As doulas, we often give so much of ourselves as we help families navigate labor and the postpartum period. Yet self-care as a doula is often something that falls along the wayside. We often work with clients at their most vulnerable during one of life's biggest transitions. While our work with one client ends, we often step in to support the next client through similar ups and downs. While this never-ending cycle can leave us feeling energized and empowered, it can also leave doulas feeling emotionally and physically spent. Doula self-care can come in many different forms. While massage and bodywork are common suggestions, music therapy, art therapy, and even rage rooms can be great ways to implement self-care. Join us as we explore the importance of self-care and the many options that exist for birth workers today.
Show NotesWelcome back to the Resource Doula Podcast. On today's episode, I chat with Kelly and Tiffany of Beautiful one Midwifery out of San Diego, about home birth, taking responsibility for your healthcare and shifting perspectives about birth.You're listening to the Resource Doula Podcast, a place where we provide information to help you make informed healthcare decisions for yourself and your family.Download your resilient birthing freebie here!Resources they mentioned:Lily NicholsHappy Homebirth PodcastEvidence Based BirthSeed Cycling resource on their siteHigherdose Infared Sauna Bag (this is their affiliate link)Connect with Beautiful One Midwifery:Instagramhttps://www.beautifulonemidwiferysandiego.com/Their Podcast: At Home with Kelly & TiffanyPlease remember that that what you hear on this podcast is not medical advice. but remember to always do your own research and talk to a trusted provider before making important decisions about your healthcare. If you found this podcast helpful, please consider leaving a 5-star review in your favorite podcast app, it helps other peopSupport the showSign up for the 5-Day Mindful Movement Challenge happening January 2nd-6th here: https://www.moveinminutes.com/new-year-mindful-youSign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://trainat.li/emails Snag your free download here: The Mindful Mama's Guide to Moving better: 5 exercises you can seamlessly integrate into your busy day: https://trainat.li/field-guide Come say hey on social media! Trainer Natalie's Social Channels: Instagram: @trainernatalieh Youtube: @trainernatalie TikTok: @trainernatalie Facebook: @trainernatalieh Twitter: @trainernatalieh The Resource Doula Podcast Social Channels: Instagram: @resourcedoulapodcast TikTok: @resourcedoula Resource Doula Podcast Youtube: @resourcedoula
Ashley shares her amazing story of how God used Midwifery to save her from a home of abuse and trauma and she found freedom on the other side of heartache. Ashley's website: https://www.ashleylking.com/ Birth Story Sessions: https://www.ashleylking.com/lets-chat Facebook: Healing Trauma Mamas Instagram: Healing Trauma Mamas E-mail: email@example.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healingtraumamamas/support
Prelabor rupture of membranes or PROM is defined as the spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac without contractions for an hour or more after the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature prelabor rupture of membranes or PPROM, is the spontaneous rupture of membranes without contraction for an hour or more before the 37th week of pregnancy. PROM is experienced by approximately 8% of pregnant individuals. Less than 1% of pregnant individuals will experience PPROM Doulas often blame PROM on a baby in a "bad" position. Leading each other to believe that labor will not begin if the baby's position is not "corrected." However, data demonstrate that 95% of individuals who experience PROM will go into labor on their own within 72 hours. What doulas do not discuss is the hormonal triggers for PROM. At term, the fetal membranes and the pregnant person's body release prostaglandins. These prostaglandins break down the cells of the amniotic sac, leading to the rupture of membranes. They also break down the cellular matrix of the cervix, which leads to effacement and dilation. Join us as we take a deep dive into the statistics and science surrounding the prelabor rupture of the membranes.
"Once people get used to respectful care... it's hard to go back to the other." This week on the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast, cohost Angela Love talks with Florida CPM, Zul Ruiz-Gines about how her own traumatic birth experience led her to eventually open an easy-access clinic. They dive into midwifery education, opening an easy-access clinic, respectful care, and what midwives and birth workers can do to better support their communities. Show Resources-Jenny Joseph Easy Access Clinic-Midwife RX-Growing & Glowing
Ali Wellington shares with us the story of the birth of her sweet son Lars. This pregnancy journey brought Ali to places she never imagined going, from miscarriage, to planned out of hospital birth, to contending with cholestasis which changed it all. Through each twist in the road, Ali worked her mindset to navigate through all of the unknown and had a powerful birth experience. Enjoy....
