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, and 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 people willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.

Episode Date
606| Emergency Cesarean after Reduction in Fetal Movement + NICU Stay - Lottie O'Sullivan
50:09

Lottie shares her birth story and discusses how important fetal movement monitoring was to her story.

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Aug 03, 2021
605| Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and Preterm Induction Birth Story - Sara Gottlieb-Cohen
39:04

Sarah shares her birth story and discusses her positive NICU experience.

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Jul 29, 2021
604| Pregnancy and Childbirth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis - Angela Hronek
01:10:05

Angela shares her pregnancy and birth stories.

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Jul 27, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Matt Reed
02:54

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Jul 24, 2021
603| Epidural Hospital Birth with Midwives - Christi Silano
59:36

Christi shares her birth story and discusses being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, delivering at 36 weeks, and postpartum phototherapy jaundice treatment.

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Jul 22, 2021
602| TTC+ Induction for Gestational Hypertension turned Unplanned Cesarean Birth - Chae Ray
01:01:28

Chae shares her conception and birth stories, and discusses going in for an induction due to gestational hypertension that turned into an unscheduled c-section.

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Jul 20, 2021
601| Gentle Cesarean with Wonderful Birth Team During COVID - Hadar Spector
59:08

Hadar shares her gentle cesarean birth story.

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Jul 15, 2021
600| Pregnancy During Covid, Induction at 41 Weeks + Hiring a Postpartum Doula - Allison Katayama
48:54

Allison shares her birth story, her experience with the Know Your Options Childbirth Course, and about hiring a postpartum doula for her 4th trimester.

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Jul 13, 2021
599| Three Births: PROM, Prodromal Labor, Loss, Irritable Uterus, and Precipitous Birth - Jill Atogwe
01:07:36

Jill shares her three, very different, birth stories and discusses the challenges of pandemic postpartum.

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Jul 08, 2021
598| Two Unmedicated, Empowering Births for a Preterm Baby and a High-Risk Pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes - Lauren Jax
58:42

Lauren shares her two, unmedicated hospital birth stories.

Jul 06, 2021
597| Hospital Birth During COVID-19 + Low Milk Supply Challenges - Taylor Trew Tenggren
47:21

Taylor shares her birth story and discusses her struggles with breastfeeding.

Jul 01, 2021
596| Water Breaks on Wedding Day + Home birth with Castor Oil - Aubrey Demajh
01:08:29

Aubrey shares her waterbirth story.

Jun 29, 2021
595| Unmedicated Hospital birth during COVID-19 and Hurricane + Postpartum Anxiety - Kayla Sikes
59:22

After planning for a baby for years, the time finally came for Kayla and her husband to start trying. They successfully got pregnant fairly quickly, but found their timing to be all but perfect as news of the pandemic began to spread. Although adapting to this new way of life during pregnancy was difficult, Kayla had a relatively normal pregnancy and planned for an unmedicated hospital birth with midwives.

Jun 24, 2021
594| Induction at 37 weeks for Pre-eclampsia without an Epidural - Jasmin McFarlin
55:41

Jasmine shares about being induced at 37-weeks for pre-eclampsia and discusses her postpartum treatment experience as a black woman.

Jun 22, 2021
593| 3 Positive Epidural Births + PPD Discussion - Bert Anderson
36:25

Bert Anderson had three positive vaginal births in hospitals. She used epidurals for all three births and for the most part she had uncomplicated pregnancies. After her first birth she was diagnosed with postpartum depression when her son was four months old. Since then she has become aware of her mood and depression so she can recognize the warning signs.

 

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Jun 19, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Tom McFarlin
03:57

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Jun 18, 2021
592| Precipitous Homebirth Birth Story - Logan Randazzo
48:45

Logan and Brian are parents to five, four girls and their newest arrival, their son Maverick Moon. This was Logan's third homebirth and one of the goals was for the midwife to make it this time! Logan shared her previous birth stories on episode 441. You can listen to those at here.

Jun 17, 2021
591| Hospital Birth & Two Homebirth Birth Stories - Camilla Behnke
41:01

Camilla shares three birth stories and discusses postpartum during covid.

Jun 15, 2021
590| A Birth Photographer's Birth Story - Monet Moutrie [Encore]
53:42

Today's birth story comes from mom of two, Monet Moutrie, who shares her experience giving birth at a birth center in Denver, Colorado. Monet comes to birth with the unique perspective of having photographed hundreds of births as a birth photographer—in other words she's pretty much seen it all! 

