[Birth Stories] How Nutrition Was Key for Her “Mission: Make a Small Baby”

Birthful

03-08-2022 • 55 mins


After birthing quite a large baby and experiencing shoulder dystocia, Jessica Bower went on a quest to figure out why she had grown a baby that size. She shares with Adriana how gaining control of her sugar levels really helped with her “Mission: Make a Small Baby” for her third birth. This nutritional connection with her body was key in her decision to have an induction for her fourth birth after developing gestational diabetes, leading to the waterbirth she so desired.

If you liked this episode, listen to this interview on gestational diabetes, or this episode about big babies and shoulder dystocia.

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