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Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, or postpartum; if you're a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from those willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews with mothers giving their first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better subsequent births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum.
 
You're not alone in your uncertainty about this monumental life stage of pregnancy and birth. If you’re ready to replace the overwhelm of late-night Googling with expert conversations and stories of strength and positivity from women just like you — join us on the top-rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast. The All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast is your place for supportive, evidence-based information from Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, an OB/GYN physician who’s been in practice for nearly ...
 
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Birthful

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Birthful

Adriana Lozada

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On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful stuff. Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Visit Birthful.com. Please note: Adriana has years of experience but she's not a doctor, and does not expect anyone to treat the show like medical ad ...
 
Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful…and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I live to help mothers just like yo ...
 
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VBAC Birth Stories

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VBAC Birth Stories

Melissa Merino & Stephanie Cannavo

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A podcast featuring Australians sharing their journey of vaginal birth after caesarean. Through sharing and learning from each other's lived experiences the podcast is designed to empower and educate those whose VBAC journey may have just begun, help all expecting mums achieve a more natural birth if that is their intention, and better inform birth professionals about one's journey to a VBAC.
 
In the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, we cover the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth! Our mission is to help birth workers build the evidence based knowledge, skills, and power they need to protect families' ability to give birth with empowerment. The work we do has a huge impact on parents who are searching for accurate information to empower their prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences!
 
Hi! I'm Poppy! So excited to have you here :) I'm a passionate birth educator and mum from London. I chat about pregnancy, birth and motherhood. If you like my vibe then check out my Hypnobirthing courses and connect with me on Instagram. I'd love to hear from you. *NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY* Instagram/ meditation downloads/ online course: https://linktr.ee/popthatmumma Enjoying the pods? Feel free to buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee Please note, this podcast not a substitute for p ...
 
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Yoga | Birth | Babies

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Yoga | Birth | Babies

Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network

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Take ownership of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Join Deb Flashenberg as she dives into conversations with some of the world’s leading pregnancy, birth, yoga and baby experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant and insightful information that is helpful for people at all stages of parenting. These lively conversations will inform and entertain you as you embark on this new phase in your life. Deb is the founder and director of the Prenatal Y ...
 
A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural birth and pediatric care field sharing their wisdom about how to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Brought to you by the prenatal and pediatric specialists in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga, lactation and birth education at the Cap Wellness Center.
 
Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story Media™. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like? ...
 
Empowering & positive stories about birth with Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein sharing her in-depth knowledge about birth and brave women sharing their very personal stories. A podcast with women for women about the super power that resides in all of us. Support me in this mission of mine to let positive stories come to life by becoming my Patreon. Together we can change the narrative around birth! Go to Patreon and look for the podcast!
 
Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories! As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
 
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Doing It At Home

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Doing It At Home

Independent Podcast Network | Sarah and Matthew Bivens

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Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherh ...
 
The She Births® Show is a place that will inspire your birth, evolve your parenting and help you live a life you love. Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®, hosts a collection of conversations with special guests about better births, a philosophy of connected parenting and conscious, healthy living. Each season includes topics for not only parents and parents-to-be but fellow birth professionals. She Births® is a scientifically verified childbirth education program (BMJ, July 2016). It ...
 
Sleep Tight Stories produces for you two calming bedtime stories every week. Stories that promote wonder, creativity and fire young listeners’ imagination while helping them drift off to sleep with ease. They are just the perfect length, are safe for kids of all ages, and feature originals and classics that never grow old. Our stories add a little happily-ever-after to your bedtime routine. Sleep tight! Submit your story ideas at sleeptightstories.org/contact
 
How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn? I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped ...
 
Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health. Through solo shows and guest interviews you are going to get the best information on mom and baby wellness. Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including natural fertility, clean diet and necessary supplements, having a positive pregnancy experience, discovering alternative ...
 
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Fertile at 40 Podcast

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Fertile at 40 Podcast

The Meg Pearson Podcast: Fertile at 40!

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Meg is a mama on a mission. After health complications due to addiction & an eating disorder Meg was told she would never have kids. At 38 she naturally fell pregnant and the transition from maiden to mother was wrought with love, grief, excitement, & healing. After over 2 years TTC a 2nd baby, Meg is armed with tools & insight about fertility and pregnancy loss, and is a doula in training, yoga teacher and birth educator. Weekly unbiased convos with no BS approach to faith in fertility, con ...
 
A Pregnancy & Postnatal Podcast dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy, confident childbirth and strong recovery. In this podcast, we will cover the strategies to help you stay healthy and active during pregnancy, and confidently recover after childbirth, so that you can get back to your old (new) self, with a bubba by your side.You will find some amazing interviews with industry professionals covering breastfeeding with lactation consultants, childbirth with midwives and doctors, ...
 
