My name is Sophie Walker and I live in Melbourne with my husband Jonathan. We have two very active little boys who are 3 and 1 years old. I have a Masters in Public Health and currently work part time in cancer research.
I’ve been interested in babies and birth since I was very small and was thrilled to be able to further immerse myself in all things birth when I became pregnant with my eldest son, Niko. Despite planning for a drug free, birth centre birth I ended up having a 36 hour labour with a hospital transfer, induction, epidural, episiotomy, forceps and then a postpartum haemorrhage. So second time around I tried to skill myself up with as much information as possible to prepare myself for a second attempt at an unmedicated birth centre birth. With a two year old toddler and a part time job I found myself listening to podcasts and trying to find and listen to all things birth related.
After achieving a beautiful birth with my second son I have now decided to create Australian Birth Stories to help collate as many birth stories as possible. This podcast will serve as a library of women’s birth stories from right across Australia.
I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast as much as I have enjoyed making it.
Thanks for tuning in.