Reviews
This episode just didn’t feel genuine, and lacked the maturity and helpful experiences that most of the episodes offer
CandoCando via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/10/21
Love listening to all the incredible stories shared. I’ve realised very quickly, no two births are the same. The women make me feel very excited for giving birth whatever way it may go! Thanks Sophie for taking the time to put this together!
12barryella via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/21
sophie has a beautiful interviewing style that allows people to truly share their stories. incredibly insightful & a beautiful community of women learning from each other.
khelmore via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/21
I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning, it is pure gold. Thank you Sophie for delivering a variety of birth stories each week and for educating the community about pregnancy, birth and motherhood. You are doing something truly wonderful!
KristyyCC via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/29/21
This podcast is incredible! As a midwifery student, listening to this podcast has given me so much insight into women’s experiencing social pregnancy, birth and postpartum, and has broadened my understanding of experiences through the medical system. Has been so helpful to me in shaping the way I...Read full review »
cathybell via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/28/21
I’ve devoured almost every episode of this podcast and love it! It’s made me feel so much more confident and knowledgeable about birth. It’s the one podcast I look forward to listening to each week.
monizork via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/21/21
Started listening to Sophie’s podcast after a midwife friend recommended it to me when I first got pregnant. Wow, what an education it has been! I religiously listen to episodes on my walks or drives every day and I feel so much more prepared and educated than I have from reading the “must-read”...Read full review »
The House of Cooke via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/20/21
Listened to this podcast before, during and after my pregnancy! So informative and entertaining. Love this podcast!
hayleelaidely via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/19/21
I loved this during my pregnancy and continue to both as a mum and a health professional. The information is informative and empowering. Sophie’s interview style is like a warm hug.
Kitten356 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/12/21
This podcast was hugely instrumental in assisting me to have a beautiful, connected and empowered birth experience. My husband and I listened to many episodes throughout pregnancy. Hearing so many different experiences gave us direction in terms of sourcing the support we wanted to receive, as...Read full review »
jasminecmcd via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/11/21
I’m actually sad to think of the time when I have finished every episode, what will I do with my life??? I’m so addicted to all these beautiful women stories! Sophie you are incredible! Thank you for this amazing podcast ❤️❤️
ChrissyGal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/11/21
Totally thankful for Sophie and all you bring us each week in this podcast! Really changing how women view birth and showing it doesn’t have to be scary, it can be empowering and the most beautiful experience. Can’t wait to be pregnant again and go through birth with all the new knowledge I now...Read full review »
arghhhhhhhhhhalice via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/08/21
Hi Sophie, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that your podcasts were the definitive reason I felt secure going into my first labour in March! I knew that if all these women could do it, I could too. I had an amazing experience and didn’t need any pain relief to get my 9lb baby here! I...Read full review »
AustralianBirhStoriesPodcast via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/07/21
Thank you so much Sophie for all the hard work you do putting this podcast together. After going into my first birth pretty blind I discovered your podcast. I felt incredibly educated and empowered to make choices for myself and my baby going into my second birth. I hang out every single week for...Read full review »
Sunlightmegs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/06/21
I am preparing for the birth of my first bub in August, birth is something that has always been spoken about with me in a negative, scary and frightening way. This podcast is helping me to overcome my anxieties and fear, the women discussing their stories are inspirational and so empowering....Read full review »
tch21 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/06/21
I only discovered this podcast towards the end of my 3rd pregnancy and I wish I’d found it sooner. Such an amazing way to learn of the many different pregnancy and birth opportunities there are available to us, many of which I hadn’t previously learned about.
Cat Parris via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/04/21
Sophie had such a talent for respectfully interviewing her guests, I love learning about birth by listening to women’s stories. I’m not a mum or trying yet but one day I dream of it, until then I will listen to this. Thanks Sophie!!
georgieee24 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/04/21
I have learned so much and love hearing the stories of the strong amazing women ❤️
marjf82 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/03/21
Listening to these stories is **the** single best and most comprehensive birth-preparation course you could possibly undertake.
EBQLD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/02/21
The resource we wish had always been around!
meliss.w via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/01/21
The best information about the birthing system that you could ever hope for. Sophie goes beyond to ensure listeners are educated prior to navigating the unique and varied pregnancy, birth and newborn phase!
KMurphy88 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/30/21
An Invaluable resource for any male or female embarking on their pregnancy and birth journey
shorshom via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/29/21
I love this podcast!
AnnaWeather via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/29/21
Huge range of different stories, and Sophie is such a lovely, gentle interviewer! I have learnt so much from listening to this podcast.
Suze3010 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/29/21
How wonderful and EXTREMELY informative .... I’m considering studying Midwifery and these podcasts are just filled with knowledge... and we all know knowledge is power. Keep up the great work Sophie!!!
Molishka-shez via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/29/21
I just gave birth to my first baby this week 💕 and this podcast was absolutely instrumental to my journey as a first time mum. It’s an incredible resource for immersing yourself in the birth space in a way that’s approachable and not overwhelming. I inhaled episodes throughout my pregnancy and it...Read full review »
✨✨✨KT via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/28/21
This podcast has been so helpful in preparing me for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. it’s so easy to listen to and covers such a wide range of birth stories - I feel more knowledgeable and empowered heading into my second birth! Listening from Peramangk country, Adelaide hills, SA
Cmary01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/21
Have listened to this podcast for a long time and all throughout my pregnancy (currently 29weeks). Absolutely love it and the website has so many amazing resources. Just hands down amazing.
