The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

By Bryn Huntpalmer

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Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, and postpartum; if you're a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from people willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.

Episode Date
628| Positive Induction Birth Experience with Failed Epidural - Avery Shears
59:34

Avery shares her birth story and discusses the upsides of having her birth and postpartum plans go awry.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Ergobaby. Visit ergobaby.com to learn about Everlove by Ergobaby, a first of its kind baby carrier buy-back and resale program.

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Oct 21, 2021
627| Breastfeeding Struggles Lead to Founding Nest Collaborative - Amanda Gorman
44:09

Amanda shares her birth story and discusses the postpartum struggles that led to her founding Nest Collaborative.

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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Oct 19, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip Tyson Oberndorfer
04:22

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

Oct 18, 2021
626| Unexplained Infertility, Twin Pregnancy, ICP, & Cesarean Birth + PPD Discussion - Gisselle Topham
36:44

After over 4 years of dealing with infertility, Gisselle and her husband, Lynneric, found out they were pregnant due to an IUI.

This episode is sponsored by Wumblekin. Visit wumblekin.com to order or subscribe and get 15% off your first box by using promo code BIRTHHOUR.

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Oct 14, 2021
625| Epidural-free Hospital Birth with Nitrous Oxide + NICU Stay in the UK - Poppy Child
01:00:47

Poppy shares her birth story and discusses a five-day NICU stay postpartum.

This episode is sponsored by Essembly, Head to esemblybaby.com to learn more. And use code BirthHour15 for 15% off your first order. Also available on Amazon and Target.com.

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Oct 12, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - Nathan Whitmer
06:03

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

Oct 10, 2021
624| IUI, Plus Size Pregnancy, & Epidural Hospital Birth - Makayla Field
52:46

Makayla shares her conception journey and birth story.

Today's episode is sponsored by Aeroflow. Use the promo code “TBH15” in their online shop for 15% off all supplies and accessories.

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Oct 07, 2021
623| Stillbirth, Pregnancy After Loss & Supporting Other Loss Parents - Lindsey Henke
01:07:35

Lindsey Henke is the founder and Executive Director of Pregnancy After Loss Support, a writer, clinical social worker, wife, and most importantly a mother of two beautiful daughters and one sweet-smiling little boy. Tragically, her oldest daughter, Nora was stillborn after a healthy full-term pregnancy in December of 2012.

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Listen to this episode for a special coupon code to use at kindredbravely.com

Support The Birth Hour at https://patreon.com/birthhour

Oct 05, 2021
Partner Podcast Preview Clip - David Arrell
06:36

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

Oct 01, 2021
622| Infertility, IVF, Two Hospital Births & PPD Discussion - Chloe Melas
52:13

Chloe shares two birth stories and discusses infertility, using IVF, and postpartum depression.

This episode is sponsored by Seven Starling (sevenstarling.com), a new kind of digital membership designed to help you find your way through pregnancy and parenthood.

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Sep 30, 2021
621| Loss, Failed IVF Cycles, & then Getting Pregnant Naturally During Covid - Angela Fong
58:02

Angela shares her birth story, discusses her journey with infertility, and also shares about losing her baby late in her second trimester.

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Sep 28, 2021
620| Homebirth Transfer and Recovery from 4th Degree Tear - Carolyn Schulte
01:04:07

Carolyn shares her birth story and discusses her postpartum recovery challenges.

Today's episode is sponsored by Esembly, a new diapering system for sustainability. Head to esemblybaby.com and use code BirthHour15 for 15% off your first order.

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Sep 23, 2021
619| Induced at 35 Weeks for Preeclampsia + Postpartum Preeclampsia - Lana Chavez
39:45

Lana shares her birth story and discusses postpartum preeclampsia.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Ergobaby. Visit ergobaby.com to learn about Everlove by Ergobaby, a first of its kind baby carrier buy-back and resale program.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time

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Sep 21, 2021
618| Birth in Saudi Arabia, Part 2: Unmedicated Hospital birth vs Cesarean & Healing Diastasis Recti Postpartum - Zahra Alawami
45:16

In Part 2, Zahra picks up with her first postpartum story and shares her second birth story, a cesarean section.

This episode is sponsored by Wumblekin. Get 15% off your first box by using promo code BIRTHHOUR at checkout. Visit wumblekin.com to order or subscribe, today!

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Sep 16, 2021
617| Birth in Saudi Arabia, Part 1: Unmedicated Hospital birth vs Cesarean & Healing Diastasis Recti Postpartum - Zahra Alawami
55:58

Zahra shares her unmedicated hospital birth story in this first of two episodes.

This episode is sponsored by Motif Medical. Discover how you can get a breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

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Sep 14, 2021
616| Precipitous Unmedicated Hospital Birth at 36 Weeks - Daniela Hoag
30:46

Daniela shares her birth story and discusses diaphragmatic breathing.

