The VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast!

EP62 | Perfect Birth

EP62 | Perfect Birth

Let's talk about the idea of this "perfect birth". I've had a couple of clients tell me after they have birthed- that perfect birth isn't real. So I thought it would be good to explore in a podcast episode with you. Perfect birth isn't achievable.  They mentioned that...

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EP61 | Planning your positive homebirth space

EP61 | Planning your positive homebirth space

In this episode, I have a chat with my dear friend Janet Purcell from Birthplace. Janet is a mother of two, Doula, RN and self-confessed birth nerd (she loooveees all things birth).  And let me mention this powerhouse woman birthed an almost 5-kilo baby out of her...

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EP59 | 10 things to pack in your homebirth transfer bag

EP59 | 10 things to pack in your homebirth transfer bag

Heya!! And welcome back to another episode on the VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast. I'm your host Ashley Winning!  I've been sick with Covid and I'm hoping my voice holds up today! I decided to create a fun little Mini-Series for Birth & Transfer Planning over the...

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EP56 | Choosing your own adventure

EP56 | Choosing your own adventure

In this episode, I talk about homebirth and freebirth as your very own choice and choosing your own adventure.  Often women choosing to homebirth lose sight that they are actually the ones steering their journey and that they are in full control of where this glorious...

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EP54| Guest – Kemi Johnson for a chat on birth

EP54| Guest – Kemi Johnson for a chat on birth

In this episode, I sit down for a good old chit-chat with the amazing Kemi Johnson.  I've snuck a hold of Kemi's Instagram bio to share a brief introduction in Kemi and what she stands for.  Queen/Empress 👑💥🌟Mother, Birthkeeper, Birth Activist, Birth Nerd, Speaker,...

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EP53| It’s all in the Self Worth

EP53| It’s all in the Self Worth

In this episode, I share how a lot of your self-doubt, lack of belief and trust may be down to a shaky foundation of self-worth.  I'm going to deep dive into this topic and show you when and how your self worth has been eroded since you were little and what you can do...

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EP51| All about Special Scars

EP51| All about Special Scars

In this episode, I am discussing special scars!! What they are, how they happen, what the risks are and what that means for you if you have a special scar! If you have one you will more than likely know about it. The surgeons would usually recommend or tell you to...

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EP50| Daily morning mindset ritual

EP50| Daily morning mindset ritual

In this episode, I discuss how a daily morning mindset ritual has supercharged my day and helped me move from feeling overwhelmed & exhausted to feeling energised and ready to take on the day!  If you are feeling worn out, overwhelmed, out of rhythm and routine,...

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EP48| Creating & Visualising your dream homebirth

EP48| Creating & Visualising your dream homebirth

In this episode, we discuss how you can create and visualise your dream homebirth. This one is a goodie if you are wondering if homebirth is really a good option for you, or you're stuck in your head listening to scary stories of what could go wrong. I want to help...

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EP47| 3 books I recommend for your homebirth

EP47| 3 books I recommend for your homebirth

In this episode, I share 3 books I recommend for your homebirth, plus one little extra sneaky one I haven't yet read but know will be amazing! I'm going to share my top 3 recommended books, plus why I recommend them.  I'd love to hear what your favourite books are and...

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EP46| Find the right Doula for your homebirth

EP46| Find the right Doula for your homebirth

In this episode, we take a look at how you can find the right Doula for you to support you in your VBAC Homebirth journey. While Doula's can be an amazing support and member of your homebirth team, it's important to under why you want to have a doula at your...

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EP42| How to protect your pregnancy VBAC Homebirth bubble

EP42| How to protect your pregnancy VBAC Homebirth bubble

In this episode, we take a deeper dive into how you can protect your pregnancy VBAC Homebirth bubble and why it's important to protect it. Here's is a snippet of what I covered in this episode. 1.  Be mindful of who you share your VBAC Homebirth plans with. 2.  Don’t...

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EP41| Signs of Uterine Rupture

EP41| Signs of Uterine Rupture

In this episode, I discuss some of the signs of uterine rupture.  Uterine rupture is something that VBAC mama's worry about a lot.  It is super important from a mindset perspective that you learn as much about uterine rupture and understands the risks so that you go...

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EP38| What is Freebirth?

EP38| What is Freebirth?

In this episode, we dive deep into the word Freebirth. Have you ever wondered what a freebirth is?  Maybe you know a little bit or a lot - but want to find out even more. I share my own experiences and views of the word Freebirth and how it can be used. Essentially...

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EP37| 5 Ways to avoid vaginal tearing in your VBAC Homebirth

EP37| 5 Ways to avoid vaginal tearing in your VBAC Homebirth

In this episode, I share my tips on how you can avoid vaginal tearing in your VBAC Homebirth  I go into detail about my personal experiences and what I have found through my training and research around birth.  Going into my HBA2C I was pretty worried about tearing. I...

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EP34| Jamie – FBA2C, third time’s a charm!

EP34| Jamie – FBA2C, third time’s a charm!

In this episode, we meet Jamie, mother of three little ones!  Jamie recorded this interview just 6 weeks postpartum.  Jamie had an easy-going first pregnancy.  Was offered a stretch and sweep and after talking to a friend who said it wasn't painful decided just to...

