Becoming Parents – Trusting The Journey

In this episode Dr Margreet chatted with her sister Ellen about her experience with pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Ellen talked about the importance of preconception health and how she prepared her body for pregnancy. She emphasizes trusting the process throughout pregnancy and childbirth.

Ellen journeyed with an independent midwife and gave birth in her home. She discusses the challenges of waiting past her due date and the pressure to intervene medically. She also details the intensity of her birth experience, including birthing while standing. 

Ellen talks about the joys of motherhood and how it has come naturally to her. She also offers advice to moms-to-be and new moms, including: trusting your process, staying confident in your choices, taking it easy postpartum, and preparing for the demanding newborn stage.