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Birth Story Podcast

Summary: Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story Media™. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like?" "What does the day of labor look like?" "What is a Doula?" I want every mom's birth story to be peaceful, happy and a memory that they will love to share. Birth Story podcast is my way to provide childbirth education through story telling in the comfort of your home and to prepare a mom for motherhood with any birth story that unfolds for their pregnancy, labor and delivery. If a pregnant mom uses an OBGYN, a midwife, a doula, a birth doula, or has a home birth, water birth, natural birth, C-section, cesarean birth, hospital birth, medicated birth, epidural birth, pitocin birth, an induction or induced labor, are having multiple babies or a single baby, a birth plan or no birth plan; I started this podcast to help moms learn and prepare for their labor and delivery and birth though birth story telling. BIRTH STORY PODCAST INSTAGRAM: BIRTH STORY PODCAST FACEBOOK: LOOKING FOR A DOULA IN CHARLOTTE, NC? HIRE MyDoulaHeidi: BIRTH STORY PODCAST SHOWNOTES:

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 59: Meet Jodi Part 2 Homebirth in the US after an Int'l home birth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:03
 58 Meet Jodi Part 1: Homebirth in Colombia South America as an American | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:33
 57 Brook Machin Last Minute Swap to Homebirth due to COVID restrictions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:54

Brook decides on a home birth for baby #2 after hiring a doula and preparing for a hospital birth. And get this-she kept it secret to her friends and family! Learn all about autonomous birthing and her wonderful homebirth on today's episode.

 56 Meet Brooke. Unmedicated Hospital Birth. Later contracted COVID. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:20

Brooke is one of my doula clients and she was featured in last week's episode (episode 55) when we visitied True Rest Float Spa to try out float therapy while pregnant. This episode was the very beginning of COVID. I was able to attend Brooke's birth in person, but then the world shut down. We opted for a Zoom postnatal and on a whim I hit record when she was retelling her birth story.

 55 Pregnancy & Float Spa Therapy with a Midwife, Doula, and a Pregnant Mom! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:46

I sit down with Dr. Alex Montgomery, CNM and Brook Craft, NP and the owner of True Rest Float Spa in Charlotte, NC Doug Centola. We talk about the safety of floating (in our professional opinions) and the research behind this amazing relaxation venue.

 54 Happy Home Birth Podcast with Katelyn Fusco on their home birth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:44

Imagine your ideal birth.  Where are you?  Who is with you?  In what position are you laboring?  Listen in to hear Katelyn’s most recent birth story.  Her experience was “magical,” as she was surrounded with exactly the right people in exactly the right time– it was a peaceful, undisturbed birth.  Katelyn set up her birthing space very intentionally and set her mind to the exact kind of labor she wanted to experience.

 53 Ashley Faldmo, Her Viral Birth Photo & The Accidental Home Birth with the Fire Department Birth Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:58

53 Ashley Faldmo, Her Viral Birth Photo & The Accidental Home Birth with the Fire Department Birth Story

 52 Saxonny Rich on Birthing in Brooklyn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:04

Birthing in Brooklyn and all New Yorkers who relate to having to take an Uber ride at the end of labor to the hospital.  Saxonny made the bold decision to preserve her fertility. But awhile later found herself pregnant naturally with her partner. She took preparing for labor as seriously as preparing for a major athletic event.  We learn all of her best tips and tricks for a healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery. 

 51 THE BIRTH LOUNGE CEO TRANQUILITY BY HEHE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:41

Heidi & HeHe sit down for an hour and chat all about the role of the doula and why HeHe started The Birth Lounge. What you can learn from this episode: How to seek out the best doula to fit your needs.

 50 Birth Stories with Sam from the Doula Collective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:33

This episode is what happens when two birth geeks sit down and chat about birth stories. Meet Sam from the Carolina Doula Collective as she shares about her amazing births.

 49 Quarantine Tips with Doula Sam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:20

Heidi catches up with Sam from The Carolina Doula Collective about the state of birthing during COVID-19. Everything from last minute switches from hospital to home births to virtual doula services and everything in between. These two power doulas share all of their best tips for a safe and successful birth despite the restrictions being brought by the corona virus pandemic.

 48: 5 Home Births Over the Course of 20 Years with Melissa Rae Irish-Miller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:16

Today's episode is an episode SWAP from the amazing DIAH Podcast with hosts Matthew and Sarah Bivens In today’s episode we chat with Melissa Rae Irish-Miller. I’m not even really sure with where to begin with this episode or what to tell you as far as the highlights...because there are too many!


Wow! This power couple Matthew and Sarah Bivens are the hosts behind the Doing it at Home (DIAH) Podcast. I am so excited that they came on the Birth Story Podcast to share their journey from leaving the traditional OBGYN setting and adventuring into the world of home birth. They decided to document this big decision and revolutionize the way that parents plan and prepare for home births. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! And don’t forget to subscribe to their podcast too!

 46 MOTHERING WITH GRACIE DAVIS Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:14

Make sure to start with Part 1 Episode 45

 45 FREE BIRTH WITH GRACIE DAVIS POWER LIFTER Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:30


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