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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 Independent Podcast Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 192 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 - From an Unplanned Cesarean to a Planned, Unassisted HBAC with Sarah Leahy

    HOME BIRTH STORY - From an Unplanned Cesarean to a Planned, Unassisted HBAC with Sarah Leahy

    Can birth be redemptive?
    We often hear on the show how different birth experiences bring the opportunity to heal and take back your power. 
    This is an element of our conversation with Sarah Leahy. Sarah shares the varying aspects of her two birth experiences. Her first, an unplanned cesarean with multiple interventions, left her feeling like her body was broken and it had failed. Following her birth, Sarah experienced PTSD, anxiety, guilt and depression. She knew she wanted to have another baby and wanted to create a different result the next time around.
    So after initially planning to birth at home with a midwife, Sarah and her husband Adrian eventually opted to “do it at home” by themselves. The second birth experience was, as Sarah puts it, “a complete 180 from the first birth.” And the best description of her HBAC that we can surmise - “NORMAL.” Yes, a completely normal event, and yet incredibly powerful. Following her second birth, Sarah’s new belief around herself and her body was that it was not her that failed the first time - it was the system she subscribed to. Her confidence returned, and she has since grown more active in the birthing community by creating outlets for others to share their stories in both her Facebook page, Autonomous Birth Project and her Instagram @birthuprising.
    Links:

    Sarah’s Facebook page for Autonomous Birth Project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2232618540316867/


    Sarah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birthuprising/


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


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


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


    DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/


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

    • 49 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - Birth Vision, Informed Consent and Body Autonomy with Rose Schieck

    HOME BIRTH STORY - Birth Vision, Informed Consent and Body Autonomy with Rose Schieck

    How do you even describe the floodgate that opens the moment you meet your baby?
    This is a question that comes up in today’s conversation, when Rose Schieck shares details from both of her birth experiences. Plus the fact that she was born at home herself, and had witnessed her sister’s births in both center and home settings.
    Her first birth was in a hospital, however it felt like a home birth, with the energy and intention that Rose brought to the space, she was determined to have it match her vision. 
    When it came time for her second birth, she and her husband Hugo planned for a home birth. 
    Not only do we get birth stories in this chat but we also talk to Rose about mindfulness and how her work as a wellness coach and yogi has intersected with her birth experiences.
    Things we talk about in this episode: informed consent, body autonomy, birth vision, yoni steaming, yoga for birth method, sounds during labor
    Links:

    Rose’s website: www.mamastewell.com


    Rose’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mamastewell/


    Rose’s business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamastewell/


    Rose’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roseschieck/


    Yoni Steaming: https://moonessence.life/


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


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


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


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


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


    DIAH Resources: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - Having a Peaceful Home Birth in 2020 with Michaela Sarver

    HOME BIRTH STORY - Having a Peaceful Home Birth in 2020 with Michaela Sarver

    How could you possibly have a peaceful home birth during a turbulent time in your life? 
    Ask Michaela Sarver, because she did!
    In January of 2020, Michaela took custody of her sister’s 3 children, then found out she was pregnant with her second child on the day that schools closed because of COVID-19. So, there was a lot going on for her and her husband Kris.
    Michaela walks us through details of both of her home births, from the differences between them and the lessons learned. 
    Things we talk about in this episode: “Pregnant in America,” “Business of Being Born,” nonstress test, membrane sweep, going past due date, birth pool, birth during the time of COVID
    Links:

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


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


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


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


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


    DIAH Resources: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/

    • 50 min
    HOME BIRTH STORY - From Hospital to Birth Center to Home Birth with Martina Cifiello

    HOME BIRTH STORY - From Hospital to Birth Center to Home Birth with Martina Cifiello

