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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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Picture this. You’re pregnant with your first child, figuring out and learning about everything for the first time, gearing up for a natural labor and taking care of your body the best that you can, and just before you’re about to give birth, your taste and smell change for the worse-they’re completely distorted in the worst way, making it extremel…
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A tale of two stories, Parosmia and Pregnancy, and how they affected each other. This story is a very emotional one for me. I know I forgot to mention some things and yet it’s our longest episode to date. I missed details here and there, and likely missed some feelings that would have helped add to the context of the story, but I pray the Holy Spir…
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Having a new baby can be overwhelming, exhausting, and just plain hard. But doing it alone can make it that much harder. Today we’re talking about the importance of having a community, in any stage of life really, but especially in motherhood. Finding a tribe of other mothers to support you, while you support them and grow in relationship with one …
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When your first birth is an induction in the hospital that turns into a postpartum hemorrhage, and your second is a lightning fast birth where you had the baby in the van on the side of the highway…you could imagine holding off on having another baby for awhile, and even then, preparing for birth in a different way. But when you're able to describe…
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I’m not sure I could have been more excited or more honored to have had the pleasure of interviewing my grandmother, my Granny, about her birth stories. What was it like to give birth in the 1950’s and 60’s in West Virginia? Today you’ll get to find out. Along with some other fun stories about her and my Grandpa’s relationship and past! This just m…
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When you're a first time parent, who originally never even planned on having children, there’s a lot of research and learning to be done, but you do it-you take the classes, read the books, listen to the podcasts and you prepare yourself for a long and intense labor. So what happens when that labor is nothing like what you were taught to expect? Ev…
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Our six month anniversary Q & A episode is finally here! We talk about everything from how to switch providers graciously, troubleshooting issues with PCOS and breastfeeding, to how do you know when to stop having children, or how can you have faith after a loss? And a couple of personal questions too, like how my husband and I met, and...when are …
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Today on the podcast I have the pleasure of having a guest back for the 3rd time! A record for Surrendered Birth Stories, if you don’t count my husband, Chris. Kayla Loflin joins us again to tell us the story of her most recent birth, and just how quickly it went! When you’re praying for a three hour labor, and the Lord decides to answer that praye…
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Emergency C-Sections, Rainbow Babies, VBAC’s and more all in Kylie’s stories today! Join us as Kylie shares her three birth stories, and how God carried her through each one of them. ---------- Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservices on Instagram, and give us a follow while you're there! Want to connect with us? Have a question?…
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Breech birth is a variation of normal. But OB/GYN’s are no longer being taught how to deliver breech babies, they’re simply told to do a c-section, no questions asked. How would you feel if you’d had three successful, natural, vaginal births, and when going into labor with your fourth, he was breech, and the only option they gave you was surgery? L…
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Sometimes birth doesn’t go as we planned, or maybe just where we planned, and that’s ok. God’s ways are above our ways, His thoughts are above our thoughts, and He can see the entire picture, unlike us. Today, Nicki shares not only the birth story of her daughter, but true inspiration from our beautiful creator, and how intricately He is involved i…
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When Sammy and Michael first got married they casually joked about having ten kids and getting started right away, but twelve years and eight kids later, it’s nearly become a reality. I had so much fun chatting with this sweet couple and hearing not only their heart for children, birth, and raising a family, but how earnest they are about seeking J…
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Can you imagine going to a regular check up at your OB’s office, thinking you’re just going to have a normal ultrasound appointment, and then the doctor comes in to tell you that he’ll meet you at the hospital because you need to have a C-section immediately? Neither can I! Kathryn joins us today to share her three birth stories, including the upli…
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When you’re told you’re seven centimeters upon arrival to the birth center, you’d assume you’re almost done laboring and nearly ready to have your baby, right? Especially if a midwife tells you so. Not always! Today, Meredith joins us to tell us of her two birth experiences, the first at a birth center, and the second at home, and how she was able …
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When your first birth experience goes from a planned home birth to a preeclampsia diagnosis turned induction at 35 weeks with a NICU stay for your baby, it’s hard to imagine wanting to go through that experience again. Join us today as we listen to Kristian tell her birth stories and how God was able to redeem her first traumatic birth experience w…
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When the rest of the women in your family have all given birth after 42 weeks gestation, it would be quite a shock to go into labor at 37 weeks! Today, we have the pleasure of hearing both of Anne’s birth stories and the twists and turns along her conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey and how she was able to experience the supernatura…
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Merry Christmas, everyone! As a special bonus episode, I share my journey through some of my Christmas recollections when I was pregnant or with a newborn. Listen in as I share some of my magical and not-so-magical memories of Christmas in early motherhood. Also, I found the Christmas bells that I mentioned in the episode! You can find the bell for…
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Today, in light of the Christmas season, we’ll step away from talking about pregnancy and birth and we’ll hear a story of hope, and what a different journey to motherhood can look like. We’re going to deep dive into the world of fostering, adoption, and taking care of a special needs baby. Join us as Kayla shares every detail of the journey of adop…