Jun 10, 2021
589| Empowering Birth Despite Cascade of Interventions - Sarah Deming
01:02:51

Sarah shares her empowering hospital birth story.

Jun 08, 2021
587| Two Hospital Births: Long Unmedicated Birth and Fast Epidural Birth Story - Shauna Vo Pulayya
44:30

Shauna shares her two very different hospital birth stories.

Jun 03, 2021
586| Induction for Preeclampsia & Placental Abruption Emergency Cesarean Birth Stories - Emelie Thompson
54:32

Emelie shares her two birth stories: the first, an induction due to preeclampsia; the second, an emergency c-section due to a placental abruption.

Jun 01, 2021
585| Epidural Free Induction and Group B Strep Birth Story - Brenna Burke
46:09

Brenna shares her epidural-free birth story and discusses testing positive for GBS, but not receiving antibiotics due to the rapid onset of active labor.

May 27, 2021
584| Two Births Abroad in the Middle East - Keelie Sorel
01:04:12

Keelie shares her two different birth experiences, one with and one without an epidural.

May 25, 2021
583| Three Hospital Births, PPD, & Pelvic Floor Therapy - Annie Davis
41:20

On this episode, Annie shares her three birth stories, and having postpartum depression and pelvic floor issues.

May 23, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Richard returns
12:53

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

May 22, 2021
582| Positive Birth Experience in Choosing a Repeat Cesarean Birth - Madison Webb
01:08:34

Madison shares her two cesarean birth stories, and how her preparation for the second made for a positive birth and postpartum experience.

May 20, 2021
581| Cleft Lip & Palate, Healing Induction with Epidural + Birth Center Birth During COVID - Aubrey Gann
01:01:28

Aubrey shares her two brith stories. Find her birth videos on the show-notes page!

May 18, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Richard Huntpalmer
44:53

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

May 14, 2021
580| Birth Center Birth Story with 4 Siblings in Attendance - Jenny Stein
59:07

A few days before Jenny was 41 weeks with her fifth baby, she came to the Midwife Center to start a natural induction - pumping and walking. After a few hours, her water broke and her labor began.

May 13, 2021
579| Failed IUIs, Successful IVF, & Induction Hospital Birth Story - Lori Vance
01:07:05

Lori shares her 2- year pregnancy journey, birth story, and discusses her postpartum complications.

May 11, 2021
578| Nairobi, Kenya Home Water Birth Story - Loi Awat
01:12:05

Before she was even pregnant, Loi had read all there is to read about pregnancy and childbirth. She knew that she wanted an unmedicated birth, and began to prepare herself by learning all she could about labor and delivery. After a smooth pregnancy, Loi had a home water birth with a midwife attending in Nairobi, Kenya!

May 06, 2021
577| Unmedicated Twin Hospital Birth Story - Niki Popper
51:57

Nikki shares the birth of her twins and shares advice for NICU parents.

May 04, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Todd Shvetz
02:47

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Apr 30, 2021
576| Miscarriage and Birth Stories from the Miscarriage Doula - Arden Cartrette
41:36

Arden is a grief and bereavement doula who found her calling to help others through pregnancy loss after a long fertility journey to her son, Cameron. In this episode, she opens up about pregnancy and live childbirth after infertility and loss.

This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health, which is generously offering 15% of all of their products with the code BIRTHHOUR at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

Apr 29, 2021
575|Two Precipitous Labors and Breastfeeding Struggles in Small Town with Limited Options - Hattie Gabbert
50:13

Hattie shares her two birth stories and discusses birth and postpartum resources in a rural community.

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Apr 27, 2021
574| Empowering Epidural Hospital Birth in Spain - Lola Ribalta (Encore)
30:34

Lola worked during most of her pregnancy and walked 6 km a day. She was quite scared about going into labor, so she chose a doctor who really made her feel confident about herself. The doctor had a reputation of standing back during most of the delivery and letting things follow their natural course, and would step in as needed. Another important factor that made things easier was that the hospital was only a 3 minute walk away from their apartment.

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Apr 24, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Ben Percival
03:07

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Apr 23, 2021
573| Two Induced Epidural Births & the Difference a Doula Made - Brittany Bergman
01:06:37

Brittany shares her two birth stories.

