Ep 255: Deep Familial Connection Through Homebirth with Anna Rivera

Did you know that you can use your birth to deeply unite your family unit?   Today we’re speaking with Anna, a mother of three precious children with a bend towards all things holistic. Anna and her husband decided to use their third birth experience as a catalyst for the entire family– truly restructuring the…

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Ep 253: Finding Joy While Experiencing Secondary Infertility with Shyla Brown

What happens when becoming pregnant goes from being quick and easy to long, emotional and difficult?   This week, we’re speaking with Shyla Brown, a mother of 4 babes- 3 of whom were born at home. We’ll walk through Shyla’s experiences of pregnancy, which range from fast and unexpected to long-awaited while she struggled with…

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Ep 252: Minerals, Lymph, Fascia, Oh My! With Margaret Barry

How do we encourage optimal growth of our bodies and the bodies of our babies in pregnancy and birth? What are the foundational pieces to this?   This week we’re speaking with Margaret Barry. After a history of restrictive dieting and over-exercising, Margaret decided to seek out a better understanding of physiology that goes beyond…

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Ep 251: A Deeper Understanding of the Transformative Power of Birth with Karey Hoffmann

How can we lean into the primal nature of birth and experience it as the full right of passage that it was designed to be?   Today we’re speaking with Karey, a stay-at-home, soon to be homeschooling mom of three. In this episode, we’ll uncover the work that Karey did, particularly between her second and…

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Ep 250: Coming Into Your Own and Advocating for Your Dream Birth with Cortney Steffensmeier

When birth goes well in all of the physical ways, does that necessarily mean that it carried the emotional depth you desired?   This week we’re speaking with Cortney Steffensmeier.   Cortney is the mother of 3 littles who ignited her passion for breastfeeding and maternal postpartum support. After working for nearly 10 years in…

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Ep 249: Surrendering to Physiological Birth and Motherhood with Jessica Livengood

Surrendering to Physiological Birth and Motherhood with Jessica Livengood   What does it mean to surrender to your birth experience? To surrender to motherhood?   This week’s episode, we’ll be speaking to my friend and Homebirth Collective student Jessica about her experiences with surrender in birth and motherhood. This conversation is so deep and SO…

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Ep 248: Game-Time Birth Decisions with Katelyn and Thomas Fusco

What happens when you live and breathe homebirth, but you can’t quite visualize how you want your birth to unfold. Today I (Katelyn) am sitting down with my husband Thomas to share the birth story of our precious son, Thomas Jr.   For our previous birth stories:Lillian’s BirthJanie’s Birth This Week’s Sponsors:Araza Beauty: Code HOMEBIRTH for…

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Ep 234: Making Birth Choices From a Place of Empowerment with Leigh Anne McGiff

Making Birth Choices From a Place of Empowerment with Leigh Anne McGiff How do we respond to the unexpected? We know we can’t control all of the circumstances of life, but what do we do when we’re faced with new choices that must be made? This week, we’re speaking to my friend and Homebirth Collective…

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Ep 233: Birth in Captivity to the Freedom of Homebirth with Esmeralda Carrillo

From Birth in Captivity to the Freedom of Homebirth with Esmeralda Carrillo How did your birth location make you feel during your birthing experience– confined and imprisoned, or totally set free? This week, we’re speaking to Esmeralda, a mother to 3 children, doula and homebirth shop owner. We’ll hear how Esmeralda went from a confined…

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