The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

By Bryn Huntpalmer

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.

Episodes

756| Appendicitis, Long Induction but Gentle Birth and Dealing with Panic Attacks Postpartum - Isabel Malone

Sponsor: Download the free to use Oath Care app from oathcare.com or in the App Store or Google Play. 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!
26/01/23·56m 46s

755| Multiple Miscarriages, and Induction after Cervical Cerclage Removal - Sarah Cocke

Sponsor: Fairhaven Health - Get 15% off of all products with the code BirthHour15 at www.fairhavenhealth.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!
24/01/23·43m 4s

754| Postpartum Story: Multiple Infections During Recovery and Cross Country Move - Baylee Engelhardt

This episode is part of our postpartum series 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!
19/01/23·58m 39s

753| Traumatic Hospital Birth, Well Supported Home Birth Transfer and Breastfeeding Challenges to Triumph - Kelsey Contreras

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!
17/01/23·1h 4m

752| Dual-Military Family Positive Birth Center Birth - Gretchen Sinkovitz

Sponsors: Go to woolino.com/thebirthhour and use the coupon code BIRTHHOUR for 15% off. Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
12/01/23·37m 23s

751| Hospital Induction for Hypertension & Empowering Homebirth followed by NICU Stay - Jess Nadeau

Links This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR15 for 15% off your first purchase at kindredbravely.com Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off Beyond the First Latch Course
10/01/23·1h 15m

750| Unmedicated Hospital Birth During Stressful Time - Kate Eskuri

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!
05/01/23·1h 11m

749| Two Fast Labors - Hospital and Homebirth Birth Stories - Jill Clapper

Sponsor: Head to Grove.com/BIRTHHOUR to get a free starter set worth up to $50 with your first order. 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!
03/01/23·35m 34s

748| Postpartum Story: Exclusively Pumping & Pelvic Floor Recovery - Katie Barnes

This episode 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!
29/12/22·47m 7s

747| 3 Very Different Births, Infant Loss, and Navigating Life in the "Sad Mom Club" - Julia Dixon

Sponsors: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! Reel Paper: Go to reelpaper.com/birthhour and sign up for a subscription using code BIRTHHOUR at checkout, you’ll automatically get 30% off your first order and FREE SHIPPING! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
20/12/22·1h 2m

746| Mental Health Journey after Traumatic Birth and Postpartum - Whitney Voss

This episode 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!
15/12/22·41m 39s

745| Two Beautiful Hospital Births—One with an Epidural and One Without - Kate DelloStritto

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!
13/12/22·51m 2s

744| Longer 2nd Birth with Amazing Female Support in Hospital - Liz Marnik

Liz is back sharing her 2nd Birth. Listen to her first story (episode 362) via our archives at patreon.com/birthhour. 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!
08/12/22·1h 6m

743| Pregnancy After 40: Cesarean & VBAC Birth Stories - Pat Santana

Links This episode is sponsored by Kindred Bravely. Use code BIRTHHOUR15 for 15% off your first purchase at kindredbravely.com Support The Birth Hour via Patreon! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course - Use Code 100OFF for $100 off Beyond the First Latch Course  
06/12/22·1h 8m

742| Postpartum Breastfeeding Challenges + Career Change After Ideal Birth Center Birth - Julie Rosenberg

This episode 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!
29/11/22·1h 5m

741| Redeeming Unmedicated VBAC Despite Complication with Vaginal Septum - Hannah Wildhaber

Hannah is back to share her VBAC birth. Listen to Hannah's First episode via our archives. Sponsors: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
17/11/22·57m 32s

740| Two Positive Post-dates Induction Birth Stories - Whitney Stock

Sponsors: Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR Reel Paper: Go to reelpaper.com/birthhour and sign up for a subscription using code BIRTHHOUR at checkout, you’ll automatically get 30% off your first order and FREE SHIPPING! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
15/11/22·46m 27s

739| Postpartum Story: High Blood Pressure, Hemangiomas, and Blood in Baby's Stool - Jenny Novak

This episode 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!
10/11/22·1h 5m

738| Unmedicated 18 Hour Active Labor in South African Hospital - Alice Toich

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!
08/11/22·1h 12m

737| Postpartum Depression and Struggling to Bond with Baby - Alena Dillon

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!
03/11/22·33m 51s

736| Two Positive Hospital Births (with and without Epidurals) Followed by Challenging Postpartums - Liz Maughan

