from something that she did.
- Hailey's mom took her other two sons out for dinner, and when they returned, the baby was already born.
- Katelyn and Hailey discuss the benefits of not finding out the gender before the birth: You get double the presents, and people buy you good gifts from your registry because "nobody wants to buy a gray onesie."
- Hailey's recommendation for a mom considering homebirth: It's not a flippant decision. Do your research, and as long as you have a solid 'why' behind your decision, you can do anything.
- She and her husband opted not to tell anyone who they thought might not support a homebirth.
- Instagram: @theintentionalessentials or @haileymugica