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The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

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.
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Welcome to The Birth Hour! New and expecting mothers love hearing birth stories and for most moms, sharing a birth story is a positive way to connect with other women. Every birth story is different and each one is beautiful and empowering in its own way. This podcast was designed to serve as a safe haven for women to share their stories with other women and connect over the life-changing event of giving birth.

Jun 30, 2022

This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Jun 28, 2022

Show notes links:

Kavisa's First Birth Hour Episode

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer College Savings account.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Jun 23, 2022

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.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

Jun 21, 2022

Sponsor KiwiCo: Get 50% off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Jun 16, 2022

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.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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.

Jun 14, 2022

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Motif Medical. See how you can get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Jun 4, 2022

In this rebroadcast, Megan shares that after an especially tough pregnancy, she was more than ready to welcome her third daughter into the world. Being that this was her third child, she went into this sure of two things: this child will be born on or before her due date (like her older sisters) and this mama definitely wanted an epidural. It wasn't until she found herself 4 days past her due date without a sign of labor that she started to suspect that this birth might not go as planned. Little did she know that was only the beginning.

Links:

Go to shopify.com/birthhour for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

Jun 2, 2022

In this rebroadcast, Diana shares the story of her first baby who was an unexpectedly large, 12 lbs, 3 oz. He was born via c-section after a very long labor. It was a deeply traumatic experience for her, but when she became pregnant again 2 years later she knew she'd have this second baby at home.

Diana had a completely different labor and birth experience the second time - a beautiful, fast home birth that was also incredibly healing for her. She wants anyone who's had a traumatic birth or a c-section to know it's completely possible to not only heal from it, but to have a better, empowering subsequent birth.

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Premama Wellness. Use the code BirthHour25 for 25 percent off your purchase!

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the First Latch Course

May 31, 2022

This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

May 26, 2022

Show notes links:

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer College Savings account.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 24, 2022

Sponsor KiwiCo: Get 50% off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 19, 2022

This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

May 17, 2022

The first story of her son's birth was drastically different from her daughter's birth. Her son was born at a birth center after being in labor for over 26 hours (and pushing for two hours). Her daughter was born in the backseat of her car, after 15 hours of mild contractions and 5 hours of more intense contractions. She appreciates both of her experiences and is grateful to her husband, her main birthing partner in both births. She is also grateful for the Hypnobabies training that she and her husband completed in preparation for childbirth. 

Links:

Get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (or comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 12, 2022

In this fan favorite episode from 2018, Rebecca shares the stories of her three children's births in a hospital setting. Rebecca was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes with her first two pregnancies and was able to control it with diet. She also talks about her first baby having a two vessel cord, meconium in the water and a short NICU stay as well as her second baby refusing the breast at just two months old. With her third pregnancy Rebecca found research regarding a vitamin that helps prevent Gestational Diabetes and was able to avoid another GD diagnosis. 

Sponsor: Milkies is generously offering 15% off all Milkies products with the code BirthHour15 at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (also comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 10, 2022

Clarké embarked on the journey of pregnancy and birth with a specific vision in mind - a peaceful, undisturbed home birth

Links:

Get your breast pump for free at aeroflowbreastpumps.com/birthhour and use promo code TBH15 at for 15% off supplies and accessories.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 3, 2022

Liz Parker shares her experience with infertility as well as her hospital birth story with midwives. 

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Premama Wellness. Use the code BirthHour25 for 25 percent off your purchase!

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off

Beyond the First Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

May 1, 2022

In this rebroadcast, Lindsey shares that long before even trying to conceive, Lindsey knew she wanted an intervention-free birth. Despite her intentions, research, planning, and extensive preparation, Lindsey and her husband learned their first parenting lesson (you are no longer in control!) at seemingly every turn, from pregnancy through delivery and postpartum.  An induction lead to a 28 hour labor which ultimately ended in a cesarean section. Lindsey spent much of the fourth trimester trying to understand her birth experience and heal physically and emotionally.

Links:

Go to shopify.com/birthhour for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

Apr 28, 2022

This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check out their baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment at thebirthhour.com/course

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! at patreon.com/birthhour

Apr 26, 2022

Nicole shares her birth story and experience with prenatal and postpartum anxiety and OCD. Nicole hopes that by sharing her story it may provide a glimmer of hope for mamas with similar experiences.

Links:

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 30 percent off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Apr 21, 2022

Show notes links:

Click this link for a $10 voucher towards your Backer account.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Apr 19, 2022

In this rebroadcast of an episode from 2016, Paula shares her experience creating a homebirth like atmosphere for her birth and describes it as a a sacred space.

Links:

Today's episode is sponsored by Motif Medical. See how you can get Motif's Luna breast pump covered through insurance at motifmedical.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time

Beyond the First Latch Course:
https://courses.thebirthhour.com/enroll-b2w/

Apr 16, 2022

A popular episode with Jamie Dorobek is back! Jamie shares the birth story of her son Maxwell who was born at a birth center in Austin, Texas. Jamie discusses her decision to have an unmedicated birth and the speedy delivery of her son after arriving at the birth center. Jamie shared this story while she was VERY pregnant with baby #2 and has since given birth to a daughter as well!

Links:

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 30 percent off your first month on ANY crate line with code BIRTHHOUR at kiwico.com.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Use code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment

Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

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