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EP33| Tahlia – Mother-led Pregnancy & Intuitive Freebirth

EP33| Tahlia – Mother-led Pregnancy & Intuitive Freebirth

In this episode, we meet Tahlia, mother of two little ones who are less than 18 months apart.  Tahlia fell pregnant just 6 1/2 months postpartum with her second baby after a surgical birth.  She lives in South Coast NSW Australia.  Tahlia identifies herself as part of...

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EP31| What supplies do you need for your VBAC Freebirth?

EP31| What supplies do you need for your VBAC Freebirth?

In this episode, I share some of the supplies I used in my freebirth - as well as talk about why they came in handy! Here is the list I typed up for notes for this episode to save you writing everything down. I got into more detail and share how to use some of the...

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EP30| Guest Interview – Dr Sarah Buckley

EP30| Guest Interview – Dr Sarah Buckley

In this episode, we meet Dr Sarah Buckley! Dr Sarah Buckley is trained as a GP with qualifications in GP obstetrics. She has been writing and lecturing to childbirth professionals and parents since 1997 and is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle...

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EP29| Ellie – 5.75kg HBAC Rural location

EP29| Ellie – 5.75kg HBAC Rural location

In this episode, we meet Ellie who lives 2.5 hours Northwest of Dubbo, NSW on a corporate farm. As we were recording this episode Ellie has the tractors sewing the next crop on the farm which didn't help with the temperamental internet connection on the farm. But we...

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EP28| Lisa – Inverted T Special Scar HBAC

EP28| Lisa – Inverted T Special Scar HBAC

In this episode, we meet Lisa who lives in America and had her second baby in the Covid Pandemic.  Lisa planned for a vaginal birth with her first baby, and during labour ended up birthing her baby by a surgical birth.   During the surgery, the surgeons needed to cut...

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EP23| Vanessa – Accidental Homebirth born en caul

EP23| Vanessa – Accidental Homebirth born en caul

EP23| Vanessa - Accidental Homebirth born en caul In this episode, we meet Vanessa, a school teacher, mother of two based in Brisbane.  Vanessa decided to trust in private health care and selected a private OBGYN who had been recommended to her.   She loved having...

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EP21| Ashley – Part 4 – A peaceful & calm postpartum

EP21| Ashley – Part 4 – A peaceful & calm postpartum

EP21| Ashley - Part 4 - A peaceful & calm postpartum - Plan yours today! In this episode, I share how I had a peaceful & calm postpartum. I planned, organised and had a peaceful & calm postpartum full of support & love while healing from pregnancy and...

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EP16| Mothers’ Blessings (Blessing Ways) with Ashley

EP16| Mothers’ Blessings (Blessing Ways) with Ashley

EP16| Mothers' Blessings (Blessing Ways) with Ashley In this episode, I share my recent enriching and loving experience with my first Mothers' Blessing that was held and hosted by my dear friend Sheree from Falcon Spirit Healing.  Sheree wrote a beautiful post on...

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EP13| Sasha – HBA2C Big Babies & Long labours

EP13| Sasha – HBA2C Big Babies & Long labours

EP13| Sasha - HBA2C Big Babies & Long labours In this episode, we meet Sasha who is a mother to three boys and lives in rural NSW. When Sasha found out she was pregnant she was living in the UK with long term partner and they decided to move back to Australia to...

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EP12| Dr Rachel Reed – Instinctive & Physiological Birth

EP12| Dr Rachel Reed – Instinctive & Physiological Birth

EP12| Dr Rachel Reed - Instinctive & Physiological Birth In this episode, we meet Dr Rachel Reed. Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has practised midwifery in a range of models and...

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EP11| Working through fear with Ashley

EP11| Working through fear with Ashley

EP11| Working through fear with Ashley In this episode Ashley - Doula and Mother shares how you can work through fear to help you rock your VBAC Homebirth. I share some of the fears I have had in my previous pregnancies and births and the fear I have been working...

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EP8| Emerald – A Planned Freebirth HBAC

EP8| Emerald – A Planned Freebirth HBAC

  EP8| Emerald - A Planned Freebirth HBAC In this episode, we meet Emerald, a mother of two who birthed her first baby in the USA by an unplanned c-section. She was planning on having a birth at a private birth centre with midwives and skipped the 20-week scan...

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EP3| Aimee – 2 HBAC with supportive midwife

EP3| Aimee – 2 HBAC with supportive midwife

  Aimee - 2 HBAC with a supportive midwife In this episode, we meet Aimee as she shares her story of being educated and planning a vaginal homebirth with her a trusted midwife with the first baby.  After some bleeding around 36 weeks, Aimee meets with an OBGYN to...

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EP2| Kamal – Unplanned, unassisted homebirth (VBAC)

EP2| Kamal – Unplanned, unassisted homebirth (VBAC)

  Kamal - Unplanned, unassisted homebirth (VBAC) In this episode, we meet Kamal, a mother of two boys living on the Gold Coast.  Kamal shares her story of wanting to have a vaginal hospital birth and finding out late in her pregnancy that baby was breech.  There...

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EP1| Welcome to the Podcast! Why this Podcast?

EP1| Welcome to the Podcast! Why this Podcast?

​ Welcome to this VBAC Homebirth Podcast! Hello & Welcome to this brand new podcast and the first episode to The VBAC Homebirth Stories Podcast. I invite you to join me today where I share a little bit about me - Ashley, mother of two and Doula as I share the...

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