Positive and empowering birth stories told to you by those who were there, alongside host Chloe. Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a c-section? What a home birth is like? What it's like to birth unassisted? We hear from a huge variety of people as to how they birthed their babies. The one thing they all have in common? Their births were empowered and positive. If you've listened and would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/birthstoriespod
 
We're exploring option from conception to childhood to help women take control of their fertility, birth experience, postpartum healing, and motherhood journey! This is a safe space for all parents to hear what the experts have to say and to hear from influencer parents and their take on parenthood! Join us for all things birth and parenthood for an empowering and educational walk with a birth and newborn expert and the found of Tranquility by HeHe Maternity Concierge, HeHe Stewart.
 
Drs. Sarah and Alicia answer common questions such as: I'm pregnant what do I do? are my symptoms in first trimester normal? What to expect for labour and delivery? How will I know about breastfeeding? How do I care for my newborn? She Found Motherhood aims to help take the anxiety out of pregnancy and the journey through childbirth to parenthood. We discuss the fourth trimester and how to care for your newborn. We discuss mental health in pregnancy and the postpartum period and how to navig ...
 
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Down to Birth

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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

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Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig once per week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. We have 30 years' experience between us and have served thousands of women and couples. Listen to the birth stories of our clients, listeners and celebrities, catch our expert-interviews, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes at DownToBirthShow.com. Follow us on Instagram at @downtobirths ...
 
In depth podcast and photo blog sharing birth stories, transformative journeys, people and information to better our understanding of the wise traditional wisdom of pregnancy and birth. Australia & worldwide this podcast shows the intimate and ancient patterns of our stories and how birth ultimately transforms us and those around. Dive in to our journeys and seek the rich wisdom of how birth can shape you. Teamed up with resources, photos and links to keep you informed and surrounded by a su ...
 
Preparing for birth can be overwhelming and many stories surrounding birth are scary. But the truth is, Birth is a NORMAL, NATURAL, and BEAUTIFUL event. This Built To Birth Podcast exists to share Mama's TRUE and POSITIVE birth stores to remind and inspire Mamas that they are BUILT TO BIRTH! I'm Bridget and I'm a childbirth educator, doula, and fellow mama and it's my passion to help women discover their strength and power in pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Birth is the beginning of a new ...
 
Your guide to pregnancy and gentle birth. Host Deborah Flowers is both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Professional Midwife at The Farm Community, internationally known as the home of Spiritual Midwifery. Co-host Ibu Robin Lim was recognized as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year for her work as the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic Birth Center and Clinic in Bali, Indonesia. Topics for Season 1 include Choosing a Care Provider, the Safety of Home Birth, Prenatal Care Not Prenatal Scare, and Bir ...
 
Unpopular opinion: A healthy mom and healthy baby are NOT enough. Why don't we pay attention to a mother's experience and perceptions of her birth enough? I'm an L&D nurse revealing insider secrets that you won't learn in your standard childbirth ed class. We explore every facet (from opposite extremes) of not just birth, but the experience of womanhood and childbearing. Along with women sharing their experiences vulnerably, a slew of experts gift us with knowledge we never thought we needed ...
 
The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
 
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I knew that my son, Hayden Beau was coming to me earlier than his due date. It was just a matter of how and when. As every baby does, he had his own plans on how he wanted to come earth-side. In this episode, Jesse and I share everything from when my water broke to holding him in the birth tub on his birthday. It was an emotional, painful, yet beau…
 
I love community birth stories. I think it’s fantastic to hear about a variety of different birth experiences, maybe something different than you’ve imagined or you had. It’s also a wonderful way for me to reconnect with our students and the community at PYC. In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I speak with new Mom, Hannah Weaver. There are…
 
Where do you feel most safe to give birth? Ultimately, that’s one of, if not the most important question to consider when it comes to your birth plan. When it came down to it, home was the answer for today’s guest, Porshe Turner. This was Porshe’s third pregnancy. Influenced by COVID-19 and circumstances related to it, Porshe and her husband Jeremy…
 
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 exp…
 
This is a difficult birth story episode. Molly experienced an induction before her due date, was denied an epidural at the hospital, and was denied the ability to get up and move around during labor despite having an uncomplicated pregnancy. One of Molly’s regrets is that she took her doctor’s advice to skip birth education and birth planning. Moll…
 
In today’s episode Chantelle shares her very rare experience with three ectopic pregnancies. It was an incredibly distressing year for her and her partner, Rowan, as they navigated the grief of multiple pregnancy losses while also dealing with medical complications. Chantelle lost both fallopian tubes but admits she felt relieved to have the opport…
 
In this weeks episode I share my chat with Kathleen who talks me through her two pregnancies and births. After Kathleen underwent cancer treatment she feared her fertility would be impacted but thankfully she concieved her little boy quite quickly. An uneventful pregnancy took a drastic turn of events as she was diagnosed with Pre-eclampsia. Her li…
 
Today's guest is Bailey Knight. Bailey is one of my students inside Calm Labor Confident Birth Class who joined our class in hope of having a more knowledgable & empowered second birth. Baliey's labor begins in the midst of a string of tornadoes that wreak havoc on the east coast. Here's a tidbit of our conversation: "My husband goes to take a show…
 
