The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

By Bryn Huntpalmer

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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.

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758| Epidural vs Unmedicated Hospital Births + Finding Care Provider in Rural Area - Logan Russell
01:11:35

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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.

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Feb 02, 2023
757| Postpartum Story: Lockdown with Twins in the UK - Melanie Hadida
50:26

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.

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Jan 31, 2023
756| Appendicitis, Long Induction but Gentle Birth and Dealing with Panic Attacks Postpartum - Isabel Malone
56:46

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Jan 26, 2023
755| Multiple Miscarriages, and Induction after Cervical Cerclage Removal - Sarah Cocke
43:04

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Jan 24, 2023
754| Postpartum Story: Multiple Infections During Recovery and Cross Country Move - Baylee Engelhardt
58:39

This episode is part of our postpartum series in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

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Jan 19, 2023
753| Traumatic Hospital Birth, Well Supported Home Birth Transfer and Breastfeeding Challenges to Triumph - Kelsey Contreras
01:04:14

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Jan 17, 2023
752| Dual-Military Family Positive Birth Center Birth - Gretchen Sinkovitz
37:23

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Jan 12, 2023
751| Hospital Induction for Hypertension & Empowering Homebirth followed by NICU Stay - Jess Nadeau
01:15:09

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Jan 10, 2023
750| Unmedicated Hospital Birth During Stressful Time - Kate Eskuri
01:11:34

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Jan 05, 2023
749| Two Fast Labors - Hospital and Homebirth Birth Stories - Jill Clapper
35:34

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Jan 03, 2023
748| Postpartum Story: Exclusively Pumping & Pelvic Floor Recovery - Katie Barnes
47:07

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Dec 29, 2022
747| 3 Very Different Births, Infant Loss, and Navigating Life in the "Sad Mom Club" - Julia Dixon
01:02:13

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Dec 20, 2022
746| Mental Health Journey after Traumatic Birth and Postpartum - Whitney Voss
41:39

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Dec 15, 2022
745| Two Beautiful Hospital Births—One with an Epidural and One Without - Kate DelloStritto
51:02

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Dec 13, 2022
744| Longer 2nd Birth with Amazing Female Support in Hospital - Liz Marnik
01:06:43

Liz is back sharing her 2nd Birth. Listen to her first story (episode 362) via our archives at patreon.com/birthhour.

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Dec 08, 2022
743| Pregnancy After 40: Cesarean & VBAC Birth Stories - Pat Santana
01:08:25

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Dec 06, 2022
742| Postpartum Breastfeeding Challenges + Career Change After Ideal Birth Center Birth - Julie Rosenberg
01:05:38

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Nov 29, 2022
741| Redeeming Unmedicated VBAC Despite Complication with Vaginal Septum - Hannah Wildhaber
57:32

Hannah is back to share her VBAC birth. Listen to Hannah's First episode via our archives.

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Nov 17, 2022
740| Two Positive Post-dates Induction Birth Stories - Whitney Stock
46:27

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Nov 15, 2022
739| Postpartum Story: High Blood Pressure, Hemangiomas, and Blood in Baby's Stool - Jenny Novak
01:05:18

This episode is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

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Nov 10, 2022
738| Unmedicated 18 Hour Active Labor in South African Hospital - Alice Toich
01:12:42

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Nov 08, 2022
737| Postpartum Depression and Struggling to Bond with Baby - Alena Dillon
33:51

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Nov 03, 2022
736| Two Positive Hospital Births (with and without Epidurals) Followed by Challenging Postpartums - Liz Maughan
01:09:21
Nov 01, 2022
735| Miscarriage During Covid, Positive Hospital Birth with Failed Epidural and Episiotomy - Angela Gentile
37:45

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Oct 27, 2022
734| Unmedicated Hospital Birth, Peaceful & Healing Homebirth, and Loss Following a Pallister-Killian Syndrome Diagnoses - Katie Kirk
01:08:50

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Oct 25, 2022
733| Overcoming Birth Anxiety with Baby Number 4 - Jessey Christian
57:39

Jessey is back to share her 4th and most recent birth. Listen to Jessey's First episode via our archives.

