419 episodes

Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast 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 - The Home Birth Podcast Independent Podcast Network | Sarah Bivens and Matthew Bivens

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 224 Ratings

Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast 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!

    2 Beautiful and Simple Home Births and Awakening as a Mother with Steph Greunke

    2 Beautiful and Simple Home Births and Awakening as a Mother with Steph Greunke

    Can birth just be wonderful and beautiful and simple and uncomplicated?
    Absolutely!
    Every story is unique and every story matters. We love how we are able to present the variations here on the podcast.
    Today we get to hear Steph Greunke’s birth stories: 2 home births.
    Things we talk about in this episode:
    Links From The Episode:

    Steph’s website: www.stephgreunke.com


    Steph’s program: www.postpartumreset.com


    Steph’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephgreunke/


    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
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    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


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    • 52 min
    VBAC, HBAC and When Your Birth Turns You Into a Birth Worker with Stephanie King

    VBAC, HBAC and When Your Birth Turns You Into a Birth Worker with Stephanie King

    How often is intervention necessary?
    From what we’ve found and learned in the hundreds of stories on this podcast, more interventions seem to be unnecessary rather than necessary.
    In Stephanie King’s stories, she talks about the cesarean for her first birth being unnecessary. From there, she walks us through her journey to a VBAC in a birth center and then a home birth for her next 2 births. 
    Stephanie is a childbirth educator, doula, creator of the My Essential Birth Course and host of the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy podcast.
    Stephanie is also an example of the many women we’ve spoken to who are inspired and called to birth work after their own birth experiences. 
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    Hospital birth

    Cesarean birth

    VBAC in birth center

    Prodromal labor

    Birth as a spiritual event

    En caul birth


    Links From The Episode:

    Stephanie’s website: www.myessentialbirth.com


    Stephanie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myessentialbirth/


    Three Daily Exercise: https://www.myessentialbirth.com/3-exercises

    My Essential Birth Course: https://www.myessentialbirth.com/getstarted


    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan

    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe 


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9



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    • 47 min
    Preparing for What You Can’t Plan: 55 Hours of Labor with Dr. Brittany Zis

    Preparing for What You Can’t Plan: 55 Hours of Labor with Dr. Brittany Zis

    Is it possible for a birth experience to empower you and leave you feeling a little defeated at the same time?
    That was what Dr. Brittany Zis thought about her home birth, at first. For one thing, it was 55 hours long, and a couple of unplanned factors popped up - like her cervix being completely closed after almost a day of contractions, pushing challenges and baby changing position at the last minute. 
    But with the support of her birth team: her midwives, her husband Andrew and her family, Brittany sees how badass she is and how humbling the experience was, welcoming her son Russell into the world. 
    As a physical therapist specializing in women’s health and pediatrics, she had a goal of approaching her home birth decision with both a natural mindset as well as evidence-based information (the best of both worlds). We think this is something that many in the DIAH can connect with, and we’re so excited to share Brittany’s story with you!

    Links From the Episode:

    Brittany’s website: https://www.motherandbabywellnesscollective.com/


    Brittany’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motherbabywellnesscollective/



    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan

    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch


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    • 49 min
    3 Planned Home Births with 1 Baby Born at Home with Britt Anderson

    3 Planned Home Births with 1 Baby Born at Home with Britt Anderson

    Would you try again for a home birth if it didn’t happen the first time?
    Today’s guest, Britt Anderson, walks us through 3 very different birth experiences. From a hospital transfer for cesarean, to another hospital transfer with VBAC to a home birth.
    Britt also shares how her history as a nurse, doula and her expertise in women’s health and wellness fuels her passion for preconception care. 
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    Hospital transfer from home

    Cesarean birth

    VBAC


    Links From The Episode:

    Britt’s website: www.awombinbloom.com


    Britt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/britteanderson/

    Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: https://amzn.to/3TL2Zfk

    The Business of Being Born: https://www.thebusinessof.life/

     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan
     
    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch


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    • 48 min
    Feeling Like a First-Time Mom in a Third Birth with Kathryn Langlois

    Feeling Like a First-Time Mom in a Third Birth with Kathryn Langlois

    Do you feel like you have control when it comes to your pregnancy and birth?
    In today’s birth story, we chat with Kathryn Langlois, mama of 3 from Alberta, Canada, about the details of her 3 pregnancies and births. 
    2 hospital births and 1 birth center birth.
    Her third birth felt “uncontrolled” – unlike her previous births. So because of that, in a way, she felt like a first-time mom in that birth experience.
    Plus we talk about different considerations she and her husband Paul took in choosing between birth center or a home birth.
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    Hospital birth

    Birth center birth

    Induction

    Blood pressure

    Care provider selection and midwifery option in Canada

    Birth during COVID times and a polar vortex


    Links From The Episode:
    Business of Being Born: https://www.thebusinessof.life/

     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan
     
    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch


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    • 54 min
    The Most Common Reason for Home Birth Transfers to the Hospital and The Importance of Preparing Your Mindset with Anne Margolis (DIAH Classic)

    The Most Common Reason for Home Birth Transfers to the Hospital and The Importance of Preparing Your Mindset with Anne Margolis (DIAH Classic)

    Why do a small percentage of planned home births transfer to the hospital? 
    There are a number of reasons. In today’s conversation with our friend Anne Margolis, certified nurse midwife and a powerhouse in the birth world. She has personally helped usher in over 1000 babies into the world. We’ve had her on the show a few times now and it’s always magical to speak with her, because she ends up blowing our minds in some way when it comes to birth.
    We also discuss the importance of preparation for your home birth, particularly when it comes to preparing your mindset. The typical Western culture and approach to birth is very counterproductive to the experience of laboring and birthing a baby. So we talk about how we can minimize the “googling” and the overanalyzing that keeps us stuck in our heads, out of our bodies and in a fearful place.
    We also highly recommend that you follow Anne and check out all of her amazing resources for birthing people and parents. 
    Things we talk about in this episode: home birth to hospital transfer, birth preparation, mindset work, Western culture’s approach to birth, first-time birthers and parents
    Links From the Episode:

    Anne’s website: https://homesweethomebirth.com/


    Anne’s free mini-course: https://homesweethomebirth.com/gift


    Anne’s Love Your Birth course: https://homesweethomebirth.com/love-your-birth-online-birthing-course


    Anne’s courses (use the code DIAHOME for 10% off!): https://homesweethomebirth.com/my-online-courses


     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:
    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan
     
    More From Doing It At Home:

    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU


    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/


    DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC


    DIAH Merch: www.diahpodcast.com/merch


    Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9



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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Abcsefghij ,

Love it!

This was the first home birth podcast I found/listened to, and it still is my favorite after over a year of listening!

tobdoula ,

Helpful Home Birth Stories

Most of the episodes are helpful stories or interviews, though sometimes there’s a guest who shares inaccurate info. But overall a can be a good resource for gaining confidence in birth. Sometimes seems like the hosts feel they’re supposed to say something profound but instead end up throwing a lot of word salad around.

I’ve noticed it’s strange that several times an episode they say “let’s take a quick break and hear from our sponsors” then it literally goes right back to the interview. There aren’t sponsors and it’s so odd that’s put in there or not edited out. The self promos and business updates at the beginning are understandable since it’s their podcast but sometimes go on and on for 5-10 minutes.

Mattie Grace ,

Skip to minute 10 to get to the content

Understandable that there are promotions at the beginning, but I was disappointed to be 10 minutes in and still not at the conversation they said the podcast was about. 😅

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