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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.
 
The Homebirth Midwife podcast is hosted by Sarah McClure, CPM, LDM, LM and Charli Zarosinski, CPM, LDM, LM, founders and primary midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery, a homebirth practice in Oregon and Washington. They are experts on all things related to natural pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Each week the podcast delves into the topics you want to know about regarding your pregnancy and birth.
 
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? ...
 
The Bellies to BirthCast will guide you through the pinnacles and pitfalls of pregnancy and natural childbirth with expert interviews, helpful tips and inspirational stories spanning birth beyond the basics, homebirth, VBAC, waterbirth, cultural childbirth practices, new baby care, breastfeeding, and more so you can make informed decisions for your family. We invite you to join us for an empowering experience. www.GivingBirthNaturally.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the education and information about pregnancy and birth, as well as labor and delivery options available in Canada primarily, but also across the world. Midwifery is quickly becoming a new standard for care, and many moms-to-be have lots of questions and concerns. We're here to help sift through the information and deliver it to you in one convenient place.
 
At GentleBirth we believe that a positive birth comes in many forms - and it's always defined by Mom. We've combined brain science, birth science and technology using the GentleBirth App to help you 'train your brain' for a positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. Each day of your pregnancy and postpartum period the GentleBirth App will recommend simple but effective mindfulness techniques, hypnosis, breathing techniques and affirmations for you and your partner to build confidenc ...
 
Birth. It is everywhere. Literally. Every day with each birth there are new stories to be told, wisdom to be shared and knowledge to be learned. Elizabeth Bachner sees birth in a unique way: As life lessons that help us grow as spiritual beings having human experiences. Childbirth is her prose, her jam, and her calling. We are your safe space for the sharing of those experiences from all different perspectives and many walks of life. Through curious conversation and storytelling, there is al ...
 
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Lisa Taylor - Birth Matters NYC Childbirth Education & Labor Support

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The Birth Matters podcast is here to lessen your overwhelm on the journey into parenthood by equipping you on all things birth, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & parenting. We'll interview parents about their experiences & birth pros on their expertise so that you can have an empowering, CONFIDENT journey into parenthood!
 
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In this episode, Heidi is live on Fireside with Kelly (no editing) and talking all about fertility, IUI, unexpected twins, and her birth plan. She teaches us step by step how she planned and prepared and advocated for an unmedicated twin vaginal delivery. And then....they came 3.5 hours apart from each other. She moved her body and labored each one…
 
This week I am chatting about a planned wait and see attitude birth with a birthing person who opted for an epidural at 8 cm dilated and a planned unmedicated birth who experienced PROM and needed a little push to get her labor going naturally. Both were beautiful, non-traumatic, low-stress, low intervention births. And, that is my forte! I hope th…
 
In this first episode of the year, I chat to Kate @katebloomdoula who shares the beautiful story of her two pregnancies, including her recent twin vaginal birth. Her first pregnancy ignited her passion for pregnancy and birth and after a positive and empowered experience, she trained as a birth and postpartum doula. Her intuition was undeniably str…
 
If you didn't catch episode 94 with Jenna- start there! In this episode, Jenna catches us up on life and her 2nd birth story.....but did the midwife make it is the real question? Don't forget to join Birth Story Academy TODAY and let Heidi be your virtual doula through your premier online, self-paced, childbirth education. BirthStory.com…
 
In this episode, Heidi shares about her rough week of advocacy as a doula and where the breakdown all began....when clients choose the wrong provider. Heidi walks through how to know if you are birthing with the right provider, what questions to ask to make sure, and what to do if you feel like your provider might be tolerant of but not supportive …
 
In today’s episode, I interview Jodi Wilson. Jodi shares the pregnancies and births of her four children. As a yoga teacher and childbirth educator, Jodi brings a beautiful perspective to her interview. She even shares some breathing techniques and tools she used in her births. Whilst each of Jodi’s births was drug-free and under the care of midwiv…
 
Meet Caity- a mum from Australia and you can follow her on Instagram @living.the.abundant.way In this episode she shares about a surprising double cleft palates and left cleft lip diagnoses with her son. When she felt like her whole world was crashing, she pulled herself into a very positive place and tells us how in this birth story. Caity pumped …
 
Hey! I just got back from Disney and I wrote a special episode on how I navigated two parks and never waited in a single line! These are my best tips for 1. Safety 2. Eating on the go 3. Staying Comfortable 4. Staying Hydrating 5. Staying Cool 6. Limiting Exhaustion 7. Making memories to last a lifetime! XOXO Heidi PS Don't forget to enroll in Birt…
 