James Bourton is a registered midwife who works in an NHS continuity of care midwifery model within in Wales, UK. James describes himself as a home birth midwife, experienced in physiological birth, working autonomously as a practitioner with the support of a small midwifery team. James is passionate about providing women and families with individualised care that works for them in a way that they can achieve positive outcomes during pregnancy, birth and beyond. James advocates for women to know and understand that they do have rights in birth, that they always have choices, and that they can say no! James feels that a continuity of care model is the way forward in midwifery (or the way backwards, as this is how it always was) as the outcomes speak for themselves. In this episode we shine a light on midwifery in a COC service in Wales. We discuss with James about working as a midwife who gets to follow women and their families through the entire continuum; pregnancy to postpartum. We ask james about working as a male midwife, the importance of making strong relationships, the joys of being the ‘local' midwife in the community, on-calls and shift work, the importance of students getting to experience this way of working, and we talk about the real magic of working in traditional midwifery. James leaves us with a beautiful story from a midwives perspective.This is the episode to start off the new year with a boost of oxytocin. Support the show Produced and edited by Katie James - Support the show via our Patreon page or at BuyMeACoffee Music Joseph McDade Like this podcast? Then head over to leave us a review here Want more from Katie and Rachel? Katie's website with links to courses and moreRachel's website with links to courses, blogs, books and the collective
"We're breeding unicorns!" This week's episode is a front-row seat to a juicy discussion of why midwives need each other to be successful. Cohost Augustine Colebrook and guest Leslie Cornwell, CNM and founder of Midwifery Business Consultation, dive into a discussion about running a successful midwifery business, scarcity vs. abundance mindset (why Augustine doesn't agree with abundance), and why midwives need each other to really grow. You also won't want to miss their announcement about an incredible new program they're tag-teaming to revolutionize birth centers.Show Resources-Midwifery Wisdom Experience 2023-Midwifery Business Consultations-MidwifingTheMidwives.com
Alexis Amore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and board-certified midwife, joins the hosts to discuss the field of midwifery in the context of disproportionate maternal mortality in minority populations. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rtconsult/support
I am so excited to bring you a guest expert episode today with on of my mentors in birth work, Rachael Jean of Elemental Birth Rites. This conversation was so much fun to record and I know if you've been a listener of this podcast, you are going to love what Rachael shares here. Rachael Jean is a midwife and wise woman birth keeper who offers birth teachings and awareness programs that take you inward, rather than outward.Within that context, she offers programs for families on their pregnancy journey and holds a beautiful 9-month container for birth workers to go through her program with a very unique framework.In this conversation, we discuss the unspoken and unknown aspects of birth, how Rachael came to an expanded view of prenatal care and birth preparation that involves deep spiritual work, inner development practices, and rituals, and how the elements are within all of us and influence our birth.If you are listening in January, 2023 and you would like to learn more about the Elemental Birth Rites Practitioner Program, you can find out more by clicking here, and use code GROW500 if you would like to join and save $500.* If you are pregnant and would like to learn about Elemental Birth Rites for birth preparation, visit ElementalBirthRites.comConnect with Elemental Birth Rites on Instagram @elementalbirthrites*This is NOT an affiliate link, your investment goes toward your wonderful facilitators :)_______________________Further info & opportunities: Open your breath, connect to your pelvic floor, and prepare to relax with the Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Worshop Recording for free at NaturalBirthCompass.com/BreatheFree. Learn about The Natural Birth Compass Prenatal Wellness Program Here
In this episode, Shruti speaks with Janhavi Nilekani about India's high rate of C-sections compared with vaginal births, problems with maternal healthcare, the present and future of Indian midwifery and much more. Nilekani is the founder and chair of the Aastrika Foundation, which seeks to promote a future in which every woman is treated with respect and dignity during childbirth, and the right treatment is provided at the right time. She is a development economist by training and now works in the field of maternal health. She obtained her Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard and holds a 2010 B.A., cum laude, in economics and international studies from Yale. Recorded November 7th, 2022 Read a full transcript enhanced with helpful links. Follow us on Twitter Follow Shruti on Twitter Follow Janhavi on Twitter Click here for the latest Ideas of India episodes sent straight to your inbox.
Stripping membranes or membrane sweep is a common intervention performed in the final weeks of pregnancy. While this may seem like a simple intervention, it is important for clients to understand what they may experience. Stripping of the amniotic membranes stimulates the production of oxytocin and prostaglandins. This intervention serves two purposes. The first is to try to hasten the ripening of the cervix. The second is to try and stimulate the onset of labor. While this procedure may be uncomfortable or painful when performed, the goal is to stimulate cervical change and contractions in the time that follows. As a result, pregnant individuals often experience spotting, bleeding, and contractions. The contractions experienced after sweeping the membranes can last just a few hours or, for others, days. Join us as we discuss the process of stripping membranes and how we can support clients through the experience that follows.
