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.

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

Sponsor: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase!

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Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

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

This postpartum series is 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 via Patreon!

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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Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR

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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.

Links:

Sponsors:

Today's episode is sponsored by Caraway Home. Visit Carawayhome.com/BIRTHHOUR to take advantage of a limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase.

Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

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Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

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.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

This postpartum series is 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)

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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

Links:

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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:

Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

Sponsor: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase!

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 via Patreon!

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

This postpartum series is 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)

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

Links:

Sponsors:

Today's episode is sponsored by Caraway Home. Visit Carawayhome.com/BIRTHHOUR to take advantage of a limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase.

Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

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.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

This postpartum series is 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

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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:

Get your breast pump for free at aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour and use promo code TBH15 at for 15% off supplies and accessories.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the First Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

This postpartum series is 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 via Patreon!

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.

Links:

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

Links:

Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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.

Show notes links:

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

Show notes links:

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer College Savings account.

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

This postpartum series is 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 via Patreon!

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

Links:

Get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (or comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

Links:

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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

This postpartum series is 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 via Patreon!

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

Show notes links:

Kavisa's First Birth Hour Episode

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer College Savings account.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

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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. 

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

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Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

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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

Links:

This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health, which is generously offering 15% of all of their products with the code BIRTHHOUR15 at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

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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

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.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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

Links:

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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.

Links:

Go to shopify.com/birthhour for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

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.

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Premama Wellness. Use the code BirthHour25 for 25 percent off your purchase!

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the First Latch Course

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

This postpartum series is 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 at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

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

Show notes links:

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer College Savings account.

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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

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

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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. 

Links:

Get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (or comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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. 

Sponsor: Milkies is generously offering 15% off all Milkies products with the code BirthHour15 at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

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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

Links:

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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. 

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Premama Wellness. Use the code BirthHour25 for 25 percent off your purchase!

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the First Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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.

Links:

Go to shopify.com/birthhour for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

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

This postpartum series is 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 at thebirthhour.com/course

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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.

Links:

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 30 percent off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

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

Show notes links:

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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.

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.

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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!

Links:

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 30 percent off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

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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.

Links:

This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health, which is generously offering 15% of all of their products with the code BIRTHHOUR15 at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

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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.

Links:

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

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

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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.

Links

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com

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

Links

Today's episode is sponsored by Premama Wellness. Use the code BirthHour25 for 25 percent off your purchase!

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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.

Show notes links:

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer account.

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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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The Birth Hour Links:

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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
658| Empowering VBAC After Fearful Cesarean Birth Story - Marilys Vega [Encore]
01:11:37

Mari became pregnant with her second child in September of 2018. After an anxiety-ridden fearful c-section 2 years prior, due to failure to descend, she was determined to have a VBAC!  She experienced a lot of push back from doctors, family, and her partner. Ultimately after facing her anxiety, getting her partner on board and breaking down all her VBAC fears, she was successful in birthing her son via VBAC in May of 2019.

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Feb 15, 2022
657| Planned Homebirths in NZ turned Cesarean Breech Births and Secondary Infertility Discussion - Grace Sheat
48:44

Grace shares her two cesarean breech births in New Zealand.

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Feb 10, 2022
656|Two Positive, Unmedicated Birth Stories after Previous Pregnancy Loss - Kelsey Norris
46:37

Kelsey shares her two birth stories and postpartum experiences. Overall, Kelsey believes her empowering birth and postpartum experiences were due to lots of physical and mental preparation, as well as unwavering support from her husband, family, coworkers, and friends. 

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Feb 08, 2022
656|Two Positive, Unmedicated Birth Stories after Previous Pregnancy Loss - Kelsey Norris

Kelsey shares her two birth stories and postpartum experiences. Overall, Kelsey believes her empowering birth and postpartum experiences were due to lots of physical and mental preparation, as well as unwavering support from her husband, family, coworkers, and friends. 

