256 episodes

Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherhood and fatherhood. We talk about having sex while pregnant and maintaining your connection and intimacy as a couple. We reveal how to stay centered and not lose yourself through pregnancy, and tons more! This show is all about adding an empowered conversation to the topic of home birth and natural birth, while keeping it real, grounded and fun. So strap in and join us as we’re doing it at home!

Doing It At Home Parents On Demand Network | Sarah and Matthew Bivens

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Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherhood and fatherhood. We talk about having sex while pregnant and maintaining your connection and intimacy as a couple. We reveal how to stay centered and not lose yourself through pregnancy, and tons more! This show is all about adding an empowered conversation to the topic of home birth and natural birth, while keeping it real, grounded and fun. So strap in and join us as we’re doing it at home!

    256: What Doulas Really Are And Why We Need Them with Heidi Snyderburn-Campbell

    256: What Doulas Really Are And Why We Need Them with Heidi Snyderburn-Campbell

    What’s a doula?
    This question comes up a lot around the birth world. And even for those who kinda have an idea, there still seems to be opportunity to understand more.
    Today’s guest is Heidi Snyderburn-Campbell, a doula of 15 years and the host of Birth Story Podcast. Heidi brings her experience to the table and shares with us some of her journey into becoming a doula.
    We also talk about the importance of doulas, particularly in the hospital setting, for advocacy and support. Heidi reads an excerpt from her upcoming book and trust us when we say, not only will you want to re-listen to it over and over again, you’re going to want to pick up her book when it comes out! 
    It was an honor to have Heidi in our space. AND - she interviewed us for Birth Story Podcast, so be sure to check it out!
    Links:

    Heidi’s Website: www.birthstory.com


    Heidi’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/birthstorypodcast


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 54 min
    255: Helping Mamas Have Pain-Free, Pleasurable Sex with Dr. Lauren Crigler

    255: Helping Mamas Have Pain-Free, Pleasurable Sex with Dr. Lauren Crigler

    How does sex change before and after baby?
    This is a great question to ask ourselves. And this is an important topic to normalize and create space for - from both the physical and emotional perspectives.
    Today’s guest is Dr. Lauren Crigler, a sex pain therapist who specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy. In other words, she helps women have pain-free, pleasurable sex.
    So we chat with Dr. Lauren about these changes, about how sex helps in holding the relationship with your partner (and family) together. Plus tips for how we can address some of the challenges and dysfunctions, while having a healthy conversation that impacts, guess who...our kids! 
    Links:

    Dr. Lauren’s website: www.drlaurencrigler.com


    Dr. Lauren’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrLaurenCrigler


    Dr. Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlaurencrigler/


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 39 min
    254: Helping Dads to Feel Confident, Peaceful and Powerful About Birth

    254: Helping Dads to Feel Confident, Peaceful and Powerful About Birth

    What role is the father-to-be (or parent-to-be) supposed to play in birth? How can that father/parent-to-be show up better in that role?
    In today's conversation, Sarah and Matthew dig in on this topic, focusing on the future fathers/parents who don't always get to be in the spotlight.
    This is a great episode to listen to if you're a father-to-be, OR if you know one then share this episode with them.
    Links:

    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 33 min
    253: Highlights from 2019 and What to Expect from DIAH in 2020

    253: Highlights from 2019 and What to Expect from DIAH in 2020

    What was a DIAH highlight for you this year?
    In today’s episode we’re recapping some of the takeaways from 2019, and sharing our intentions for 2020. Happy New Year!
    Links:

    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks


    The Dope Doula Etsy Page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDopeDoula


    Dope Doula DIAH episode: https://www.diahpodcast.com/single-post/HBAC-Story-of-Baby-3-with-the-Dope-Doula-Rachel-Cunningham

    • 39 min
    252: HOME BIRTH STORY - “Birthgasm” and Choosing Surrender over Fear with Kristen and Rodney

    252: HOME BIRTH STORY - “Birthgasm” and Choosing Surrender over Fear with Kristen and Rodney

    How is your mind space connected with the physical space and environment that you set for your birth?
    In today’s episode we have a powerful conversation with Kristen and Rodney about their birth journey. From the surprise of the pregnancy news to decision to have a home birth, we get both parents’ perspectives on the experience. 
    Kristen is a yoga instructor, and used much of her practice throughout her pregnancy and birth. 
    “My yoga practice afforded me this sweet opportunity to gain an understanding and cultivate an intimate relationship with my baby well before birth…"
    “Yoga had equipped me with the tools to choose my perspective. Yoga offered me the solace to stay present through uncomfortable times and floods of thoughts.”
    “Yoga in its essence is a practice of unity--with mind, body and spirit. On a logistic level, the breath techniques learned and practiced in yoga relax and slow the body which is virtuous during birth/contractions. I compare the space between each contraction as the space between each breath. It is a space of stillness, rejuvenation, symbolic of the end and beginning. Yoga strengthens the physical body to help with recovery and the 'bounce back'. Many poses open up the hips, the passageway. Prenatal yoga prepares women for a natural birth, by practicing presence and awareness. Yoga teaches us how to choose surrender over fear.”
    Plus we talk about the moment of birthgasm - when baby Aniya arrived!
    Links:

    Kristen’s Instagram

    Our website

    DIAH Shop

    Parents on Demand Network

    DIAH Instagram

    DIAH Facebook Page

    DIAH Facebook Group

    • 57 min
    251: Reactions To Home Birth From Family, Friends and Strangers (Rebroadcast)

    251: Reactions To Home Birth From Family, Friends and Strangers (Rebroadcast)

    When you’re expecting, it’s very common to hear the question, “Where are you delivering?” If not that specifically, people generally ask about your doctor or your doctor visits.
    Whether it’s close friends and family or total strangers, most will insert some sort of advice or personal experience to whatever birth plan it is you’ve chosen.
    It can be even more interesting when you share that your birth plan involves a home birth. Queue awkward silences, uncomfortable jokes and even sometimes downright judgement. That’s what we’re talking about in this episode: what we’re calling the “pushbacks.”
    They are the often well-intentioned but poorly executed gestures and words to share varying degrees of care and concern for yours and your baby’s well-being.
    But it’s great because it gives you a chance to exercise patience and understanding. It might even help you confirm why you’re considering or chose home birth.
    Matthew and I have grown to love the pushbacks, and we share some examples of ones we received.

    • 40 min

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