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We interrupt your scheduled Milk Minute episodes to bring you a special birthday announcement! Our little podcast baby arrived just after 39 weeks and we made a special little recording just for you.If this is your first time listening, here's a recap: Nine months ago Heather surprised Maureen by announcing her pregnancy on the Milk Minute and asking Maureen to be her (homebirth) midwife. From this Beyond the Boob was born; a spin off from the Milk Minute where we took time to just focus on the pregnancy.Since then its been a wild ride of TMI, prenatal education, and so much more. Today we bring you a very anticipated episode where we document the last prenatal and birth of the baby! While this isn't the full birth story, we kept a mic set up for updates during labor and kept a little captain's log just for you. Enjoy some birth deets and raw emotions and get excited for the full story next week!!If you want to hear the birth story and every other week of Beyond the Boob there's still time to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or on our Patreon at www.patreon.com/milkminutepodcastWork With Us!Book a Lactation Consult with Heather! Click HERE for the deets.Book a Lactation Consult with Maureen! Click HERE to get started.Prefer to read the transcript? Click Here Support the showCheck out Milk Minute Podcast's website here!Become a VIP Click here to get exclusive access and more!Send us an e-mail! MilkMinutePodcast@gmail.comFacebook | Instagram | TikTok
TRIGGER WARNING: If you've experienced birth trauma that has been unprocessed this episode may be too much for you! Listen at your own risk. ABC News just released a clip about maternal injustice happening in the hospital setting during birth. It was a sobering clip and one that I am thrilled is being put out there.. FINALLY! Gaslighting is getting old and mainstream is now allowing women the right to be heard and share their stories. This is powerful and it's a major shift. The awakening is happening! You can listen to the clip here: https://youtu.be/pFoP_xzwXjc?si=ryqe0_GlQNVPa4kE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR PHP! 1. Apply: bit.ly/phpapp 2. Schedule a Call: (link on app) 3. We decided together if this is best for you 4. Get started right away planning for a peaceful homebirth Apply now ---------> bit.ly/phpapp Join our community: Facebook.com/groups/peacefulhomebirth Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome back to the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast. In this episode, our newest cohost Jael Marajh engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Texas-based CPM, Catrice Harris.Catrice shares her personal journey into midwifery, including a big jump from Corporate America. She also shares some insider perspectives from her role as the Treasurer for the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) on the organization's goals and outlines the challenges and aspirations for CPMs in the United States.Beyond conventional prenatal care, the discussion delves into the pressing need for education long before pregnancy starts, as well as the critical need for enhanced education for providers working with BIPOC women.Join us as we navigate these vital topics, gaining insights into the future of prenatal care through Catrice's hopeful vision. This episode is a must-listen for those passionate about women's health, education, and the evolution of prenatal care towards a more inclusive and compassionate model.Show Resources:Babysbeststart.org
Nearly 6 years ago I was deep into preparation for my first homebirth after cesarean (HBAC). After I had my second daughter in a euphoric, orgasmic birth I sat the Lord how I can turn the pain I had felt into purpose, "How was I able to have a homebirth after being told my pelvis was too small?" He gave me a download of the 3 steps He graciously took me through while I was planning and preparing for a homebirth: Dreaming and Deciding Education and Empowerment Follow-Through (Practical Day Of Logistics) I have used this exact framework while working with many other women wanting their dream births, with amazing results! Enter the giveaway for 1 hour of FREE coaching (Pregnancy Health Audit) and a $50 Amazon gift card by Joining the Peaceful Homebirth Community Leave a Review Screenshot and share in the group with the hashtag #100giveaway Apply for PHP: bit.ly/phpapp
In today's episode I chatted to listener Chelsea who shared her amazing home birth story. Chelsea was a first time birther who went ahead and gave birth at home at 42+1 and she shares her incredible story. Thanks Chelsea! To learn more about my doula packages visit https://www.thenurturenest.co.uk/doula-servies To purchase one of my courses, please visit https://www.thenurturenest.co.uk/courses To buy a copy of my book visit https://www.thenurturenest.co.uk/product-page/the-little-book-of-positive-birth-stories OR On Amazon here https://tinyurl.com/2dhp2xf3 If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to say thanks, you can now buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thenurturenest View my birthy book recommendations here https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/influencer-e2ad919d Follow me on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/the_nurture_nest/ Follow me on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/thenurturenesthypno Get 10% off your birth pool here https://go.referralcandy.com/share/JKHGBJ3 Get 10% off a BabyCare TENS Machine. USE CODE 10NURTURENEST http://babycaretens.com?afmc=46
