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A Breech Homebirth, with Jessica Winquist

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #2

We continue with our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today’s story comes from Jessica Winquist, who was determined to have a vaginal birth, even though her daughter was breech. As it turns out, pregnancy ended up being the most stressful part of her experience. Go check out her breech homebirth story.

 

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A Glorious VBAC, with Kally McConnell

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2017 #1

Happy Summer, northern hemisphere! With this episode we kick off our 2017 “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 11 weeks, I’m switching  the spotlight from the birth pros to the mighty mamas, who share what real-life birth looks like. Today, Kally McConnell shares her glorious VBAC story, all the things she did differently to prepare compared with her first birth, and how there was no time for the tub. Check it out!

 

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VBAC Facts, with Jen Kamel

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #113

There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to having a vaginal birth after a cesarean, with many people being told they are not allowed to VBAC. Often the risks of having a VBAC are exaggerated, while the risks of repeat cesareans are downplayed or not even brought up. That’s an unbalanced conversation that does not allow you to make a true informed choice. What are the facts? Jen Kamel has answers. Check it out.

 

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Effects of sleep deprivation, with Dr. Kimberly Fenn

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #112

If you have a baby in your life, it’s a given that you’re not getting enough sleep, but how does that deprivation affect your mind, body and mood? How does it relate to weight gain?  Can your body adapt to the lack of sleep? Do micro-naps help or hinder? What about regular naps? Dr. Kimberly Fenn has answers. Check it out.

 

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Dealing with Birth Fears, with Alexia Leachman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #111

Birth is filled with uncertainty, and with that come the fears and what ifs: what if something goes wrong, what if the pain is too much, what if my wishes aren’t respected, What if I need a cesarean, what if I poop? All are valid, but not very helpful feelings. So how can you deal with them? Alexia Leachman has answers. Check it out.

 

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Dealing with Family & Visitors, with Kate Turza

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #110

When it comes to pregnancy, birth choices and baby care, everyone seems to have an opinion. So what happens when your choices don’t line up with the preference of those who surround you, and may even be involved in the care of your baby? Kate Turza tells us more. Check it out.

 

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Back-to-Work Sleep Considerations, with Kim West

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #109

When returning to work, it’s not uncommon for baby to start waking more at night. What can you do ahead of time to support better sleep and minimize these wakings? If your baby starts waking more often, what can you do to survive and better the situation? Kim West has answers. Check it out.

 

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Are you Meditating Yet?, with Anna Gannon

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #108

If you’ve ever said that you don’t have time to meditate, or that you won’t know if you’re doing it right, or frankly, you’re not convinced that it will work, then this episode is for you! Anna Gannon is here to address all those resistance points, along with the wonderful benefits of meditating for fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting. Check it out!

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Place of Birth as Your #1 Cesarean Risk, with Dr. Neel Shah

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #107

Today we’re taking a look at how the hospital you choose, can be your #1 risk of having a Cesarean. Cesarean rates have increased 500% in one generation, and they are now the most common surgery performed on human beings anywhere in the work. About of them half may be unnecessary. How did we get to this, and what can you do about it? Dr. Neel Shah has answers. Check it out!

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Weight Gain & Nutrition, with Genevieve Howland

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #106

For a lot of people, the idea of gaining weight -even if for such a fabulous cause as pregnancy- can be stressful. Genevieve Howland is here to talk about ways you can tackle your anxiety, triggers, and body image issues as well how to easily establish good nutrition habits that can serve you past pregnancy and postpartum. Check it out!

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