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Birth Story: The Power of a Supportive Birth Team with Sydney Pollock LCSW, PMH-C


Today we have a birth story from one of our community members Sydney Pollock.  I had the privilege of watching Sydney go through her whole pregnancy at PYC.  She started taking class very early in her pregnancy and the last class that she took was the day her water broke, two days before she was supposed to be induced!  Sydney shares her birth story with me and recounts the surprises that happened during her experience.   As we were talking about the highs and lows and some of the unanticipated outcomes of her birth, she spoke about how her care provider was incredibly supportive.  The way her birth team treated her made the difference between her having a dramatic birth experience versus a traumatic one.  Sydney’s birth story is an example of how birth doesn’t have to go exactly how we envisioned for it to feel empowering.  Birth can have its unexpected turns, but you don’t have to be traumatized by it.  Despite its twists and turns, you can still feel incredibly supported and taken care of by the people around you.  That support can have a positive impact on how you view your birth experience.  

On this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, we welcome Sydney Pollock.  She is a first-time mom to her baby Abigail.  She is a therapist (LCSW) in private practice and specializes in children ages 0-5 as well as pregnancy/postpartum (PMH-C).  She lives in NYC with her husband, baby Abigail and two dogs Cooper and Milo.

Sydney emphasizes that her birth story would have gone very differently if she did not fully trust her care provider.  She believes that having confidence in your provider allows for a more positive birth experience and encourages parents to seek a provider they trust.   She is grateful for the care she received from her birth team and hopes that other parents will have the same level of care. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Her unique insights into pregnancy and postpartum.
  • How she prepared for pregnancy and birth.
  • How she chose her birth team.
  • Her strategies during the challenging moments of birth.
  • How her care team supported her during birth.
  • About her postpartum experience.
  • About her views on postpartum, coming from a background of working with the postpartum population.
  • A piece of advice Sydney would like to offer new and expectant parents.
  • How to connect with Sydney.

About Sydney:

Sydney Pollock is a first-time mom to her baby Abigail.  She is a therapist (LCSW) in private practice and specializes in children ages 0-5 as well as pregnancy/postpartum (PMH-C).  She lives in NYC with her husband, baby Abigail and two dogs Cooper and Milo.

Connect with Sydney:

Website:  www.sydneypollocklcsw.com

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