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Doing It At Home

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Doing It At Home
Doing It At Home

Doing It At Home

Sarah and Matthew Bivens: Helping you navigate hom

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Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherhood and fatherhood. We talk about having sex while pregnant and maintaining your connection and intimacy as a couple. We reveal how to stay centered and not lose yourself through pregnancy, and tons more! This show is all about adding an empowered conversation to the topic of home birth and natural birth, while keeping it real, grounded and fun. So strap in and join us as we’re doing it at home!

Latest Episodes

Healthy, Balanced Birth with Doula and Expectant Mama Olivia Friel

As a birth worker, how do you take your work and knowledge into your personal experience?That’s one of the topics we touch on in today’s interview with Olivia Friel, birth and postpartum doula and expectant mama.Olivia shares part of her journey with us and we also get into some great discussions around pregnancy, birth and going with the flow.AND Olivia is launching her podcast soon, so stay tuned!Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcastFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarksOlivia’s website - https://healthybalancedbirth.com/Olivia’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/healthybalancedbirth/

54 MIN5 days ago
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Healthy, Balanced Birth with Doula and Expectant Mama Olivia Friel

Traveling With Kids: Conventional and Unconventional Tips On Traveling With Young Ones

Have you ever done some serious traveling with your kids? Are you planning on it but are terrified at how it might go?Well fear not! In today’s episode Matthew and I are giving you some tips on traveling with your little ones. We just returned from a 2 week trip to Europe where we went all over the place, did a bunch of stuff, and managed it all with a smile on our faces. Yes, you can have a great time traveling with kids and today we’re going to help you do just that. Links:DIAH ShirtsSupport DIAHInformed Pregnancy Podcast

46 MIN1 weeks ago
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Traveling With Kids: Conventional and Unconventional Tips On Traveling With Young Ones

Birth, Gender Fluidity and 4th Trimester Bodies Project with Ash Luna

How do we heal?One way is to share with others, create community and connection. In today’s episode, we chat with Ash Luna, photographer and founder of 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Ash shares part of their incredible story with us. From their interest and desire for home birth to their experience with loss, trauma and grief. Ash opens up their world and gives perspective of life with her family including her partner Flowers and their children Xavier (13), Nova (6) and Sol (8 months). We’ve followed Ash and part of their journey on social media for a while now, so we’re very grateful that they joined us for an honest and informative conversation.We learn about their experience of twin to twin transfer syndrome in their second pregnancy, which resulted in the passing of baby Aurora and the 24 week, 1 lb. birth of baby Nova. In their third birth, Ash had a magical home birth for baby Sol.We also talk about non-binary parenting and gender as a spectrum. Plus some of the story behind...

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Birth, Gender Fluidity and 4th Trimester Bodies Project with Ash Luna

Designing Your Birth and What You Desire with Holistic Doula Christy Robinson

Did you listen to (or are you currently listening)yourself when it comes to your desires around your birth?In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Christy Robinson, holistic doula for birth as well as transition (death). Christy is not just a powerhouse of a woman and a pillar within her communities when it comes to service, education and creative work, but she’s a close friend of ours.In this interview we hear about Christy’s journey into doula work as well as some of her experiences and insights from her 10 plus years in the birth world. We also talk about advocacy, designing your birth and honoring your internal desires. And the topic of women of color and the birth world and how we can empower ourselves and our communities to give and receive better care and education. Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/...

39 MIN3 weeks ago
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Designing Your Birth and What You Desire with Holistic Doula Christy Robinson

HOME BIRTH STORY - Primal, Ancestral and Awe-inspiring Birth with Charly and Dan Swanberg

How do you trust in the process of your birth experience?In today’s birth story, we’re chatting with Charly and Dan Swanberg about the births of both of their daughters: Luna and Kaiya.Charly’s mother had 3 home births herself, so the experience was already familiar and normalized for Charly. Both chiropractic students, Charly and Dan have cultivated a strong understanding and trust in the human body and its abilities.We get to hear about both pregnancies, which went for about 42 weeks. As well as the surprise of getting pregnant 4 months after their first birth.It’s great to hear both perspectives from the whole journey and about the lessons that each learned.Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcastFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref...