    What influences your birth choices?
    It’s helpful to look at this, to see what matters to you when it comes to birth, and how you can create a birth environment and culture around you that supports you best.
    Today we’re chatting with Martina Cifiello about her birth journey. From a hospital birth with her first child to a birth center with her second to a home birth with her third, Martina walks us through the factors that inspired the changes and evolutions of her births along the way. 
    Martina shares how supportive and helpful her husband Simone has been over the years as well, taking a team approach to everything.
    And fun fact: Martina used the same midwife for her home birth that we had for our home birth, Debbie Schneider of Dawning Life Midwifery. So cool to have that connection!
    Things we talk about in this episode: hospital birth, birth center, water birth, Bradley Method, pelvic floor health, birth during COVID, family-centered birth
    Links:

    Martina’s Bradley Method teacher page: http://www.bradleybirth.com/martinacifiello


    Martina’s PT page: https://benchmark.urpt.com/locations/marietta-east-cobb/


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


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


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


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


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    • 54 min
    Our Conception Journey Part 3 (Creating Space)

    Our Conception Journey Part 3 (Creating Space)

    How’s our conception journey going?
    We answer that question in today’s episode. It’s been about 13 months since we actively began “trying” to get pregnant. There have been ups and downs. We first opened up on this topic on the podcast back in September 2020 with part 1, then followed up with a part 2 in February 2021. Now here we are in May 2021 with some new experiences and insights.
    From how we feel about medical interventions to changes in our bodies. Plus how you can learn from a breakdown, while in the middle of it. 
    Then we share how we’ll be moving forward and how our intimacy has been impacted by everything.
    If you haven’t listened to part 1 and 2, we definitely recommend doing so (links below!
    Links:

    Our Conception Journey Part 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-vulnerable-and-transparent-conversation-on-conception/id1153134918?i=1000491733548


    Our Conception Journey Part 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/our-conception-journey-part-2-plus-how-we-handle-breakdowns/id1153134918?i=1000508378336


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


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


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


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


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


    Conversations With God: https://www.amazon.com/Conversations-God-Uncommon-Dialogue-Book/dp/0399142789


    The Abundance Book: https://www.amazon.com/Abundance-Book-John-Randolph-Price/dp/1561703478/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-rsf-lq2a1_0?cv_ct_cx=the+abundance+book&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwna2FBhDPARIsACAEc_UqokG023JPiNAV-_LQ489JpHs38TTY1ncm8pvjOWySlZEtQ_3dWiYaAsFGEALw_wcB&hvadid=174235410430&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9010791&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5719979768577707133&hvtargid=kwd-131487602&hydadcr=24657_9648987&keywords=the+abundance+book&pd_rd_i=1561703478&pd_rd_r=86234ced-cf52-404a-bd56-9d941a264a4e&pd_rd_w=D0qRm&pd_rd_wg=C524B&pf_rd_p=26b0e770-de1c-4342-bf97-c57fd874dbaf&pf_rd_r=GMPNPEYDPN8HRF5ZCHZK&psc=1&qid=1621873923&sr=1-1-49946e88-733b-44df-869b-c05699555c56

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Trusting Baby and Staying Empowered During a Postpartum Hospital Transfer with Lauren Leduc

    Trusting Baby and Staying Empowered During a Postpartum Hospital Transfer with Lauren Leduc

    What does it mean to become a student of birth?
    For Lauren Leduc, that was the role she took on when she planned for her home birth.
    “I took on pregnancy and birth like it was my major in college!”
    Who else can relate to that? Lauren shares her birth story of her daughter Gemma. Unsure at first if she wanted to have children, things shifted for Lauren after she turned 35. Eventually she and her husband Arthur made plans to grow the family. 
    Lauren walks us through some of the challenges that popped up along the way during the pregnancy, the magical birth experience and then the unplanned transfer to the hospital after birth because of complications with the placenta. 
    One of the big takeaways from this episode is to use your resources and go with your intuition.
    Things we talk about in this episode: subchorionic haematoma, progesterone, velamentous cord insertion, postpartum hospital transfer, fetal ejection reflex, D&C
    Links:

    Lauren’s website: www.Thrivewithlauren.com


    Lauren’s yoga studio: www.trueloveyogakc.com


    Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrivewithlaurenleduc/


    Sacred Song Home Birth: http://sacredsonghomebirth.com/


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


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


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


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


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

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 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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