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Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful . . . and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I love to help mothers just like you feel empowered and confident during pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood by taking my years of knowledge and personal/professional experience in the birth world and breaking down complex birth topics to make preparing for labor & birth a breeze! Every week, you’ll hear from women ready to share their knowledge with other pregnant moms about pregnancy and birth topics that will have you feeling knowledgeable and in the driver’s seat of your best birth experience. Your best birth starts here >>>> www.myessentialbirth.com/getstarted 

Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy My Essential Birth

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 627 Ratings

Birth is amazing, beautiful, wonderful . . . and it can throw you for a loop! Despite our very best birth “plans,” we can find ourselves taking some twist and turns during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that we don’t expect. Enter the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy Podcast! Hey mama! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a mom of three boys, a professional doula, childbirth educator, and the creator of the Online Birth Course - My Essential Birth www.myessentialbirth.com. I love to help mothers just like you feel empowered and confident during pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood by taking my years of knowledge and personal/professional experience in the birth world and breaking down complex birth topics to make preparing for labor & birth a breeze! Every week, you’ll hear from women ready to share their knowledge with other pregnant moms about pregnancy and birth topics that will have you feeling knowledgeable and in the driver’s seat of your best birth experience. Your best birth starts here >>>> www.myessentialbirth.com/getstarted 

    Birth Story: Preparing and Knowing Her Options for Her Unmedicated Birth with Katelynn Monty

    Birth Story: Preparing and Knowing Her Options for Her Unmedicated Birth with Katelynn Monty

    Discover Caitlin's inspiring birth journey this week! We delve into Caitlin's experience, from navigating pregnancy challenges to advocating for her birth preferences. Learn about the importance of preparation, support, and informed decision-making during childbirth. 

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesGET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 40 min
    7 Ways to Prepare Your Mind & Body during the 3rd Trimester!

    7 Ways to Prepare Your Mind & Body during the 3rd Trimester!

    If you are in your third trimester, this is 100% for you! If you're in the third trimester and you're feeling like, "Oh my gosh, what is coming next? Labor is so exciting and I can't wait, but what am I supposed to be doing?" Do these 7 things to prepare your mind and body for birth!

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesFree Birth Plan TemplateEpisode 175: The Evidence-Based Information You Need to Know about Real Food, Pregnancy Diets, & Postpartum Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RDNFree Hospital Bag ChecklistEpisode 131: Do This To Start Labor Naturally NOW!GET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 25 min
    A Guide to Knowing Pain Management Options BEFORE Your Contractions Begin

    A Guide to Knowing Pain Management Options BEFORE Your Contractions Begin

    You get to decide what will work best for you. It's important to plan for the birth you want, the one that will light you up and bring you joy, whether if it's with an epidural, an unmedicated birth, or somewhere in between. You get to pick! Have all the information to make those decisions. 

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesGET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 34 min
    Birth Story: Preparing & Practicing for an Unmedicated Birth with Autumn and James Cosgrove

    Birth Story: Preparing & Practicing for an Unmedicated Birth with Autumn and James Cosgrove

    Having a birth partner that is on the same page as you is critical when you're working through planning your birth map! This week, James and Autumn share their birth story and how communication, the My Essential Birth Course, and their preparation helped them achieve their desired birth!

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesGET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 58 min
    Tongue Ties & Chiropractic Care for Mama + Baby with Dr. Casey Baker

    Tongue Ties & Chiropractic Care for Mama + Baby with Dr. Casey Baker

    As a mama, it can be overwhelming wading through all the information out there regarding best practice and alternate options when it comes to care. Dr. Casey Baker, who specializes in chiropractic care for mamas AND babies, gives us a wealth of info as we dive into tongue ties and general chiro care!

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesWhere to find Dr. Casey Baker on Social Media:
    InstagramWebsiteGET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 39 min
    An Overview of Breech Babies: What You Can Do To Prevent It, The Risks, and Your Options

    An Overview of Breech Babies: What You Can Do To Prevent It, The Risks, and Your Options

    Having a breech baby can kind of throw a wrench in your birth plans. BUT! With breech babies, it's similar to any kind of vaginal delivery. You allow mom and baby to work together, let intuition do its thing and have an excellent, carefree birth in the safety of a good provider.

    Links Mentioned:
    My Essential Birth CourseMy Essential Birth Instagram3 Free ExercisesAmerican Pregnancy InformationACOG's FAQ's for Breech BabiesSpinning BabiesGET IN TOUCH! 🤩

    Reach out at any time to hello@myessentialbirth.com. We love hearing from you!

    Looking for more info on the birth course? CLICK HERE! 💜

    For the THREE FREE EXERCISES - Get your FREE Download here!

    Follow us here on INSTAGRAM!

    Want to be the first to know about our latest promotions, exclusive discounts, and limited-time offers on our My Essential Birth products? Click HERE!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
627 Ratings

627 Ratings

bethany lynn crandall ,

So Grateful I Found You

Prepping for my first birth with a deployed husband - I feel like there are so many extra worries in addition to figuring out pregnancy and birth. Finding this podcast, I’m actually getting excited about my pregnancy and birth because I feel educated without feeling pressured in a certain direction. Thanks for helping me get my excitement back!

LMPfromMI ,

Fearless birth thanks to this podcast!

I wanted to reach out and personally thank you for all of the work that you put into your web course and podcast. I listened to your podcast every day throughout my recent pregnancy and I know that it made a significant difference in my pregnancy and labor.

I am a first time mama and got to have the home birth of my dreams next to my husband, mom (and doula) and midwife.

Throughout my first trimester, I was so anxious about labor and delivery and was so uneducated in all aspects of birth. Thanks to your podcast, not only was I empowered to have my baby at home, but it was unmedicated too! And despite complications and almost needing to transfer to hospital, I had so much peace and confidence throughout every contraction.

My whole labor was only 9 hours, with pushing for just over one hour. My midwife said if baby hadn’t been in a posterior position, she would have missed my birth! I know not everyone gets to have a birth like this, but I know my experience is thanks to the preparations I made from listening to your online course and podcast. Thank you!!

NatKhernandez ,

FTM - love this podcast!

This podcast has been one of the few that have brought me some peace and overall knowledge without scaring me about pregnancy. I love the positive birth stories and the educational ones like rhogam, hemorrhages, etc. thank you and I will be joining the course for next baby!!

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