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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.
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Evidence Based Birth®

Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN

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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!
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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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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.
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In this podcast we will share powerful journeys of birth givers with the goals of lifting the veil on the birth experience, healing through sharing, and beginning an open conversation to strengthen trust and promote transparency between birthing people and health care providers. Contact me at: birthjourneysRN@gmail.com
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Birth Matters

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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Birth As We Know It ™️ is a podcast that is dedicated to recognizing the many different ways that birth unfolds. You will hear birth stories and experiences from the perspective of the storyteller. That includes birthing people, partners, providers, birth workers, and more! This podcast was created to be a place where people can learn more about pregnancy and birth, all while hearing about what really happens in the birth space.
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Let’s explore the amazing world of birth together! Listen for inspiring birth stories and intriguing teachings to expand your knowledge surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and postpartum life. Each soul-stirring episode is full of heart, passion, and practicality. Join me in this diverse mix of teachings and interviews with real moms and professional birth workers as we seek to more fully understand how God has designed early motherhood and the beginning of life!
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Birth Choices

Alice Godfree and Elysia Hansen

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The Birth Choices podcast uncovers the choices available to you in pregnancy and birth. By showcasing personal stories of birth choices — interviewing women and birthing people about how they chose and experienced their model of care, and speaking with experts in each of these domains, we aim to leave you feeling informed, able to make autonomous decisions, and ultimately confident in your innate ability to birth. https://www.instagram.com/birthchoices_
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My name is Care Messer, I’m an entrepreneur, childbirth educator birth and postpartum doula and the mom of two girls. Birth stories begin before your baby is even conceived and we’re here to talk about it. Join Ashley & I as we create discussions around connection, finding and using your voice and of course, birth stories! We will release an episode each week so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a second!
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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.
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Birthing Instincts

Dr. Stuart Fischbein + Midwife Blyss Young

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The birth world can be overwhelming for parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Midwife Blyss Young and their combined 55+ years of experience are here to support you in this beautiful rite of passage.Join the weekly conversation as we blend wisdom and humor in discussing our recent births, the latest research, traditional healing, and instinctual birth.
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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 parenting experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant, insightful and evidence based 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 direc ...
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Bearing Birth

Bearing Birth Podcast

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A birth story podcast highlighting the emotional impact of birth, the immediate postpartum period, and the years beyond. Hosted by Jordan Monir, a postpartum doula and Sophie Holliday, a perinatal mental health therapist. Jordan and Sophie aim to provide a platform for those who have experienced or supported childbirth in sharing their unique story. Both fierce advocates of mental health and community support, Jordan and Sophie attempt to reduce the stigma of openly discussing the challenges ...
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The Golden Hour Birth Podcast

The Golden Hour Birth Podcast

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Join Liz and Natalie, two average Midwest moms having authentic conversations surrounding birth stories. We're here to laugh with you, cry with you, and hold space for you while normalizing all of the unknowns that have caused us to pivot through this empowering journey through parenthood!
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A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood. Instagram: @positivebirthaustralia
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I'm Poppy! So excited to have you here :) I'm a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner, doula and mum from London. I speak about pregnancy, birth and motherhood. https://www.hypnobirthing-positive-birth.com/popthatmummmalinks Enjoying the pods? Feel free to buy me a hot chocolate https://www.buymeacoffee Please note, this podcast not a substitute for professional medical advice.
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Birth, Baby!

Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly

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Welcome to Birth, Baby!, your go-to podcast hosted by Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly, seasoned birth doulas and childbirth educators from Austin, Texas. Join us as we navigate the intricate journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care, offering invaluable insights and expert advice. Through candid interviews, personal anecdotes, and evidence-backed content, we aim to empower families with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Whether you're seeking guidance on prenat ...
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The birth-ed podcast

Megan Rossiter, birth-ed

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Bringing you the information you thought you'd get in your antenatal appointments, but didnt. The birth-ed podcast opens up conversations about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenthood, with the World's leading women's health & parenting experts- from Midwives to Obstetricians, Doulas to Activists. Host and founder of birth-ed, Megan Rossiter is your warm guide, a gentle holding hand through these vulnerable moments of pregnancy, birth and parenting. If you want to feel safe, nurtured ...
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Birth Becomes You

