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2.3. Nuola’s Homebirth Story (Part II)
Complete show notes at www.homecomingpodcast.com || In this Part II episode, Nuola answers the question, “Why did you have a home birth?!” despite everything she endured with her first two pregnancies including loss. Nuola opted for OB and midwife-led hospital births for the birth of her son and then her daughter. Although beautiful births, Nuola...
2.2. When Loss Leads to Homebirth with Nuola Akinde (Part I)
Complete show notes at www.homecomingpodcast.com Nuola Akinde is our featured guest on Season 2, Episode 2 of Homecoming Podcast. In this episode, Nuola shares her first experiences with pregnancy and birth. She first became pregnant as an unmarried college student. Her doctor ultimately convinced her to terminate this potentially difficult but wanted pregnancy. After experiencing...
2.1. Isis’ Birth Story
This Season 2 Premiere episode features Isis Rose, host and creator of Homecoming Podcast. Host Chae Pounds interviews Isis who discusses what it was like to find a midwife in Illinois where non-nurse midwives still cannot legally attend home births. Isis describes her at-home water birth as healing and beautiful despite having some postpartum complications....
10. Lou-Ann & Michael’s Birth Story (S.1. Finale)
In this Season 1 Finale episode, Isis and Chae interview Lou-Ann Wattley-Belk and Michael Belk. Lou-Ann is a wife, mom of 2, and Graphic Design Consultant from Northern Virginia. Lou-Ann first gave birth to her daughter, Charlotte, in the hospital. When she was pregnant with her son, Malcolm, she decided to have a home birth.
9. A [Week] in the Life of Detroit Homebirth Midwife Cynthia Jackson
Detroit homebirth midwife, Cynthia Jackson, describes a typical prenatal appointment, why Black women should consider home birth, and a memorable surprise breech birth! Cynthia is a professional birth worker and founder of Sacred Rose Birthing Services. She provides homebirth midwifery care and hospital doula support for Metro Detroit families (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties)....
8. Brittany’s Home Birth Story
Brittany Fluitt, registered nurse and community doula, shares the birth of her son Kamalu who was born at home in New Orleans. In the image above, she is embraced by her supportive husband Ifeanyi. Brittany is one of those mamas that couldn’t wait to become a mother! She was near the end of nursing school...
7. Mama Cloth with Alysia – Part II
Isis and Chae continue their conversation with Alysia Madison who is a mom of two boys. She always had an interest in mama cloth but made the switch when she began cloth diapering her son Apollo. Alysia was diagnosed with endometriosis and started mama cloth because she had really heavy, painful cycles. Alysia noticed that...
6. Cloth Diapering with Alysia – Part I
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5. Shayla and Isaiah’s Birth Story
Shayla always knew she wanted a natural birth. Shayla’s first child, Maya Malawi (above), was born at home. It was a planned home birth supported by Shayla’s midwife (a traveling, holistic, elder midwife and herbalist) and her midwife’s assistant. With Maya, Shayla attempted a water birth, but got in too early. After 36 hours of...
4. Chae’s Birth Story
Chae and Mensa’s daughter, Mezi, entered their lives butt first! Chae planned to have a home birth when she found out that she was pregnant. However, she experienced an emergency hospital transfer. Chae tells a powerful story of how you can still have an empowered birth even when things don’t go according plan. “Breech birth...
3. Roxanne’s Birth Story
Roxanne is a wife and mother of two. Her first child was born at 27 weeks and 4 days via an emergency c-section. Because of the traumatic nature of her daughter’s birth, and the struggles she had with breastfeeding, Roxanne made a point to educate herself about birth and breastfeeding. Her second child, Zion, was...
2. Kristen and Mosi’s Birth Story
Kristen A. Rome, Esq. is a mama, criminal defense attorney, social justice advocate and certified holistic doula. Kristen works to end the mass incarceration of African descended people by providing affordable and accessible client-centered legal representation. With a devotion to contemplative lawyering, Kristen acknowledges that our confinement extends beyond physical prison structures to the culture...
1. Welcome Home
Thank you for tuning in to our first episode of Homecoming Podcast. This episode introduces the hosts and shares the purpose of a podcast that features Black home birth stories. In this show, we acknowledge that we are presently witnessing a renaissance in birth and maternal health. This “birth renaissance” is a response to the...