Birth Stories: Generations of Birth - Our Moms Share Their Stories!

We have a special Mother’s Day episode for you!

In this heartwarming episode of Birth, Baby! Podcast, we invite a very special pair of guests - our own moms! Join us as we delve into the intimate and captivating stories of their childbirth experiences. From the anticipation of labor to the unforgettable moment of meeting their newborns for the first time, our moms candidly share their journeys, complete with the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Get ready to be inspired and empowered as these incredible women recount their unique childbirth narratives, offering valuable insights, advice, and even a few laughs along the way. Whether you're expecting, a new parent, or simply curious about the miracle of birth, this episode is a must-listen.  From a teenage pregnancy to a mom with a surprise bookend pregnancy, you won’t want to miss their stories.  

Tune in as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and love that transcends generations in this special installment of Birth, Baby! Podcast.  


In this episode, Ciarra's mom shares her birth story of having Ciarra at the age of 19. She talks about finding out she was pregnant, the early days of pregnancy, and the challenges she faced with her family's reaction. She discusses her experience of labor and delivery, including the lack of support and guidance she received. She also reflects on her postpartum period and the choices she made regarding breastfeeding. The conversation highlights the changes in birthing practices and the importance of having a doula for support. Samantha's mom also shares her birth stories. Samantha's mom had five unique pregnancies and births, each with its own challenges and joys. Samantha's birth experiences ended up mirroring her mother's experience, as they both had high blood pressure during pregnancy. They discuss the importance of mother-baby bonding and the impact of age on pregnancy and postpartum. Samantha's mom also shares how Samantha was involved in the births and became a second mom to her younger siblings. Overall, this conversation highlights the diversity of birth experiences and the strong bond between mothers and their children.


00:00 Introduction and Mother's Day Episode
01:30 The Story of Sierra's Birth
03:07 Emotional Challenges and Family Reactions
06:02 Pregnancy Symptoms and Changes
09:21 Food Aversions and Cravings
11:15 Prenatal Care and Ultrasounds
13:32 Labor and Delivery Experience
36:06 Reflecting on the Birth Experience
43:03 Unique Birth Stories: A Journey of Challenges and Joys
45:35 The Impact of High Blood Pressure on Pregnancy
48:46 The Importance of Mother-Baby Bonding
51:51 Age and Pregnancy: Navigating the Challenges
01:09:44 Sibling Involvement in Birth: Building Strong Bonds


- The birth story can have a significant impact on a person's life and the way they approach parenting.
- The support and guidance of a doula can make a positive difference in the birthing experience.
- Birthing practices have evolved over time, with more emphasis on partner involvement and personalized care.
- Breastfeeding choices can be influenced by various factors, including support and information available.
- Reflecting on past experiences can help inform and improve future birthing practices. Each pregnancy and birth is unique, with its own challenges and joys.
- High blood pressure can be a factor in pregnancy and may require medical intervention.
- Mother-baby bonding is important for both the mother's and baby's well-being.
- Age can impact pregnancy and postpartum experiences.
- Sibling involvement in birth can create a strong bond between siblings.

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Birth Stories: Generations of Birth - Our Moms Share Their Stories!
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