Birth As We Know It ™️

Kiona Nessenbaum

Birth As We Know It ™️ is a podcast that is dedicated to sharing birth stories and experiences to help normalize and recognize the different ways in which birth can unfold. You will hear birth stories and experiences from the perspective of the storyteller. That includes birthing people, partners, providers, birth workers, and more! This podcast was created to be a place where people can learn more about pregnancy and birth all while hearing about what really happens in the birth space.

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Ep.57-Lori Mortimore-Vaginal Birth-Sebastian-Labor With Love Washington
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Ep.57-Lori Mortimore-Vaginal Birth-Sebastian-Labor With Love Washington
In this episode, Lori shares her quick birth experience with her son Sebastian and the lengths her family went through to be by her side. She also dives into the importance of preparing for postpartum during or before your pregnancy and how her personal experience led her to birth work. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Labor With Love Wa: https://laborwithlovewa.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.netBradley Method: https://www.bradleybirth.com/ Definitions:Small for Gestational Age (SGA)Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) use on InfantsTongue-TieNewborn Jaundice Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep.56-Kirsten Spitz-2 Vaginal Births-Logan & Lincoln-Apex Chiropractic WA
03-04-2024
Ep.56-Kirsten Spitz-2 Vaginal Births-Logan & Lincoln-Apex Chiropractic WA
In this episode, Kirsten talks about getting pregnant in her last year of grad school and how after she gave birth her school was very strict and provided very little accommodations to support her new family. She also talks about what it was like to get pregnant while running a chiropractic business with her husband to then find out the world is shut down by COVID 19 leading them to be concerned about how they will financially afford another child due to the unknown of what the pandemic will bring.  Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Apex Chiropractic WA: https://www.apexchiropracticwa.com/  Pacific Wellness & Lactation: https://www.pwlactation.com/ Expecting & Empowered Workout App: https://www.expectingandempowered.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.netMedi-Honey: Amazon Link (not an affiliate link)Definitions:Torticollis Tongue-TieProdromal LaborOcciput Posterior (OP) PresentationMembrane /Cervical SweepPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep.55-Kaitlin Rieck-2 Births-Cesarean-VBAC-Esmé & Astrid-Kith & Kin Care Collective
20-03-2024
Ep.55-Kaitlin Rieck-2 Births-Cesarean-VBAC-Esmé & Astrid-Kith & Kin Care Collective
In this episode, Kaitlin shares her first birth experience which ended up in an unexpected cesarean even though the care from her team was amazing. She then talks about her redemptive VBAC that led her to a tougher recovery than her first birth in addition to talking about how she ended up working with postpartum families as a postpartum doula. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Kith & Kin Care Collective: www.kak.care “Handbook to Me”: https://www.kithandkincarecollective.com/resources Spinning Babies: https://www.spinningbabies.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.netWhole Body Pregnancy-Erika Davis: https://www.wholebodypregnancy.com/Birth Advocacy Doula Training Definitions:Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy and PostpartumVaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Pelvic Floor TherapyHypnobirthing Bishop ScoreUterine RupturePlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 54-Anni Denzel-2 Births- Cesarean-Termination-VBAC-Military Birth Talk
06-03-2024
Ep. 54-Anni Denzel-2 Births- Cesarean-Termination-VBAC-Military Birth Talk
In this episode, Anni speaks on what it was like to have an unexpected cesarean and then dives into the details of what it was like to find out her unborn child in her second pregnancy was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 leading to her and her husband Chris, to make the extremely hard and sad decision to terminate the pregnancy. She then ends her episode by sharing a very positive redemptive VBAC birth story. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Military Birth Talk Podcast: https://www.militarybirthresourcenetwork.org/militarybirthtalk Military Birth Resource Network & Postpartum Coalition: https://www.militarybirthresourcenetwork.org/ Definitions:Pubic Symphysis Pain AKA Symphysis Pubic DysfunctionManual/External Cephalic Version (ECV) Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)Dilation and Curettage (D&C)Dilation and Evacuatoin (D&E)AmniocentesisMembrane /Cervical SweepOcciput Posterior (OP) PresentationPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 53- Angela Hodge-Miscarriage Vaginal Births-Angela Hodge Birth Services