Birth Becomes You - Monet Moutrie and Jennifer Mason

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Birth Becomes You - education and community for birth photographers with hosts Monet Moutrie and Jennifer Mason. We believe in a world where birth is visible. Where shame is absent, fear is translated to power, and each individual’s experience is honored as valid. Access comprehensive courses and resources to grow your birth business here, in our social communities, and at birthbecomesyou.com.
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AIM for Safer Birth

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

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Join us as we dive deeper into the rising severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality rates in the United States through a data-driven, quality improvement lens. Each episode will foster discussion with those committed to improving maternal health outcomes and saving lives.
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Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses

Bundle Birth, A Nursing Corporation

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Two Labor and Delivery nurses changing the game in Obstetrics, one nurse and one patient at a time. Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses is meant to fill the cups of L&D nurses and birth workers all over the world. Sarah and Justine share stories, research, and life in order to bring some happy to your hour. Join us once a week as we continue to change the game together!
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Join host Maryn Green, autonomous midwife of many years, for all things radical birth, midwifery and mothering related. For more info, go to indiebirth.org. To listen to past episodes visit https://indiebirth.org/podcastarchive/
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The Natural Birth Podcast

Anna The Spiritual Midwitch

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The Natural Birth Podcast is here to bring Embodied Birth Wisdom from Women from All over the World sharing their Natural & Empowering Birth Stories, with the aim to Inspire and Encourage Mamas to Believe in their Bodies and in the Natural Birth Process. Visit Anna and find out about all her offerings in the world at www.sacredbirthinternational.com Follow The Podcast on Instagram @thenaturalbirthpodcast Patreon patreon.com/thenaturalbirthpodcast
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Everything '80s

Jamie Logie / Curiouscast

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Everything 80s is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about a decade like no other. Join host Jamie Logie as he takes you on a dizzying journey through topics like Transformers the birth of Apple Computers and the format war of VHS vs BETA! Great Scott! Jump into your Delorean as we travel back in time to the 1980s!
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Birth Boot Camp Podcast

Hollie, Cheryl, Liana & Megan

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Welcome to the Birth Boot Camp® Podcast, where every birth story is a celebration waiting to be shared, every family journey is honored, and every listener finds inspiration and support. Are you eagerly anticipating the arrival of a new baby? Or perhaps you're a doula or childbirth educator, seeking new insights and perspectives to enrich your practice? Maybe you're simply curious about the miraculous journey of pregnancy and birth? Whatever your reason for tuning in, you've found your commu ...
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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 love to help mothers just ...
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MyMaine Birth

Angela Laferriere

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MyMaine Birth is a space where we share the real life stories of families and their unique birth experiences in the beautiful state of Maine. From our state's biggest hospitals to Birth Center Births, and home births, every birth story deserves to be heard and celebrated. Whether you are a soon to be mom, a seasoned mother, or simply interested in the world of birth, these episodes are for you. As part of my commitment to capturing these incredible moments, as a certified Maine birth photogr ...
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Twisted Sisterhood

Twisted Sisterhood

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A podcast for birth moms, by birth moms. Ashley Mitchell and Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard have a decade between their adoption placements. They address raw and real emotions and experiences, and have other birth mom guests on the show to join in on the conversation.
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The purpose of this podcast is to provide resources for women in Business and Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs who are looking for inspiration, guidance, support and tips on how start a business and turn their vision or idea into a successful Profitable business. You'll hear candid interviews with trailblazing women every week. They will share what it takes to have a long-lasting business while living life on their own terms and overcoming personal and professional setbacks.
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You're not alone on this journey, be it trying to conceive, pregnant, postpartum or wanting to relate to your own children who are now giving birth we have got a story for you. Your host Jordyn talks to Kiwi families about their experiences and brings us all together as a community, let's laugh, cry and celebrate together. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Midwives' Cauldron

Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed

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Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater ci ...
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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 ...
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A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and ...
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Life After Birth with Yara Heary

Yara Heary - Perinatal Psychologist | Educator | Speaker

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Life after birth is a podcast hosted by me; mother, psychologist and coach, Yara Heary. This is where I'll talk to women about their complex experiences of being a mother. You'll find me talking to experts but not how you've heard them talk before. I'll be asking them about their experiences behind their expertise - who were they before a mother, how has it changed them, and who have they become.
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Hosted by Elsie. Homebirth mama x2, mental health nurse, and an ex-student midwife that still has a strong passion for birth and supporting women. Sharing stories from births at home around Australia. Using the power of story telling, this podcast will hopefully empower, inspire, and motivate.
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The Mindful Womb Podcast

Clara O'Rourke - Clear Light Birth

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The Mindful Womb podcast will help you apply the principles of mindfulness, science, and the sacred womb so you can feel less stressed and easily welcome your changing reality (and body) through life’s transitions like conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenthood. Host Clara O’Rourke (she/her), certified doula and childbirth educator, brings you actionable strategies, mindfulness tips, pregnancy and birth facts, authentic truths, and inspirational stories that can help you harnes ...
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**TOP 1.5% RANKED PODCAST** Hi! I’m Aly McClain. Bible-believing Christian, Wife of 10 years, Mama to 4, Homemaker, Registered Nurse and Homebirth Coach. I’ve been in the birth world for 7 years and 5 of those years have been helping women prepare for and experience a peaceful birth. After having a traumatic and unexpected ”emergency” c-section I started learning about physiological birth. Despite a diagnosis of low-lying placenta I went on to have a beautiful pain-free water birth at home. ...
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We’ve all heard horror stories about postpartum right? The lack of sleep, the emotional upheaval, the totally new role you’re stepping into. Well today my guest came on the show to share her wisdom around preparing for postpartum holistically. We get real and honest about the trials but how some mindset shifts can help you reduce the shame, overwhe…
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Links: Mountain Meadow Herbs - use code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off and free shipping on your first order! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - use code 100OFF for $100 off Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! (Listen to the Partner Podcast collection here as well at the co-producer level!…
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This is a profoundly important episode for any new parent navigating sleep challenges with their baby. Helen is a mother of three and trauma-informed midwife who shares her experience of baby loss and PTSD. She acknowledges that her trauma has coloured her postpartum experience with her third baby and while the initial months were quite textbook wh…
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Join us for this heartwarming episode all about the magical "golden hour" right after birth. We talk all about why this precious time is so important for bonding with your baby and getting breastfeeding off to a great start. You'll hear some of our personal stories and practical tips on creating a peaceful environment, from keeping the lights low t…
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HeHe is joined with Kayleigh Summers, or The Birth Trauma Mama, to discuss a rare but serious pregnancy complication known as Amniotic Fluid Embolism. This episode dives into what causes AFE, the signs & symptoms plus what Kayleigh's healing process looked like after her experience. You will also hear questions and discussions to have with your pro…
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A special treat today as Blyss and Dr. Stu chat with author, former midwife and wise woman, Rachel Reed, on reclaiming physiologic childbirth for those willing to listen. She recounts a bit of the history of what happened to diminish midwives, the original birth-keepers, and the medicalized takeover by those with no connection to tradition. She rem…
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The importance of self-advocacy in a business-oriented healthcare system cannot be stressed enough. Our discussion today aims to help parents understand they are empowered already as expectant families to choose a supportive care provider and navigate the healthcare system confidently. I feel like so many childbirth educators talk ad nauseum about …
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Dr. Liz Nutter, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 20 years of nursing and healthcare leadership experience, is bringing her expertise as a board-certified nurse midwife and national expert in waterbirth and hydrotherapy evidence-based practice. Dr. Nutter shares her journey from serving in the United States Army to becoming an assistant profes…
