Best Homebirth podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherh ...
 
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Taking Back Birth
Monthly+
 
Women Own Birth
 
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The Birth Hour
Weekly+
 
Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, a first time mom or a veteran mother of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from women willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
 
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Pregnancy Podcast
Weekly
 
The Pregnancy Podcast is a podcast all about navigating the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! Vanessa Merten provides info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual” by sharing perspectives from first-time moms, experienced moms, midwives, doulas, the latest research, and even a physician here and there – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about​ your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The Pregn ...
 
A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural birth and pediatric care field sharing their wisdom about how to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Brought to you by the prenatal and pediatric specialists in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga, lactation and birth education at the Cap Wellness Center.
 
Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this podcast will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your body is changing, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan for the birth ...
 
Entertaining and informative; prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin interviews experts searching for unbiased information on the most pressing topics for growing families.
 
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Midwifery Podcast
Weekly+
 
This is an ongoing conversation about midwifery to educate and empower all those interested. Midwifery care empowers women everywhere.
 
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.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews of first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum. Topics included: VBAC, Calm Birth, Home Birth, Hypnobirth, Caesarean Section, Water Birth, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Midwifery ...
 
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Awakening Birth
Daily+
 
Your guide to pregnancy and gentle birth. Host Deborah Flowers is both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Professional Midwife at The Farm Community, internationally known as the home of Spiritual Midwifery. Co-host Ibu Robin Lim was recognized as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year for her work as the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic Birth Center and Clinic in Bali, Indonesia. Topics for Season 1 include Choosing a Care Provider, the Safety of Home Birth, Prenatal Care Not Prenatal Scare, and Bir ...
 
The Whole Mamas podcast features Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Low Dog, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Melissa Hartwig, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscribe and join their commu ...
 
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Bellies to BirthCast
Weekly
 
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
 
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How long was it before you spent the first night away from your kid(s) as parents? This magical time came for us a few weeks ago, and we’re sharing all about it. We had a staycation in downtown Atlanta, about 25 minutes away from our house. And boy did we live it up! We talk about how the opportunity presented itself and how our tribe rallied b ...…
 
In today's episode, I interview Kara. Kyal and Kara have been together since they were both 16 years old. Kara explains that while Kyal was ready to have kids for quite a while, she just didn’t feel quite ready. She woke up one day and out of the blue she just felt a sense of readiness. She fell pregnant straight away more or less and began to ...…
 
Women's Business Coach Heidi Stevens is passionate about empowering and inspiring other women business owners to be the best versions of themselves. Tune in to hear her share some of the tools and strategies that she used to grow a multi-seven figure business and helps to do the same for Creative Women Entrepreneurs.…
 
On this episode, Jenn shares the story of how she advocated for, and successfully had, a vaginal twin breech birth.
 
What do you do when you want a home birth, but life circumstances make it a bit challenging to create? Cami Harper is sharing her story with us and how she embraced her situation to make it beautiful, even though it wasn’t exactly what she wanted. Cami herself was born with the help of midwives, so she knew she eventually wanted a holistic and ...…
 
Natasha (COO of bebo mia inc and Baby & Me Fitness) is a super talented creative genius that turned her passion for babies and fitness into a lifelong career. On this episode, Natasha shares two birth stories: a planned homebirth with a transfer to the hospital where she still felt supported; and, a cesarean section where she felt like a lot of ...…
 
Stephanie brings Melissa Hartwig on the show to introduce Whole Mamas, an online roadmap to help mamas navigate the journey to motherhood, from a Whole30 perspective. You'll learn why Melissa decided to offer Whole Mamas to her community, what she's most excited about, and why we rebranded this podcast! We'll also discuss common challenges on t ...…
 
In today's episode, I’m interviewing Anna Thurlow. Anna takes us through her two induced vaginal deliveries. In both Anna’s pregnancies, her membranes ruptured prematurely at 35 weeks. Anna also shares her challenges with managing an oversupply of breastmilk and making the difficult decision to have her son’s tongue tie cut. To hear more of Ann ...…
 
On this podcast, I had the honor of chatting with a family I supported almost a year ago in their first home birth. Joe and Julie are truly some of my favorite people, and you will hear (and see!) why. They are the picture of powerful; they created an ordinary (in the best sense of... Read More The post Julie and Joe’s First Homebirth appeared ...…
 
Many women expect breastfeeding to come naturally without many issues. In reality, breastfeeding can take practice and patience as you and our baby navigate breastfeeding for the first time. There are a lot of issues that can come up during breastfeeding in the first few days, and even months down the road. The more you know about the small spe ...…
 
What type of self-care are you doing during your pregnancy? How about self-massage to help you connect with your body and support it through all the changes it’s experiencing? Today we have a very special guest joining us on the podcast. Jill Miller, founder of Roll Model Mama, a program that takes pregnant women through self-guided techniques ...…
 
Learn about the foundations of Yoga and Meditation and how to maximize their benefits during pregnancy and postpartum with our guest Patti Quintero - founder of 'Uma Mother' which specializes in mindful living from Conception into Motherhood.
 