In this episode, I chat with Tiffany from Santa Rose California about her unexpected pregnancy, her passion and love for all things birth, her work at a birth center and prepping for an unmedicated birth at a birth center as a single person. Her story also takes a twist when she gets appendicitis at 16 weeks. Looking for a unique and fun online chi…
 
To download the free guides to packing a hospital bag visit BirthStory.com and click on "the workbook" to find all of Heidi's free guides for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and newborn care. As you prepare for your birth, Heidi recommends considering cord blood and tissue banking with ANJAHEALTH.COMBy Heidi Snyderburn
 
Heidi shares about her experiences with Herpes personally and professionally as a doula and what everyone needs to know about Herpes during their pregnancy and how to not spread it to your infant during childbirth. Cordblood and tissue banking with Anjahealth.com Join Birth Story Academy at BirthStory.com…
 
In this episode Heidi chats with Katie and Collin about her upcoming tubal ligation and the many questions that it elicited....like where does the sperm go if you have a hysterectomy? Where do your eggs go if you have a tubal ligation and disconnect your ovary from the uterus? Are the ovaries anchored to anything if the tubes are removed? What does…
 
This episode comes to you RAW and unedited. I am 3 days post op from a mommy makeover plastic surgery breast reduction (episode coming) and had to get this story out to you! I talk about my client NB and going to 42 weeks, what prodromal labor was like and how she managed unmedicated through 11 days of it on and off. I reference the midwives brew. …
 
In today’s episode, I interview Lauren and her mother-in-law, Donna. Lauren has MRKH syndrome and was born without a uterus so she knew from a young age that her fertility journey would be challenging. After going through IVF to retrieve and fertilise her eggs, Lauren handed her pregnancy journey over to Donna who, at the age of 50, carried Lauren’…
 
Heidi borrows this incredible episode from The Birth Ease Podcast https://www.birtheaseservices.com/podcast all about hypnobirthing. Michelle Smith is a leading expert in the field of hypnobirthing. She is the primary hypnobirthing consultant for Heidi's private doula practice. This episode tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the pra…
 
In this episode I talk about how 80% of pregnant persons report wanting to have an unmedicated birth in the US, yet 60-90% get an epidural (state dependent stats). So, even if an epidural isn't on your birth plan, you need to know about epidurals just in case you have a change of plans. If you are planning on one anyway, this is a quick guide. You …
 
In today’s episode, I interview Leah about her third birth; an unplanned homebirth. Leah shared her first two births in episode 162 and I highly recommend listening as she details her infertility and IVF experience as well as her traumatic second birth which led to a PTSD diagnosis. For her third pregnancy, she consciously immersed herself in birth…
 
In today’s episode I chat to Theresa who speaks at length about the traditional Chinese period of confinement after birth, often referred to as the golden month. She had a private obstetrician for her first pregnancy and after induction of labour, she birthed via emergency caesarean. In her second and third pregnancies she chose midwifery care in t…
 
I decided for the Thanksgiving holiday and the anxiety that surrounds travel, family, overeating, and well everything really, to bring you calming Birth Affirmations from Michelle Smith of Birth Ease (www.birtheaseservices.com) . Please listen to them over and over whenever you need 8 minutes to float away. XOXO- Heidi…
 
In this episode I reflect on how we often make birth more complicated than it actually is....and the 3 times in my career the babies came so quickly that I had to help out. I talk about the rare precipitous labor (less than 4 hours) compared to normal long labors around 24 hours for a first time birthing person and 8-14 for a multip. Enjoy! XOXO He…
 
Today Zoë Foster Blake shares with us her two pregnancies and births of her son Sonny and daughter Rudy. Zoë openly details all the uncomfortable and confronting parts of her pregnancy and early parenting experiences, including having osteitis pubis (a fractured and inflamed pubis), gestational diabetes and nine excruciating bouts of mastitis. I kn…
 
Heidi chats with Kjirsten all about cholestasis and the warning signs of normal vs. not normal itching, miscarriage, getting pregnant after a miscarriage and good epidurals! Kjirsten is the CEO of Teeny Talkers and focuses on helping get your littles talking. You can find her online course at www.teenytalkers.com and follow her on IG at instagram.c…
 
Episode 100!!!!! Whoop! In this short episode, I talk about vaginal discharge at the end of pregnancy and how to tell the difference between amniotic fluid, vaginal discharge, and urine and why everyone calls me at 2 am and thinks their water has broken. Then, I share all about pooping, how its a warning sign for impending labor and how one of my c…
 
