Listening to Pregnancy Intuition with Hannah Smerkonich

Hannah shared her experiences advocating for herself and having a great natural hospital birth in last week's podcast – this week she shares why she chose an unassisted birth for her second baby, and what she learned from that pregnancy and birth!

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • How Hannah is learning the joy of enjoying the moment at hand 😉
  • The search for a home birth midwife
  • How Hannah knew that the care provider she interviewed wasn't the right fit
  • What got her thinking about unassisted pregnancy and unassisted birth (plus the difference between those two!)
  • Talking about home birth or unassisted birth with your husband
  • How to research complications and other issues that worry you
  • Keeping your own prenatal records (or choosing not to)
  • How Hannah handled things when she was concerned about a complication
  • How to prepare for an unassisted birth
  • Dealing with concerns about a breech baby
  • Keziah's birth story – and what Hannah did when Keziah was slow to take her first breath
  • Choosing whom to have at your baby's birth

Here's a video clip from Keziah's birth:

Right-click here to download the Episode MP3

Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

(NOTE: Want a Perfect Birth Plan Template? Use this template and step-by-step videos to write a birth plan that gets your birth team on your side for a beautiful birth experience! Get the birth plan kit here.)

Handle Labor Pain

Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

The tips, tools, and straight talk you want for pregnancy, childbirth, and bringing up baby

how to listen to mama intuition

About the author 


Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. I REALLY loved hearing this story!! My first birth was a hospital birth. I am REALLY trying to “convince” my husband to let me have a home birth for our next one! Thank you for your encouragement. I need to get started on my research so he can feel confident in my abilities. lol For our first child, I was at least successful in moving him from “all women should get C-sections” to not thinking I was crazy to not want any medical interventions. So I think we can keep it going!

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}