100 episodes

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

Birth, Baby, and Life Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

H's Mumma ,

Thank You

Hi Kristen, thank you so much for your informative podcast.
I feel pregnant a year ago and baby Harry is now nearly 4 months old. I’ve listened to nearly every pod cast episode you’ve done and it was a great tool in my birth.

I had wanted a 100% natural birth and practiced, nourished my body and did everything I could to prepare for this. I was fit and so healthy before Harry was born. I think I made it a bit too good inside for him.

After a 4 day latent phase I requested an induction. I was exhausted as in 4 days I had no respite from the irregular contractions. I had pubic symphysis and struggled to walk, stand or kneel which I believe slowed down my labour. I was 42 weeks so he was baked and ready! After labouring for 14 hours post induction Harry head swelled and my cervix swelled so our option was an emergency c-section. I was really unprepared for this as I never researched this as I had true faith that my body would birth Harry naturally. Turns out the poor kid was stuck. He’d turned around and his head was stuck back, he was born with some larynx issues I believe because of this. So for us the section was the only option but I know if I hadn’t have listened to your pod casts I would have ultimately given up and requested intervention earlier. So, although our labour wasn’t what imagined so much of it was. The support from my husband, the massages, baths, walks, movies we watched, arguments we had. All of it over the 5 days was so special and you really helped give me/us the tools to believe in my body and go the distance.

I can’t wait to try eventually for baby number 2, I will be aiming for a VBAC and I will continue to believe in my body.

So thank you, you’re brilliant.

Kelly, Tim and Baby Harry

Ps. I would love to hear your thoughts on a long latent labour, pubic symphysis and more info on c-sections. I had no idea what or expect and sometimes it is needed.

Thank you again, I’ll keep listening and recommending xx

Skinny-to-be ,

Binge consuming this wisdom!

Ohh Kristen you need to put out some more podcasts!! Every single one just has the right combination of wisdom, information, insights and giggles that leave me wanting more. I want to hear more about your home life and how you juggle it all, how you’ve managed to spend special time with toddlers when a new baby comes along and more in all the nutrition stuff.. and recipes we can try at home! Love it. Xx from Ella - Sydney, Australia

Estjaneee ,

Incredibly valuable resource for mums and mums to be!

This podcast was instrumental in my two intervention free hospital births - both were truly amazing and empowering experiences. So much of what I learnt through Kristen’s work helped me to manage and make it birth a positive experience. In addition, I loved the pregnancy information and particularly the nutrition advice which I have no doubt contributed to a healthy Mum and healthy baby both times. Kristen is incredible and a valuable resource.

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