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Hello & Welcome to The VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast. Are you wanting to learn more about vaginal homebirth after cesarean section and find your confidence to birth the way you feel is the best and safest for you and your baby? This podcast is for women wanting to learn more about VBAC’s, especially homebirths! Join our Free online Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/306243550 Want support finding your voice, confidence & be supported during your VBAC journey check out this online community Journey into Motherhood - https://members.themotherhoodcircle.com.au/join-3/

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Hello & Welcome to The VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast. Are you wanting to learn more about vaginal homebirth after cesarean section and find your confidence to birth the way you feel is the best and safest for you and your baby? This podcast is for women wanting to learn more about VBAC’s, especially homebirths! Join our Free online Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/306243550 Want support finding your voice, confidence & be supported during your VBAC journey check out this online community Journey into Motherhood - https://members.themotherhoodcircle.com.au/join-3/

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Episodes

EP121 | Building your community (Happy Valentines Day!!)

2/14/2024
In this episode, I share some of the struggles we all have when it comes to building community for ourselves. And how why you should start building your community now. I share some ways you can take steps to build your community and how mindset and perspective play a massive part in you being able to create the community you need and deserve. Enjoy this episode, Ashley More from Ashley: Free VBAC Training: Don't miss the VBAC Workshop in February 2024, packed with valuable insights and knowledge, VBAC myth-busting, and answering all of your VBAC questions. ⁠⁠Click here to register⁠⁠ Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠⁠www.ashleywinning.com⁠⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠⁠⁠

Duration:00:13:08

EP120 | Christy - 7 Caesarean Births & 3 HBA7C

2/7/2024
In this episode, I get to share with you Christy's phenomenal birth stories. Christy is a mother of 10 children, who has had 7 Caesarean births and 3 homebirths. She had fairly positive c-sections births with her first 6 children, and found on the 7th her Dr was obligated to refer Christy to another OBGYN as she was deemed "high risk" due to hospital policy. She found this quite challenging and was told she had placenta accreta multiple times after ultrasounds. When she birthed her baby by c-section and there was no placenta accreta she felt like she was done with having babies. Although she wasn't quite done and found herself pregnant with baby number 8. She searched high and low for support this time and found herself eventually connecting with a homebirth midwife, planning a VBAC. Listen to this episode to hear some of the challenges Christy overcame to birth her babies in a way she felt comfortable and happy to. Along with some important conversations about what can happen in the birth journey. Enjoy this episode, Ashley x More from Ashley: Free VBAC Training: Don't miss the VBAC Workshop in February 2024, packed with valuable insights and knowledge, VBAC myth-busting, and answering all of your VBAC questions. ⁠Click here to register⁠ Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠www.ashleywinning.com⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠⁠

Duration:01:26:22

EP119 | Obstetric Violence & Birth Trauma with Hazel Keedle

2/1/2024
In this episode, we have returning super start guest Hazel Keedle, and we discuss obstetric violence and birth trauma. In this episode, we discuss: We also discuss the NSW Birth Inquiry Please be mindful that this episode discusses traumatic experiences of women and maybe triggering or disturbing. Ashley x More from Ashley: Free VBAC Training: Don't miss the VBAC Workshop in February 2024, packed with valuable insights and knowledge, VBAC myth-busting, and answering all of your VBAC questions. Click here to register Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠www.ashleywinning.com⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠⁠