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Oct 18, 2022
732| Planned Homebirth to Early Onset of Labor and Hospital Birth - Amanda Callahan
55:46

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Oct 17, 2022
731| Challenging Postpartum and Breastfeeding after Long but Supportive Homebirth - Krista Ehrenfried
01:01:32

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Oct 13, 2022
730| Primary Elective C-section and Spontaneous Labor Prior to Elective 2nd Cesarean - Jordy Levin
01:05:39

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Oct 11, 2022
729| Navigating the NICU and Infant Loss Inspired Jackson Chance Foundation - Carrie Meghie
43:11

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Oct 06, 2022
728| Unexpected Down Syndrome Diagnosis at Birth - Kelle Hampton Rebroadcast
41:54

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we are sharing Kelle Hampton's story that was originally published in 2017.

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Oct 04, 2022
727| Hard and Long 1st Labor, Followed by Pain-free 2nd Birth both at Hospital with Midwives - Grace Anderson
01:00:14

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Sep 29, 2022
726| Postpartum Story: Conceiving after Large Fibroid Surgery, Gentle Cesarean, and Breastfeeding Challenges -Brooke McKeever
48:23

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Sep 22, 2022
725| Two Hospital Inductions: NICU Stay with 1st and Cesarean Birth with 2nd after Failed Epidural - Kyra Jean
53:53

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Sep 20, 2022
724| Infertility, Using an Egg Donor, & Hospital Birth Story - Kimberly Mace
54:42

In this rebroadcast, Kimberly Mace discusses her fertility journey using an egg donor and hospital birth story.

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Sep 19, 2022
723| Fast Unmedicated Hospital Birth After Multiple Miscarriages + Healing from a Brain Injury - Madison Enns
55:48

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Sep 15, 2022
722| Traumatic Hospital Birth Followed By Healing Hospital Birth Story - Mary Catherine Starr
01:02:33

Links:

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Sep 13, 2022
721| Postpartum Story: Triple Feeding, Granulation Tissue, and Finding Support Postpartum - Gina McCleary
01:08:16

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Sep 08, 2022
720| Induction without Pain Meds after Pregnancy with Low-lying Placenta, Breech Baby, and Hypertension - Lilly Scott
01:11:46

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Sep 06, 2022
719| Hospital Birth with Epidural after Fast Unmedicated Birth Previously - Lauren Alexander
01:16:56
Sep 01, 2022
718| Uneventful Pregnancy, Marathon Labor, and Hard Postpartum - Megan Taylor
30:29

Links:

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Aug 30, 2022
717| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Doula and Leaving NYC During Covid - Claire Manix-Cramer
42:56

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Aug 25, 2022
716| Epidural-free Induction VBAC Birth Story and Having Covid Postpartum - Allison Lynch
50:25

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Aug 23, 2022
715| Two Hospital Births and a Homebirth: all Beautiful and Healing - Mary Johnson
46:11

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Aug 15, 2022
714| Doctor Advocates for Patient in Hospital Birth and Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK) Diagnosis - Kellie Brandt
57:27

Links:

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Aug 11, 2022
713| Postpartum Experience After Unmedicated Induction Birth - Kalen Andelin
01:04:13

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Kalen's first Birth Hour episode

Aug 09, 2022
712| Birth Center Birth Story & Postpartum Experience - Bekah Martinez
59:05

In this rebroadcast from 2020, Bekah shares how she and her boyfriend discovered they were pregnant after 3 short months of dating, and struggled to navigate their new roles as partners and future parents throughout an otherwise uneventful pregnancy.

Links:

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Aug 04, 2022
711| Labor & Delivery Nurse tells her Hospital Birth Story - Isabel Jean
40:42

In this replay from an episode in 2020, Isabel shares how she went into labor while working a night shift as an L&D nurse at the hospital she was delivering.

Links

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Aug 02, 2022
710| Postpartum Depression and Anxiety During Covid-19 Pandemic - Clarice Amorim Freitas
55:36

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Clarice's first Birth Hour episode

Jul 28, 2022
709|Induction at 42 Weeks - Danielle Walish
26:37

In this rebroadcast from 2019, Danielle shares the story of her induction at 42 weeks pregnant.

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Jul 26, 2022
708| Mom of 5 Journey to Unmedicated Childbirth - Meg Holt
01:02:13

Links:

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Jul 25, 2022
707| Twin Birth at 34 Weeks + NICU Stay - Laura Attanasio
54:50

In this rebroadcast from 2020, Laura shares the story of birthing her fraternal twin girls, their NICU stay, and navigating breastfeeding.

