Episode 41: "It's about Positive not Perfect" with Stephanie Dullanty

Today is a special episode because I got to talk with another one of my dear friends here in Sacramento. Stephanie Dullanty is a birth doula, postpartum doula and birth photographer and mom to Rio. Stephanie and I met through Capital City Doulas and she is such a sweet and wonderful person. I am so happy to share her and her wife Martha's story of how they experienced conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • How she and Martha chose their sperm donor (They used Pacific Reproductive Services) and how complicated the process can be to conception
  • How she came to birth work
  • Ways that we can be more inclusive to queer families in birth education and parenting
  • Her beautiful birth story with Rio
  • The importance of finding community
  • Struggling with Rio's colic
  • Balancing going back to work when your baby or toddler has only had one primary caregiver

You can find out more about Stephanie at her website Rio City Birthworks

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