28-02-2024
Ep. 53- Angela Hodge-Miscarriage Vaginal Births-Angela Hodge Birth Services
In this episode, Angela talks about what it was like for her to experience her miscarriage and how that impacted her excitement for her future pregnancies. Including the emotions she carried with her as she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. She also touches on what it was like to be cared for by out-of-hospital midwives while being considered Advanced Maternal Age. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Evidence Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/The Business of Being Born FilmParent Trust Classes: https://www.parenttrust.org/for-families/classes/ Definitions:Pregnancy at Age 35 or Older/Advanced Maternal Age (AMA)Dilation and Curettage (D&C)Chemical PregnancyAmniocentesisArtificial Rupture of Membranes (AROM) Membrane /Cervical SweepTENS UnitPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 52-Katie Saunders-Miscarriage-3 Births-Vaginal-Cesarean-Peaceful Birth Doula Services
21-02-2024
Ep. 52-Katie Saunders-Miscarriage-3 Births-Vaginal-Cesarean-Peaceful Birth Doula Services
In this episode, Katie goes into detail about her 3 personal birth experiences. She talks about how even though you plan for specific things, they may not always end up that way. She also talks about how her births help guide her as she supports clients as a birth doula, especially since she experienced an unplanned non-emergent cesarean. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Shout Out Info:Nurse-Family Partnership Program: https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/ ChildStrive-Child, Family, Community: https://childstrive.org/ Resources:Treasured Art Of Birth: https://www.tabirth.com/agency/meet-the-team Open Arms Perinatal Services: https://openarmsps.org/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netDefinitions:Shoulder Dystocia Gestational DiabetesPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 51- Rachelle Samia- 2 Vaginal Births-Uterus Didelphys-NICU-Breech-Wildflower Birthing Services
14-02-2024
Ep. 51- Rachelle Samia- 2 Vaginal Births-Uterus Didelphys-NICU-Breech-Wildflower Birthing Services
In this episode, Rachelle educates us on what Uterus Didelphys is, when she first learned about it for herself, and how it impacted her conception, pregnancy, and birth journeys. She also goes into detail about both of her birth experiences, one of which was a really wild precipitous vaginal footling breech birth. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Shout Out Info:What Was That Like Podcast: https://whatwasthatlike.com/ Besks Backseat To Change Podcast: https://becksbackseat.com/ Anderson’s Alert Non-Profit: https://www.andersonsalert.org/ Resources:Wildflower Birthing Services-Rachelle Samia: https://wildflowerbirthingservices.com/ Evidence Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Spinning Babies: https://www.spinningbabies.com/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netThe Bradley Method: https://www.bradleybirth.com/ Definitions:Uterus DidelphysPostpartum Hemorrhage Placenta PreviaPlacental Abruption Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 50-Bri Music-6 Vaginal Births-NICU-Student Midwife (CPM)
07-02-2024
Ep. 50-Bri Music-6 Vaginal Births-NICU-Student Midwife (CPM)
In this episode, Bri dives into all the details of her 6 personal birth experiences. We discussed how her cervix was considered “incompetent” leading her to need a cervical cerclage for 4 out of 6 of her pregnancies. She also talks about her different experiences in the NICU and about how important bilirubin checks truly are. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Evidence Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Example of Car Bed: https://www.merrittcarseat.com/angelride/ Definitions:Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)Amnioinfusion Incompetent Cervix Cervical CerclagePulmonary EdemaPreemies and MicropreemiesChorioamnionitis Bradycardia Infants and ChildrenLeopoldsPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 49-Carrie Kenner-3 Vaginal Births-Becoming a Birth Doula
