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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 live to help mothers just like yo ...
 
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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Birthful

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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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Birth Matters

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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!
 
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.
 
Birth Boot Camp® has something for everyone, and this podcast is where it all comes together. Whether you are already a part of our team, an aspiring doula, birth instructor, trainer, or expecting parent, we have amazing resources for you. At Birth Boot Camp®, we believe birth can be a defining moment for families. We provide the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and have amazing birth through quality education and support from a growing community of certified childbirth ...
 
The Homebirth Midwife podcast is hosted by Sarah McClure, CPM, LDM, LM and Charli Zarosinski, CPM, LDM, LM, founders and primary midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery, a homebirth practice in Oregon and Washington. They are experts on all things related to natural pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Each week the podcast delves into the topics you want to know about regarding your pregnancy and birth.
 
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!
 
Many women find that their first-time birth experience wasn't exactly what they wanted or hoped for. If you'd like more knowledge about how to better prepare for labor and delivery, or want to know that you're not alone on your birthing journey, this podcast is for you. Every episode shares a real-life lesson learned from a real-life labor and delivery experience. Every episode offers the chance to connect with other women, to increase our knowledge of the birthing world, and to advocate for ...
 
How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn? I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped ...
 
OHbaby! magazine brings you the OHbaby! Empowered Parents Podcast. We're bringing our experts to you with advice you can trust, so you can feel empowered through your parenting journey. Sharing interviews and personal stories from real parents and industry experts on everything you need to know about pregnancy, labour, birth, baby and beyond. We're talking baby sleep, breastfeeding, parenting, baby care, feeding baby, feeding toddlers, mama life, mindfulness, looking after mama and papa and ...
 
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!
 
Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story Media™. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like? ...
 
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Doula2Doula

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Doula2Doula

Exie Buehler & Ciana Vaughn

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If you love pregnancy, birth, parenthood and everything in between, join us on our journey. We are 2 doulas who love to talk about birth, motherhood and life in general. In addition to being a licensed and certified massage therapist and sole owner of Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness, Exie is an experienced doula and childbirth educator of more than 15 years and over 100 births. Ciana is rising in her journey as a birth professional. Join us for conversations about support, growth, an ...
 
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True Birth

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True Birth

Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, RN, CNM

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Helping women have better births and better birth experiences. Our experts share their perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. These are raw, honest stories about the experience of labor from the professional's point of view. Listen and get inside your OB/GYN or midwife's head. Our goal is to share the truth about pregnancy and birth with the listener and to explain our thought process. We see our role as one in which we guide and inform, presenting facts so that the ...
 
Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories! As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
 
Birth is Beautiful is a podcast to empower women to love the birth process from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. We will talk about positive birth stories and work on rewiring our brains to get EXCITED about birth and release the fear surrounding the birth process.
 
The Perinatal Podcast is an audio resource for your journey through fertility, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Each episode features an interview with an expert in a certain field, from doctors to doulas. Learn from those in the birthing world and get all the information you never knew you needed to know about pregnancy, birth, and what happens once the baby is here!
 
At GentleBirth we believe that a positive birth comes in many forms - and it's always defined by Mom. We've combined brain science, birth science and technology using the GentleBirth App to help you 'train your brain' for a positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. Each day of your pregnancy and postpartum period the GentleBirth App will recommend simple but effective mindfulness techniques, hypnosis, breathing techniques and affirmations for you and your partner to build confidenc ...
 
Get the most up to date information from experts around the world in Natural Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting. Rev. Zoe is an Anthropologist that specializes in birth culture. She is an international prenatal expert, author of 5 Steps to World Peace: Women's Wisdom that can Change the World, and also the director of the Women's Interfaith Fellowship.
 
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.
 
Sharing stories about infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, labor and delivery, bottle feeding, breastfeeding relactation, self-care after birth, sex to get pregnant and after kids, birth options, to medicate or not to medicate, adoption, midwife vs hospital, the struggles, surprises, joys and exhaustion, and - holy cow - you’ve become a parent! WHAT NOW?! Jenn Taylor is Mom Of 18 DOULA BLOGGER SINCE 2011, BECOMING PARENTS PODCAST SINCE 2017, AUTHOR SINCE 2016, MINIMALIST, RV LIVING, RUNNER h ...
 
