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203: HOME BIRTH STORY - First Time Mother and Labor and Delivery Nurse on the Safety of Home Birth with Corrie Oyinloye

1/15/2019
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Why would a labor and delivery nurse choose home birth? There are quite a few reasons, at least for today’s guest Corrie Oyinloye. Corrie has been a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years. And two years ago, she chose home birth for the birth of her daughter, Rachel. While working in the hospital, Corrie saw how midwives’ rights were being taken away. She also did her own research and found home birth to be a safer for mothers, and just as safe for babies. That in combination with her...

Duration:00:58:12

202: Couples Birth: Strengthening Your Connection with Your Partner and Including Them in the Experience with Lynn Griesemer

1/12/2019
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Ever heard any of these approaches to birth: couples birth, daddy delivery, husband and wife birth? Well today our guest Lynn Griesemer, who is a mother of 6, marriage coach, podcaster and author (among many other things) joins us for a conversation about including your partner in the birth experience. Giving them an active role and making birth a family-led experience. We chat about some of Lynn’s own experience with 4 hospital births, followed by 2 unassisted births (or free births),...

Duration:00:48:57

201: HOME BIRTH STORY - How Birth Reminds Us of Our Resilience with Kimra Luna

1/8/2019
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What did birth teach you? In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with personal branding and online business strategist Kimra Luna. We’ve actually been fans of Kimra for a while and have used some of her products and methodology for enhancing our own businesses. She’s built an empire and essentially turned her life around from once living on welfare with two small children. And if that’s not amazing and inspiring enough, we’re talking babies and birth with her! Matthew and...

Duration:00:42:38

200: Highlights from 2018 and Exciting Things in 2019

1/5/2019
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Can you believe it’s been 200 episodes of the Doing It At Home podcast?! Today we’re celebrating 200 episodes with our first episode of 2019. And it’s a fun one. We share some really cool things that are going on, things to look forward to in 2019. And we also take a trip down memory lane for some of our highlights Links: Parents On Demand network -https://parentsondemand.com/These Are My Hours ATL Screening - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/these-are-my-hours-tickets-53880000532Balancing...

Duration:00:33:55

199: Unwanted Comments About Your Birth and the Cost of Home Birth

12/29/2018
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What did you do when people give you unnecessary and negative comments about your birth plan? Today we’re addressing a couple of listener emails, ranging from topics of dealing with comments about the pain of birth, incorporating your spirituality or religious faith into your birth planning and the discussion of costs of home birth. Links: Parents on Demand:www.parentsondemand.comOur website:www.diahpodcast.comDIAH Store:www.bonfire.com/Store/diahpodcastSarah’s website:www.sarahbivens.com

Duration:00:33:07

198: Having a Healthy Relationship with Food in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum with Laura Jean

12/22/2018
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Would you say that you eat with awareness? In today’s episode, we’re chatting with registered dietician and creator of Eat With Awareness, Laura Jean. Laura works with women and assists them in becoming the experts in their personal relationships with food. This covers the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum experiences. We talk with Laura about how to approach your nutrition with a holistic and loving mindset. This looks like learning what your body is saying and then figuring out...

Duration:00:43:47

197: HOME BIRTH STORY - High-Risk Pregnancy, Traditional Midwives and Trusting Your Body with Erin Zekis

12/18/2018
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How do you learn to trust your body after some difficult experiences and a high-risk label? In today’s episode, we’re talking with Erin Zekis about her journey to home birth. From premature labor with her first pregnancy and a hospital transfer, to exploring different methods of care for her second pregnancy, Erin and her husband Kevin were very intentional about what they wanted to experience for the birth of both their sons, Tobin and Aldrin. Erin walks us through her process of...

Duration:01:01:59

196: HOME BIRTH STORY - 53-Hour Labor, Hospital Transfer and a Badass Mama with Bekah Kitchens and Jesse Carroll

12/12/2018
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When asked a question by a care provider, do you have to respond right away? Most of us don’t know or realize that we have choice. And especially when it’s not an emergency, we can take time to process and decide what we want to do and even refuse what doesn’t work for us. This is a powerful message from our guests in today’s episode, who experienced this firsthand during the birth of their son while in the hospital after transferring from their home birth plan. And it’s a special treat...

Duration:00:44:45

195: Caring for Infant Acid Reflux with Kira Volpi

12/8/2018
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What is infant acid reflux and why does it go so unnoticed and untreated in babies? You’ll hear these answers in today’s episode in our interview with Kira Volpi of Infant Acid Reflux Solutions. Together with the two physicians, Dr. P and Dr. Prince, Kira works tirelessly to provide information and resources for the treatment of acid reflux in infants. We go over the main symptoms and specifics of the condition. Plus, how the team has an approach through telemedicine to offer care for...

Duration:00:28:11

194: HOME BIRTH STORY - Rainbow Home Birth Baby After 2 Miscarriages and a Stillbirth with Mellisa Reeves of Motherbirth

12/4/2018
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What would you do if you really trusted yourself? This is a beautiful question that comes up in today’s episode, and I think everyone can take something from it and carry it into their lives. Mellisa Reeves of Motherbirth is sharing part of her journey with us. From some of the traumatic elements of her first hospital birth with her first son Aiden, a stillbirth in hospital at 41 weeks pregnant with her second son Rowan and two subsequent miscarriages, she brings us to the healing...

