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Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #132

(Renewed! – Originally #86)

What are the 4 components of pain? Does pain equate suffering? If the signal doesn’t make it to the brain, is it pain? And how can you (and your partner!) change that signal before it arrives? Pain specialist Julie Bonapace has answers. Check it out!

 

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Gestational Diabetes, with Lily Nichols

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #130

Today we’re talking about Gestational Diabetes. What is it? How is it diagnosed? How reliable are these tests? If you are diagnosed, what does that mean for your pregnancy, baby and birth? Why does the usually recommended GD diet result in worsening results, and is there a better alternative to all this? Lily Nichols has answers. Check it out!

 

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Birth Principles: Better than a Birth Plan, with Jessie Harrold

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #129

Today we are going to go beyond the birth plan to talk about birth principles. Although a well crafted birth plan can be a powerful tool, more often than not their formulaic, and outcome-focused nature can give a false illusion of control, and elicit eye rolls from jaded caregivers. The truth is, your efforts may be better spent on first crafting your own set of birth principles. Jessie Harrold explains why. Check it out!

 

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Postpartum Hemorrhages, with Maryn Green

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #128

Why and how often do postpartum hemorrhages happen? Are there risk factors? What can be done if they happen? Can they be prevented, and if so, how? Are fear and protocol making things worse? Maryn Green tells us more. Check it out!

 

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A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #125

Today we continue to talk with new dad, Jeremy Buczek about his pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum experience. In Part 1 last week, we left off just as things were moving into active labor. Today, we continue from there through the birth, and into postpartum, where Jeremy shares the trauma he experienced, what helped him through it, and the joy of becoming a dad. Check it out!

 

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A Dad’s Perspective, with Jeremy Buczek (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #124

Part birth and postpartum story, part helpful tips, part reflections, this 2 part episode with Jeremy Buczek goes deep into the birth partner’s experience of pregnancy, birth and postpartum to help your partner know a bit more of what to expect. Check it out.

 

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Setting up Your Postpartum Support, with Michelle Peterson

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #123

If you’re pregnant, you’ve no doubt heard about how you are going to need quite a bit of help once the baby is born, so how do you go about setting that up? Why do you need to prepare? How long are you going to need it for? Michelle Peterson tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Persistence in Breastfeeding, with Dawn Pensack

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #122

Last episode we talked about how breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but it’s not perfectly easy. There tend to be a few or a lot obstacles to overcome. But what does that actually look like? Dawn Pensack is here to share her stories. Check it out!

 

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Common Breastfeeding Struggles, with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #121

Breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but it’s not perfectly easy. Many people think it will just happen, without realizing there’s a steep learning curve. So what are the most common breastfeeding struggles, and how can you navigating them? Kathleen Kendall-Tackett tells us more. Check it out!

 

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The Power in Writing Your Story, with Jaime Fleres

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #120

There’s a unique healing power to writing your birth story, of not having an audience, of getting raw and going to the deep places, rather than just sharing the version suitable for light conversation. How do you get started, and is there a way to make the process a bit easier? What if your birth involved trauma? Jaime Fleres tells us more. Check it out!

 

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