In today’s episode I chat to Libby who shares her homebirth story. Based in Governors Bay in New Zealand, Libby introduces herself in Maori and English and talks about her choice to have a termination. At the time termination was still listed under the crimes act and her treatment in the hospital system reflected that. A profound period of grief fo…
 
Heidi ran into this amazing book "The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People" in White Fish, Montana at a small gift shop www.meriwether.love and hunted down the author Jordan Reid of RamShackleGlam.com. Jordan shares her birth stories and talks about the realities of the entertainment industry, divorce, and the thick of parenting. Hear Jordan's…
 
In today’s episode, I chat to Sammi and her partner, Lachlan, about their first pregnancy and birth. They immersed themselves in preparation and even though they planned for an intervention-free birth, they attended both hospital and hypnobirthing classes as well as a breastfeeding course so they were across all possible birth and postpartum experi…
 
This is the very first Tuesday episode of the Birth Story Podcast-Doula Diaries. In this episode, Heidi teaches all about the fetal ejection reflex and shares learnings from her most recent birth with Brooke....who labored at Heidi's house to avoid a car baby. As promised, the midwives brew: 2 tablespoons castor oil, 2 tablespoons almond butter, 1 …
 
In today’s episode I chat to writer and new mum, Maggie Kelly who shares her home-turned- hospital birth story. She was 30 weeks when she decided to plan a homebirth and found support and wisdom in her local independent midwives. At 41+3 she lost her mucous plus but also noticed that her baby’s movements had significantly slowed - an immediate red …
 
Doula Andrea Hausheer of Barcelona, shares all about partner tips so this is one episode not to miss listening to with your partner. She was pregnant across 4 continents, is a doula, and gave birth at a birth center in Switzerland. You can find her at https://www.birthprepcourse.com/By Heidi Snyderburn
 
Learn more about an important blood test you may not have been offered in pregnancy and why requesting it can empower you to optimize your health during pregnancy as well as stack the odds in your favor of having a more positive birth and postpartum.By Avril Flynn
 
In today’s episode and in honour of #HomebirthAwarenessWeek, I chat to Jerusha Sutton about her two home births and her work as a doula and birth photographer. Eloquent and educated, Jerusha tells a beautiful story of pregnancy and birth and emphasises the importance of trusted and supportive midwives and doulas in the birth space. She also talks a…
 
Ash London speaks really openly as a first time mum about her fears and anxieties in pregnancy and postpartum. Ash had to go off anxiety medication when she conceived and she was expecting her symptoms to exacerbate with pregnancy hormones but the opposite was true; she enjoyed a very calm and instinctual pregnancy. She practised yoga and meditatio…
 
In today’s episode and in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I talk to Paige who was diagnosed with breast cancer when her first baby was nine months old. Paige has the BRCA1 gene and following six months of chemotherapy she chose to have a double mastectomy without reconstruction. Upon completing three rounds of radiation, Paige’s pathology …
 
Join me today for a conversation with my sister, Hilary. She recently gave birth to her daughter, Rhoda, and I was in the birth centre from the moment her waters broke. It was the first birth I’ve ever attended and such a precious experience (although I think it confirmed that I wouldn’t be the best doula). I had a few roles on the day: support sis…
 
A shoulder dystocia is one of the most commonly managed obstetrical emergencies. Midwives are experts on how to be on the lookout for a shoulder dystocia that could be coming and how to manage it well in the home setting. Even when a shoulder dystocia occurs at home, trained midwives have good and healthy outcomes, and you can learn all about why i…
 
In today’s episode Abby bravely shares her journey with infertility. Abby was diagnosed with endometriosis at 17 but it wasn’t until she was in her early thirties that she started actively trying to fall pregnant. Her egg count and quality was excellent but her endometriosis posed significant complications. Abby takes us through the physical and em…
 
more show notes coming Jenna walks Heidi through her passion of healthy living with her brand Raised on Plants. She describes training for her birth by first prepping for fertility and pregnancy with her nutrition. At 42 weeks she was booted from the birth center and sent to the hospital for an induction. But, she was able to labor on her own, unme…
 
In today’s episode, I chat to Emma @emmaisaacs for the second time (you can hear all about her first five births in episode 73). Today she shares the story of her home birth in LA when the pandemic was at its peak and the Black Lives Matter riots could be heard from her house. She made the decision to live stream the final hours of her labour on In…
 
Today’s episode is different from most because Em didn’t realise she was pregnant until she birthed her baby. After going to her GP in January complaining of abdominal bloating, she was encouraged to limit fast foods and take a multivitamin. A month later she was told that she was experiencing bloating due to stress. In early April, after working a…
 
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