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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 • 234 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!

    Two Confident and Fearless Home Births and the Importance of Doing Your Homework with Emily Stanwyck (DIAH Classic)

    Two Confident and Fearless Home Births and the Importance of Doing Your Homework with Emily Stanwyck (DIAH Classic)

    When it comes to birth, what does it mean to “do your homework?”
    This is a big theme of our conversation with Emily Stanwyck, birth doula, Birthfit trainer and home birth mom of 2.
    According to Emily, “you can have 2 perfect home births when you do your homework!”
    We talk about what this means for her not only as a doula but as a mother. Plus details of both of her home births, addressing the fear of the unknown and talking about the really uncomfortable things that can come up around birth and having a “why” around your birth.
    Things we talk about in this episode: birth partner asking questions and feeling confident in their role, doing your homework in prep for home birth, connection of birth and death, letting go during labor, feeling confident in your body and birth, fetal ejection reflex, having a postpartum plan.

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    • 1 hr
    Birth Center Transfer and Planning A Home Birth with Lindsay Bonnar (DIAH Classic)

    Birth Center Transfer and Planning A Home Birth with Lindsay Bonnar (DIAH Classic)

    Today's episode is an interview and home birth story of Lindsay Bonnar. Lindsay is another beautiful face of home birth, sharing her plans for home birth with her daughter that eventually shifted into a transfer to a birthing center.
    Now pregnant with baby number two, Lindsay is planning another home birth, a decision that we are totally inspired by and know others will be as well. 
    For Lindsay, birth was the most spiritual experience of her life. And she talks about trusting herself and her body in such a way - it’s an amazing example to women everywhere to empower themselves to choose in alignment with what’s best for them. 
    Another aspect of Lindsay’s story that really resonated with me and Matthew was the role of her husband Kevin and how awesomely he showed up for the birth experience. Dads and birth partners, take notes from this one!

    Links From The Episode:

    Lindsay’s blog post on her birth story - https://feedingyourgenes.com/2014/05/26/84/


    Birthfit - http://www.birthfit.com/



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    • 44 min
    When Your Water Breaks 3 Days Before Labor Starts with Jenna Lehr (DIAH Classic)

    When Your Water Breaks 3 Days Before Labor Starts with Jenna Lehr (DIAH Classic)

    For those mamas who experienced their waters breaking - how long did it take for labor to begin after that?
    Well in the case of today’s guest, Jenna Lehr, her water broke on a Tuesday, and her baby was born that Saturday!
    What we love about this detail is the opportunity it provides to normalize all the unique aspects of every woman’s body, baby and birth itself. Sometimes waters break and it takes a while (or days) for active labor to begin). Sometimes the waters break in the middle of labor. Sometimes during delivery. Sometimes they break multiple times. And sometimes they don’t break!
    In this birth story we get to hear how Jenna and her husband Jason planned for their home birth. It evolved from knowing nothing about birth to watching “The Business of Being Born” and seeking more information to having preconception appointments to talk about what birth could be and look like.
    We also talk about dealing with the doubt that can creep in - the pressure, stress and emotion that pops up and tests your conviction. And how her husband Jason was super involved and supportive in the whole process. 

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    • 38 min
    Natural, Holistic, Spiritual Approach to Birth, Plus Dealing with IUGR with Amy Zhou (DIAH Classic)

    Natural, Holistic, Spiritual Approach to Birth, Plus Dealing with IUGR with Amy Zhou (DIAH Classic)