Today's episode is sponsored by Aeroflow. Go to aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour and use the promo code “TBH15” for 15% off all supplies and accessories.

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Sep 09, 2021
615| Pitocin, Induction, Epidural Birth Story After Infertility - Beth Belt [Encore]
52:17

Beth shares her birth story and discusses her journey to conceive.

This episode is sponsored by Babylist. Start your registry today at babylist.com to be eligible for a free Hello Baby Box of goodies worth over $100 while boxes last.

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Sep 07, 2021
614| Gestational Hypertension Emergency Induction + NYC Birth During Covid - Ashley Espejo
48:42

Ashley shares her two birth stories.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Kindred Bravely. Listen to this episode for a special coupon code to use at kindredbravely.com!

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Sep 02, 2021
613| Preeclampsia, Long Failed Induction and Emergency C-section - Cara Grudziak
55:01

Cara shares her birth story and discusses being pregnant during med school and COVID.

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Aug 26, 2021
612| Full Spectrum Family Medicine Doctor Shares Hospital and Home Birth Stories - Lisa Stout
54:39

Lisa shares her hospital and home birth stories.

This episode is sponsored by Esembly- a new diapering system for sustainability. Head to esemblybaby.com to learn more. And use code BirthHour15 for 15% off your first order.

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Aug 24, 2021
611| Positive Homebirth Birth Story After Two Miscarriages - Alyssa Blask Campbell
01:02:59

Alyssa, founder of Seed & Sew, shares her birth story.

This episode is sponsored by Ergobaby. Visit ergobaby.com to shop their broad range of award winning products.

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Aug 19, 2021
Rhea Dempsey Expert Interview Preview
06:17

To hear the full episode, subscribe at patreon.com/birthhour!

Rhea Dempsey is a childbirth educator, speaker, counselor and birth attendant (doula) with experience at over one thousand births. In this conversation, we discuss reframing the way we think about birth with an emphasis on what Rhea refers to as the 'crises of confidence' among laboring people and how our culture doesn't support us through those moments. Rhea also makes a unique argument for why you need a birth plan. Plus, lots more!

Aug 18, 2021
610| Unmedicated Birth Center Birth with Marathon Runner + PPD Discussion - Sarah Crouch
01:07:16

Sarah shares her birth story, and discusses what the body is capable of and the power of motherhood.

This episode is sponsored by Motif Medical. See how you can get a breast pump, like Motif's Luna, covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

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Aug 17, 2021
609| 34 Week Delivery + Challenging Postpartum Physically & Emotionally - Natalia Hurt
54:35

Natalia shares her birth story and her physically and emotionally challenging postpartum.

This episode is sponsored by Wumblekin. Get 15% off your first box at wumblekin.com by using promo code BIRTHHOUR at checkout.

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Aug 12, 2021
608| PPROM Medevac Birth and NICU Story in Alaska + PPD - Monica Giannulis
58:22

Monica shares her birth story and discusses being medevaced at 33 weeks.

This episode is sponsored by Aeroflow. Go to the Aeroflow Breastpumps website and fill out their free and easy Qualify Through Insurance form. Be sure to go to aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour so they will know we sent you! Bonus — use the promo code “TBH15” in their online shop for 15% off all supplies and accessories.

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Aug 10, 2021
607| Beautiful, Redeeming Birth Story After Difficult Pregnancy - Joelle Hamilton
33:43

Joelle shares her birth story and discusses transferring from a home birth practice to a midwife-led OB/GYN practice at 35 weeks.

Today's sponsor is Babylist. Start your registry today to be eligible for a free Hello Baby Box of goodies for baby worth over $100 while boxes last.

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Aug 05, 2021
606| Emergency Cesarean after Reduction in Fetal Movement + NICU Stay - Lottie O'Sullivan
50:09

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

Today's sponsor is Kindred Bravely. Listen to this episode for a special coupon code to use at kindredbravely.com

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

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

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

Angela shares her pregnancy and birth stories.

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

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

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

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

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

Hadar shares her gentle cesarean birth story.

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

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

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

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

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

Lauren shares her two, unmedicated hospital birth stories.

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

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

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

Aubrey shares her waterbirth story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Today's sponsor: Brightside.com/birthhour

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

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

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

Camilla shares three birth stories and discusses postpartum during covid.

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

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

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

Sarah shares her empowering hospital birth story.

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

Shauna shares her two very different hospital birth stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

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

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

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

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

This episode is sponsored by Baby Cube. For a limited time, BabyCube is offering 20% off to birth hour listeners with the coupon code BIRTHHOUR20 at babycubeglobal.com

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

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

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

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

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

We are so appreciative of your support!

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

Brittany shares her two birth stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria shares her three birth stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kayla shares her the story of her unmedicated hospital birth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hannah shares her birth stories and struggles breastfeeding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah shares her birth and postpartum stories.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb 04, 2021