You can listen to Shuana's first birth in episode 296 where she details her really positive physiological birth under midwifery care. Today she takes us through her unplanned second pregnancy which took her months to embrace considering she'd just returned to work and didn't feel prepared for two under two. She was allocated the same midwife through the MGP programme and listened to the yoga nidra meditation in The Birth Class everyday of her pregnancy. She woke at 41+5 to mild cramps and later that evening light contractions began which she welcomed with the utmost excitement. A mere two hours later she birthed her baby girl in her loungeroom, her midwife on the phone and four paramedics by her side. Shuana also discusses the new public hospital home birth programme that has just launched on the Central Coast of NSW; a really positive step forward that makes home birth much more accessible. Follow us on Instagram at @australianbirthstories for helpful articles, behind the scenes, and future episodes. Download our many free pregnancy and labour tips guides here Today's episode is proudly brought to you by Bliss Birth. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and it's a fantastic pain relief device with no side effects unlike pharmaceuticals. I used the Elle tens in all three of my labours. Ariel from Bliss Birth has been supporting the podcast for years and has offered a discount for you to hire a tens for 8 or 4 weeks and it comes with everything you would need, as well as the option for really fast postage if women are booking at the last minute You can enjoy 10% off your Tens hire at Bliss Birth use code ABS23 at checkoutSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this weeks episode, Daniella shares her story of an incredibly traumatic c-section with her first child, the two miscarriages that followed and then her reasons behind deciding to have a home VBAC when she became pregnant again. This heartwarming story is one that so many of you may relate to. Daniella tells of how the work she did to learn as much as she could in preparation for this recent birth, is what made the difference and helped her to succeed. The trust she built in her capability, and the way she strongly advocated for what she wanted despite pushback from the maternity services, enabled her to get the support she deserved. This is a fabulous story that you can share far and wide to help others learn the tips that Daniella has to offer. You can follow Daniella @bethebossintlIf you would like to buy a copy of either of the books that accompany this podcast please go to your online bookseller or visit Amazon:-Labour of Love - The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner - click here:-https://bit.ly/LabourofloveThe Art of Giving Birth - Five Key Physiological Principles - https://amzn.to/3EGh9dfPregnancy Journal for 'The Art of Giving Birth' - Black and White version https://amzn.to/3CvJXmOPregnancy Journal for 'The Art of Giving Birth'- Colour version https://amzn.to/3GknbPFYou can also purchase a copy via my website - www.birthability.co.uk Follow me on Instagram @theultimatebirthpartner @birthabilityBook a 1-2-1 session with Sallyann - https://linktr.ee/SallyannBeresford Please remember that the information shared with you in this episode is solely based on my own personal experiences as a doula and the private opinions of my guests, based on their own experiences. Any recommendations made may not be suitable for all listeners, so you should always do your own research before making decisions.
That's the question our guest today found herself asking when she went round looking for a hospital to give birth. Ofentse's first option was to give birth at home, but just in case that did't work out, she needed a plan B. That is when she discovered the discrepancies between what she would pay in Kenya versus acquiring the same services in her home country, South Africa Check out her work: https://www.instagram.com/ofentsetsipa/ Pod's links Website: mamatalespodcast.com Instagram: @mamatalespodcast & @sallymugure Newsletter [SUBSCRIBE]: Mama Tales - Behind The Mic YouTube: Mama Tales Podcast Email: email@example.com Share your story! Fill this out Got a topic you would like covered in this podcast, let me know Share your highlight of the week with us: Share here Consider donating to this podcast. MPESA Till no 8579738
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Today Sarah gets to talk with Francy, a Hearth & Home client who had her first and second babies at home. If you haven't listened to Francy's birth story, do that before listening to this one! We're so grateful we got to hear Francy's stories and some of why midwifery care has mattered so much to her family. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com
In the FIRST ever in-person recording in Peru, we have my dear dear friend Katerina and Angelica on the show. In this episode, Katerina shares two stories of her homebirths in Peru, each carrying its own emotional, physical, and spiritual beauty. As well as being an incredible mother, partner, and friend, Katerina is passionate about supporting mothers in reclaiming the essence of birth. It was such a gift to witness Katerina as she shared her powerful birth stories, thank you for sitting with us. Guests Katerina's Instagram Angelica's Instagram Connect with Danielle (Host) Monthly Membership: www.danielle-catherine.com/womens-circle www.instagram.com/daniellecatherinebaker www.Danielle-Catherine.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/depths-of-motherhood/message
Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have Blythe. Blythe is a mama of Irish twins from the US. This means her babies were born within the year of each other. Her first birth was a standard hospital birth that left her feeling traumatized just like so many women around her. So after becoming pregnant with her second, she knew things had to be better and began the journey to the healing natural breech home birth that might not have gone as planned, which birth rarely does, but gave her the peace and embodied sense of power that she knew birth could provide. After her footling breech home birth she felt invincible and knew she'd never birth in the hospital again. Curious about Blythe? Find her on instagram as @blytheduvvy Now next week the big sales are on for Black Friday and of course I'll be joining and will be offering you an amazing deal. From today until the end of November I'm announcing a 50% SALE on The Bundle. The Bundle includes The Natural Birth Course, my signature childbirth education course that helps you