This episode covers the induction of labour.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/labouranddelivery/induction/ or in the labour and delivery section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
Throwback to our first podcast, Worldwide Midwifery. This week we're featuring an interview cohost Augustine Colebrook had with Australian midwife and professor, Hannah Dahlen."We have to be strong, we have to be fearless and we have to get out there and push this agenda for the sake of women and babies everywhere." Hannah Dahlen, midwife and professor from Sydney, Australia shares evidence-based research, descriptions of work in and out of the maternity care system and stories from birth over 30+ years.
This episode covers premature labour.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/labouranddelivery/premature/ or in the labour and delivery section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
Learn how impactful consistency can be for women's bodies, women's hormones, and women's lifestyles as we share our thoughts on sustainable habit-forming:Why new goals and plans are so daunting3 barriers to change + how to overcome them How to make your disciplines work for YOUOur favorite habit tracking tools4 actionable steps towards success + consistencyLinks to all the extra good stuff:Hormone Reset Invitation: HERE Free Printable PDF Habit Tracker: HEREHabit Tracking Apps: Habitify, BeeminderBrowse all our favorite women's supplement recommendations: HEREJoin our email community + get instant access to our awesome Sleep Freebie: HERE Submit your answer-on-the-show questions: HERE Subscribe to the podcast to catch every episode. Follow us on Instagram for all the extra education and antics in between episodes at @beautifulonemidwifery
In this episode, host Phylicia Jimenez and guest Ezinne Dawson explore all things midwifery. From our ancestors to modern-day practices, you'll enjoy this journey and wealth of knowledge of birth centers, midwives, racial inequalities, birthing plans and more. Tune in to be awed!!
This episode covers the onset of labour.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/labouranddelivery/onset/ or in the labour and delivery section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
In this week's episode, I'm going to cover the “2022 A Year in Review” and reflect on all the projects and research we accomplished at Evidence Based Birth®. I share my favorite projects and podcast episodes from this year; the top five most downloaded episodes in 2022; and discuss the research recap on the four updated Signature Articles: o Signature Article on the Evidence on Birthing Positions o Signature Article on the Evidence on Eating and Drinking in Labor o Signature Article on the Evidence on IV fluids o Signature Article on the Evidence on Freidman's Curve and Failure to Progress + 1-page handout on Debunking Pelvic Shapes Thanks for tuning in and supporting Evidence Based Birth® in 2022! Because of you we were able to surpass over 4 million downloads –putting us in the top 5 percent of all podcasts! Thank you for helping us to uplift birth workers and empower families with evidence-based knowledge. Content Warning: abortion & medical interventions Resouces: Find the updated Signature Article on the Evidence on Birthing Positions here Listen to the associated Podcast episodes on Birthing Positions: 196 – Pelvic Biomechanics and Movement in Labor with Brittany Sharpe McCollum 221- Evidence on Birthing Positions and Tried-and-True Midwifery Practices for Protecting the Perineum 241- The Updated Evidence on Birthing Positions Find the updated Signature Article on the Evidence on Eating and Drinking in Labor here Listen to the associated Podcast episodes on Eating and Drinking: 198 & 233 – Updates on Eating During Labor Fina the updated Signature Article on the Evidence on IV fluids here Listen to the associated Podcast episodes on IV fluids: 235 – Evidence on IV Fluids with Dr. Rebecca Dekker 208 – Advocating for Your Rights in Birth with EBB Childbirth Class Graduation Cheyanne Saenz 104 – The Evidence on Saline Locks Find the updated Signature Article on the Evidence on Freidman's Curve and Failure to Progress here Listen to the associated Podcast episodes on Failure to Progress: 224 – Failure to Progress or Failure to Wait with Ihotu Ali, Erin Wilson, and Rebecca Dekker 196 – Pelvic Biomechanics and Movement in Labor with Brittany Sharpe McCollum 75 – Birth in Twilight Sleep – the Experiences of Rebecca's Mom Debunking Pelvic Shapes Handout and the Abortion Research guide can be found here. Free Public Webinars: Spring Webinar: Failure to Wait Fall Webinar: Evidence on Pitocin Rebecca's Favorite Projects: Protecting the Perineum Series 221 – Evidence on Birthing Positions and Tried-and-True Midwifery Practice for Protecting the Perineum 218 – The Evidence on Perineal Massage During Labor with Dr. Rebecca Dekker 216 – The Evidence on Perineal Massage for Preventing Tears in Childbirth with Dr. Rebecca Dekker 206 – Evidence on Perineal Tears and the Importance of Avoiding Episiotomy with EBB Founder, Dr. Rebecca Dekker Abortion Research Guide 240: Top Five Most Surprising Findings from the EBB Abortion Research Guide with Dr. Dekker & Doctoral Candidate Tyler Jean Dukes Reproductive Justice 217 – Disability Justice in Birth and Parenting with Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu 234 – Tackling Fatphobia in Lactation with Kristin Cavuto 243 – Importance of Kick Counting for Preventing Stillbirth with Stephaney Moody, Health Equity Ambassador of Count the Kicks 227 – Amplifying the Need for Intersectional Birth Support for QTBIPOC Birthing People with Xian Brooks of the Dandy Doula 238 – Black Fatherhood and Fighting Anti-Black Racism with Brandon Diggs Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 228 – Uplifting Radicalized Birth Work with Anna, The Pocket Doula 229 – Evidence on Doulas: Community-Based Models, the Pandemic and Reimbursement with the Research Team Most downloaded Episodes in 2022 #5 - 235 – Evidence on IV Fluids with Dr. Rebecca Dekker #4 – 222 – Navigating Induction and Pregnancy at 35+ with EBB Instrutor and Birth Fusion Founder, Jennifer Anderson #3 - 224 – Failure to Progress or Failure to Wait with Ihotu Ali, Erin Wilson, and Rebecca Dekker #2 - 221 – Evidence on Birthing Positions and Tried-and-True Midwifery Practice for Protecting the Perineum #1 – 241 – The Updated Evidence on Birthing Positions Watch Bringin' in Da Spirit Trailer here Listen to Team EBB's 2022 Spotify Playlist here
