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The Holistic Stages of Birth, with Whapio (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #57

We try to make birth practical by measuring, overseeing and monitoring it, when really, it’s an experience that flows seamlessly from one stage to another, taking the birthing woman deep into laborland. How can we better describe what she goes through? Whapio describes the holistic stages of birth and tells us more.

In this first episode of a 2 part series, we start with embarking into labor, and just past what is usually considered as transition. Next week we move through the “rest and be thankful” phase, all the way to the birth of the baby, the magic that happens in the first moments, and the weaving of the story that goes on for ever.

 

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From a podcast listener: 3VBAC hotel waterbirth!

Recently I received this email from a Birthful podcast listener:

Hi Adriana,
Just wanted to share my latest birth story with you. Still love the show, i even got my midwife loving it! Sorry for the typos. I did this on my phone with a wiggly toddler climbing on me and trying to breastfeed lol.

Thanks, Olivia

I ‘m honored that she chose to share this with me. With her permission, I’m equally honored to share it with all you. Here it is:

Lincoln Everett Shook’s Birth Story

Before the Birth

Baby was due on Sunday October 25th. On the Friday morning before we packed up and made the scenic trip through the Rocky Mountains on the Pine Pass. It was a beautiful day unseasonably warm, and sunny. The leaves had already fallen and the mountains where left grey and green looking rather naked, waiting for their annual blanket of snow to tuck them in for the winter.

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Stillbirths and Infant Deaths, with Amy Wright Glenn

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #45

Nothing can prepare a person for the tragedy of losing a baby, along with the hopes and dreams of being a parent to that child. How to cope? What to expect? How to get helpful support? Amy Wright Glenn helps us to compassionately navigate this difficult reality.


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Birthing like a Rock Star, with Gena Kirby & Lesley Everest

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #41

Want to birth like a rock star? Research tells us that it is actually not the specifics of a birth that can lead to a postpartum mood disorder, but rather a mom’s perceptions of those experiences. So how you FEEL about your birth experience is indeed a very big deal. What can you do to make it a good one? Lesley Everest and Gena Kirby help figure it out.


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Birth Prep. Essentials, with Adriana Lozada

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #37

Today’s show is about the essential preparation you need, in order to have the birth you want. Did you know that choosing your care provider and where to give birth, can greatly determine the type of birth you have? What things do you need to consider? Will a birth plan help or hurt? In this episode, I’ll help you find that answers.


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Connecting With Your Baby in Utero, with Penny Simkin

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #36

Today’s show is about connecting with your baby in utero through song. Figuring out a newborn’s needs can be tricky, and sometimes a baby will cry no matter what you do. Wouldn’t it be great to have a tool to help you automatically soothe your child? One that you put in place during pregnancy, that also reduces your stress? Penny Simkin is here to tell us about just that.


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Baby’s Position and Labor Flow, with Gail Tully

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #32

How does your baby’s position affect the flow of labor? Are there things you can do during pregnancy that can help baby get in a better position? Will doing these things help you be more comfortable? Will it make birth easier? The fabulous Gail Tully from Spinning Babies is here to tell us all about baby’s position and labor flow.


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Summer Birth Stories: A quick and non-orgasmic homebirth

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #7

We continue with our Birth stories for the summer series! Today’s stories comes from Stephanie Cusenz Green, who may not have had the orgasmic birth she was hoping for, but still had a fabulous and empowering homebirth.

 


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Summer Birth Stories: A 34 week preemie surprise!

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #6

We continue to explore what real birth looks like, by talking to moms with diverse birth stories. Today’s story comes from Jennifer Gillette, who was caught by surprise at 34 weeks by the birth of her son. Go check out the birth of this preemie!


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Summer Birth Stories: Second babies come quicker… or do they?

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #4

Today’s “Birth Story for the Summer” comes from Danielle Major. Danielle was a little thrown off by the fact that her second baby apparently didn’t get the memo that second babies tend to come quicker, but the reward of finding out whether she had a boy or a girl was worth the wait. Find out how it all unfolds.


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