optimize your chances of having a physiological and empowering birth experience wherever you choose to birth. It also includes The Nourishing Postpartum Course that is designed to help you plan a healing postpartum recovery and best start in life for your baby. It's as big and as full of information and practical tips as the natural birth course and gives you all the information you need for an optimal start with breastfeeding, learning about baby care and communication as well as how to heal as a newborn mother. And that's not enough. You also get a full years membership inside my maiden, mother & mama village. My online community full of amazing women from all over the world living a natural, conscious and alternative lifestyle. Here you can get advice and support from other mamas as well as monthly Q&A and sharing circles with me. It's a bargain to get this bundle that's already discounted at a 50% SALE. Instead of the original price of 397 you can now access all these products for only 199! Pop on over to thenaturalbirthcourse.com and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to get this very special discount. That's coupon code BLACKFRIDAY as one word in capital letters for 50% off The Bundle. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by Informed Pregnancy Plus. Try Informed Pregnancy Plus absolutely free of charge. Just visit informedpregnancy.tv and start watching these inspiring documentaries and films already today! Find All of Anna's Links & Resources Here: https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/links-podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message
Welcome to another episode of The Midwifery Wisdom podcast. In today's episode, cohost Angela Love is joined by Jordan Tucker, her midwifery partner. Join the conversation as they share their ideas for how to make midwifery more sustainable. They talk a little about Augustine's pillars of Midwifery, Safe, Sacred, and Sustainable, then dive into topics such as burnout in midwifery, how to prevent it, practicing in a team, taking time off, and much more.They share personal experiences and observations from their time in midwifery, both the good and the bad, and how those have led them to the healthy practice they now run.Whether you're a seasoned midwife or an aspiring one, this episode is packed with wisdom and guidance to inspire and empower you on your midwifery journey.Show Resources-Avoiding Burnout and Remaining Resilient-Pathways to Midwifery Course
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In today's episode Caitlin details her two very different labours - her first was 40 hours long, her second only two hours. She was accepted into an MGP programme and while she did a hypnobirthing course for preparation, she admits she wasn't prepared for the intensity of labour. Her early labour stage was long and painful because of her baby's posterior position and she admits she went to hospital too early. After opting for an induction she later requested an epidural which was a really positive experience for it; it allowed her to sleep, relax and dilate to 10cm. In her second pregnancy she embraced all the education and preparation, hired a doula and planned to birth at her small local low–risk hospital. But….her baby had other plans.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An OBGYN sounds the alarm on what he believes to be a corrupt medicalized system in America when it comes to labor and delivery. Dr. Stu Fischbein left the traditional hospital setting to assist midwives in the home in order to put power back into the hands of mothers. Dr. Stu answers listener submitted questions on everything from VBACS, breech, hemorrhaging, twin birth, and more. It's the ULTIMATE home birth episode. “With Women, Not the System” long sleeve available for purchase.Follow Dr. Stu Fiechbien on Instagram @birthinginstinctsSubscribe to Dr. Stu Fiechbien's Podcast• Register Now for AmericaFest, Turning Point USA's largest multi-day conservative gathering in the country, and don't forget to use promo code "REALALEXCLARK" for a discount.• Go to Nimi Skincare and use promo code ALEXCLARK to get 10% off your order.• Try fresh squeezed juice packed with quality natural ingredients, a delicious taste, and filled with nutrients by visiting Squeezed Juice and using code ALEX for 25% off.• Stock up on Premium Eco Friendly Toilet Paper! Made in the USA and free of harmful chemicals. Shop Bumroll! Use code ALEX for $3 off your first shipment.Looking for like-minded friends? Join the Cuteservatives Facebook groupListen at 9 PM PST/ MIDNIGHT EASTERN every Thursday by subscribing to ‘The Spillover' on Apple Podcasts and Spotify ☕️✨Support the show
Bonus! This week we're giving you week 37 of Beyond the Boob for FREE!Things are getting real over at our other show and we wanted to take a minute to remind all of you to subscribe on Apple or join us on Patreon so you don't miss a single birth update! Y'all know we can tell a good story, and this is one birth story you need to hear. So head on over to Apple or www.patreon.com/milkminutepodcast and sign up today!WE MADE IT TO TERM! Welcome to week 37!Our episode today goes through a lot of feels. Heather digs deep into a lot of her fears around meeting her new baby and surviving the postpartum. We're embracing the reality that hope and fear can exist equally in the same body and we're trying to be ok with that.Maureen walks us through routine prenatal cervical checks; why you might want them and why you might prefer to decline. What information can we get from the cervix anyway? Your podcast midwife also walks us through some methods for encouraging labor at home and preparing your body for giving birth. Let's chat about food, hormones, teas, and more.Work With Us!Book a Lactation Consult with Heather! Click HERE for the deets.Book a Lactation Consult with Maureen! Click HERE to get started.Support the showCheck out Milk Minute Podcast's website here!Become a VIP Click here to get exclusive access and more!Send us an e-mail! MilkMinutePodcast@gmail.comFacebook | Instagram | TikTok