"Do. Or do not. There is no try". This week on the midwifery wisdom podcast we channel our inner Yoda to achieve a deeper level of wisdom. Cohost Augustine Colebrook talks with Texas Midwife and Birth Center Owner, Margie Wallis. They discuss the difference between being a hero or guide in your client's birth story, getting out of the scarcity mindset, the triangle of birth, and much more. Tune in to get some seriously deep wisdom that could take your practice to a new level.Show Resources-Birth Business Masterclass-Midwifery Wisdom Italy Retreat-friscobirthcenter.com-Facebook: Frisco Birth Center-Instagram: @friscomidwife
In this podcast, Dr. Carter-Snell provides an overview of dating violence, in particular within the post-secondary context. Risks for victimization and perpetration are discussed, as well as current approaches to prevention and intervention. Implications for further research are also identified. Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has worked with victims of trauma since 1977, including Emergency, Intensive Care, flight teams, and has worked with sexual assault and domestic violence teams since 1998. Cathy is internationally certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner of adolescents and adults (SANE-A) and as a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Forensic Nursing (DF-AFN). She developed Mount Royal's distance courses and curricular for both the Emergency nursing and Forensic studies programs and continues to teach both SANE courses and a rural sexual assault program (Enhanced Emergency Sexual Assault Services-EESAS) across Canada. Cathy also teaches an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on violence across the lifespan. Her program of research is focused on prevention of violence or its' consequences. She created the injury identification system called BALD STEP which is in the new RCMP sexual assault kit and in the international forensic core curriculum. Cathy has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work improving sexual assault services and forensic nursing. In addition to her research on injuries with interpersonal violence and rural sexual assault programs, she has also conducted research on prevention of sexual assault in disasters and pandemics, male victims of intimate partner violence, effectiveness of a university based dating violence prevention program (Stepping Up), and the impact of mental illness after sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Cathy also serves as a recognized expert in court on sexual assault and injury identification. Resources: Bennett, E. R., Snyder, S., Cusano, J., McMahon, S., Zijdel, M., Camerer, K., & Howley, C. (2021). Supporting survivors of campus dating and sexual violence during COVID-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2021.1885566 Carter-Snell, C. (2022) Enhanced Emergency Sexual Assault Services (EESAS). www.forensiceducation.ca/courses/EESAS Conroy, N. E., & Crowley, C. G. (2021). Extending Johnson's Typology. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211005149 DeKeseredy, W. S., Nolan, J., Hall-Sanchez, A., & Messinger, A. M. (2019). Intimate Partner Violence Victimization among Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual College Students. http://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,url,cookie,uid&db=a9h&AN=138988338&site=ehost-live Echevarria, S. G., Peterson, R., & Woerner, J. (2022). College Students' Experiences of Dating App Facilitated Sexual Violence and Associations with Mental Health Symptoms and Well-Being. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2130858 Kostouros, P., Warthe, D. G., & Carter-Snell, C. B., C. (2016). Stepping Up: A Focus on Facilitator Development. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(2), 1-12. Lysova, A., & Dim, E. E. (2022). Severity of Victimization and Formal Help Seeking Among Men Who Experienced Intimate Partner Violence in Their Ongoing Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520922352 Piolanti, A., & Foran, H. M. (2022). Psychological violence in dating relationships among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prevention programs. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107053 Varlioglu, R., & Hayes, B. E. (2022). Gender differences in the victim-offender overlap for dating violence: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105428 Watkins, L. E., Benedicto, R. C., Brockdorf, A., & DiLillo, D. (2022). Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Aggression Among College Students. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520912593
