267 episodes

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 | Sarah and Matthew Bivens

    • Parenting
    • 4.8, 135 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!

    267: HOME BIRTH STORY - Breech At Home At 37 Weeks With Nona Djavid

    267: HOME BIRTH STORY - Breech At Home At 37 Weeks With Nona Djavid

    If baby is breech, does that automatically mean you can’t have a home birth?
    That depends on each situation and of course where you live and your care options.
    In today’s episode, we chat with Nona Djavid about both of her pregnancies and home birth experiences. Both involving breech position at different points in time.
    For her first, she found out at 37 weeks that her baby was breech, and that meant that her midwife was no longer allowed to assist her in delivering in her home in the state of California. So they found the only OB in the state who provides care for and attends home birth mothers and families. And then when it came time for her second, she planned for another home birth with the same doctor. 
    Another beautiful theme we cover in this episode is breaking the chain of any inherited fear, trauma or doubt from previous generations, and the great opportunity we have in our births to heal that and create a new experience for our children. 
    Links:

    Nona’s website: https://nonadjavid.com/


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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Sarah’s website: www.sarahbivens.com


    Matthew’s website: www.matthewbivens.com


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 51 min
    266: HOME BIRTH STORY - Changing From Hospital Birth To Home Birth At 35 Weeks with Jessica and Seth Burdette (Rebroadcast)

    266: HOME BIRTH STORY - Changing From Hospital Birth To Home Birth At 35 Weeks with Jessica and Seth Burdette (Rebroadcast)

    In today’s episode we’re bringing you the home birth story of Jessica and Seth Burdette.
    Have you ever felt like you were limited with your birth options?
    Our couple today, Jessica and Seth Burdette, share their story about doing what was best for their family and creating the birth experience of their dreams.
    At 35 weeks Jessica and Seth decided to make the switch from a hospital birth with OB care, to a home birth with the Atlanta Birth Center. Most people don’t consider switching that late into the game (the vast majority don’t realize that’s even an option), and so we found it so empowering to hear how Jessica and Seth decided to do what felt right for them.
    They ended up working with the Atlanta Birth Center - an amazing group of holistically minded birth care providers in Atlanta, Ga. Sarah and I looked into the ABC when we were researching their birth options. 
    Links:

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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks


    Eve’s written home birth story: http://jessburdette.com/2016/12/05/eves-birth/


    Atlanta Birth Center: https://atlantabirthcenter.org/


    Hypnobirthing: https://us.hypnobirthing.com/

    • 1 hr
    265: The Lessons Birth Teaches You About Handling Tough Situations (Plus Practical Tips For You)

    265: The Lessons Birth Teaches You About Handling Tough Situations (Plus Practical Tips For You)

    What can birth teach us about handling tough situations?
    Simply stated: A LOT!
    Matthew and Sarah sit down to address some of the current energy that’s circulating throughout the world, and how we can draw upon the experience of birth to empower us and help us move through it.
    Lessons like surrender, awareness, mindfulness and choosing love over fear. Plus we give you real, actionable, practical takeaways that you can do today.
    Links:

    Balance and Motherhood podcast: https://www.sarahbivens.com/podcast


    Having It ALL podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-question-to-help-you-beat-corona-crisis-anxiety/id1093257684?i=1000469311265


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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 42 min
    264: HOME BIRTH STORY - Switching to Home Birth at 30 Weeks, Plus 10 Minutes of Pushing with Sarah Radcliff

    264: HOME BIRTH STORY - Switching to Home Birth at 30 Weeks, Plus 10 Minutes of Pushing with Sarah Radcliff

    How late is too late to switch your birth plan or care model?
    The joke (but not really a joke) response we often see in the birth circuit is, “Once the baby has arrived.”
    In other words, it’s never too late to evaluate what you want in your birth experience, and to make the adjustments to bring that reality.
    Our guest today is Sarah Radcliff, mom of 4 (2 belly babies and 2 bonus). Sarah shares her second birth experience with us in which she decided on a home birth at 30 weeks pregnant. Her first birth was in the hospital, and there were a few elements of that birth that motivated her to create something different the next time around.
    With the support of her husband Keith, they moved forward with their midwife to plan their home birth.
    Sarah walks us through birthing time - quiet, private and peaceful. Plus 10 minutes of pushing to welcome baby Liam - but we’ll save the rest for you to hear in the episode!
    Links:

