The Diamonds in the Darkness: When Birth doesn't go to Plan


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Sally speaks with Krishna Reville, mother of two boys, about her lessons learned from both of her births that were vastly different to the natural, uncomplicated births she had dreamed of. She also speaks about the importance of being aware of all types of births that can happen, to cope better if plans change suddenly. She also highlights the importance of ensuring the stories pregnant women hear are from people who have had the chance to process their experiences and articulate their lessons learned.
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First aired on 99.9 BayFM on Monday 3 September 2018.
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