Duration:00:43:59

193: HOME BIRTH STORY - Blood Sugar Challenges and a Birth Center Closing at 34 Weeks with Bridgette Piatt

11/27/2018
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What can make a birth traumatic? There are a multitude of answers, because everyone has their own experience and ways of processing and healing. For Bridgette Piatt, she believes the trauma associated with her first birth in the hospital was the result of poor relationships with care providers. This inspired her to look into other options for her second pregnancy, however she wasn’t sure of home birth just yet. She and her husband Daniel, who was actually born at home, explored midwives...

Duration:00:46:26

192: HOME BIRTH STORY - Journeying From Cancer to Home Birth with Eva Whipple

11/20/2018
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How could lessons from surviving cancer empower you in your birth? For Eva Whipple, going through cancer at age 19 shifted up her perspective on things. It taught her about priorities and her ability to push through. She recognizes that it also taught her to be present. And this carried into both of her births, both on the same day two years apart. For her first birth of her daughter Lois, Eva was in a birthing center (birthing at home was illegal). Then for surprise pregnancy number...

Duration:00:39:40

191: HOME BIRTH STORY - Experiencing Home Birth and Hospital Birth as a Midwife with Sophia Williams

11/14/2018
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What’s it like for a midwife to experience her own birth? In today’s birth story, we’re chatting with Sophia Williams, a midwife, doula and published photographer. Sophia walks us through her entrance into birth work, and then how becoming a doula and eventually studying to become a midwife influenced her own birth choices. There are certainly some twists throughout Sophia’s stories. From a home birth with her son Benjamin to her post birth hospital transfer to remove her placenta and...

Duration:00:49:18

190: Connecting to the Magic of Birth Through Being a Doula, Photographer and Actor with Carson Meyer

11/10/2018
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What do birth work and the art of acting have in common? The connection might not seem so obvious. But trust us, after you listen to this episode, you’ll get it. You’ll also feel empowered and energized around the magic of birth and self-care in all stages of fertility. We had the honor of chatting with Carson Meyer. Carson wears many hats, among which are actor, doula, birth photographer and natural skin care entrepreneur. We talk about Carson’s induction into birth work and what...

Duration:00:41:36

189: HOME BIRTH STORY - How Research, Options, and Open Minds Create an Empowered Home Birth with Lauren Thomas

11/6/2018
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How do you set yourself up for success when it comes to your birth? For one thing, that requires looking at what you want to create and experience. What’s the vision? In today’s episode, we get to hear Lauren Thomas’s journey to home birth and the research, education and preparation that brought her there. After a birthing center to hospital transfer with her first son Finn, Lauren had to take time to come to terms with some of the trauma around it. We talk about her special connection...

Duration:01:06:22

188: HOME BIRTH STORY - Having a Victorious HBAC with Christina Winsnes

10/30/2018
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“Is my body able to give birth?” This is one of the questions that Christina Winsnes asked herself as she prepared for the home birth of her second child, after an unplanned cesarean birth with her first child Emma. With the support of her husband Yeti and the rest of her team, Christina took time during her second pregnancy to deal with fears and concerns. Also to come to a place of peace and acceptance that a non-vaginal birth was not a failure. She walks us through this process and...

Duration:00:44:43

187: All Women Can Have Orgasmic Births with Kim Anami

10/27/2018
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Do you want an orgasmic experience of your pregnancy and birth? Who wouldn’t?! In today’s episode, Kim Anami, holistic sex and relationship coach, joins us for a powerful conversation about mamas reclaiming their sexual energy, intuitive power and true knowingness in order to clear away any blockages that prevent them from having a pleasurable birth experience. We chat with Kim about her journey into her work of helping others heal through the power of sex and intimacy. We also talk about...

Duration:00:50:44

186: HOME BIRTH STORY - A Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse, Myths of Home Birth and a Posterior Delivery with Elise Kuehner

10/23/2018
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How do you address the fears related to home birth when you work in a hospital? For Elise Kuehner, a self-proclaimed planner and researcher, she went down the rabbit hole of content to explore for herself and work through any disempowering thoughts. I could explain the rest, but honestly, she says it best in her email to us when we discussed sharing her birth story. So I’ll let her tell you: “I have felt for awhile that I should share my birth story not only for its outcome but also the...

Duration:00:45:03

185: HOME BIRTH STORY - Two Mamas Welcome Their Baby with Caitlin Thompson and Sho Selby

10/16/2018
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Were you surprised when your labor started? For mama Caitlin Thompson, she shares that even though she felt somewhat ready, there was still a part of her that didn’t expect it. Today’s home birth story is a followup to our interview with Caitlin back in episode 126 when we spoke to her about the emotional journey to conception for her and her wife Sho Selby (definitely listen to that episode if you haven’t yet - it’s amazing). Now today we have Sho joining us (and even a little cameo from...

Duration:00:50:43

184: Mum of 16 Plus Creating Your Home Birth Plan

10/14/2018
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In today’s episode Sarah reads listener emails and talks about creating a home birth plan.

Duration:00:22:33