On this episode, Erika discusses her three pregnancies and the birth of her son.
 
For those mamas who experienced their waters breaking - how long did it take for labor to begin after that? Well in the case of today’s guest, Jenna Lehr, her water broke on a Tuesday, and her baby was born that Saturday! What we love about this detail is the opportunity it provides to normalize all the unique aspects of every woman’s body, bab ...…
 
In this episode, I talk about taking the first few months of pregnancy "out of the box" it's been placed in and truly appreciating it for the magical time that it is. The post The First Few Moons of Pregnancy appeared first on Indie Birth.By info@indiebirth.com (IndieBirth.com).
 
On today’s episode, Shalome Doran shares the stories of her three births. The first was a highly medicalized hospital birth, and the second two were homebirths, one of which was actually an orgasmic birth!
 
We expand on key points that were shared in the last episode like navigating family meals, picky eating, introducing common food allergens, and our thoughts on dark chocolate for kids! We want to give you a sneak peek into our homes and share what we do with our family. Topics Discussed What meal times look like in our homes. What a day of eati ...…
 
In today’s episode, I interview Emma Isaacs. Emma takes us through her five home water births with a private midwife. It wasn’t until Emma was 32 weeks in her first pregnancy that she decided she’s like have a home birth. She found it quite challenging to find a private midwife who would take her on so late in her pregnancy, particularly as it ...…
 
Breastfeeding is so important and one of the best things you can do for your baby. There is no formula that comes close to mimicking breastmilk. Your milk contains every vitamin, mineral, and nutritional element your baby needs, and your milk is customized just for your baby. Babies who are breastfed are at a lower risk for ear infections, inte ...…
 
How do you deal with things in parenthood that don’t exactly go the way you planned them? In today’s episode we’re talking about the elements that contribute to your plans and the disappointment surrounding them. Whether it has to do with sleep, breastfeeding, potty training, food, child care or any of the endless possibilities and decisions th ...…
 
Hola querida familia "Doing It at Home" y bienvenidos a un episodio especial del podcast! Hoy tenemos nuestra primera historia de parto en español. Arianna Taboada, la mamá de episodio 166 está compartiendo su historia de nuevo, esta vez en su lengua materna. Pensabamos que sería increíble tener una historia para nuestra comunidad hispanoparlan ...…
 
There is an alarming disparity in US maternal and fetal health and outcomes by race with the most sizable gap being between white and black mothers and babies. Midwife Debbie Allen talks with Dr. Berlin about the depth of the issue, probable causes and contributing factors and possible solutions.
 
My son was born at home in Oregon with a wonderful midwife in attendance. My labor was FAST and was a walk in the park compared to my 34 hour labor with my daughter but that story is for another day! After my first homebirth with my daughter, I knew I wanted another homebirth and I was really interested in having a waterbirth. I wasn’t able to ...…
 
The idea of breastfeeding a baby may be foreign if you have not been around other mothers who are nursing and if you have never had a baby before. You may think of breastfeeding as something that will come naturally once your baby is born, or you may be freaked out about the idea of breastfeeding. Every mom and baby are different and breastfeed ...…
 
How does a self-employed mama prepare for maternity leave? Today’s home birth story mama, Arianna Taboada, helps tackle that question with the women she serves in her private consultant practice. In this episode, we hear Arianna’s amazing birth story of her son Leon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We get to hear about her process of choosing home ...…
 
In trying to avoid medical induction, Julie consulted with her doula about drinking castor oil to bring on labor. That night castor oil worked some labor magic and brought on contractions. Julie was able to labor at home, then labor in a birthing tub at the hospital. She turned inward and found a tapping/counting/breathing rhythm to work throug ...…
 
In this episode, Stephanie brings Leslie Schilling, RDN on the show for a deeper diver into baby led weaning, from a registered dietitian's perspective. Leslie shares insights from her book, Born To Eat, which includes age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduce ...…
 
When Anna and her partner decided to have a child she began watching One Born Every Minute religiously. After they got married and they moved into their own place she began tracking her cycles. When they were ready she joined a" trying to conceive" online forum. After trying for two months, Anna planned a holiday to Thailand surrounding her win ...…
 
How do you approach the topic of spending, bills and saving money? This is a question we got from one of our listeners, so we figured why not tackle it? Not one hundred percent birth related we’ll grant you, however it’s a very real topic for parents as we navigate the world of our marriage and partnership, running a business and a household to ...…
 
Some people feel safer and more comfortable laboring and birthing in hospitals and others feel better at home or in a birthing center. Dr. Emiliano Chavira weighs in with his thoughts of pros and cons of each setting and who might be a better or worse candidate for in or out of hospital birth.
 
