72 episodes

Birth, Baby! is hosted by Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly, birth doulas and childbirth educators in Austin, Texas. This podcast is meant to guide families through the decisions they'll be making during pregnancy, birth, and their postpartum journey. Through interviews with experts, personal experiences, and evidence based information, your hosts will address questions and concerns they routinely hear from their community.

Birth, Baby‪!‬ Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Birth, Baby! is hosted by Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly, birth doulas and childbirth educators in Austin, Texas. This podcast is meant to guide families through the decisions they'll be making during pregnancy, birth, and their postpartum journey. Through interviews with experts, personal experiences, and evidence based information, your hosts will address questions and concerns they routinely hear from their community.

    Role of the Community in Birth and Beyond

    Role of the Community in Birth and Beyond

    Sabrina Ortolano is back! In this episode we go deeper into what a community and village looks like in the perinatal period. We talk about how we can be a better village and what helpful support looks like.
    Sabrina Ortolano is a Birth Doula who has been supporting families for nearly thirty years. She is also the owner of IPSB, Los Angeles’ longest-running bodywork school, where she is the head instructor for courses on prenatal massage and this history of birth in the United States. Sabrina’s teaching emphasizes how to provide the best care and support for clients navigating major life transitions and milestones, with a particular focus on the birth experience and its various nuances.
    Owner & Director atIPSB - School of Integrative Psycho-Structural BodyworkIPSB Wellness, Education & Media
    Email: sabrina@ipsb.comInstagram: @‌ipsb_massageLearn More About IPSB here: www.IPSB.com
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!
    This episode is sponsored by Birth, Baby! Academy. www.BirthBabyAcademy.com

    • 50 min
    History of Birth and the Village in the US

    History of Birth and the Village in the US

    We’re joined by Sabrina Ortolano in this episode to talk about the history of birth and the village in the United States. The birth scene has changed so much over the years, and it has an impact that people don’t always realize.
    Sabrina Ortolano is a Birth Doula who has been supporting families for nearly thirty years. She is also the owner of IPSB, Los Angeles’ longest-running bodywork school, where she is the head instructor for courses on prenatal massage and this history of birth in the United States. Sabrina’s teaching emphasizes how to provide the best care and support for clients navigating major life transitions and milestones, with a particular focus on the birth experience and its various nuances.
    Owner & Director atIPSB - School of Integrative Psycho-Structural BodyworkIPSB Wellness, Education & Media
    Email: sabrina@ipsb.comInstagram: @‌ipsb_massageLearn More About IPSB here: www.IPSB.com
    This episode is sponsored by BirthCo. Mention this podcast at your first appointment at BirthCo and get 20% off any of their services. http://www.birth-co.com
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!

    • 35 min
    A Year In Review...Special Announcement!

    A Year In Review...Special Announcement!

    We can’t believe it’s been a year already. One year ago, we released our first episode of Birth, Baby! Podcast. Tune in to hear what our top three most listened to episodes are, what OUR favorite episodes were, some sneak peeks into what’s to come, and a special announcement you won’t want to miss! We have had such a great year talking about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, sharing amazing birth stories, and learning alongside our listeners.
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!

    • 19 min
    Birth Stories: Mother's Day

    Birth Stories: Mother's Day

    We have a special Mother’s Day episode for you! Ciarra and Samantha’s moms come on to talk about their birth stories. From a teenage pregnancy to a mom with a surprise bookend pregnancy, you won’t want to miss their stories.
    This episode is sponsored by Tree of Life Breastmilk Jewelry. Use code PODCAST at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/711475852841579/Website: www.treeoflifebreastmilkjewelry.com
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Choosing A Pediatrician

    Choosing A Pediatrician

    Ciarra and Samantha help break down what to consider when choosing a pediatrician for your newborn. This is a task that is daunting to so many new parents. Listen to get an idea of the things to consider when making this decision. 
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    This episode is sponsored by Defeat Diastasis. Use code BirthBabyPodcast at www.defeatdiastasis.com and get 30% off of the home program!
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!

    • 35 min
    Birth Stories: Jes's Story

    Birth Stories: Jes's Story

    Today we have a Jes, a postpartum doula on the Empowered Beginnings team, on to talk to us about the birth and NICU stay of her second child. She wanted to share this story to bring light to the world of being a NICU parent. Jes is a wife and mother of two children, postpartum doula and pediatric sleep consultant, and an passionate plant and pug lover. 
    This episode is sponsored by Defeat Diastasis. Use code BirthBabyPodcast at www.defeatdiastasis.com and get 30% off of the home program!
    Please feel free to reach out to us with any recommendations for show episode ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, email us with some information about yourself and what type of podcast you'd like to record together. Thank you for all of your support and don't forget to follow and review our podcast, Birth, Baby!
    Instagram: @‌BirthBabyPodcastEmail: BirthBabyPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: https://birthbabypodcast.transistor.fm/
    Intro and Outro music by Longing for Orpheus. You can find them on Spotify!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ashley Button ,

Navigating through pregnancy and planning for birth

It was shortly (but not soon enough) after becoming pregnant that I found this podcast, as I was scouring the internet. So much great contact with relevant information new moms need and/or want. Definitely recommend and highly suggest listing to the hot topics they cover. This podcast is “decline-phone-calls while-driving worthy!! :)

Boodreux Nixon ,

MUST listen for parents!

This podcast has been so helpful to me in so many areas as a mom of 3, and I have been able to share it with so many of my friends who are pregnant or freshly postpartum, too! The heart of these ladies is so apparent as they share rich and essential knowledge for motherhood. Its one of my favorites!

djvonyon ,

Everyone preparing for a new born needs to listen to this!

Every parent should listen to this series when preparing for a new born. My wife and I are preparing for our first baby and are so grateful for this podcast. Ciarra and Samantha are so thoughtful and helpful! All the episodes are helpful but really loved “Dude you need a doula”. Every partner should listen to dude you need a doula. Wow what a tough birth Natalie had! Jordan sounds awesome and your post visit story resonated a lot for me on some family trauma I have been stuck on. Thank you so much for this podcast :)

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