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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

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Rank #6 in Parenting category

Kids & Family
Alternative Health
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Parenting
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

1518 Ratings
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1380
70
37
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My Favorite Podcast!

By _julsie - May 30 2020
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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.

Amazing Podcast

By KMarie0617 - May 17 2020
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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!

iTunes Ratings

1518 Ratings
Average Ratings
1380
70
37
15
16

My Favorite Podcast!

By _julsie - May 30 2020
Read more
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.

Amazing Podcast

By KMarie0617 - May 17 2020
Read more
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!
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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

Latest release on Jul 09, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 431| Four Hospital Births: Two with Epidurals, Two Unmedicated - Cassi Robinson

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On this episode, Cassi shares her four hospital birth stories and some great resources.

Jan 02 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: 408| Fast Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Lauren Alexander

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On this episode, Lauren returns to share her second birth story.

Oct 03 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 466| Hospital Induction with Midwives - Emily Slyter

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Emily shares her birth story and also discusses breastfeeding.

May 07 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: 430| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with AROM - Julia Carrion [REBROADCAST]

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Julia planned for an unmedicated, hospital water birth. After having to have her water artificially ruptured and finding meconium, the water birth was no longer an option. After laboring for nearly 26 hours, pushing for 4.5 hours and narrowly avoiding a c-section, Julia was able to have an unmedicated vaginal birth.

Dec 24 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #5: 456| Giving Birth During Coronavirus - Kristen Seward

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Kristen Seward's First Hand Account Giving Birth During COVID-19

Mar 31 2020

47mins

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Rank #6: 450| Birth Center Birth Story & Postpartum Experience - Bekah Martinez

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Bekah and her boyfriend discovered they were pregnant after 3 short months of dating, and struggled to navigate their new roles as partners and future parents throughout an otherwise uneventful pregnancy.

Mar 10 2020

57mins

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Rank #7: 449| Unmedicated Hospital Birth & Sleeping through Labor - Shanicia Boswell [REBROADCAST]

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I was 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant when I went into labor. Just one day prior, My daughter's father and I went to my mother's house to go to the state fair. I was so over being pregnant, I decided to walk the baby out. I went into labor early that morning around 2 AM. Thankfully, I slept through most of my labor and the next morning we took the two hour drive back to Atlanta. I stayed home until 7 PM then labored unmedicated at the hospital before giving birth.

Mar 05 2020

26mins

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Rank #8: 399| Natural Birth After Three Epidural Births - Gina Kynaston [REBROADCAST]

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When I received an email from Gina explaining that after three medicated hospital births, she had successfully had a natural birth with her fourth baby and that she credited listening to other women's birth stories on The Birth Hour, I knew I had to hear her stories. 

Sep 03 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: 467| Supportive and Positive Hospital Birth Experience After Bedrest in Pregnancy - Karissa Goding

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During a very healthy, normal pregnancy, Karissa was unexpectedly sent to the hospital at 29 weeks with preterm contractions. They determined that she was not in labor and sent her home after a night of observation and medication to bedrest for the next five weeks.

May 14 2020

49mins

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Rank #10: 393| Unmedicated, Empowering Hospital Births & Postpartum Fever - Aleesha Wiest

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Aleesha shares her two birth stories, PCOS, gestational diabetes, and suffering a postpartum fever.

Aug 13 2019

58mins

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Rank #11: 433| 32 Hour Labor, 30 Hours at Home and 2 Hours at the Hospital - Julia FitzRoy-Chow

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Julia transferred to a midwife group at 30 weeks. She went into labour at almost 38 weeks, had a 30 hour labor at home with mostly back labor, and after a quick drive to the hospital, Frankie was born two hours later.

Jan 09 2020

47mins

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Rank #12: 442| Unmedicated Hospital Births & Postpartum Bliss vs PPD - Zahra Kassam

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Zahra Kassam, an early childhood education entrepreneur, delivered her two children with unmedicated hospital births using midwives and the hypnobirthing method.

Feb 11 2020

47mins

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Rank #13: 439| A Labor & Delivery Nurse tells her Hospital Birth Story - Isabel Jean

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Isabel went into labor while working a night shift as an L&D nurse at the hospital she was delivering.

