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230| PCOS + New Zealand Homebirth Birth Story - Lena Whetton

1/18/2018
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Cristian and Lena struggled to conceive for three years. After one-and-a-half years of trying they sought help through the fertility clinic, which diagnosed Lena with PCOS and an under-active thyroid. After proceeding through all the appropriate tests (like checking for fallopian tube blockage, semen checks, and ruling out all other possible causes) they embarked on the very basic fertility care: Letrozol (similar to Clomid). After trying 3 rounds of Letrozole, they fell pregnant in November...

Duration: 00:39:41


229| Journey to a Fear-Free & Empowered Birth - Amber Keeler

1/16/2018
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Birth of Vienna—December 08, 2015: Amber planned an unmedicated hospital birth with her first daughter Vienna using Vanderbilt Midwives & a volunteer doula. She found herself in the midst of transition feeling ill-prepared for coping through the pain & highly disappointed with the lack of care from the midwife on call. With the help of her doula, she pushed through transition using guided breathing. However when it came time to push, her baby's heart rate began to decelerate & a resident...

Duration: 01:12:18


228| Cesarean Birth, Two VBACS and Emergency Cesarean Hysterectomy - Tonya Trestle

1/11/2018
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Tonya and her husband Evan have three beautiful daughters. Teal who is three, Layne who just turned 2, and Eva is her 4 month old. They reside in a small town in Colorado. Tonya is a former teacher and hair stylist but now is trying to keep up with her daughters as a stay at home mother. She has had three very different births, first was a c-section, second had an epidural VBAC and the last was a natural VBAC, followed by a cesarean hysterectomy due to placenta increta. Tonya is still...

Duration: 00:53:29


227| Unplanned Cesarean Birth Story & Working With a Birth Trauma Therapist - Allison Lynch

1/9/2018
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Allison always knew she wanted to have an unmedicated childbirth; her mom had three, so she assumed that is what she would be able to do as well. Allison and her husband took Bradley Method classes to prepare for childbirth together, and Allison was so excited to experience what her body was made to do. Allison started going to into labor 4 days after her due date, and went to the hospital where she labored overnight and into the next day. Exhausted, Allison ended up getting an epidural...

Duration: 01:13:16


226| Type 1 Diabetic Hospital and Hypnobirth Stories - Keshia Gesundheit

1/4/2018
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With her first pregnancy, Keshia decided on the best OBGYN for her, taking into consideration that she is a type 1 diabetic. Keshia's waters broke shortly after attending a Latin street festival with her fiancé and parents. Back and forth from the hospital, Keshia, exhausted, gave birth to her daughter on her own terms, with a very supportive partner and medical staff after 22 hours of labor. Second time around, having had so many events occur during her pregnancy with her son, Keshia...

Duration: 00:57:10


225|Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Doula Support - Sarah Hoddick

1/2/2018
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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...

Duration: 00:33:35


224| The Journey of A Gestational Carrier Birth with Sarah Tuttle & Kara Ford (REBROADCAST)

12/28/2017
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Today's birth story podcast episode features Sarah Tuttle and her gestational carrier, turned great friend, Kara Ford. I had the chance to interview both of them and hear the story of how they found one another, how they made the decision to have Kara carry Sarah's babies and the birth of Sarah and her husband, Chris' sweet twin girls.

Duration: 01:18:55


223| Blythe Fike Shares Her Sixth Birth Story - The Epidural Birth (REBROADCAST)

12/26/2017
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Y'all, I'm not gonna lie, this episode strays a bit from what you are typically hearing on The Birth Hour, but it was actually one of my favorite episodes to record. Blythe Fike is a mom of 6 and wife of 1 living in Southern California. After 5 unmedicated, out of hospital births, she went rogue for number 6 and headed to the hospital... on purpose. She loves talking all kinds of birth and you can find her sometimes doing that at thefikelife.com. Blythe's episode is pretty light hearted...

Duration: 01:12:46


222| Home Birth with Hypnobirthing, Postpartum Transfer - Caroline Snider

12/21/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:11:48


221| Jill Krause of Baby Rabies' Four Birth Stories (REBROADCAST)

12/19/2017
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Jill Krause is the founder of Baby Rabies. This is what happens when baby fever becomes something more. Jill Krause self diagnosed herself with baby rabies (it’s not an actual contagious disease, FYI) in the summer of 2007 when she became obsessed with getting pregnant. Learn more about the definition of baby rabies here. She started blogging about all things trying-to-conceive then. 10 years and 4 babies later, Baby Rabies is now a internationally recognized pregnancy and parenting blog....

Duration: 00:45:10


220| Eight Unmedicated Birth Stories - Jayme Crockett

12/14/2017
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Jayme has had 8 unmedicated births. One was induced, 5 were in the hospital, and 3 were home water births. Each one was unique and has its own special story. She learned something new with each pregnancy. After her 7th baby, 9 years ago, she was sure her birthing career was over. But then Jayme met her current husband Ben (who had 2 children by adoption); and, they decided to have a baby together. She struggled a bit with getting pregnant. After finding out she had an autoimmune disorder...

