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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, 1.6K 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.

    483| Unplanned Cesarean & Healing, Scheduled Cesarean Birth Stories - Elise Cripe

    483| Unplanned Cesarean & Healing, Scheduled Cesarean Birth Stories - Elise Cripe

    Elise shares her two cesarean birth stories.

    • 43 min
    482| Type 2 Diabetes, Unmedicated Hospital Birth, & Working Postpartum as RN During COVID-19 - A'briel Banks

    482| Type 2 Diabetes, Unmedicated Hospital Birth, & Working Postpartum as RN During COVID-19 - A'briel Banks

    When A’briel became pregnant with her first child, she was quite surprised as one OBGYN had previously assured her that she’d need fertility treatment in order to conceive. She immediately sought out doula support and started to build a birth team full of strong African American women.

    • 57 min
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    Jen McLellan is a published author and founder of Plus Size Birth and the Plus Mommy blog. She helps people navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, shares tips for embracing your body, and laughs her way through the adventures of parenthood. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Yahoo Shine, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and International Doula.

    • 2 min
    481| Hospital Induction Without Epidural Birth Story - Felicia Bullock [REBROADCAST]

    481| Hospital Induction Without Epidural Birth Story - Felicia Bullock [REBROADCAST]

    After the OB she loved left the office a month before her due date, Felicia was left having to advocate for her birth plan when the new doctor attempted to scare her into an early induction. She was finally induced at almost 42 weeks. After Cervidil didn’t change anything overnight, Felicia received a small amount of pitocin, which jumpstarted what ended up being her ideal birth without an epidural.

    • 28 min
    480| Prodromal Labor, Walking Epidural, and Postpartum Anxiety - Melody Brownton

    480| Prodromal Labor, Walking Epidural, and Postpartum Anxiety - Melody Brownton

    Melody shares her hospital birth using a midwifery practice in Toronto, Canada, as well as experience with postpartum anxiety.

    • 43 min
    479| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with an OB - Grace Greene [REBROADCAST]

    479| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with an OB - Grace Greene [REBROADCAST]

    Grace had an unmedicated hospital birth with an OB. She prepared for her unmedicated birth by hiring a doula and taking Bradley classes during her pregnancy. She also had the added bonus of having her sister as her L&D nurse throughout her entire birth!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

valwl ,

Affirming, inclusive, amazing

I have been listening for about a year. What an incredible resource! I am a new lay birth doula at my hospital. I really appreciate the intentionality of choosing diverse experiences. The common threads of the power of women, the awe of birth, and love is palpable.I am so curious about how you find, choose, and vett your guests because they are all such wonderful storytellers. I can imagine scenarios where the story is told in a way that isn’t quite as gripping or relatable, but your guests are always wonderful, and that is clearly work that you are doing upfront to curate. Keep up the great work!Thank you!

kmdube ,

THE best

I never review podcasts because I figure everyone else will. But when I saw that this podcast only had 1500 reviews I felt I needed to. I listened to this podcast constantly when I was pregnant with baby number 1. Now, I’ve started listening again in preparation for number 2. Real women sharing the most moving and often most empowering moments of their lives. This is for everyone. You don’t have to be a home-birth hero to enjoy this podcast, but if you are, you will also love it. Bryn, thank you for putting this podcast out into the world and for reshaping the way I thought of childbirth.

_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.

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