Kaitlyn's first birth was a beautiful, empowering, unmedicated vaginal birth with a hospital midwife practice. She expected and planned for a similar birth with her second, but learned that each pregnancy really is different after going much later than she expected and ultimately having a precipitous birth (complete with mad dash to the hospita ...…
 
In today’s episode I interview Nicola Cross. Shortly after getting engaged, Nicola went and saw her doctor as she was having some issues with breakthrough bleeding and pain whilst taking the pill. Both Nicola and her partner Pat always intended to have children in the future so Nicola decided to go off the pill. To their surprise, a short time ...…
 
Generally if you delay cord clamping you would clamp and cut the umbilical cord after a few minutes or when it stops pulsating. In a lotus birth, sometimes called physiological cord clamping, the cord is never cut and your baby remains attached to the placenta until the cord naturally separates. The term lotus birth was coined in 1974 after Cla ...…
 
Wanna hear a story about a sassy doula having a healing HBAC? Of course you do, because this is the Doing It At Home podcast! Today we’re chatting with Rachel Cunningham, a small business owner, doula, wife to her husband Bernard and mama to her three girls: Greta, Beatrice and Agnes. Rachel shares with us, in such funny, vulnerable and real fa ...…
 
On this episode, Carolyn tells her three birth stories: two natural hospital births (one with a negative doula experience,) and an empowering homebirth. She also describes the challenges of traveling internationally for work while pumping, and recovering from diastasis recti after her third birth.
 
In this episode, Dr. Jay will: explain why Self-Care for Dads is just as important as self-care for Moms the 4 areas that Dads need to be putting time and energy into to make sure you're taking good care of yourself what you can do on a daily (and at the very least weekly) basis to keep yourself well so you're a healthier dad, partner and man R ...…
 
In this week’s episode, I interview Caitlin Langford about her four pregnancies and births. Caitlin fell pregnant shortly after losing her mother. She and her husband had decided to wait to try and conceive as Caitlin was grieving and they had planned an overseas trip. Shortly after running a marathon, Caitlin found that she was struggling to r ...…
 
I recorded this podcast for my class, “multidimensional midwifery in the prenatal period: how to prepare yourself for prenatal complications,” as our students were studying pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. I came across Rachel Bandstra, on one of our Indie Birth Facebook groups who was (briefly) sharing her story of having prenatal eclampsia i ...…
 
Your cervix is the lower part of your uterus that opens to your vagina. The length of your cervix changes as your pregnancy progresses and naturally shortens as you approach the birth of your baby. In addition to our cervix shortening, when you are in labor your cervix dilates or opens and effaces or thins to allow your baby to pass through dur ...…
 
Has a story that you’ve heard on the podcast inspired part of your journey? Today we’re sharing a few listener emails, talking about their birth planning and experiences. It’s such a testament to this community and the space of the DIAH platform. So many mothers that we interview on the show share how excited they are to tell their stories, mos ...…
 
Ellie Knaus is a recovering actor who celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on the Atomic Moms podcast. In our interview she shares her adventures in childhood and motherhood in her raw and naturally hilarious style.
 
Lauren's first birth was a precious, yet invigorating experience. Her water broke before active labor began and, because there was meconium in the water, she was admitted into the hospital before contractions really began. She set out wanting to have an all-natural birth in which she labored as long as possible at home, but accepted her doctor’ ...…
 
Did you have any stressful circumstances pop up during your pregnancy? Today’s episode is Lindsay Robinson’s birth story. In it we talk about some of the challenging and hectic situations that she and her husband Chris experienced while preparing for the birth of their son Elric. Just to name a few: Chris was in a life-threatening car accident, ...…
 
Claire is 6 foot, so she was never going to have a small baby; however, she only started to worry when she went a week overdue. Claire was pretty sure her baby was going to be massive, and she was. Both Claire and her husband, Rich, had decided to go Team Green and so only knew they were having ‘a baby’. Both expected a boy, but having had thre ...…
 
On today’s episode, Stephanie and Elana discuss some of the key takeaways from Episode 90 with Dr. Lauren Noel. We share our personal thoughts regarding natural ways to optimize your fertility as a couple and really, optimize your overall health! We hope to inspire those of you in your 30’s and 40’s that you CAN have a healthy pregnancy whether ...…
 
Danielle had decided with her partner that they would start trying for a baby at 27 and they fell pregnant literally on their first attempt. Danielle’s reaction was not what she had expected at all. She was freaking out. Even though her pregnancy was planned, she realized she wasn’t 100% ready. She read over a million books and never really cam ...…
 
Emphasizing the importance of a flexible birth plan, circumstances at the end of Jackie's pregnancy lead her to a very different birth than she was planning. In this episode Jackie shares her last minute twists, the choices she had and the ones she made and describes how the experience felt physically and emotionally in her real and animated in ...…
 
In this episode, Libby shares what she calls her "Victorious Homebirth which included an Unexpected Episiotomy; and, a surprise but necessary hospital stay for jaundice one week postpartum."
 
Are you the type to research and look for evidence and information to support your decisions when it comes to your birth? In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Isis Rose, a PhD student, doula and mama to baby Xena. Isis shares her journey to home birth, which first entered her awareness during a doula training. She’s a PhD student studying bi ...…
 
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