31-01-2024
Ep. 49-Carrie Kenner-3 Vaginal Births-Becoming a Birth Doula
In this episode, Carrie shares how giving birth to her very first son at the young age of 19 inspired her to become a birth worker, how her other two births didn’t go as planned, and how her philosophy around how to practice as a birth doula has changed over the years. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Carrie Kenner: https://carriekenner.com/Becoming a Birth Doula Online CourseEvidence-Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Birthing From Within: https://www.birthingfromwithin.com/team Lamaze Childbirth Education: https://www.lamaze.org/birthing-classes Definitions:Occiput Posterior (OP) PresentationPrecipitous BirthPudendal Nerve Block B.R.A.I.N. Informed Decision Making GuidePlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 48-Kelly Durbin, IBCLC-2 Vaginal Births-Jojo & Ella-Protecting Your Potential for Breastfeeing
24-01-2024
Ep. 48-Kelly Durbin, IBCLC-2 Vaginal Births-Jojo & Ella-Protecting Your Potential for Breastfeeing
In this episode, Kelly shares how her determination to get the birth she desired led her to choosing a birth location that was 1 hour away from her home, leading to a difficult decision during her labor. She also discusses the importance of being informed on how interventions that happen during the birthing process can have an impact on your breastfeeding experience. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Kelly Durbin, IBCLC-http://protectingyourpotential.com/index.html Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.netLa Lache League USA: https://lllusa.org/ La Lache League International: https://llli.org/ Definitions:Torticollis Tongue-TiePregnancy at Age 35 or Older/Advanced Maternal Age (AMA)Lactation AmenorrheaPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 47-Christina Packard-Miscarriage-6 Cesarean Births-Made Mindful-Etenelle, Avalinne, Olivier, Azazael, Yvette,& Eames
17-01-2024
Ep. 47-Christina Packard-Miscarriage-6 Cesarean Births-Made Mindful-Etenelle, Avalinne, Olivier, Azazael, Yvette,& Eames
In this episode, Christina shares she was unable to birth vaginally due to being born with hip displasia leading her to having 6 cesarean births. She shares some of the details for each of those births which includes a breast cancer scare with her 2nd pregnancy, in addition to talking about the importance of being human with and in front of your children to ensure they too can learn about their own emotions and how to navigate them. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Made Mindful: https://www.birthmademindful.com/ 30% off made mindful birth and 4th-trimester courses code: BirthAsWeKnowItPerinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.netNurse-Family Partnership Program: https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/ ChildStrive-Child, Family, Community: https://childstrive.org/ Definitions:Hip DysplasiaVernixLochiaIntrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) MeconiumStages of laborPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 46-Kelly Hof- Registered Nurse-Life & Mindset Coach-The Birth Journeys Podcast
10-01-2024
Ep. 46-Kelly Hof- Registered Nurse-Life & Mindset Coach-The Birth Journeys Podcast
In this episode, I interview registered labor and delivery nurse Kelly Hof. Kelly has over 10 years of experience in this field and speaks on the programs she has created to close the gap between the care that is taking place, and the care that is needed in the hospital setting when people give birth. We also talk largely about the differences in how providers who work in the hospital setting vs. out of the hospital setting practice. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Kelly Hof: https://www.kellyhof.com/ Empowered Birth Program: https://kellyhof.com/empowered You’re pregnant… now what: https://kellyhof.com/freebie  Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net\Definitions:Shoulder Dystocia What is a Doula?Secondary Trauma & StressChoosing the right birth location for you Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 45-MY HUSBAND-Kumar Nessenbaum-Partner-3 Vaginal Births-Kavina, Kairo & Katana
03-01-2024
Ep. 45-MY HUSBAND-Kumar Nessenbaum-Partner-3 Vaginal Births-Kavina, Kairo & Katana
