"Irresponsible and Selfish:" Lathena's OB Was Wrong, and Momma Enjoyed Her Coffee
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
In this Herstoric episode, we delve into Lathena's tumultuous journey through first birth, marked by painful moments that led her to some empowering questions. It's a story of resilience, defiance, and the quest for respectful care. Lathena's story begins with the use of Cytotec, a medication to induce labor, which led to contractions that tested her endurance. But that was just the beginning. A nurse, who seemed to have an endless stream of commentary, added to the chaos, making Lathena's experience even more challenging. As if that wasn't enough, the premature clamping of the umbilical cor ..read more
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From Anti-Homebirth to Homebirth Advocate: Elyse's Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
From anti-homebirth to a home birth advocate, Elyse Vitale Homel shares her homebirth journey during covid and delves into her thought process, fears, and decisions about the safety of home birth versus a hospital birth. Elyse and host midwife Kayti discuss how they weighed pros and cons, explored risk factors, and unraveled the myths around modern midwifery. Tune in to hear about the incredible timing of baby Vaughn's arrival and how the home birth experience unfolded. Topics Include: Hospital Based Birth Center Experience Hospital Birth Center vs Home Birth:  How to Choose? Home Birth ..read more
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From Preeclamptic Induction to Vegan Superpower; Veronica's Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Grab your headphones!! Join us for a chat with Veronica who will make you giggle and ponder, as she shares her twists and turns of her birthing journey. From possibly false claims about preeclampsia and ensuing medical induction in her first birth, to becoming vegan and having a transformed pregnancy experience in her second, Veronica walks us from the medical model through the joy of the midwifery model and how she found strength in her journey. Topics Discussed: - Inductions!! For two days before her due date due to concerns about preeclampsia "maybe in a couple of weeks" - Pressure from th ..read more
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From Timid Meerkat to Roaring Lion: Zerah's Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Sharing her impactful story for the first time, Zerah shares her journey of finding that one midwife who clicked, the listening Kayti! Walking us through the transformation of what once was a timid voice on the phone, and the journey to self discovery that resulted in a birth that she loved. As well as sharing the beautiful essence of midwifery and how that can bring an empowering birth, Zerah shares with us her story of the power of living her own magic in birthing. Topics Discussed: Zerah's Profile on Instagram VBAC Midwifery Model of Care Unassisted Birth  Kayti’s midwifery practice ..read more
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From "Lies and Coercion" to Bad-Assed-Ness: Christie and Mark's Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Christie and Mark faced “coercion and lies” during their hospital birth. They were pressured into doing things they said “NO!” to and they capitulated under duress. Today, we hear how they directed their next birth with a bitchin'-level of control and loved their experience. In this episode, host midwife Phyllis “Kayti” Buehler, Licensed Midwife in Carlsbad, CA, interviews Christie and Mark Green, a mother and father who share their traumatic first birth experience and the redemptive empowering next birth of baby #2. Topics discussed: How to speak with medical professional when it feels lik ..read more
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3 kids, A Loss, and then Her Rainbow Baby: Daisy's Pure Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Daisy's story is like none other.  3 charming children born of 3 hospital births, then a 4th baby, stillborn, lost during Covid among providers scared to touch or treat her.  Daisy's parents believed there was a better way for her.  Daisy came looking for a Partera, like her parents knew from their Mexican village : the traditional world where midwives are a long line of women who support the women in their village in their birthing.   She googled "midwife" and found home birth.  In this bubbly podcast, Daisy describes the treatment she received in all 4 of her bi ..read more
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The Funnies: Lola and Raul's Exciting VBAC Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
This is a funny episode folks.  Prepare to chuckle wherever you are.  Lola and Raul, a lovely funny duo with the burning desire for a better birth after a chaotic hospital cesarean, share their hectic and insanity-inducing first birth. Deployed for part of the pregnancy, Raul was not able to support her when Lola was diagnosed and medicated for gestational diabetes.  NOW she shares her incredible journey with her 2nd baby, and how it caused him to lose 30 pounds and she’s become a farmer who wants to grow fruits and veggies on a biosphere! Lola’s story is a very common one: &nbs ..read more
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Not Inducing? That's New Territory! Julie and Tevin's WAAAAY Better Next Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Hey there, lovely listeners! Julie and Tevin were the resounding crackle of INSPIRATION for this midwife to bring help for better births to second time births.  This is THEM! Julie and Tevin! The folks you see on all the glossy images on the website and the podcast front page.  Julie and Tevin changed how I thought about what I was doing and what they needed - what all my families need - to get that better birth. So today we get to dive into the heartwarming world of Julie and Tevin. They share their experience of a hard first birth -  labor with an epidural, being checked for d ..read more
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Flood and Redemptions : My Tub In Their Shower: Jen and Derek's Hilarious 2nd Birth
A Better Next Birth Podcast Edition
by Kayti Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (U.S.)
4M ago
Hi Parents! Today, Jen and Derek talk about their needs in their first pregnancy for more in-depth discussions.  They report feeling rushed in their midwife appointments through a process guided. Kayti highlights the challenges within the healthcare system that often lead to rushed appointments and limited discussion time. Jennifer shares her fear of epidurals and desire to avoid them. She talked about her discomfort with the hospital environment and the fear of being confined to a bed during labor. Taking a different approach, Jennifer discusses her second pregnancy and how she sought a ..read more
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