400 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 • 221 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!

    Manifesting My Ideal Home Birth with Adriana and Tim Keefe

    Manifesting My Ideal Home Birth with Adriana and Tim Keefe

    How often do you think about how your birth will unfold?
    Today’s guests, Adriana and Tim Keefe, share the details of their two home birth stories. 
    After a hospital birth for her first child, she decided on home birth for babies 2 and 3. 
    Adriana and Tim both talk about the preparation process for their home births as well as helpful resources and the sequence of events in both births. 
    From Adriana regarding her first home birth:
    “I envisioned how my labor and delivery would go…and it went exactly how I envisioned it”
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    Choosing home birth after hospital birth

    Dad’s perspective on choosing home birth

    How partner can be involved in the birth

    Visualization and manifestation for your birth experience

    Comfort techniques during labor


    Links From The Episode:

    Adriana’s website: https://adrianakeefe.com/


    Adriana’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrikeefe/


    Why Not Home: https://www.whynothome.com/


    The Business Of Being Born: https://watch.thebusinessof.life/bizoffilms/play/621fe8b47c1e9a00374c4c8b


    Rebozo technique: https://www.spinningbabies.com/pregnancy-birth/techniques/other-techniques/rebozo-manteada-4/


     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Splash Blanket: https://splashblanket.com/ - use code DIAH15 for 15% off your order

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

     
    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

    • 48 min
    A Beautiful Home Birth After an 8-Year TTC Journey with Soni

    A Beautiful Home Birth After an 8-Year TTC Journey with Soni

    Do you believe that you are built to birth?
    From today’s guest Soni: “I was absolutely amazed that I actually did it, I’m one of those people everyone always thinks is just not tough.”
    Soni shares her home birth story with us.
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    8-year TTC journey 

    Fertility challenges

    Marathon sex

    An empathic partner

    Switching from OBGYN hospital care to midwife home care

    Fears and visions around birth

    Words of wisdom


    Links From The Episode:
    Bridget Teyler YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BridgetTeyler

     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    Splash Blanket: https://splashblanket.com/ - use code DIAH15 for 15% off your order

     
    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

    • 45 min
    Unexpected, Unassisted Home Birth of Baby Number 6 with Lauren Smith

    Unexpected, Unassisted Home Birth of Baby Number 6 with Lauren Smith

    How do you use your instincts during birth?
    Today’s story features a combination of birth intentions, intuition and instinct. 
    Lauren Smith shares her birthing journey with us. From 2 hospital births to 2 birth center births to 2 home births.
    Things we talk about in this episode:

    Some challenges in pregnancy including connecting with baby

    Surrendering to God

    Considering unassisted birth

    Long prodromal labor

    Using Spinning Babies and Miles Circuit to help with baby’s position 

    Having siblings present at birth


    Links From The Episode:

    Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/our.quiverfull.life/


    Spinning Babies: https://www.spinningbabies.com/


    The Miles Circuit: http://www.milescircuit.com/


    Birth Uprising: https://www.instagram.com/birthuprising/


    The Autonomy Mommy: https://www.instagram.com/theautonomymommy/


     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    Splash Blanket: https://splashblanket.com/ - use code DIAH15 for 15% off your order

     
    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

    • 54 min
    Star Wars, Kiddie Pools, and Hypnobabies: Our Home Birth Story (DIAH Classic)

    Star Wars, Kiddie Pools, and Hypnobabies: Our Home Birth Story (DIAH Classic)

    Have you wondered about the first birth story we ever shared on this podcast?
    Well, it’s our story! And today we’re bringing you the classic episode “Star Wars, Kiddie Pools, and Hypnobabies: Our Home Birth Story”.
    In this episode, Matthew and I sit down (well actually, lay down) with our first guest - less than a week old baby Maya. She lies quietly (for the most part, you might hear some coos and little grunts in the background at times) on Matthew’s chest while we recount the story of our home birth, while it’s still fresh in our minds.
    There were a lot of tears, a fair amount of blood, some laughs and so much love. So join us from our bedroom - where we made our baby, birthed her and are now hanging out with her and talking about the whole darn thing.
    Links From The Episode:
    Hypnobabies: https://www.hypnobabies.com/


    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    C & The Moon Malibu Made Glow Oil with code DIAH15 for 15% off your order: https://bit.ly/3KWeGL1


    Expectful - use the code DIAH25OFF for 25% off an annual membership: https://expectful.com/


     
    More From Doing It At Home:

    The Home Birth Hub: www.diahpodcast.com/hub


    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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Updates From Second Trimester: Body Changes and Birth Intentions

    Updates From Second Trimester: Body Changes and Birth Intentions

    How is the second trimester going?
    Glad you asked! 
    In this episode we’re giving updates on our second trimester, just as we’re about to enter the third.
    We talk about:

    Body changes

    Magical moments and milestones

    Matthew’s perspective on the dad side of things

    Intentions and visions for birth

    Yogurt sex…yep

    What’s next


    Links From The Episode:

    Previous pregnancy update episodes:

    Weeks 11-14 of pregnancy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doing-it-at-home/id1153134918?i=1000568948597


    Weeks 7-10 of pregnancy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doing-it-at-home/id1153134918?i=1000565578941


    Weeks 0-6 of pregnancy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doing-it-at-home/id1153134918?i=1000560345155


     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    C & The Moon Malibu Made Glow Oil with code DIAH15 for 15% off your order: https://bit.ly/3KWeGL1


    Expectful - use the code DIAH25OFF for 25% off an annual membership: https://expectful.com/


     
    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

    • 51 min
    3 Precipitous Home Births with Brandi Jack

    3 Precipitous Home Births with Brandi Jack

    Do you have faith in your body to give birth?
    Today’s episode dives into this topic. Brandi Jack joins us and shares details of her 4 birth stories, each powerful and unique.
    From her first birth in a hospital to 3 home births, Brandi gives us an authentic and heart-centered storytelling.
    Also note that we talk about the experiences of multiple miscarriages and an unhealthy marriage dynamic in Brandi’s previous relationship that impacted parts of the pregnancy and birth experiences.
    From Brandi:
    “I thought I was doing everything right before my first baby. I had the recommended OB, I did the hospital birth classes, I read the WTE book and I thought I knew everything I needed to know. But just like the first pancake in a batch, my first labor and delivery didn't turn out at all how I hoped. An unnecessary induction, no real understanding of what to expect and an episiotomy I didn't consent to quickly led to an experience that was nothing like I had imagined.”

    Links From The Episode:
    Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: https://amzn.to/3CrrEQg

     
    Offers From Our Awesome Partners:

    Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order

    C & The Moon Malibu Made Glow Oil with code DIAH15 for 15% off your order: https://bit.ly/3KWeGL1


    Expectful - use the code DIAH25OFF for 25% off an annual membership: https://expectful.com/



    More From Doing It At Home:

    The Home Birth Hub: www.diahpodcast.com/hub


    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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 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!

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. 😅

braiden ianniello ,

In the middle

So, I’ve followed Sarah Bivens awhile now. I’m glad that there is another voice added to the birth world . Different perspectives and opinions do matter in birth, so that you can form your own stance through that. However, this podcast is geared more in the middle. Free birth and wild birth is never mentioned. It’s only about home birth with midwives and doulas V.S a hospital birth. When in reality there are other sides and options to birth. Midwives and doulas are not the only option, and I wish that was discussed more so other people could know.

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