What happens when birth doesn't go as you planned, when things are more challenging than you expect? As a birth worker, one of the comments I hear frequently is about a birth experience that didn't unfold smoothly, maybe there was a stall in dilation or the baby had decelerations, or maybe mom and baby experience dystocia and hard decisions have to be made, and families always want to know what they could have done differently. As the parents in that situation during labor, it's difficult to know what the next best step is when you're depending on your birth team knowing all the choices that could be available, but here's the thing, that is an unrealistic expectation for any care giver. I wish I could say otherwise, but we all have blind spots, we all have things to continue learning on our journey, so answering the question what you could have differently is always difficult, but that's what we're going to explore together today. _______________________Further info & opportunities: Open your breath, connect to your pelvic floor, and prepare to relax with the Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Worshop Recording for free at NaturalBirthCompass.com/BreatheFree. Learn about The Natural Birth Compass Prenatal Wellness Program Here
If you'd like to know whose ancestral tribal lands you currently reside on, you can look up your address here: https://native-land.ca/My new book, “Home to Her: Walking the Transformative Path of the Sacred Feminine,” is now available Womancraft Publishing! To learn more, read endorsements and purchase, please visit www.womancraftpublishing.com. It is also available for sale via Amazon, Bookshop.org, and you can order it from your favorite local bookstore, too. Please – if you love this podcast and/or have read my book, please consider leaving me a review! For the podcast, reviews on iTunes are extremely helpful, and for the book, reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are equally helpful. Thank you for supporting my work! You can watch this and other podcast episodes at the Home to Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6xtUV6K7ayV30iz1ECigwBridget's new book is The Birthkeeper of Bethlehem: A Midwife's Tale: https://womancraftpublishing.com/product/the-birthkeeper-of-bethlehem/You can find Bridget on social media and online at:https://www.facebook.com/BirthkeeperofBethlehem https://www.instagram.com/bridgetsupple/www.babysbiome.orghttps://www.lovebirthandbaby.com/During our conversation, Bridget referenced Megan Markle being publicly mocked by health officials during her pregnancy. This article provides more insight: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a27377779/meghan-markle-home-birth-acog/Up to 1 in 3 women have experienced birth trauma in Australia: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-31/birth-trauma-ptsd-feminisms-forgotten-issue/11649116#:~:text=Up%20to%20one%20in%20three,the%20problem%20is%20getting%20worse. MBRRACE report indicating black women are 4 times more likely to die in childbirth: https://www.birthcompanions.org.uk/resources/mbrrace-uk-saving-lives-improving-mothers-care-2021Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth that white women: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-whyBridget referred to “mother warming” in global traditions – here's a little more information: https://www.acupb.com/blog/2018/6/27/mother-warmingThe Malleus Maleficarum is the document Bridget and I referred to, which informed the horrific witch trials of the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malleus_MaleficarumBridget referenced the book “Why Post Natal Recovry Matters”: https://sophiemessager.com/why-postnatal-recovery-matters-book/More information on spinning babies: https://www.spinningbabies.com/professionals/find-approved-trainers/gail-tully/
Trigger Warning: Birth Trauma and Newborn Resuscitation are discussed in this episode.This week cohost Augustine Colebrook talks with doula and student midwife Hanna Arnett. Hanna shares the story of her first birth and the trauma she experienced during labor and postpartum. They also discuss what midwives can do to better prepare their clients for possible transport, to both empower them and make it as smooth a process as possible.
tw: mentions of dying/depression in the intro, ableism in the IQ Allison is a winter, Gaby is a summer. And they each have problems with the other season's clothing options. Old Navy, please sponsor us. First, the duo answer a listener's very kind and thoughtful question about how to be there for a younger relative in crisis without overstepping their bounds. Then, midwife and "Queer Conception" author Liam Kali joins the podcast for a life-affirming conversation about the differences between a midwife, an OBGYN, and a doula, the specific gender and sexuality needs of queer and trans fertility and pregnancy, and how to make childbearing more comfortable and inclusive for everyone. Plus, is it bad to keep your kid who won't go to bed up all night using an air horn? Gaby says no. This game of Hypotheticals has DEPTH. And finally, compromise. Allison talks about flexibility in relationships, Gaby exposes their dad's silliness around name changes, and Melissa stands her ground better than either of them. This has been a Forever Dog production Produced by Melisa D. Monts Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey. To listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus Check out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteam And make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Once again, we have come to the end of another fantastic season. We are honored to share yet another year with you, talking about the work we love. We can feel the love and passion that you have for the topics that we talk about. Your feedback and the number of listeners we have show us every day how much you value Doulas of the Roundtable. This past year has brought us many interesting and exciting conversations. We look back at our favorite episodes from Season Four along with your most consumed episodes. Catch a sneak peek into Season 5 as we talk about kicking off a new season and a new year with our 100th episode! We look forward to the new year and kicking off our 100th episode with a splash!
