Best Naturalbirth podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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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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Welcome to Rockstar Birth Radio! I'm your host Shalome and this podcast is for pregnant mamas who are seeking a fabulous birth experience. So let's step away from the scary and fearful view of birth and dive into the rich birthing wisdom and powerful birth stories, to inspire you to rock your birth, your way.
 
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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How do you stay in a space of trusting your body and the process when getting pregnant presents an emotional journey of challenges? This was Caitlin’s reality when she and her wife, Shona decided to start a family. First there were the conversations of who would be the gestational parent - which were relatively easy given that Caitlin wanted to ...…
 
How do you stay in a space of trusting your body and the process when getting pregnant presents an emotional journey of challenges? This was Caitlin’s reality when she and her wife, Shona decided to start a family. First there were the conversations of who would be the gestational parent - which were relatively easy given that Caitlin wanted to ...…
 
Stephanie interviews Parijat Deshpande, leading high-risk pregnancy expert, about mental health and high-risk pregnancies. They discuss how you can turn off the chronic stress response and heal from pregnancy and birth trauma. Stephanie and Parijat also discuss what to do if you’ve experienced trauma and getting pregnant again feels scary. Pari ...…
 
What if you had to change your birth plans on your due date? This happened for Laura Smoker, as she prepared for and planned a home birth, however had to shift plans when she risked out due to concerns around her blood pressure and possible preeclampsia. Laura and her husband Joshua wanted a home birth following 3 miscarriages and some of the h ...…
 
What if you had to change your birth plans on your due date? This happened for Laura Smoker, as she prepared for and planned a home birth, however had to shift plans when she risked out due to concerns around her blood pressure and possible preeclampsia. Laura and her husband Joshua wanted a home birth following 3 miscarriages and some of the h ...…
 
Stephanie interviews Emily Hughes, a mama who navigated a full year in the NICU with her first born child. Emily shares her story as well as tips for parents who find themselves in the NICU. We discuss what you can do to support friends and family members who have a little one in the NICU and how you can support your mental health through this ...…
 
Don’t all moms ultimately want what’s best for their children? This is a question that Katelyn Fusco addressed in her work as a certified health coach for pregnant mothers. This question and the answers to it evolved and applied to the world of pregnancy and birth as well when Katelyn shifted to become a student midwife. As a cesarean baby hers ...…
 
Don’t all moms ultimately want what’s best for their children? This is a question that Katelyn Fusco addressed in her work as a certified health coach for pregnant mothers. This question and the answers to it evolved and applied to the world of pregnancy and birth as well when Katelyn shifted to become a student midwife. As a cesarean baby hers ...…
 
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Erin Psota, Canadian naturopathic doctor and mother who had to navigate life for 2 months in the NICU with her first born child. This episode may be a tear jerker for some of you mamas, but it sure is a great resource to support you parents who have or are currently navigating life in the NICU. Dr. Psota’s story may be ...…
 
What do you do when it’s difficult to come to terms with how your birth unfolded? In today’s episode, Katie Suder shares her journey with us. From her unexpected and joyful pregnancy to currently 9 months postpartum and still processing a lot of her birth experience. While waiting the few weeks before she could see an OBGYN for her first appoin ...…
 
What do you do when it’s difficult to come to terms with how your birth unfolded? In today’s episode, Katie Suder shares her journey with us. From her unexpected and joyful pregnancy to currently 9 months postpartum and still processing a lot of her birth experience. While waiting the few weeks before she could see an OBGYN for her first appoin ...…
 
Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of the Anti-Anxiety Diet. They share examples of simple meals to support your mental health, their take on reducing caffeine, and how to optimize a vegan/vegetarian diet to support mental health. They also share how their approach to anxiety differs from ...…
 
Have you experienced postpartum PTSD? Today we’re talking with Stephanie Aberlich, not only about her home birth of her son Arlo (which she and her husband Dustin planned for and kept a secret from friends and family), but also the traumatic ER visit and hospital stay for baby Arlo just 24 hours after he was born and was experiencing fast breat ...…
 
Have you experienced postpartum PTSD? Today we’re talking with Stephanie Aberlich, not only about her home birth of her son Arlo (which she and her husband Dustin planned for and kept a secret from friends and family), but also the traumatic ER visit and hospital stay for baby Arlo just 24 hours after he was born and was experiencing fast breat ...…
 
Today Dr. Elana interviews Ali Miller, registered dietitian and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet. Ali believes wholeheartedly in food as medicine. Today she shares what foods will help calm our thoughts, some foods to avoid, and supplements to support your mood safely while pregnant and/or breastfeeding. We’d like to say a special thank you to M ...…
 
