Imagine how it would feel to go into labour confident that it's going to be a calm and beautiful process. Your mind is clear. Your heart is filled with faith. You're expectant and joyful. But how do you get to that place? The ORIGINAL DESIGN™ podcast is your roadmap. Expand your belief in your ability to birth by listening to uplifting birth stories from women in Australia and around the world. Learn more:ourlifeblood.com
This week I am glad, honoured, stoked, happy to be hosting my delightful HUSBAND!
In this episode (the last for Season One) we cover:
The most challenging part of labour from his perspective
The role of the protector in labour and birth
'Sending love' to your wife
Living with humility (and how humility impacts birth)
Why he loved having a private midwife present for the births
Encouragement for husbands
I hope you thoroughly enjoy these words.
This week's birth story is powerful! Bek shares how her body was miraculously realigned and healed by God through the birth of her second child.
In this episode we cover:
Her VBAC experience
Receiving promises from God for your birth
Quick healing after birth
Thoughts on postpartum care
Products she loves
Bek is a good friend and high caliber mother and friend. She is kind and honest. Her and her husband, Jay, prioritise their family as the bedrock of their lives and it's wonderful to watch and learn from.
If you're wanting a calm birth, a home birth, a water birth...this is the episode for you!
In this episode we talk about:
home birth into water
exercises to for comfort in pregnancy
labour, TENS Machine, making noise, transition
birth, no tearing, water birth, vernix
postpartum, resting, bleeding, food
best products, advice for postpartum
It was Winter. Cold. Dark. And this is my (Stephanie) story of River's birth. He is second child and only son, born on 9 April 2019. He was 4kg and covered in vernix. A total dream, I had the most wonderful journey. Let's dive in!
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A fascinating chat with Jess. Based in Thailand, she gave birth to her fifth child, Harrison, in the shower of her Thailand home alongside her husband Chris. Aided by the Holy Spirit, and trusting deeply in the natural process of birth, she experienced peace and joy with her birth. She reports that it was an intense experience but she wouldn't call it painful. A beautiful way to welcome her child into the world, she speaks of how grateful she was for the birth. She also shares her advice for postpartum and encouraged new mamas to allow others to help them. A wonderful episode and not to be missed!
Interviewed Laura, an Ohio based mother of four who had her last birth at home in her loft. A wonderfully empowering story about trusting the process of birth. Listen and be inspired to birth without fear.
What a woman! Dani shares candidly and with wisdom about the calm, peaceful and QUICK birth of her third child (and first daughter), River.
In this episode Dani talks about:
her holistic parenting approach,
her hospital experiences with her first two boys (powerful births too!),
what she did to combat fear throughout her pregnancies,
her favourite fear-busting scriptures,
and lots more!
This episode will be life-changing, if you let it. Allow her faith and calm knowing to infuse into your spirit.
An hour of pure listening bliss!
This podcast is so uplifting! Calm, relaxed and grounded, Ally talks about her natural water birth in hospital.
Q: "What were you believing for you birth?"
A: "My prayers are always 'safe and free of complications' and that's what I was expecting. I was also really hoping for painless, but I definitely got a safe and a birth completely free of complications. That's what I expect every time and that's what I have in my mind is going to happen. Having a still mind definitely helps."
This podcast is so glorious. We recorded it in my study, sitting on the carpet, both heavily pregnant and sipping tea. Ashlee talks candily about the home birth of her first child. Roaring. Resting. Swaying. Cackling. It's all there! Ashlee's gentle spirit is so nourishing throughout this recording. Listen and be filled with encouragement!
In this episode, I talk about my home birth with Willow (my first daughter).
Our conception journey
The day of the birth / birth prep
Rock Bottoms (and the breakthrough that comes afterwards)
Why I love baby carrying
and lots more!
Listen to be inspired that you can have the birth you desire. Willow was 4.7kgs and oh so healthy. If I can birth at home, then you can as well!
Learn more at https://ourlifeblood.com/journal
In this episode, Chloe Bowles shares the story of her beautiful first birth with Mirabelle. She gave birth in water in a hospital birthing suite alongside her husband, Caleb and her midwife. It total, the experience was just under 5 hours long. This powerful testimony sheds light on how to believe—and continue to believe throughout labour. A beautiful and profound story that's filled with faith!