156 episodes

A collection of Kiwi Mums & Dads sharing their Pregnancy and Birth tales, giving a snapshot of birthing experiences in New Zealand. This podcast has been created to share a range of birth stories informing, supporting and comforting families - to be, new or seasoned. You'll likely laugh, cry and learn something new while finding common experiences with these Kiwi Families.

Kiwi Birth Tales Jordyn Gregory

    • Kids & Family

A collection of Kiwi Mums & Dads sharing their Pregnancy and Birth tales, giving a snapshot of birthing experiences in New Zealand. This podcast has been created to share a range of birth stories informing, supporting and comforting families - to be, new or seasoned. You'll likely laugh, cry and learn something new while finding common experiences with these Kiwi Families.

    Jade, Leo & Max - Infertility, IVF, PCOS, Sub Chronic Haematoma, Emergency C Section, Surrogacy, Loss, Ashermans Syndrome, Spontaneous Conception, Hysterectomy

    Jade, Leo & Max - Infertility, IVF, PCOS, Sub Chronic Haematoma, Emergency C Section, Surrogacy, Loss, Ashermans Syndrome, Spontaneous Conception, Hysterectomy

    In this episode of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Jade who takes us through her journey to her two boys Leo and Max. In the episode we discuss:

    - Infertility 
    - IVF
    - PCOS
    - Clomid / Letrozole 
    - Sub Chronic Haematoma
    - Emergency CSection
    - Miscarriage 
    - Surrogacy
    - Uterine AVM
    - Spontaneous Conception
    - Plaenta Accreta 
    - Elective CSection
    - COVID Lockdown
    - Hysterectomy 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Rebecca & Aggy - Homebirth 10months after previous Birth, Mastitis, Endometritis, Big Age Gap

    Rebecca & Aggy - Homebirth 10months after previous Birth, Mastitis, Endometritis, Big Age Gap

    In this episode I speak with Rebecca about the pregnancy, birth and postpartum story with baby Aggy. 

    In this episode we cover: 
    - previous births
    - previous surrogacy birth
    - falling pregnant quickly after birth 
    - planned homebirth 
    - mastitis
    - endometritis 
    - older children at the birth 
    - bigger age gap

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sera, Meika & Rome - Gestational Diabetes, Birth Trauma, Birth Anxiety, Hypnobirthing, Healing Water Birth

    Sera, Meika & Rome - Gestational Diabetes, Birth Trauma, Birth Anxiety, Hypnobirthing, Healing Water Birth

    In this episode of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Sera about her pregnancy and birth stories with Meika and Rome. 

    In this episode we cover: 
    - gestational diabetes
    - birth trauma
    - relationship strain
    - birth anxiety 
    - hypnobirthing
    - water birth 
    - healing birth 

    Thanks for joining me on the podcast Sera!

    • 58 min
    Meg & Daisy - Gestational Diabetes, Epidural turned Spinal Tap, Positive Vaginal Birth in Hospital, Spinal Tap Headache, Breast Reduction

    Meg & Daisy - Gestational Diabetes, Epidural turned Spinal Tap, Positive Vaginal Birth in Hospital, Spinal Tap Headache, Breast Reduction

    In this episode I speak with Meg about the birth of he daughter Daisy.

    In the episode we cover:
    - Midwifery Care
    - Gestational Diabetes
    - Your Birth Project / Hypnobirthing
    - Spontaneous labour
    - Epidural turned spinal tap
    - Empowering birth experience
    - Spinal tap headache and blood patch
    - Breast reduction 
    - Postpartum experience so far

    This episode in sponsored by Your Birth Project, the online Hypnobirthing course Meg used to create her best birth experience and you can too! 

    • 57 min
    Professional Episode - Morgan Penn: Somatic Sexologist on Postpartum Intimacy

    Professional Episode - Morgan Penn: Somatic Sexologist on Postpartum Intimacy

    In this bonus episode of Kiwi Birth Tales I interview Morgan Penn, Somatic Sexologist, about all things post partum intimacy. 

    In the episode we cover: 
    - What is 'normal' when it comes to our sex lives after a baby?
    - Hormonal shifts 
    - What does intimacy mean
    - Ways to find the spark again with your partner 
    - Self love and pleasure 
    - Vaginismus 
    - Body confidence 
    - Boundaries and communication 
    - Desires 

    If you'd like to find out more about Morgan and the work she does head to https://www.morganpenn.co.nz/ or @morganthesexologist on Instagram or Traineesexologist podcast

    • 56 min
    Liv & Blake - Miscarriage, Vaginal Birth in Hospital, Birth Trauma, Sepsis

    Liv & Blake - Miscarriage, Vaginal Birth in Hospital, Birth Trauma, Sepsis

    In this episode of Kiwi Birth Tales I speak with Liv and she takes us through her pregnancies and birth story with son Blake. 

    In the episode we discuss: 
    - Miscarriage 
    - Covid / Lockdown 
    - Midwifery Care
    - Kidney infection at 30 weeks (not discussed) 
    - Planned epidural
    - Hospital birth without epidural
    - Birth Trauma 
    - Sepsis
    - Breastfeeding Journey 
    - Mental Health 

    I loved speaking with Liv about their experiences and I hope you enjoy the episode.

    • 58 min

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