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We’re changing things up a little bit today! Instead of hearing a birth story (or four,) we’re going to take a deep dive into why chiropractic care is such an essential part of a healthy pregnancy and postpartum experience. Listen to Dr. Leslie Stoklosa as she explains to us not just what exactly chiropractic care is and why it’s so beneficial, but…
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Today, we get to hear from Emily as she tells the stories of her daughters' births. Listen in as she tells us how she navigated the mental game of natural birth, and how she came to the decisions of having a birth center and then home birth. I hope you’re inspired as you listen in and that God has something to speak to you through her experiences! …
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How would you feel if you were planning a birth center birth for your second child, after already having had a natural birth there for your first, and suddenly you were forced to go to the hospital during active labor, during the height of the Covid insanity? Talk about having to surrender your plans to the Lord. Join us today as Louisa shares her …
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What would it be like to be fostering multiple children of different ages while growing your family biologically as well? Listen in today as we hear Kayla’s stories of pregnancy, miscarriage, fostering, and her very quick births. She shares the amazing journey God has taken her and her husband on over the years as they’ve grown their family. Trusti…
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When you fully surrender your plans to the Lord, it may not always work out how you think, but He will always work it together for good! Today, I have the honor of having Jess share her three birth stories on the podcast. All natural births, but all different from one another! Listen in to hear how God met her in each of these births in different w…
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This is one for the books! Listen as we get to hear about Kathleen's journey from hospital births where she felt violated, to her redemptive home birth where she could tangibly feel the Lord’s presence, and all of His grace and mercy along the way. I really hope you enjoy hearing her three birth stories today, but on that note, we do discuss miscar…
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Did you know there are multiple options to choose from when it comes to picking out a care provider for your pregnancy and birth? Today, I speak with Kristian Jordan, a local birth professional, to discuss the different care providers available to us during our prenatal and postpartum experiences, and why you might lean toward choosing one over ano…
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Last week, we got to hear Bethany’s first two birth stories, along with the story of her miscarriage. Today, we get to hear about her redemptive birth stories that changed the trajectory of her and her husband’s family. I hope you’re ready for some encouragement as you hear the lessons Bethany learned from the Lord throughout her third and fourth d…
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Today, we’ll hear from Bethany Kime, mother of four! She shares the stories of her first two births and the trauma that can easily come along with giving birth in the mainstream medical system. Also, we do discuss miscarriage, so if your heart is not in a place to hear that today, make sure you revisit this episode at another time. Let’s meet Betha…
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Get ready to hear all about how God gave us our fourth child, Tru. If you want even more details, you can read his full birth story in blog form HERE. ---------------- Want to connect with us? Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservices on Instagram, and give us a follow while you're there! For more information about Surrendered Bir…
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Today’s guest shares an extremely unique, emotional, and moving story that I pray lifts your faith in our Lord and maker. I do want to give the heads up that miscarriage is a large part of this story, and that if you’re not in a place to listen to that right now, that maybe you should save this episode for a later time when you feel like you could …
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Chris hosts a hilarious interview with our two oldest kids, and gets their thoughts and feelings on the upcoming arrival of our newest baby! ---------------- Want to connect with us? Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservices on Instagram, and give us a follow while you're there! For more information about Surrendered Birth Service…
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Get ready to hear all about how God gave us our third child, Jentzen. If you want even more details, you can read his full birth story in blog form HERE. ---------------- Want to connect with us? Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservices on Instagram, and give us a follow while you're there! For more information about Surrendered …
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It takes time to tell not just one but FOUR birth stories! So settle in as we get to hear Lauren share each of her birth experiences, and how her faith changed along the way. Lauren is also a birth photographer/birth doula, and although she's not currently taking a lot of clients, keep her in mind as her photos are absolutely gorgeous, and she is l…
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Get ready to hear all about how God gave us our second child, Milo, and my first natural birth. If you want even more details, feel free to check his full birth story in blog form HERE. ---------------- Want to connect with us? Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservices on Instagram, and give us a follow while you're there! For mor…
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Tune in for a quick introduction to me, your podcast host, Kayla Heeter, and hear all about how God went about giving us our first child, our daughter, Brinkley. If you want even more details, feel free to check her full birth story in blog form HERE. ---------------- Want to connect with us? Have a question? Shoot us a DM at @surrenderedbirthservi…
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Less than a decade ago I was a mainstream, Western medicine, went-to-the-doctor-and-did-anything-they-said type of person. I had my first baby with an OB/GYN at a hospital even though I was low-risk and very healthy. Fast forward nine years or so and I would describe myself as a holistic, naturally minded, research-oriented, midwife-loving home bir…
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From a medical induction at the hospital at 39 weeks for her first, to a lightning fast natural labor *almost* at a birth center, join us as we hear Michaela share her two very different birth experiences and how she leaned on Jesus through it all. Michaela is also a local to the Triad of NC artist, you can follow along with her journey at: https:/…
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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 …
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