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by Sophie Walker
Australian Birth Stories

261 | Meg, Two Births, Missed Miscarriage, Vaginismus, GPPPD, Home Insemination, Induction,

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In today’s episode, Meg bravely shares her experience with vaginismus, also known as genito pelvic pain penetration disorder (GPPPD); an involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscles which makes penetration of any kind incredibly painful. Conceiving was always going to involve extra hurdles for Meg and Steve and while it did take conscious planning and preparation, it was possible. Throughout her pregnancy she presumed she would need to have a caesarean birth but she was encouraged by her obstetrician to deliver vaginally and she did so successfully -  twice!

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by Sophie Walker