21 episodes

In the Pain Free Birth Podcast, your host, Karen Welton, invites you to discover the truth about how God brilliantly designed the female body for birth.

Karen is a certified doula, childbirth educator, and coach who teaches women all around the world how to give birth without pain and fear through her online courses and content.

In this show, we geek out about the hormonal physiology of birth, supernatural childbirth, bliss and ecstasy in labor, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, and everything in between!

Karen interviews women around the world who share their *jaw-dropping* stories of birth at home, in the hospital, and even in the car! She interviews midwives, doctors, and experts in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum to share their unique perspectives.

We’ve been taught to view birth as scary and traumatic or an “emergency waiting to happen.” In this show, you will discover a whole new perspective of what’s possible in birth when we remove fear, stop trying to control the process, and allow the body to do what it was always created to do!

This show will challenge everything you thought you knew about birth and empower you to discover MORE with every episode!

Pain Free Birth Karen Welton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

In the Pain Free Birth Podcast, your host, Karen Welton, invites you to discover the truth about how God brilliantly designed the female body for birth.

Karen is a certified doula, childbirth educator, and coach who teaches women all around the world how to give birth without pain and fear through her online courses and content.

In this show, we geek out about the hormonal physiology of birth, supernatural childbirth, bliss and ecstasy in labor, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, and everything in between!

Karen interviews women around the world who share their *jaw-dropping* stories of birth at home, in the hospital, and even in the car! She interviews midwives, doctors, and experts in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum to share their unique perspectives.

We’ve been taught to view birth as scary and traumatic or an “emergency waiting to happen.” In this show, you will discover a whole new perspective of what’s possible in birth when we remove fear, stop trying to control the process, and allow the body to do what it was always created to do!

This show will challenge everything you thought you knew about birth and empower you to discover MORE with every episode!

    #20 | Busting the ‘Big Baby’ Myth: Rylee’s Redemptive Unmedicated VBAC

    #20 | Busting the ‘Big Baby’ Myth: Rylee’s Redemptive Unmedicated VBAC

    In this episode…

    Rylee Portela, a resilient mom of three boys, shares with Karen how mental fortitude, lots of prayer, trusting in the Lord, and a supportive birth team – including hiring a doula – can make or break your birth experience. From having a cesarean with her first (simply due to a “big baby”), to a medicated VBAC during the challenging times of COVID shutdowns with her second (an even bigger baby!), and finally experiencing a nearly pain-free, physiological birth in the hospital with her third, Rylee’s journey is filled with hope and encouragement for any mom who is worried about vaginally birthing “big babies” or is simply dreaming of a redemptive birth experience like hers. Tune in and let Rylee’s inspiring story uplift your spirit and instill new confidence in your innate ability to birth!

    Check out Karen’s famous “Big Baby” IG story highlight here!

    Check out Rylee’s Third Birth Story featured on PFB’s IG here.

     

    Connect with Karen: @painfreebirthfacebook.com/painfreebirthyoutube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenwelton

    Sign up for the new highly anticipated Unlocking a Pain Free Birth Masterclass HERE (releasing SOON)!

    Thanks for listening! Get 10% off the Pain Free Birth E-Course HERE!

     

    Connect with Rylee on IG and Facebook:@mrs.newtelaRylee Portela

    • 40 min
    #19 | The Evolution of Birth and Motherhood with Erin Wilkins

    #19 | The Evolution of Birth and Motherhood with Erin Wilkins

    In this episode…

    Erin Wilkins, mother of five, registered nurse, and online educator who embraces a holistic lifestyle, opens up with Karen about how childbirth has dramatically shaped her views on motherhood and the incomparable power of birth. She talks about the significant lessons learned through each of her birth experiences, emphasizing the importance of mindset, the role of discomfort in personal growth, and the transformative power of surrendering to the process while focusing on the benefits of homebirth and the support of her incredible midwives. Erin’s invaluable insight into how her hardest birth experience was actually her best is truly profound, and her heartfelt advice for new mothers encourages women to actively shape their birth experiences to reflect their innermost values and desires because it directly impacts the journey into motherhood.

