Amy’s Birth Story – breathing in & breathing out

The Positive Birth Story Podcast is taking a road trip to the US! In this episode we talk to Amy about giving birth to her first child at home. Hers is a powerful story about owning your options and fully trusting birth.

“Get that solid foundation and team in place for you to have a birth experience where you feel heard and understood and listened to and respected and safe.”


The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women, for women about the super power that resides in all of us.

Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.

Shane’s Birth Story: the power of positive mental space

Episode 11 of The Positive Birth Story Podcast is filled with energy and happiness. Shane talks to Åsa about finding motherhood much easier and more fun than she could ever have anticipated.

Her advice to other women? “Stay positive, don’t be afraid of the pain, breathe and try to feel like you own the pain – not the other way round.”


The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women, for women about the super power that resides in all of us.

Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.

Laura’s Birth Story: a powerful, primal, female experience

Episode 10 of The Positive Birth Story Podcast is a frank and honest conversation filled with humor. Laura speaks honestly about not loving being pregnant, but loving her empowering birth experience. She admits she’d rather give birth once a month for nine months than endure 9 months of pregnancy!

“It was kind of a euphoric chaos…I am envious of girls that I hear are going to have a baby soon and that are going to experience that unique, powerful, indescribable experience that is giving birth to your baby.”


The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women, for women about the super power that resides in all of us.

Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.

Kenzee’s Birth Story: a surprisingly speedy birth

“Once I relaxed my forehead it was like… I think I was just focusing on relaxing my forehead, but it didn’t hurt anymore. I was just like WOW, ok, this is fine!”

In the latest episode of The Positive Birth Story Podcast, Kenzee shares her experience. Her first child was born on the one day she really did NOT want to give birth – the first anniversary of the Stockholm terrorist attack. Kenzee named her daughter Elina, which means light.

The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women, for women about the super power that resides in all of us.

Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.