Big Birth Junkie
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Birth. It is everywhere. Literally. Every day with each birth there are new stories to be told, wisdom to be shared and knowledge to be learned. Elizabeth Bachner sees birth in a unique way: As life lessons that help us grow as spiritual beings having human experiences. Childbirth is her prose, her jam, and her calling. We are your safe space for the sharing of those experiences from all different perspectives and many walks of life. Through curious conversation and storytelling, there is always something new to learn about how amazing we are as humans in body, mind, and spirit!. BBJ is packed with practical advice and helpful tips. We will discuss not only the joys and triumphs, but we go there - towards the challenges to learn how they were navigated so you can learn how resilient and strong we are. We talk with the pregnant person, their partner(s), the doula, midwives, OBs, and grandparents - anyone who was part of the birth! We will cover it all - pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Join us to not only listen and be inspired but to feed your mind, open your heart and let your inner Birth Junkie out!!
||Clean22 • Sam Huggins - Conception, 2 Births, Going from 1 to 2 children, Precipitous Labor, Doulas & Postpartum Challenges||This is a special podacst for me because you really get a peak into my world and listen to what happens when a group of doulas and birth junkies get together to listen to a birth story and share wisdom. In sharing the stories of both of Sam’s kids...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 • Jennica Schwartzman & Family - HVBAC (Home Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean) of her 2nd Child||For more information to go: GraceFull or follow us: @gracefullbirth or our guest: @jennicarenee__________This episode is sponsored by GraceFull where you can find BBJ's host Elizabeth's free ebook Birth Planning: All the Questions to Ask and all kinds..||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 • Lauren Archer: Gestational Diabetes, Vegan Diet, Natural Induction, Possibly Transport & Homebirth||Lauren Archer, who you may know as the vagina behind the policy changes for IG and FB around showing vaginal births, shares her journey into becoming a mother that has quite a few twists and turns before she learns the ultimate lesson, “Your...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 • Amber Lestrange - Home Waterbirth, Ectopic Pregnancy, Postpartum Thoughts & Healing of Hormonal Imbalances||Today we are talking with We are going to talk with one half of the podcast & blog The Mother Loving Future and GraceFull Mama Amber Lestrange. We recorded this podcast live at an event with did with Hatch Collection and covered a lot of ground....||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 • Lorena Garcia LIVE in Phoenix - Two Miscarriages from MTHFR, Birthing & Post Partum Stories||Lorena Garcia was born and raised in Mexico City and comes from a culture that revolves around community and family. Lorena shares with us her full journey into parenthood - from the heartbreak of her first two miscarriages to finding joy and...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 • Dee Poku - Birthing in Manhattan and Parenting Wisdom||Dee Poku who is a British New Yorker by way of Ghana. Dee is the Co-Founder and CEO of WIE (Women Inspiration and Enterprise), a leadership network whose mission is to support women in their career ambitions by providing real...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 • The Judy Chicago Series: Twin Loss - Mara Hoffman||TRIGGER WARNING * we talk about prenatal loss * Known for her world-renowned fashion line Mara Hoffman is an activist, mother, and visionary. In this beautiful episode, we sit down to talk about her journey through IVF, conceiving twins, and facing...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 • MINISODE: The Judy Chicago Series: Maternity Clothing and Working Mothers - Ariane Goldman||Welcome to a special Mini-Sode with Ariane Goldman, the creator and CEO of the maternity fashion line HATCH. We get into the nitty-gritty of maternity fashion as we discuss the history of maternity clothing, her inspiration for starting her...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 • Genevive Slonim - Birthing in Foreign Land (The Birth of her First Child)||Genevive has been deeply active in peace activism and social justice work for over 20 years. 10 years ago she found herself pregnant in a foreign country with no community. It was through the birth of her first child that she found what was to become...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 • Katie Vigos - An Unmediated Hosptial Birth & A Bliss-filled Home Birth||Katie Vigos is a Registered Nurse and mother of three boys in Los Angeles, California who is best known for her popular IG feed Empowered Birth Project which led the way to allow for #uncensoredchildbirth photos on both IG and FB. Her first son...