834| Three Unmedicated Births: Shoulder Dystocia, Precipitous Accidental Home Birth, and Planned Homebirth – Alicia Brose

Alicia’s first baby was born at a free-standing birth center with midwives and all was going well until, during pushing, thick meconium was present in her amniotic fluid which added to the urgency when the 11lb 1oz baby’s shoulders got stuck and needed help from her midwife to get out. After resuscitation, her daughter went straight to the NICU and stayed there for a week. Her second birth was wildly opposite when her water broke just before midnight and her baby was accidentally born in the bathroom just after 2am. That FER kicked in but she was able to keep from pushing until her midwife arrived and the baby flew out in 3 pushes. Her third birth was not quite as fast, but smooth and straightforward at home after driving herself to her midwife appointment only to have her cervix checked (she was 8cm dilated!) and told “Go home! You’re having a baby today!!” Sure enough, her third baby was born just over an hour after arriving back at home. 

Alicia’s blood shot eyes after “purple pushing” with her first baby.

Alicia Brose Bio 

Alicia is a 28 year old wife and mother of three who lives 30 minutes south of Seattle. She and her husband owned a small home inspection business for 8 years and recently sold that so her husband could pursue a firefighting career. After doing all the research she has for her pregnancies, birth and postpartum, she has become a self-proclaimed “birth nerd”. Alicia does part-time photography, loves gardening, plans to homeschool her children and enjoys baking and riding her peloton bike. Her secret dream is to own a flower farm someday. You can connect her on instagram at @aliciawithtoniechristine


  • The Birth Hour Podcast
  • Christian Hypnobirthing App
  • Spinning Babies- Parents Class and Daily Essentials
  • The Freya App for contraction tracking
  • The Miles Circuit
  • Virtual HAES Dietitian- specializing in pregnant moms with GD & a history of eating disorders
  • My favorite Gestational Diabetes instagram account: @gestational.diabetes.nutrition
  • MommaStrong- workout program that focuses on functional movements and the pelvic floor with quick but effective workouts.

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