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!
01/11/22·1h 9m

735| Miscarriage During Covid, Positive Hospital Birth with Failed Epidural and Episiotomy - Angela Gentile

Sponsor: Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course (code 100OFF for $100 off) Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
27/10/22·37m 45s

734| Unmedicated Hospital Birth, Peaceful & Healing Homebirth, and Loss Following a Pallister-Killian Syndrome Diagnoses - Katie Kirk

This episode 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!
25/10/22·1h 8m

733| Overcoming Birth Anxiety with Baby Number 4 - Jessey Christian

Jessey is back to share her 4th and most recent birth. Listen to Jessey's First episode via our archives. Sponsors: Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
18/10/22·57m 39s

732| Planned Homebirth to Early Onset of Labor and Hospital Birth - Amanda Callahan

Sponsors: BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/birthhour. Reel Paper: Go to reelpaper.com/birthhour and sign up for a subscription using code BIRTHHOUR at checkout, you’ll automatically get 30% off your first order and FREE SHIPPING! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
17/10/22·55m 46s

731| Challenging Postpartum and Breastfeeding after Long but Supportive Homebirth - Krista Ehrenfried

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!
13/10/22·1h 1m

730| Primary Elective C-section and Spontaneous Labor Prior to Elective 2nd Cesarean - Jordy Levin

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!
11/10/22·1h 5m

729| Navigating the NICU and Infant Loss Inspired Jackson Chance Foundation - Carrie Meghie

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!
06/10/22·43m 11s

728| Unexpected Down Syndrome Diagnosis at Birth - Kelle Hampton Rebroadcast

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we are sharing Kelle Hampton's story that was originally published in 2017. 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!
04/10/22·41m 54s

727| Hard and Long 1st Labor, Followed by Pain-free 2nd Birth both at Hospital with Midwives - Grace Anderson

Sponsor: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! 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!
29/09/22·1h 0m

726| Postpartum Story: Conceiving after Large Fibroid Surgery, Gentle Cesarean, and Breastfeeding Challenges -Brooke McKeever

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!
22/09/22·48m 23s

725| Two Hospital Inductions: NICU Stay with 1st and Cesarean Birth with 2nd after Failed Epidural - Kyra Jean

Sponsors: Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
20/09/22·53m 53s

724| Infertility, Using an Egg Donor, & Hospital Birth Story - Kimberly Mace

In this rebroadcast, Kimberly Mace discusses her fertility journey using an egg donor and hospital birth story. Links: Sponsors: Today's episode is sponsored by Caraway Home. Visit Carawayhome.com/BIRTHHOUR to take advantage of a limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. 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!
19/09/22·54m 42s

723| Fast Unmedicated Hospital Birth After Multiple Miscarriages + Healing from a Brain Injury - Madison Enns

Sponsors: Simply Magnetic Me: Go to simplymagneticme.com/birthhour and use Promo code: BIRTHHOUR Reel Paper: Go to reelpaper.com/birthhour and sign up for a subscription using code BIRTHHOUR at checkout, you’ll automatically get 30% off your first order and FREE SHIPPING! Other Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
15/09/22·55m 48s

722| Traumatic Hospital Birth Followed By Healing Hospital Birth Story - Mary Catherine Starr

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!
13/09/22·1h 2m

721| Postpartum Story: Triple Feeding, Granulation Tissue, and Finding Support Postpartum - Gina McCleary

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!
08/09/22·1h 8m

720| Induction without Pain Meds after Pregnancy with Low-lying Placenta, Breech Baby, and Hypertension - Lilly Scott

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!
06/09/22·1h 11m

719| Hospital Birth with Epidural after Fast Unmedicated Birth Previously - Lauren Alexander

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!
01/09/22·1h 16m

718| Uneventful Pregnancy, Marathon Labor, and Hard Postpartum - Megan Taylor

Links: 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!
30/08/22·30m 29s

717| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Doula and Leaving NYC During Covid - Claire Manix-Cramer

Sponsor: Go to 8Sheep.com and use the code BIRTHHOUR for 10% off your purchase! 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!
25/08/22·42m 56s

