Navigating Natural Birth in Hospital Setting

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Leah Rodrigues Shares Her Two Hospital Births

Leah Rodrigues had two natural, drug-free hospital births. It was not her first choice to give birth in the hospital, but she felt that she had no other option because of the insurance. She wanted to share her story and the ways she stood up for what she wanted and navigated the medical environment.

She feels that her birth stories offer hope to other mothers that they can advocate for themselves even if they are not born in the place they want. Leah wanted a birth center birth with her babies but financial circumstances prevented her. She feels that discussing limited birth options due to socioeconomic status is an important topic. You can connect with Leah at Instagram.

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Leah Rodrigues Bio

Leah lives with her husband Jon and their two sons: Jack and Bronson in sunny Southern California. When Leah is not working, she enjoys going on adventures with her family and making memories.

Leah’s first birth education was in an anthropology class during her time as an undergraduate at UCLA. There, she learned about medical childbirth and the different ways other cultures view the birth experience. Although she hoped to have birth center births, due to her circumstances, she had to settle for unmedicated hospital births. Even when her plans changed, she educated herself on her options and advocated for her needs when necessary. Both of her births were empowering experiences and she carried that strength into her motherhood. Her biggest piece of advice to expectant mothers is to be a participant in their birth, regardless of their birth. He believes that being part of the decision-making process makes all the difference. Leah hopes her story will inspire other women to believe in themselves and trust their instincts. Birth is YOUR once in a lifetime experience so listen up.

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