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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.

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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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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Episodes

370|Hospital, Birth Center & Homebirth Birth Stories - Tristin Tindall

5/23/2019
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On this episode, Tristin shares her three, very different, birth stories.

Duration:01:06:11

369| Vaginal Breech Twin Birth at the Hospital - Jennifer Mancuso [REBROADCAST]

5/21/2019
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On this episode, Jenn shares the story of how she advocated for, and successfully had, a vaginal twin breech birth.

Duration:01:05:21

368| Hospital Birth—9 Weeks Postpartum Bleeding - Brooke Borough

5/16/2019
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Brooke gave birth to baby Shiloh Lane on March 30th, 2018 at 4:12am. Her pregnancy was fairly textbook with the normal aches and pains towards the end. At 40 weeks Brooke and her Husband, Zack decided to allow the doctor to strip her membranes in hopes that that would give the extra bump she needed to get the birth going. Sure enough, 24 hours later labor started at 3:00pm. By 11pm things had really picked up, Zack called the doulas and they agreed that they should head to the hospital. Zack...

Duration:00:41:17

367| Back Labor, Breastfeeding Issues & PPA Followed by Fast 2nd Birth & Postpartum Bliss - Morgan MacDermott

5/14/2019
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On today's episode, Morgan shares her two birth and postpartum stories.

Duration:01:10:57

366| 33-Hour Unmedicated Hospital Birth with a Midwife - Sarah Hoddick

5/9/2019
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Sarah approached birth wanting whatever type of birth her baby needed to arrive safely; but, she did want to start her labor naturally and hired a doula to help her cope with labor. She ended up having a 33-hour unmedicated hospital birth with a midwife! I loved hearing how despite very little birth-preparation, Sarah completely trusted her doula to guide her through her labor and benefited so much from her doula’s knowledge and guidance. She shares some of the positions and tools that were...

Duration:00:34:42

365| Planned Cesarean Birth - Allyson High

5/7/2019
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On today's episode, Allyson shares about her experience with a planned c section birth as a first time mom. She talks frankly about how it felt meeting her son for the first time and how her introduction to motherhood did not go as planned.

Duration:00:45:44

364| Epidural Lumbar Puncture, Amnioinfusion & Postpartum Spinal Headache - Hannah Moody

5/2/2019
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Hannah is a first time mom who discovered the birth community during the middle of her pregnancy, and fully embraced it. After lots of research, planning, and self-discovery, she planned for an unmedicated hospital birth with little to no interventions.

Duration:00:46:37

363| TTC as a Queer Couple & Homebirth Birth Story - Caitlin Thompson

4/30/2019
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Caitlin and her wife had a difficult time navigating the barriers faced by queer couples trying to conceive. After two years and many failed IUIs, they decided to take a different route and try at home inseminations with a known donor. She hoped that removing the stress of the fertility clinic would help her body welcome pregnancy. She was right! And shortly thereafter Caitlin finally got the positive pregnancy test she had been longing for.

Duration:00:58:52

362| Accinclitic Baby, Postpartum Hemorrhage & Struggling with Low Milk Supply - Liz Marnik

4/24/2019
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Elisabeth gave birth to her first child, Owen, on April 5th, 2019. The pregnancy itself was mostly uneventful minus persistent nausea at 20 weeks that caused to switch from OBs to a midwife. Then a follow up ultrasound brought up concerns that Owen had a potential heart issue. This added some worry to the end of the pregnancy and required sticking with OBs. So, then Elisabeth’s plan was to have an unmedicated childbirth in the hospital. Her due date came and went and as her induction date...

Duration:00:57:14

361| Cesarean Birth, Failed VBAC, No Regrets - Vidita Chopra

4/23/2019
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After having a fairly easy and healthy pregnancy, Vidita was excited to meet her daughter soon as her due date approached. Unfortunately, she never went into labor and at 41.5 weeks hesitantly agreed to go in for an induction, as recommended by her doctor. Not knowing the strong correlation between inductions and C-sections, Vidita was completely blindsided when her induction stalled and led to a non-emergency C-section due to “failure to progress”. In the months after her daughter was...

Duration:01:08:17

360| Epidural, Episiotomy & Postpartum Depression Discussion - Heather Brown

4/16/2019
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Heather is the creator and editor at My Life Well Loved! She created her site out of a deep passion to empower women, inspire confidence, and elevate living a life well loved. She is mom to three year old Leyton and 8 month old Finn, wife to Eric, and healthy lifestyle advocate! Heather is defined by her faith in Jesus, her southern roots, and her deep love for people. She admits she is just learning to balance it all! MLWL is a place where she strive to affirm women, to embrace the balance,...

