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A collection of Kiwi Mums & Dads sharing their Pregnancy and Birth tales, giving a snapshot of birthing experiences in New Zealand. This podcast has been created to share a range of birth stories informing, supporting and comforting families - to be, new or seasoned. You'll likely laugh, cry and learn something new while finding common experiences with these Kiwi Families.
 
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.
 
Are you a first time pregnant mom and scared out of your mind? Having your second and don't want to go through the same birth trauma as your first? Doubting the quality of your maternity care? Trying to sort between real and fake pregnancy advice? Want to know how you can get hospital staff on board with your birth plan, even if it doesn't fit in with hospital policy? Feeling lost and wishing you knew more about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, & how to take care newborns? I'm an L&D nur ...
 
This podcast was created to provide a community to cheer you on in your journey from VBAC hopeful to VBAC success. We are going to debunk the myths, quiet the naysayers, and equip you with everything you need for a healing, empowering birth. And positive postpartum experience. We are VBAC moms. We are fierce, go getters, women of action. You've got this, mama. And I'll be by your side, every step of the way.
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to that Doula Destiniy Podcast, where we will discuss all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum with passionate birth professionals & new parents . I am your host Destiniy- mama of 3, Doula, Placenta specialist, Childbirth Educator, and birth photographer. This is a safe space for all mothers and mothers to be, a place of sharing birth experiences and empowering knowledge in hopes of educating and supporting each other in love and kindness. I am here to lift you up an ...
 
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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 ou…
 
After healing from her harrowing surgeries, Esther was finally healthy enough to fulfill her desire of growing her family. The necessity for future gynecological surgeries shortened her timeframe and made the stakes much higher this time. Her fertility treatment plans were derailed by the pandemic and she sequentially experienced a pregnancy loss. …
 
Christi shares her birth story and discusses being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, delivering at 36 weeks, and postpartum phototherapy jaundice treatment. Visit wumblekin.com and get 15% off your first box by using promo code BIRTHHOUR at checkout Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time Back-2-…
 
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. Get a free breastpump through Insurance! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Back-2-Work Breastfeeding Course Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!…
 
Hadar shares her gentle cesarean birth story. Today's sponsor is Cord Blood Registry. Go to cordblood.com and use code: HOUR to get 60% off the Newborn Stem Cell Bundle which includes both cord blood and tissue banking Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Back-2-Work Breastfeeding Course Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!…
 
After overcoming infertility hurdles to have her children, Esther came across some difficult information that presented the possibility she would not live long enough to raise them. Testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation meant that she had to make some very difficulty decisions and her ultimate choices weren’t always well received by those aro…
 
In episode 128 I speak with Olivia about her 2 birth stories. In the episode we cover: - Unexpected pregnancy - Vaginal Birth - Long first labour - Post partum depression - Healing Post Partum experience - Birth Empowerment - Asking for help This episode is proudly sponsored by @yourbirthproject the online Hypnobirthing course with everything you n…
 
Allison shares her birth story, her experience with the Know Your Options Childbirth Course, and about hiring a postpartum doula for her 4th trimester. Get a free breastpump through Insurance! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Back-2-Work Breastfeeding Course Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!…
 
In today's episode, Krystle Howald (the co-owner of Expecting and Empowered) is on the show sharing her tips for healing from a C-section, preparing your body for a VBAC, and her best advice for VBAC mamas. Find the show notes on our website here! Connect with Krystle on Instagram here. Follow VBAC Babes on Instagram…
 
Jill shares her three, very different, birth stories and discusses the challenges of pandemic postpartum. Become a listener supporter at patreon.com/birthhour Enroll in the Know Your Options Childbirth Course and use code 100OFF for $100 off!By Bryn Huntpalmer
 
Why is it important to take an active role in decisions about your medical care? How does the process of shared decision making work? To what extent does the responsibility of making decisions rest on you? What is informed consent? What if you don’t want to know about all the scary things that can happen and would rather the medical team decide eve…
 
Why would someone decide to decline pain medication in labor? What tools and resources are helpful to achieve this? How can their doctors and nurses affect their decision? What happens when you end up requiring medical interventions? Can you really give birth without pain meds if you have an induction? These are all questions and obstacles that Bas…
 
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 a…
 
In episode 126 of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Jacqui about her pregnancy, birth and post partum journey with son Haize. In the episode we discuss: - Hypnobirthing using the Your Birth Project course - Spontaneous waters breaking before due date - Induction - Warm compress to reduce tearing - Vaginal Birth - Breastfeeding Issues Jacqui shares with…
 
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 warnin…
 
Choosing a doctor or midwife is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make during your pregnancy. What qualities should you look for in an obstetrician to determine whether they are both competent and the right fit for you? To what extent does their “bedside manner” matter in the quality of care that they provide? What are the p…
 
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 ou…
 
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.By Bryn Huntpalmer
 
In todays episode of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Maxene about the birth of Arthur only 9 weeks ago. In the episode we cover: - PCOS and metformin use - Gender Disappointment - Gestational Diabetes - Preeclampsia - Induction (oral) - Precipitous Labour - Prolapse - Processing of fast birthBy Jordyn Gregory / Maxene London
 
Shira is a social media creative and Mo is at the cusp of finishing his 10 year journey to becoming a neonatologist. They retell the birth stories of their 3 children, highlighting the stark differences between having their first 2 babies 10 years ago as newlyweds and their 3rd baby who was born a few months ago. Shira faced quite a few obstacles d…
 
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!By Bryn Huntpalmer
 
In episode 124 of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Laura about the birth of her son Anderson (Anders). In this episode we cover: - Endometriosis - AMH testing - Egg Retrieval - Natural Conception - LGA - Elective C Section - Maternal Mental Health - Postnatal Depression Laura is open and honest in our conversation and shares her experiences with Mothe…
 
What does it mean to have “infertility”? Why is pregnancy after infertility challenging? How can you support someone close to you who finds themselves in this situation? What is the roller coaster of emotions that those who struggled to become pregnant commonly feel when they finally see those 2 pink lines (or get a positive beta test)? What are wa…
 
In episode 123 of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Nikki who takes us through her pregnancy and birth with son Bodhi. In this episode we cover: - Obstetrician Care - Breech Baby - ECV - Induction - Epidural - Vacuum delivery - Birth Care - Level 4 lockdown - Identity Shift - Intimacy - Postpartum This episode is sponsored by Your Birth Project - for a…
 
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