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Jul 21, 2022
706| Two Unmedicated Hospital Births and Getting Help with PPA & PPD - Sarah Matlock
56:07

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Jul 19, 2022
705| Postpartum Anxiety, Grief, and Virtual Therapy - Elizabeth Houston
57:19

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Jul 14, 2022
704| Long Labor, Processing Unexpected Cesarean Birth and Postpartum Anxiety - Candice Bennett
50:32

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Jul 12, 2022
703| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Midwife + Surviving Colic and Precipitous Second Birth (Part II) - Heidi Mills
51:24

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Jul 07, 2022
702| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Midwife + Surviving Colic and Precipitous Second Birth (Part I) - Heidi Mills
40:14
Jul 05, 2022
701| RN Goes from Hospital to Homebirth + Thriving Postpartum with a Plan - Brianne Taggart
49:53

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Jun 30, 2022
700| Slow Labor turned Fast After Water Breaks Birth Story - Kavisa Wood
47:48

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Jun 28, 2022
699| Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part II - Von Lane
55:09

Today we are back with Part II of Von Lane's birth story with a focus on her postpartum experience. 

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Jun 23, 2022
698| Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part I - Von Lane
50:22

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Jun 21, 2022
697| Two Birth Stories and Perineal Massage - Dr. Joanna Ellington (encore)
01:11:24

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In spite of being a Large Animal Veterinarian (Board Certified in Animal ObGyn) and a Reproductive Physiologist studying human fertility, Dr. Joanna Ellington was surprised when the flu threw off her ovulation cycle and an unplanned pregnancy occurred. Using excellent classic references like Active Birth and Spiritual Midwifery, Joanna used perineal massage to prepare for childbirth, and was maybe a little too active with a 2 mile hike that turned into 5 miles the day before her membranes began leaking. An induction resulted in a normal birth where Joanna used her knowledge of birth and lactation in animals to enjoy the process as much as possible, even telling her midwife “That was kind of fun!”

Joanna's second son was born within 10 minutes after she arrived at the hospital. In the chaos and discomfort of having two male doctors she had never met working on her son and her private parts, Joanna coped by switching into “medical professional mode" and talking to them about her research. But, she lost her focus on her baby and the moment. Sadly, she forgot to invite her waiting son and mother in to see the birth, as she had planned. This was a valuable lesson of not “taking care of others” or outwardly focusing during birth, but staying centered and baby focused.

Jun 16, 2022
696| Positive Birth After Emergency Abdominal Surgery in Pregnancy and NICU Stay - Joy Randolph
59:32

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Jun 14, 2022
695| Birth Center Birth, 2nd Pregnancy Birth Fears with Positive Unplanned Epidural - Jacoby Andrick
50:46

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Jun 09, 2022
694| Induction for Gestational Hypertension followed by Redemptive Birth Center Birth - Misha Lujan
54:52
Jun 07, 2022
693| When You Want an Epidural But Can't Get One - Megan Baca
45:30

In this rebroadcast, Megan shares that after an especially tough pregnancy, she was more than ready to welcome her third daughter into the world. Being that this was her third child, she went into this sure of two things: this child will be born on or before her due date (like her older sisters) and this mama definitely wanted an epidural. It wasn't until she found herself 4 days past her due date without a sign of labor that she started to suspect that this birth might not go as planned. Little did she know that was only the beginning.

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Jun 04, 2022
692| 12lbs 3oz Cesarean Birth + HBAC (Homebirth After Cesarean) - Diana Forsell
01:09:48

In this rebroadcast, Diana shares the story of her first baby who was an unexpectedly large, 12 lbs, 3 oz. He was born via c-section after a very long labor. It was a deeply traumatic experience for her, but when she became pregnant again 2 years later she knew she'd have this second baby at home.

Diana had a completely different labor and birth experience the second time - a beautiful, fast home birth that was also incredibly healing for her. She wants anyone who's had a traumatic birth or a c-section to know it's completely possible to not only heal from it, but to have a better, empowering subsequent birth.

