Loading Downloads
15Episodes

Due to the rate of unnecessary c-sections, the lack of support and limited options for VBAC moms in the hospital, more and more women are choosing to have their VBAC babies at home. This podcast was created for women to share and listen to stories of Home Birth After Cesarean.

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

May 10, 2021

Katie’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Katie, who is a mother of two. Katie had a cesarean with her first child after her waters ruptured prematurely, and she shares how during that labor she lost track of trusting her body. Katie immediately knew that she wanted something different for her next pregnancy and birth, and she sought out a home birth midwife. With her second pregnancy, Katie's waters once again ruptured prematurely, and she knew that there was a lesson to be learned. Katie goes on to share her HBAC story that includes a breech baby, a prolapsed bladder, and a broken tailbone.

 

Join us as Katie shares her birth stories, how she processed through and faced her fears during both of her births, how not having the healing HBAC that everyone talks about has shaped her perspective, and how she has used her birth experiences to push herself and to help other women. We also discuss how the culture we live in programs us to fear labor and birth, the various "rabbit holes" you uncover when you begin to question the common narrative surrounding pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, and how important it is to change that narrative and the way we talk about pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

May 4, 2021

Samantha’s Cesarean & UBA2C Stories

In today's episode we meet Samantha, who is a mother of four. Samantha's first two children were born via cesarean, despite her plans for a home water birth with each. When Samantha became pregnant with her third child, she was not finding support to have a vaginal birth from her previous home birth midwives or hospital staff, so she decided to pursue an unassisted birth at home. After a healing birth with her third, it was no question to birth unassisted at home again with her fourth child. 

 

Join us as Samantha shares her birth stories, her journey to becoming a doula after the birth of her second child, and how everything she learned as a doula impacted her decisions during her third and fourth pregnancies. We also discuss how the skills to deliver a breech baby have been lost over time, what prenatal care looks like when you take it into your own hands, how birth can transform your perspective and outlook on life, and the differences in the postpartum period after a traumatic birth vs. a healing and redemptive birth.

 

Looking for a birth doula in Ontario? Connect with Samantha on her website here, or on her Facebook page here.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

April 27, 2021

Jennifer’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Jennifer, who is a mother of three. Jennifer's first pregnancy was with twins, and despite her efforts to find support to give birth to them vaginally, she was left with no option but to schedule a cesarean. Jennifer immediately knew that she would not be giving birth to her next child in a hospital, and sought out the care of a midwife to have a home birth. 

 

Join us as Jennifer shares her birth stories and how the normalization of the natural process of twin birth that she grew up knowing has impacted her, her pregnancies and her perception of labor and birth. We also discuss the importance of how language can affect our thoughts around pregnancy and birth, voicing your preferences and choices during birth despite the often heard statement of, "they wouldn't let me ...", the care of a midwife vs. an OB, how family-centered midwifery care can be, and how those present with you during labor and birth can affect your experience. 

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

April 19, 2021

Danielle’s Cesarean, Stillbirth & HBA3C Stories

In today's episode we meet Danielle, who shares her birth stories. Danielle’s first three births were cesareans, followed by a vaginal stillbirth in the hospital. Despite the heartache that stillbirth brought, it gave Danielle a renewed sense of confidence in her ability to have a vaginal birth, and she went on to plan an HBA3C with her next baby.

 

Join us as Danielle shares her birth stories and the emotions that came with each of them. Danielle also talks about how she and her family dealt with and processed the loss of her son, how she came to have confidence in her body after her traumatic births, the lack of information shared regarding risks associated with multiple cesareans, the importance of educating yourself and having a supportive circle, and taking back control and assessing risks in order to make our own personal choices.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

March 29, 2021

Linda’s Cesarean and 3 HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Linda, who is a mother of four. Linda had a cesarean with her first daughter due to breech presentation that was discovered by her OB during the pushing phase of labor, despite Linda's insistence that her baby had been breech for most of her pregnancy. Linda then went on to have home births with her next three children.

 

Join us as Linda shares her birth stories, her struggle with postpartum anxiety and emotionally connecting with her daughter after her cesarean, the process of physically healing after a cesarean and vaginal births, and how to handle and process through fears leading up to labor and birth.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

March 9, 2021

Jillian’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Jillian, who is a Pediatric Behavioral Therapist in Baltimore, Maryland. Jillian had a cesarean with her son due to breech presentation, and then went on to have a home birth with her daughter.

 

Join us as Jillian shares her birth stories and her experiences in advocating for herself and taking back control over her pregnancy, labor and birth choices. We also discuss the emotions that come with planning for a natural birth and feeling let down by an unplanned cesarean, varying opinions and levels of support between providers, and how important it is to feel supported and safe in your birth space.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

March 2, 2021

Jenny’s Eight Birth Stories

In today's episode we meet Jenny, who is a mother of eight. Jenny's birth stories consist of three vaginal, medicated hospital births, an emergency cesarean due to cord prolapse, a medicated hospital VBAC, a cesarean due to breech presentation, and two breech HBACs.

 

Join us as Jenny shares her birth stories and her many different experiences both in birth and as a mother. Jenny also shares about her struggles with postpartum depression and her role as a "medical mom."

 

***TRIGGER WARNING: Two of Jenny's birth stories include hypoxic events at birth and the complications that followed. It is very important to bring awareness to and provide support for this topic, however, if this is upsetting to you it may be best to skip over Jenny's third and eighth birth stories.

 

The Facebook group that Jenny mentions during this episode can be found here.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

February 22, 2021

Sophie’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Sophie. After having a cesarean with her first son, Sophie explores her options, talks to various providers and does some of her own research, which helps her decide to have an HBAC with her second son.

 

Join us as Sophie shares her birth stories and talks about the power and confidence that research and information can bring when making choices for birth, and the physical and emotional differences in postpartum recovery after two different types of births. We also discuss some of the similarities and differences in health care and the birth culture between England and the United States. 

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

February 15, 2021

Julie’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories + The VBAC Link

In today's episode we meet Julie who is a mother of four and co-owner of The VBAC Link. After an unexpected cesarean with her first child, Julie became a doula, found her niche in supporting VBAC moms, co-founded The VBAC Link, and went on to have HBACs with her next three babies.

 

Join us as Julie shares her birth stories and tells us about all of the wonderful things that The VBAC Link has to offer. We also discuss the importance of interviewing multiple doulas and providers to find the right one for you, the difficulty that comes with a surprise pregnancy while experiencing postpartum depression, and working with the hand you're dealt during labor and birth.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.

February 8, 2021

Chelsea’s Cesarean & HBAC Stories

In today's episode we meet Chelsea who is a mother of three. After a cesarean with her daughter, a difficult first year of motherhood, and unsupportive providers who doubted her ability to give birth vaginally, Chelsea decides to have home births with her next two children (one of which was a precipitous labor under 2 hours with a 10 1/2 pound baby!).

 

Join us as Chelsea shares her birth stories and we discuss the negativity that often surrounds home birth, finding balance in the postpartum period, and being confident in the decisions that you make for yourself and your family.

 

Be sure to subscribe to The Home Birth After Cesarean Podcast on your favorite podcast app to be notified when new episodes are available, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the up-to-date information.

 

Want to share your Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) story? Send us an e-mail at hbacpodcast@gmail.com to get in touch.

 

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace advice from qualified medical professionals.