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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 52 min
    263: HOME BIRTH STORY - A Faith-Filled Home Birth Plus Belly Hugs with Amy Jo and JJ Mann

    263: HOME BIRTH STORY - A Faith-Filled Home Birth Plus Belly Hugs with Amy Jo and JJ Mann

    How does faith influence your pregnancy and birth?
    This could be linked to religious affiliation or not. Birth in and of itself includes elements of trust and surrender, the cycle of ebb and flow. It’s natural to associate it as a spiritual experience.
    Today’s guests open up their story and hearts to us as they share their journey to home birth. Amy Jo and JJ Mann, or Team Mann as they often refer to themselves, are joining us to talk about the birth of their daughter Brooklyn. 
    From some details switch-arounds with care models and location of their birth to how they grew stronger together as a couple, this is an inspiring conversation full of warmth and laughter.
    Plus some great takeaways for empowering birth jargon and tips to encourage partners and fathers.
    Links:

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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 51 min
    262: HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Birth Postpartum Hospital Transfer, Energy Work and the What Ifs with Kimberly Huck

    262: HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Birth Postpartum Hospital Transfer, Energy Work and the What Ifs with Kimberly Huck

    What happens when your birth turns out different than how you pictured it?
    Two-time DIAH mama Kimberly Huck can relate to this question for her second home birth. We’re so excited to have Kimberly back on the show (she joined us back in episode 53 sharing her fast labor and Bradley Method influenced water birth with her son Henry) to share the birth story of her daughter Josie.
    We talk to Kimberly about her process of preparing to go from one child to two and the different emotions that came along with that. She also shares some of the energy work that she utilized to help her connect with baby while she was pregnant and set herself up for a powerful birth experience.
    Then the birth itself - with interesting factors like her midwife being two plus hours away at another birth when Kimberly went into labor and the need for a postpartum transfer when it appeared that Kimberly was bleeding significantly. 
    Plus another thing that we think happens with lots of moms, but isn’t discussed - the “what if” conversation, applied retroactively. When maybe things did go well, but you find yourself going back to the event and thinking, “what would have happened if xyz….?”
    This is such a magical conversation - and especially for those who might have experienced a postpartum hospital transfer or for those who might be nervous about that possibility. 
    Links:

    First interview with Kimberly: https://www.diahpodcast.com/single-post/The-Super-Fast-Bradley-Method-Water-Birth-with-Kimberly-Huck


    Kimberly’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/simplythrivingmama/


    The Body Code: https://www.drbradleynelson.com/the-body-code/


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


    DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/


    Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/


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


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcast


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarks

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

JanetteMSilberman ,

Exceptional podcast!

This podcast is brilliant! A wonderful resource for parents considering birth outside of the hospital or anyone who just wants to know more about home birth. After listening to other birth related podcasts, I found DIAH and was instantly hooked. I’ve listened to every episode more than once. This podcast and all the stories shared on this platform gave me the confidence to give birth where I felt most comfortable, AT HOME. Sarah and Matthew are open, honest, funny, and easy to listen to. Check out their other podcasts as well, if you haven’t already. They are fantastic at what they do! Keep educating and inspiring others! Thank you!

mama.kmg ,

Thank you Sarah & Matthew

Love this Podcast! This was the first resource I came across when planning for my second baby’s birth. The information, education, and birth stories are so inspiring! The content is helpful no matter where you plan to give birth. It also led me to my other favorite birth resources which played a huge part in my birth and birthing choices (Hypnobabies, Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering, and Evidence Based Birth).
Although I wanted to have a Home Birth, we planned a free standing birth center birth due to spouses and insurance preference. As it turned out, I did get my Home Birth (before the Midwives arrived!) due to a much faster labor than my first. Home birth is just the best!
Thank you Sarah & Matthew for providing a great resource, normalizing home birth, and entertaining us with your Podcast!

Heidsms ,

So thankful for your home birth stories!

Just listened to my first episode! So empowering and wonderful to see a platform and voice for women and couples who choose home birth. Xoxo

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