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Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, or postpartum; if you're a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from those willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews with mothers giving their first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better subsequent births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum.
 
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VBAC Birth Stories

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VBAC Birth Stories

Melissa Merino & Stephanie Cannavo

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A podcast featuring Australians sharing their journey of vaginal birth after caesarean. Through sharing and learning from each other's lived experiences the podcast is designed to empower and educate those whose VBAC journey may have just begun, help all expecting mums achieve a more natural birth if that is their intention, and better inform birth professionals about one's journey to a VBAC.
 
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Informed Pregnancy Podcast

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Informed Pregnancy Podcast

Independent Podcast Network | Informed Pregnancy

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Los Angeles-based prenatal focused chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin searches for unbiased information on the most pressing topics for growing families with interviews from pregnancy and parenting experts, celebrities, and new and expectant parents. Entertaining and informative, new episodes drop weekly every Thursday. We'd love to connect! Facebook: @Informed Pregnancy Instagram: @doctorberlin Twitter: @doctorberlin
 
A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and ...
 
We are on a mission to encourage and inspire others in their journey with Christ and through all of life’s challenges. We are a sister duo that tackles issues from a Biblical lens: from spiritual warfare to marriage, motherhood, birth, infertility, trauma, mental health, physical health, and more.
 
Due to the rate of unnecessary c-sections, the lack of support and limited options for VBAC moms in the hospital, more and more women are choosing to have their VBAC babies at home. This podcast was created for women to share and listen to stories of Home Birth After Cesarean. This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.
 
Many women find that their first-time birth experience wasn't exactly what they wanted or hoped for. If you'd like more knowledge about how to better prepare for labor and delivery, or want to know that you're not alone on your birthing journey, this podcast is for you. Every episode shares a real-life lesson learned from a real-life labor and delivery experience. Every episode offers the chance to connect with other women, to increase our knowledge of the birthing world, and to advocate for ...
 
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VBAC Babes

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VBAC Babes

Bethany Lotulelei

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This podcast was created to provide a community to cheer you on in your journey from VBAC hopeful to VBAC success. We are going to debunk the myths, quiet the naysayers, and equip you with everything you need for a healing, empowering birth. And positive postpartum experience. We are VBAC moms. We are fierce, go getters, women of action. You've got this, mama. And I'll be by your side, every step of the way.
 
Everything you need to know to support a pregnant woman or person through labour, birth and the early days with a new baby - giving you confidence and knowledge about the role of a birth partner. I will share with you my experience of being a professional birth partner of over 20 years and will invite guests from all backgrounds to enable you to hear a wide range of experiences.
 
Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful . . . and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I love to help mothers just ...
 
How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn? I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped ...
 
In the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, we cover the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth! Our mission is to help birth workers build the evidence based knowledge, skills, and power they need to protect families' ability to give birth with empowerment. The work we do has a huge impact on parents who are searching for accurate information to empower their prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences!
 
The Bellies to BirthCast will guide you through the pinnacles and pitfalls of pregnancy and natural childbirth with expert interviews, helpful tips and inspirational stories spanning birth beyond the basics, homebirth, VBAC, waterbirth, cultural childbirth practices, new baby care, breastfeeding, and more so you can make informed decisions for your family. We invite you to join us for an empowering experience. www.GivingBirthNaturally.com
 
We educate and entertain expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experienced moms and experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices.
 
Welcome to The Midwife Pip Podcast. Hosted by Pip, a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers. On a mission to empower women with evidence-based information we speak to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way. With no further ado let's make a cuppa and get chatting... Midwife Pip * ...
 
Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater ci ...
 
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True Birth

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True Birth

Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, RN, CNM

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Helping women have better births and better birth experiences. Our experts share their perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. These are raw, honest stories about the experience of labor from the professional's point of view. Listen and get inside your OB/GYN or midwife's head. Our goal is to share the truth about pregnancy and birth with the listener and to explain our thought process. We see our role as one in which we guide and inform, presenting facts so that the ...
 
Here to talk about taboo topics surrounding motherhood and the gaps in women’s health. Amber-lee from @thepowerofbirth and Rigel from @b.d.esigns chat to experts in health, science, fitness, maternity and psychology and share your stories to help raise awareness, call out gaps, expose biases and encourage you to be informed and advocate for yourself and your health and wellbeing. We provide practical tips, education and perspective through our guests and hope this is something that resonates ...
 
