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A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood. Instagram: @positivebirthaustralia
 
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On today’s show Bernie shares her rite of passage to motherhood with the birth of her son, Oakley.Bernie felt “lost in the system” as she began to attend her antenatal appointments with no clue as to what models of care were available. It was only after her close friend mentioned homebirth that she was open to the idea of birthing outside of a hosp…
 
Featuring on today’s show is mother-of-three and birth doula, Alyssa. After a routine ultrasound discovered that Alyssa had a shortened cervix and low fluid, she was prepped for an induction at 39 weeks. Only a short-time after having her waters ruptured, she gave birth to her daughter in the bath without any further interventions.Having had such a…
 
Today’s episode we hear the challenging yet powerful journey of first time mother, Lauren. Lauren was excited when the time came to finally start a family. Her initial excitement about the presence of pregnancy symptoms was short-lived as she quickly succumb to the overwhelm and debilitation that came with a HG diagnosis. Just when the battle to ge…
 
Today we hear from Justine, the author and creator of Birth Book; an interactive guide to instil trust and confidence in ones body to birth. Justine’s story started like many, she was terrified at the thought of giving birth. It was only when she conceived her first child that she was able to transform her belief system around birth and adopt a min…
 
On today’s show we hear from first-time mother, Neva. Originating from Switzerland where birth centres are commonly used, Neva was disappointed when she couldn’t find one in her area. This led her to seek out advice and guidance from a friend about homebirthing, which she was the path she ultimately chose for her birth. When she felt the niggle of …
 
On today’s show, holistic nutrition coach and mother-of-four, Amanda, takes us on the journey that led her to freebirth her twin girls at home. Amanda experienced obstetric abuse during her first birth that caused a severe postpartum haemorrhage. Her second birth, although not as traumatic, solidified in her mind that any future babies would be bor…
 
Today’s episode features Monika sharing the surprise footling breech birth of her son, Luka. Living a holistic lifestyle, Monika mindfully nourished herself for six months prior to conception, using podcasts and books to slowly absorb information about birth. When she discovered she was pregnant, she knew the only place she could sink safely into t…
 
On today’s show we hear the three contrasting birth experiences of mindset coach, podcaster and birth advocate, Ashley. Ashley went into her first pregnancy and birth handing over complete control to the healthcare professionals supporting her. She held projected shame over being plus-size which left her feeling disempowered, alone and intimidated.…
 
Today’s episode features Phoebe sharing the birth stories of her two children.Phoebe desired a natural birth with her first baby, but after it was discovered her leaking waters had meconium present the hospital’s protocol meant she would have to be induced. Despite the cascade of interventions that followed, Phoebe was elated with joy as her baby b…
 
S3 EP91: Today we hear the birth story of Daly. School teacher, Maddison, was able to take off four nurturing months at the end of her pregnancy, giving her an abundance of time to connect with her body and baby. She utilised this sacred time to dive deeply into all things physiological birth, learning the framework of what supports the hormonal fl…
 
On today’s show we hear from Northern River’s artist and mother of two, Jo. Being a yoga teacher when she fell pregnant with her first baby at 21, helped Jo connect with her innate instincts and trust in physiological birth. She loved the continuity of care she received from the midwives at her local birth centre where she was planning to birth her…
 
On today’s episode we hear the four powerful birth stories of Gold Coast mother and entrepreneur, Bec. Bec’s first three children were born in America after a relocation for her husband’s work. Being a first-time mother in a new country, she leaned into her intuition when deciding where to birth her baby; connecting with a local homebirth midwife w…
 
This week's episode features Karlee sharing the birth of her daughter, Imogen. Knowing that she and her husband would only have one child, Karlee embodied deep gratitude and presence throughout her journey of creation. Living a spiritual and holistic lifestyle, she innately knew she needed to birth in the safety and comfort of her own home. When he…
 
On todays show I chat with Zoe, an author, first-time birther and mother-of-two. Zoe never envisaged herself as a birth mother. It was only when she became a step-mother to her daughter, that her heart was open to the intention of creation; beginning their journey to consciously conceive a child of their own. Choosing an intuitive pregnancy and bir…
 
Today’s episode features Jordan, the owner and founder of one of Australia’s leading cloth nappies and reusables companies, Bare and Boho.Birth was never something Jordan feared growing up so when she found out she had conceived her first child, she naturally surrendered confidently into pregnancy and was excited to give birth. A relocation to Nort…
 
On today’s show we hear the two positive birth stories from Perth mother, Sara. When a friend suggested she look into her local birth centre, she felt it was the perfect place to birth her first baby. Although she had a challenging postpartum healing from an episiotomy, she knew she would return to the birth centre for her second child. It was only…
 
Today we hear the two contrasting births of Gold Coast mother, Emma. Reaching 42 weeks during her first pregnancy not only brought intense stress to Emma but the pressure on her was building to be induced. The excitement that filled her when she went into spontaneous labour was short-lived after a ride to the hospital halted her labour in its track…
 
