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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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385| Birth Center Birth with NICU Transfer for Baby - Kelly Pedrozo

7/16/2019
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After a healthy pregnancy and relatively normal 12 hour labor, Kelly’s birth took a sharp turn when her baby needed immediate resuscitation after delivery at their birthing center. Her daughter, Emilia, was transported by EMS with her husband to the nearest hospital. Even though her birth was frightening, Kelly felt cocooned in peace and safety by her care team back at the birthing center. Later on in the evening Emilia began to experience seizures. After a substantial amount of testing it...

Duration:01:21:44

384| Homebirth with NICU Transfer for Meconium Aspiration - Cassandra Barragan

7/11/2019
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Cassandra always planned to have a homebirth and accidentally took her newly-conceived baby on a 1000 mile motorcycle camping trip before she knew she was pregnant. She had a rather uneventful pregnancy up until the last trimester, when her active baby girl wouldn't stop flipping breech and back up until 39 weeks. She had to make alternate plans in the event the baby decided to stay breech (in the state of California, breech home births are unfortunately illegal); but, fortunately Cassandra...

Duration:01:02:54

383| Fast & Furious 1st Birth, Slow & Steady 2nd Birth - Amy Richardson

7/9/2019
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Amy had a fast and furious birth with her first born: her water broke at 9pm and Eli was born by 1am! With rising blood pressure and transitioning so quickly, Amy blacked in and out of consciousness, but was able to have her planned unmedicated birth. Her nurses joked that she’d need to “camp out” for any subsequent babies, but when Amy delivered her daughter 3.5 years later, she had a very different birthing experience. While both babies came exactly 9 days before their due date, Juniper’s...

Duration:00:27:32

382|Unmedicated Hospital Birth & Homebirth with Breastfeeding Complications - Linnaea Headlee-Borden

7/4/2019
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On this episode, Linnaea shares her two birth stories and relates complications with breastfeeding after her second.

Duration:01:11:05

381|Infertility, Loss & Preeclampsia Preterm Labor - Jenna-Lee Languirand [REBROADCAST]

7/2/2019
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When Jenna found out about Ava bracelet she was thrilled to become pregnant again after a year of use! The bracelet helped her and her husband understand her cycle and body better. It taught her what her most optimum days were and, took a lot of the stress out of trying to conceive. She loved that it was very easy to use and see the data daily. Her pregnancy was anything but easy but this she expected. She ended up having to be hospitalized the last month of her pregnancy due to severe...

Duration:00:26:00

380| Hospital Births With & Without an Epidural - Ashley Woolsey [REBROADCAST]

6/27/2019
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Ashley has had three hospital births. They were all different, and she became more and more informed about birth and her options each time. She had an epidural with her first and then was made to wait two hours for her doctor after being fully dilated and ready to push which resulted in a three day NICU stay for her daughter. With her next birth, she really didn't want to be induced but was ultimately scheduled for an induction. For her most recent birth she went in knowing she wanted a...

Duration:00:44:55

379| Epidural Hospital Birth & Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Sarah Jones

6/25/2019
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Sarah had planned on an unmedicated hospital birth with her first child, but eventually got an epidural after becoming frustrated with a difference in cervical checks done by the nurse and the on-call doctor. For her second labor, she decided to try again for an unmedicated birth and decided to hire a doula for extra support. Her second labor was much easier and quicker and she was able to achieve the birth she had hoped for.

Duration:00:57:22

378| Positive Hospital Birth with Amazing Partner Support - Chelsea Lane

6/20/2019
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A doctor told Chelsea there were no trophies for women who have an unmedicated birth; but, Chelsea felt passionate about having a serene, med-free experience in the hospital. When she had to be induced at 38 weeks with gestational hypertension, her preparation and self advocacy paid off for a successful hypnobirth experience.

Duration:00:35:52

377| Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) Birth Stories - Nicole Phelps

6/18/2019
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Nicole Phelps shares her experience being pregnant while her partner, Michael Phelps, was training for the Olympics. She hired a doula and prepared to possibly give birth without Michael there. A few weeks before her due date, Nicole started experiencing extreme itchiness, especially on the palms of her hands, and was tested for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP). However, she went into labor before the results came back. Michael made it just in time, and her son, Boomer, was born...

Duration:00:35:42

376|A Healing VBAC with a Surprise Guest - Allison Lynch

6/13/2019
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After a traumatic c-section, Allison knew she wanted to try for a VBAC. During her pregnancy she did everything she could to stay healthy, both mentally and physically She found the online birth community and learned everything she could about birth. After 42 weeks, she was induced at the hospital and had the most empowering and healing VBAC while surrounded by her incredible birth team of women and her supportive husband.

Duration:00:57:17

375| Unplanned Cesarean & Healing Postpartum - Lindsay Todisco

6/11/2019
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Long before even trying to conceive, Lindsey knew she wanted an intervention-free birth. Despite her intentions, research, planning, and extensive preparation, Lindsey and her husband learned their first parenting lesson (you are no longer in control!) at seemingly every turn, from pregnancy through delivery and postpartum. An induction lead to a 28 hour labor which ultimately ended in a cesarean section. Lindsey spent much of the fourth trimester trying to understand her birth experience...

Duration:00:59:16

374| Hospital Induction Without Epidural Birth Story - Felicia Bullock

6/6/2019
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After the OB she loved left the office a month before her due date, Felicia was left having to advocate for her birth plan when the new doctor attempted to scare her into an early induction. She was finally induced at almost 42 weeks. After Cervidil didn’t change anything overnight, Felicia received a small amount of pitocin, which jumpstarted what ended up being her ideal birth without an epidural.

Duration:00:38:29

373| Gestational Thrombocytopenia, ECV, Positive Unmedicated Birth & Retained Placenta - Kate Baldwin

6/4/2019
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Kate and Andy live in Portland, Oregon, and were delighted to become parents after meeting in college. They were in no rush, after being together nearly 13 years before the birth of their daughter, Caroline, but were thrilled when their pregnancy-journey began so swiftly. Both recognized that is often not the case and felt so grateful because of this! Kate knew she wanted to prepare for an unmedicated birth. She felt good and remained super active throughout her pregnancy. However, at 34...

Duration:01:06:58

372| Hospital Birth Story Discussing Perinatal & Postpartum Depression - Haylie Schwartz

5/30/2019
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Haylie and her husband, Jeffrey, had been married for a year when they decided to try and get pregnant. With many tales from friends and family members that it could take a while to conceive (it was news to Jeffrey that you actually had to "try" to get pregnant) they were surprised when a pregnancy test came back positive only a few months later. Haylie had a history of depression but was adamant about getting off antidepressant medication while pregnant. At first she felt fine, both...

Duration:01:17:35

371| Bryn's Mom Shares her 1980s Birth Stories - Linda Williams

5/28/2019
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My mom was in town for Memorial Day, and I thought it would be fun to have her record her birth stories. She actually has four birth stories, but only shared her first two: my older brother and me. We were both born in the hospital unmedicated with episiotomies. I remember when she first told me her birth stories, the main thing that stuck out was that they were fast! Imagine my surprise when my first labor was over 34 hours! Hear my mom share her experience having hospital births in the...

Duration:00:36:35

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