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Apr 22, 2021
572| Beautiful, Serene "Gentle Cesarean" Birth for Breech Baby - Caroline Culbertson
01:07:17

Caroline and Matt tried everything under the sun to turn their baby head down in an effort to avoid a c-section: moxibustion, acupuncture, Spinning Babies, flips in the pool, and two ECVs. Ultimately, Caroline found acceptance in a scheduled c-section and loved her birth experience. She was able to advocate for all of the gentle cesarean practices including immediate skin to skin, a clear drape, arms free, music playing, etc.

Apr 20, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Adam Parritz
05:30

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Apr 16, 2021
571| Partial Molar Pregnancy, Epidural and Epidural-free Midwife Hospital Births - Meghan Hubbard
01:02:54

Meghan shares about her molar pregnancy and loss, and her subsequent hospital births with a midwife.

Apr 15, 2021
570| Healing Repeat Cesarean and VBA2C Birth Stories - Victoria Lero
55:15

Victoria shares her three birth stories.

Apr 15, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Julie Wilke
01:28

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Apr 09, 2021
569| Cesarean Breech Delivery with Oligohydramnios - Georgiana
44:36

After being faced with needing to transfer care at 34 weeks, Georgiana wound up letting go of the “hypnobirth of her dreams” due to the need for an urgent caesarean section at 37 weeks.

Apr 08, 2021
568| Epidural-free Induction and Insufficient Glandular Tissue Postpartum - Nicky Wiesenfeld
01:07:01

After a fairly normal pregnancy, Nicky developed high blood pressure at 37 weeks and had to be induced. Despite a long labor she was able to have the epidural-free birth she’d hoped for. Postpartum, she struggled with triple feeding and was diagnosed with Insufficient Glandular Tissue.

Apr 06, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Kelsey Taylor
06:06

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

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Apr 02, 2021
567| Unmedicated Hospital Birth During Covid + Postpartum Brain Surgery - Rachael DeGraffenried
44:56

Rachael shares the stories of her hospital birth and brain surgery a few weeks postpartum.

Apr 01, 2021
Introducing Zombiemum!
09:54
Introducing #Zombiemum, a new podcast about the psychological effects of having and raising children. Since her own experience with postpartum psychosis, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill (@LauraDockrill) has been on a mission to smash the stigmas associated with parental mental health. Each week, Laura will be joined by guests from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines, all with their own experiences. Subscribe now to hear the rest of the first episode with musician Paloma Faith!
Mar 31, 2021
566| Revisiting January Harshe's Birth Stories
01:36:45

January Harshe shares her first four birth stories: a cesarean, a homebirth transfer to cesarean, a hospital VBAC after being dropped from care by her homebirth midwife, and a very healing unassisted homebirth. You can hear her 5th and 6th birth stories on her podcast that she hosts with her husband, The Harshe Podcast.

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Mar 30, 2021
565| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Birth Tub, Therapy Balls, and Labor Bars - Kayla Bruccoleri
31:15

Kayla shares her the story of her unmedicated hospital birth.

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Mar 28, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - John C. Craig
03:35

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

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Mar 26, 2021
564|VBAC with Twins & Baby Born with Hearing Loss - Kalen Andelin
01:19:05

Kalen shares about the birth of her son with hearing loss and her VBAC birth of twin girls.

Mar 25, 2021
563| International Home Birth During COVID-19 - Charlotte Meyer
01:13:23

Charlotte found out she was pregnant with her 2nd child in December 2019. In January, while still in her first trimester, it was confirmed that she was moving to Singapore from London with her 2 year old daughter and husband in May. However, due to coronavirus their moving plans were changed and they ended up spending 6 months in her husband's home country of New Zealand.

Mar 23, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Josh Silverstein
02:57

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

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Mar 19, 2021
562| Birth Center Twin Birth with Dr. Stu & Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Hannah Mockary
01:06:24

Hannah shares her birth stories and struggles breastfeeding.

Mar 16, 2021
561| Positive Hospital Birth with Amazing Partner Support - Chelsea Lane
36:18

A doctor told Chelsea there were no trophies for women who have an unmedicated birth; but, Chelsea felt passionate about having a serene, med-free experience in the hospital. When she had to be induced at 38 weeks with gestational hypertension, her preparation and self advocacy paid off for a successful hypnobirth experience.

