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Homecoming Podcast

Oct 1, 2021

Our co-host Chae Pounds just had a baby this March 2021! Chae and her husband Mensa tell us the story of Masara Mensah who was born at home. Chae is a mother of 4 and an apprentice midwife in New Orleans who also works with Birthmark Doula Collective. Mensa is a father, recording artist, school teacher, and an advocate of homebirth. Their story addresses iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy, planning an unassisted birth also known as a family birth, prodromal labor, the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on postpartum, a postpartum "soup diet" and how even when birth is normal we can become anxious or overwhelmed by what's happening.