You're so brave she said… when I shared with the clerk in the store that I had a home birth. How interesting that we can still see birth as something that has to be monitored, scheduled, and managed, as a disease instead of a natural event that our bodies know how to work with. And I'm not surprised. When my hubby said that we will do a home birth when someone asked us I thought he was crazy. That it's not safe. So I started to do my research as the right 5/1 generator. And actually found out that home birth in USA is so much safer than hospital. I went on a rabbit hole of books, classes and all I could put my hands on to learn about natural birth to bring our baby girl here safely and healthily. Yet no amount of studying could possibly prepare me for the powerful 12-hour experience before I held our baby for the first time. When I got my first surges (aka contractions in more positive way said in Hypnobirthing world) I told it's just a trial run so I went from bed to bathroom back and forth. And then after timing the surges and seeing that they come each 10-8 mins I realized we're not only on trial run this is happening. So when my hubby woke up around 3am to go to the bathroom I told him we are having surges last two hours and to help me fill up the bath to get some relief. We lit up some candles but honestly I was so deep in the experience trying to breath through each surge that was coming more and more often. So around 3:30 am we called our amazing doula Heidi and when she heard me and times of my surges she said she is in her way with birthing pool too. She arrived before 4:30 am and I was so thankful to have her. She calmed me down, massaged me and reassured me I can do this. Not to even mention my husband Christopher who didn't move from my side, didn't eat for those 12 hrs, was feeding me dates and peanut butter and was giving me coconut water. When Heidi prepped the pool I went in feeling a little bit relief but wondering how much longer this can last
In this episode of Awakened Love, Angel is joined by Lindsey Meehlies: Spiritual Midwife. For the past 20 years, Lindsey Meehlies has worked in healthcare, helping women discover their own strength through psychedelic, transcendent experiences while they birth their babies in power at home. As well as serving in the shadows of death as a Midwife who helps people cross the rainbow bridge. She serves families from womb to tomb, like many medicine women have done throughout time, with a deep remembering that many of these witches were burned at the stake for their threat to the standard industrialized complex. Is the Medical Industrialized Complex still burning Midwives as Witches? A question answered in depth in this profound conversation. They also deep dive into : The Sacredness of Homebirth The persecution of midwives during witch trials: “Were midwives the Original Witches?” Recognizing Fear vs Intuition when giving Birth How Sexual Trauma can Resurface during Labor _________ Join the Somatic Psycho-Spiritual Apprenticeship: https://www.angeldrake.com/spa Follow Lindsey: www.instagram.com/lindseymeehlies www.theremembering.co Follow Angel: https://www.instagram.com/angelikaalana/ https://www.instagram.com/awakenedlove/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's birth story time! I'm about 11 days postpartum and feeling strong and good and I want to tell you this story before I forget it. So Dr. Leah and I are going to go through the entire birth process, which is a long one, of my 4th baby and 4th home birth. We also took some questions from Instagram. I'm so excited to share this with you and photos coming soon! Stay tuned! Needed Prenatal - our Favorite! Check out our favorite prenatal for before, during, and after pregnancy from Needed. Use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order HERE. Doctor's Websites: Dr. Morgan: www.milkmedicine.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/morganmacdermott/ Dr. Leah: www.womanhoodwellness.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/drleahgordon/
“What our bodies do to birth our babies, it's fascinating. And I think it's powerful for us to see our bodies in that light."Join us for a special live episode of the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast! This week, three of our four cohosts, Augustine, Leila, and Zul, gathered at the Midwifery Wisdom Experience in Denver, Colorado to bring you an exciting discussion. They're joined by the talented Monet Nicole, the visionary photographer behind Monet Nicole Birthing Stories.In this episode, Monet takes us on a journey into her introduction to the world of birth and how it ignited her passion for birth photography. The group explores the profound impact of birth photography on the birthing community, highlighting its transformative effects on photographers, midwives, and, most importantly, the birthing families themselves. Tune in to gain insight into the world of capturing birth stories through the lens.Show Resources-Monet Nicole Birthing Stories-Birth Becomes You FB Group
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We have a fun and little different kind of episode for you today. Katy emailed us after her great friend and fellow DIAH mama Katie McCormick (from episode 73) shared the podcast with her. Katy thanked us for what we're up to with the show. As a “non-mom” (though she plans to be in the future), she's always been fascinated by pregnancy and birth. She's been exploring the option of home birth for herself when that time comes. So we figured...let's get on the phone, hit record and see what happens! We believe that what Katy's doing is an awesome example. If women who are not yet mothers are interested in exploring their future options, educating themselves, having conversations with other women at different stages of motherhood, then that means we have a lot more women empowered, confident and supported in their decisions. We are all for that! This doesn't mean all women need to be doing this. It's whatever works for you. We would just like to see more positive energy around conversations of pregnancy and birth, regardless