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Mar 16, 2021
560| 911 Call Roadside Delivery - Jerika Crews
49:54

Jerika shares her experience birthing with the assistance of her husband and a 911 operator.

Mar 13, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Trevor Kohls
02:01

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Mar 13, 2021
558| Two Unmedicated Hypnobabies Births: Birth Center & Homebirth - Genny Siemon
59:21

Genny shares her birth stories and discusses hypnobabies and switching care providers. Her husband, Dave, shares his experiences on TBH's Partner Podcast at patreon.com/birthhour.

Mar 09, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Daniel Hawk
01:40

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

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Mar 05, 2021
557| Prenatal PPD & PPA During COVID-19, IUGR, ECV, Breech Cesarean Birth with Virtual Doula - Shana Silverstein
01:08:22

Following an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured one of Shana’s fallopian tubes, she unexpectedly got pregnant almost immediately after her first loss. At the time, she was living in London, England and preparing for her husband, Doug, to move in early 2020.

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Mar 04, 2021
556| Working with Birth Coach Prenatally to Overcome Birth Anxiety Around Past Sexual Trauma - Sarah Sushchyk
42:43

Sarah shares her birth and postpartum stories.

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Mar 02, 2021
555| Two Unmedicated Hospital Births & Home Waterbirth Birth Stories - Elise Hurst
58:57

Elise Hurst shares her three birth stories—two unmedicated hospital births and one homebirth. She also shares some fun and interesting tidbits from pregnancy and her struggles with breastfeeding and postpartum. 

 

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Feb 27, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Phil Hadwiger
01:28

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

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Feb 26, 2021
554| Unmedicated Pitocin Induction Birth Story - Brittany Murlas
01:00:36

Brittany and Mickey worked with a team of 2 midwives who delivered at their local hospital. COVID threw a wrench in their baby plans, and she ended up needing a medically required induction. When the first two induction methods didn’t work, Brittany was started on Pitocin. Thanks to their doula (who the hospital made a one-time-COVID exception for), they were able to make it through 19 hours of labor without an epidural.

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Feb 25, 2021
553| Using Hypnobirthing for Pregnancy Challenges and Childbirth - Nathalie Walton
37:48

At Nathalie’s twenty week ultrasound, she learned that she was at high risk for placental challenges and pre-term labor. In the eighteen weeks between her twenty week ultrasound and birth, she would make over 52 visits to various doctor's offices, including twice-weekly non-stress tests and dopplers. The gravity of Nathalie’s health challenges and her desire to make it to term caused an overwhelming amount of stress. To cope with her anxiety, Nathalie turned to Expectful's meditations and hypnobirthing. Within one week of using Expectful, Nathalie saw her condition stabilize, and she was able to make it to term.

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Feb 23, 2021
552| Hypnobirthing, Meconium, Induction & Failed Epidural - Andrea Cox [REBROADCAST]
01:02:49

Andrea used hypnobirthing for her two births. Her births were similar in that they both lasted about 8 hours with 20 minutes of pushing. Her first birth to her daughter ended with meconium presenting and a third degree tear. Her second birth was started via induction. After a failed epidural, Andrea gave birth to a surprisingly huge 10lb 12oz boy.

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Feb 18, 2021
551| Epidural-Free Hospital Birth - Liesel Teen
37:52

After a 20 hour labor, Liesel delivered her son epidural-free at the hospital (and department) where she worked.

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Feb 17, 2021
550| VBALM (Vaginal Birth after Laparoscopic Myomectomy) Birth Story - Mabel Bashorun
01:03:44

After learning she had fibroids shortly after she started her TTC journey, Mabel decided to have a laparoscopic myomectomy done to remove multiple fibroids from within her uterine wall. The journey to get pregnant continued on for another 2 years before she got a positive pregnancy test. She had a relatively smooth pregnancy except for fibroid degeneration and gestational diabetes. Her son was born vaginally after a 36 hour labor.

Feb 17, 2021
549| Fast Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Lauren Alexander
01:04:20

On this episode, Lauren returns to share her second birth story.

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Feb 13, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Walter Faro
03:55

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

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Feb 12, 2021
548| Gentle Cesarean for Breech Baby & Difficulty Nursing + Postpartum Gallstones - Hillary Dixler
58:32

Hillary shares her birth story and about her postpartum challenges with nursing and gallstones.

