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A platform for women to share their journey that brought them into motherhood.

Ireland's Birth Storie‪s‬ Corah Gernon

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A platform for women to share their journey that brought them into motherhood.

    A Moment With - Eva Rose - Birth Photographer & Doula

    A Moment With - Eva Rose - Birth Photographer & Doula

    In this episode of AMW I chat to @evarosebirth. What she has created has given me the opportunity to see birth in it's rawest form. The images she captures and shares strike so much emotion in me and I know I'm not alone. Seeing a woman in the height of possibly the most transformative experience of her life is so very special.We all know Eva as the incredible birth photographer she is but she is also working tirelessly to try bring about change in maternity care. I ask Eva where her interest in birth photography originated, we chat about her plans to travel the world and also discuss the differences in our health systems.Enjoy!

     

    • 31 min
    EP 51 - PT2 - Alice - One Pregnancy & Birth, Epidural, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Recovery

    EP 51 - PT2 - Alice - One Pregnancy & Birth, Epidural, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Recovery

    In last week's episode we ended our conversation just after this little man's arrival into the world. How peaceful and gorgeous does he look in this photo!In part two of Alice's story she speaks of the postpartum hemorrhage she suffered soon after she was settled into the ward. Alice was hemorraging for a long period before it was finally recognised and action was taken. She deteriorated quickly and spent sometime in the high dependency unit. So much happened in such a short space of time.Awareness of postpartum blood loss, what's considered normal and what's not is so so important. Please let someone know if you experience any of the below 24 hours after birth. Secondary PPH can occur up to 12 weeks afterbirth although less common.📍You are soaking a pad every 1-2 hours 📍Blood loss suddenly increases📍Blood loss suddenly changes to bright red📍You feel dizzy or weak📍You simply feel you are losing too much bloodAlice also makes a really valid point surrounding PTSD and PND which I know lots of you can relate to. Thank you Alice for sharing & bringing this conversation to the forefront

    • 45 min
    EP51 - PT 1 - Alice - One Pregnancy & Birth, Epidural, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Recovery

    EP51 - PT 1 - Alice - One Pregnancy & Birth, Epidural, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Recovery

    With Alice's support I have decided to share her story across two episodes. In part 1 of her story she talks me through her pregnancy during Covid-19, her long labour and the birth of her son.Alice shares so much detail of her experience and I know it will be of such value to many of you. After a long labour it was discovered there was meconium in her waters. She decided to opt for an epidural to give her body time to rest before birthing her baby vaginally.We touch on the first few hours postpartum but I will share her experience with PPH in part 2 as I feel it really needs it own episode.Enjoy!
     
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    • 52 min
    A Moment With - Tracy Donegan, Midwife, Author and Gentlebirth founder

    A Moment With - Tracy Donegan, Midwife, Author and Gentlebirth founder

    In this episode of AMW I chat to Tracy Donegan the creator of @gentlebirthofficial. We chat about the origins of her idea that has now developed into a tool used by people worldwide. She chats to me in detail about why she created various aspects of Gentlebirth with a particular focus on brain science.I know so many of you have utilised the Gentlebirth app not only for birth preparation but also through loss and postnatally. Tracy's voice very often puts me to sleep or dilutes the stress of my day while I listen to the Wellness track on repeat. Enjoy!

    • 31 min
    EP 50 - Jessica - Pre & Post Baby Chat, Third Birth, Epidural, Positive Induction Story

    EP 50 - Jessica - Pre & Post Baby Chat, Third Birth, Epidural, Positive Induction Story

    In the next episode I chat to Jessica. We spoke when Jessica was 36 weeks pregnant about how she felt, the prep in the lead up to Bonnie's arrival and what her birth preferences were. There was so much excitement in her house with her two little ladies waiting on their sisters arrival. We then spoke a few days after Bonnie came into the world, Jessica was still on such a high. Her waters broke on her due date as per her daughters predictions. She got the epidural she wanted, they decided induction was best and she was also administered antibiotics for GBS. She had such a gorgeous calm birth surrounded by a team of midwives who read her so well."If you don't ask for the birth you want, you get the birth you are given"
     
    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    EP 49 - Yvonne - 3 Pregnancies, Two Births, Infant Loss, Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) Diagnosis, Down Syndrome Diagnosi

    EP 49 - Yvonne - 3 Pregnancies, Two Births, Infant Loss, Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) Diagnosis, Down Syndrome Diagnosi

    - Story surrounding Infant Loss shared - In this episode Yvonne shares her story of experiencing the loss of her son, Noah at 34 weeks gestation. She received the devastating news that Noah had Edwards Syndrome which is considered a life limiting genetic condition. Yvonne shares details of his birth along with so much more which I'm very grateful for. We then chat about her little girl Ayla who recently celebrated her 2nd birthday. Ayla was diagnosed with both Edwards Syndrome & Down Syndrome after birth. I have followed Yvonne's story for some time and have seen Ayla grow from strength to strength. The early days were incredibly tough but now, she is oozing with personality, sits up unaided, giggles away at her mammy and is very much loved, adored and cherished.Thank you Yvonne for sharing your story, your profound words will stay with me
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

pjd1981 ,

Amazing! A must listen.

What a great resource for pregnant people, Corah talks about all aspects of birth and postpartum ♥️ a must listen

Kitty_Kate85 ,

Pregnancy must have!

I absolutely love this podcast, it is an absolute must listen for every pregnant woman, hearing different experiences of birth I honestly can’t get enough! Hearing the Irish perspective makes it all the more relatable, well done and thank you Corah!

Sinead pregnancy no2 ,

Excellent podcast

A brilliant podcast, I can’t get enough of it!! Literally hope episodes appear every day so I can listen while walking, in the car....

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