32 episodes

This is a podcast about how families were started. Join us as we hear both parents tell their stories of how their children were delivered, whether that's through birth stories or adoption stories. I'd like to honor all the ways to become parents because this season of life is different for everyone.

The Delivery Diaries Vanessa Knagg

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

This is a podcast about how families were started. Join us as we hear both parents tell their stories of how their children were delivered, whether that's through birth stories or adoption stories. I'd like to honor all the ways to become parents because this season of life is different for everyone.

    31. Victorious & Redemptive VBA2C with Sharina

    31. Victorious & Redemptive VBA2C with Sharina

    I have several announcements on this weeks episode!

    First, I have signed up a Patreon account where you can pledge your support for The Delivery Diaries. Anything you can pledge would be greatly appreciated... you can consider it like buying my a cup of coffee :) Your support will help keep the podcast up and going and help with production cost. Check out the fun benefits you get when you pledge your support at www.patreon.com/thedeliverydiaries 

    Second, I have completed my advanced doula training for VBACs with the amazing VBAC link! 

    Last but not least... I'm excited to announce I have joined a Doula group here in Dallas called DFW Birth Resource. You can check out the website and my bio at  www.dfwbirthresource.com If you or anyone you know is looking for a Doula you can contact me through my bio on the website.

    Now for our amazing birth story today:
    Sharina shares her vaginal birth after 2 cesareans and her journey to get there. She searched high and low for her perfect provider and didn't start care with her midwife until later in her pregnancy. Sharina was better informed and knew her options which lead to a victorious and redemptive VBA2C. Sharina and I had so much fun on this episode with great tips that you don't want to miss.

    You can connect with Sharina on Instagram @iamsharinasmith and Facebook @sharinasmith

    You can connect with The Delivery Diaries on Instagram and Facebook @thedeliverydiaries

    • 47 min
    30. Unmedicated Vaginal Breech Birth After 60 Hours of Labor with Lauren

    30. Unmedicated Vaginal Breech Birth After 60 Hours of Labor with Lauren

    This week,  Lauren shares the birth of her son. At 36 weeks, she found out he was breech. She tried all the things to turn him but had no luck so she planned for a vaginal breech delivery. After 60 hours of labor, her plans almost changed but in the end she did it! She had an unmedicated vaginal breech birth.

    You can connect with Lauren on Instagram @livingwellwithL

    Connect with The Delivery Diaries on Instagram and Facebook @TheDeliveryDiaries

    • 41 min
    29. Unexpected, Unassisted Home Birth with Brandi + Aaron

    29. Unexpected, Unassisted Home Birth with Brandi + Aaron

    This week Brandi and Aaron share their unexpected, unassisted home birth. Brandi had been in triage twice with no change so she went home because she was not in active labor. Once she was home things moved fast!

    You can connect with Brandi by emailing her brannnd@gmail.com

    Follow the Delivery Diaries on Instagram and Facebook @TheDeliveryDiaries

    If you or anyone you know would like to share your birth and/or adoption stories please submit your stories at http://bit.ly/thedeliverydiariessubmission  

    • 31 min
    28. Dream Birth with a Doula with Kyndal + Kris

    28. Dream Birth with a Doula with Kyndal + Kris

    This week Kyndal and Kris share their birth story. Kyndal and Kris decided to switch care from an OBGYN to midwives late in her pregnancy. They found their perfect birth team and had their dream birth. Kyndal had a lot of back labor due to the position the baby was in but with their doulas knowledge and support Kris was able to comfort Kyndal.

    Connect with Kyndal on Instagram @kyndal.birthservices

    Connect with The Delivery Diaries on Instagram & Facebook @TheDeliveryDiaries

    • 40 min
    27. Water Breaks at 33 Weeks with Heather + Richard

    27. Water Breaks at 33 Weeks with Heather + Richard

    This week Heather and Richard share the births of their sons. Heather had a smooth first pregnancy and was induced at 40 weeks. During her second pregnancy her water broke at 33 weeks. She was put on bed rest and had an induction at 34 weeks. Their son spent 2 weeks in the NICU and as Richard said, "everything after he was born was best case scenario".

    You can connect with Heather by direct messaging her on Instagram @heathercarter518

    Connect with The Delivery Diaries on Instagram & Facebook @TheDeliveryDiaries

    If you or anyone you know would like to share your birth and/or adoption stories please submit your stories at http://bit.ly/thedeliverydiariessubmission  

    • 28 min
    26. Strength + Positivity Leading to Two Adoptions with Kelsey

    26. Strength + Positivity Leading to Two Adoptions with Kelsey

    I have a couple things I wanted to let you guys know before we get into this weeks episode. First the big news I’ve been waiting to fill you in on... I am now a certified labor doula and will be getting certified as a postpartum and infant care doula in the next week. This is something that has been on my heart for a while now and I’m super excited to start supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. So if you’re in the Dallas area and looking for a doula let me know. You can email me at vanessaknagg3@gmail.com.

    The second thing I wanted to let you guys know is that I will be releasing episodes every other week instead of every week. If you or anyone you know would like to share your birth and or adoption stories please submit your stories at http://bit.ly/thedeliverydiariessubmission  

    This week Kelsey shares her adoption stories. When Kelsey was a senior in high school she found out she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. With her strength and positivity she knew that one day she would adopt. 

    You can connect with Kelsey on Facebook. Kelsey Manley

    Connect with The Delivery Diaries on Instagram and Facebook @TheDeliveryDiaries

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Petrosian2012 ,

Love

I love your interview style and how you let people share!

T. A. Bell ,

Authenticity in its Rawest Form

My brother Sam and my sister in law, Michelle, had the opportunity to share their story through Delivery Diaries on episode 2. I could listen to their story over and over again, as hearing about niece’s debut will never get old. Vanessa’s empathetic and genuine interaction as a host makes the podcast experience even more authentic. This is such a unique and raw avenue to share such personal, life changing stories. The diversified experience within each episode makes this podcast the MOST extraordinary. 💥

Appledapple234 ,

Incredible Stories

These are the best stories that really capture every aspect of bringing a child into a family, whether by birth or by adoption! I wish this podcast existed back when I was pregnant with my first child as I feel like this would have prepared me so much for birth, to know what my opinions were and to better know what to expect! Everyone needs to listen to these!!

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