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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, and 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 people 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.

Nov 27, 2020

This is a full-episode preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon. Right now we have a Black Friday special going through 11/30 where you can get two months free with an annual membership bringing it to just $8/month!

Patreon support starts at just $5 per month and you will get hours and hours of content not available to the public. And with that you will also have the opportunity to become a member of our Private FB group where we have the most amazing group supporting one another through all things pregnancy and parenthood. Head to patreon.com/birthhour to get all the info.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Nov 26, 2020

When Laurel found out that she would give birth to her first child at an overseas military base,  she was elated! Although she was committed to choreographing a local production of Mary Poppins in the third trimester, she thought that pregnancy (having started smoothly) would continue in run-of-the-mill fashion. However, the OBGYN clinic on base recommended  inducing Laurel due to blood pressure concerns.

Take advantage of our Black Friday Deal on Patreon membership thru 11/30 and get two months FREE by selecting the annual  membership at Patreon.com/birthhour!

You can also join our Know Your Options Childbirth Course at https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time/ and use coupon code 100FF for $100 off your enrollment!

Nov 24, 2020

At her 37 week appointment, Hannah’s OBGYN discovered that her baby was in the breech position and had also developed a heart arrhythmia. She was sent to Labor and Delivery for further follow up and an ultrasound. The doctors discovered that her baby was measuring in the 96th percentile for weight and her amniotic fluid levels were lower than they would have liked to see. They were recommending an urgent Cesarean section that evening. Of course, Hannah’s Husband was on the ocean fishing during this time. Luckily, he was able to make it back with an hour and twenty-six minutes before baby was born.

Take advantage of our Black Friday Deal on Patreon membership thru 11/30 and get two months FREE by selecting the annual  membership at Patreon.com/birthhour!

You can also join our Know Your Options Childbirth Course at https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time/ and use coupon code 100FF for $100 off your enrollment!

Nov 22, 2020

Setting boundaries with your loved ones is one of the tricky things about having a baby that no one really talks about in childbirth preparation. But Stephanie and I have both personally dealt with this and we know how important it is so we want to go over how to get on the same page with your partner and how to approach issues with your extended family. Be sure to grab my favorite free printable download yet that goes over some of the questions you should be asking each other and tips on how to navigate and set postpartum boundaries.

Sign up for the Know Your Options Childbirth course at thebirthhour.com/course and use the code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment.

Grab your free download — www.thebirthhour.com/bonus6

Nov 20, 2020

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Nov 19, 2020

After a fast labor with her first child (episode 397), Megan expected to labor quickly with her second, but she was unprepared for just how fast things would happen. Megan was in labor for just under 3 hours and struggled to avoid pushing for the 30-minute car ride to the birth center. She delivered her daughter just 2 minutes after walking barefoot into the birth center.

Nov 18, 2020

When JoAnne was almost 9 months pregnant, Adam contracted the coronavirus and tested positive on two separate occasions several weeks apart. JoAnne and Adam had to spend the last six weeks of her pregnancy completely separated.

Nov 17, 2020

Megan shares about finding out her son, Bert, had Down syndrome during pregnancy, as well as her birth story and about Bert's two surgeries postpartum: having a gastronomy tube placed at two months; and, open-heart surgery at four months.

Nov 13, 2020

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Nov 12, 2020

Rachel shares her two homebirth stories, one with a doula, one without.

 

Info on our Know Your Options Childbirth course can be found at thebirthhour.com/course.

Use coupon code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment!

Nov 10, 2020

Christina shares her three birth and postpartum stories.

Nov 9, 2020

Worrying about giving birth and what your vagina will be like afterwards is completely normal. Naturally, most of us want to do everything possible to reduce the risk of tearing, so today we are discussing this very topic!

Sign up for the Know Your Options Childbirth course at thebirthhour.com/course and use the code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment.

Grab your free download — www.thebirthhour.com/bonus5

Nov 6, 2020

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Nov 5, 2020

Morgan shares her three birth stories and the complications arising during each.