Jan 30 2020

40mins

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Rank #14: 422| Dr. Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth Shares her Birth Stories

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Rebecca is the founder of Evidence Based Birth® and the author of Babies Are Not Pizzas: They’re Born, Not Delivered! On this episode she shares two of her birth stories and discusses the impact those experiences had on shaping her life.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: 418| Hospital Induction, Homebirth Transfer & Two Very Different Postpartum Experiences - Valerie Cronin-Fisher

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On this episode, Valerie shares her two birth and postpartum stories.

Nov 12 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: 402| Empowering Birth Despite Cascade of Interventions - Sarah Deming

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On this episode, Sarah shares her empowering hospital birth story.

Sep 12 2019

1hr 4mins

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

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Elise shares her two cesarean birth stories.

Jul 09 2020

43mins

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

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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.

Jul 07 2020

57mins

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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. She authored My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide and co-wrote the Amazon bestseller, The Peachie Moms Guide to Body Love for Moms. Jen is also a childbirth educator, skilled patient advocate, professional speaker, wife, and mother.

Jul 05 2020

2mins

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

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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.

Jul 02 2020

28mins

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

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

Jun 30 2020

43mins

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

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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!

Jun 25 2020

54mins

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478| Active Duty Navy Mom Planning Homebirth - Tiara Perry

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Tiara shares her experience being pregnant while serving active duty in the Navy and planning a home birth.

Jun 23 2020

58mins

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477| Cholestatis of Pregnancy (ICP) Induction Birth Story - Bryn Koger

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When Bryn got pregnant with her third child, she planned for another unmedicated birth in a birth center. The plan changed when she was diagnosed with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy(ICP) at 33 weeks and risked out of the birth center.

Jun 18 2020

34mins

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476| TTC, Hospital Induction Laboring with & without Epidural - Susanna Birdwell

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After 2.5 years of trying as well as a miscarriage in 2018, Susanna and Will found out they were pregnant with their rainbow baby in February 2019. They learned halfway through the pregnancy that Susanna would be induced due to high blood pressure. She went in at 39 weeks to be induced, hoping to avoid pain medications.

Jun 16 2020

56mins

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475| Giving Birth During COVID19 with Virtual Doula Support - Liz Teich

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Liz moved to a new city just outside of NYC right before the Coronavirus outbreak really set it. It turned out that her new city of New Rochelle was a hotspot for COVID19 and quickly earned the label of "containment zone."

Jun 11 2020

1hr 9mins

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474| Unmedicated Hospital Birth & Struggling Postpartum - Naria Menard

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Naria and her husband, Luther, received unexpected news of their first pregnancy in January 2019. Though unexpected, years of being exposed to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences through family and education had prepared Naria to make informed decisions about the birth experience she wanted.

Jun 09 2020

1hr 3mins

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473| Cesarean Birth Stories & Postpartum Depression - Christine McNabb

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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.

Jun 04 2020

25mins

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

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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.

Jun 02 2020

1hr 1min

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

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

May 28 2020

39mins

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

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

May 26 2020

56mins

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

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

May 21 2020

33mins

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468| Unplanned Cesarean Birth Story - Shannon McQueen

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Shannon shares her birth story and discusses her peripartum anxiety.

May 19 2020

49mins

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467| Supportive and Positive Hospital Birth Experience After Bedrest in Pregnancy - Karissa Goding

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During a very healthy, normal pregnancy, Karissa was unexpectedly sent to the hospital at 29 weeks with preterm contractions. They determined that she was not in labor and sent her home after a night of observation and medication to bedrest for the next five weeks.

May 14 2020

49mins

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466| Hospital Induction with Midwives - Emily Slyter

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Emily shares her birth story and also discusses breastfeeding.

May 07 2020

1hr 8mins

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465| Twin Birth at 34 Weeks + NICU Stay - Laura Attanasio

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Laura is a faculty member in public health whose research focuses on quality and equity in maternity care. She shares the story of birthing her fraternal twin girls, their NICU stay, and breastfeeding.

May 05 2020

55mins

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iTunes Ratings

1518 Ratings
Average Ratings
1380
70
37
15
16

My Favorite Podcast!

By _julsie - May 30 2020
Read more
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.

Amazing Podcast

By KMarie0617 - May 17 2020
Read more
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!