58 MINJUL 17
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HOME BIRTH STORY - Primal, Ancestral and Awe-inspiring Birth with Charly and Dan Swanberg

How Nutrition and Real Food Prepare You for Pregnancy and Birth with Lily Nichols

What and how should you eat during pregnancy?This is a big question that comes up often, and there are lots of thoughts around it. So where is a place where you can get all the info you need, in a clear, empowering and informative way?Enter Lily Nichols, our guest today. Lily is a real food dietitian, specialist in prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes, and best-selling author of two books: Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.In this interview we discuss:Benefits of real food for pregnancy (both for baby’s optimal development and also to minimize pregnancy complications and ease postpartum recovery for mama)Nutritional management of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, nausea, heartburn & moreMindfulness, stress management, exercise, avoidance of toxinsFoods to emphasizeFoods that can be helpful during labor (if you are able to eat and drink during the experience)Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/...

47 MINJUL 9
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How Nutrition and Real Food Prepare You for Pregnancy and Birth with Lily Nichols

HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Water Birth Story and Normalizing Postpartum Anxiety with Carolyn G.

How does your first pregnancy and birth experience impact your second?In today’s interview, we’re chatting with Carolyn about her pregnancy and birth story of her son Solomon, while pregnant with her second child. We go over her decision to have a home birth as well as the intense first trimester sickness she experienced. Also the denial around labor starting, which we’ve heard quite a few times from mamas on the show.Carolyn shares that while the birth went very well, it was still different from what she imagined in her mind. Following her birth, she experienced postpartum anxiety that involved separation anxiety and trouble sleeping. Addressing the anxiety and getting help around it has supported and encouraged her in preparation for her next child, due this fall. Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Donate to DIAH: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=vWFtZbC0N...

75 MINJUL 3
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HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Water Birth Story and Normalizing Postpartum Anxiety with Carolyn G.

HOME BIRTH STORY - Two Mama’s Story of Insemination, Breech with ECV and Home to Hospital with Amy and Mallory Caldwell (Rebroadcast)

How do you process when things don’t go the way you planned in your birth?We deconstruct this question with mamas Amy and Mallory Caldwell in today’s episode by taking it back to the beginning of their pregnancy journey.Both Amy and Mallory knew that they’d like to carry children at some point in their marriage and growing their family. So for their first, they made the decision for Mallory to go first as the gestational parent. They share the process of insemination, selecting a donor, and how they’re aiming to use the same sperm for their future children.They made the decision to have a home birth around 16 weeks. They found a queer midwife who works largely in the LGBTQ community and fell in love with her. We also discuss the legality of home birth in their state of Ohio and what that looks like with cooperation of midwives and hospitals.And hey - creative, business savvy people out there - there’s a huge opportunity for expanding the options in maternity clothing. For Mallo...

65 MINJUN 27
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HOME BIRTH STORY - Two Mama’s Story of Insemination, Breech with ECV and Home to Hospital with Amy and Mallory Caldwell (Rebroadcast)

The Emotional Journey of Multiple Inseminations and Planning a Home Birth for Two Mamas with Caitlin Thompson (Rebroadcast)

How do you stay in a space of trusting your body and the process when getting pregnant presents an emotional journey of challenges?This was Caitlin’s reality when she and her wife, Shona decided to start a family. First there were the conversations of who would be the gestational parent - which were relatively easy given that Caitlin wanted to be pregnant and Shona wanted to be a parent but didn’t necessary want to be pregnant. Then come the logistics of how they would conceive. As Caitlin puts it, “we couldn’t just hop in bed and make a baby!”So they explored the different routes of insemination. There are options of having a known or unknown donor. Then for the procedure itself you can have an IUI - intrauterine insemination, which is performed at a clinic and is a more “medical process” or an ICI - intracervical insemination, which you can do at home yourself and Caitlin refers to as the more DIY insemination.Caitlin walks us through their journey, from cycle monitoring to...

45 MINJUN 19
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The Emotional Journey of Multiple Inseminations and Planning a Home Birth for Two Mamas with Caitlin Thompson (Rebroadcast)

HOME BIRTH STORY - Risking Out of Home Birth at 40 Weeks Pregnant with Laura Smoker

What if you had to change your birth plans on your due date?This happened for Laura Smoker, as she prepared for and planned a home birth, however had to shift plans when she risked out due to concerns around her blood pressure and possible preeclampsia. Laura and her husband Joshua wanted a home birth following 3 miscarriages and some of the hospital experiences associated with them. Laura is beautifully open about her journey with loss and how she processed being pregnant for the fourth time and finally being able to hear a heartbeat at 13 weeks. And we hear all about baby Elliot’s entrance into the world.Despite the changes to the birth plan, Laura acknowledges that she got to experience everything she wanted minus the specific location. In her words, “I know there are many people who desire a home birth that can't have it for some reason and I feel that sharing my positive hospital experience and what made it that way could be helpful to others.”Links:Our website: https://www....