     

    Connect with Karen: @painfreebirthfacebook.com/painfreebirthyoutube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenweltonStay in the loop with Pain Free Birth and become a PFB Insider HERE!Thanks for listening! Get 10% off the Pain Free Birth E-Course HERE!

    Connect with Erin:@essentiallyerin__The Essentially Erin Podcastwww.essentiallyerin.com

    • 45 min
    #18 | The Mind-Body Connection with Ashleigh Di Lello: Pain Isn’t Just Physical!

    #18 | The Mind-Body Connection with Ashleigh Di Lello: Pain Isn’t Just Physical!

    In this episode…

    Karen delves into an enlightening discussion with Ashleigh Di Lello, founder and creator of Bio Emotional Healing®, to explore the transformative power of the mind-body connection especially as it relates to pregnancy and birth. Ashleigh shares her own remarkable story of overcoming life-threatening health challenges. Despite being told by doctors she wouldn't live past her teenage years, she refused to give up and her discoveries revealed a revolutionary healing approach that has the ability to reshape our responses to emotional trauma and chronic pain, limiting beliefs, and provide profound insights into pain, trauma, and anxiety during childbirth. She went on to become an elite athlete, TV and Broadway star, entrepreneur, Brain Coach, and Keynote Speaker. This conversation aims to empower women with the knowledge and tools to navigate their life and birthing experiences with strength and confidence.

    Special Note from Karen: Hey Mama, Is your body carrying birth trauma that you don’t want to bring into your next birth? You’re not alone – 1 in 4 women now report experiencing birth trauma. You can even experience trauma from a seemingly “positive” birth experience. Unpacking all of that can feel overwhelming and helpless. I’ve worked with hundreds of women to identify, feel, forgive, and release their birth trauma, and I’m here for YOU. Don’t waste another day struggling to keep your head above water. I don’t want you to miss out on the joy, bliss, and love that your next birth and postpartum experience can offer YOU! You can THRIVE, mama! Let’s do this.If listening to this episode struck a cord with you, I want to extend a special podcast listener discount [30% off] for my Healing Birth Trauma Masterclass HERE (now offered with lifetime access). Just use the code ‘TRAUMA’ at checkout.With love, Karen

    Connect with Karen:@painfreebirthfacebook.com/painfreebirthyoutube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenwelton

    Stay in the loop with Pain Free Birth and become a PFB Insider HERE!

    Connect with Ashleigh:@ashleighdilellofacebook.com/ashleighdilelloyoutube.com/ashleighdilelloBio Emotional Healing Podcast with Ashleigh Di Lello

    Get Ashleigh’s FREE Brain-Body Blueprint HERE!

    Watch Ashleigh’s FREE Brain Training - The 4 Shifts My Clients Use to Break the Negative Though Loop & Master Anxiety & Self Doubt

    Schedule a FREE consultation for Ashleigh’s Bio Emotional Healing® Coaching on her website here.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #17 | From Maiden to Mother: A Special Mother’s Day Message from Karen

    #17 | From Maiden to Mother: A Special Mother’s Day Message from Karen

    In this special solo episode…

    Karen explores the transformational process of becoming a mother and the sacred journey from maiden to mother. She discusses the spiritual aspects of childbirth, the challenges and rewards of motherhood, and the importance of surrendering to this rite of passage, aiming to validate and celebrate all mothers while acknowledging both the joyous and trying aspects of motherhood. She delves into the societal pressures and self-doubt many mothers face, advocating for a culture that honors the feminine energy of childbirth and motherhood. This Mother’s Day, Karen encourages mothers to surrender to the changes, embrace their new identity, and find beauty in the journey of motherhood.