This episode covers vasa praevia.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/antenatal/vasapraevia/ or in the antenatal care section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
In the Middle Ages, women in labor could ask for a special birthing stone to help reduce the pain. While this was likely ineffective, pain reduction techniques and the midwives who practiced them were often suspected of witchcraft. We've come a long way since then but when it comes to pregnancy and labor but, just as in the past, there are still many challenges for those giving birth. Hear how advances in medicine and midwifery have improved the experience of labor and increased women's choice for how they give birth. And learn how companies use technology and collaboration to expand access to prenatal care to strengthen the relationship between doctors and midwives on this episode of Trailblazers. Featuring Tina Cassidy, Ina May Gaskin, Jenny Joy, Kypros Nicolaides, Ryan Kraudel and Ila Dayananda. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers
You are a human super-organism and don't you forget it! In this information-packed episode, cohost Augustine Colebrook meets with Toni Harman, filmmaker, author, and online microbiome course creator to dive into the human microbiome and its integral part in birth. Toni explains why vaginal birth and breastfeeding is the ideal combo for a baby's microbiome and practices that are being researched on how to bolster a baby's microbiome if either of those options are not possible. Show Resources-microbirth.com-Microbiome Courses-Microbirth Birth Movie Facebook
Nurse-midwives are an essential part of maternal health, but there is often confusion about the role and who can do it. UNLV Nursing professors Jennifer Vanderlaan and Kate Woeber explain the differences between a nurse midwife and registered nurse; why midwives have had trouble with representation in Nevada; and common misconceptions about the position. Recorded 10/6/2022.
Sierra comes on to share with us her variety of different experiences! She had a wonderful first time home birth with an English midwife, then a very med-wife experience in America. After her seconds birth, she was inspired to have a freebirth, and then did the darn thing!! She shares her tips, advice, details, and the big differences she noticed. The important things she wants to share with people are highlighted in her stories and we so appreciate them!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herbal-birthkeeping/message
Molly is a certified homebirth midwife. In a world where "one size fits all" and profit are at the forefront of our healthcare industry, few choose to take matters into their own hands. Molly helps mothers who want to have their babies at home do just that. With methods that she has learned she helps guide both mother and baby through the very natural process, we call birth. Molly ensures the safety of both mom and baby while allowing the mother's body to do the rest.If you are interested in home births or want to reach out you can find molly on Instagram.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themidwifeandthefarmer/
Today we hear the second half of my conversation with Joy about how her experience with preeclampsia played out and her efforts to understand what happened to her, why her hospital care was so chaotic, and how she and her husband returned to a more stable place. I also include more from my conversation with Dr. Oparil and Dr. Sinkey. Both doctors have done important work in the hypertension and preeclampsia space. We pick up Joy's story just after the birth of her daughter, and just before she is told she likely has preeclampsia.For more extended show notes, see: http://warstoriesfromthewomb.com/
This week on the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast cohost Angela Love is joined by the Founder and Executive Director of The Finley Project, Noelle Moore. Noelle shares her heartbreaking story of losing her baby girl Finley, and how that loss opened her eyes to the difference she could make in the lives of families going through similar experiences. She shares advice for what to say and do when a loved one in your life losses a child, what midwives can do to better support their clients who have gone through loss, and much more on this tough but incredibly important topic.Show Resources-The Finley Project-More than "I'm Sorry": How to Help any Mom After the Loss of their Child, Using a Proven Step-by-Step Model
This episode covers obstetric cholestasis.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/antenatal/obschole/ or in the antenatal care section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
This episode covers gestational diabetes.Written notes can be found at https://zerotofinals.com/obgyn/antenatal/gdm/ or in the antenatal care section of the Zero to Finals obstetrics and gynaecology book.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.
