Have a Surreal Birth Experience! | Emily Alsheskie

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #4

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Emily Alsheskie never really had any experience around children -nor was she all that excited about having kids. Oh, how things change! Check out her awesome and unconventional home water birth story, that happened while she lived in a small apartment, while going to school. Plus, many of the things she did to prepare for her birth, including hypnobirthing, chiropractic, saltwater pool, birthing affirmations, deep meditation, and more.


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Some of what we talked about:

  • How she connected with baby during pregnancy, to lessen fears
  • Listening to her gut: switching from birth center to homebirth
  • Third stage of labor, and bleeding
  • All the prep things: hypnobirthing, chiropractic, saltwater pool, birthing affirmations, deep meditation…
  • And details of her awesome story. Duh. 🙂


Some of Emily’s favorite resources for birth preparation:


Other Birthful episodes that relate to, or are mentioned throughout this story:



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All photos are used with permission, courtesy of Emily Alsheskie, and were taken by ©Helena Benediktsdóttir.

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Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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