Nov 3, 2020

Brett and her husband went through two IUIs and 5 rounds of IVF. On their fourth round they had two viable embryos and both transfers eventually became her two sons. Brett says the experience of going through IVF nearly broke her but just before it did it she fought back and ending up learning things about herself that she never knew. Since then she has made it her goal to help other women suffering in silence to feel less alone in their struggles with infertility.

Nov 3, 2020

Nearly every laboring person in some capacity will need to cope with contractions unmedicated at some point. Even if you are planning for an epidural, you aren't automatically hooked up to an epidural the moment you feel that first contraction! You will find useful tips in this bonus episode and free download!

Sign up for the Know Your Options Childbirth course at thebirthhour.com/course and use the code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment.

Oct 30, 2020

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Oct 29, 2020

Valerie shares her three birth stories, focusing on her third, Rex, who spent over 3 months in the hospital and had 4 open heart surgeries before he was 8 months old.

Oct 27, 2020

During Nicole's first pregnancy, her baby was diagnosed with a rare intestinal malformation called duodenal atresia. She went into labor at 32 weeks and went on to have a c-section with inadequate anesthesia. Her baby had surgery 3 days after birth and spent a month in the NICU. This experience has helped Nicole better serve her patients as an OB/GYN.

Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins is a board-certified, practicing OB/GYN and mom of 2 who empowers first time moms to feel supported and prepared for pregnancy and birth. Over the last 15 years she’s helped more than 1,000 babies come into this world and has demystified pregnancy and childbirth for thousands more women through her 5-star rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast, her free online birth plan class, and her signature online program - The Birth Preparation Course. Visit her website www.drnicolerankins.com and follow her on Instagram @drnicolerankins.

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Oct 27, 2020

When it comes to dealing with unsupportive hospital staff or conflicting information it can be easy to feel overwhelmed or stunned, especially in the moment. Today Stephanie and I are talking about key phrases to use when you find yourself in one of these situations and other tips to keep in mind so you are prepared for all of the different potential scenarios.

Sign up for the Know Your Options Childbirth course at thebirthhour.com/course and use the code 100OFF for $100 off enrollment.

Grab your free download — How to Handle Tricky Situations with Hospital Staff at thebirthhour.com/bonus3

Oct 23, 2020

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon.

Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in our private Facebook group, and other bonus content.

We are so appreciative of your support!

Oct 22, 2020

Victoria shares the story of her miscarriage, and subsequent birth.

Oct 21, 2020

Natalie is the Pied Piper of twin families around the globe. Founding Twiniversity — the world’s leading support network for multiple birth families — in 2009, she’s become the global influencer for this small niche community. Reaching over a million families a week through Twiniversity’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube channels, moms and dads of twins flock to Twiniversity to find resources, ask questions, explore new products, and find community and support from other twin parents. Natalie is a true connector, bringing parents from all walks of life together, breaking past cultural differences, to share in the highs and lows of parenting twins. Natalie’s book, “What To Do When You’re Having Two” is a global bestseller in Twins & Multiples Parenting.

Oct 20, 2020

After two straightforward, unmedicated births (one hospital birth with an OB, the other a homebirth with a midwife), Grace planned another homebirth with a midwife. Those plans changed immediately when she noticed her baby had stopped moving at 41 weeks and her birth quickly changed to an emergent hospital induction.

Oct 19, 2020

When it comes to finding a hospital, there are some key things to look for to ensure you will be setting yourself up for the most mother-baby friendly care possible!

Today Stephanie and I are talking about questions you can ask prior to choosing where you will give birth. Because many doctors only have privileges at certain hospitals, you may want to look into the hospitals early on in your care when choosing a doctor. Stephanie is a doula, lactation consultant and certified childbirth educator so you will definitely want to soak in all of her amazing knowledge!

Grab your free download: Guide to Finding an Evidence Based Hospital!

You can also go straight to thebirthhour.com/course to sign up for our Know Your Options course today! Use code 100OFF for $100 off your enrollment. 

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