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The Power in Writing Your Story, with Jaime Fleres

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #120

There’s a unique healing power to writing your birth story, of not having an audience, of getting raw and going to the deep places, rather than just sharing the version suitable for light conversation. How do you get started, and is there a way to make the process a bit easier? What if your birth involved trauma? Jaime Fleres tells us more. Check it out!

 

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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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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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