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Feb 08, 2022
655| Positive Hospital Birth with Midwife Birth Story - Christina Libby
36:35

In her own words, Christina shares a bit about her experience as a doula participating in the world of birth: "I find that as a new birth worker I tell the story of how I came to birth work quite lot. But I try to keep my birth story out of my birth worker story as much as possible. I don’t want my clients to feel compelled to compare their story to mine or to worry that I am judging them based on my birth. And since I can’t control people’s thoughts (yet…), an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keeping my birth out of the picture helps both of us keep the focus on the birthing person and what they want. However, I also feel very strongly about people sharing their birth stories. Especially in our society where so much fear and negativity surround birth and positive birth stories are seen as exceptions or “lucky” or shouted down as bragging or preaching. All we can do is speak from a place of compassion and authenticity. This is my experience."

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Feb 05, 2022
654| Hospital Birth Story During Historic Texas Ice Storm - Kendall Holekamp
29:31
Feb 03, 2022
653| Twin Pregnancy, Super Bowl Win, and Navigating Co-Care in Two States - Katya Suh
37:07

Katya Suh found out she was pregnant shortly after her marriage to NFL Defensive Lineman Ndamukong Suh in May 2020. The months that ensued ended up being some of the most transformative moments of her life especially with expecting twin boys.

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Feb 01, 2022
652| Decision to Become a Mom, Miscarriage, Shared Care, and Very Positive Rainbow Baby Birth - Chantale Renee
47:26

After years of deliberation and a several miscarriages, Chantale found herself pregnant in the middle of a pandemic. Anxious about childbirth, inspired by a history of hypertension and a healthy imagination, she knew she wanted to deliver in a hospital with the support of midwives. Chantale received shared-care throughout her pregnancy and her beautiful daughter was born in February 2021. She feels incredibly empowered by her positive birth experience.

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Jan 27, 2022
651| Queer Couple Uses IUI to Get Pregnant and Halloween Homebirth - Katherine Oberwager
49:57

Katherine shares her experience getting pregnant via IUI as well as deciding to switch from a hospital birth to a homebirth at 24 weeks gestation. She went into labor on Halloween and baby was born at home with a midwife in attendance.

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Jan 25, 2022
650| Five Day Induction after learning about ICP on The Birth Hour - Katie Friedland [Encore]
35:10

At 37 weeks, Katie went in for an induction due to an ICP diagnosis (thanks to learning about it from this show and Nicole Phelps' story!)  Hoping for a very low-intervention birth experience, the team of midwives and nurses were amazing at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass in providing as gentle of an induction as possible.

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Jan 23, 2022
649|Hospital Induction Followed by Homebirth + Overcoming Breastfeeding Struggles - Abby Theuring
41:44

Abby Theuring of the Badass Breastfeeder shares her hospital induction birth story as well as her subsequent homebirth story. She also talks about breastfeeding struggles and how a lactation consultant helped.

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Jan 20, 2022
648| Hospital Birth Story Discussing Perinatal & Postpartum Depression - Haylie Schwartz [Encore]
01:20:29

Haylie and her husband, Jeffrey, had been married for a year when they decided to try and get pregnant. With many tales from friends and family members that it could take a while to conceive (it was news to Jeffrey that you actually had to "try" to get pregnant) they were surprised when a pregnancy test came back positive only a few months later. Haylie had a history of depression but was adamant about getting off antidepressant medication while pregnant. At first she felt fine, both emotionally and physically. But right around her second trimester, serious signs of depression and anxiety began to creep in. This made for a difficult pregnancy in which Haylie sought help from a number of sources to cope with the mounting feeling that she was unprepared for motherhood. As she prepped for an unmedicated hospital birth, she also battled a constant fear that she wasn't ready to be a mom. As you'll hear on this episode, there were several unexpected twists and turns during Haylie's labor and delivery that ultimately led to an epidural and a long but successful vaginal delivery. Haylie also shares how experiencing depression during pregnancy morphed into postpartum depression and talks about the lifesaving support she received after her son was born.