of what phase of it someone is in. So Katy shares with us some of her thoughts on why home birth would be a good fit for her. For one, she likes to take the most natural route possible with things. She's also a more private person, and looks at birth as a very sacred time. We also talk about how resources like the Doing It At Home podcast have helped, supported and informed on home birth related topics. So if you are not pregnant yet, but considering home birth as an option, this is a perfect episode for you! Links From The Episode: Ann Margolis episode - https://www.diahpodcast.com/single-post/2017/01/27/Normal-Natural-and-Joyful-Childbirth-with-Anne-Margolis Ann Margolis website - http://homesweethomebirth.com/ Offers From Our Awesome Partners: Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order Splash Blanket: https://bit.ly/3JPe1g0 - use code DIAH for 10% off your order Esembly: https://bit.ly/3eanCSz - use code DIH20 to get 20% off your order More From Doing It At Home: Send us your birth story: https://bit.ly/3jOjCKl Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today Sarah gets to sit down with HAH Midwifery graduate Madison as she recounts the story of her process learning to trust birth and her body, connecting her power as a first-time mom, and ultimately having an undisturbed birth with her first baby at home in the water with Sarah & Charli in attendance. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com
Did you know that you can use your birth to deeply unite your family unit? Today we're speaking with Anna, a mother of three precious children with a bend towards all things holistic. Anna and her husband decided to use their third birth experience as a catalyst for the entire family-- truly restructuring the way that they experienced parenthood and the culture that they wanted to present to their family. I can't wait for you to hear how this played out. Anna was a student inside of The Homebirth Collective, and it was so powerful to watch her grow and prepare for this birth experience. Now, being on the other side, I feel honored to have been able to support her into her newest, strongest version of motherhood. If this is what you're looking for in your life, I would LOVE to have you inside of The HBC. Click the link in the show notes to join today, and use the code PODCAST for 10% off at checkout. Episode Roundup For many in the mainstream, it can be easy to be fooled into the belief that complexity is akin to safety. The hospital system- with its procedures, its protocols, its uniforms and medications- it can provide an, unfortunately, false sense of superiority to simplicity. To allowing our bodies to do exactly what they were designed to do- exactly how they were designed to do it. When we put our trust in a medical complex instead of our own brilliant innate physical intelligence, we almost always leave something beautiful on the table. Next, this very same system... it so frequently minimizes the magnificence of birth. And how can it not? It's a routine. It's a job. The goal is to prevent disaster, not to allow for transformation and beauty. When this is the environment we're in, it can be easy to miss the absolute wonder of what you've just experienced. If you find yourself in a hospital, be sure to remember that even though this is a regular day for your OB or midwife, it's a day of life-change for you. Do not let them downplay the magnificence of what has just happened. And finally, let's end where we began. Birth is a family event. It can involve your little ones, and it can serve as a catalyst to a new way of being together. I always say that birth is magnetic-- may it pull you all together-- never to be separated. Before we go, I wanted to mention that Anna has started a blog. To learn more from her beautiful wisdom, be sure to follow along at: PARA SIEMPRE This Week's Sponsors: Araza Beauty: Code HOMEBIRTH for 15% off Informed Pregnancy+ Join The Homebirth Collective Join Happy Homebirth Academy Code PODCAST for 10% off
As we prepare for our 5th baby and 3rd home birth, we are excited to include our children in all the details of the process. One of the beautiful things of giving birth in the comfort of home is that you can have the siblings be a part of the experience. We loved having Eden present for Willow's birth, and we are preparing the others to be a part of this baby's arrival. Birth is beautiful and miraculous! I want to pass that message to my children, especially my girls. In this episode, I discuss. . . -How involved we allow my son to be in the birth -Ways to appropriately introduce topics like sex, birth, and babies to your children -Including your children in the pregnancy journey- be dazzled by God's design! and much more! Resources: Scripture Promises for Labor & Birth Cards https://nohighercalling.org/product/scripture-promises-for-labor-birth/ Birds & Bees https://birds-bees.com/ (use code BRETTNAY to save 20%) NHC Podcast: Brazzell Babies Birth Stories https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-24-brazzell-babies-birth-stories/id1547126864?i=1000524934713 NHC Podcast: Willow Noelle's Birth Story https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-86-willow-noelles-birth-story/id1547126864?i=1000565755697 NHC Podcast: The Midwifery Care Model with Rebekah Mustaleski https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-68-the-midwifery-care-model-with-rebekah-mustaleski/id1547126864?i=1000552290906 Books on Home Birth for Children: *These were recommened to me by a friend. I have not personally read any of them. Mama Says Home Birth https://amzn.to/3QcIbwG Welcome Home https://amzn.to/477LQ65 The Family Birth https://amzn.to/3rWbb41 Follow my journey by subscribing to this podcast. You can also follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and www.nohighercalling.org
Birth courses fill your head with all the knowledge about birth, about your rights about your options but what if I told you there were 3 quick and easy things that you could do that would make a HUGE impact on your birth experience that were way more important!
