Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story Media™. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like?" "What does the day of labor look like?" "What is a Doula?" I want every mom's birth story to be peaceful, happy and a memory that they will love to share. Birth Story podcast is my way to provide childbirth education through story telling in the comfort of your home and to prepare a mom for motherhood with any birth story that unfolds for their pregnancy, labor and delivery. If a pregnant mom uses an OBGYN, a midwife, a doula, a birth doula, or has a home birth, water birth, natural birth, C-section, cesarean birth, hospital birth, medicated birth, epidural birth, pitocin birth, an induction or induced labor, are having multiple babies or a single baby, a birth plan or no birth plan; I started this podcast to help moms learn and prepare for their labor and delivery and birth though birth story telling.
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Doula Diaries: Unmedicated no intervention birth at a hospital and how you can have one too
This week Heidi shares a story of one of her doula clients who had an unmedicated, homebirth like story, birth at a hospital. Heidi outlines how you can have a story like this too (if that is something you want!).
Listen this week to hear about having the right midwifery team, being educated, having an involved partner, the right doulas, and flipping an OP baby to the perfect OA position.
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Let's talk about SEX with sexuality educator Erica Smith of Purity Culture Dropout
Heidi brings her doula partner Collin on the show today to chat with sexuality educator Erica Smith. The conversation was intended for rapid fire, but it organically unfolded to be about sex, sexuality, sex in pregnancy and postpartum, initating after babies, and how to talk to your kids about sex. We even talk about the importance of naming body parts appropriately when you talk to your baby, toddler, child, and adolescent! Find out what is normal and how to keep the pleasure going through hormonal changes and busy parenting days!
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145 Birth at 20, 30, and 40, Orgasmic Birth, Infant Loss, and Unconventional Relationships with Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin brings all the WOW in this episode. Trigger Warning: Infant loss at 18 weeks.
Sarah talks about being a young mom in her 20s and 30s and just doing whatever the doctors told her to do which led to epidurals and losing her power.
At 40, in a new marriage and healing from loss, she explores having a doula, and orgasmic birth, and gets into her power and into all the woooooo.
This is by far one of my favorite episodes that I have ever recorded....and I was her doula!
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144/Doula Diaries: The Best Postpartum Guide & Mama Moose
Heidi chats about her trip to Colorado and camping with a Mama Moose and her new baby Moose and Heidi's reflections on nature, being mammals and how the world treats us in the postpartum period. She takes a deep dive into the postpartum guide and breastfeeding guide available through Birth Story Academy.
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MamasteFit's Gina Conley on miscarriage, military hospital birthing, homebirth, being a doula and a mega social media influencer
Heidi sits down with Gina Conley from MamasteFit on her current pregnancy, her miscarriages, her births, and her IG platform.
On her first, she was delivering at a military hospital and her sister, Roxanne, was a labor and delivery nurse who was planning to help her. She talks about how that birth went sideways and how it informed and shaped the rest of pregnancies and births and how she decided to create content to serve others!
She also really digs into switching to midwifery care and homebirth in the middle of COVID and how different that was from birthing in a military hospital.
Gina shares about how MamasteFit came to be on Instagram, her online courses, community and building a business.
"At MamasteFit, we exclusively train athletes throughout their pregnancies, postpartum, and beyond! We have spent the past 4+ years training and developing programming for in-person clients. We have clients that start training with us at various points throughout their motherhood journey, some starting several years postpartum but wanting to feel strong again!"
I love following this sister duo on Instagram at instagram.com/mamastefit
Hey parents! Here are some affirmations from Michelle Smith of the Birth Ease Podcast that will help you stay relaxed and calm. Lay down, put in your air pods and enjoy some self care for 20 minutes during nap time.
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Heidi, the Host, doesn’t shy away from anything! This podcast is the perfect combination of comforting birth stories that give future moms the full perspective, along with doula chats about what we need to know and how we can prepare. She is so great at covering it all so we can be prepared for anything and everything. It’s a great listening companion to get our minds and bodies ready for birth! Thanks Heidi for each episode!!
Favorite birth podcast!
Heidi got me through the last 9+ months leading up to the birth of our first child. I felt so knowledgeable and empowered going into the birth after listening to this leading up to and throughout my pregnancy. I tried some other birth podcasts too but always came back to Birth Story because Heidi does a great job with storytelling, teaching and inserting humor, empathy and personality in all the right places. Highly recommend to those who are thinking about becoming parents but don’t have a clue what to expect!
Best birth story podcast and so educational
Heidi the host is great at asking questions and interrupts at just the right time & great at steering the conversation. Love the teachable moments. Binging on all the episodes now. So many great topics and variety of different situations. I find this podcast so wonderful.