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 • Lindsey Bliss and her doula Sam Huggins - Home Birth of baby #7||Lindsey Bliss has devoted her life to all things birth, as both a mother, doula and the Co-Director of Carriage House Birth, a Brooklyn-based doula collective. Lindsey’s own path to motherhood has been filled with twists and turns she...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 • The Judy Chicago Series: A Conversation with the Artist Judy Chicago||When I was first asked to be a part of this special series of birth art for the Pasadena Museum, I had no idea who Judy Chicago was. I just said "yes" because I'm a birth junkie who wants to see more images of people giving birth to help humanize the...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 • The Judy Chicago Series: Birthing in Community - Hannah Roloson and her sister Kamala||Hannah and Kamala grew up in a community where childbirth was celebrated and an inclusive community event. When Hannah got pregnant there was no doubt in her mind that her family would be there for the big day. Not only do we get to hear the story of...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 • The Judy Chicago Series: Breastfeeding Challenges - Erin Battles||Before Erin gave birth to her son, she didn’t spend a lot of time worrying about breastfeeding. Once he was born, however, they experienced their share of difficulties. She and her son had a long labor, and her milk took a long time to come in,...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 • The Judy Chicago Series: Being a Single Mother - Faith Hitchon||Faith Hitchon shares with us her pregnancy, labor and postpartum journey. And specifically the day she became a single mama. Please note, we have a *trigger warning* in this podcast with information on how you can skip over the section that...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 • The Judy Chicago Series: Stretch Marks - Renee Watkins||Renee first noticed she had stretch marks when she was 14 and remembers thinking “Does this mean I’m ugly? Are people going to think I’m ugly?” After the birth of her children, she was ashamed, embarrassed, and often felt that she had ruined...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 • The Judy Chicago Series: Mother India - Sarranya Chinna||Sarranya is from India and lives in a joint family that includes not only her husband and children but also her In-laws and the family elders. There is a lot of community support when a woman gets pregnant in India. On the one hand, it is helpful and...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 • The Judy Chicago Series: Tubes Tied - Natalie Raymond||Natalie always knew that she never wanted to be a mom. Every year since she was a teenager she asked her doctors to have her tubes tied. Natalie and I explore the societal pressure placed on women to have a baby, the ticking of the...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 • The Judy Chicago Series: Water Breaking - Rhonda Edelstein||Rhonda is the mother of two beautiful children, both of whom were born at the hospital. There was an expectation on the 2nd birth, because of the ease of her first birth. But, as it happens, she had two very different births with both her children...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 • The Judy Chicago Series: Baby Crowning at the Hospital- Kelly & Jason McKnight||When Kelly gave birth to her 3rd child in the hospital she kept saying, "I need to push!" but was dismissed by the nurse. She was blessed to have her mom in the room who took control because Kelly's son was right there, crowning, between her legs....||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 • The Judy Chicago Series: Adoption - Melissa and Travis Fischer||Melissa and Travis Fischer Share Their Birth Stories||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 • The Judy Chicago Series: Birth Tear & Episiotomy - Natalie (Mimi) Dohler||Natalie (Mimi) Dohler Shares her Birth Stories||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Big Birth Junkie - Elizabeth Bachner||Dreams. Yes, literal dreams. That is how I became a midwife. In this intro podcast, I share with you my story on how I became a midwife and my intention for this podcast. Within this podcast I am hoping you find inspiration to know that you have...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Truly inspiring to hear real people telling real stories about their challenges and inspirations. And Elizabeth is brilliant.
Elizabeth has sought out a range of women with truly amazing stories. These stories are raw, powerful, and real. While each story is personal and unique to each family, they also demonstrate the universality of birth, shed light on topics not readily discussed, and open us to new ways of seeing and understanding the birthing experience.
Elizabeth was born to create community around the perinatal journey. Her wise words and experience as a doula, midwife and healer coupled with her awesome pool of guests keep the topics around birth relievent, purposeful and inspiring.