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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

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Rank #45 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Alternative Health
Health & Fitness
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.

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1432 Ratings
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I recommend it to everyone!

By UntetheredBirthDoula - Feb 07 2020
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I am an AVID listener to The Birth Hour. I’ve listened to every single episode and some multiple times! When my first birth ended up in a premature emergency C-section, I was prepared. Not because I had planned for it, but because I had listened to dozens of stories about cesareans and how they work. For my second birth I planned a VBAC and learned from the women who had also had VBACs. I think it’s so valuable to hear birthing people share their stories and I love the way Bryn listens to them with no judgment. Couldn’t recommend enough.

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By puplover04 - Feb 06 2020
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I LOVE this podcast! My wife and I are attempting to conceive and this podcast gives me so much hope that someday we’ll have our own birth story. And is so educational that when we do get pregnant I’ll be ready with possible scenarios and how to handle them. Thank you so much!

iTunes Ratings

1432 Ratings
Average Ratings
1310
61
33
13
15

I recommend it to everyone!

By UntetheredBirthDoula - Feb 07 2020
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I am an AVID listener to The Birth Hour. I’ve listened to every single episode and some multiple times! When my first birth ended up in a premature emergency C-section, I was prepared. Not because I had planned for it, but because I had listened to dozens of stories about cesareans and how they work. For my second birth I planned a VBAC and learned from the women who had also had VBACs. I think it’s so valuable to hear birthing people share their stories and I love the way Bryn listens to them with no judgment. Couldn’t recommend enough.

Hopeful!

By puplover04 - Feb 06 2020
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I LOVE this podcast! My wife and I are attempting to conceive and this podcast gives me so much hope that someday we’ll have our own birth story. And is so educational that when we do get pregnant I’ll be ready with possible scenarios and how to handle them. Thank you so much!
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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 348| Epidural-Free Hospital Birth - Liesel Teen

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After a 20 hour labor, Liesel delivered her son epidural-free at the hospital (and department) where she worked. Liesel battled an OP presentation during labor, with her biggest hurdle being back labor. She stuck it out at home until she was 5cm dilated, and then got admitted to the hospital where she had her doctor break her water. After many position changes, a few doses of IV pain medication, and pushing on hands and knees, she was able to successfully vaginally deliver her son epidural-free. She prepared for her birth by reading countless birth stories, interviewing her co-workers, and studying “Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth”.

Mar 05 2019

48mins

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Rank #2: 354| Navigating Natural Birth in Hospital Setting - Leah Rodrigues

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Leah Rodrigues had two natural, unmedicated child births at the hospital. It was not her first choice to give birth in the hospital but she felt that she didn’t have another option due to insurance. She wanted to share her story and the ways she advocated for what she wanted and navigated the medicalized environment.

Mar 26 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 386| Two Unmedicated Hospital Birth Stories - Cristina Bocanegra

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Cristina shares her two hospital birth stories.

Jul 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: 438| Second Unmedicated VBAC - Caitlin Shrum

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Listener favorite, Caitlin Shrum, is back to share her second VBAC birth story. You can hear her first two birth stories (episodes 185 & 244) in our archives. Archives are accessible to listener supporters via Patreon!

Jan 28 2020

53mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 379| Epidural Hospital Birth & Unmedicated Hospital Birth - Sarah Jones

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Sarah had planned on an unmedicated hospital birth with her first child, but eventually got an epidural after becoming frustrated with a difference in cervical checks done by the nurse and the on-call doctor. For her second labor, she decided to try again for an unmedicated birth and decided to hire a doula for extra support. Her second labor was much easier and quicker and she was able to achieve the birth she had hoped for.

Jun 25 2019

57mins

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Rank #10: 388| The Ideal Epidural Birth Experience - Elana Edwards

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Elana's birth story went as she hoped - she had a planned hospital birth with an epidural that was 12 hours start to finish. The doctors & hospital were kind & compassionate, and really helped create a special experience.

Jul 25 2019

48mins

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Rank #11: 366| 33-Hour Unmedicated Hospital Birth with a Midwife - Sarah Hoddick

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Sarah approached birth wanting whatever type of birth her baby needed to arrive safely; but, she did want to start her labor naturally and hired a doula to help her cope with labor. She ended up having a 33-hour unmedicated hospital birth with a midwife! I loved hearing how despite very little birth-preparation, Sarah completely trusted her doula to guide her through her labor and benefited so much from her doula’s knowledge and guidance. She shares some of the positions and tools that were most helpful to her during her long labor at the hospital.

May 09 2019

34mins

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Rank #12: 437| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Birth Tub, Therapy Balls, and Labor Bars - Kayla Bruccoleri

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Kayla shares her the story of her unmedicated hospital birth.

Jan 23 2020

41mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 356| Three Empowering & Peaceful Births - Melissa Emler [REBROADCAST]

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Melissa's children were born in Iowa under the care of midwives but in a hospital setting. In Iowa all midwives who are legally practicing are Certified Nurse Midwives and many of them are providing care within a hospital setting. The hospital that Melissa gave birth at was set up more like a birth center than the typical hospital image that you may have in your head. It had a large tub as well as other comfort measures that aided her with finding more natural methods of coping with labor than typical hospital pain medications. Melissa also practiced Hypnobirthing which really made a big difference with her births and kept her from even considering asking for an epidural.

Apr 02 2019

50mins

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Rank #15: 403| Uneventful Pregnancy, Marathon Labor, and Hard Postpartum - Megan Taylor

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On this episode, Megan discusses how her uneventful pregnancy, marathon labor, and difficult postpartum opened her eyes to the various resources within her local birth community and sparked a fire in her to advocate for new and expecting moms about what their options truly are when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

Sep 17 2019

35mins

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Rank #16: 380| Hospital Births With & Without an Epidural - Ashley Woolsey [REBROADCAST]

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Ashley has had three hospital births. They were all different, and she became more and more informed about birth and her options each time. She had an epidural with her first and then was made to wait two hours for her doctor after being fully dilated and ready to push which resulted in a three day NICU stay for her daughter. With her next birth, she really didn't want to be induced but was ultimately scheduled for an induction. For her most recent birth she went in knowing she wanted a natural birth — listen to find out how it went.o find out how it went.

Jun 27 2019

44mins

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Rank #17: 370|Hospital, Birth Center & Homebirth Birth Stories - Tristin Tindall

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On this episode, Tristin shares her three, very different, birth stories.

May 23 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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 #20: 374| Hospital Induction Without Epidural Birth Story - Felicia Bullock

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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.

Jun 06 2019

38mins

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