On today's podcast, we're going to talk with Certified Nurse Midwife and Founder of The Vagina Chronicles, Aiyana Davison (She/Her), about her transition from hospital midwifery to a home birth practice. Aiyana is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in Southern California. While she has worked for the past six years at a large hospital-based teaching facility, she recently started her own home birth practice and has plans to open a birth center. Aiyana has been featured on a wide variety of platforms including ESSENCE, Peanut, Elvie, Ovia Health, and Mama Glow. Aiyana uses her social media platforms and website, The Vagina Chronicles, to help bridge the knowledge gap in people understanding their bodies as well as taking charge of their health care. Aiyana focuses her work on healing long-standing historical trauma within the Black community by sharing and vocalizing stories and supporting Black people as they traverse the healthcare system. In this episode, we talk about the midwifery model of care in the United States and Aiyana's experiences working in a hospital-based setting, her home birth practice and her associations with a free standing birth center. Additionally, we talk about the excitement of new Black midwives entering the field, and, conversely, the associated apprehensions of Black midwives due to professional burnout and lack of interprofessional collaboration and community support. Content Warning: Poor birth outcomes, professional burnout, miscarriage, abortion, trauma, home birth, Black birth, birth work Resources: The Vagina Chronicles Aiyana's Pregnancy Prep Course can be accessed here. All sales through 12/3/22 are at a discounted rate in honor of The Vagina Chronicles 5 Year Anniversary. Find The Vagina Chronicles on Social Media: · Instagram · Twitter You can learn more about Aiyana's home birth practice, Village House Wellness, here and follow Village House Wellness on Instagram. Learn more about Kindred Space Birth Center here. Go to our YouTube channel to see video versions of the episode listed above!! For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on: TikTok Instagram Pinterest Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) here Find an EBB Instructor here Click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.
Few birth workers enter the profession thinking that they are starting a business. However, many soon realize that understanding business means finding business resources tailored specifically to our unique work. A wise person once said, "Do not take advice from someone who isn't where you want to be in your business." That person is our good friend and business mentor, Randy Patterson. Randy is the founder and CEO of ProDoula, a successful doula agency owner and business mentor to countless doulas and doula agencies. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the resources available to doulas and other birth workers to help guide them on their path to success. As agency owners, these are tools that we have invested in and utilize regularly. Join us as we discuss the resources that we have found to be immensely helpful to doulas and birth workers.
A sheep and beef farm on the foothills of the Seaward Kaikoura Range is home to a boutique distillery. Justine Schroder converted a shed into the Mt Fyffe Distillery three years ago and she's never looked back. The budding distiller uses foraged botanics and seaweed to infuse her small batch gins with local flavour profiles.
How do we make birth better? Today we're chatting with one of the country's top leaders addressing this question, and not just addressing it, but matching his conviction with his actions. They say don't meet your heroes...but I don't think they included “birth heroes” in there. Because you should definitely meet those people! Dr. Stu Fischbein joins us at Doing It At Home for a powerful conversation on his history in the birth world, shifting from hospital care to now working with midwives to support families in home births, specifically with the variations of normal of breech and twin births. Dr. Stu has nearly 30 years in the game and is full of passion. Chatting with him was invigorating and certainly added fuel to our flame for the work we do here and our desire to keep flooding the birth world with empowering and educational conversations. After we talked about his years of experience and perspective on breech and twin home births, he answered some of our community members' questions. This is a must listen for every birth nerd out there! Things we talk about in this episode: normalizing breech and twin home births relative risks and actual risks in birth midwifery model of care why doctors fear birth the medicalized birth system Links From the Episode: Dr. Stu's website: http://www.birthinginstincts.com/ Dr. Stu's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birthinginstincts/ Birthing Instincts podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/birthing-instincts/id1552816683 Offers From Our Awesome Partners: Esembly: https://bit.ly/3eanCSz - use code DIH20 to get 20% off your order Needed: https://bit.ly/2DuMBxP - use code DIAH to get 20% off your order or DIAH100 for $100 off a Complete Plan More From Doing It At Home: Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC DIAH Merch: https://diahpodcast.com/merch Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9
In the doula community, there is often a line of demarcation between "new" doulas and "seasoned doulas." Yet no clear line exists that determines when one is no longer considered new. So the question is, when does one become an experienced doula, and how is that experience defined? Could it be that a well-rounded doula can enter this work right from the start? The simple fact is that someone just beginning their doula journey can support a client just as effectively as a doula with years of experience. Doulas often focus on the number of births to define new vs. experienced. Yet, for expectant families, connection with the doula often tips the scales in favor of one doula vs another. In this episode, we challenge the notion of new vs. seasoned doulas. Join us as we discuss why the concept of a "well-rounded doula" is far more important than the number of years of experience or clients served.