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Feb 11, 2021
547| Switching from Homebirth to Hospital Induction for Preeclampsia - Danielle Thompson
01:17:34

Along with sharing her birth story, Danielle discusses experiencing several early miscarriages and being diagnosed with preeclampsia.

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Feb 09, 2021
546| Adoption & Homebirth Stories - Jane Tucker
01:19:06

Jane shares about her unexplained infertility issues, adoption, pregnancy via IUI, and homebirth.

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Feb 04, 2021
545| Advocating for a Vaginal Breech Birth - Lauren Ruth
01:16:30

After an uncomplicated, swift, birth center birth with her first son in 2018, Lauren was caught off guard when her second son was still breech at 36 weeks.

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Feb 02, 2021
544| Epidural Hospital Birth & Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Sarah Jones
47:16

Sarah planned an unmedicated hospital birth with her first child, but eventually got an epidural after becoming frustrated with a difference in cervical checks done by the nurse and the on-call doctor. For her second, she decided to try again for an unmedicated birth and decided to hire a doula for extra support.

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Jan 30, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Trygve Wakenshaw
03:29

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Jan 29, 2021
543| PCOS, Two Vessel Cord & Hospital Induction Birth Story - Kaitlyn Johnson
50:11

Kaitlyn was worried that her PCOS and irregular cycles would be a problem when she and her husband Brett started trying to conceive their first child. The day before she planned to start her first round of fertility drugs, they found out they were expecting.

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Jan 28, 2021
COVID-19 Related to Pregnancy & Birth - 'Know Your Options' Bonus Episode 9
27:54

On this new episode of our Know Your Options series, we are discussing COVID-19 and what we are seeing in regards to care during pregnancy and childbirth as well as planning for postpartum.

We have added content to our Know Your Options course covering COVID-19 and are always talking about this in our bi-weekly Zoom calls for our students. 

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Jan 26, 2021
542| 39 Hour Labor for Planned Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Rachel Jones
48:41

Rachel had a textbook pregnancy and planned an unmedicated hospital birth with the support of her husband, midwife, and doula. Her labor began in the intimacy of her home as desired, but after arriving at the hospital, it was determined that scar tissue on her cervix was stalling progress. After 39 hours of labor, she was able to deliver her son.

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Jan 26, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Matt Watkins
07:22

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Jan 22, 2021
541| Homebirth with Midwives During a Pandemic and Civil Rights Movement - Katie DeGroot
52:43

After a happy and straightforward birth with her first child, Priscilla, Katherine started thinking about the idea of home birth.

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Jan 21, 2021
540| Maternal-Newborn Nurse Shares Two Homebirth Stories - Courtney Stallworth
01:04:01

Courtney became pregnant with her first child and quickly began researching all the ways to prepare for a healthy natural birth. After seeing one of her favorite YouTubers have a beautiful home birth it opened her eyes beyond hospital birthing.

Jan 19, 2021
539| The Ideal Epidural Birth Experience - Elana Edwards
39:08

Elana's birth story went as she hoped - she had a planned hospital birth with an epidural that was 12 hours start to finish. The doctors & hospital were kind & compassionate, and really helped create a special experience.

Jan 16, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Joe Wykowski
02:46

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Jan 15, 2021
538| Switching Care Providers During Pregnancy + Birth Center Birth Story - Amanda Dant
01:17:56

After a bad experience with a small town OBGYN and switching care providers at 35 weeks pregnant with her first pregnancy, Amanda knew the importance of finding the perfect care provider during her second pregnancy.

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Jan 14, 2021
537| 4th Homebirth is a Wildcard After 3 Previous Home Waterbirths - Kaitlin Tolkkinen
31:04

Kaitlin shares the story of her fourth homebirth, which she calls a "wildcard."

Jan 12, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Powers Wartman
07:41

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Jan 08, 2021
536| Homebirth Transfer, Three Losses, & Redemptive Homebirth - Sasha Ruscheinski
01:23:20

In this replay, Sasha shares two birth stories as well as three losses. Sahsa will be back soon to share her most recent to births.