    How do you prepare for birth beyond the physical factors?
    Today’s guest is Amy Zhou, a certified Health Coach and Medicine Woman who specializes in teaching women (and men) how to heal their body, mind and spirit naturally at home. She’s also a new mama to her son Nathaniel, who is three and a half weeks old at the time we recorded this episode.
    We cover a lot of great things with Amy. For starters, she gave birth in the exact days the situation of COVID-19 dramatically shifted and accelerated in the United States, and specifically in her area of Los Angeles, California. According to Amy, it was like the world was a certain way when they entered the hospital, and then completely different when they emerged. So we chat about initial postpartum during an interesting time in the world and how she’s processing that.
    We also hear about Amy and her husband Ed’s preparation process for the birth experience. Their internal spiritual work was vital. Particularly when some challenges popped up, like an IUGR diagnosis (intrauterine growth restriction). This meant there were concerns about baby Nathaniel’s small size and how that could impact possibly inducing Amy before her due date.
    And bonus - Amy shares some of her gifts and expertise with listeners and leaves some tips for pregnant mothers both from her own experience as well as her extensive training and coaching. 

    Links From The Episode:
    Amy’s website: https://www.amyzhou.com/home


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Plan Birth Support During COVID-19 with Heather Delaney (DIAH Classic)

    How to Plan Birth Support During COVID-19 with Heather Delaney (DIAH Classic)

    Have circumstances impacted your pregnancy and/or birth?
    Today we’re chatting with Heather Delaney, childbirth educator, certified labor and postpartum doula and CEO of Maryland State Doulas. 
    Heather walks us through how she and her team of doulas and birth professionals shifted during the 2020 Pandemic to serve their clients with virtual support. When policies (like partners and/or doulas not allowed in birthing rooms of hospitals and centers) and communications have been challenging, they’ve found alternative ways to educate and empower, regardless of the birthing location.
    We talk about what some of the biggest changes/challenges have shown up in the birth world, what families can do in the midst of everything as well as how to minimize the fear around birth that already exists and can be magnified when blended with the conversations around COVID-19.
    
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    • 1 hr
    The Super Fast Bradley Method Water Birth with Kimberly Huck (DIAH Classic)

    The Super Fast Bradley Method Water Birth with Kimberly Huck (DIAH Classic)

    In today’s episode we’re talking with Kimberly Huck, mama to Henry and wife to Dan. And we have a special connection with Kimberly. We live near each other and...we used the same midwives! So the same women who helped deliver baby Maya, delivered baby Henry just a few months earlier.
    Kimberly and I connected after she posted a cool home birth related article on Facebook that happened to make its way into my awareness (article link in the show notes). Kimberly is a chiropractor, and she and her husband Dan own a fitness studio in Marietta, Georgia called American Row House. They met while attending Life University, while Kimberly studied chiropractic and Dan studied sports health science. 
    The Huck household is very into health and fitness, healthy habits and lifestyle and living as natural and toxin-free as possible.
    Kimberly grew up in a natural home, being unvaccinated herself. She became interested in home birth after working for a chiropractor in her early 20s who had a home birth in their family.
    So for she and Dan, home birth is just a part of the world they live in. In their environment it’s “normal.”
    Kimberly’s story highlights the concept of honoring the body’s natural process and timing. Also - birth is not an exact science. Enjoy her journey and story!

    Links From The Episode:

    https://crunchi.com/rep/KimberlyHuck/

    http://arhfitness.com/

    http://www.dawninglife.com/

    http://www.bradleybirth.com/

    http://www.birthtakesavillage.com/dear-home-birth-skeptic/


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Aev615 ,

Binging the episodes

I am having a water birth in a birthing center in Mexico, which is wayyyy different than where I had originally thought I would deliver my first baby. But the more I educate myself on home births/birth centers the more I know this is the way for me. I’m so happy to have found your podcast, and am feeling increasingly informed and empowered to delivery my baby boy in Feb 2024! Thank you 1000x over for giving me my nightly source of binge-worthy content 🙏🏼💙

beth oehn ,

A must listen

This episode is an absolute must-listen! Debra Pascali-Bonaro's passion for pleasurable and ecstatic birth is contagious. Her journey and work in the birthing community are truly inspiring. If you're interested in birth and empowerment, don't miss this episode. It's like a burst of positive energy for your day!

Badgers mom ,

WHAT A GREAT RESOURCE

I love this podcast so much. Very insightful and I can’t recommend to my clients.

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