Nursing & Cursing is a parenting podcast that covers more than your 10 month old's full diaper. Five friends break down all the crazy that comes after the baby. Kids, husbands, sex, money. Everything from the early days of sore nipples and sleepless nights to parenting with a hangover and picking a preschool. Was your kid screaming on the other side of the bathroom door while you tried to find 5 seconds to put your last tampon in? Then this is the podcast for you.
 
Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit Pregnancy.com columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the bedside ...
 
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Yoga | Birth | Babies

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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 baby experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant and insightful 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 director of the Prenatal Y ...
 
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VBAC Babes

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VBAC Babes

Bethany Lotulelei

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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.
 
If you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or just had a baby, then the Birthpedia podcast is for you. We interview some amazing birthworkers, such as midwives, doctors, doulas, lactation consultants, nurses who will help provide their insight into optimizing your maternity experience. Pregnancy can be a scary time and we want to help walk you through the many decisions you have to make. So ask away with your questions through our website, https://birthpedia.net and join us for the conv ...
 
Emotional Labor Queen is here to answer all of your deepest, secret, hard-to-ask questions. Your anonymity is 100% guaranteed. Send your question/problem/thought/conundrum/ethical query and date of birth to emotional.labor.queen@gmail.com Updates and memes for the freaking swirly of your life at https://www.instagram.com/emotional.labor.queen/
 
Real stories by real women about about having babies (or not!), running, getting old, women‘s health, doulas, free birthing, home birth, midwifery care, radical healing, death, being an impostor, depression, joy, magic...and more! Views should not be taken as medical advice. Ask a midwife; seek answers. My chats are informal: ordinary women share their extraordinary stories about birth, ultra running, love, revolution, and gentleness. Among other topics. Listen up!
 
Birth can be such an intense subject and a little "moonlight on the subject" is essential. The moment a mother or family finds out their pregnant a lot of emotions come into play. Information can be a tool of destruction or empowerment. Let's chat, learn, and strengthen each other. Cover art photo provided by Guzmán Barquín on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@guzmanbarquin
 
Get consistent & lose weight as a mom! All things fitness & nutrition, postpartum weight loss, consistency, routine, sustainable habits, and mindset - including mom guilt, confidence, & body image! Do you know what to do to lose weight you just can’t seem to follow through? ​​Is mom guilt making it hard to be consistent and actually lose that weight? Struggling to be consistent because of your unpredictable schedule? Do you wish you could just feel like your put-together, confident self agai ...
 
Pam Caldwell, owner and founder of Herb Lore, is a well-known and highly respected herbalist specializing in fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation, and baby & mom's health. Listen to her on-line talk radio show and call in with your questions regarding problems or issues with pregnancy, if you're wanting to become pregnant, or if you're having breastfeeding problems, such as low breastmilk supply, overabundant milk supply, mastitis, plugged ducts and more. Pam is a favorite reso ...
 
PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com
 
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In this week's podcast I interview Cheri Grant RN, ICCE, CLC, ICD, CLD, CD BDT(DONA), known in the birth world as "the peanut ball lady.” She is the founder, chief contributor and inspiration for Premier Birth Tools. For over 45 years, she has served women as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, national speaker, a…
 
We tackle a question this week that catches many moms off guard when it comes to their birth process. “Why is my provider planning to give me a shot of Pitocin before I deliver my placenta?” We’re going to talk about all of your OPTIONS so you can make an informed decision. I hope you took some notes or at least mental notes of things to discuss wi…
 
HypnoBirthing is both a technique and a philosophy of birth that aims to allow mothers to experience birth free of fear and stress. Techniques are based on the physiology of a woman's body in labor and allow moms to tap into innate tools and resources that make birth a more positive experience. In this episode with Mandie Medford — a mom of 3, Hypn…
 