In this episode, my husband Kumar speaks on our children's three very different birth experiences. He gives his take on our traumatic home birth and how that differed from his thoughts about our birth center birth. He also mentions the pros and cons of how much time you get off postpartum to support your partner after they have given birth. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Evidence Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net\ Specific help for partners: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/family/ Paid Family Medical Leave-Washington State: https://paidleave.wa.gov/find-out-how-paid-leave-works/ International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:https://ibewyes.org/Apprenticeships: https://electricaltrainingalliance.org/locateaTrainingCenter Definitions:MeconiumCo-SleepingAnemia In Pregnancy Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 44-Martha Snyder-3 Vaginal Births-Oliver, Luna & Caspian-Brave Steps Doula Services
27-12-2023
Ep. 44-Martha Snyder-3 Vaginal Births-Oliver, Luna & Caspian-Brave Steps Doula Services
In this episode, Martha talks about what it was like to give birth with a language barrier in Japan, the unexpected quickness of her 2nd birth, and how being a birth doula helped her gauge what phase she was in during her third birth, which was also precipitous. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Martha Snyder- https://bravestepsdoulaservices.com/ Evidence-Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netBabyCenter: https://www.babycenter.com/ Kelly Mom: https://kellymom.com/ Definitions:Prodromal LaborBraxton Hicks ContractionsMeconium Aspiration SyndromeFertility Awareness MethodPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 43-Alexandria Smith-Cesarean-Miscarriage-Postpartum Psychosis-2 Births-Alia Grace & Mia-Mom Wife Worship Life
20-12-2023
Ep. 43-Alexandria Smith-Cesarean-Miscarriage-Postpartum Psychosis-2 Births-Alia Grace & Mia-Mom Wife Worship Life
In this episode, Alexandria talks about how being diagnoses with bipolar disorder at 21 years old impacted her pregnancies. She also unexpectedly experienced postpartum psychosis after her first birth, leading her to intentionally prepare to experience it again after her 2nd birth. She also touches on how experiencing a miscarriage after her first birth caused her to have debilitating depression that continued throughout her subsequent pregnacy. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Alexandria Smith: https://momwifeworshiplife.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netDefinitions:Baker ActPostpartum Preeclampsia Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Postpartum PsychosisIntrauterine Device (IUD) Birth ControlEarly/Premature MenopauseInfant Acid RefluxPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 42-Ashley Winning-3 Births-Cesarean & VBAC-Rosie,Annie & Millie
13-12-2023
Ep. 42-Ashley Winning-3 Births-Cesarean & VBAC-Rosie,Annie & Millie
In this episode, Ashley shares how being a bigger woman in the Australian healthcare system led to both births ending in a cesarean. For her third pregnancy, she felt safest having an unassisted free birth at home. Throughout the episode, she dives into deep detail as to why she made the decisions she did and how her experiences flourished into a business supporting other women in her community. Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Ashley Winning: The VBAC Home Birth Stories PodcastPrograms:VBAC Membership Coming Early 2024 – Join Waitlist hereThe Homebirth Group Mentoring – Join hereFreebies:VBAC Homebirth: Fear to Freedom Guide- Download HereRhea Dempsey Childbirth EducatorThe Midwives Cauldron PodcastDefinitions:Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Unassisted Birth/Free Birth Gestational DiabetesHyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)Rupture of Membranes (ROM) (Water Breaking) Nuchal cordFoley BulbPlease go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 41-Taylor Nosakhere-Vaginal & Cesarean Births-With You Wellness
06-12-2023
Ep. 41-Taylor Nosakhere-Vaginal & Cesarean Births-With You Wellness
In this episode, Taylor talks about the importance of having a coach guide you through your pregnancy and birth. She touches on how even if things do not go as anticipated, you can still have a positive birth experience due to taking control over the things that matter most.  Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Taylor Nokashere-With You Wellness: https://withyouwellnesskc.com/ Driver’s Seat Moms Podcast-Taylor NosakhereSpinning Babies: https://www.spinningbabies.com/ Penny Simkin Classes (out-of-hospital birth and in hospital birth focused classes): https://www.pennysimkin.com/childbirth-classes/ Jennie Joseph:Common Sense Childbirth:https://commonsensechildbirth.org/  National Perinatal Task Force: https://perinataltaskforce.com/ Commonsense Childbirth Institue: https://www.cci.training/ The Perinatal Pause Podcast Definitions:Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Cholestasis of Pregnancy Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 40-Tabitha Milian-Vaginal Birth-Ancestral Roots Childbirth Education
