Pregnancy after 40 and Gentle Cesarean Birth with Meg Tietz

Meg Tietz turned 42 years old the day before her youngest baby, Nikolaus, was born. She likes to call Niko her “hey, you’re still fertile in your 40s!” baby, and she and her husband, Kyle, and four older children cannot imagine life without him now.

The most challenging aspect of her pregnancy with Niko was not advanced maternal age, but was instead gestational diabetes, a diagnosis that came early and ultimately led to Niko’s birth at 38 weeks. He’s also the fourth of her Cesarean births, and the only birth in which she was allowed to hold and nurse him directly after he was delivered. She loves to share her story of pregnancy and birth in your 40s to encourage other women that bringing a baby into the world in this decade of life can be very awesome.

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Meg Tietz Bio

Meg is the creator and host of the Sorta Awesome podcast, a podcast dedicated to bringing the awesome to women and their conversations, friendships, and communities. She and her husband Kyle live in Oklahoma City with their five children ranging in age from a year old to teenagers and twin boys in the middle. She can be found on social media @sortaawesomemeg and you can check out Sorta Awesome in Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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Resources

Lily Nichols’ books: Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes

Motif Medical

This episode was sponsored by Motif Medical. Motif designs insurance-eligible products for busy moms. With a focus on innovation and empowerment, Motif’s line of breast pumps and maternity compression garments are sophisticated, yet discreet, and made to support mothers as they navigate new motherhood. Discover why moms are reporting more milk in less time with the Luna breast pump, and see how you can get it covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour

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