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Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful…and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I live to help mothers just like you feel empowered and confident during pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood by taking my years of knowledge and personal/professional experience in the birth world and breaking down complex birth topics to make preparing for labor & birth a breeze! Every week you’ll hear from women ready to share their knowledge with other pregnant moms about pregnancy and birth topics that will have you feeling knowledgeable and in the driver’s seat of your best birth experience. Your best birth starts here >>>>www.myessentialbirth.com/getstarted

Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy My Essential Birth

    • Kids & Family

Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful…and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I live to help mothers just like you feel empowered and confident during pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood by taking my years of knowledge and personal/professional experience in the birth world and breaking down complex birth topics to make preparing for labor & birth a breeze! Every week you’ll hear from women ready to share their knowledge with other pregnant moms about pregnancy and birth topics that will have you feeling knowledgeable and in the driver’s seat of your best birth experience. Your best birth starts here >>>>www.myessentialbirth.com/getstarted

    Birth Bag Must Haves

    Birth Bag Must Haves

    Feeling a little unsure of what to pack in your birth bag? Not to worry! We asked our mamas what items they think are essential, and we’ve made a free checklist for you to make packing so much easier! 📝

    I hope this episode was helpful. Don’t forget to download our free checklist! 📝 Feel free to email us at hello@myessentialbirth.com or DM us on Instagram @myessentialbirth if you want to add anything else to our list! You can also comment on our Instagram post! 
    To Leave a Review ⭐️
    Open Apple PodcastsFind “Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy” podcastSelect “Ratings and Reviews”Click the stars!Select “Write a Review” and tell us what was the most amazing, comforting, eye-opening thing that you loved!Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    FREE Birth Bag Checklist
    Amazon Links
    Find It & Flip It Affirmation Exercise
    Episode 141 with Holly Roser

    • 35 min
    Get Your Birth Team Paid For with BeHerVillage

    Get Your Birth Team Paid For with BeHerVillage

    What if you could have a registry for the SUPPORT you need postpartum in addition to the THINGS you need for your baby? 🤩 This week, we talk to Kaitlin McGreyes, founder of BeHerVillage, about the importance of empowering mothers to have the registry they want! 🙌🏼

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    To Leave a Review ⭐️
    Open Apple PodcastsFind “Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy” podcastSelect “Ratings and Reviews”Click the stars!Select “Write a Review” and tell us what was the most amazing, comforting, eye-opening thing that you loved!Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    BeHerVillage FREE Workbook

    • 26 min
    Birth Story: Unmedicated But Not Uncomplicated with Stephanie Garrity

    Birth Story: Unmedicated But Not Uncomplicated with Stephanie Garrity

    We love positive birth stories here at My Essential Birth!  👏🏻  This week, I interviewed, Stephanie Garrity, who shared about her birth experience with her rainbow baby. While the birth map she pictured for the birth of her son may not have included many of the things that brought him into her arms, she felt the birth course prepared her for all the options, which allowed her to look back at her experience in a positive light.  🌈

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    To Leave a Review ⭐️
    Open Apple PodcastsFind “Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy” podcastSelect “Ratings and Reviews”Click the stars!Select “Write a Review” and tell us what was the most amazing, comforting, eye-opening thing that you loved!Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram

    Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

    • 52 min
    OB's, Midwives, MD's: What's the Difference?

    OB's, Midwives, MD's: What's the Difference?

    OB’s and MD’s and Midwives, oh my! 😏 We’re going to talk about the training, certification, and background each of these providers is required to have in order to practice. Maybe you’re like me, and once upon a time, I thought OB’s were the only option when it came to a provider for your birth experience. 😆 My goal is for you to know what your options are so you can choose a provider based on the birth experience you want to achieve!

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    Cesarean Requirements for OB's
    Direct Entry Midwife Requirements

    • 33 min
    Do I Need a Doula for My Birth?

    Do I Need a Doula for My Birth?

    When it comes to your birth experience, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is putting together your birth team. Doulas can be an incredible asset to you as you think about who you want to support you during your labor experience. Learn about the benefits of a doula here and why having one may or may not be the perfect fit for YOUR birth.

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes
    Continuous Support for Women during Childbirth


    Additional Resource:
    The Doula Difference: Lowering Cesarean Rates

    • 29 min
    Ask THESE Essential Questions for Pregnancy

    Ask THESE Essential Questions for Pregnancy

    Are you overwhelmed with what to ask your provider, midwife, or hospital regarding what you want for your birth experience? Well, listen in! I walk you through what questions to ask, give background information behind those questions, and encourage you to educate and empower yourself to stand up for the birth you want. 🤱🏼

    SIDE NOTE: To get the most out of this podcast episode, I’d like to encourage you to pause this episode and go download the free lists of questions to ask your provider, midwife, and hospital so you can easily follow along while we go through these questions! They are also available in the links below!

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth Course
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    3 FREE Exercise Guide
    Questions to Ask Your Provider
    Questions to Ask Your Midwife
    Gentle Cesarean Birth Plan
    Hospital Tour Questions

    • 44 min

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