Duration:01:16:48

EP118 | Welcome back! And exciting new things coming in 2024

1/16/2024
Hi everyone, and welcome back to the VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast! I hope you had a rejuvenating break and are ready to dive into 2024 with me. This year promises to be filled with inspiring stories, valuable insights, and expert discussions to support you on your journey towards a triumphant VBAC homebirth. What's in Store: In the upcoming months, I have an exciting lineup for you: Real Mum Stories: We'll be featuring a variety of real mum stories, including tales of rural HBAC, HBA7C mama, experiencing 3 homebirths,, and many other incredible homebirth after c-section stories. Guest Episodes: We have some fantastic guest episodes lined up, including conversations with: Hazel Keedle: Discussing obstetric violence and birth trauma. Dr. Stu: An OBGYN turned homebirth advocate, shedding light on breech births, VBAC, and twin homebirths. Catherine Bell: Exploring the concept of Birth Mapping. Feel free to recommend a guest speaker or share your own HBAC birth story by emailing me at hello@ashleywinning.com. Exciting Offerings: Free Training Coming Soon: Don't miss the VBAC Workshop in February 2024, packed with valuable insights and knowledge, VBAC myth busting, and answering all of your VBAC questions. VBAC Village Membership Launch: Mark your calendars for March 2024! The VBAC Village Membership is set to launch, and the waitlist is open for early bird pricing and exclusive giveaways. Join the waitlist here Birth Doula Services: Exciting news! I now offer in-person birth doula support from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, as well as virtual doula support worldwide. Connect with me to explore how I can assist you on your birthing journey, I’d love to hear more about your birth plans, dreams and desires. Book in a coffee chat here. Looking Ahead: As we launch on this new year, there are numerous exciting opportunities to find support, deepen your birth knowledge, and work towards achieving your dream VBAC homebirth. Make sure to tune in to the podcast episodes for an extra dose of inspiration. I’m thrilled to have you with us on The VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast in 2024. Enjoy this episode, and remember, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Website: www.ashleywinning.com Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠⁠

Duration:00:10:25

EP117 | What's to come soon + Taking a shortish podcast break

11/2/2023
Hi everyone, I've decided to give myself a bit of a podcast break for a shortish period. I'm feeling that I will be back around Christmas time! I share some of my journey, what's happening in my life at the moment and some of the new offerings I am birthing in the world soon (lots of VBAC!!) I'd love it if you could contribute to my VBAC Membership Survey if you are considering a future VBAC - You can do that here! And I share some of the amazing podcast episodes that are coming up when I return (there are some epic ones in there!!) During this break you can catch up on some episodes you haven't tuned into yet, re-listen to some of your fav's or share with people who could benefit from this resource. I'm still open for business, so if you want a 1:1 session or to join me in one of my programs feel free to send me an email or DM me. Love and light, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠⁠

Duration:00:22:35

EP116 | Same sex relationship + planned birth centre birth turned unplanned freebirth

10/26/2023
In this episode, we meet, Kara, a mother of two. Kara had both of her children in a same-sex relationship with her partner. Her first pregnancy was an IVF baby in 2019 with a planned hospital birth. The pregnancy was fairly low-key. Kara experienced prodrominal labour for a few days and that was quite challenging and exhausting for her. She had a couple of nights of no sleep and it was quite a painful experience. She went into the hospital and they checked her and said that there was no cervix it was up high and closed so she was sent home. She eventually went back into the hospital and experienced a painful cascade of interventions and chose to have a c-section. After that birth, she moved from Alice Springs to the Gold Coast. They had the challenge of having to get their embryos from South Australia shipped to the Gold Coast. Due to her partner being aboriginal, she was able to be part of an MGP programme and plan a birth centre birth with her VBAC baby. She hired a doula and started prenatal yoga. During that time she connected with a new doula and ended the contract with the first doula and hired one she felt more aligned with. She didn't plan on a freebirth but was subconsciously manifesting a freebirth. She asked her doula if she would support her and she received a yes - still planning a birth centre birth she found herself having an unplanned freebirth. To hear all the interesting gold nuggets along the way come and listen to Kara's amazing birth stories. Enjoy this podcast episode, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠⁠Group here ⁠

Duration:01:07:20

EP115 | It takes a village to raise a homebirth mother

10/18/2023
In this episode, I share a little bit of my take on the phrase - it takes a village to raise a baby/ mother. I believe it takes a village to raise a mother, and unfortunately in this modern day world many of us have lost our village. So it's extra important for us to be vigilant, and mindful, and take steps each day to create our own circle of support. I share some ways you can create your circle of support in your homebirth journey with some low-cost, free, and higher-cost supports available. It's time to think outside the box, get on saving for your dream team, and create your ideal life and experience. Enjoy this episode, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Doors are now open to the Homebirth Group Mentoring Program - ⁠Join us here⁠⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠⁠Group here ⁠

Duration:00:21:14

EP114 | Tune into your Intuition

10/10/2023
In this episode, I share with you some ways you can tune into your intuition. Often we find it hard to know when we are having intuition, or something that is showing as a fear disguised as intuition. I'm going to share the difference between fears and intuition, and how you can navigate the difference between the two and tap into your intuition - so when it comes time to birth your baby you are able to listen to within. Enjoy this podcast episode, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning Doors are now open to the Homebirth Group Mentoring Program - Join us here⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE VBAC Workshop - DM me on Insta! Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:20:15