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Jan 18, 2022
647| Home Water Birth with Co-care from OBGYN - Megan Stanton
34:23

Megan shares her story of her 1st pregnancy & birth, receiving dual care from an OB and midwifery practice. Megan's story culminates in an empowering home waterbirth.

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Jan 13, 2022
646| Gestational Diabetes, Cord Prolapse Emergency Cesarean, and Triple Feeding Postpartum - Barbara Bova
43:22

Barbara shares her experience with trying to conceive, gestational diabetes, a cord prolapse and emergency cesarean as well as some challenges with breastfeeding.

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Jan 06, 2022
645| Quick Unmedicated Birth, Postpartum Hamman's Syndrome, & Elective Easy Induction Birth Stories - Maureen Graham
01:02:05

Maureen shares two birth stories and discusses having recovery complications due to Hamman's syndrome.

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Jan 04, 2022
644| Embryo Adoption, PROM at 35 Weeks & 43 Hour Induction - Olivia Hall
57:02

Olivia shares her birth story and experience with embryo adoption.

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Dec 26, 2021
643| GBS & PROM lead to Unexpected yet Positive Hospital Induction Birth Story - Whitney McClintock Rini
01:00:10

Whitney shares her birth story and about why it was positive despite not going to plan.

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Dec 23, 2021
642| Precipitous, Unassisted VBAC in a Moving Car after Planned C-section - Emily Geller Hardman
01:05:48

Emily shares her two very different birth stories.

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Dec 16, 2021
641| Positive Unmedicated Hospital Birth Unexpected OR Vaginal Delivery - Melissa Noel
59:11

Melissa shares about her hospital birth during COVID.

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Dec 14, 2021
640| Hospital Induction, Miscarriage, and Empowering Birth Center Water Birth: Part 2 - Kelly Batchelder
34:31

In Part 2, Kelly shares the birth story of her rainbow baby.

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Dec 09, 2021
639| Hospital Induction, Miscarriage, and Empowering Birth Center Water Birth: Part 1 - Kelly Batchelder
38:24

In Part 1, Kelly shares the stories of her hospital birth and miscarriage.

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Dec 07, 2021
638| Two Hospital Births, A Cancer Diagnosis, & Healing Homebirth Stories - Annie Kerwin
59:47

Annie shares four birth stories.

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Dec 02, 2021
637| Two Positive Post-dates Stories: Birth Center Transfer + Precipitous Car Birth - Jess Maki
01:06:24

Jess shares her two (very) different birth stories.

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Nov 30, 2021
636| Gentle Induction Twin Birth Story in the UK - Charity Eyre Wright
59:22

Charity comes back on TBH to share her twin birth story.

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Nov 26, 2021
635| Three Births: Birth Center, Hospital Birth and Homebirth Stories - Sionann Ghahremani
01:05:47

Sionann shares her varied birth experiences.

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Nov 18, 2021
634| Epidural Birth, Two Miscarriages, Bilateral Renal Agenesis Diagnosis, & Elective Induction - Lauren Weber
01:06:18

Lauren shares her stories of birth and loss.

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Nov 16, 2021
633| Four Hospital Births: Two with Epidurals, Two Unmedicated - Cassi Robinson [Encore]
01:12:40

On this episode, Cassi shares her four hospital birth stories and some great resources.

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Nov 11, 2021
632| PCOS, Birth Center in Geneva, and Unexpected Homebirth in Germany - Sarit Quirin
51:10

Sarit shares about her births in Switzerland and Germany, and discusses being diagnosed with PCOS.

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Nov 09, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Andrew Hanft
02:18

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Nov 07, 2021
631| Pregnancy and Birth During the Global Pandemic as a Black Woman in 2020 - Tiffany Smith
55:56

Tiffany shares her birth story and discusses becoming pregnant just before the world shut down.

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Nov 04, 2021
630| Zika Scare and PPROM Birth Story while Living Abroad During Covid - Jessica F.
52:24

J.J. shares her birth and postpartum stories.

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Nov 02, 2021