The GivingBirthNaturally.com Podcast
will guide you through the pinnacles
and pitfalls of pregnancy and natural childbirth with expert
interviews, helpful tips and
inspirational stories spanning birth beyond the basics,
cultural childbirth practices, new baby care, breastfeeding, and more
so you can make informed decisions for your family. We
believe you are the expert on your body. You possess all
the tools you need to give birth. We
invite you to join us for an empowering experience.
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Week of December 15 | Episode 6
Birth in the UK vs.
you wondered how other countries approach childbirth? What
modern maternity care look like in other developed nations?
to Bellies to BirthCast
Episode 6 or read the full interview transcript
Karen Shopoff-Rooff joins Bellies
to discuss her experiences with the differences between the UK and US
maternity systems, switching providers late in pregnancy and how common
complications can be successfully handled during a home birth.
Week of December 8 | Episode 5
Homebirth After 35
you over 35 and expecting your first child? Do you think
"advanced maternal age" means a hospital birth is your only option? Do
you think homebirth isn't safe after 35?
Mikaela Seligman discusses her decision to have a homebirth at age 39
with her first child.
5 or read the full interview transcript
Week of December 1 | Episode 4
Emergency Cesarean Section
you have an emergency c-section and fear a repeat c-section is your
only option? Do you wish to avoid another cesarean, but are
unsure of your options and afraid complications might happen again?
joins the Bellies to
to discuss her homebirth after emergency
c-section under general anesthesia due to a cord prolapse with her
to Episode 4 or read the full interview transcript
Week of November 24 |
Homebirth After Hospital Birth
Have you previously given birth in the hospital and wonder
whether homebirth is right for you? Are you wondering what a
homebirth is like and how to prepare for one?
Stephanie Precourt, mother of four and author of
joins the Bellies to
to discuss her decision to "break up" with her
OB late in her fourth pregnancy in favor of a midwife-assisted
homebirth, despite having
had 3 positive hospital births.
3 or read the full interview transcript
Week of November 17 |
Homebirth in the UK and Canada
Are you considering a homebirth and live in the UK or Canada?
Do you have questions on your options and whether homebirth
the right choice for you?
Dr. Kerry Woodcock and her husband, Rupert Collins, discuss
their decision to homebirth in the UK
and Canada as well as the differences in the two systems.
Kerry was also the first woman in the UK to give birth using
Hypnobirthing and will be joining us at a later date to discuss her
experiences with this natural childbirth method.
2 or read the full interview transcript
Week of November 10 |
Can Too: Choosing a Homebirth After Cesarean Section
Have widespread hospital bans on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean
section) make a repeat c-section your only hospital birth option? Did
lack of access to VBAC make you choose a homebirth after cesarean
Pamela Udy, President of ICAN, the International Cesarean Awareness
and a HBA2C mother herself,
discusses why more
women are choosing homebirth after cesarean section (HBAC) due to
widespread hospital bans on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean
Episode 1 or read the full interview transcript
On the Next Episode...join us as we speak with mothers who chose
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