Birth Boot Camp® has something for everyone, and this podcast is where it all comes together. Whether you are already a part of our team, an aspiring doula, birth instructor, trainer, or expecting parent, we have amazing resources for you. At Birth Boot Camp®, we believe birth can be a defining moment for families. We provide the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and have amazing birth through quality education and support from a growing community of certified childbirth ...
 
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Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast

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Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast

Independent Podcast Network | Sarah Bivens and Matthew Bivens

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Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregn ...
 
Krystal Evaristo, a mom, wife, surrogate and Labor and Delivery Nurse- talks weekly with Incredible Moms about their birth stories. Topics include IVF, miscarriages, natural labor, c-sections, VBAC's, and the multiple struggles from trying to conceive to parenting. Different specialists of all kind will be featured, to help moms and expectant moms through their journeys as well!!
 
Jessie Stephens is terrified of birth, but one day she’d like to have a baby. That’s why she’s hosting The Delivery Room. Over eight weeks join Jessie as she speaks to eight different women about eight very different births. Will her new friends make her more comfortable with the experience? Or will this experiment have the opposite effect? The Delivery Room is made in partnership with Elevit.
 
This is a podcast developed by the Obstetrics and Gynaecology group of University College Dublin. It aims to review common emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The podcast is primarily directed to UCD students, but students from other universities are very welcome to listen, as well as trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The aim is that every podcast will cover something of interest for everyone at every stage from first year medical student to senior Professor.
 
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Birth Kweens

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Birth Kweens

Karly Nuttall and Ali Feroah

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Birth Kweens is a wildly honest and fun dive into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women's health related. It's hosted by two Birth Kweens and friends: Karly Nuttall, a licensed midwife of 15 years, and Ali Feroah, a birth and postpartum doula of 7 years. Listen along on Thursdays as we share fun birth stories and dish out top notch info about our favorite subjects to help you realistically prepare for birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and women's health ...
 
Hosted by Thérèse Hak-Kuhn, toLabor Executive Director and nationally-renowned doula educator and moderated by Sarah Allen-Short, toRaise Questions Doula Podcast gives doulas and birth workers free access to some of the most thoughtful and experienced experts who will share their insights in order to improve knowledge and increase professionalism and the integrity of each doula. Please send in your questions! 1) Email toraisequestions@gmail.com 2) Post on our Facebook page 3) Private message ...
 
We are The Family Room is a podcast for expecting parents and young families to learn, find support, and be real during one of the biggest transitions of your life. Just like our 2 physical locations in Los Angeles, we hope this is a space that makes you feel a little less alone on your parenting journey and a lot like you are doing awesome. From birth to feeding, to newborn care and way beyond, we believe there is not one right way to parent. We provide research-based information, but alway ...
 
Your #1 podcast for health tips, tools and resources to help you and your family live the vibrant life you were created for! The Healthy Living podcast will cover a range of topics such as digestive disorders, IBS, food sensitivities, nutrients and their effect in the body, herbs and their uses, body systems/organs, how they work and how to improve their function along with Interviews with top health professionals. Host Angela Busby will discus and dissect hot topics such as Paleo, vaccinati ...
 
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“If you want to have a VBAC, trying is so empowering. If it’s on your heart, you have to go for it because it’s possible.” We have had her on the pod as a fabulous cohost a few times, but now we get to hear Sarah’s own VBAC story today! After a PROM and stalled long labor, Sarah was told her pelvis was too small. She was labeled as a “failure to pr…
 
Laura Birek, co-host of the Big Fat Positive Podcast and Family Room VIP, shares her VBAC story (vaginal birth after cesarean) with Karen on the podcast. Laura shares how she approached the VBAC, her thoughts on the expectations around VBACs, what her doctor recommended, details about the delivery, and more. Laura is a filmmaker, author, and host o…
 
Vaginal Birth after Caesarean ‘VBAC’ is the term used when a woman gives birth vaginally, having had a caesarean birth in the past. There are lots of considerations to look into when making the decision between a VBAC or an elective repeat caesarean birth and this week’s episode is here to assist you in unpicking the evidence and supporting you to …
 