    Connect with Karen: @painfreebirth

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    youtube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenwelton

    Stay in the loop with Pain Free Birth and become a PFB Insider HERE!

    Thanks for listening! Get 10% off the Pain Free Birth E-Course HERE!

     

    • 33 min
    #16 | Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Rachel’s Miraculous Preterm Birth at 26 Weeks

    #16 | Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Rachel’s Miraculous Preterm Birth at 26 Weeks

    In this episode…

    Karen interviews Rachel Jones about her miraculous birth story that defied expectations. Rachel recounts the premature birth of her daughter, Abby, at 26 weeks and how prayer and community support played pivotal roles throughout her journey. She shares the personal growth and deep reliance on the Lord she and her family experienced, detailing how, against all odds and doctors' predictions, her baby thrived from the moment she was born. Rachel’s story encapsulates trials and triumphs of faith, prayer, and the power of maternal intuition, offering hope and inspiration to other families facing similar situations and emphasizing the power of advocacy by parents in the NICU and the profound impact it had on her understanding of motherhood.

     

    Connect with Karen:@painfreebirthfacebook.com/painfreebirthyoutube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenweltonStay in the loop with Pain Free Birth and become a PFB Insider HERE!Thanks for listening! Get 10% off the Pain Free Birth E-Course HERE!

    Connect with Rachel on Instagram @jones_tribe

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #15 | Breech isn’t a Problem! Jessica’s FIVE Natural Breech Births

    #15 | Breech isn’t a Problem! Jessica’s FIVE Natural Breech Births

    In this episode…

    Mom of 6, author, and NREMT, Jessica Gray, chats with Karen about her FIVE vaginal breech births. This unique experience ultimately led to her founding the #breechnation movement - a community of encouragement and education dedicated to informing the world that breech birth isn’t a problem! She is co-author of the upcoming 2024 book, The Breech Book, which will be a complete guide to having a safe and successful breech birth and will include an incredible compilation of breech birth stories!

    Connect with Karen: @painfreebirthfacebook.com/painfreebirthyoutube.com/@painfreebirthwithkarenweltonStay in the loop with Pain Free Birth and become a PFB Insider HERE!

    Did you know Karen has a module inside the Pain Free Birth E-Course dedicated to Breech & Twins?! She discusses all things breech birth with Dr. Stuart Fischbein in this amazing bonus content. Get 10% off the PFB E-Course with this exclusive link for podcast listeners only >>HERE!

    Connect with Jessica:@breechbirthSign up to be first to know about the highly anticipated 2024 release of The Breech Book HERE (and/or share your own breech birth story!).

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

NyLutu ,

I had a pain free birth with a giant baby!

I found Karen on her Instagram and signed up for her free 1 hour webinar. That was all it took for me to have a pain free birth! My baby was 98th percentile at 9lbs 5oz, and she was crowning for almost an hour in the birth tub! But I was laughing with contractions and each wave flooded me with oxytocin to cancel out the pain. My midwife (who is also a Naturopathic Doctor) said it was the best birth she had ever seen! My mom (who is also a doctor) witnessed the birth and was converted to the power of home birth! After the birth I found her podcast and am enjoying learning even more, as I am planning to free birth my future babies.

BrookeU. ,

Nicole Neesby Episode

I’ve listened to almost every episode, but the episode with Nicole Neesby absolutely rocked my world. I recently miscarried after 3 healthy pregnancy and resonated so much with Nicole’s story. This podcast is 10/10 & can’t recommend it enough

Gottadance92 ,

So good!

I first found pain free birth on instagram and am so excited there is now a podcast! The principles Karen teaches really had an influence on my birth experience! She helped me not fear or expect pain in my birth. I always just took it for granted that it would be and I can say for the most part it wasn’t painful and it wasn’t in any way traumatic. I got the easy home birth I always wanted! I wish every women could know that birth is not inherently painful or something that has to be managed for you in most cases!

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