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Today we’re going beyond the birth plan to talk about birth principles! Although a well-crafted birth plan can be a powerful tool, more often than not they're formulaic, and outcome-focused nature can give a false illusion of control, and even elicit eye rolls from jaded caregivers. Jessie Harrold shares with Adriana how your efforts may be better …
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"Welcome, visionaries, and aspiring entreprenuers, to another inspiring episode of “Birth Your Vision” the podcast that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their dreams into thriving business. Today, we're delving into a foundational topic: 'Recognizing Your Vision.' Inside each of us lies a vision waiting to be realized. It might be a spa…
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Send Kiona a Text Message! In this episode, Tessa and Jeff share their conception journey with IVF and talk about the two birth stories of their daughters Maisie and Rosie. Let’s just say that both ended up being accidentally unassisted because Tessa utilized hypnobirthing techniques. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes on…
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Today, we have a community birth story that will literally take you on a wild ride. In just one short but juicy hour, you’ll find an illustration of pregnancy over 40, preparation for birth from a yoga teacher perspective, and multiple twists and turns in a birth story. Today’s Yoga| Birth| Babies, I have with me Renata DiBiase. Renata is a book de…
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On today’s episode, we hear the positive hospital birth story shared by Alex. As an aesthetic nurse familiar with private hospital settings, Alex decided she felt most comfortable with a private OB care model. After finding an OB she felt aligned with, she immersed herself in education that supported her birth choices, carefully absorbing only posi…
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Dr. Freeze is the founder and president of Breech Without Borders, which is dedicated to breech training, education, and advocacy. We talk about what mamas can do if they are coming up to birth and baby is breech, what the risks are, and what having a breech birth looks like. Where to find Rixa: Website Instagram Links Mentioned: My Essential Birth…
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Diamond Williams shares her personal journey of multiple pregnancies, miscarriages, and the inspiration behind writing her book. She emphasizes the importance of open dialogue and support for those experiencing pregnancy loss. Diamond turned to writing as a way to heal and found solace in sharing her story with others. Diamond reflects on the need …
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July is Fibroid Awareness Month, so today I’m re-airing an episode on what happens when you have fibroids during pregnancy. I’ve actually gotten quite a few questions about this, more than I expected, and the questions indicate that there’s a lot of uncertainty and misunderstandings about this topic. In this rebroadcast episode, you’ll learn what f…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me this week for an eye-opening episode where Mari shares her deeply personal journey, from the shock of discovering she was pregnant just before an IUD insertion appointment, to the intense birth of her daughter, Violet, at Northern Lights Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Mari opens up about her initial anxietie…
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Hey friends! It's Jen and Monet, co-founders of Birth Becomes You, and we're here to chat about why birth photographers should be allowed in the OR. We know it's a hot topic and we're super excited to dive in. In this episode, we're tackling the importance of having birth photographers in the OR. From our own personal experiences to the broader imp…
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In the upcoming season, maternal health champions discuss quality improvement, sustainability, patient engagement, and more. Following the Season 2 kick-off episode, listen along to "You Can't Get There From Here," a four-part rural perinatal care miniseries – where our host Christie Allen and a variety of guests highlight the unique considerations…
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Going into your first pregnancy, you make a plan, you have a vision, you have a prayer…but then what do you do when it all comes crashing down? At 34 weeks pregnant, Rebekkah’s world changed forever. She went from having a routine ultrasound appointment to having a C-section in less than 12 hours, as her life depended on it. What came afterward was…
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In this epsiode, Oni Blecher speaks with Edie Barltey. Edie is a Sexologist and Art therapist with a background in psychotherapy. Edie has also complted her doula training and has assisted birth. Her approach as both a therapist and a human being is open minded, non-judgmental and heart centred. Edie’s work aims to normalise conversations around se…
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What did you think? Episode 44 is shared by Hannah in South Australia, who is a first time mum that chose to homebirth with her baby Charlotte (Lottie). Amazingly, Hannah already knew of private midwifery prior to becoming pregnant and so already had a head start in finding homebirth. She also shares how educating herself through podcasts and books…
