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Birth Story Podcast

Aug 15, 2022

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and childhood sexual assault

Heidi sits down with Juanita Chase and discusses her history of sexual assault and how that shaped her life and pregnancies. 

In this episode Juanita shares about her first 2 birth stories and how her past trauma surfaced in labor.

In part 2 (the next episode)...


Aug 2, 2022

This week Heidi shares a story of one of her doula clients who had an unmedicated, homebirth like story, birth at a hospital. Heidi outlines how you can have a story like this too (if that is something you want!).

Listen this week to hear about having the right midwifery team, being educated, having an involved partner,...


Jul 28, 2022

Heidi brings her doula partner Collin on the show today to chat with sexuality educator Erica Smith. The conversation was intended for rapid fire, but it organically unfolded to be about sex, sexuality, sex in pregnancy and postpartum, initating after babies, and how to talk to your kids about sex. We even talk about...


Jul 21, 2022

Sarah Martin brings all the WOW in this episode. Trigger Warning: Infant loss at 18 weeks. 

Sarah talks about being a young mom in her 20s and 30s and just doing whatever the doctors told her to do which led to epidurals and losing her power. 

At 40, in a new marriage and healing from loss, she explores having a doula,...


Jul 12, 2022

Heidi chats about her trip to Colorado and camping with a Mama Moose and her new baby Moose and Heidi's reflections on nature, being mammals and how the world treats us in the postpartum period. She takes a deep dive into the postpartum guide and breastfeeding guide available through Birth Story Academy. 

It's not too...