This is by far my favourite podcast. Currently pregnant with my second baby and planning for a VBAC. I’ve been listening since my first pregnancy and just find the stories, information and content so informative. Each birth story is delivered in a way that makes you feel so excited, prepared and...Read full review »
SarahEmily28 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/23/23
I’ve been listening to ABS since my first pregnancy and currently about to have my third baby - It’s been an incredible resource for me to hear from women their own experiences and to gather resources for my own pregnancy, birth and postpartum 3 times over. I’m currently planning a VBA2C and...Read full review »
gretarice via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/19/23
I am so thankful to have stumbled across this podcast. As a first time mum it gave me invaluable insights on all types of pregnancies, labours and births. I was able to form my own list of preferences and feel fully prepared for our journey. Both our pregnancy and birth were nothing short of...Read full review »
06G2A92L via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/18/23
I adore this podcast and recommend it to anyone I can. Sophie has such a warm energy, and she has created such a brilliant resource for us all- if I could rate this 100/5 I would! Thank you Sophie
Mimdoggy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/04/23
I’ve been listening since 2017 and find Sophie so warm and informative. Fantastic resource, thank you!
PerthMum987 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/01/23
Love listening to this podcast. Have learned so much valuable information and hearing other people’s experiences has been amazing.
jaywi9726245 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/23
I could (and do!) listen to Sophie and the ABS podcast all day. I love the variety in birthing and postpartum stories. Hearing the good and bad is my own way of practically preparing for labor again. Sophie is so gentle with all her guests and asks the important questions. This show is a...Read full review »
Tinker327 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
So many inspirational stories of women navigating pregnancy, birth and beyond. Thank you Sophie for creating this platform for story telling. As a student midwife, I have learnt so much from all the experiences of women that have shared their stories.
polstav via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/23
I live in the States & this is hands down my most favorite podcast. There is so much to learn from women telling their stories, and Sophie is the perfect interviewer/host/wise woman to do it. This show is a gift to women everywhere. Sophie, I can’t thank you enough!
lexielilalakki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/23
Hoping for a VBAC and loving hearing all the different experiences!
AuntySassy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/19/23
I have been listening to Australian Birth Stories for a couple of years now. My children are no longer babies but I really enjoy listening to the podcast; in fact, I’m a little obsessed with it! I find it’s so interesting to hear all the differing stories and perspectives. I actually recently...Read full review »
Benson490 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/23
Hi Sophie, I find it really disappointing that as I am a long time listener and have purchased your products that instead of taking on constructive feedback in your trans post, that you delete us off instagram? Let’s be real - do you want your kids to have this pushed down their throats? It’s a...Read full review »
Right winger baby via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/23
I listened throughout my first pregnancy and learned so much about my own preferences and many birthing options/ choices through listening to the stories of others. I have recommended this podcast to every pregnant woman that I know! There is something for everyone - no judgement, just stories....Read full review »
HeiJaT via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/22/23
This podcast has been absolutely essential to my pregnancy journey, preparing myself mentally for what’s yet to come. Knowledge is power, and hearing it from real women, with real & unique stories has been the best education. Sophie handles the questions so well and make it all flow. As I...Read full review »
jengelin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/23
Listened ahead of my first pregnancy, all the way through and now for my second. An amazing resource that has helped me navigate all my birth options. No two births are the same and this has help bring so much calm, (and excitement,) about not just pregnancy and birth but those early days as a...Read full review »
lauren perth via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/06/23
Where do I start?! This Podcast has been with me before I was pregnant and all through my pregnancy journey. The wealth of knowledge that I have been able to tap into thanks to Sophie is honestly life changing. I feel so confident in my pregnancy and my birth plan, and also in myself just by...Read full review »
brooke the chook via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/05/23
This is such a beautiful, educational show. I’m hoping to start a family in the next year or two, and listening to this show opens my mind to all the things that can happen around pregnancy and birth as well as the practices and options you can do to be as prepared and supported as possible....Read full review »
AbearAbroad93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/23
I have been listening to ABS for years as I have always been interested and amazed by birth and have dreamt of becoming a mum since I was a little girl. I am now 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby and feel so confident in advocating for myself during this pregnancy. I feel confident and EXCITED...Read full review »
Miranda Rose Fitz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/23
By far my favourite podcast! Mumma of 3 and still listening to other woman’s birth stories in my spare time, what a special way to allow mums to share their stories. Thank you
Wohowowowohoooo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/23
I’m an Aussie Midwife and this podcast is EXACTLY what Australian women need. I truly believe the more we share the stories of our births, the less anxiety women will feel surrounding the event. Women need to learn to trust their bodies as we did before modern medicine and this is exactly how to...Read full review »
hibichxo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/29/22
Just an incredible podcast. I’ve been listening since my daughter was born 4 years ago and currently preparing for a VBAC in the next few weeks. A huge amount of resource and real inspirational stories. Thank you Sophie x
GVEllen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/22
This helped my anxiety over childbirth enormously when I was pregnant - it showed me that anything can happen so having a rigid plan might be unhelpful but that you also have the right to advocate for what you want. I still listen to it over 3 years on because it is fascinating & each woman...Read full review »
TootgarookLife via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/09/22
I love love love this podcast. Sophie’s lovely disposition and caring interview style make for such a nice podcast to listen to, and pick up whenever. I recently gave birth to our first child, and I believe so much that having the diverse range of birth stories offered by the women on the...Read full review »
TscherkaskyjH via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/09/22
My partner and I have learnt more from this podcast than we did doing the birthing course through the hospital! So absolutely grateful for all the information we have received.