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Send us a Text Message. Gina Mundy is an attorney specializing in childbirth cases. For over 20 years, her focus has been investigating and analyzing mistakes that arise during labor and delivery. She has spent countless hours meticulously scrutinizing childbirth cases, conducting interviews with delivery teams, and thoroughly examining medical rec…
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Today you’ll hear from one of the two homebirth midwives that was highlighted and praised in the last episode. Our guest today is Sorayya Kassamali Rickicki, a New York City-based home birth midwife whose practice is called Taarab Midwifery. Sorayya shares her journey from being a birth doula to becoming a midwife, inspired by her own physiologic, …
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In this episode of "Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses," Sarah Lavonne chats with Dr. Rebecca Dekker, the founder of Evidence Based Birth. They discuss the benefits of non-lithotomy birthing positions and the misconceptions surrounding them. Dekker shares research findings that show upright positions can lead to shorter pushing phases, lower rates…
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Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have Jan. Jan is a 43 yr old nurse and mama of four beautiful souls. She has dedicated her life to nurturing the health and well-being of others. Alongside taking care of her patients and homeschooling her children, she has embarked on a deeply personal journey of rediscovering the power and magic of holistic h…
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When to clamp the cord that leads from placenta to baby has become a contested issue in recent years. Today’s guest, Amanda Burleigh, has fought long and hard to introduce evidence-based practice and advocates delayed cord clamping for better baby health. Amanda talks openly about her personal journey to discover the benefits of delay and how it wo…
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In this episode, Xela shares the birth of her first daughter, at home. She touches upon topics like: the death of loved ones during pregnancy, speaking up and advocating for yourself about practices or procedures you do not want in pregnancy and birth, the importance of communication before labour and birth, placenta encapsulation, and breastfeedin…
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Join us as we chat with BreaRose Smith, friend of Jordan and Sasha. Brea is a yoga instructor and energy healer based in San Diego. Brea reflects on giving birth one year ago and how rapid everything changes and transitions both for her and her son. She describes how there is both grief and joy intertwined in the experience of parenthood. We also d…
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Hi mamas. Today on the podcast I’m so happy to be joined by my lovely friend and podcast host, mother, writer and producer, Lucinda McKimm. She is the host of the podcast Ready Or Not, and the co-host of Witching Hour, and a mother of two. In this conversation, we discuss Lucinda’s experience of becoming a mother and how, despite her expectations t…
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This episode of Kiwi Birth Tales is proudly brought to you by Your Birth Project. In this episode of Kiwi Birth Tales, I speak to Abby. Some of the topics we cover: Pregnancy symptoms 42 week Induction Stretch and sweeps Quick Dilation minimal pain Long pushing stage Cam caught Elsie Birth similarities to Abby's Mum Retained Placenta Blood Loss / H…
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In this episode we speak with private midwife Clare from @tobirthbeautifully_ about the births of her four boys by caesarean section, and her various experiences of both labour and theatre. Choosing midwifery-led care (via MGP) for her first pregnancy, Clare takes us through her first labour and birth, and the choices she made which she feels contr…
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Send us a Text Message. In this mini-episode, Liz and Natalie explore the often-overlooked power of self-compassion and positive affirmations in the postpartum journey. Discover why being kind to yourself is just as important as caring for your baby, and learn practical strategies to reframe negative thoughts. We share personal experiences and insi…
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Send us a Text Message. Unlock the secrets to a smoother postpartum recovery with Lynn Schulte, a seasoned pelvic floor physical therapist and the visionary behind the Institute for Birth Healing. In today's episode, Lynn shares her journey from experiencing positive births to developing specialized techniques for postpartum care. Discover how she …
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Let’s talk about inclusive care for expecting individuals. In this enlightening episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sabrina Ortolano (she/her), a Birth Doula of nearly thirty years and owner of IPSB, Los Angeles’ longest-running massage and bodywork school. As a queer birthworker and body worker, Sabrina shares her wisdom about how to take …
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A birth plan is much more than a piece of paper you hand to your care provider. A birth plan is a process you go through to prepare for the birth experience you want. This process will lay the foundation for you to be prepared for the scenario in which everything goes as intended and for what should happen if things do not go as planned. While pare…
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