How does the experience of one birth influence the plans for births that follow? Today we chat with Emilee Petrill, and we pack a lot into a sub-hour conversation. Emilee has experienced a hospital birth with her first son Corbyn, a birthing center for her son Penn and finally a home birth for her son Moxy. She walks us through the processes an ...…
 
How does the experience of one birth influence the plans for births that follow? Today we chat with Emilee Petrill, and we pack a lot into a sub-hour conversation. Emilee has experienced a hospital birth with her first son Corbyn, a birthing center for her son Penn and finally a home birth for her son Moxy. She walks us through the processes an ...…
 
Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Karen Kleiman on the topic of her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They discuss why self care is necessary and not just a luxury, how you can figure out what you actually need to feel better, and how to support your mama friends who are struggling. This episode is full of great takeaways for ...…
 
What if you felt like no one believed in your body’s ability to birth your baby? What if a care provider told you that just by being pregnant you were making an unsafe choice? Today we talk to Dedra Straka, mama of 4. Dedra had a home birth for her fourth, after 3 cesarean births. She had always dreamed of a home birth, but due to multiple circ ...…
 
What if you felt like no one believed in your body’s ability to birth your baby? What if a care provider told you that just by being pregnant you were making an unsafe choice? Today we talk to Dedra Straka, mama of 4. Dedra had a home birth for her fourth, after 3 cesarean births. She had always dreamed of a home birth, but due to multiple circ ...…
 
Steph interviews Karen Kleiman, MSW about her #speakthesecret campaign which helps new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Over 90% of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves, but many are afraid to tell anyone. Moms are left feeling confused, frustrated, or scared a ...…
 
In today’s episode we’re talking with Laura Fifield and Natalie Bancroft, two amazing women who are linked with a quite famous recent birth story. You see Natalie, a birth photographer and doula as well as a mama of 3, gave birth to her third baby earlier this year at home. And baby Simon weighed 11 lbs. 2 oz!!! And Laura, Natalie’s friend, bir ...…
 
In today’s episode we’re talking with Laura Fifield and Natalie Bancroft, two amazing women who are linked with a quite famous recent birth story. You see Natalie, a birth photographer and doula as well as a mama of 3, gave birth to her third baby earlier this year at home. And baby Simon weighed 11 lbs. 2 oz!!! And Laura, Natalie’s friend, bir ...…
 
Steph interviews Becky Rapinchuk aka Clean Mama®, who is a natural cleaning and homekeeping expert. Becky’s daily, simplified cleaning routine is easy-to-follow and takes 30 minutes or less. Learn how to create your own, natural cleaning products and how to create a simple cleaning routine for your family, so you can spend more time enjoying yo ...…
 
How long was your birth? We tend to made assumptions about the birth experience based on how long it was. Especially if it was very fast. Some might think, “Oh, wow that’s awesome! You’re so lucky!” But it’s not always that simple. In today’s episode, we talk to both mom and dad! Caitlin and Drew Hutcheon join us to talk about their pregnancy a ...…
 
How long was your birth? We tend to made assumptions about the birth experience based on how long it was. Especially if it was very fast. Some might think, “Oh, wow that’s awesome! You’re so lucky!” But it’s not always that simple. In today’s episode, we talk to both mom and dad! Caitlin and Drew Hutcheon join us to talk about their pregnancy a ...…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the episode with Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. They highlight important points from the episode and discuss further how diet can impact stress, how to identify stressors, and how to communicate effectively with your suppor ...…
 
What do you think it would be like to grow from a family of 2 to a family of 5 in just under a year? Well, you’ll hear a little bit about that today in our interview with Lynnea Krall. Lynnea is an RN turned doula who believes in the power of supporting women and families in birth. She and her husband Daniel struggled themselves when it came ti ...…
 
What do you think it would be like to grow from a family of 2 to a family of 5 in just under a year? Well, you’ll hear a little bit about that today in our interview with Lynnea Krall. Lynnea is an RN turned doula who believes in the power of supporting women and families in birth. She and her husband Daniel struggled themselves when it came ti ...…
 
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Samantha Brody, naturopathic doctor and author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out. Learn why mamas are susceptible to overwhelm and what you can do to overcome stress during challenging times. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear you ...…
 
Have you heard the term geriatric pregnancy? (Matthew hadn’t before this interview). Any pregnancy after the age of 35 is actually technically considered a geriatric pregnancy. But in our conversation today with Stephanie Dunne, we’re shifting that narrative and dropping age as a defining factor in pregnancy and birth. Stephanie shares her birt ...…
 
Have you heard the term geriatric pregnancy? (Matthew hadn’t before this interview). Any pregnancy after the age of 35 is actually technically considered a geriatric pregnancy. But in our conversation today with Stephanie Dunne, we’re shifting that narrative and dropping age as a defining factor in pregnancy and birth. Stephanie shares her birt ...…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook. Topics Discussed: Why ...…
 
