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Australian Birth Stories

Jan 29, 2018

In today’s episode, I interview Eliza Curby. Eliza shares how she fell pregnant for the first time after being with her partner for just three months. Eliza and Ben were thrilled as they had wanted to start a family quickly. Despite not being covered for Private Hospital care in pregnancy, Eliza wanted to go to...


Jan 22, 2018

In today’s episode, I interview Beth Johnson. Beth shares her two pregnancies and births with us. Beth recalls her first pregnancy as beautiful and uneventful which resulted in a lovely water birth through the midwifery program at Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women. Seven years after having her first daughter, Beth...


38 | Jasmyne Summerfield Three Births, Car Delivery by Grandma, Midwife Mother

Jan 15, 2018

 In today’s episode, I interview Jasmyne Summerfield. Jasmyne shares her three very different pregnancies and births. Jasmyne is a midwife and discusses a variety of issues such as severe reflux, food allergies,  tongue ties, and her most recent birth of Caris, who was delivered by her mother in the car on the way to the hospital. Jasmyne was able to use her midwifery knowledge to know that Quinn was posterior during the end stages of her pregnancy and she, therefore, kept very active when her labour began. After labouring at home for some time she got into the bath at the birth center. After having three strong contractions in the bath, Jasmyne wanted to get out as she wasn’t comfortable in the water and she fainted just after getting out. In hindsight, she believes she fainted as she was in transition. Despite feeling the urge to push Jasmyne was keen to transfer from the birth center into the hospital next door to get an epidural as the pain from her posterior labour was quite overwhelming. After her epidural was in place she was able to get some rest and regroup. After pushing for 2 hours, Jas was able to deliver Quinn unassisted. During Theo’s labour Jas was in denial about being in active labour and she stayed at home for the majority of her contractions. After arriving at the birth center, her waters broke in the shower and she made the transition into the bath. After just one contraction in the bath and his head was born, a small amount of meconium was detected in the water. As meconium was discovered Jas’ midwife called the pediatrician so that she could check on Theo’s his breathing once he was delivered.  Theo was checked quickly and found to be perfect so he was returned to Jas very quickly after delivery. To hear how Jasmyne delivered her third baby Caris in the car with the help of her husband and mother tune into the podcast interview. To connect with Jasmyne on Instagram: Chasingthesummerfields Today’s show is sponsored by Mammojo . The Mammojo Lactivewear® range has been specifically designed for new mothers who believe that breastfeeding should not be a barrier to living a full and active life.  Mammojo is offering all Australian Birth Stories listeners 15% off their Lactivewear® range by using code ABS18.  https://www.mammojo.com Topics covered: Group B Strep positive, birth center, Polly Cystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS), posterior, epidural, postpartum bleed, reflux, nursing aversion, allergies, tongue tie, upper lip tie, advocating for postnatal care, sleep deprivation, meconium, managed to the third stage, placenta encapsulation, co-sleeping, car delivery.

In today’s episode, I interview Jasmyne Summerfield. Jasmyne shares her three very different pregnancies and births. Jasmyne is a midwife and discusses a variety of issues such as severe reflux, food allergies,  tongue ties, and her most recent birth of Caris, who was delivered by her mother in the car on the way to...


Jan 8, 2018

 37 | Karla Rose Two Birth Center Water Births In today’s episode, I interview Karla Rose. Karla shares her pregnancies and births with her daughter Mini and her son Ruko. At 42 weeks Karla woke at 1 am and her waters went as she went to the bathroom. Contractions began quite quickly after her waters broke and she made her way to the birth center. After an intense contraction at the center, she got into the bath while she was transitioning. Mini was born into the water and her husband Ben delivered her. When she was born they were cuddling Mini for nearly 40minutes before they thought to check to see the sex of the baby.  To hear more about Karla’s pregnancy with her son Ru and his birth tune into the podcast episode here.

37 | Karla Rose Two Birth Center Water Births

In today’s episode, I interview Karla Rose. Karla shares her pregnancies and births with her daughter Mini and her son Ruko. At 42 weeks Karla woke at 1 am and her waters went as she went to the bathroom. Contractions began quite quickly after her waters broke and she...


Jan 1, 2018

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In today’s episode, I interview Rozalia Russian. Rozalia takes us through her pregnancy and birth with both Willow and Kingston. After a very happy and healthy pregnancy with Willow Rozalia went 10 days overdue and was induced to help start her labour. After labouring all day Roza was unable to get past 3cm so...