716| Epidural-free Induction VBAC Birth Story and Having Covid Postpartum - Allison Lynch

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!
23/08/22·50m 25s

715| Two Hospital Births and a Homebirth: all Beautiful and Healing - Mary Johnson

Links: Sponsors: Today's episode is sponsored by Caraway Home. Visit Carawayhome.com/BIRTHHOUR to take advantage of a limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. 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!
15/08/22·46m 11s

714| Doctor Advocates for Patient in Hospital Birth and Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK) Diagnosis - Kellie Brandt

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!
11/08/22·57m 27s

713| Postpartum Experience After Unmedicated Induction Birth - Kalen Andelin

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! Kalen's first Birth Hour episode
09/08/22·1h 4m

712| Birth Center Birth Story & Postpartum Experience - Bekah Martinez

In this rebroadcast from 2020, Bekah shares how she 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. 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!
04/08/22·59m 5s

711| Labor & Delivery Nurse tells her Hospital Birth Story - Isabel Jean

In this replay from an episode in 2020, Isabel shares how she went into labor while working a night shift as an L&D nurse at the hospital she was delivering. 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!
02/08/22·40m 42s

710| Postpartum Depression and Anxiety During Covid-19 Pandemic - Clarice Amorim Freitas

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! Clarice's first Birth Hour episode
28/07/22·55m 36s

709|Induction at 42 Weeks - Danielle Walish

In this rebroadcast from 2019, Danielle shares the story of her induction at 42 weeks pregnant. Links: Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Beyond the First Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
26/07/22·26m 37s

708| Mom of 5 Journey to Unmedicated Childbirth - Meg Holt

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!
25/07/22·1h 2m

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

In this rebroadcast from 2020, Laura shares the story of birthing her fraternal twin girls, their NICU stay, and navigating breastfeeding. Show notes links: 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!
21/07/22·54m 50s

706| Two Unmedicated Hospital Births and Getting Help with PPA & PPD - Sarah Matlock

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!
19/07/22·56m 7s

705| Postpartum Anxiety, Grief, and Virtual Therapy - Elizabeth Houston

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! Elizabeth's first Birth Hour episode
14/07/22·57m 19s

704| Long Labor, Processing Unexpected Cesarean Birth and Postpartum Anxiety - Candice Bennett

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!
12/07/22·50m 32s

703| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Midwife + Surviving Colic and Precipitous Second Birth (Part II) - Heidi Mills

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!
07/07/22·51m 24s

702| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Midwife + Surviving Colic and Precipitous Second Birth (Part I) - Heidi Mills

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!
05/07/22·40m 14s

701| RN Goes from Hospital to Homebirth + Thriving Postpartum with a Plan - Brianne Taggart

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!
30/06/22·49m 53s

700| Slow Labor turned Fast After Water Breaks Birth Story - Kavisa Wood

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!
28/06/22·47m 48s

699| Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part II - Von Lane

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
23/06/22·55m 9s

698| Pandemic Homebirth at 41w +5d Birth Story Part I - Von Lane

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!
21/06/22·50m 22s

697| Two Birth Stories and Perineal Massage - Dr. Joanna Ellington (encore)

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.
16/06/22·1h 11m

696| Positive Birth After Emergency Abdominal Surgery in Pregnancy and NICU Stay - Joy Randolph

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!
14/06/22·59m 32s

695| Birth Center Birth, 2nd Pregnancy Birth Fears with Positive Unplanned Epidural - Jacoby Andrick

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!
09/06/22·50m 46s

694| Induction for Gestational Hypertension followed by Redemptive Birth Center Birth - Misha Lujan

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!
07/06/22·54m 52s

693| When You Want an Epidural But Can't Get One - Megan Baca

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
04/06/22·45m 30s

692| 12lbs 3oz Cesarean Birth + HBAC (Homebirth After Cesarean) - Diana Forsell

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
02/06/22·1h 9m

691| Precipitous Birth at 36 weeks, with Challenging Postpartum + Food Allergies - Bonnie Anderson

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
31/05/22·1h 8m

690| Positive Epidural Hospital Birth and Unmedicated Birth Center Birth Stories - Anna Stadick

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!
26/05/22·52m 9s

689| Birth as a College Student, Birth Center Birth, and Hospital Induction - Amelia Villada

