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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.

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!

Apr 14, 2022

Sarah shared her first birth story on episode 402 (available in our Patreon archives) and is back today to share her more recent birth.

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!

Apr 12, 2022

Nkite gave birth to her baby girl through an unmedicated vaginal birth at a birth center in South Africa. Her baby was born 2 weeks early and she had a doula supporting her and her husband during the birth.

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Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

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Apr 9, 2022

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

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Apr 7, 2022

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

Links

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com

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

Beyond the First Latch Course

Mar 31, 2022

This postpartum series is in partnership with Ergobaby. Check our 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

Mar 29, 2022

In this rebroadcast, Erin shares that she didn't do a lot of research before her first birth, although she wanted to have a natural birth since her mom had done so. She ended up being induced with pitocin, getting an epidural, and then an episiotomy which led to a 4th degree tear. For her subsequent births, she hired a doula, gave birth in the hospital with midwives, and had the natural births she wanted.

Show notes links:

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

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

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Mar 24, 2022

Erica Chidi is the Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, a wellbeing platform empowering women through sexual and reproductive health education. Bryn Discusses postpartum preparation and survival with her. Listen to hear some amazing bits of wisdom from Erica.

Today's episode is sponsored by Ergobaby. Check out all of their amazing baby carriers at ergobaby.com.

The Birth Hour Links:

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

Beyond the Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 22, 2022

Amia shares the story of her unexpected homebirth where her mom caught the baby!

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 50 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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 17, 2022

Ariel shares about her quick labor and unmedicated hospital birth after preparing for birth with a Bradley Method course.

Links:

Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

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

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 15, 2022

Amy Porter describes her fertility and pregnancy journey with her second child as “a delicate balance of luck and chaos.” From the accidental thawing of their donor sperm units before her IUI treatment to the routine ultrasound that discovered their son’s fatal heart defect amidst the global pandemic, Amy’s second journey to parenthood definitely was not what she and her wife imagined it would be.

With the help of a team of medical professionals, the Porter family was able to prepare themselves mentally and emotionally for the birth of a critically ill newborn who would require open-heart surgery within his first few days of life to survive. Listen and learn about just how common of a birth experience this is and what parents can do at their 20-week anatomy scan to advocate for the heart health of their children.

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!

Mar 10, 2022

Megana shares her experience as a pediatrician navigating pregnancy, birth, and postpartum during the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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 (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 8, 2022

Rana is mom to a 17 month old baby boy who she delivered pain medication free after 40 long, but exciting hours of labor. 

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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 3, 2022

This is part two of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth followed by a postpartum DVT experience.

Links

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com

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

Beyond the First Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 3, 2022

This is part two of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth followed by a postpartum DVT experience.

Links

This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR for 20% off at kindredbravely.com

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

Beyond the First Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Mar 1, 2022

This is part one of Lexie's story of a long prodromal labor and hospital birth. In part two she will finish telling her birth story and share about her postpartum DVT experience.

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 Latch Course

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 24, 2022

Shannon shares her experience having a baby while in Addiction Recovery and taking Methadone.

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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 22, 2022

Both of Allison’s births were unmedicated natural labors ending in a tub at the Fort Worth Birthing & Wellness Center. However, Allison nicknamed her first birth, to her son, the birth marathon. It was long, hard, and full of exercise. Her second birth she nicknamed the sweetest surprise. It was still hard, but full of rest until pushing out a baby girl!

Sponsor KiwiCo Get 50 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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 17, 2022

Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour.

Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course

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

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 15, 2022

Mari became pregnant with her second child in September of 2018. After an anxiety-ridden fearful c-section 2 years prior, due to failure to descend, she was determined to have a VBAC!  She experienced a lot of push back from doctors, family, and her partner. Ultimately after facing her anxiety, getting her partner on board and breaking down all her VBAC fears, she was successful in birthing her son via VBAC in May of 2019.

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!

Feb 10, 2022

Grace shares her two cesarean breech births in New Zealand.

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!

Feb 8, 2022

Kelsey shares her two birth stories and postpartum experiences. Overall, Kelsey believes her empowering birth and postpartum experiences were due to lots of physical and mental preparation, as well as unwavering support from her husband, family, coworkers, and friends. 

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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 8, 2022

Kelsey shares her two birth stories and postpartum experiences. Overall, Kelsey believes her empowering birth and postpartum experiences were due to lots of physical and mental preparation, as well as unwavering support from her husband, family, coworkers, and friends. 

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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course)

Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!

Feb 5, 2022

In her own words, Christina shares a bit about her experience as a doula participating in the world of birth: "I find that as a new birth worker I tell the story of how I came to birth work quite lot. But I try to keep my birth story out of my birth worker story as much as possible. I don’t want my clients to feel compelled to compare their story to mine or to worry that I am judging them based on my birth. And since I can’t control people’s thoughts (yet…), an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keeping my birth out of the picture helps both of us keep the focus on the birthing person and what they want. However, I also feel very strongly about people sharing their birth stories. Especially in our society where so much fear and negativity surround birth and positive birth stories are seen as exceptions or “lucky” or shouted down as bragging or preaching. All we can do is speak from a place of compassion and authenticity. This is my experience."

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