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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: Our Home Birth Podcast Parents On Demand Network | Sarah and Matthew Bivens

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8, 101 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!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings
101 Ratings
mamagary ,

Love the “impossible stories”

I’m new to this show and have one baby already who I have given birth at a hospital to. I was aiming to have a birth center birth, but was told I was too “high risk.” Come this pregnancy, I have the same complications, but planning a home birth. This podcast gives me hope, and helping build trust in my body’s ablility! I love hearing the other “impossible” stories! Keep up the good work!!

jtim15 ,

Exactly what I needed

I am fairly new to the show and have gone WAYYYYY back to the beginning to start. I'm finding the episodes SO relevant and helpful! It's funny because earlier this week I posted in an online mommy group that we were planning our home birth for our 4th baby. I've had one "give me all the drugs" birth, two natural hospital births, and if/when we are blessed to get pregnant again are DIAH.

Some specific points

So after posting in the mommy group it actually spiraled into a secondary thread with hundreds of comments people calling me "selfish, negligent, stupid, etc". I was listening to your post about what NOT to say to a home birth mom and omg...it was like you read the thread 😂

I also listened to the interview with your midwife and wow, so relatable. My first natural hospital birth was fabulous. It really was as close to a home birth as I feel like you can get. My most recent son though was fast and furious. I actually delivered him in triage but it was a mess. They were so adamant on monitors, and keeping me on the bed, etc. They even questioned if I was actually in labor (my water already broke), and when I went from 7-10 in two contractions they tried to convince me that he wasn't there even though I was feeling the pressure of my body pushing him out... They gave me the most uncomfortable check of my life! Word for word how your midwife spoke on hospital births. Especially after having my wonderful experience i was like wow, I want THAT birth back! So we decided home is the way to go.

Anyways I had to share since those episodes REALLY spoke to me. I can't wait to catch up with you guys and hear about it all :)

EEZekis ,

TRUST YOUR BODY!!!

And release control!!! Hi Sarah and Matthew! I am so in love with this most recent episode with Laura Jean. I got teary-eyed a couple of times. I’m definitely in the camp of those for whom a birth experience led me to more body-listening, body-trusting, and body-respecting - especially with regard to food and sexuality. I’m so excited about this path and where my body will lead me, and listening helped me realize that I’ve already done a lot of healing. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in birth, although there’s something here for everyone!

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