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Birth Story Podcast

Heidi Snyderburn

Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story MediaTM. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like?" "What does the day of labor look like?" "What is a Doula?" I want every mom's birth story to be peaceful, happy and a memory that they will love to share. Birth Story podcast is my way to provide childbirth education through story telling in the comfort of your home and to prepare a mom for motherhood with any birth story that unfolds for their pregnancy, labor and delivery. If a pregnant mom uses an OBGYN, a midwife, a doula, a birth doula, or has a home birth, water birth, natural birth, C-section, cesarean birth, hospital birth, medicated birth, epidural birth, pitocin birth, an induction or induced labor, are having multiple babies or a single baby, a birth plan or no birth plan; I started this podcast to help moms learn and prepare for their labor and delivery and birth though birth story telling. BIRTH STORY PODCAST INSTAGRAM: BIRTH STORY PODCAST FACEBOOK: LOOKING FOR A DOULA IN CHARLOTTE, NC? HIRE MyDoulaHeidi: BIRTH STORY PODCAST SHOWNOTES:
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For this episode, Heidi features and interviews Lianne, a remarkable woman who achieved an all-natural and intervention-free labor and delivery at a birth center in Canada. Lianne walks Heidi through her experiences with socialized medicine and the center’s midwifery model. Her favorite baby product is the Young Living Natural Oils Lavender Lotion, which she used to help with her daughter Olivia's eczema.

Looking for a Virtual Doula to create a custom birthing experience and guide you through your journey to parenthood in the United States? Contact Heidi at

For additional free birth education resources and to purchase Heidi’s book, Birth Story: Pregnancy Guidebook + Journal, visit

Want to share your thoughts on the episode? Leave a review and send a message directly to Heidi on Instagram.

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06/21/19 • 75 min

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Brooke is one of my doula clients and she was featured in last week's episode (episode 55) when we visitied True Rest Float Spa to try out float therapy while pregnant. This episode was the very beginning of COVID. I was able to attend Brooke's birth in person, but then the world shut down. We opted for a Zoom postnatal and on a whim I hit record when she was retelling her birth story.

She walks us through going into labor unexpectedly at 38 weeks, being in denial, and finally moving to acceptance. She was in triage asking for the epidural when her husband Jason called me to come. I said, "If you can wait until I get there without the epidural, I will get you through til the end."

I raced to the hospital and found her in the tub and went to work.

Brooke continued on, broke her own water, and pushed like a birth warrior goddess.

After she birthed, she and her husband and baby all contracted the Coronavirus. Brooke is currently in a study out of the UofCali to study the antibodies in her breast milk. All are recovered and hanging at home.

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I sit down with Dr. Alex Montgomery, CNM and Brook Craft, NP and the owner of True Rest Float Spa in Charlotte, NC Doug Centola.

We talk about the safety of floating (in our professional opinions) and the research behind this amazing relaxation venue.

Pregnant and interested in being weightless? Of course you are! All 3 of us were a unanimous DO IT after experiencing it ourselves.

While we represent a midwife, a nurse practitioner and a doula, we are not YOUR care providers. If you have questions or concerns about float therapy, please consult your own provider.

If you are a POC or unable to wash your hair immediately after floating, please consult with the float spa in advance as to the best way to protect your hair from getting salty! We recommend TWO coverings.

To read Dr. Alex Montgomery’s book, click on the following link “NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT THAT, the first six weeks.”

Have you purchased Heidi's Guide to Pregnancy?

Purchase Birth Story Pregnancy today!

Looking for a doula? Hire Heidi as your virtual doula or for in-person support by visiting MyDoulaHeidi

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Imagine your ideal birth. Where are you? Who is with you? In what position are you laboring? Listen in to hear Katelyn’s most recent birth story. Her experience was “magical,” as she was surrounded with exactly the right people in exactly the right time– it was a peaceful, undisturbed birth. Katelyn set up her birthing space very intentionally and set her mind to the exact kind of labor she wanted to experience.

She and Thomas share their labor story, as well as a hilarious postpartum experience that occurred.

Katelyn’s labor march:

Katelyn’s birth video:


Deepest Thank You to Our Sponsor! Hatched at Home-Midwife Carrie LaChapelle: www.hatchedathome.com 864-907-6363

Happy Homebirth hit 10,000 downloads! It’s time to celebrate. What do you want to see? A Facebook group? Merchandise? Send an e-mail to with your suggestions.

Help out the show:

Leave a review on iTunes for a chance to be the reviewer of the week– you’ll be sent a Happy Homebirth sticker if selected!

Take a screenshot listening to this episode and add it to your Instagram stories tagging @happyhomebirthpodcast. We’ll add you to ours and give you a shout out! (link to original show notes)

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08/04/20 • 67 min

This story is about birthing in Brooklyn and all New Yorkers who relate to having to take an Uber ride at the end of labor to the hospital.

Saxonny made the bold decision to preserve her fertility. But awhile later found herself pregnant naturally with her partner. She took preparing for labor as seriously as preparing for a major athletic event.

We learn all of her best tips and tricks for a healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery.

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07/27/20 • 55 min

Heidi & HeHe sit down for an hour and chat all about the role of the doula and why HeHe started The Birth Lounge. What you can learn from this episode: How to seek out the best doula to fit your needs.

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  • FAQ

    How many episodes does Birth Story Podcast have?

    Birth Story Podcast currently has 168 episodes available.

    What topics does Birth Story Podcast cover?

    The podcast is about Mom, Parenting, Parent, Kids & Family, Baby, Motherhood, Nursing, Pregnancy and Podcasts.

    What is the most popular episode on Birth Story Podcast?

    The episode title '28 Birthing in Canada and Breaking Down Socialized Medicine For Moms to Have Their Own Perfect Birth Story' is the most popular.

    What is the average episode length on Birth Story Podcast?

    The average episode length on Birth Story Podcast is 56 minutes.

    How often are episodes of Birth Story Podcast released?

    Episodes of Birth Story Podcast are typically released every 7 days.

    When was the first episode of Birth Story Podcast?

    The first episode of Birth Story Podcast was released on Jan 25, 2019.

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