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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!

Doing It At Home Independent Podcast Network | Sarah and Matthew Bivens

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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!

    Birth Worker Burnout and the Balance of Holding Space for Birth with Martha Lerner, Doula and Photographer

    Birth Worker Burnout and the Balance of Holding Space for Birth with Martha Lerner, Doula and Photographer

    How do we prevent birth worker burnout?
    This is one of the great topics we dive into this week with Martha Lerner, birth doula and photographer. 
    Martha shares her wisdom with us around the following topics:

    some of Martha’s memorable moments from home births she’s attended in the birth worker role

    tips for those who want to get into birth work

    best practices for staying in birthwork long term

    how to balance/manage all the space holding as a birth worker and what the birth community collectively can do to support the birth workers out there

    Links:

    Martha’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenmamalove/


    Martha’s Website: https://www.instagram.com/zenmamalove/


    Doula’s Care Collective: https://doulascarecollective.com/


    Check out Needed for before, during and after pregnancy and use the code DIAH for 20% off your order: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP


    C & The Moon Malibu Made Glow Oil with code DIAH15 for 15% off your order: https://bit.ly/3KWeGL1


    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


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


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


    DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe 


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 47 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - Navigating Challenges of Switching to a Home Birth at 25 Weeks with Porshe Turner (DIAH Classic)

    HOME BIRTH STORY - Navigating Challenges of Switching to a Home Birth at 25 Weeks with Porshe Turner (DIAH Classic)

    Where do you feel most safe to give birth?
    Ultimately, that’s one of, if not the most important question to consider when it comes to your birth plan. 
    When it came down to it, home was the answer for today’s guest, Porshe Turner. 
    This was Porshe’s third pregnancy. Influenced by COVID-19 and circumstances related to it, Porshe and her husband Jeremy switched to a home birth plan at 25 weeks pregnant. They kept their plans quiet, like many others we’ve spoken to on the podcast (some prefer to keep home birth plans to themselves as a personal preference whether that is to avoid unwanted feedback from others or just desiring a more private experience). 
    Her previous births were in the hospital: a cesarean breech and a VBAC. One of her concerns going into this third birth was what it would be like to go into labor on her own without any medical intervention. 
    One interesting element of Porshe’s birth experience is that she went to the hospital during labor when her blood pressure rose, and was eventually able to leave the hospital and return home to have her birth. 
    From Porshe:
    This pregnancy was the only one we planned and we just so happened to plan it at the precipice of a pandemic, which has turned out to be a blessing but also brought about a lot of difficult challenges to navigate. It did push us to evaluate where I felt safest to birth and that aligned best with home.
    Things we talk about in this episode: cesarean birth, breech birth, VBAC, birth blessing, TENS unit, hospital transfer, other resources that helped prepare
    Links:

    January Harshe Birth Without Fear: https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Without-Fear-Judgment-Free-Postpartum/dp/0316515612


    The Birth Hour: https://thebirthhour.com/


    Birth Kweens: https://www.birthkweens.com/


    Badassmotherbirther: https://www.instagram.com/badassmotherbirther


    Wine About Birth: https://www.wineaboutbirth.com/


    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


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


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


    DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe 


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 48 min
    How to Optimize Iron and Ferritin Levels for a Healthy Pregnancy with Dr. Matt Angove of Dr. Wholeness

    How to Optimize Iron and Ferritin Levels for a Healthy Pregnancy with Dr. Matt Angove of Dr. Wholeness

    What is iron, what’s its role in pregnancy and why is it important to understand?
    This episode is a comprehensive conversation about iron and pregnancy. Our guest Dr. Matt Angove, naturopathic physician and creator of Dr. Wholeness, shares a ton of knowledge with us on the topic of iron and specifically ferritin levels.
    Here are some of the questions we address:

    What is iron and what role does it serve in the body?

    What makes iron important during pregnancy?

    Do needs change for preconception and/or postpartum as well?

    What’s ferritin and how does it factor in with this conversation?

