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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

Author: Bryn Huntpalmer

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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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Today I'm replaying an episode from Denene Millner, who shared her experience with pregnancy and childbirth as a black woman in America back in 2016 on The Birth Hour. But first I'm going to share some clips from NPR's Code Switch podcast which recently covered this topic.
Angela planned for a birth with hospital midwives. Her birth plan included an epidural and support from her partner who was a hospital employee.
Britt shares her birth story and discusses breastfeeding and postpartum depression.
Madeline shares about giving birth during COVID-19 and discusses ICP.
Shannon shares her birth story and discusses her peripartum anxiety.
During a very healthy, normal pregnancy, Karissa was unexpectedly sent to the hospital at 29 weeks with preterm contractions. They determined that she was not in labor and sent her home after a night of observation and medication to bedrest for the next five weeks.
Emily shares her birth story and also discusses breastfeeding.
Laura is a faculty member in public health whose research focuses on quality and equity in maternity care. She shares the story of birthing her fraternal twin girls, their NICU stay, and breastfeeding.
Lauren's episode first aired in Mach 2016.
Gabey shares her two birth stories with the same midwife group in a hospital.
I interviewed Rebecca Dekker from Evidence Based Birth on April 13, 2020, for an expert interview bonus episode exclusive to our patreon listener-supporters. We scheduled that interview months in advance before Coronavirus was on anyone's radar in the U.S. She was so generous to stick around for an extra conversation about the existing evidence/research around COVID-19 and I wanted to make sure that portion of the interview was available to our entire audience.
Katie shares her three birth stories, focusing on her most recent, an unassisted car birth with a positive postpartum experience in the hospital.
Melanie discusses preparing for her c-section twin birth and the how COVID-19 affected her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
This is the second part of Danielle's episode, in which she tells her birth story.
This is the first part of Danielle's story. She shares her pregnancy story and learning her husband had COVID-19.
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Kristen Seward's First Hand Account Giving Birth During COVID-19
Ndeya and her wife, Kourtney, knew even before they were expecting that they wanted to have a home birth. After a simple IUI in January 2018, they were pregnant! Armed with knowledge and the support of her wife and fabulous midwives, Ndeya went into labor and birth feeling confident and excited. After 20 hours of early labor, 10 hours of active labor and 25 minutes of pushing (in a squat) their daughter, Aminah, was born, in the middle of their living room.
Kimberly discusses her fertility journey and birth story.
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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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