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Kristen Hosaka on compound presentations on the Pros Talk Pregnancy Podcast
Episode 27
01/05/24

Birthing Wisdom: Deciphering Compound Presentations

Kristen Hosaka Beaudoin in conversation with Lindsay McCoy

Summary of show:

What is a compound presentation and how can it make the birthing process potentially more challenging for both the one giving birth and baby? In this episode Chiropractor and Dynamic Body Balancing maven, Kristen Hosaka joins us! She shares absolutely fascinating insights into how she learned to identify compound presentations in utero, what to do to help baby, and why we should even consider how the baby is experiencing the birthing process and the lasting implications.

Kristen explains how observing a baby’s sleeping position can give us big clues into their go-to position in utero. We discuss how baby’s experience of the birthing process can have lasting effects and what we can do to support their best journey. The conversation moves into a beautiful articulation of the role our stress plays and the beauty of  not just a down regulated but a truly responsive nervous system.

Kristen reveals that she herself had 2 really challenging births with her first two babies in compound presentations and talks through how that had a lasting impact on the work she does today. I share a birth story from a VBAC client over a decade ago through the new lens of Kristen’s explanation of compound presentations and have a lightbulb moment that this may have been what was at play way back then. So fascinating!

We learn signs and symptoms during pregnancy that a compound presentation might be present and what to do about it during pregnancy and at birth. Even though we get nerdy on pelvic imbalances, we also share many actionable tips for birth pros and families.

Don’t miss out on this episode!

What is a compound presentation and how can it make the birthing process potentially more challenging for both the one giving birth and baby? In this episode Chiropractor and Dynamic Body Balancing maven, Kristen Hosaka joins us! She shares absolutely fascinating insights into how she learned to identify compound presentations in utero, what to do to help baby, and why we should even consider how the baby is experiencing the birthing process and the lasting implications.

Kristen explains how observing a baby’s sleeping position can give us big clues into their go-to position in utero. We discuss how baby’s experience of the birthing process can have lasting effects and what we can do to support their best journey. The conversation moves into a beautiful articulation of the role our stress plays and the beauty of  not just a down regulated but a truly responsive nervous system.

Kristen Hosaka, DC is a perinatal and pediatric focused chiropractor, Dynamic Body Balancing instructor, and mama to 5. She graduated from Parker Chiropractic College in 2002 and runs a thriving practice in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Kristen began her perinatal journey through receiving chiropractic care throughout her pregnancies. She worked at birth centers for 10 years and was present for over 250 births. She received her Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner designation in 2017 and became a Dynamic Body Balancing Facilitator in 2018. Dr. Kristen has spoken at many midwifery conferences including the Spinning Babies Confluence and the Midwifery Wisdom Conference discussing the biomechanics of the sacrum in labor and nuchal hand presentations.

Dr. Hosaka is passionate about helping pregnant people balance their bodies to create an easier passage for babies into this world. She strives to make birth better for the dyad and to help prevent birth trauma and subluxation through balanced, physiological births.

Website: Well Adjusted Birth

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