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Jun 02, 2022
691| Precipitous Birth at 36 weeks, with Challenging Postpartum + Food Allergies - Bonnie Anderson
01:08:25

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May 31, 2022
690| Positive Epidural Hospital Birth and Unmedicated Birth Center Birth Stories - Anna Stadick
52:09

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May 26, 2022
689| Birth as a College Student, Birth Center Birth, and Hospital Induction - Amelia Villada
01:04:50

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May 24, 2022
688| Postpartum Story - Emergency Cesarean, Navigating Breastfeeding and NICU Stay - Amanda Jamison
55:18

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May 19, 2022
687| Two Positive Unmedicated Birth Stories - Birthing Center and Unexpected Car Birth - Ashley Boone
01:01:21

The first story of her son's birth was drastically different from her daughter's birth. Her son was born at a birth center after being in labor for over 26 hours (and pushing for two hours). Her daughter was born in the backseat of her car, after 15 hours of mild contractions and 5 hours of more intense contractions. She appreciates both of her experiences and is grateful to her husband, her main birthing partner in both births. She is also grateful for the Hypnobabies training that she and her husband completed in preparation for childbirth. 

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May 17, 2022
686| Managing Gestational Diabetes, plus Two Vessel Cord, and Breastfeeding/Pumping Discussion - Rebecca Minkoff
43:01

In this fan favorite episode from 2018, Rebecca shares the stories of her three children's births in a hospital setting. Rebecca was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes with her first two pregnancies and was able to control it with diet. She also talks about her first baby having a two vessel cord, meconium in the water and a short NICU stay as well as her second baby refusing the breast at just two months old. With her third pregnancy Rebecca found research regarding a vitamin that helps prevent Gestational Diabetes and was able to avoid another GD diagnosis. 

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May 12, 2022
685| Undisturbed Home Birth Story - Clarké Lunara
44:17

Clarké embarked on the journey of pregnancy and birth with a specific vision in mind - a peaceful, undisturbed home birth

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May 10, 2022
684| Planned Birth Center Birth Turned Emergency Induction and C-Section - Jewel Broussard
36:35
May 05, 2022
683| Empowering Hospital Birth with Midwives After Infertility - Liz Parker
58:11

Liz Parker shares her experience with infertility as well as her hospital birth story with midwives. 

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May 03, 2022
682| Unplanned Cesarean & Healing Postpartum - Lindsey Todisco
56:48

In this rebroadcast, Lindsey shares that long before even trying to conceive, Lindsey knew she wanted an intervention-free birth. Despite her intentions, research, planning, and extensive preparation, Lindsey and her husband learned their first parenting lesson (you are no longer in control!) at seemingly every turn, from pregnancy through delivery and postpartum.  An induction lead to a 28 hour labor which ultimately ended in a cesarean section. Lindsey spent much of the fourth trimester trying to understand her birth experience and heal physically and emotionally.

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May 01, 2022
681| Postpartum Story: Managing Anxiety and Depression, SNS Nursing System, and Finding Support - Sophie McMinimee
45:48

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Apr 28, 2022
680| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Severe Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and OCD During Covid Lockdown - Nicole Turcotte
58:10

Nicole shares her birth story and experience with prenatal and postpartum anxiety and OCD. Nicole hopes that by sharing her story it may provide a glimmer of hope for mamas with similar experiences.

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Apr 26, 2022
679| Difficult Induction Followed by Fast Almost Car Birth Story - Destiny Barr
44:21

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Apr 21, 2022
678| Creating a Homebirth atmosphere in the Hospital - Paula Mallis
55:42

In this rebroadcast of an episode from 2016, Paula shares her experience creating a homebirth like atmosphere for her birth and describes it as a a sacred space.

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Apr 19, 2022
677| Fast Austin Birth Center Birth - Jamie Dorobek
26:02

A popular episode with Jamie Dorobek is back! Jamie shares the birth story of her son Maxwell who was born at a birth center in Austin, Texas. Jamie discusses her decision to have an unmedicated birth and the speedy delivery of her son after arriving at the birth center. Jamie shared this story while she was VERY pregnant with baby #2 and has since given birth to a daughter as well!

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Apr 16, 2022
676| Misdiagnosed Gestational Diabetes, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, and Peaceful Epidural Birth Story - Sarah Deming
55:48

Sarah shared her first birth story on episode 402 (available in our Patreon archives) and is back today to share her more recent birth.

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Apr 14, 2022
675| Using Homeopathy in Pregnancy and Birth Center Birth in South Africa - Nkite Magale
52:06

Nkite gave birth to her baby girl through an unmedicated vaginal birth at a birth center in South Africa. Her baby was born 2 weeks early and she had a doula supporting her and her husband during the birth.