Our baby girl has arrived and she was born right in our bedroom where we recorded this episode! Dr Wiggy and Emily discuss why they decided to plan a home birth, consiferations in making that decision, common misconceptions, choosing a birth team, what we LOVED about the experience , and some of the sweet details of her birth. A must listen episode for those who are considering home birth or might not know much about it. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/healthydiscourse/support
Welcome back to the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast! We are so excited for this first episode of Season four!This week Augustine sits down with Rebecca Cohen, MD, as she shares her remarkable journey of self-discovery within the healthcare field. Rebecca's story is one of transformation, as she comes to terms with how her perspective differs from her colleagues in the medical profession.Together, Augustine and Rebecca delve into the crucial distinction between individualized care and public health care, shedding light on the profound impact of focusing on the needs of the individual. Rebecca shares the challenges of unlearning deeply engrained training and professional growth that ensued.This episode is a compelling exploration of a physician's journey to redefine the way we approach healthcare and inspire others to embrace change within the medical world.Show Resources-Rebecca's Website-Midwifery Wisdom Experience Streaming Ticket
Would you consider using an enema during the labor process? In today's birth story, we're chatting with Alyssa Reeves, wife to Kirk and mama to twin boys Sam and Niko and daughter Zooey. And while there's a lot more and totally magical elements to Alyssa's story, she's the first mama on the show to share her experience of using an enema during her transition phase of labor. We're so grateful for her open and informative sharing on how helpful it was for her in preparation for pushing. So now other mamas listening to the show can learn from Alyssa's experience and have another possibility for themselves if they have similar challenges during birth. As a long-time listener of the show, Alyssa was excited to pay it forward and be a part of the conversation that helped her in her own journey. We talk about her process of choosing home birth and the comparison between that and some of the traumatic elements of her first birth with her twins. Also the support of her birth team and a lot of the resources she used in preparation and during birth itself. Links From The Episode: Orgasmic Birth - https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/about/what-is-orgasmic-birth/ Business of Being Born - http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/ Rebozo technique - https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/rebozo-techniques-unfolded/ Offers From Our Awesome Partners: Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order Splash Blanket: https://bit.ly/3JPe1g0 - use code DIAH for 10% off your order Esembly: https://bit.ly/3eanCSz - use code DIH20 to get 20% off your order More From Doing It At Home: Send us your birth story: https://bit.ly/3jOjCKl Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Has anyone ever felt like a failure because their birth didn't go exactly the way they planned? We think this happens far too often. That's why we're happy we have conversations like the one we have today on the podcast. Allison Rich joins us to share her birth story. After a false diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) medically mismanaged miscarriage, Allison and her husband Rafe wanted a different experience the next time they got pregnant. Allison actually met with a group of midwives after her miscarriage (before becoming pregnant again) to talk about her experience, process and discuss what it could look like in the future for her. Finally when she was pregnant again, she felt both excited and terrified at the same time. We go into her birth planning process and then the “incredible blur” of the birth. Allison talks about extending grace to yourself and realizing how hard we can be on ourselves when it comes to our births. This is a must listen for anyone nervous about hospital transfer or who experienced one and could use some extra support and affirmation. Offers From Our Awesome Partners: Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order Splash Blanket: https://bit.ly/3JPe1g0 - use code DIAH for 10% off your order Esembly: https://bit.ly/3eanCSz - use code DIH20 to get 20% off your order More From Doing It At Home: Send us your birth story: https://bit.ly/3jOjCKl Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Brittany described herself as a “good country girl” when pregnant with her first child. Her wishes for that birth were to merely make it out alive with her baby, and she completely deferred to her private care obstetrician when it came to the birth experience. Now, pregnant with her third baby, Brittany is free birthing, on a cattle station in the middle of the Australian outback, miles from anyone. That's how deep her trust in in her ability to birth goes! This is part two of two - if you haven't heard part one yet, go back one episode in the feed to hear her first two birth stories. Do you have a story you'd like to share on the podcast? I would love to hear from you! Email me via the contact page at www.healingbirth.net. You can find our new e-book, “Did I Really Need a C-Section?” on our website at www.healingbirth.net/shop Intro / outro music: Dreams by Markvard Transition music: What Did You Name Your Island by Aardvark