Can you train for the experience of birth? We’ve often heard birth compared to a marathon. Most people have a lot of intense and focused training when it comes to their marathons. So how can a woman prepare for the marathon of birth? In today’s birth story we’re chatting with Brooke Cates, the founder and CEO of The Bloom Method, a pre and post ...…
 
Can you train for the experience of birth? We’ve often heard birth compared to a marathon. Most people have a lot of intense and focused training when it comes to their marathons. So how can a woman prepare for the marathon of birth? In today’s birth story we’re chatting with Brooke Cates, the founder and CEO of The Bloom Method, a pre and post ...…
 
Steph interviews Cassy Joy Garcia about her new book Cook Once, Eat All Week, which is a revolutionary way to get delicious, healthy, and affordable food on the table fast. She shares how batch-cooking a few basic components can give you an entire week’s worth of dinners with minimal time and effort. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, ...…
 
If Tammy could, she would shout from every rooftop about how awesome her home birth experience was and how every woman can give birth without fear. Since finding every rooftop would take some time, having her on our “podcast rooftop” will suffice for now. Unsure of whether or not she’d be able to get pregnant, Tammy had a surprise first pregnan ...…
 
If Tammy could, she would shout from every rooftop about how awesome her home birth experience was and how every woman can give birth without fear. Since finding every rooftop would take some time, having her on our “podcast rooftop” will suffice for now. Unsure of whether or not she’d be able to get pregnant, Tammy had a surprise first pregnan ...…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode on Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Moms and Babies with Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess. This podcast reviews key takeaways from the episode and highlights important tips that every mom can use to be your own best health advocate during pregnancy and postpartum. Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTu ...…
 
What inspires birth workers to do what they do? In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Sarah DiMarco, a birth and bereavement doula and a mama of a blended family of 7. She shares both her experience as a doula as well as her birth stories. Following her first birth, which was in a hospital, and then experiencing 2 miscarriages after that, Sar ...…
 
What inspires birth workers to do what they do? In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Sarah DiMarco, a birth and bereavement doula and a mama of a blended family of 7. She shares both her experience as a doula as well as her birth stories. Following her first birth, which was in a hospital, and then experiencing 2 miscarriages after that, Sar ...…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess about improving birth outcomes for Black moms and babies. In the United States today, Black women are four times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, and Black mothers experience twice the rate of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. As clinically trained social w ...…
 
Did anyone create their birth plans before becoming pregnant? In today’s episode, we chat with Bailey Calvin about her birth story with her daughter Riley Jo. Bailey planned to have a home birth before becoming pregnant. She had just always envisioned a home birth for when she had babies. It did take a little while for her husband Taylor to get ...…
 
Did anyone create their birth plans before becoming pregnant? In today’s episode, we chat with Bailey Calvin about her birth story with her daughter Riley Jo. Bailey planned to have a home birth before becoming pregnant. She had just always envisioned a home birth for when she had babies. It did take a little while for her husband Taylor to get ...…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana recap the interview on lead education, prevention, and treatment with Dr. Virdee. They share their personal experiences with lead testing, discuss risk factors and treatment, share nutritional considerations and natural approaches, and highlight the importance of using a team approach to address this concern. Enjoy the liste ...…
 
Did any naysayers try to convince you that you couldn’t have the birth you wanted? It can be very challenging to process and deal with the feedback we get from people around us, especially care providers. In today’s episode we’re chatting with Ruth Sufrin about her HBAC journey. After an unplanned c-birth with her son Zev, she grieved the natur ...…
 
Did any naysayers try to convince you that you couldn’t have the birth you wanted? It can be very challenging to process and deal with the feedback we get from people around us, especially care providers. In today’s episode we’re chatting with Ruth Sufrin about her HBAC journey. After an unplanned c-birth with her son Zev, she grieved the natur ...…
 
Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Virdee on a very important topic that many parents may not be aware of– lead exposure in children. Most pediatricians test lead levels in the blood between 12-24 months, while some pediatricians don’t routinely offer this test. This episode aims to support you in knowing what to do if your child’s lead levels come back ...…
 
Any mamas out there who have birthed in multiple countries? Today’s guest, Lindsay Wolff shares her two home birth experiences with us. Her first with her daughter Isla was in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and her second daughter Marin was in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Both times Lindsay and her husband Jeremy had to navigate entirely ne ...…
 
Any mamas out there who have birthed in multiple countries? Today’s guest, Lindsay Wolff shares her two home birth experiences with us. Her first with her daughter Isla was in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and her second daughter Marin was in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Both times Lindsay and her husband Jeremy had to navigate entirely ne ...…
 
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