Today's guest is Kyleigh, who is a mama and a doula! Join us as we talk about pregnancy, birth, and your rights! Resources: You can find Kyleigh over on Instagram @theautonomymommy Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth? Take a Birth Class NOW! Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle Connect w/ Trish: Come hang with Trish on Instagram…
 
Mara & Dylan did lots of great prep for birth in pregnancy – acupuncture, massage, birth class, hiring a doula, yoga, and more. Having heard her stepmom share how beautiful her own home birth was, this planted a seed of trust in the birthing process. When the time comes for her own baby’s birth, she feels most in her element laboring at home, using…
 
In this replay from an episode in 2020, Isabel shares how she went into labor while working a night shift as an L&D nurse at the hospital she was delivering. Links This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off Beyond the Fi…
 
We've included a list of the most common acronyms and short hand lingo used common in with medical professionals in labor and delivery. This is a great refrence for when you are surronded by new medical lingo and acronyms and you need some help naviating through. We'd love to hear from you and hear what topics you would like us to cover. If you are…
 
This week on the podcast, I had my sister Jenna come on the show for a fun and light-hearted episode that I'm really excited to share with you guys. Jenna and I watched some birth videos - and not the kind of birth videos that you're thinking of - just some birth videos, and we reacted to them live for this episode. I thought it'd be interesting co…
 
Hannah joins us to share the story of her second birth which was wildly different from her first. Hannah had a fairly easy pregnancy again except that she was GBS positive with a suspected penicillin allergy. After advocating for herself, she finally found an allergist to help her. She was all set for another birth at the Birth Center when she went…
 
Early amniotomy for induction of labor (between 3-4 cm depending) has been a controversial discussion at the bedside and among L&D nurses. In this episode, Justine and Sarah discuss the current research and professional recommendations for early AROM as well as the risks altogether of AROM (in general) and early AROM. Does it really increase risk? …
 
On this week's episode of the Millennials and Money Podcast our guest, Labor and Delivery Nurse Cindy Nguyen shares her Money Story. Cindy grew up in a household with a dad who was very frugal and financially responsible, traits that Cindy learned and still carries today. Cindy shares how seeing the impact the 08 financial crisis had on her par…
 
Prodromal labor isn't fun and can be defeating at times. But remember that your baby WILL eventually come out, and trust your body. Your body is smart and made to do this; prodromal labor can help correct your baby's positioning to prepare you for better labor later on! To hear our tips to help relieve some of the pressure, like seeing a chiropract…
 
I am SO SORRY! I've been doing this "hack" forever and have NEVER talked about it! If you're NOT a morning person or are a mama who is still not sleeping through the night because #momlife — this episode is BIG TIME FOR YOU! Time to FINALLY learn my favorite hack to get time TO YOURSELF (yes QUIET TIME in the morning BEFORE your kids get up) withou…
 
Links: 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. Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!By Bryn Huntpalmer
 
In this episode, Kendra Mitchell walks us through her experience with birth and she tells us about how elective cesarean sections can be beneficial. She was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation after her first baby, which is a hemorrhage of the brain stem into the spinal cavity. So, straining to push a baby can be dangerous. Kendra's first two…
 
“Once I knew what it was, that helped. It’s a physiological thing. There’s nothing actually wrong with me. My experience with it was pretty extreme. Our bodies are so amazing and they serve us so well, but there are differences for everybody.” Brenda’s six births include a medicated hospital birth, a crash Cesarean, an unmedicated VBAC, an HBAC, an…
 
Taking medication while breastfeeding, even taking something as common as Tylenol can be controversial. So what about parents on or who need to start taking medicine like Zoloft, Prozac or other psychotropic medications? Is it safe for both parent and new baby? Today we’re going to talk all about postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression medicat…
 
Christine's experience wearing glasses for her first labor and delivery did not go well. For her second birth, she decided to take what she had learned the first time around and make some changes. In this episode, Christine shares what made her decide to wear glasses or contacts for labor and delivery. She also offers tips to make wearing both glas…
 
