Listening to Pregnancy Intuition with Hannah Smerkonich | Natural Birth and Baby

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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:


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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

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I really enjoyed sharing our story of Keziah’s birth. I realize I mentioned several times the video my husband took of her first breaths and I’m happy to share that video with your listeners if they would like to see it themselves.


    Hannah ,
    I really enjoyed your story , and thank you Kristen for your amazing podcast!


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!

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