Duration:00:42:49

359| Preeclampsia, HELLP & NICU Stay - Danielle Foster

4/11/2019
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Danielle’s birth is not what she expected. Danielle knew she would have a c-section because of a trauma to her hip in the past but she did not expect it to be at 29 weeks. Danielle went in for her 28 week check up only to find her blood pressure dangerously high and traces of protein in her urine. Upon being admitted to the hospital it became increasingly hard to control her blood pressure. Along with preeclampsia, Danielle was developing HELLP syndrome, causing her platelets to plummet and...

Duration:00:38:02

358| Placenta Previa and Accreta Diagnosis Birth Story - Kathleen Harrington

4/9/2019
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On this episode, Kathleen discuses her fertility journey, accreta diagnosis, and cesarean section.

Duration:00:45:40

357| Positive Homebirth Labor Induction - Phyllis Brasenell

4/4/2019
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For Phyllis (a once-upon-a-time doula) and Phil (born at home in England) homebirth was an easy decision to make. A trusting midwife and a lot of introspection helped them navigate an unexpected premature rupture of membranes at 41 weeks -- with Phyllis GBS positive and severely allergic to most antibiotics, they waited 30 hours until mama decided she was comfortable augmenting labor. And from there, it was off to the races! After just 4 hours of active labor their daughter, Beatrice, was...

Duration:01:04:01

356| Three Empowering & Peaceful Births - Melissa Emler [REBROADCAST]

4/2/2019
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Melissa's children were born in Iowa under the care of midwives but in a hospital setting. In Iowa all midwives who are legally practicing are Certified Nurse Midwives and many of them are providing care within a hospital setting. The hospital that Melissa gave birth at was set up more like a birth center than the typical hospital image that you may have in your head. It had a large tub as well as other comfort measures that aided her with finding more natural methods of coping with labor...

Duration:00:50:56

355| Navigating Prenatal Care with a Disability + Unexpected Preterm Cesarean Birth - Bek Moody

3/28/2019
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Bek entered her pregnancy wanting an unmedicated birth. She went with a midwifery group in a hospital because of wanting to be in the best possible place in case she needed help due to her disability. She was confident that her limitations wouldn't be an issue and her midwives were confident in supporting her. But when she went into labor at 34 weeks and her son was in an incomplete breech position and a whirlwind labor, she had to get an emergency c section. Baby and mama were safe and...

Duration:00:47:45

354| Navigating Natural Birth in Hospital Setting - Leah Rodrigues

3/26/2019
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Leah Rodrigues had two natural, unmedicated child births at the hospital. It was not her first choice to give birth in the hospital but she felt that she didn’t have another option due to insurance. She wanted to share her story and the ways she advocated for what she wanted and navigated the medicalized environment.

Duration:01:05:54

353| Inductions for Cholestasis Birth Stories - Megan Carranza

3/21/2019
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Megan gave birth to her first child in December 2012. Her only “birth plan” was to get an epidural...unfortunately that didn’t go as planned! When her daughter was born in March 2016, Megan was induced at 38 weeks due to possible cholestasis (ICP). She was able to get her epidural that time and the induction went relatively smoothly. For her last baby, born April 2018, Megan was induced at 37 weeks after it was confirmed she had cholestasis. She delivered her baby girl about 4 hours after...

Duration:00:56:46

352| Type 1 Diabetic, Planned Cesarean and Conceiving with the Ava Bracelet - Tara Lee Perez [REBROADCAST]

3/19/2019
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Tara went into childbirth knowing that she would have a cesarean delivery. As a Type 1 Diabetic, the expected birth weight of her daughter had reached 8 pounds by her 36th week of pregnancy, and shoulder dystocia had already complicated her first delivery. She and her husband, Adam, were informed on May 29th that her delivery had been scheduled… for the very next morning! Lowering blood sugar levels were pointing to possible problems with her placenta, and baby looked good, so all doctors...

Duration:00:29:51

351| Megacystis Diagnosis & Homebirth with Hypnobirthing - Caroline Snider [REBROADCAST]

3/14/2019
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After suffering from an autoimmune condition most of her life, Caroline approached pregnancy with trepidation, initially unsure she would be able to successfully conceive. After becoming pregnant in Fall 2016, her initial elation gave way to concern when a 12 week scan revealed her son was suffering from a condition called megacystis. When not resolved in utero, megacystis proves fatal. Careful monitoring continued until 24 weeks when she was finally given the "all clear" to enjoy a healthy...

Duration:01:09:57