I get a little heartbroken when moms want to just know what to DO... What workouts do you do? What do you eat? What's your calorie intake? What should MY calorie intake be? These questions aren't bad (and I DO answer them when asked), but they're the reason LASTING CHANGE isn't happening for you. I told you this was a TOUGH LOVE tip... so let's get…
 
This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com. Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! Kalen's first Birth Hour episode…
 
On this episode of the Golden Hour Birth Podcast, we welcome an Atlanta mom of 2, Christina! Christina and her husband got married 9 years ago and essentially created a trip list before trying for a baby. After a fairly easy pregnancy, Christina was met with a difficult postpartum. She struggled with setting boundaries and hosted family immediately…
 
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a depressive period or series of depressive episodes that can happen after the birth of a baby. While there is some debate, most psychological and OB/GYN experts agree that any depression that occurs within the first 12 months after birth may be related to the birth. This type of depression affects 1 in 7 moms and 1 i…
 
I am so excited to share this podcast episode with you guys. I am doing a birth story today with Cathryn. And you know that feeling that you get when you watch a really feel-good movie made me really sad in the beginning and then there's like these really, really feel good parts at the end. You're just like, oh, I just feel so good after watching t…
 
Birth plans get a bad rap. Let’s be honest. If you are an L&D nurse, you have heard the phrase “here’s a ticket to the OR.” Instead of being opposed to any and all birth plans, what if we took another stance? What if we decided to be curious instead of judgemental? It is about time we start assessing our bias when it comes to birth plans. Do you kn…
 
Weeks 13 to 27 of your pregnancy tend to be the favorite period for many expecting moms. This episode covers everything you need to know to navigate the second trimester. Your belly will start showing, and you will be able to feel your baby kicking. By this point, morning sickness should be subsiding. You have adjusted to many lifestyle changes to …
 
These are some of THE most common difficulties moms worry about when it comes to THEIR journey and how it might impact their family: "I want to eat healthier, but I don't want to be cooking 2 different meals every night." "I want to workout more often, but it's so hard with my kids and their schedule." "I want to get my workout done early in the mo…
 
In this rebroadcast from 2020, Bekah shares how she and her boyfriend discovered they were pregnant after 3 short months of dating, and struggled to navigate their new roles as partners and future parents throughout an otherwise uneventful pregnancy. Links: Get your breast pump for free at aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour and use promo code TBH15 …
 
So many exciting things are happening here at Birth Boot Camp! Headquarters is shaking things up and everyone is evolving with new responsibilities and roles. Enter Robmikia, who is our newest Headquarters team member! Get to know Robmikia on the latest podcast episode. Available on all major podcast stations. Just search for the 'Birth Boot Camp P…
 
On today’s podcast, we’re going to talk with the founder of Every Baby Eats, licensed clinical social worker, and IBCLC, Kristin Cavuto Kristin Cavuto, pronouns she/they, is a licensed clinical social worker in IBCLC and private practice in central New Jersey. Her practice specialties are low supply, parental and infant mental health, and the inter…
 
“Every baby, every delivery, and every birth is so different.” Rebecca’s first birth was a smooth, textbook experience. Less than 12 months later, Rebecca arrived at the hospital ready to deliver her second baby girl. However, after four hours of pushing, unmedicated manual rotation, and scary heart rate readings, Rebecca knew she needed to consent…
 
What does breastfeeding look like in the first week of a baby's life? Sometimes as new parents we keep thinking feed the baby, feed the baby, but babies have tiny tummies! While we may think they should be gulping down full breasts of milk, I learned years ago from today’s guest, that all a baby needs in the first day or so is a teaspoon! In today’…
 
After birthing quite a large baby and experiencing shoulder dystocia, Jessica Bower went on a quest to figure out why she had grown a baby that size. She shares with Adriana how gaining control of her sugar levels really helped with her “Mission: Make a Small Baby” for her third birth. This nutritional connection with her body was key in her decisi…
 
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