18 episodes

Honouring birth collectively- from conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Join your host Tina Pullen, birth educator and mum-of-two. Hear from experts in the birth space and mums at different stages in their birth journey. This podcast is created to support, inform and empower you at whatever stage of birth you're in!

The Birth Collective Tina Pullen

    • Kids & Family

Honouring birth collectively- from conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Join your host Tina Pullen, birth educator and mum-of-two. Hear from experts in the birth space and mums at different stages in their birth journey. This podcast is created to support, inform and empower you at whatever stage of birth you're in!

    EP 18: Dani's birth story- planned home birth, hospital transfer, c-section

    EP 18: Dani's birth story- planned home birth, hospital transfer, c-section

    Hey gals, I have another awesome birth story for you!

    Dani Reed is a naturopath and mum to her little girl Luca. She has a passion for women's health education, especially in the pre and post-partum period.

    Dani tells us all about her pre-conception preparation, what she did in her pregnancy to prepare her mind and body for birth and choosing the right model of care for her. She talks about her marathon 3 day labour and what happened when she made the decision to transfer to hospital.

    We went over time chatting about her birth so we didn't have as much time to chat about her c-section recovery. I would love to cover more of this on Instagram so if you have any questions, send me a DM on Instagram and we can include more information for you!

    You can also connect with Dani on Instagram here 

    • 59 min
    EP 17: Mini mindset session- free meditation to connect with your body and baby

    EP 17: Mini mindset session- free meditation to connect with your body and baby

    Welcome back! Today's session includes a FREE meditation that you can use to connect with your body, baby and start building a positive mindset for your birth!

    We start with the benefits of meditation in pregnancy and a quick tutorial on relaxation breathing. If you have listened to this episode before OR if you have done a class with me, skip ahead to the meditation which starts at 10min 15 seconds!

    Please save the meditation for when you are is a safe, comfortable position (AKA not driving or operating heavy machinery).

    Want more of these episodes? Let me know by connecting with me on Instagram and leave me a review on Apple Podcasts. 

    See you next week with another awesome birth story.

    Tina

    • 19 min
    Ep 16: I'm pregnant- what now?? Models of care and health providers you should look into in early pregnancy/pre-conception

    Ep 16: I'm pregnant- what now?? Models of care and health providers you should look into in early pregnancy/pre-conception

    Whether you are planning on having a baby soon OR you just found out you're pregnant, this is one episode you need to listen to!

    It can be super overwhelming hearing different peoples' opinions and choosing which way to go- so I have broken it down for ya! This episode goes through

    - Health care professionals you can see in pre-conception/early pregnancy

    - Different models of care including: Private Obstetrician (private and public hospital options), Midwifery group practice/caseload, public antenatal clinic, shared care with GP, home birth with private practising midwives as well as the option of having doula support.

    - Some tips for early preparation! My favourite books are Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering by Dr Sarah Buckley, Ina May's guide to childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and Reclaiming childbirth as a rite of passage by Dr Rachel Reed.

    The link mentioned in the podcast for birth stats for NSW hospitals is here: NSW Mothers and Babies 2020

    Don't forget you can connect with me on Instagram or look into my class options here

    • 29 min
    EP 15: Emma's hypnobirths- 2 hospital births, water birth, en caul, NICU

    EP 15: Emma's hypnobirths- 2 hospital births, water birth, en caul, NICU

    GUYS we are back! We are at a new studio in Fairifield HQ where I will be joined by mamas in person (woohoo) to share their birth stories. So excited for this little update of the podcast.

    Today I am joined by Emma Jenkins, registered Psychologist and hypnobirthing mum of two. She talks all about her pregnancies, births, matrescence journey and how this has sparked a passion for supporting women in the perinatal period. She also opens up about her early pregnancy loss and struggles during her bubs' NICU stay.

    Find Emma here: Emma Jenkins - Psychologist (@nurtured_byemmajenkins)

    Learn more about my Hypnobirthing classes here or follow me on Instagram!

    Skin-to-skin podcast episode here

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP 14: Nicole's birth story- natural vaginal hospital birth, big baby, doula, NICU, staff shortages

    EP 14: Nicole's birth story- natural vaginal hospital birth, big baby, doula, NICU, staff shortages

    Today we have the lovely Nicole sharing her birth story! Nicole talks about how it all went down plus she candidly shares how she navigated NICU and being confined to the hospital for an extra few days after being a close contact (for the *you know what*)

    By the way she does most of this episode with Elijah attached to her boob-rockstar!

    You can follow Nicole here!

    Some resources Nicole mentions:

    Home - Evidence Based Birth®

    EBB 134 - Evidence on: Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) - Evidence Based Birth®

    The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor | MidwifeThinking

    If you loved this episode or any other birth stories, make sure you leave a review! This will help the podcast reaches as many ears as possible. 

    Lots of love and THANK YOU for being here!

    Tina

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP 13: Alanna's birth stories- 2 hypnobirths, vaginal births, private hospital birth, homebirth, accidental free birth, covid restrictions

    EP 13: Alanna's birth stories- 2 hypnobirths, vaginal births, private hospital birth, homebirth, accidental free birth, covid restrictions

    Today we are sharing Alanna's hypnobirthing stories!

    Alanna had two very different but very positive birth stories. After a great birth in the private hospital system with a supportive midwife, Alanna decided to change her model of care to the Bloom model (midwifery led in a private hospital). However with tightening restrictions, she ended up choosing to home birth. Alanna shares how she came to this decision and how her unexpected super quick labour went!

    Enjoy this episode? Make sure you leave a review and share with your friends! 

    Thanks for all your support so far!

    Tina

    Hypnobirthing Classes | Western Sydney (thebirthcollective.com.au)

    • 55 min

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