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Apr 12, 2022
674| Postpartum Story: Breastfeeding Struggles and Partner's Mental Health Crises - Shannon Coyne
51:29

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Apr 09, 2022
673| Unmedicated, Empowering Hospital Births & Postpartum Fever - Aleesha Wiest
01:03:59

In this rebroadcast, Aleesha shares her two birth stories, PCOS, gestational diabetes, and suffering a postpartum fever.

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Apr 07, 2022
672| Cholestasis, Emergency C-Section, IUGR Induction w/ Successful VBAC - Emily Taylor
57:56

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Apr 05, 2022
671|Postpartum Story with Kelly Batchelder
51:11

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Mar 31, 2022
670| Hospital Epidural Birth Followed by Unmedicated Hospital Births - Erin Odom
48:29

In this rebroadcast, Erin shares that she didn't do a lot of research before her first birth, although she wanted to have a natural birth since her mom had done so. She ended up being induced with pitocin, getting an epidural, and then an episiotomy which led to a 4th degree tear. For her subsequent births, she hired a doula, gave birth in the hospital with midwives, and had the natural births she wanted.

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Mar 29, 2022
669| Postpartum Discussion with Erica Chidi
54:31

Erica Chidi is the Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, a wellbeing platform empowering women through sexual and reproductive health education. Bryn Discusses postpartum preparation and survival with her. Listen to hear some amazing bits of wisdom from Erica.

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Mar 24, 2022
668| Unexpected Homebirth Birth Story - Amia Paulemon
21:52

Amia shares the story of her unexpected homebirth where her mom caught the baby!

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Mar 22, 2022
667| Precipitous Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Bradley Method - Ariel D'Souza
01:12:47

Ariel shares about her quick labor and unmedicated hospital birth after preparing for birth with a Bradley Method course.

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Mar 17, 2022
666| Prenatal Critical Heart Defect (CCHD) Diagnosis and Medically Assisted Birth - Amy Porter
01:00:29

Amy Porter describes her fertility and pregnancy journey with her second child as “a delicate balance of luck and chaos.” From the accidental thawing of their donor sperm units before her IUI treatment to the routine ultrasound that discovered their son’s fatal heart defect amidst the global pandemic, Amy’s second journey to parenthood definitely was not what she and her wife imagined it would be.

With the help of a team of medical professionals, the Porter family was able to prepare themselves mentally and emotionally for the birth of a critically ill newborn who would require open-heart surgery within his first few days of life to survive. Listen and learn about just how common of a birth experience this is and what parents can do at their 20-week anatomy scan to advocate for the heart health of their children.

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Mar 15, 2022
665| Pediatrician Navigating Pregnancy, Birth, and New Motherhood during a Pandemic -Megana Dwarakanath
39:34

Megana shares her experience as a pediatrician navigating pregnancy, birth, and postpartum during the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Mar 10, 2022
664| Epidural Free Pitocin Hospital Birth with Midwife, Doula, and Hands On Partner -Rana Campbell
35:52

Rana is mom to a 17 month old baby boy who she delivered pain medication free after 40 long, but exciting hours of labor. 

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Mar 08, 2022
663| Prodromal Labor & Hospital Birth with Postpartum DVT (Part II) - Lexie Smith
46:40

This is part two of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth followed by a postpartum DVT experience.

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Mar 03, 2022
663| Prodromal Labor & Hospital Birth with Postpartum DVT (Part II) - Lexie Smith

This is part two of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth followed by a postpartum DVT experience.

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Mar 03, 2022
662| Prodromal Labor & Hospital Birth with Postpartum DVT (Part I) - Lexie Smith
45:49

This is part one of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth. In part two she will finish telling her birth story and share about her postpartum DVT experience.

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Mar 01, 2022
661|Pregnancy and Birth in Addiction Recovery with MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) on Methadone -Shannon O'Connor
55:10

Shannon shares her experience having a baby while in Addiction Recovery and taking Methadone.

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Feb 24, 2022
660| Birth Center Birth Stories: Marathon and Smooth Restful Birth - Allison Lauderdale
32:33

Both of Allison’s births were unmedicated natural labors ending in a tub at the Fort Worth Birthing & Wellness Center. However, Allison nicknamed her first birth, to her son, the birth marathon. It was long, hard, and full of exercise. Her second birth she nicknamed the sweetest surprise. It was still hard, but full of rest until pushing out a baby girl!

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Feb 22, 2022
659| Fast Hospital Births with Midwives, Miscarriage and Power of Educating Yourself - Sarah Moyer
01:11:19

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Feb 17, 2022