EP113 | Birth Positions for your VBAC Homebirth

10/3/2023
In this episode, I share some birth positions that may be helpful during your VBAC Homebirth, and I share my ideas on birth positions and the big focus I see happening in the birth world. What if I told you that you don't need to know all of the birth positions to birth your baby at home? What if I told you that it could in some ways be counter intuitive to be in your mind trying to remember what position you need to be in during labour. What if I told you that you don't need someone directing your body on what position to be in during labour? What if I told you that you have been sold a lie that your body won't work if you don't do optimal baby position, and get into all sorts of interesting and fun positions to birth your baby? I don't want to ruffle to many feathers as I know so many people are devout believes of spreading the message that you must be coached into positions to birth your baby more easily, or more quickly. Which in a hospital setting I agree, this is probably one of the best ways to birth. In a homebirth though, it may be the easiest and safest to birth your baby without disruption, without having to remember the best positions, or maneuvers to get into for birth and stay in your birthing mind. It may be best for everyone in your space to stand back and allow the process to completely happen, and only if you ask for support for options to be provided. If this sounds interesting, then this episode may be one that just makes you think twice about what you really need during your birth... and birthworkers - your mind might just explode! (hopefully with joy, and not rage). Enjoy this podcast episode, Ashley More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning Doors are now open to the Homebirth Group Mentoring Program - Join us here⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE VBAC Workshop - DM me on Insta! Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:19:56

EP112 | Open Conversations & Expectations with your Birth Team

9/28/2023
In this episode, I talk about how to start open conversations and communicate your expectations for your birth with your birth team. Being able to communicate effectively with your birth team is an important skill and requirement for any team to work together. If you don't feel safe to share your feelings, thoughts or communicate your needs this could lead to distrust, assumptions and you could start to create walls between you and your birth team. While I don't feel it should be the womans responsibility to initiate this conversation and many people working in this space providing support would have these conversation through your pregnancy - I'm noticing that many do now. This is such a valuable skill to have during your pregnancy and birth, but one that will also support you through life. One of the fundemental things that makes us different to animals is our ability to speak with thousands of words - and yet, so many people are afraid to share their feelings, thoughts or expectations, afraid of causing conflict or hurting someone. This is a skill I have been working on, and one I encourage and invite you to work on to. Enjoy this podcast episode, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning Doors are now open to the Homebirth Group Mentoring Program - Join us here⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE VBAC Workshop - DM me on Insta! Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:20:06

EP111 | Dr Rebecca Ray - Setting Boundaries & Difficult People

9/20/2023
In this episode, I had the honour of being able to talk to someone who I adore and who works in a space that fascinates me - Dr Rebecca Ray! More on Dr Rebecca Ray: Dr Rebecca Ray is a clinical psychologist, author and speaker who helps big-picture-thinking people master their psychology. Over the course of two decades of consultations, speaking events, books, and audio, she has encouraged thousands of humans making an impact on the world to live a life that's fulfilling, unapologetic, and free. Beck’s expertise as a professional zig-zagger sets her apart as one of Australia’s most in-demand and authoritative voices in the personal development space. Her science-backed, hard and heart truth approach is uniquely informed by her pivots from pilot to psychologist, from dating men to marrying a woman, and from being burnt out to bestselling author. Beck is the author of six books, including Be Happy, The Art of Self-Kindness, The Universe Listens to Brave, Setting Boundaries, Small Habits for a Big Life, and Difficult People (released in May 2023). She lives in the soul-fed hills of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with the great loves of her life: her wife Nyssa, son Bennett, two rescue Irish Setters and one gangly Weimaraner. What we discuss in this episode: Connect with Dr Rebecca Ray: Website: rebeccaray.com.au Books written by Dr Rebecca Ray: More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning Doors are now open to the Homebirth Group Mentoring Program - Join us here⁠⁠ Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:51:43