This week, we begin our journey throughout Appalachia in Floyd County, Virginia, home of Earl White. White is working to amplify the often-overlooked participation of Black musicians in old-time music. Then, we’ll travel back to the early 20th century, when nurse Mary Breckenridge launched a midwifery program in Eastern Kentucky. That program would…
 
Queer Visibility Series Story 3. In Part 2, AK and Steph talk about their shared birth story experiences from both birthing person and partner perspectives. Steph talks about SNS feeding after AK had some struggles. This story packs in a ton of advice on having doulas, surrendering to high blood pressure, enduring a 4 day long induction, and power …
 
The Birth of the Violet is a story that tells how Violets came to be. The fairies see a rainbow and are fascinated by all the colours. They realize that all the colours are in their garden except for the purple colour. The fairy artist decides she is going to try and make the colour to add to their garden. Will see be able to create the same colour…
 
April Teel shares with Adriana how her thoughtful preparation set the stage for her to have wonderful birth experiences at both a freestanding birth center (with a midwife) and a hospital (with a family practice doctor). She reflects on how what surprised her the most were the differences between the pushing stages— with one being managed, long, an…
 
Kayla and her husband, Grant, share about what mattered most when preparing for their first birth and how they are getting ready to meet this baby! Kayla openly shares about her struggle with and ultimate decision to become a mother. Her and Grant discuss the open communication that was so crucial for them prior to and during pregnancy. Kayla also …
 
This VBA2C birth story is with Jo, a mum of three. In this episode Jo openly shares the highs and lows as she navigates through the stages of motherhood and her journey and struggle with advocating for a VBA2C, all while in lockdown. She found a sense of empowerment once she succeeded with her VBA2C and hopes that her story can inspire other women …
 
HeHe sits down with Allison Carlson of The Good Birth. Allison is a mother of 2, a midwife apprentice, a childbirth doula, and the founder of The Good Birth. Her first birth was an induction resulting in a 19 hour labor within a hospital setting. Her second birth was a 39 minute labor and birth at home (accidentally a free birth)! I'm so excited to…
 
An inspiring hospital birth with Steph's third baby! if you'd like to message/ follow Steph you can reach her here: https://www.instagram.com/_sheefit/?hl=en Steph posts inspiring fitness posts, definitely give her a follow. I'd love to hear how you're finding the new birth story season. If you have a story to tell then get in touch via IG: @poptha…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, fellow mom Payton Bridges came on the show to share her incredible birth story. In the episode, you'll hear her tell that story about how they tried to keep her growing as long as possible, but that she ended up having an emergent c section at 26 weeks after lots of ups and downs. She explained how when s…
 
Continue listening to Tanya's account of her birth in the UK. Her emphasis on self-advocacy throughout is very inspiring! Click on this link to get a FREE diaper bag with your Dyper subscription. Cancel at any time and still keep the bag! Check out the Pelvic Pro and other pregnancy and postpartum support braces made by Braceability. Get 15% off yo…
 
In this week's episode we speak to western Sydney mum of two, Katelyn. Like so many of us in our first birth Katelyn just wanted to experience a physiological birth in a hospital setting, but ended up agreeing to an induction. Interestingly Katelyn intuitively felt that her induction was not medically necessary and there was a good chance she'd end…
 
Today I have my dear soul sister Meg Sylvester back on the show, this time to talk about her real life birth stories! If you don’t know who Meg is yet, go back and listen to Episodes 7 & 26 of the show, where you learn all about Meg's mission in the world and also you can hear my interview on her podcast “Manifest Miracles”. Today we chat about wha…
 
Yvonne Strahovski is the Emmy-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden-Globe-nominated actress whose voice you may recognize as the stoic Serena Joy Waterford from The Handmaid's Tale. She is the mother of a toddler and newborn, with starkly different birth stories to share. During Yvonne's first pregnancy, she felt an intuitive pull toward birthi…
 
On today's podcast, we're going to talk with EBB Childbirth Class graduates, Samantha Parker and Justin Fontaine, about their exciting hospital water birth story. Samantha Parker (she/her) is an environmental scientist with the State of California and an avid runner. Samantha’s husband, Justin Fontaine (he/him) is a principal systems engineer and a…
 
Today, Karly shares with us her special pregnancy and birth story which, despite feeling generally ‘smooth,’ left her with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG, also known as prolonged and severe morning sickness) and an irritable uterus. She also speaks candidly about her struggles with mental health in early pregnancy, through pregnancy loss and into postp…
 
Today’s podcast is a beautiful story of love, magic, loss and ecstasy. Lauren Godfrey-Love and Lauren Fitzgerald-Love, both meditation teachers, share the story of their daughter’s birth, Goldie and all the moments that led up to her arrival. This is much more than a birth story. We talk about conceiving during COVID across multiple borders with a …
 
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