Join us on this episode of Birth Journeys as Diana shares how a homebirth hospital transfer ended in an emergency cesarean due to the classic cascade of interventions. She shares how that experience gave her a passion for women to heal from birth trauma and how she eventually went on to have a beautiful, redeeming second birth. This episode covers homebirth, hospital transfer, midwifery care, natural birth, VBAC, and HBAC. Resources: International Cesarean Awareness Network- https://www.ican-online.org Reach Diana Here: IG: @Healingbirth
Today Renee shares her three physiological birth stories so consider this a wonderfully positive episode in honour of Homebirth Awareness Week. She was living in New York with her partner when she fell pregnant at 21 so they hightailed it home to Queensland and had a really positive birth at their local public hospital. Renee admits that the first year of motherhood was lonely; she didn't have any friends who were also mothers and she had really high expectations of herself that prompted postnatal anxiety. By the time her second was born she had a community of friends supporting her homebirth and conscious postpartum and she trained as a birth doula soon after. Her third pregnancy was her most challenging but the birth was very quick.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Emilee is Founder of the Free Birth Society, an organization changing the world of birth one motherbaby at a time. In this conversation with Emilee we discuss:The traumatic experiences within the birth world that shaped her journeySome of the common lies told to pregnant and birthing womenThe truth about home births with medical midwivesWhy the "health freedom" movement needs to be looking at the world of birthWhat makes a "free birth"...and more!You can learn more about Emilee and the Free Birth Society at her website, her Instagram and by listening to her podcast.Terrain Theory episodes are not to be taken as medical advice. You are your own primary healthcare provider.If you have a Terrain Transformation story you would like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more at www.terraintheory.net.Music by Chris Merenda
Are you feeling anxious about having a homebirth? I mean you know that this is really what you want but the doubts keep swirling around in your head. You are feeling like your thoughts are controlling you and just trying to manage the rush of anxiety makes you question your homebirth dream just a little bit. Join me today as we chat through some practical ways you can take your thoughts captive and find joy in your pregnancy while you're preparing for a peaceful homebirth. Get off the FEAR cycle and onto the PEACE cycle! Connect with me: Email: email@example.com Join the FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/187800454344516/ Schedule your FREE 15 minute call: https://calendly.com/peacefulhomebirth/15-minute-confidence-call
In today's episode, HAH graduate Grace remembers the birth of her first baby at home with the HAH midwives. Grace was generous enough to share her vulnerabilities, strengths, and the journey she went on to birth her baby at home during her conversation with midwife Sarah. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com
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Today I am going over my decision to have a homebirth. I received so many messages of love and messages with questions about this decision so I wanted to showcase the pros and cons and chat more about this! Tune in to learn more about our birth plan. Links you'll want from this episode!Soul CBD code KIMPERRY Tula code KIMPERRY Dime code perry20 Shop kimperryco on LTK The Glow Retreat Early Bird Tickets are ON SALE! FIt Pregnancy with All New Updates! $149 lifetime! My Halloween Costume Birth Stories Episode Have anything you want to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's be friends! Friends don't let friends workout alone Mom Fuel Membership Make it IG official: https://www.instagram.com/kimperryco/ https://www.instagram.com/youreglowingpodcast/ Email List Podcast Website You're Glowing Merch Shop TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kimperryco
Learn important aspects of maintaining iron stores postpartum in this often-overlooked aspect of perinatal health:Preconceptions habits for optimal health in a future pregnancyThe physiology of conception and combined infertility issues for men and women5 common root causes of infertility in womenHolistic strategies for approaching infertility that your doctor is not telling you aboutLinks to all the extra good stuff:Click to check out the Beautiful One Membership experience! NOW OPEN!Holistic Fertility Handbook HEREEp 70. Maximizing ConceptionPreconception Checklist HERETracking Your Cycle Info HEREJoin our email community + get instant access to our awesome Sleep Freebie: HEREBrowse all our favorite women's supplement recommendations: HERESubmit your answer-on-the-show questions: HERESubscribe to the podcast to catch every episode. Follow us on Instagram for all the extra education and antics in between episodes at @beautifulonemidwifery
Join us on this episode of the Birth Journeys as Kelli shared her journey through IVF and all of the things she learned on that journey. She also shares how a procedure she had in her 20's had an impact on her birth years later. This episode covers IVF, Induction, LEEP procedure, emergency d&c postpartum, and blood transfusion.