In Australia we have a high caesarean section rate (37%) and a very low VBAC rate (12%). Dr Hazel Keedle is a VBAC researcher and VBAC mama herself and she joins me to chat about why it is so challenging for women to have a VBAC, the truth about risk of uterine rupture and vaginal tearing, what to do to increase your chances of a VBAC, advocating f…
 
How often is intervention necessary? From what we’ve found and learned in the hundreds of stories on this podcast, more interventions seem to be unnecessary rather than necessary. In Stephanie King’s stories, she talks about the cesarean for her first birth being unnecessary. From there, she walks us through her journey to a VBAC in a birth center …
 
On today's episode, I'm talking to one of my VBAC Lab students, Gina. She is a mom of 2, whose first birth was a cesarean due to a string of events that lead to complications. So when she got pregnant with her second baby, Gina wanted the birth that she didn't get originally and set out to learn everything she could about having a VBAC. Prepped wit…
 
In this beautiful episode Mel compares her emergency caesarean with her homebirth after caesarean (HBAC) and sees the beauty, hope and healing in both experiences. She admits that she would never trade her birth journeys for the world, despite the trauma she experienced as a result of an induced labour and the cascade of intervention. Determined to…
 
We have all heard the term ‘hands on dad’ or ‘modern father’ and we are thankfully existing in a world where dads are being encouraged more and more to be involved in the whole journey through pregnancy and parenthood. What I see so often as a midwife is a lack of confidence amongst new and expectant and understanding about how they can practically…
 
In this episode, we bring you the Evidence on Group B Strep in Pregnancy, in anticipation of the research update to the Signature Article on Group B Strep in Pregnancy. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. In today’s Part 1, we’ll be talking about: The evidence on GBS during pregnancy The evidence on testing for GBS The evidence on antibiotics, inclu…
 
New motherhood changes our relationships, our identity, and often how we view our work or careers now that our priorities have changed. Career coach Jennifer Rizzotti in on the podcast to discuss everything that goes into a career pivot. She offers actionable steps to start exploring a new job, career or path, the questions you should ask yourself,…
 
I hope this week’s topic really resonates with you guys. I’ve said it before, I think the most exciting part of pregnancy (other than finding out you’re pregnant!) is figuring out that you’re in labor! 🥳 Most births are not like the movies. They don’t typically start with a massive gush of water followed by insanely intense contractions that have m…
 
Links This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR15 for 15% off your first purchase at kindredbravely.com Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off Beyond the First Latch CourseBy Bryn Huntpalmer
 
The Radiant Mission Podcast | Episode 29 Host: Rebecca Twomey @theradiantmission Co-Host: Rachel Smith @rachelsmithsmith Thank you for listening to The Radiant Mission podcast! We are on a mission to encourage and inspire you on your walk with Christ and as you journey through life. In Episode 29 we discuss finding balance and joy as a working mom.…
 
Katie Wood, a pharmacist and fertility coach, shares her birth story on this episode! After coming off of birth control for 13 years Katie and her husband struggled to get pregnant and received no nutritional or supportive advice from her OB or midwife. She decided to start acupuncture and 3-4 months later she conceived her daughter. Her pregnancy …
 
Where should you birth your baby? If a hospital doesn't feel right but home birth is also out of your comfort zone, then you may want to consider a birthing center. So, what exactly is a birthing center and what type of care can you expect to receive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this episode I chat to Mel Wilson who shares her two birth experiences alongside her challenging postpartum periods. Her first birth was an emergency caesarean under general anaesthetic which left her with lots of unanswered questions. She talks in detail about the lack of connection she experienced with her firstborn and the subsequent dismay a…
 
From a biological standpoint, there is a limited window for getting pregnant from reproductive age until menopause. While there is a big window of opportunity, there is never a perfect time to have a baby. You may end up expecting much sooner than you imagined, or life may work out that you end up pregnant much later. Due to the higher risk stigma …
 
With the ongoing political & religious debate on abortion, a mother of a genetic disorder opens up about her experience of TFMR and the impact this has had on her. Bec shares information about her genetic disorder and how that changed what her family would look like, having a 'missed miscarriage' D&C and a 'chemical miscarriage' after the birth of …
 
In this episode, I am chatting with Midwife and IBCLC Lactation Consultant Katie James. We chat about all aspects of breastfeeding including - the breast crawl, how birth affects breastfeeding, how partners can support breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and Katie's amazing new online breastfeeding course. You can find Katie - Instagram @themidwiv…
 
