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Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #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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Navigating the NICU, with Sue Hall

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #85

Although no one plans to have their baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, about 10% of newborns will spend some time there. Prematurity is the most common reason, but even some less severe, full term concerns such as respiratory issues, unstable blood sugar, infection, or jaundice may warrant a short stay. What should you know?  Dr. Sue Hall tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Upstaging the Placenta, with Laura Brandenburg

The Birthful Podcast: Birth Stories 2016 #11

Today I’m switching it up with some birth stories! Laura Brandenburg’s placentas tend to steal her birth shows. She’s here to tell us how this prompted a transfer from birth center to hospital for her first birth, and how she got the last word during her second birth by delivering both baby and placenta at home. Check it out!

 

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Showing up at Your Birth, with Shalome Stone

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #83

Here’s the thing about preparing for birth: you can read all the books, take all the classes, listen to all the podcasts, set up a dream birth team, but no amount of preparation will get the birthing done for you. So, are you doing the inner work that will allow you to step up and own your birth? Rockstar Birth Mentor, Shalome Stone tell us more. Stay tuned.

 

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Third Stage of Labor, with Dr. Sarah Buckley

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #75

There are critical physiological changes that happen within mom and baby immediately after birth that allow for bonding and a healthy transition from womb to word. What are they, how can they be supported, and how do interventions change the hormonal flow?  Dr. Sarah Buckley tells us more. Check it out.

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When Breech Doesn’t Flip | Chantal Shelstad

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #7

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today, Chantal Shelstad shares the impact that having a cesarean birth due to a breech presentation had on her psyche, her ensuing struggle with postpartum mood anxiety for years to follow, and how preparation and determination were key in finally having the VBAC she wanted. Check it out.

 

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Birth is Mental & Emotional | Megan Othling

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #2

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Megan Othling is here to tell us about her four – yup four-  birth stories.  She explains how birth can happens as much in your head as in your body, and how facing the unexpected feelings you are having for your child can be just what’s needed for them to be born. Check it out!

 

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Support Trumps Stubbornness | Victoria Wilson

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #1

Happy Summer, northern hemisphere!

With this episode we kick off our 2016 “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 10 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the birth pros to the mighty mamas, who share what real-life birth looks like. Today, Victoria Wilson tells us how bringing great labor support to a birth makes for a much better experience, than when you just bring your stubbornness. Check it out!

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Things to Know Before Your Next Birth, with Jennifer Margulis

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #68

Jennifer Margulis has spent years looking at hospital birth practices. She explains why just going with the flow and blindly trusting the system can backfire, and what you should be doing now to help you have a smoother and happier birth experience.

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Birth as an Intimate Event, with Nekole Shapiro

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #66

We know pregnancy and birth involve great transformation. That’s why it’s such a good time to connect with yourself, and realize what the heck motivates your choices. It can also get you into the awesome habit of bringing more oxytocin into your life. Nekole Shapiro tells us more. Stay tuned.

 

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