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

The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast Bryn Huntpalmer

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

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

    RN Goes from Hospital to Homebirth + Thriving Postpartum with a Plan - Brianne Tagg

    RN Goes from Hospital to Homebirth + Thriving Postpartum with a Plan - Brianne Tagg

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    • 49 min
    Slow Labor turned Fast After Water Breaks Birth Story - Kavisa Wood

    Slow Labor turned Fast After Water Breaks Birth Story - Kavisa Wood

    Show notes links:
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    • 47 min
    Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part II - Von Lane

    Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part II - Von Lane

    Today we are back with Part II of Von Lane's birth story with a focus on her postpartum experience. 
    This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.
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    • 55 min
    Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part I - Von Lane

    Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part I - Von Lane

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    • 50 min
    Two Birth Stories and Perineal Massage - Dr. Joanna Ellington (encore)

    Two Birth Stories and Perineal Massage - Dr. Joanna Ellington (encore)

    Links:
    This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health, which is generously offering 15% of all of their products with the code BIRTHHOUR15 at www.fairhavenhealth.com.
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    In spite of being a Large Animal Veterinarian (Board Certified in Animal ObGyn) and a Reproductive Physiologist studying human fertility, Dr. Joanna Ellington was surprised when the flu threw off her ovulation cycle and an unplanned pregnancy occurred. Using excellent classic references like Active Birth and Spiritual Midwifery, Joanna used perineal massage to prepare for childbirth, and was maybe a little too active with a 2 mile hike that turned into 5 miles the day before her membranes began leaking. An induction resulted in a normal birth where Joanna used her knowledge of birth and lactation in animals to enjoy the process as much as possible, even telling her midwife “That was kind of fun!”
    Joanna's second son was born within 10 minutes after she arrived at the hospital. In the chaos and discomfort of having two male doctors she had never met working on her son and her private parts, Joanna coped by switching into “medical professional mode" and talking to them about her research. But, she lost her focus on her baby and the moment. Sadly, she forgot to invite her waiting son and mother in to see the birth, as she had planned. This was a valuable lesson of not “taking care of others” or outwardly focusing during birth, but staying centered and baby focused.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Positive Birth After Emergency Abdominal Surgery in Pregnancy and NICU Stay - Joy Randolph

    Positive Birth After Emergency Abdominal Surgery in Pregnancy and NICU Stay - Joy Randolph

    Links:
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

xoperfectlypink ,

Wide Variety of Guests

Love the content of this podcast. Pregnant with my second and recently started listening again. I love binging all types of birth stories and hearing parent journey stories! Bryn can seem dry and uninterested at times but when you listen to enough episodes you’ll see that isn’t the case. I’ve only been turned off by one episode and that was 689.. the mother in that story had such a victim mentality and blamed so many things on so many people. I had to quit 40 minutes in because of her constant complaining and holier than thou attitude, but otherwise I really enjoy these stories!

RoseMiller98765 ,

Virtue signaling

It’s such a shame, this podcast used to be so great. Now it’s all about being progressive. It shouldn’t matter what color your skin is, or your religious, political beliefs. But now she only interviews women who will get her woke points.
Also super disturbed to see how much Brinn posts on Instagram in support of abortion. Used to recommend this podcast to everyone, now I’m embarrassed I did.

fst22592 ,

Enjoyable stories, room for improvement

I love listening to birth stories but am unable to listen to this podcast. The host is a great person with a lot of knowledge, but I highly recommend they invest in a mic screen or barrier (along with other methods) to filter out mouth noises from the host’s dry mouth. It is difficult to listen to.

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