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43+ weeks pregnant with lindsay and matt mccoy
Episode 17
3/3/2023

Our third birth: 43+ weeks pregnant and on the news!

Matt McCoy in conversation with Lindsay McCoy

Summary of show:

Yes! You read that right, 43+ weeks pregnant and, true story, a news crew capturing the whole experience for the local news!

In this episode I am joined by my husband, Matt McCoy to share the story of our 3rd birth. This was my first birth after having become a birth professional. It was my longest pregnancy and birth process, but also the birth I consider my easiest birth (although, postpartum was a completely different story. But, that’s a story for a different day!).

This story is really a journey into trust and intuition. Something I consider crucial throughout pregnancy and especially when due date arrives.

Listen in as Matt and I talk through making decisions that were right for us, especially as we went weeks past our guess date. How important the “bubble of peace” was in remaining calm and confident. And, what Matt as a birth partner did to help keep both of our nervous systems from going into fight or flight mode.

I discuss the ways I visualized this birth to go (I wanted it to be LONGER than the last ones! Yes you read that right.) and how it actually played out in reality. I touch on birth at +43 weeks pregnant after becoming a birth professional. I was now teaching exercises and childbirth classes. How did this impact my experience, birth choices, etc.? Can knowing more about the ins and outs of birth make us more confident or more nervous during the whole process? Where is the fine line? Tune in and find out our take on all things overdue!

Yes! You read that right, 43+ weeks pregnant and, true story, a news crew capturing the whole experience for the local news!

In this episode I am joined by my husband, Matt McCoy to share the story of our 3rd birth. This was my first birth after having become a birth professional. It was my longest pregnancy and birth process, but also the birth I consider my easiest birth (although, postpartum was a completely different story. But, that’s a story for a different day!).

This story is really a journey into trust and intuition. Something I consider crucial throughout pregnancy and especially when due date arrives.

Listen in as Matt and I talk through making decisions that were right for us, especially as we went weeks past our guess date. How important the “bubble of peace” was in remaining calm and confident. And, what Matt as a birth partner did to help keep both of our nervous systems from going into fight or flight mode.

Matt and I have been together since 2003 and have 4 children together, ages 15, 13, 10 and 7. While I was busy building my knowledge, skills, and understanding- what would eventually become Body Ready Method®, Matt was working tirelessly to support that vision. Truly, none of this would exist without the support of my amazing partner. It truly takes a special person to be the partner of a birth pro and in this part 1 of what will be a series of episodes with Matt, you will get a peek behind the curtain, if you will. Matt is also working on his debut novel which is slated to be released in Spring 2023. Exciting time!

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