Cassidy from Let's Talk Baby Wearing joins me today, and we had a very candid conversation about sore girl bits after baby, fear of falling while holding your baby and of course, everything babywearing. Babywearing can be a great way to keep your baby close while you get things done around the house or run errands. There are several different types…
 
Board certified OBGYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Nate Fox is here to talk about Thrombophilia, a condition where the body forms blood clots too easily. Learn the causes, symptoms, treatments, and how this condition relates to pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Links: Today's episode is sponsored by Motif Medical. See how you can get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour. Check out @thebirthhour on Instagram for a giveaway of the Luna breastpump. Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birt…
 
There are so many lists online, and it can become kind of overwhelming. If you try to do it all, your bag might start to get too big, and most of those things can be unnecessary! We are here to unpack the essentials you need when you have to get out the door in a pinch! Available on all major podcast stations. 🎧 Just search for the 'Birth Boot Camp…
 
Eileen Joy is the Money Coach for Moms. She's also the woman who FIRED four doctors to have the birth she dreamed about! When she got pregnant with her son, Eileen totally changed her life around. She ate very clean and got rid of toxic chemicals in her house. She cared deeply about what she was putting into her body, and how she was treating her u…
 
“Let’s make every birth the best possible version of that birth that it can be.” Dr. Natalie Elphinstone is a true trailblazer! When one of her patients asked about the possibility of a maternal-assisted Cesarean, she listened intently, took the idea to heart, and advocated for change by creating a new hospital policy to allow this beautiful proced…
 
In this episode we talk with Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class graduate, Leah Bergman about her experiences navigating a recommended 38-week induction due to a diagnosis of Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Leah Bergman is a new mom and has recently made the decision to leave her full-time job as a church musician to be able to dedicate more ti…
 
On this week's episode of Parent Tell, Kaila has an extremely fulfilling discussion with Sharon Silver, a parent educator with a world of experience on boundary setting, re-parenting, and proactive parenting. It's an episode where a Boomer and a Millennial lovingly collide to discuss why parenting can be so GD triggering, why it's so important for …
 
Can birth just be wonderful and beautiful and simple and uncomplicated? Absolutely! Every story is unique and every story matters. We love how we are able to present the variations here on the podcast. Today we get to hear Steph Greunke’s birth stories: 2 home births. Things we talk about in this episode: Links From The Episode: Steph’s website: ww…
 
The Radiant Mission Podcast | Episode 28 Host: Rebecca Twomey @theradiantmission Co-Host: Rachel Smith @rachelsmithsmith Thank you for listening to The Radiant Mission podcast! We are on a mission to encourage and inspire you on your walk with Christ and as you journey through life. In Episode 28 we discuss finding purpose as a stay-at-home mom. We…
 
Listen to Melanie's first episode in our archives via Patreon! This episode is part of our postpartum series in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com. Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour…
 
Baby-Led Weaning helps your baby establish a healthy relationship with food starting with their very first foods. Benefits include reducing the severity of picky eating, lowers allergy risks, increases diet diversity, and stops the meal time battles. Listen for more benefits! If you want to learn more about baby-led weaning and get a copy of Katie'…
 
This is part 2 of Bonnie's birth story. Bonnie didn't feel well for a few days and thought she was just experiencing heartburn. She started to think something was not normal and couldn't sleep due to the pain in her chest. She went to the hospital and found out she had HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets) Syndrome, which is a…
 
Water can help you relieve pressure throughout your pregnancy, so it only makes sense that giving birth in the water can improve your overall childbirth experience as well. What are some of the benefits waterbirth provides for both mother and baby? How are babies monitored if mom is laboring in the water? And is it really safe for babies to stay un…
 
You can listen to Madelyn’s first birth experience in episode 151 but today she takes us through her surprise second pregnancy and the emotional turmoil of feeling disconnected from her baby. Her labour was powerful, intense and positive but the real challenge began in postpartum where she juggled a toddler, an unsettled newborn and her own dark th…
 
In this episode, I am chatting with birth cartographer Catherine Bell. Catherine shares with us what a birth map is and how she came up with the idea. She also explains in detail how the book and game work, where you can access them, and how you can use them to prepare for a positive birth experience. Follow Catherine on Instagram @birthmapping Cat…
 
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