EP110 | Julz - Beautiful, Supported Rural HBAC

9/13/2023
In this episode, I speak with Julz and she shared with me her story of a beautiful, supported rural HBAC. It took Julz over 12 months to conceive her first baby, and while she was going through that journey she was working in a corporate job. It was fairly normalised to book in with an OBGYN during pregnancy for care. She didn't put much consideration into birth, as a first time mother, like so many first time mothers she was more interested in the pram and organising baby things. Julz was at the park with her partner swinging on a swing when her waters broke. She ended up going into hospital that night to start an induction process the next morning, although labour started on it's own. Labour was pretty intense for Julz, and she didn't have any mindset support like breathwork, positive affirmations, deep breathing or meditation to help her work through this in a positive way. She was given Fentanyl to help with the pain Intravenously. She was mostly sitting on the bed, trying to work through the pain while being supported with the Fentanyl. After coached pushing for three hours the OBGYN called it that she needed to go off to surgery, and her first baby was born via surgical birth. When she was pregnant with her next baby she had planned to have a VBAC and went back to the same hospital as where she had her first baby. She also had a subchorionic hematoma and some bleeding. More information on subchorionic hematoma: A subchorionic hematoma (also called subchorionic hemorrhage or subchorionic bleeding) is when blood forms between the wall of your uterus and the chorionic membrane during pregnancy. The chorionic membrane is the outermost layer separating your baby’s amniotic sac from the wall of your uterus. It can be associated with vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. A subchorionic hematoma can shrink in size and resolve on its own without treatment. In some cases, your healthcare provider will recommend a plan for follow-up after assessing the hematoma. It rarely causes serious health complications. Her younger child also got slapped cheek during the early part of her pregnancy which can cause infant anemia which would require a transfusion into the fetus before birth. Although, it only impact 1% and 5% of women who have the infection. During a scan the man doing the scan told Julz she would need to speak to her OBGYN because he was the "boss" of what she could do in her pregnancy and boss which didn't sit right for Julz. She was speaking to a friend who had an incredible homebirth experience and she talked to her about her last birth and asked her what happened to her birth. She started listening to Rhea Dempsey on podcasts and her book Birth with Confidence and Dr Sarah Buckley and her incredible work. Julz started to understand the importance of hormones and functional, physiological pain that Rhea talks about. This planted the seed of homebirth, although she didn't believe this would be an option for her. She called over 10 different private midwives who would send her in different directions, in different forums. She called a midwife to just let her know that she felt she was too far away and after a conversation with this midwife she felt really connected and safe with that midwife. She asked her what happened in her last birth, which was a game changer for Julz. No one had ever really asked her about that birth. Julz formed a beautiful, supportive relationship with her midwife that made her feel seen, safe and supported and she went on to have a sacred birth at home the way she had wanted. You can listen to this gorgeous story to hear all the juicy details. More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program ⁠- click here Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:01:16:14

EP109 | People pleasing can sabotage your homebirth experience

9/5/2023
In this episode, I share my experiences with people pleasers after living a life of people pleasing and working with people pleasers. Time and time again I hear many of the same challenges come up from women who identify as people pleasers. They usually come across as such caring and loving women (and they are), often thinking about other people first... even to their own detriment. It's time to reclaim your homebirth journey and take the lead. Do not allow others to push their way into your birth space or allow guilt to take over your choices moving forward. Come and learn more about people pleasers and how you can set some boundaries moving forward. Ashley x Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program ⁠- click here Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:26:40

EP108 | How to handle the pain of birth

8/31/2023
In this episode, I share some ways you can get yourself into the best space to be able to handle the pain of birth. Pain is one of the biggest fears women have when it comes to birthing at home (without all the drugs). I worried how I would go after having an epidural with my second in a hospital. When I did have my freebirth at home, the pain was intense and strong for the first few hours - which really caught me by surprise. I am so grateful that I had done a lot of prep work to get me to a space of being able to navigate through that, and find a way to calm and peace (and sometimes pleasure throughout the birth experience). And you can also set yourself up to be in the space to handle the pain of birth! Listen to this podcast episode where I share my tips to help you set yourself up. Enjoy this podcast episode. Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program ⁠- click here Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:20:26

EP107 | Is the position of your baby really that important?

