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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

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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.
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Victoria shares the story of her miscarriage, and subsequent birth.
Natalie is the Pied Piper of twin families around the globe. Founding Twiniversity — the world’s leading support network for multiple birth families — in 2009, she’s become the global influencer for this small niche community. Reaching over a million families a week through Twiniversity’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube channels, moms and dads of twins flock to Twiniversity to find resources, ask questions, explore new products, and find community and support from other twin parents. Natalie is a true connector, bringing parents from all walks of life together, breaking past cultural differences, to share in the highs and lows of parenting twins. Natalie’s book, “What To Do When You’re Having Two” is a global bestseller in Twins & Multiples Parenting.
After two straightforward, unmedicated births (one hospital birth with an OB, the other a homebirth with a midwife), Grace planned another homebirth with a midwife. Those plans changed immediately when she noticed her baby had stopped moving at 41 weeks and her birth quickly changed to an emergent hospital induction.
When it comes to finding a hospital, there are some key things to look for to ensure you will be setting yourself up for the most mother-baby friendly care possible! Today Stephanie and I are talking about questions you can ask prior to choosing where you will give birth. Because many doctors only have privileges at certain hospitals, you may want to look into the hospitals early on in your care when choosing a doctor. Stephanie is a doula, lactation consultant and certified childbirth educator so you will definitely want to soak in all of her amazing knowledge! Grab your free download: Guide to Finding an Evidence Based Hospital! You can also go straight to thebirthhour.com/course to sign up for our Know Your Options course today! Use code 100OFF for $100 off your enrollment. 
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 our private Facebook group, and other bonus content. We are so appreciative of your support!
After naturally conceiving twins, Alina and her husband were told by doctors that one of their twins would pass away shortly after birth.
Justina conceived in 2019, and saw the same midwife for all of her pregnancy care and for her baby’s birth. Justina gives credit to the midwifery model of care and a Hypnobirthing course for her positive birth experience. 
When it comes to finding a doctor, does it ever make you feel completely stuck? How do you know if they will be right for you? Today Stephanie and I are talking about why we recommend finding an evidence based care provider and how you can tell if the person you're interviewing (YES, you should absolutely be interviewing your providers!) is practicing evidence based care. Stephanie is a doula, lactation counselor, and certified childbirth educator so you will definitely want to soak in all of her amazing knowledge! Grab your free download: Guide to Finding an Evidence Based Provider! You can also go straight to thebirthhour.com/course to sign up for our Know Your Options course today! Use code 100OFF for $100 off your enrollment. 
This is a preview of our new 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 our private Facebook group, and other bonus content. We are so appreciative of your support!
Emily's labor was easy, calm, and quiet thanks to her attentive husband, supportive doula, and hands-off birth team. After an hour of pushing, the doctor assisted Emily using the Ritgen’s maneuver and Elijah David was born. Emily began hemorrhaging moments later and was stabilized with the use of medication and a bakari balloon.
After suffering a difficult pregnancy and miscarriage, Mimi planned for an unmedicated hospital birth with midwives. She shares the story of her rainbow baby and discusses how her husband prepared for and took on the role of doula.
This is a preview of our new 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 our private Facebook group, and other bonus content. We are so appreciative of your support!
Caroline is back to share her second birth story!
Jasmine shares her birth stories and discusses experiencing the unrealized fears of her first birth during her second. Become a listener-support at patreon.com/birthhour!
Linnaea shares her two birth stories and relates complications with breastfeeding after her second.
Elizabeth shares her experience having to leave China during COVID-19 only to find out it was in the U.S. and having to change her birth plans.
Both of Meghan’s births were, coincidentally, hospital inductions at 37 weeks.
After an uneventful pregnancy, Deborah thought she had planned for all aspects of her labor and delivery; but, she never anticipated having an unexpectedly quick labor and unassisted delivery.
Tayla shares her three birth stories.
After a disempowering birth with her first son that nearly ended in tragedy, Erica vowed to have a different experience when she got pregnant again.
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Comments (11)

Allison Bothley

appreciate her sharing but this episode freaked me out.

Jan 15th
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Adrine S

She starts the episode saying she thinks people over research. So she doesn't inform herself at all. Chooses an elective surgery. Has a miscarriage and placenta previa and only then starts to think about how her uninformed decision had consequences. Just don't commit this mistake. Inform yourselves! There's no such thing as over informed.

Dec 19th
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Allysia Brown

this similar to my story (traumatic csection but successful vbac). just had my baby July 22! I actually changed my health provider at 36 weeks because she became a bait n switch. I used a midwife practice the last month of my pregnancy. congrats momma

Aug 8th
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Shannon OC

This podcast got me through my pregnancy! I mined the archived episodes every single day from the beginning of my second trimester, to the day I gave birth. I love it 👶💜🤰

May 10th
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Callie Wall

is it just my device, or is there no audio..?

Apr 23rd
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Honey Badger

the last half hour was so uncomfortable to listen to, it was like she was having her own one sided therapy session

Apr 3rd
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Honey Badger

Wonderful to listen to all her birth stories. My favorite so far ❤️

Mar 22nd
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Emily Dunn

She has such an amazing attitude and sweet spirit even though she went through so much!! Loved this episode!!!

Feb 25th
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