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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
    • 4.9 • 499 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

    Where to Find a Provider + Top 10 Questions to Ask

    Where to Find a Provider + Top 10 Questions to Ask

    Overall, the most important thing, is that you have a lot more power than you realize when it comes to your birth experience. Take that power and run with it! If you can be on the same page as your birth support (especially your provider!), be educated and knowledgeable, and communicate with your birth partner about what you want, you CAN achieve the birth of your dreams! 💜

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    My Essential Birth Course - BLACK FRIDAY BONUS OFFER
    My Essential Birth Instagram
    DockATot 15% Off Code
    The VBAC Link's Cheat Sheet & Provider Questions
    Questions to Ask Your Provider
    Questions to Ask Your Midwife
    Birthplace Tour Questions
    Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

    • 36 min
    The VBAC Link: Making Birth Better after Cesarean with Meagan Heaton

    The VBAC Link: Making Birth Better after Cesarean with Meagan Heaton

    I can’t wait for all of you to hear this week’s episode. Not only because the topic is dear to my heart, but also so is the wonderful woman I get to interview. I have the pleasure of interviewing Meagan Heaton from VBAC Link. My goal is never to pressure you into having a certain kind of birth (medicated/unmedicated, hospital setting/birth center/home birth, etc.) I want you to know your OPTIONS in order to have YOUR best birth! 🤩

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    DockATot 15% Off Code

    The VBAC Link's Cheat Sheet & Provider Questions

    • 51 min
    Birth Story: Unmedicated, Spiritual, and Supportive Hospital Birth with Justina & Kace Knowles

    Birth Story: Unmedicated, Spiritual, and Supportive Hospital Birth with Justina & Kace Knowles

    We love when we're able to hear from both mama and birth partner about the birth experience! Justina and Kace Knowles share about the unmedicated birth of their son in a hospital and how their faith, communication, and the birth course prepared them.

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    • 39 min
    The Nonstress Test: When You Need It, When You Don’t, and How to Prepare Your Body & Mind

    The Nonstress Test: When You Need It, When You Don’t, and How to Prepare Your Body & Mind

    As with every test or procedure during pregnancy, I want mamas to know about options, benefits, and risks. Whether you decline the test, ask for a second opinion, wait a few days, etc. ultimately, the choice is up to you! I want you to be informed and empowered by your knowledge. This week's podcast episode is about nonstress tests!

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    Episode 103: Induction - When Is It Necessary and How to Make It Successful 

    • 20 min
    Postpartum Checklist for Mom

    Postpartum Checklist for Mom

    As moms we focus a lot on our babies - as we should! And it’s easy to get caught up in what our baby needs so much that we forget some of what we need too. So this is a quick and simple episode all about what mom is going to need at the birth place and once she gets home. This is the perfect episode to have your birth partner listen to so they can help you get prepped for the postpartum period. 

    These are our basic tips for mom postpartum. All things you can prepare right now and can be ready to go when you need them. ✅ Don’t forget to share with us what your favorite postpartum items are!
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    Birth Bag Checklist
    Amazon Links
    Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

    • 33 min
    Pelvic Floor Therapy with Amanda Fisher & Marin Cole

    Pelvic Floor Therapy with Amanda Fisher & Marin Cole

    This week, I’m bringing even more evidence-based, excellent conversation today! Something we probably don’t spend enough time talking about is pelvic health during pregnancy and postpartum. If you’re anything like me, even with all of my study of birth, you may not even know that pelvic floor therapists are a thing. Well, lucky for you . . . that’s about to change! I have two pelvic floor therapists with me today, and we’re going to dive into information you need to know and can use right now!

    Amanda and Marin also provided a FREE PDF with their Top 3 Pregnancy Stretches for Your Pelvic Floor. Get your download today!

    Feel free to email us at hello@myessentialbirth.com or DM us on Instagram @myessentialbirth if you have any questions!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
499 Ratings

499 Ratings

blessedmama01 ,

Best podcast out there!

Stephanie is so easy to listen to and gives such wonderful and helpful advice! I listened to this podcast all though out my pregnancy and felt so confident and prepared to have my baby. I cannot say enough good about Stephanie and highly recommend this podcast!

Heather ONeal ,

Hospitable host!

So grateful to be able to come onto Stephanie’s podcast and talk about what we love most- breastfeeding! Keep up the great work serving families. All the love, Milk Minute Podcast

whittyditty ,

Taking ALL the notes!!!

UPDATE: We welcomed our precious baby girl into the world via a water birth at the birth center after a 7.5 hour labor! It was the birth of our dreams, and I owe so much of that to this podcast. The information I learned helped me feel so prepared and confident going into birth. This podcast helped me ask informed questions and helped calm any fears I had. THANK YOU for what you do! ❤️

I love this podcast! It is informative, fun to listen to, and encouraging. I love all the good info each week and the more natural approach taken while still considering moms in all kinds of situations. As a first time mom, I am just soaking up everything I can!

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