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Stephanie is a professional doula, childbirth educator and the creator of the My Essential Birth online pregnancy and birth course. With captivating interviews and listener-lead topics, she breaks down all the essentials to make preparing your mind, body, and baby for labor a breeze.

Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy My Essential Birth

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 379 Ratings

Stephanie is a professional doula, childbirth educator and the creator of the My Essential Birth online pregnancy and birth course. With captivating interviews and listener-lead topics, she breaks down all the essentials to make preparing your mind, body, and baby for labor a breeze.

    Where Can I Have My Baby?

    Where Can I Have My Baby?

    When it comes to giving birth, most people picture it going down in a hospital room. But the reality is that your options are much more open.
    That’s what we’re setting out to discuss this week on the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy podcast. Join us as we go over the different locations where you can have your baby, the pros and the cons, and share evidence-based information as well as real-life experiences in order to help you decide what you would like to do when the time comes.

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.  

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away! 

    • 53 min
    Dad's Role During Pregnancy & Childbirth with David Arrell

    Dad's Role During Pregnancy & Childbirth with David Arrell

    In this podcast episode we are interviewing David Arrell who is a dad, consultant and men's coach. He turned author with his book,  "Welcome to Fatherhood", in which he consolidates the lessons learned from his experience being a dad for the first time. Through the book, David encourages men to more actively step into their supportive roles during pregnancy, childbirth, and the fourth trimester back home and gives them detailed and practical tips and techniques on how to do so.

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.  

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    • 43 min
    Kirsten's Home Birth Story

    Kirsten's Home Birth Story

    When I say, “Home birth,” what comes to mind? Is it comfortable and happy and warm? Is it uncertain and messy and unorganized? This week on the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy podcast, we’re going to show you just what having a home birth entails, using the real-life story of my friend Kirsten.
    Kirsten is awesome! She experienced prodromal labor in the comfort of her home and together with her husband, they talk about the pre- and postnatal experience, anxiety (and how they dealt with it), HG, and bonding with their baby in the days following giving birth.
    So come take a listen. Not only will you get to learn about prodromal labor and home births, but you can learn how to become empowered so that you can feel calm and prepared for your own unique birth experience.

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    • 40 min
    {REBROADCAST} 15 Things That Cause More Pain During Birth

    {REBROADCAST} 15 Things That Cause More Pain During Birth

    It's true that we love telling you all of the ways to have an easier, more comfortable, confident and empowered birth experience, but we decided to switch things up and get a little sarcastic so you can join us in some laughs while we give you all the top tips on what will cause more pain during labor.  Maybe you already know that being flat on your back and not having great support will leave you less than comfortable but what about pulling up trauma from a previous birth, focusing on all the negatives happening right now and inviting all the unsupportive and opinionated people into your birth space!? No? Don't worry, we've got you covered mama! As always, we hope that you leave this episode armed with a smile and some crazy good info about how to make your birth the best it can possibly be.

    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out our totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.  

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    • 28 min
    Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care - What do Mothers Need to Know

    Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care - What do Mothers Need to Know

    As parents, you are more than capable of taking control and having a more comfortable birth.
    On this episode of the Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy podcast, you're going to receive an evidence-based guide along the journey from pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. All along the way we'll be sharing important details to help you feel more confident, capable, and empowered as you progress along this journey.
    Join us this week as we demystify the birth process and help you create a firm birth plan so that you can feel like your expectations matter and find your voice to advocate for you and your baby.
    We'll see you there!

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    • 50 min
    Becoming a Doula + Making Induction a Success with Bonnie Baker

    Becoming a Doula + Making Induction a Success with Bonnie Baker

    The role a doula plays in childbirth is beautiful and sacred. A doula will offer her assistance, her guidance, and her loving support to a mother from pregnancy to birth to postpartum. Not only will she provide physical help, but she will also aid the parents mentally and emotionally. If you are wanting to hire a doula, or become one yourself, then this episode of the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy podcast is for you. We welcome a professional doula, Bonnie Baker, to help answer questions about what it means to be a doula and how one can help make the birth process so much easier. Join us as we go in depth into the world of doulas and how they can play a role in your birth plan. If you’re learning to become one yourself, then this is a great resource for what steps you should take. We’ll see you there!

    Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @myessentialbirth and for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out the totally FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads.

    Looking for all the FREE downloads and links mentioned in this episode? Go to www.myessentialbirth.com/podcast, click on this week's episode, scroll to the bottom of the page and download away!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

Baby Serrano ,

Love bing the Dad tips

Getting Dad involved and connected can be tough for first time pregnancy. I love the Dad tips from this podcast. Easy and practical advise from real dads is the best.

Keziah S ,

Cannot Recommend Enough!

I discovered this podcast in my third trimester and boy am I grateful I did! Although I would have loved to have found them sooner, I still found the podcasts so enjoyable to listen to that I binged them all day long up until my baby’s birth. I thank God for you guys; you helped me achieve a natural birth as a first time mom. Because of this podcast I had the peace of mind and knowledge to advocate for myself. I had my husband binge them as well so I had a super informed birth partner which was absolutely amazing! As someone who witnessed my mothers home births and thought I knew everything there was to know, I discovered how much more there was through your podcast. I’m so blessed and grateful for it. Thank you so much!

Doula Loretta ,

Great resource for birth workers!

As a labor/birth doula, I’m always looking for fun resources for my clients. I really enjoy all the topics discussed on this podcast.

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