8/22/2023
In this podcast episode, I share some of my insights and views on this craze of making sure your baby is in the "optimal position" for birth. It might, or might not surprise you to learn that I don't believe in putting much time and effort into making sure your baby is in the optimal birthing position. I believe that women are capable birthing goddesses, and that majority of women with birth without coaching, being told to move into positions, or needing to even know what "positions" to be in. I think planning a homebirth can be a lot easier, and less expensive when you don't have to believe that you need to control all aspects of that birth (and news flash - you and your provider have less control than you may think). Join me as I rant on about this topic. Enjoy this episode, Ashley x More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program ⁠- click here Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:26:04

EP106 | How to Prepare For a Freebirth

8/16/2023
In this episode, I share some of the key things you will need to know or consider to prepare yourself to freebirth. 1. Educate Yourself Extensively: Podcast, books, courses, being part of a program like mine (6 - Month of Group Mentoring) where you can get guided support My book recommendation and quick guide is: Home Birth On Your Own Terms: A How-To Guide For Birthing Unassisted by Heather Baker. If you are trying to purchase in Australia send me a DM on Instagram or email me and I will let you know where you can access a copy. 2. Mindset, mindset, Mindset Mindset is one of the biggest ways to talk yourself out of birth at home, or a freebirth, with fears popping up, old birth stories that need answering popping up from time to time causing doubt or worry, or not being prepared in a positive way to handle the pain of labour. You want to have a strong foundation and work through all of those challenges before you go into birth with your homebirth/ freebirth baby. Starting with a strong foundation gives you the best chance at success for a homebirth. 3. Create a Birth Plan and Emergency Plan: Going through the process of creating a birth and transfer plan means that you understand some of the interventions available and how to accept or decline them understanding the path that those choices could lead to. If you are not sure where to start with this, you could do this with your birth doula, midwife (if planning an assisted birth) or book in a session with me to create this plan for yourself. 4. Gather Necessary Supplies: I referred to a previous podcast episode that takes you through all the supplies you could want and need for a freebirth. You can listen to this podcast episode here. EP31| What supplies do you need for your VBAC Freebirth? Other resources from this episode: EP38| What is Freebirth? EP39| 10 Questions you should ask to yourself: A preparation to deciding on whether VBAC freebirth is right for you More from Ashley Insta: ⁠⁠@ashleylwinning⁠⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program ⁠- click here Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here

Duration:00:25:07

EP105 | Dania Foster - How Naturopathy & Herbs can support you in homebirth

8/8/2023
In this episode, I chat with Dania Foster, mum of two and freebirth mama. Dania is a Clinical Naturopath and Energetics Therapist and supports mothers with a wide range of support during pregnancy and motherhood. In this episode I asked Dania: 🌟 As a Naturopath how can you support the homebirth process? 🌟 You managed your own care throughout your last pregnancy and freebirth what was your focus? 🌟 What are your favourite herbs throughout the final stages of pregnancy? If you would like to work with Dania head to her Instagram page and head to the bio to book in a session. Or send her a DM to chat more. Thanks for sharing your wisdom Dania. Ashley x Connect with Dania: Instagram Facebook Website More from Ashley Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here Insta: ⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program - click here

Duration:00:44:00

EP104 | VBAC Mentor - Lizzie Carroll - FBA2C & Anti D

8/3/2023
In this podcast episode, I chat with Lizzie Carroll, Doula, VBAC Mentor, birth activist, feminist, and mum of 3. Lizzie shares her two birth stories that ended in c-section, along with her non event freebirth where she birthed at home peacefully her third child. We discussed Anti - D and why Lizzie chose to refuse to use Anti- D during her pregnancy. She also shared three practical & tangible tips to help support you through your VBAC Homebirth Journey. Enjoy this podcast episode Ashley x Resources from this podcast: More information on Anti- D - Sara Wickham More from Lizzie: Hi! I am Lizzie Carroll - Doula, VBAC Mentor, birth activist, feminist, and mum of 3. I have been running the VBAC Australia Support Group since 2013 and, after two unwanted caesareans I had a powerful VBA2C in 2017. As a busy mum I love to support other busy mums to get the most out of their VBAC journeys and to really step into their power. This means that my programs are ZERO nonsense, ZERO fluff, ZERO bullshit. 100% philosophy, strategy, and planning support that will leave you feeling educated, prepared, assertive, and like you can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Plus the occasional feminist rant. You can find Lizzie in the following places: Facebook page: Lizzie Carroll Doula Services | Facebook Email list: https://www.subscribepage.com/busting-birthy-bullshit Website: www.lizziecarroll.com.au VBAC Australia Support Group: VBAC Australia Support Group | Facebook More from Ashley Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get access to the FREE Workshop: Get better support for your homebirth Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here Insta: ⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program - click here

