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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!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 195 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!

    HOME BIRTH STORY: 8-Hour Labor with Shoulder Dystocia and Fetal Distress Resulting in a Successful Birth with Miranda Cottrell

    HOME BIRTH STORY: 8-Hour Labor with Shoulder Dystocia and Fetal Distress Resulting in a Successful Birth with Miranda Cottrell

    How do we deal with “expectations vs. reality” when it comes to birth?
    This is a great theme and pattern that shows up in today’s interview, and one that many of us can relate to. You think something will go one way OR you don’t think something will pop up and then what happens….you can guess!
    Miranda Cottrell, chiropractor and home birth mama shares her story. She always knew she wanted a home birth, planned and prepared accordingly. 
    One of the nuggets of wisdom from this conversation is that no amount of preparation can really, well...PREPARE you for the experiential aspect of going through birth. So there’s a balance between the education and studying and then the preparation of your mind and emotions. 
    Things we talk about in this episode: Braxton-Hicks, The Bradley Method, preparing your birth partner, birth tub ambivalence, denial of transition, shoulder dystocia, Hypnobabies

    Links:

    Miranda’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.mirandacottrell/


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


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    • 48 min
    The Most Common Reason for Home Birth Transfers to the Hospital and The Importance of Preparing Your Mindset with Anne Margolis

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

    Why do a small percentage of planned home births transfer to the hospital? 
    There are a number of reasons. Today’s conversation is with our friend Anne Margolis, a 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:

    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


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 47 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - 36-Hour Thanksgiving Baby and the Importance of Trusting Your Birth Team with Heather Davis and Chris Rusinko

    HOME BIRTH STORY - 36-Hour Thanksgiving Baby and the Importance of Trusting Your Birth Team with Heather Davis and Chris Rusinko

    How do you build trust for the birth experience?
    This entire episode encapsulates and embodies this question. Heather and Chris join us to share their birth journey of their daughter Eliana.
    Heather was born at home, so having a home birth herself was something she always wanted. We walk through the process of Chris preparing and supporting the experience. Also how they assembled their team and how important it was for them to have a team they could trust and count on. Then the details of the birth itself, with an unexpected postpartum transfer that went much smoother than anticipated. 
    Things we talk about in this episode: Business of Being Born, birth plan, birth team pain management or comfort measures, intimacy in labor and birth, Spinning Babies, meconium in waters, postpartum transfer
    Resources that were helpful for Heather and Chris:

    Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

    “Pushed” by Jennifer Block

    “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering” by Sarah Buckley

    Baby’s experience of birth and tools for healing by Karen Strange - midwife, neonatal resuscitation expert 

    Spinning Babies 

    Why Not Home Documentary

    Business of Being Born

    Links:

    Doing It At Home book available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098GVJ9KL?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 1 hr 2 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - 3 Birth Stories: Releasing Shame, Hiring a Birth Coach and Orgasmic Birth with Dorit Palvanov (Rebroadcast)

    HOME BIRTH STORY - 3 Birth Stories: Releasing Shame, Hiring a Birth Coach and Orgasmic Birth with Dorit Palvanov (Rebroadcast)

    Did you hold onto any shame from your birth or postpartum experience?
    In today’s episode, our guest Dorit Palvanov is setting an example on how to let that go.
    She shares details of her 3 birth stories: from hospital to home to back to hospital. Dorit walks us through the processes and the ups and downs throughout her journey to motherhood. From interventions and a dissociated feeling with her first to primal sensations with her second and finally orgasmic energy around her third.
    Dorit brings her high energy and candor to her stories, and we know that so many mothers and families will benefit from hearing them.
    Click the links below to learn more about Dorit, listen to her podcast and connect with her.
    Links:

    Dorit’s website: https://doritpalvanov.com/


    Dorit’s masterclass: www.doritpalvanov.com/energy-masterclass


    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098GVJ9KL?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