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!
24/05/22·1h 4m

688| Postpartum Story - Emergency Cesarean, Navigating Breastfeeding and NICU Stay - Amanda Jamison

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
19/05/22·55m 18s

687| Two Positive Unmedicated Birth Stories - Birthing Center and Unexpected Car Birth - Ashley Boone

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!
17/05/22·1h 1m

686| Managing Gestational Diabetes, plus Two Vessel Cord, and Breastfeeding/Pumping Discussion - Rebecca Minkoff

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!
12/05/22·43m 1s

685| Undisturbed Home Birth Story - Clarké Lunara

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!
10/05/22·44m 17s

684| Planned Birth Center Birth Turned Emergency Induction and C-Section - Jewel Broussard

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!
05/05/22·36m 35s

683| Empowering Hospital Birth with Midwives After Infertility - Liz Parker

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!
03/05/22·58m 11s

682| Unplanned Cesarean & Healing Postpartum - Lindsey Todisco

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
01/05/22·56m 48s

681| Postpartum Story: Managing Anxiety and Depression, SNS Nursing System, and Finding Support - Sophie McMinimee

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
28/04/22·45m 48s

680| Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Severe Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and OCD During Covid Lockdown - Nicole Turcotte

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!
26/04/22·58m 10s

679| Difficult Induction Followed by Fast Almost Car Birth Story - Destiny Barr

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!
21/04/22·44m 21s

678| Creating a Homebirth atmosphere in the Hospital - Paula Mallis

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/
19/04/22·55m 42s

677| Fast Austin Birth Center Birth - Jamie Dorobek

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!
16/04/22·26m 2s

676| Misdiagnosed Gestational Diabetes, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, and Peaceful Epidural Birth Story - Sarah Deming

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!
14/04/22·55m 48s

675| Using Homeopathy in Pregnancy and Birth Center Birth in South Africa - Nkite Magale

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. 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 Latch Course (comes free with KYO course) Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!
12/04/22·52m 6s

674| Postpartum Story: Breastfeeding Struggles and Partner's Mental Health Crises - Shannon Coyne

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
09/04/22·51m 29s

673| Unmedicated, Empowering Hospital Births & Postpartum Fever - Aleesha Wiest

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
07/04/22·1h 3m

672| Cholestasis, Emergency C-Section, IUGR Induction w/ Successful VBAC - Emily Taylor

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!
05/04/22·57m 56s

671|Postpartum Story with Kelly Batchelder

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
31/03/22·51m 11s

670| Hospital Epidural Birth Followed by Unmedicated Hospital Births - Erin Odom

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: 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!
29/03/22·48m 29s

669| Postpartum Discussion with Erica Chidi

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!
24/03/22·54m 31s

668| Unexpected Homebirth Birth Story - Amia Paulemon

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!
22/03/22·21m 52s

667| Precipitous Unmedicated Hospital Birth with Bradley Method - Ariel D'Souza

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!
17/03/22·1h 12m

666| Prenatal Critical Heart Defect (CCHD) Diagnosis and Medically Assisted Birth - Amy Porter

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!
15/03/22·1h 0m

665| Pediatrician Navigating Pregnancy, Birth, and New Motherhood during a Pandemic -Megana Dwarakanath

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!
10/03/22·39m 34s

664| Epidural Free Pitocin Hospital Birth with Midwife, Doula, and Hands On Partner -Rana Campbell

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!
08/03/22·35m 52s

663| Prodromal Labor & Hospital Birth with Postpartum DVT (Part II) - Lexie Smith

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!
03/03/22·46m 40s

662| Prodromal Labor & Hospital Birth with Postpartum DVT (Part I) - Lexie Smith

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!
01/03/22·45m 49s

661|Pregnancy and Birth in Addiction Recovery with MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) on Methadone -Shannon O'Connor

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!
24/02/22·55m 10s

660| Birth Center Birth Stories: Marathon and Smooth Restful Birth - Allison Lauderdale

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!
22/02/22·32m 33s

659| Fast Hospital Births with Midwives, Miscarriage and Power of Educating Yourself - Sarah Moyer

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!
17/02/22·1h 11m

658| Empowering VBAC After Fearful Cesarean Birth Story - Marilys Vega [Encore]

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!
15/02/22·1h 11m
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