Maggie180199 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/08/22
Each episode is informative and intriguing and showcases the brilliance of pregnancy and birth. Subscribed to this podcast in my early 20s despite not currently being on a journey to conception.
Leeesh_ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/03/22
I was recommend to listen by a friend when I fell pregnant. I didn’t think I would enjoy listening to other peoples birth stories however lo and behold a year post partum and I’m still addicted. Sophie is such a gentle guiding host and so respectful of everyone’s story. A wealth of knowledge lies...Read full review »
ChristmasNina via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/01/22
I have been listening to this podcast almost daily for the last 4-5 months in preparation for the labour and birth of my second child (who is due any day now!). After a pretty traumatic labour and birth with my first child nearly 3 years ago, I have had some healing to do and wanted to be...Read full review »
tes_s77 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/01/22
There isn’t really much else to say. This is a brilliant resource for people who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Just raw, honest stories- the good, bad, ugly and miracle that is birth. Very educational and has made me consider my options and feel more empowered about the path I want to take...Read full review »
T-dawg ;) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/30/22
A friend put me onto the podcast before my first baby was born, how thankful I am for it. I listen in the car, at the gym, when I’m cleaning and it’s amazing how much information you take in from others stories. I love how it’s so relatable especially when you hear stories from your home town...Read full review »
Tayler Thomas via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/26/22
I love listening to these birth stories! Sophie is very respectful in her interviewing and it’s so lovely to listen to women being so open and eager to share their birthing experiences. I just listened to a recent episode with Teagan (episode 347) and I was crying with her after her first birth...Read full review »
DenaliPercy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/26/22
Most favourite and consistently listened o podcast all through pregnancy and now I listen to understand different perspectives and stories working in public health and I love it every time.
Meredith34561 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/22
I’m quickly approaching my second birth and listening to this podcast gives me that positive mindset that I need, also just being aware of all the things that may happen I feel like I’ll be a lot more prepared this time around. Thank you Sophie love your work!
Kat ❣️ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/22
Sophie’s podcast is the absolute best and has taught me so much about birth ❤️
AliSch139 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/22/22
I recommend this podcast to anyone I know - expecting a bub or not. Sophie has curated an extensive amount of experiences and information and presents it in an incredibly accessible and inclusive way. Everyone interviewed speaks eloquently yet there is ‘realness’ and vulnerability in their...Read full review »
Ikl781 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/20/22
Adore this podcast, it is a soothing balm for anyone preparing for birth and the journey of parenthood, highly recommend
harriettegordon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/17/22
Sophie is knowledgeable, kind and extremely educated with her hosting skills!
aimeee143 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/17/22
Best pod for expecting moms. I would continue listening even if I wasn’t expecting my second. Something about the Aussie accent is so calming haha.
Jessyandcrew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/22
I love this podcast, I recommend it to literally everyone!! this was such a great resource to me during my pregnancy with my IUGR baby and helped me advocate for myself during my induction and took away a lot of anxiety around birth. I love the variety of experiences, personality types and the...Read full review »
Mookie McCarthy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/15/22
Great podcast, beautiful stories and I love Sophie’s work. However, it needs some freshening up and further explanation on different things for first time listeners or parents. Often times I have no idea what the guests or Sophie are talking about ie medical diagnosis or occurrences during birth...Read full review »
Sally_Rose via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/15/22
Sophie’s podcast is just so diverse, honest and informative it is the only birth education I feel I need before my first baby comes into the wider world. We have been trying for 6 years as older parents and I’m now entering my third trimester with a healthy looking bub snuggled down inside. I...Read full review »
xohitstxc via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/13/22
I love everything this podcast has to offer, especially the varied and diverse stories on each episode. Thanks Sophie!
amy1amy1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/13/22
I’m truly addicted to the Australian birth stories podcast ! These stories are so incredibly helpful and informative when pregnant, understanding different births and models of care etc. I originally started listening in prep for my first birth and hope to continue after my baby arrives. Amazing...Read full review »
laurahanneke via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/12/22
Such an amazing podcast. I have been binging on all episodes during my pregnancy and have never felt so empowered and informed about an experience that people usually make sound scary and traumatising. Sophie’s calm and relaxing voice guides such an amazing episode. I have bought the birth...Read full review »
izy-2190... via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/11/22
I look forward to this podcast every week. So informative, empowering, educational and Sophie is an amazing host. Thank you for all you do.
big**Zee via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/11/22
This podcast really saved my second birth. First time around I was so uneducated and under prepared and ended up with a traumatising first birth. Then I found this podcast. Leading up to my second I listened to every single episode. I was so much better informed about what I wanted. It helped me...Read full review »
KBaln1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/10/22
So relaxing, informative and one of the few in this genre that is Australian focused. 10/10!
willow.xo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/10/22
I have been listening for years now and it just gets better. Sophie does a fantastic job and the stories from all the women are so insightful. I can’t get enough of ABS.
Teegs202 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/09/22
Sophie is such a warm and inquisitive host. She asks all the questions we want to know but does so kindly and with compassion. I love hearing everyone’s stories and I listen every day in preparation for my first child due in January.
easebruisily via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/09/22
I have listened to the podcast throughout my entire pregnancy and have gained so much knowledge and confidence! Best free resource for anyone who wants to prepare for birth and geek out on certain topics. Found it really helpful that I was able to search for specific podcast topics (ie c/section)...Read full review »
w_daniella via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/09/22
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