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Birthing Outside the Box
47 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
56. Dorm Room Home Birth with Dr. Emily R
Dr. Emily was still a chiropractic student when she became pregnant. She explored a birth center but ended up choosing a home (on campus) birth with a midwife who she really connected with. She walks us through the beautiful (and sometimes challenging) moments of her birth and postpartum. Dr. Emily's practice, Chiro One, is located in Eauclaire, Wisconsin.
63 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
55. Pregnancy Loss at Home with Alyssa
Alyssa so beautifully shared about her pregnancy loss that she chose to experience at home at 12 weeks gestation. This birth happened in between a not so ideal birth center birth with a "medwife" and a very quick family birth at home. We were so honored to have had Alyssa on the podcast to share this very intimate and beautiful story.
66 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
54. Healing FBAC with Amber
Amber had planned on having a natural hospital birth for her first baby but that unfortunately ended in a traumatic c-section. She had to seek out therapy for a year just to be able to talk about her son's birth. When she became pregnant with her second she knew she would be doing things completely different. She had the most redemptive, healing Free Birth. We also discuss what obstetrical violence looks like, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
47 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
53. Passing Out After Birth with Katelynn
Katelynn is a first time mom who decided to free birth at home. She experienced several different variations including her water breaking at 36.5 weeks and passing out multiple times after her daughter was born.
53 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
52. Birthing in Berlin with Aleksandra
In this episode we get a glimpse of what it is like to birth in Germany. Women's pregnancy and postpartum care is greatly different from what it is like here in the U.S. Aleksandra opted for a birth center for her first but ended up giving birth in the hospital. Her second was a fast home birth. She talks about how important her mindset was for getting pregnant the second time and how managing her stress and seeking help from a therapist was what allowed her to become pregnant.
62 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
51. Two Out of Six Born at Home with Shannon
Shannon is fellow NC mom of six. Her first four hospital births were very traumatic which is what lead her to chose home birth for her most recent two. She thought home birth was "illegal" in NC so she opted for unassisted/freebirths.
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
50. Long Pushing Phase for First Time Mom with Dr. Rebecca
Dr. Rebecca is a classmate of Dr. V's from Chiropractic school and she shares about all of the extensive work, both mentally and physically, that she did to prepare for her home birth. She had a fairly long birth process with a 4 hour pushing phase before welcoming her son earth side.
40 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
49. My Body is Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time All the Time with Janelle
In this episode we interview another member of our MaxLiving family. We cover her four birth stories, a traumatic home birth experience, people you invite into your birth space, the innate power of the human body and much much more. This episode is packed with wisdom for all women, whether you're having your first baby or fifth.
85 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
48. Pain Free Birth with Karen
What an amazing conversation we had with Karen, who is the woman behind the very popular Instagram account Pain Free Birth. She has had 3 pain free home births and shares her birth stories as well as how she did it. Karen now teaches other women how to use their minds to achieve a pain free birth.
42 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
47. Home Birth During Covid with Shelby
Shelby is a first time mom who started her prenatal care in the medical system but switched gears and decided to birth at home after having one too many cold, sterile and impersonal appointments. Not to mention she wasn't about to give birth in a mask.
40 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
46. Different Countries, Same Midwife with Sara
Sara had an extremely traumatic first birth in the hospital. She was given an episiotomy and her baby was vaccinated, both without her consent. Her second birth was also an unpleasant hospital experience. Her third and fourth births were both at home (but in different countries) attended by an amazing midwife @angelamidwife. Sara's UK midwife came to the US to attend her last home birth!
67 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
45. Wild Pregnancy & Freebirth with Lindsey
Lindsey shares with us how the birth of her first born was traumatic but didn't realize it until she "went down the rabbit hole" when her son was 8 months old. She learned that what she experienced was unnecessary and violated her as a woman. She decided to take back her power and went on to have a wild pregnancy (no medical care) and freebirth (no midwife) for her next baby.
40 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
44. Quick, Simple & Perfect with Jena
For Jena's first baby she decided to birth at a midwife center. It came very close to resulting in a hospital transfer, but with Jena's determination and support from her husband, her son was born without transfer. Her second and third were both born at home very quickly, simply and perfect. Jena also shares with us how she decided not to receive the RhoGam shot despite having a negative blood type.
40 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
43. Home Birth & Hashimotos with Emily
Emily was diagnosed with Hashimotos and was told she would never be able to have kids. She didn't accept this as her future and sought out a second opinion from a more holistic doctor. She quickly became pregnant and decided to birth at home with a midwife.
87 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
42. Birth Trauma Awareness Week with Kylie
This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week (which should not be a thing to begin with - which we talk about in the episode) and we speak to Kylie who had a very traumatic first birth in a hospital which resulted in a c-section. She courageously shares her birth story as well as how hard the postpartum period was. She vowed that that would never happen to her again and opted to have a midwife attended home birth for her second baby.
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
41. Channeling the Chiropractic Philosophy During Birth with Courtney M
There was a time in Courtney's life when she felt as though her body was broken and that something was wrong with her. She found chiropractic and integrated the chiropractic philosophy in all aspects of her life. She carried that right in to her pregnancy and birth. Trusting innate intelligence and surrendering to the process got her through a very fast, "early" birth process.
64 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
40. Two Wildly Different Home Birth Experiences with Courtney H
Courtney had worked in a chiropractic office for several years before she was pregnant and that's how she came to know about home birth. Her first home birth was reletively easy and her second was much harder, both mentally and physically. Nonetheless both had great outcomes and she learned a lot along the way.
58 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
39. Home Birth is a Meditation with Elizabeth
Elizabeth had a pretty straight forward, fast and uncomplicated hospital birth with her first baby and yet she still chose to birth at home for her second. She explains how she came to that decision as well as the decision not to share that information with her family. She also so beautifully refers to home birth as a form of meditation!
49 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
38. 44 Weeks Gestation, TWICE with Oliva
Oliva carried both her babies to 44 weeks and proceeded to have very long birth processes. Both lasting 7+ days. In this episode we talk about variations of normal, having faith in your body and how birthing at home is impacting generations to come.
51 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
37. PART 2: 6 Birth Stories with Fantasy & Birth Author Bree Moore
Enjoy part 2 of Bree's home birth stories! Don't forget to check her out on instagram @birth_becomes_her and check out her books!
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