49 MINJUN 12
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HOME BIRTH STORY - Risking Out of Home Birth at 40 Weeks Pregnant with Laura Smoker

Latest Episodes

Healthy, Balanced Birth with Doula and Expectant Mama Olivia Friel

As a birth worker, how do you take your work and knowledge into your personal experience?That’s one of the topics we touch on in today’s interview with Olivia Friel, birth and postpartum doula and expectant mama.Olivia shares part of her journey with us and we also get into some great discussions around pregnancy, birth and going with the flow.AND Olivia is launching her podcast soon, so stay tuned!Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcastFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref=bookmarksOlivia’s website - https://healthybalancedbirth.com/Olivia’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/healthybalancedbirth/

54 MIN5 days ago
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Healthy, Balanced Birth with Doula and Expectant Mama Olivia Friel

Traveling With Kids: Conventional and Unconventional Tips On Traveling With Young Ones

Have you ever done some serious traveling with your kids? Are you planning on it but are terrified at how it might go?Well fear not! In today’s episode Matthew and I are giving you some tips on traveling with your little ones. We just returned from a 2 week trip to Europe where we went all over the place, did a bunch of stuff, and managed it all with a smile on our faces. Yes, you can have a great time traveling with kids and today we’re going to help you do just that. Links:DIAH ShirtsSupport DIAHInformed Pregnancy Podcast

46 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Traveling With Kids: Conventional and Unconventional Tips On Traveling With Young Ones

Birth, Gender Fluidity and 4th Trimester Bodies Project with Ash Luna

How do we heal?One way is to share with others, create community and connection. In today’s episode, we chat with Ash Luna, photographer and founder of 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Ash shares part of their incredible story with us. From their interest and desire for home birth to their experience with loss, trauma and grief. Ash opens up their world and gives perspective of life with her family including her partner Flowers and their children Xavier (13), Nova (6) and Sol (8 months). We’ve followed Ash and part of their journey on social media for a while now, so we’re very grateful that they joined us for an honest and informative conversation.We learn about their experience of twin to twin transfer syndrome in their second pregnancy, which resulted in the passing of baby Aurora and the 24 week, 1 lb. birth of baby Nova. In their third birth, Ash had a magical home birth for baby Sol.We also talk about non-binary parenting and gender as a spectrum. Plus some of the story behind...

52 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Birth, Gender Fluidity and 4th Trimester Bodies Project with Ash Luna

Designing Your Birth and What You Desire with Holistic Doula Christy Robinson

Did you listen to (or are you currently listening)yourself when it comes to your desires around your birth?In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Christy Robinson, holistic doula for birth as well as transition (death). Christy is not just a powerhouse of a woman and a pillar within her communities when it comes to service, education and creative work, but she’s a close friend of ours.In this interview we hear about Christy’s journey into doula work as well as some of her experiences and insights from her 10 plus years in the birth world. We also talk about advocacy, designing your birth and honoring your internal desires. And the topic of women of color and the birth world and how we can empower ourselves and our communities to give and receive better care and education. Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/...

39 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Designing Your Birth and What You Desire with Holistic Doula Christy Robinson

HOME BIRTH STORY - Primal, Ancestral and Awe-inspiring Birth with Charly and Dan Swanberg

How do you trust in the process of your birth experience?In today’s birth story, we’re chatting with Charly and Dan Swanberg about the births of both of their daughters: Luna and Kaiya.Charly’s mother had 3 home births herself, so the experience was already familiar and normalized for Charly. Both chiropractic students, Charly and Dan have cultivated a strong understanding and trust in the human body and its abilities.We get to hear about both pregnancies, which went for about 42 weeks. As well as the surprise of getting pregnant 4 months after their first birth.It’s great to hear both perspectives from the whole journey and about the lessons that each learned.Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diahpodcast/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/diahpodcastFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904721379788084/?ref...

58 MINJUL 17
Comments
HOME BIRTH STORY - Primal, Ancestral and Awe-inspiring Birth with Charly and Dan Swanberg

How Nutrition and Real Food Prepare You for Pregnancy and Birth with Lily Nichols

What and how should you eat during pregnancy?This is a big question that comes up often, and there are lots of thoughts around it. So where is a place where you can get all the info you need, in a clear, empowering and informative way?Enter Lily Nichols, our guest today. Lily is a real food dietitian, specialist in prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes, and best-selling author of two books: Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.In this interview we discuss:Benefits of real food for pregnancy (both for baby’s optimal development and also to minimize pregnancy complications and ease postpartum recovery for mama)Nutritional management of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, nausea, heartburn & moreMindfulness, stress management, exercise, avoidance of toxinsFoods to emphasizeFoods that can be helpful during labor (if you are able to eat and drink during the experience)Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/...