Ali2671 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/21
As I sit here on my due date I feel so thankful for all the podcasts Sophie has prepared and shared. I actually started listening to these podcasts during my cancer and fertility struggles and they gave me so much hope that one day I’d have my own birth story. The variety and and content is so...Read full review »
Sophie Irv via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/21
Unfortunately Sophie seems to be interviewing people with Instagram presence and not necessarily good tellers of their story. This podcast was amazing but has dropped off.
EmLo😀 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/26/21
So informative and educational. I love the way Sophie allows her guests to speak freely and openly about their journey into motherhood. Eagerly wait each week for a new episode
Natalie Bu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/26/21
Obsessed with these stories of amazing women & their birth stories. Wish I had all the knowledge I do now prior to my own labour & birth. Highly recommend.
aus_chicky via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/24/21
I love recommending friends and family who are planning or expecting a baby start listening to Australian Birth Stories. After four children I still learn things from every episode. One of the most transformative episodes for me was a lovely Mum who spoke about her experience of antenatal...Read full review »
Chems83 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/23/21
I have listened before, during and long after pregnancy! I can’t get enough and it is making me want a third!
tmar11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/21
I’m no where near ready for babies but this is hands down my favourite podcast! I’ve learnt so much and I’m in absolute awe of all the incredible mums worldwide. Thank you Sophie!
cosmic boots via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/21
Thank you Sophie for bringing this podcast to the public. I have been listening for over 2 years now when I found out I was pregnant with my 1st. Unfortunately I had a miscarriage and another 3 subsequent miscarriages (am still waiting patiently for my rainbow). I feel like I have learnt so much...Read full review »
K_iz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/23/21
The best source of inspiration, strength & information for mums to be. So easy to listen to, even with a toddler in tow. Thank you for the incredible resource Sophie, your doing an amazing job keeping us in formed by all the right people 💫100 gold stars for you hard working mumma! I’ve just...Read full review »
ufnrofngien via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/21
Been listening to Australian birth stories since I first fell pregnant with my now 1 year old. It completely helped in my pregnancy and birth as I was so knowledgeable from all the amazing stories that I heard each morning as I walked my dog.
KrissyDLee via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/21
Love listening to your podcast Sophie! Was recommended to me during a hospital antenatal class and I haven’t stopped listening since. Thankyou for all your hard work
lucyellenp via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
Knowledge is power and Sophie provides a diverse range of birth stories that are no bias and educate listeners on all the ways Birth can go. The stories are authentic and Sophie’s part as the interviewer is done in such a conscious, empathetic and knowledgeable way. Cannot recommend highly...Read full review »
zahnhobson via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
I’ve learnt more about birth and pregnancy listening to this podcast than from anywhere else and has me going into pregnancy and my upcoming birth with so much information and positivity 😍
prudence1994 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
Not pregnant but stumbled across this podcast some two years ago and listen religiously! It’s a wealth of knowledge and I feel when I do start a family I’ll be informed and able to advocate for what I want because of all the incredible stories I’ve listed too. Thanks Sophie! ❤️
GM.:) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
Have been listening for years on Spotify, Sophie covers such a broad range of experiences with birth & has created such an amazing podcast & community really.
Freckle E via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
I love this podcast and have learnt so much from listening to them which is preparing me for my own birth. It exposes me to so many different opinions, thoughts and ways of doing things that I always have a stream of questions to ask my midwife. A little book of knowledge this is!
mcbr90 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
I listened to this podcast religiously while pregnant, and it was the most incredible source of valuable information preparing to give birth in a foreign country in a highly medicalised system. I felt so much more empowered by simply having a birth education; I went into it feeling really...Read full review »
sallylh88 via Apple Podcasts · Chile · 04/17/21
I have been listening to this podcast since the beginning and am still addicted 200+ episodes in. I find Sophie to be a great host, asking the questions I’m thinking, but pulling back at the right times, allowing the women to share their story at their own pace. I’ve found it to be my most...Read full review »
Elliott Muma via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
This is the best pregnancy/birth related podcast around. The stories are real, raw and diverse. Absolutely in love with all stories and love the way Sophie structures her interviews.
em.dee via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
One of the first things I ask a new pregnant mama is “do you know about the ABS podcast?” Because it is such an thoughtful and considerate full scope, non judgemental, shoulder to lean on kind of space and that is what all women deserve. Thank you Sophie, your an angel to the birth world.
indydoulalove via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
I have always been obsessed with all things birth and babies and have dreamt of being a mother for as long as I can remember. When I fell pregnant early last year my cousin recommended the ABS podcast and I have not stopped listening since. The podcast is exceptionally informative with a vast...Read full review »
Hollie K K via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
What a way to help process your own birth with the collective wisdom of so many mothers before you. Sophie’s gentle voice and supportive, inquisitive nature beautifully allow the stories to form with clarity amidst so much emotion and reflection. I have learnt and continue to learn so much....Read full review »
MARYANNE H via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/21
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