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


    DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 59 min
    The Hybrid of Medical and Midwifery: Talking Breech and Twin Home Births with Dr. Stu Fischbein

    The Hybrid of Medical and Midwifery: Talking Breech and Twin Home Births with Dr. Stu Fischbein

    How do we make birth better?
    Today we’re chatting with one of the country’s top leaders addressing this question, and not just addressing it, but matching his conviction with his actions.
    They say don’t meet your heroes...but I don’t think they included “birth heroes” in there. Because you should definitely meet those people! Dr. Stu Fischbein joins us at Doing It At Home for a powerful conversation on his history in the birth world, shifting from hospital care to now working with midwives to support families in home births, specifically with the variations of normal of breech and twin births. 
    Dr. Stu has nearly 30 years in the game and is full of passion. Chatting with him was invigorating and certainly added fuel to our flame for the work we do here and our desire to keep flooding the birth world with empowering and educational conversations. After we talked about his years of experience and perspective on breech and twin home births, he answered some of our community members’ questions. This is a must listen for every birth nerd out there!
    Things we talk about in this episode: normalizing breech and twin home births, relative risks and actual risks in birth, midwifery model of care, why doctors fear birth, the medicalized birth system
    Links:

    Dr. Stu’s website: http://www.birthinginstincts.com/


    Dr. Stu’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birthinginstincts/


    Birthing Instincts podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/birthing-instincts/id1552816683


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 1 hr 36 min
    How to Mentally Prepare for When Things Don’t Go as Planned in Your Birth with Jenny and Wendy from Pure Motherhood

    How to Mentally Prepare for When Things Don’t Go as Planned in Your Birth with Jenny and Wendy from Pure Motherhood

    In this episode, Matthew and Sarah chat with sisters Jenny and Wendy, creators of Pure Motherhood, a company that provides education, products, support and empowerment for moms and moms-to-be.
    We talk about how to mentally pivot when things don’t go the way you might have planned for in your birth.
    Some of the biggest “what if’s” and concerns around potential plan changes for home birth center around:

    Change of care provider

    Elements of the labor and/or birth being different than how you envisioned

    Transfer to the hospital either before or after birth

    Jenny is a childbirth educator and has experience with an unplanned cesarean birth and a planned HBAC (home birth after cesarean) that resulted in a hospital transfer for a cesarean birth. Wendy’s background is in creating holistic products to help mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. She had a planned home birth that resulted in a hospital transfer for a cesarean birth. Both women can certainly speak to what it’s like to pivot when things don’t go the way you planned. And they’re creating a platform for others to be educated, informed and prepared in their own individual journeys.
    Links:

    Pure Motherhood Co website: https://www.puremotherhood.co/


    Pure Motherhood Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/puremotherhoodco/


    Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3jKtIYv


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/


    DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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


    Donate to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Unicornlarlar ,

Thank you!

This podcast helped me prep for my home birth and it’s unexpected twists and turns! Thank you for not only normalizing and demystifying homebirth, but for also hosting intersectional birth conversations.

Rose Schieck ,

Empowered meets informed

Where do I begin with praise for Doing it at Home??? Oh how I LOVE this podcast. From the authentic and playful nature of both Sarah and Matthew to the deep dive into all things birth related, there is so much value offered by this show. Both the stories of birth and the conversations with birth workers and thought leaders offers increased awareness around empowerment of the birthing person and making informed choices regarding birthing. This show unequivocally shines a light on what a miracously beautiful and transformational experience birth can be, while also holding space for the fear and trauma that exists in the birth world. It is such a valuable source of insight and resource to those considering home birth.

Holding the space for women to share their birth stories is a gift to those who share and those who listen, thank you for creating such a space!

EllieyBarn ,

As a Doula and home birthed myself, I love this podcast!

Not only are the guest inspirational and have vastly different stories to share but the the hosts are great! There banter back and forth and comments and questions for the guests really sets their podcast apart from others!

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