Duration: 01:19:54


219| Unmedicated Birth Center and Home Birth Stories + Congenital Heart Defect - Stephanie Hoverson

12/12/2017
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With her first son, Nolan, Stephanie went four days past her due date and had an 18 hour labor (6 hours pushing). Afterwards, Stephanie realized how much fear she had tucked away, and that it caused her to resist and nearly stop her contractions while in the pushing phase. For her next birth, Stephanie knew that she couldn’t push for 6 hours, physically, and that she probably wouldn't be allowed to either. She did research and decided to practice an at home study course with Hypnobabies....

Duration: 01:02:48


218|Pre-eclampsia Induced Birth at 36 Weeks - Kara Lewis

12/7/2017
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After Kara and her husband got the surprise of a positive pregnancy test, they immediately began planning for a medication free hospital birth to follow in the footsteps of Kara’s mother and sisters-in-law. After receiving the diagnosis of fetal hydronephrosis at their anatomy scan, things seemed to go down hill. Kara began having trouble with weight gain and high blood pressure, although her doctor seemed unconcerned. At 36 weeks Kara was admitted to the hospital for a 24 hour urine...

Duration: 00:50:00


217| Fast Unmedicated, Breech Cesarean & Unsuccessful VBAC Birth Stories - Rebekah Hoffer

12/5/2017
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Despite needing to be induced because of dangerously low amniotic fluid levels, Rebekah was able to have a natural and fast delivery with her first baby. Her hopes for repeating her natural delivery with baby number two were smashed when they discovered the baby was breech. After several attempts to encourage the baby to flip, eventually Rebekah delivered her second baby via c-section. Rebekah dreamed of having a VBAC with her third baby, but knew that her history of low amniotic fluid...

Duration: 01:01:31


216| Hospital Birth Stories & Unexplained Secondary Infertility - Kristin Croxton

11/30/2017
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Kristin Croxton shares her 2 very different hospital births. The first, her oldest son Jack, was born sunny-side up after Kristin received an epidural and multiple other interventions. After months of trying to conceive again, Kristin was diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility. With the help of Femara and intra-uterine insemination, she was able to get pregnant with her second son, and had a medication-free hospital birth.

Duration: 01:08:55


215| Unmedicated Hospital birth, Healing After Loss & Rainbow Baby Birth Story - Kasey McComas

11/28/2017
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Kasey’s first pregnancy and labor was slow and steady. After almost 3 days of labor, her first son was born vaginally and unmedicated in a hospital. Eleven months later, at 21 weeks in her second pregnancy, she experienced a loss of a daughter through fetal demise, induction, and delivery. After a journey of grief for her unborn, and for another pregnancy loss in her family, Kasey found strength in herself and her body again. A year later, to the date, she and her husband found out they...

Duration: 01:13:35


214| Three Vaginal Breech Births - Hospital, Birth Center & Homebirth - Jessica Gray

11/23/2017
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In this episode, Jessica shares her three breech birth stories, one each at a hospital, a birth center, and her home.

Duration: 00:40:01


213| A Twin Story, from a Healthy Pregnancy to a Powerful Birth - Amy Griffith

11/21/2017
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In today's episode, Amy Griffith tells the story of her twins' birth. After a healthy pregnancy with twins, Amy and her husband were planning another home birth. Their first two children were born at home. Amy and her midwives were hoping to make it to 37 weeks. When labor began at 36 weeks, they all decided that giving birth in the hospital would be the smartest and safest choice. Amy Griffith is a mom of 4, including twins. She transitioned from a career as a Broadway dancer and Radio...

Duration: 01:31:19


212 | 3 Positive Epidural Births + PPD Discussion - Bert Anderson

11/16/2017
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Bert Anderson had three positive vaginal births in hospitals. She used epidurals for all three births and for the most part she had uncomplicated pregnancies. After her first birth she was diagnosed with postpartum depression when her son was four months old. Since then she has become aware of her mood and depression so she can recognize the warning signs. Did you miss the Know Your Options Childbirth Course? Go here to stay in the loop!

Duration: 00:39:11


211| Sperm Donor, Epidurals & Cussing - Dawn Dais' Birth Stories

11/14/2017
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During her first pregnancy she constantly worried that she would get to the hospital too late for drugs. Her entire birth plan was just the word "DRUGS!" written on a piece of paper. But she also didn't want to arrive to the hospital so early that they sent her home because she was one centimeter dilated and already screaming for an epidural. When her labor started everyone, including Dawn, just assumed she was a wimp when it came to the pain level. So she labored at home for quite some...

Duration: 00:51:31

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