Ep 215: An Unpredictable Homebirth with Miriam Kleyner

Which birth story was your birth like? Did you hear an experience that was similar to yours as you prepared, or was your experience totally different from anything you’d imagined?   This week, we’re speaking to Miriam. Miriam is a first time mama to a 9 month old baby girl, Noah Ivy, a social impact…

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Ep 214: Managing Gestational Diabetes and Achieving Homebirth with Cassidy Lilly

Is Gestational Diabetes a birth-ruiner, or is there more to the picture than just a label?   This week, we’re speaking to Cassidy Lilly, a mother to 3 babies, born 3 very different ways. Today we’ll hear Cassidy’s story of cesarean, then medicated vbac, and finally an incredible homebirth. We’ll learn about how she was…

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Ep 213: First Time Peaceful Homebirth as a First Time Foster Mom with Alexis Meisenholder

Change can be tough. How do we integrate the arrival of our new baby? Moreover, how do we integrate the arrival of our new baby mere weeks after the arrival of our foster child and a move into a new home?   Thi week, we’re speaking to Alexis. A foster-turning adoptive mother to a 7-year-old…

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Ep 212: From Mothering Struggle to Success with Blythe Hoerr

What was it like– finding out that you and your spouse were pregnant with your first child? Were you thrilled, shocked… utterly horrified?   This week, we’re speaking to Blythe, and incredible mother to two precious boys. We’re going to hear how Blythe’s entrance into motherhood- beginning at the knowledge of her pregnancy was tumultuous…

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Ep 211: Becoming the Decision-Maker of Your Birth Experience with Courtney Paba

What does it mean to have a ‘good’ homebirth? What does it look like, and how does it feel?   This week, we are speaking with Courtney Paba. I’m so honored to be interviewing Courtney, who was the very first of my students in The Homebirth Collective. Since then, we’ve had many more, including one…

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Ep 210: Opting Out of the Hospital and into Homebirth with Jamie Murphy

What do you consider a normal pregnancy and birth? And how does your idea of normal stand up to the routine birth procedures we find in the industrial-medical complex? Same? Different?   And today we’re speaking with Jamie Murphy. Jamie is a fertility awareness educator with a passion for body literacy and menstrual activism. Through…

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Ep 209: I Wanted to be the BEST Mother. Here’s How Homebirth Prep Helped!

𝗜 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿… 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗲𝗱! So often we get lured into this trap of an idea: you can prepare for Birth, but you can’t really prepare for motherhood. It just happens. ‼️SPOILER ALERT‼️ They’re intimately linked. The problem? Traditional childbirth classes: ➡️ focus on simply avoiding pain. So……

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Ep 208: 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝗜 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹?” – 𝟯 𝗪𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀

“𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝗜 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹?” – 𝟯 𝗪𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 We’ve got to: 1. Stop letting fear drive the bus (he doesn’t even have his license) 2. Determine who you’re willing to gain your information from. 3. Realize that failure has far led to do with outcomes than it does mindset and…

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Ep 207: From Addiction and Homelessness to Hope and Homebirth with Gabrielle Manier

What was life like for you before you became pregnant? Were you pretty much the same person then as you are now, or have you changed drastically?   Today we’ll be speaking with Gabrielle, and precious mother who has truly been pulled from death to life. From addiction to heavy narcotics and homelessness to being…

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Ep 206: Raising Children While Healing Your Inner Child with Greta Zukoff

What do we do if we notice that we have some negative patterns of thinking?  Or maybe we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes over and over…feeling totally blocked.  How can we become unblocked?  How can we view the world from a positive lens.   I’m so thrilled to have my guest today, Greta Zukoff. …

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