Duration:01:12:43

EP103 | Kaylee - Part 2 - Wild pregnancy, 6 - days of labour, born in a field off grid

7/18/2023
Welcome back to Part 2 of this extraordinary podcast episode, where you'll be captivated by the remarkable experience of an unassisted birth in nature. This awe-inspiring story takes you on a profound journey through a breathtaking landscape and a birth that defies convention. Picture yourself amidst the splendor of nature, basking in the warm sunlight, and serenaded by the melodies of chirping birds and a gentle flowing creek. The stage was set for a momentous event - the arrival of a precious little life, where Kaylee could feel her baby's reassuring movements, filling her with profound peace. Join us as Kaylee recounts each heartfelt moment, from the decision to give birth outside to the revelation of the baby's gender that left everyone in awe. This powerful narrative is a testament to the innate strength and resilience of a woman's body during childbirth, guided by the wisdom of nature. Witness the love and unwavering support from friends who stood by Kaylee’s side throughout this magical journey. Their presence during the birth and thoughtful postpartum care added an extra layer of beauty and significance to this exceptional experience. This episode addresses common questions and concerns surrounding unassisted births in nature. It delves into the natural birthing process, the profound connection forged with the newborn, and the surprisingly sterile and nurturing environment found in the heart of Mother Nature. If you're seeking inspiration, profound emotions, and an uplifting experience, we invite you to immerse yourself in this captivating episode. Unveil the true power of birth, celebrate the bond between mother and child, and discover the wondrous miracles that unfold when nature takes its course. So go ahead and press that play button - you won't want to miss this magical journey! 🌿👶🎧 I hope you enjoy this episode, Ashley x Watch the birth video here Watch Kaylee's Birth Video on her Youtube Channel here More from Ashley Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here Insta: ⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program - click here

Duration:01:16:02

EP102 | Kaylee - Wild pregnancy, 6 - days of labour, born in a field off grid

7/11/2023
In this podcast episode, I chat with Kaylee, a mother of 4 currently in Missouri, USA. Welcome to an extraordinary episode that will leave you in awe of the incredible journey of birth and the strength of the human spirit. In this captivating episode, we delve into the transformative experience of free birth, where a couple's unwavering faith in their bodies and deep trust in the process leads to an awe-inspiring outcome. Join us as we unravel the story of Kaylee, a fearless mother who, with her husband by her side, embarked on an unconventional path to bring their baby into the world. From the early days of pregnancy to the breathtaking six-day labour, Kaylee shares her remarkable insights, empowering us all to embrace the innate power within us. You'll be captivated by Kaylee's unwavering conviction as she recounts her preparations, including immersing herself in birth podcasts and videos, nourishing her body with the right nutrition, and cultivating an environment of love and support for her daughters to be part of the birth process. As Kaylee's labour unfolds, she takes us on an emotional rollercoaster, where moments of doubt and physical challenges are met with unwavering faith and unyielding determination. Her journey is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the miraculous beauty of birth. In this episode, you'll discover the power of intuitive birthing, as Kaylee listens to her body and trusts in the divine guidance that leads her every step of the way. You'll be moved by the profound connection she shares with her husband, who becomes her rock and source of unwavering support throughout the entire labour. Kaylee's story will challenge your preconceived notions of birth and inspire you to embrace your own inner strength, no matter the circumstances. Her unwavering faith and unyielding determination are a testament to the incredible potential that lies within each of us. If you're seeking inspiration, empowerment, and a renewed perspective on the miracle of birth, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Join us on this awe-inspiring journey as we unlock the power within and embrace the transformative experience of birth. Click play now to embark on this extraordinary episode that will forever change the way you perceive the miracle of life. Enjoy this episiode, Ashley Watch the birth video here Watch Kaylee's Birth Video on her Youtube Channel here More from Ashley Join our VBAC Homebirth Support ⁠Group here ⁠ Get Homebirth resources sent to your inbox - Click here Insta: ⁠@ashleylwinning⁠ Join the waitlist for my Group Mentoring Program - click here

Duration:00:56:01