In this week's episode, I am chatting with Rhea Dempsey who is an Australian doula, author, and birth educator. We had a great chat about our thoughts and beliefs on giving birth in the modern-day maternity system, and how 'thank goodness births' can usually be unravelled to reveal the cause - which Rhea shares is typically because of 'the fu*#!ing epidural'. This is such a wonderful conversation with Rhea, who is a real veteran in the birth world, and we can learn so much from the wise women who have supported so many families through the system over the decades. Her passion stems from her experience with fitness and diet before she ever became a birth worker, and she then became 'radicalised' by the births of her own children.I hope you enjoy this episode - and you can find Rhea:-Instagram - @rheadempseybirthWebsite - https://www.birthingwisdom.com.auIf you would like to buy a copy of either of the books that accompany this podcast please go to your online bookseller or visit Amazon:-Labour of Love - The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner - click here:-https://bit.ly/LabourofloveThe Art of Giving Birth - Five Key Physiological Principles - https://amzn.to/3EGh9dfPregnancy Journal for 'The Art of Giving Birth' - Black and White version https://amzn.to/3CvJXmOPregnancy Journal for 'The Art of Giving Birth'- Colour version https://amzn.to/3GknbPFYou can also purchase a copy via my website - www.birthability.co.uk Follow me on Instagram @theultimatebirthpartner @birthabilityBook a 1-2-1 session with Sallyann - https://linktr.ee/SallyannBeresford Please remember that the information shared with you in this episode is solely based on my own personal experiences as a doula and the private opinions of my guests, based on their own experiences. Any recommendations made may not be suitable for all listeners, so you should always do your own research before making decisions.
After a pregnancy loss, and a history with an eating disorder, Kelly was not in a relationship of full trust in her body when she gave birth to her first baby. She agreed to be induced when her obstetrician pressured her into it, feeling that, her baby was safer outside of her body. Kelly went on have her next two babies at home. Both experiences showed her how trustworthy, indeed, perfectly designed, her body was to give birth. Do you have a story you'd like to share on the podcast? I would love to hear from you! Email me via the contact page at www.healingbirth.net. You can find our new e-book, “Did I Really Need a C-Section?” on our website at www.healingbirth.net/shop Intro / outro music: Dreams by Markvard Transition music: Waiting by LNDO
Today I'll be sharing some tips on how to handle the fears and opinions everyone has about your upcoming homebirth! If you're getting bombarded from all angles about your choice to birth at home you'll want to stay tuned! Let's chat about it! Sign up for your FREE 15 minute call with me: https://forms.gle/JTP8uQwMnP7Hcj3QA Join our Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/187800454344516/ Email- email@example.com
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The midwives answer frequently asked questions about waterbirth:The benefits of using water for coping with natural laborA few reasons women don't like or want to birth in a tubHow to birth safely in water and why baby's don't take a breath under waterSecond-best hydrotherapy options if a birth tub is not available to youLinks to all the extra good stuff:Click to check out the Beautiful One Membership experience! NOW OPEN!Waterbirth Supply List HEREWaterbirth Blog HEREJoin our email community + get instant access to our awesome Sleep Freebie: HEREBrowse all our favorite women's supplement recommendations: HERESubmit your answer-on-the-show questions: HERESubscribe to the podcast to catch every episode. Follow us on Instagram for all the extra education and antics in between episodes at @beautifulonemidwifery
On this episode of the EBB Podcast, I interview Jessica Diggs, midwife, doula mentor and co-founder of Centered about creating a sustainable career in birth work. Jessica is a licensed midwife working in a solo practice in Los Angeles. Jessica supports people and families through holistic gynecological care, home birth services, and conception support. Jessica has a skill and love for making childbirth and reproductive education digestible and accessible for all people. She is the co-founder of Centered, a curated community for doulas and she is the former lead educator and curriculum developer at Doula Training International. Jessica and I discuss not only her career path from doula to midwife but dive deep into a discussion about making birth work sustainable in the long run. Jessica shares a multitude of tips for our audience in avoiding burnout, setting boundaries to better serve yourself and your clients, as well as finding your joy and purpose in birth work outside just attending births. With over 10 years in the field and a thriving career, Jessica practices what she preaches and has a passion for teaching others not only about how to be a doula at a birth, but a doula making a living wage and sustainable career path. Content Warning: Black maternal and Black infant death, Postpartum death, systemic racism Resources: Learn about Jessica's work, including how to join Centered here: Follow Jessica's work: Instagram @jessicadiggs and @joincentered Substack: Midwifery is More Find the book The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker here For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on: TikTok Instagram Pinterest Want to get involved at EBB? Check out our Professional Membership (including scholarship options) here Find an EBB Instructor here Click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class.