    How to check for these levels?

    How to optimize the levels?

    Why does most iron cause side effects like stomach pain, constipation or nausea?

    Can you take too much? Why can that be a problem?

    How to take iron for maximum absorption and effectiveness?

    Iron in a prenatal vs. iron supplement? 


    We also chat with Dr. Matt about home birth, as he and his wife Ama had 5 of their children at home (with twins included in that count!).
    This episode is sponsored by Dr. Wholeness – an online community that provides tips, tools, and resources to help people create a winning health routine by accumulating health – one habit at a time. You can learn more about Dr. Wholeness on the website https://drwholeness.com/ and find the product Blood Vitality at https://bit.ly/3IXEHJS (use the code BloodVitality15 for 15% off your purchase). 
    Links:

    Dr. Wholeness Website: https://drwholeness.com/


    Blood Vitality - use the code BloodVitality15 for 15% off your purchase: https://bit.ly/3IXEHJS


    Optimize Iron Website: https://optimizeiron.com/


    Dr. Wholeness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drwholeness/



    More links and resources:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


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


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


    DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe 


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 54 min
    381: Baby Bivens #2 - Weeks 0-6 of the Pregnancy

    381: Baby Bivens #2 - Weeks 0-6 of the Pregnancy

    As we shared last week and in case you missed it: WE’RE PREGNANT!
    Going forward, the first Tuesday of each month will feature a conversation between us, highlighting the recent events of the pregnancy and birth preparation. 
    Here are the main things we cover in this discussion, focusing on weeks 0-6:

    Brief recap of the past 2 years of being open to conceive (ttc)

    The details of how we found out we were pregnant

    Telling some of our family and friends

    Securing our midwife


    We want your questions and suggestions for things to cover over the next few months as we chronicle this journey! So please send to hello[at]diahpodcast[dot]com or go to our website and fill out the contact form here - https://diahpodcast.com/contact/.
    Links:

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


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9


    DIAH Shop: ttps://bit.ly/3qhwgAe


    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    Birthfit Prenatal Training: https://birthfit.com/b-prenatal

    • 53 min
    380: Important Announcement - Some Big Changes are Coming Up for DIAH

    380: Important Announcement - Some Big Changes are Coming Up for DIAH

    PLEASE listen to this important announcement regarding some future changes for DIAH. 
    Stay tuned for next week’s episode that goes into further details.
    We love you all and thank you for your continued support of the podcast and community :)
    Links:

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


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9


    DIAH Shop: ttps://bit.ly/3qhwgAe


    Needed:  https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    • 10 min
    Openly Sharing Miscarriage at Home Story for Healing and Finding Meaning with Susan Stange

    Openly Sharing Miscarriage at Home Story for Healing and Finding Meaning with Susan Stange

    How does sharing about some of our deepest pains help to process, heal and find meaning within our experiences? 
    Our guest Susan Stange examples that today by talking about her recent miscarriage experience. 
    After 4 hospital births, for this pregnancy, Susan was set on a home birth. 
    Around 11 weeks, the pregnancy ended. A month later, Susan went through a labor and birth experience in her home.
    She walks us through her process - the ups and downs, what’s been helping in the healing journey and how she’s been connecting with others. 
    From Susan: 
    "I recently experienced a miscarriage. I have been rather open about my experience and have been surprised by how many people who have reached out to tell me what my willingness to share my story has meant to them. That my story has helped them process theirs. Their healing fuels my healing and gives my sadness meaning, rather than it being unnecessary suffering. I thought I would reach out.
    Part of my story is that I was going to have a home birth, and my home birth midwife was an important part of my experience.
    My birth didn’t come to fruition and end with a beautiful healthy baby, but I would choose a home birth again in a heartbeat."
    Links:

    Susan’s website: www.Susanjoyfilmandphoto.com


    Susan’s website: www.susanstange.com


    Susan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susan.joy.az/


    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


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


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


    DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe 


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 59 min

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