On today’s show we hear from postpartum doula, Ciara. Growing up in foster care made it hard for Ciara to connect with others so when she struggled to bond with her baby in those first few days after giving birth, she felt she was broken. Six years later she conceived her second child and although a complete surprise, she knew she wanted a differen…
 
On today’s show we hear the two birth stories from holistic health coach and postpartum doula, Olivia. Although Olivia is a registered nurse, she admits to knowing very little about birth and the preparation needed to support a positive birth experience. She got lucky when a friend of hers recommended she join her hospitals midwifery-led care model…
 
Today’s show features the perspective from both mum and dad, with Laura and partner Giau, sharing the births of their two daughters.Having witnessed her friend give birth “like a boss”, Laura was excited to experience physiological birth. A hypnobirthing course helped her to feel armed with knowledge, but once labouring in the hospital and faced wi…
 
On today’s show we hear Melanie share the birth stories of her three daughters, including twins, and the compelling discoveries she made through a challenging postpartum. Following the birth of her first daughter, which she describes as a mostly positive experience, she suffered in silence completely unaware that she was showing signs of significan…
 
On today’s show we hear the birth stories of Perth photographer and mother of six, Levi. Having given birth naturally to her first two babies, Levi didn’t hesitate to seek out the same birth plan when it was discovered her third baby was breech presentation. Although faced with pressure to birth via a cesarean, the unwavering trust she had in her b…
 
Today’s episode features the birth story of first-time mum, Reagan. Being a young mother meant that Reagan had little exposure to the physiology of childbirth, which motivated her to seek out education using any platform she could. She credits the invaluable knowledge she gained through a hypnobirthing course for building the trust and confidence w…
 
On today’s show Tayla takes us through her three contrasting births. Experiencing severe birth trauma after her second child that afflicted her a harsh postpartum, Tayla was shocked to learn that other women around her had similar experiences. When she eventually surrendered to the choice of having a third child, she deeply felt there had to be ano…
 
Today’s episode features the two births of a Penrith mother, Taylor. Taylor’s first daughter was breech presentation leading to an unwanted cesarean birth that left her feeling “robbed”. By the time she conceived her second child, she knew a homebirth was her ultimate choice, not knowing at the time it would be an experience that changed her life. …
 
On today’s show we hear the incredible journey of twin mother, Jadeja. While on their way to the hospital Jadeja quickly realised they weren’t going to make it in time after her surges rapidly picked up; it would be only moments later her husband was catching their son with one hand. Although not the birthing place she had imagined, she felt an imm…
 
On today’s show I chat with first-time mum, Cass, about her positive, drug-free hospital birth. After experiencing a confusing pregnancy loss that sent her on a whirlwind of emotions, she thankfully wouldn’t have to wait long for her rainbow baby to arrive. When her baby was labelled “too big” to go full term, Cass utilised the knowledge she gained…
 
On today’s episode midwife and first-time mum, Caitlin, shares the birth of her daughter at home. Caitlin comes from a long family history of heavily medicalised births but a homebirth was something that always deeply resonated with her. Being considered a high-risk pregnancy meant she would face resistance along the way, but instead of allowing ou…
 
Today’s show features a positive hospital birth story from first-time mum, Lara. Having initially felt hesitant towards hypnobirthing, it didn’t take long for the knowledge she and her husband gained from that course to spark their excitement and trust for birth. Empowered with knowledge and confidence in her body and baby, Lara went on to have the…
 
Today’s episode features the three births of Gold Coast mother, Tammy. Although her first birth, in the hospital, was a drug-free physiological birth, she details being left with hints of birth trauma from the sheer intensity of it. She took what she learned from that birth into her second, where her son made a speedy entrance earthside at home. He…
 
Today’s episode features the birth journey of first time mum, Zion. Being born at home herself, Zion knew without a doubt that a homebirth was the only option for her. At a 6 week scan it was discovered she was carrying twins but sadly one of them wasn’t to be. Despite this loss, she went on to have a healthy and fulfilling pregnancy. She narrates …
 
S3 EP69: Today’s episode features the undisturbed homebirth of Luca. After hearing Dr Sarah Buckley’s episode on PBA, Alex knew she needed to work on the fears and limiting beliefs she had around birth. Diving deep into physiological birth, she slowly entered the birth portal feeling empowered by the knowledge she gained and primed for her journey …
 
On today’s episode I chat with Northern Rivers mother, Charlie, about her two births. Charlie’s first birth was a transfer from home ending in an emergency caesarean section. Diving deep into the emotions she was left with after that experience, she was able to pull from it the lesson she needed to bring into her next birth; deep surrender. When th…
 
