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Summer Birth Stories: Home Birth After 2 Cesareans & Castor Oil

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #2

We continue with our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series.

Today’s story comes from Alison Spath and it has a bit of everything, as it was a planned homebirth after two cesareans (HBA2C). I won’t tell you just yet how it turned out, so you are going to have to listen until the end. But there was castor oil involved.


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Summer Birth Stories: Birth and Cheese Tasting

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #1

In this episode we kick off our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 8 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the pros to the amazing mamas, who share their birth stories in order to bust down TV and movie myths, and tell about what real-life birth looks like.  Today we’ll hear from Hinda Mandell and husband Matthew White, who’s fabulous birth involves a cheese tasting.


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Choosing Your Care Provider, with Robin Elise Weiss

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #30

Finding the care provider that’s right for you is the first step towards a great birth experience. So, how do you do that? What questions should you ask? And if you’re not happy with your current provider, is it too late to switch? Robin Elise Weiss is here to tell us more.

 


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Your Birth Hormones, with Dr. Sarah Buckley

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #28

Birth hormones are in charge of making your labor flow, establishing breastfeeding and helping you bond with your baby. Supporting your hormones can lead to a healthier and smoother birth. How can you encourage them? What should you avoid? Sarah Buckley has the answers.

 


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Eating During Labor, with Rebecca Dekker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #27

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, I talk to Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth about evidence based labor practices, and specifically about eating and drinking during labor. It turns out that many hospital labor practices are not based on evidence, and can in fact be detrimental to the process. How can you know what is what? Rebecca has the answer.

 


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Prenatal Yoga, with Deena Blumenfeld

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #22

Whether you’re new to yoga, or have been doing it for years, prenatal yoga can be greatly beneficial during pregnancy and birth. It could even reduce the length of your labor! Listen as Deena Blumenfeld walks us through the ins and outs of prenatal yoga, in this episode of the Birthful podcast. Special guest appearance by her cat!

 


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Birth Doulas, with Sharon Muza

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #17

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, we’re going to be talking about birth doulas! Often considered as personal birth fairies, doulas can significantly improve birth experiences. What are the proven benefits and why should you even consider having one? I talk with the remarkable Sharon Muza about how doulas make a difference, no matter the type of birth.


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Getting help for after the baby is born, with Kristy Zadrozny

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #9

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about getting the help you need for after the baby is born. You know the saying about how “it takes a village….” It’s because life with a newborn is much harder than you think! How much support will you need, and how can you go about getting it? To find out, I’ll be talking with Kristy Zadrozny.

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Nutrition during Pregnancy, with Amy V. Haas

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #6

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about nutrition during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably very familiar with all the things you should avoid eating. But can the things you do eat help lower your risks of prematurity, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and other complications? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Amy V. Haas.

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Fertility and Age, with Lisa Doran

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #5

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking fertility facts, when planning to have children later in life. In the past 40 years, the number of women waiting to have babies until their mid-30’s or later has significantly increased. How does age affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, and what can she do about it? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Dr. Lisa Doran.

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