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Surrogate Birth Stories, with Susan Fuller

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #51

 

In this episode, we look at birth stories from the unique perspective of a surrogate mom. Susan Fuller has had three children of her own and has been a gestational surrogate seven times. Her stories includes two sets of twins, two c-sections, three water births, two home births, four vbacs, three inductions, and four unmedicated births. Listen to her insights as she looks back at all her births.

 

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Healing Your Birth Story, with Pam England

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #49

Birth does its own thing, and often it’s harder than expected, even for women whose experience matched their birth plan. How can you heal? Is there a way to prevent birth trauma? Pam England from Birthing From Within tells us more.

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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: Once her water broke…

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #5

Here we go with more birth stories! Today’s stories come for Alexandra Meseke, who’s the mother of a 2 yr. old and a 5 mo. old. Both stories start with her water breaking, and have happy endings, but they unfold very differently.


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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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Summer Birth Stories: Prodromal Labor With a Side of Acupuncture

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #3

We continue with our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series.

Today’s story comes from Adriana Aleman-Crane, who has two adorable girls. Her first birth involved several days of prodromal labor, and if you don’t know what that is, you really want to listen to this episode.


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Summer Birth Stories: Birth and Cheese Tasting

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #1

In this episode we kick off our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 8 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the pros to the amazing mamas, who share their birth stories in order to bust down TV and movie myths, and tell about what real-life birth looks like.  Today we’ll hear from Hinda Mandell and husband Matthew White, who’s fabulous birth involves a cheese tasting.


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