On today’s show I speak with author, nutritionist and mother-of-two, Tahlia, about her two homebirths. Her first labour was a test of endurance, beginning with inconsistent surges that grew in intensity over a 30 hour period. Her second birth experience she describes as never quite kicking up a notch like she was anticipating it would; giving birth…
 
Welcome back to season 3 of Positive Birth Australia. I am beyond excited to be back sharing inspiring and educational stories to assist you along your journey. It gives me the greatest pleasure to start this year off with one of the greatest, a Women’s Mysteries teacher and founder of “The School of Shamanic Womancraft, Jane Hardwicke Collings. Ja…
 
Today is a bonus episode I have recorded with previous PBA guest, Dr Diana Pakzamir from Blossom Family Chiropractic. You might remember she had an accidental free birth at home during the height of the pandemic, which you can listen to over on episode 59. Today Diana is giving us some insight into the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can s…
 
S2 EP65: Today’s episode features the inspirational journey of freebirthing twin mama, Ally. The birth of Ally’s first daughter was a pleasant enough experience for her to opt back into the same model of care during her second pregnancy, until one simple question from her five year old daughter prompted her to consider a homebirth. Using fertility …
 
On today’s show I chat with Perth mother, Jenna, about her two births. Jenna’s first birth at a birthing centre was relatively straight-forward, until the moment her daughter lagged taking her first breath causing her to be swiftly taken away. When she called in her second baby, a son that she had felt around her from a small child, she initially d…
 
On today’s show I chat with birth photographer and mother of three, Bianca. Having birthed her first two babies within the hospital system, it wasn’t until she started documenting birth that the potent contrast between birth environments and the impact that can have on women, became apparent. When she conceived her third baby, she applied all the k…
 
On this week's episode I chat with first-time mum, Lucy, about her unmedicated birth in the hospital. Lucy admits she knew nothing about birth when she first fell pregnant but dreamed of having a natural, physiological birthing experience. Seeking out the knowledge she required, she found a hypnobirthing course provided her, and her partner, with a…
 
Today’s episode features the four births of Brisbane midwife and soon-to-be mother of five, Dayna. Having her first child at a young age meant she entered her journey from maiden to mother with very little knowledge on birth or the type of care she wanted. Although at the time she considered that experience a positive one, seeing her sister have a …
 
Today’s episode is one of miracles and heartache - featuring the long journey of birth photographer and mother of two, Amy. After losing one of her fallopian tubes to an ectopic pregnancy and being told by a specialist that she had minimal chances of conceiving naturally, Amy finally got her miracle baby. Although feeling overwhelmed with gratitude…
 
On today’s show I chat with Melbourne chiropractor and mother of two, Diana. Coming from a long-line of generational birth trauma, Diana chose to change the narrative with her own birth journey. She hired a doula, did a hypnobirthing course and learnt all she could about physiological birth to give her the tools and knowledge she needed to navigate…
 
Featuring on today’s episode is award-winning Hypnobirthing Practitioner and mother of two, Shari, from Belly2Birth. Initially fearful of birth, she found herself being pulled to hypnobirthing and decided that despite the financial pressure at the time, completing a course was a non-negotiable. She describes the birth of her son as a huge awakening…
 
Featuring on today’s show is author and founder of the Positive Birth Movement, Milli Hill. Today we discuss the lessons and insights gained through her own birth experiences and how a small weekly column catapulted her to become one of the leading voices for women’s rights in childbirth. Taking snippets from her book "Give Birth Like a Feminist" w…
 
Today’s episode features the two birth stories of Adelaide mother, Emma. Scheduling an induction after a rise in concern around her baby’s growth, Emma experienced a fast, whirlwind birth that left her feeling stunned and dazed. Second time around she educated herself by completing a hypnobirthing course and describes her daughter’s birth as painle…
 
Today’s episode features midwife, Anna, taking us through her breech birth journey. Originally wanting to birth at home through her hospitals midwifery program, she realised it was not an option after exhausting all efforts to turn her baby. Initially expecting to feel devastated when her final attempt ,doing an ECV failed, she left that appointmen…
 
On today’s episode we hear the birth story of first-time mum, Madelin. Having no concept of the types of care available to her, she entered the system and quickly felt overwhelmed and stressed by certain experiences. After completing a hypnobirthing course with her husband, they felt armed with knowledge walking into a midwife appointment at the ho…
 
On today’s episode I chat with Lisa about her fast and furious birth. Prior to her daughter being born Lisa says she felt terrified of birth and completely unprepared for what was ahead of her. Having only heard trauma-filled birth stories, she was consumed with doubt in her bodies abilities and lacked the knowledge to navigate the system. After bo…
 
Todays show features the two contrasting births of Perth mum, Shannon. She describes her first birth as a traumatic and powerless experience that led her into a dark postpartum period, leaving her feeling incompetent. When she and her husband decided to try for another baby, they both agreed they did not want to relive that same story and opted to …
 
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