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Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, a first time mom or a veteran mother of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from women willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.

The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast Bryn Huntpalmer

    • Parenting
    • 4.8, 1.5K Ratings

Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, a first time mom or a veteran mother of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from women willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.

    473| Cesarean Birth Stories & Postpartum Depression - Christine McNabb

    473| Cesarean Birth Stories & Postpartum Depression - Christine McNabb

    Today's episode is a rebroadcast of Christine McNabb's episode from the archive. Christine had three girls and then found out she was pregnant with a boy. The idea of raising a black boy in America caused Christine extreme anxiety and depression throughout pregnancy and postpartum. She shares how that affected her bonding with her son, how she overcame it, and how she's helping women today.

    • 25 min
    472| What's Behind Racial Disparities in Pregnancy & Childbirth - Denene Millner

    472| What's Behind Racial Disparities in Pregnancy & Childbirth - Denene Millner

    Today I'm replaying an episode from Denene Millner, who shared her experience with pregnancy and childbirth as a black woman in America back in 2016 on The Birth Hour. But first I'm going to share some clips from NPR's Code Switch podcast which recently covered this topic.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    471| Planning a Hospital Birth with Midwives & Epidural - Angela Damonte

    471| Planning a Hospital Birth with Midwives & Epidural - Angela Damonte

    Angela planned for a birth with hospital midwives. Her birth plan included an epidural and support from her partner who was a hospital employee.

    • 39 min
    470| Quick Labor, Long Pushing Stage & Navigating PPD - Britt Watkins

    470| Quick Labor, Long Pushing Stage & Navigating PPD - Britt Watkins

    Britt shares her birth story and discusses breastfeeding and postpartum depression.

    • 56 min
    469| Hospital Birth During Coronavirus & Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) -Madeline Wrubel

    469| Hospital Birth During Coronavirus & Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) -Madeline Wrubel

    Madeline shares about giving birth during COVID-19 and discusses ICP.

    • 33 min
    468| Unplanned Cesarean Birth Story - Shannon McQueen

    468| Unplanned Cesarean Birth Story - Shannon McQueen

    Shannon shares her birth story.Shannon shares her birth story and discusses her peripartum anxiety.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

_julsie ,

My Favorite Podcast!

I love hearing the broad selection of births - you can find anything you want - medicated, unmedicated, vaginal, cesarean, hospital, home, etc.
I had some issues with my blood pressure during the end of my pregnancy, so I just got on the website and search terms related and was able to listen to so many other women who had had similar experiences, which was so comforting and gave me lots of ideas for taking care of myself.

KMarie0617 ,

Amazing Podcast

I recommond this podcast to all my pregnang friends and friends who want to be pregnant some day or are facinated with birth. Honestly, listening to all of these women's stories made me more prepared for pregnancy and delivery than any class. The editing is great. LOVE IT!

Cfatnip ,

Beautiful Community

I love birth stories and the variation in these is so beautiful! I’m fascinated by birth education in general and this is a great way to learn from many different women in one place. Thank you, Bryn, for hosting so well! ❤️

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