Healthcare communication is one of the most important things you can learn about before your delivery. Today's guest is Samantha Ghabra. Samantha has been a registered nurse since 2017. Her passion for labor, birth, and women's health has lead her on a path towards becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife/Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a student at California State University, Fullerton in their CNM/WHNP program. Samantha's favorite aspect of nursing is patient education. She loves showing patients the incredible amazing capabilities of their bodies and how to be their own best advocate by empowering patients to make informed decisions. She is a firm believer of Health At Every Size, as well as supporting BIPOC women, and other birthing people. Outside of the world of labor and delivery, Samantha is a cat mom to two fur babies, Watson & Frankie, and she loves to read, cook, and travel. Big thanks to our sponsor The Online Prenatal Class for Couples -- it has a whole bonus video on communicating with your healthcare team which I think you will really enjoy! In this episode Be Kind Be specific about what you need (even in communication) Things you can do to get more time to make a decision Other things that might interest you Disadvantages of doulas (and advantages) Making your partner part of the birth TEAM Delivery room rules
A peaceful postpartum is possible! You can plan ahead in some specific ways that bring support and strategy to this sacred time.Whether you are expecting already or know you want to do postpartum differently next time, you'll enjoy all we have to share:The big mistakes moms make during their recovery timeA midwife-approved natural postpartum supply list5 keys to a great postpartum plan, hint: it's in the preparation!What items new moms really need at their bedsideThe #1 resource for physical healing that you can make ahead of time Links to all the extra good stuff:Postpartum Support Bundle: HEREPostpartum Sitz Herbs: HEREEpisode 42: Postpartum RitualsFREE Postpartum Supplement Checklist: HEREBrowse all our favorite postpartum supplies: HEREJoin our email community + get instant access to our awesome Sleep Freebie: HERE Submit your answer-on-the-show questions: HERE Subscribe to the podcast to catch every episode. Follow us on Instagram for all the extra education and antics in between episodes at @beautifulonemidwifery
After years of working in hospitals as a midwife, being a part of the broken maternity system that causes 1 in 3 women to experience birth trauma, Anna chose to step out on her own, become a whistleblower and actively work to speak the truth about the power of natural physiological birth. She exposes the over medicalized maternity system for the harm it is causing women, babies, families and the world at large. Follow Anna @the_spiritual_midwife Anna has some amazing offerings including a course, her own podcast, and works one on one with women to help unpack birth trauma. You can learn more at her website, which is www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com. If you love the show, support us on patreon! www.patreon.com/healingbirth I love to hear from listeners! Send me a note at the contact page at www.healingbirth.net
Lindsey Meehleis is a midwife in Southern California who practices traditional midwifery and has supported women in home birth over the last nineteen years. We invited her on the podcast today without a specific agenda (a rather unusual twist on our style) and let the conversation take on a life of its own. We discussed what is happening with midwifery today as we pondered, "Where have all the traditional midwives gone, how has midwifery changed with the advent of nurse-midwifery, and who will carry the torch for the ancient wisdom of birth going forward?" We stumbled into a passionate conversation around the current cancel culture and concerns around the insidious yet intentional erasure of women through fundamental changes in everyday language and how women unknowingly give their power away through compliance not only in language but also in birth. Grab a cup of tea and join us at the table for this inspiring and important conversation on the future of birth and women. Lindsey Meehleis on Instagram @lindseymeehleisThis show is sponsored by:Silverette USA*Postpartum Soothe*Baby Notebook - Get the App Here*Use promo code DOWNTOBIRTH**********Connect with us on Patreon for our exclusive content.Email Contact@DownToBirthShow.comInstagram @downtobirthshowCall us at 802-GET-DOWN Work with Cynthia: 203-952-7299 HypnoBirthingCT.com Work with Trisha: 734-649-6294 Please remember we don't provide medical advice. Speak to your licensed medical provider for all your healthcare matters.
To celebrate the upcoming release of our Intervention Pocket Guide, we are going to share with you some of the new research on interventions! Last week I had so much fun on Episode 244 sharing the research on amniotomy (or AROM), assisted vaginal delivery (also known as forceps or vacuum assisted delivery), and internal monitoring. Today I'm going to reveal information from the Pocket Guide on 3 more interventions-- Pitocin Augmentation, Regional Analgesia (Epidurals and Spinals), and Cesareans. Content note: discussion of the benefits and risks of these interventions, including the risk of mortality. Resources: Make sure you're on the Pocket Guide wait list by going here Pitocin Augmentation: · Webinar on the Evidence on Pitocin · EBB #131 Evidence on Pitocin in the Third Stage of Labor · EBB #224 Failure to Progress or Failure to Wait webinar (also on YouTube with PowerPoint slides) Regional Analgesia: · EBB YouTube series on Pain Management https://evidencebasedbirth.com/category-pain-management-series/ Cesareans · EBB 113 Evidence on VBAC · EBB 236 Unexpected Cesarean after a normal vaginal birth with Katie Kane · EBB 226 Emergency Cesarean with Mandy Childs · EBB 62 Unplanned Cesarean with Michelle Wilson · EBB 79 From a Cesarean to VBAC with Chanté Perryman · Breech Series episodes 171 (vaginal breech story with Janae and Andrew Rick), 172 (Breech Vaginal Birth evidence with Dr. Rixa Freeze and Dr. David Hayes), 173 (evidence on ECV for breech) For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on: TikTok Instagram Pinterest Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) here Find an EBB Instructor here Click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.