29-11-2023
Ep. 40-Tabitha Milian-Vaginal Birth-Ancestral Roots Childbirth Education
In this episode, Tabitha talks about the importance of intentionally surrounding yourself with specific people during your birth, what it was like for her to deal with her son’s emergency airlift transfer to Seattle Children’s Hospital, and what her personal struggles were with postpartum depression.Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:The Red Tent-By Anita Diamant: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/4989 Faisa Farole-Global midwifery Services:https://www.globalmidwiferyservices.com/ Global Perinatal Services: https://www.globalperinatal.org/ Open Arms Perinatal Services: https://openarmsps.org/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netDefinitions:Unassisted Birth/Free Birth Kangaroo Care/ Skin-to-SkinIntravenous line (IV) options for newborns Nipple Stimulations During LaborHeart Arrhythmias in Newborns  Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 39-Whitney Hardie-3 Vaginal Births-Eleanor, Wren & Willow-Bentonville Birth Services
22-11-2023
Ep. 39-Whitney Hardie-3 Vaginal Births-Eleanor, Wren & Willow-Bentonville Birth Services
In this episode, Whitney shares her three very different birth stories, how the obstetric violence she experienced during her first pregnancy and labor impacted her 2 subsequent births, and how she struggled with postpartum depression, especially after her mother’s suicide soon after the birth of her second child.  Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:The Business of Being Born: https://www.thebusinessof.life/the-business-of-being-born Whitney Hardie-Bentonville Birth Services: https://bentonvillebirthservices.com/ Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netDefinitions:“Nuchal Hand” PresentationBack LaborMembrane/Cervical Sweep Amnioinfusion ColicOcciput Posterior (OP) PresentationOligohydramnios (Low Amniotic Fluid)Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!
Ep. 38-Athena Estelle-Vaginal Birth-Cecilia-Delivered: Finding Victory After Postpartum Depression Podcast
15-11-2023
Ep. 38-Athena Estelle-Vaginal Birth-Cecilia-Delivered: Finding Victory After Postpartum Depression Podcast
In this episode, Athena shares her journey of pregnancy, labor and birth. She also shares her struggles of getting the much needed support for her postpartum depression and anxiety, and how it inspired her to create a bolg and podcast for others to have a resource when they are going through postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.  Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only with no intention of giving or replacing any medical advice. I, Kiona Nessenbaum, am not a licensed medical professional. All advice that is given on the podcast is from the personal experience of the storytellers. All medical or health-related questions should be directed to your licensed provider. Resources:Delivered: finding victory after postpartum depression-Athena EstellePsychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Perinatal Support of Washington: https://perinatalsupport.org/ Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.netDefinitions:Flat Head SyndromeTorticollis Bipolar Mood Disorder/ManiaEMDR Trauma Therapy Please go to birthasweknowitpodcast.com/DC to donate today so Kiona can make it to the largest podcasting conference in the world, Podcast Movement 2024, that is happening August 19th-22nd this year in Washington DCSupport the showThank you so much for tuning in to this episode! If you like this podcast, don’t hesitate to share it and leave a review so it can bring the podcast to the attention of others. If you want to share your own birth story or experience on the Birth As We Know It™️ Podcast, head over to https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com/ or fill out this Guest Request Form. Support the podcast and become a part of the BAWKI™️ Community by becoming a Patron on the Birth As We Know It Patreon Page! And don’t forget to join in on the fun in the Private Facebook Group!