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Jan 07, 2021
535| IVF, Hospital Inductions, Post-birth Hemorrhage, & Doula Support - Dr. Laurin Talarico
36:59

Lauren shares the birth stories of her three children, who were all conceived via IVF.

Today’s episode is sponsored by March of Dimes, in honor of Birth Defects Prevention month. During this month, March of Dimes is partnering with the CDC to generate awareness among women of childbearing age, families, and health care providers about things they can do to help prevent birth defects. You can find out more at marchofdimes.org/TheBirthHour.

Jan 06, 2021
534| Positive Hospital Vaginal Birth with Unplanned Interventions - Jeni Thornton-Jones
45:36

After conceiving quickly, Jeni had an easy pregnancy apart from fear and changing plans due to COVID-19. She planned a unmedicated childbirth at the birthing center in the University Hospital System where she worked. Two days before her due date, she went for two two-mile walks and did some prenatal yoga, only to start to have some irregular contractions that evening.

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Jan 05, 2021
533| Pregnancy & Childbirth at 25 vs 40+ years old - Michelle Johnson
50:10

Having her first baby at 25 years old as a single mom, Michelle thought she was done having children until she got married and gave birth to her second child at 41 and her third child at 43.

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Dec 31, 2020
532| Hypnobirthing Hospital Birth & Birth Center Birth + Postpartum Anxiety & Breastmilk Oversupply - Kate Statti
47:19

Kate shares her two birth stories.

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Dec 30, 2020
531| The Decision Around Terminating Pregnancy Due to Multiple Congenital Anomalies + Hospital & Home Birth Stories- Jana Parrish
01:11:15

On this episode, Jana tells several stories, which she describes as: devastated by a 21-week loss due to multiple congenital anomalies, followed by a miscarriage at 8 weeks, blessed by two, unmedicated births (one at a hospital and one at home during the pandemic).

Dec 22, 2020
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Tyler Smith
02:02

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Dec 18, 2020
530| Epidural Birth and Unmedicated Hospital Birth Stories - Anita Young [REBROADAST]
26:38

Anita and her partner, Brian, were initially surprised by their pregnancy. After six months of trying to conceive, they both weren’t sure they could. After delivering her son via a vaginal birth (with an epidural) in 2009, Anita desired to have an unmedicated birth with her next child.

Dec 17, 2020
529| Hospital Births with Midwives, In Person vs Virtual Doula - Alexis Heller
51:02

On July 28th, 2016 Alexis gave birth to her first child after 8 hours of labor. Despite dealing with back labor, she was able to have an unmedicated labor and delivery with the support of her husband Kurt, their doula, and midwives at the local hospital. 

In the spring of 2020 Alexis and Kurt were preparing for the birth of their second child. The plan was to again have a hospital birth with the same midwifery group and be supported by a doula. When the world started rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they found themselves navigating the unimaginable.

With the use of technology, Alexis was able to have her doula support her virtually as well as help coach her husband to support her throughout labor and delivery. That combined with the calming expertise of her midwife and nurse, Alexis was able to have the birth that she wanted feeling fully supported by her birth team. They welcomed their second daughter into the world on April 28th, 2020. 

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Dec 15, 2020
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Matt Durham
02:08

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Dec 11, 2020
528| Virtual Doula Support for High Risk Birth During COVID-19 - Vered Asta
29:25

After a traumatic experience with postpartum Hellp Syndrome, two blood transfusions, a 24 hour magnesium drip several hours after the birth of her daughter in 2017, and a miscarriage in 2019, Vered and her husband had garnered a solid and trusted medical team in her new OB and Doula, and felt mentally prepared to safely welcome their son in 2020.

Dec 10, 2020
527| Prodromal Labor, Birth Center Birth, and Amazing Postpartum + Breastfeeding Experience - Amanda Johnson
01:06:18

Amanda had a smooth, yet uncomfortable, pregnancy but then had to navigate giving birth and finding support during the pandemic. She experienced a day of prodromal labor before real labor started the day after her due date. After arriving at the birthing center, she labored most of the day in the water supported by her husband and sister. Labor was intense yet peaceful and she progressed steadily throughout the day. She delivered her baby on a birth stool and after a short scare with the baby not immediately breathing, they had an immediate bond. Postpartum was the happiest time of her life and loved breastfeeding from the start. She had a significant tear but had a great experience working with a pelvic floor physical therapist to heal. 

Dec 08, 2020