47 MINJUL 9
Comments
How Nutrition and Real Food Prepare You for Pregnancy and Birth with Lily Nichols

HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Water Birth Story and Normalizing Postpartum Anxiety with Carolyn G.

How does your first pregnancy and birth experience impact your second?In today’s interview, we’re chatting with Carolyn about her pregnancy and birth story of her son Solomon, while pregnant with her second child. We go over her decision to have a home birth as well as the intense first trimester sickness she experienced. Also the denial around labor starting, which we’ve heard quite a few times from mamas on the show.Carolyn shares that while the birth went very well, it was still different from what she imagined in her mind. Following her birth, she experienced postpartum anxiety that involved separation anxiety and trouble sleeping. Addressing the anxiety and getting help around it has supported and encouraged her in preparation for her next child, due this fall. Links:Our website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/DIAH Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Parents on Demand Network: https://parentsondemand.com/Donate to DIAH: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=vWFtZbC0N...

75 MINJUL 3
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HOME BIRTH STORY - A Home Water Birth Story and Normalizing Postpartum Anxiety with Carolyn G.

HOME BIRTH STORY - Two Mama’s Story of Insemination, Breech with ECV and Home to Hospital with Amy and Mallory Caldwell (Rebroadcast)

How do you process when things don’t go the way you planned in your birth?We deconstruct this question with mamas Amy and Mallory Caldwell in today’s episode by taking it back to the beginning of their pregnancy journey.Both Amy and Mallory knew that they’d like to carry children at some point in their marriage and growing their family. So for their first, they made the decision for Mallory to go first as the gestational parent. They share the process of insemination, selecting a donor, and how they’re aiming to use the same sperm for their future children.They made the decision to have a home birth around 16 weeks. They found a queer midwife who works largely in the LGBTQ community and fell in love with her. We also discuss the legality of home birth in their state of Ohio and what that looks like with cooperation of midwives and hospitals.And hey - creative, business savvy people out there - there’s a huge opportunity for expanding the options in maternity clothing. For Mallo...

65 MINJUN 27
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HOME BIRTH STORY - Two Mama’s Story of Insemination, Breech with ECV and Home to Hospital with Amy and Mallory Caldwell (Rebroadcast)

The Emotional Journey of Multiple Inseminations and Planning a Home Birth for Two Mamas with Caitlin Thompson (Rebroadcast)

How do you stay in a space of trusting your body and the process when getting pregnant presents an emotional journey of challenges?This was Caitlin’s reality when she and her wife, Shona decided to start a family. First there were the conversations of who would be the gestational parent - which were relatively easy given that Caitlin wanted to be pregnant and Shona wanted to be a parent but didn’t necessary want to be pregnant. Then come the logistics of how they would conceive. As Caitlin puts it, “we couldn’t just hop in bed and make a baby!”So they explored the different routes of insemination. There are options of having a known or unknown donor. Then for the procedure itself you can have an IUI - intrauterine insemination, which is performed at a clinic and is a more “medical process” or an ICI - intracervical insemination, which you can do at home yourself and Caitlin refers to as the more DIY insemination.Caitlin walks us through their journey, from cycle monitoring to...

45 MINJUN 19
Comments
The Emotional Journey of Multiple Inseminations and Planning a Home Birth for Two Mamas with Caitlin Thompson (Rebroadcast)

HOME BIRTH STORY - Risking Out of Home Birth at 40 Weeks Pregnant with Laura Smoker

What if you had to change your birth plans on your due date?This happened for Laura Smoker, as she prepared for and planned a home birth, however had to shift plans when she risked out due to concerns around her blood pressure and possible preeclampsia. Laura and her husband Joshua wanted a home birth following 3 miscarriages and some of the hospital experiences associated with them. Laura is beautifully open about her journey with loss and how she processed being pregnant for the fourth time and finally being able to hear a heartbeat at 13 weeks. And we hear all about baby Elliot’s entrance into the world.Despite the changes to the birth plan, Laura acknowledges that she got to experience everything she wanted minus the specific location. In her words, “I know there are many people who desire a home birth that can't have it for some reason and I feel that sharing my positive hospital experience and what made it that way could be helpful to others.”Links:Our website: https://www....

49 MINJUN 12
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HOME BIRTH STORY - Risking Out of Home Birth at 40 Weeks Pregnant with Laura Smoker

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