The Birth Hour
About This Show
The Birth Hour is a podcast created for mothers to come together to share their childbirth stories. 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 birth stories from women willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
Most Recent Episode
123| A Survivor's Birth Story: How Sexual Assault Affects Childbirth - Alexis Milneck
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Alexis is a survivor of sexual assault, and never once considered how that experience would impact her birth until she read “When Survivors Give Birth” for her Doula training. It was life changing and made her realize why she hit a wall in both of her births. She shares how her birth center and hospital births were both impacted by the fact that she never felt completely safe and therefore wasn't relaxing and opening to give birth. Alexis hopes to use her experience to hold space with other survivors and let them know their birth can actually set them free. Alexis is passionate about every woman’s right to have informed and supported births. She tirelessly planned and prepared for her own natural births, only to be greatly disappointed by the need for intervention. Her own struggle with accepting her births inspired her to become a doula and build a holistic practice that incorporates not only birth and postpartum support services, but that also recognizes the link between birth and mental health. She created the Mindful Mama Collective with the hope of helping other mamas feel confident and supported as they heal and grow into new motherhood.
Rated 5 out of
Just loved the pregnancy stories. Unique pregnancy stories.Extremely useful for every woman @ mykitaabcast
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of
Inspirational birth stories!
It's humbling and empowering to hear these mothers share their birth stories! What a great podcast!
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of
Where do I even begin? I am 20 years old and no where near close to having children..BUT I FREAKING LOVE this podcast! People my age think I am such a weirdo or gross because I listen to Birth Stories, but I feel empowered because of how knowledgeable I am about birth at a relatively "young" age from listening to this podcast! My friends and I talk about everything under the sun and many of them have older siblings that have babies or are pregnant. We always talk about how our lives will be with children and we even sometimes talk about birth. I always feel so knowledgable talking about this because I have listened to almost all of these episodes. I also LOVE to show them pictures on The Birth Hour's Instagram and how their faces light up because they also agree how beautiful they are (although some girls think its gross, but I assure them that its what women were made to do!). I seriously feel like we Bryn and I are friends or something because I have listened so much and she is the sweetest! I am so interested in birth now and I think it is soo beautiful and so normal. In fact, anyone that I know is pregnant, I always recommend listening to this podcast because it is so amazing! And I keep asking them if they listened so I make sure that they do haha! Anyways, I just wanted to thank this podcast for allowing me to be so knowledgable about my future births so many years in advanced. I now know what kind of birth I want and why. Hopefully, when I have babies, I will be able to share my birth stories with Bryn and be featured on this podcast! A must-listen to show!
Date published: 2016-11-22