For Katie’s first beginning, she had an uncomplicated being pregnant and went into labor spontaneously at 38 weeks, 3 days. She labored at house for so long as attainable earlier than delivering her child in a hospital following a non-consensual episiotomy by an OBGYN. Though she had the unmedicated beginning she had hoped for, she had a tough time recovering each bodily and emotionally from the expertise.
After receiving sage recommendation from her doula staff, Katie opted for a house beginning with a midwife for her second child. She was amazed by the distinction in prenatal and postpartum care and was lucky to have one other uncomplicated being pregnant. At 41 +1, Katie had a peaceable and therapeutic beginning at house after laboring for 11 hours.
Katie’s most up-to-date being pregnant led to loss, after she and her husband made the devastating resolution to terminate at 16 weeks following two associated diagnoses: a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and Pallister-Killian mosaic syndrome. Whereas her expertise was traumatic, it solely additional deepened her ardour for safeguarding reproductive rights for birthing folks, for any and all causes or circumstances.
Katie Kirk Bio
Katie lives within the New York Metropolis Metro Space along with her husband and two youngsters. Alongside along with her profession in transportation planning, she is extremely captivated with beginning and supporting new mothers and birthing folks as results of her experiences with beginning and being pregnant loss. Be happy to attach with Katie through Instagram
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