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Your Baby Mammal: Sleeping & Solids, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #53

Last week, for the first part of this two part series with Diane Wiessinger, we discussed mammal behavior and instincts surrounding birth and breastfeeding. In this episode we’ll talk about how your mammal baby sleeps, and starts eating solids, as well as the non-event of weaning from breastfeeding. Go listen.

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Your Baby, The Mammal, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #52

We often think that newborns are cute but helpless little lumps, when in fact they have an arsenal of instincts to ensure they can find their food source without much external help. What are those instincts that  make breastfeeding and bonding seamless? Diane Wiessinger tells us more.

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Nursing in Public, with Michelle Hickman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #46

Today’s show is about nursing in public. This is a polarizing topic, where breastfeeding moms can be made to feel marginalized and ashamed, ultimately impacting their breastfeeding relationship. What can be done to support moms in feeding their babes wherever, and however they choose? Michelle Hickman tells us more.


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Stillbirths and Infant Deaths, with Amy Wright Glenn

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #45

Nothing can prepare a person for the tragedy of losing a baby, along with the hopes and dreams of being a parent to that child. How to cope? What to expect? How to get helpful support? Amy Wright Glenn helps us to compassionately navigate this difficult reality.


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Birth Models and How They Affect Your Birth, with Robbie Davis-Floyd

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #44

Today’s show is about birth models, and how they affect birth practices. Medical Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd explains why we’ve gotten so obsessed with machines and numbers, how things are changing back to models that work in various parts of the world, and what you can take from those models to improve your experience.


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Breastfeeding Stories 01: From tongue tied to easy-peasy

The Birthful Podcast: Breastfeeding Stories #1

Birth stories are shared relatively often. Breastfeeding stories less so. Maybe because they unfold in a matter of weeks and months, instead of hours and days. Maybe because they are ongoing. Ever changing. Sometimes difficult, and frustrating, as well as pleasurable and rewarding. Needless to say, you never quite know how it’s going to go until you’re in it.

But to normalize breastfeeding, we need to hear more of what it entails, and to look at its variations. Today, we are going to switch it up to do just that. Sherri Romig -mother of two- is here to share how she breastfeed her kids in very different ways.


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Birthing like a Rock Star, with Gena Kirby & Lesley Everest

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #41

Want to birth like a rock star? Research tells us that it is actually not the specifics of a birth that can lead to a postpartum mood disorder, but rather a mom’s perceptions of those experiences. So how you FEEL about your birth experience is indeed a very big deal. What can you do to make it a good one? Lesley Everest and Gena Kirby help figure it out.


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Connecting With Your Baby in Utero, with Penny Simkin

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #36

Today’s show is about connecting with your baby in utero through song. Figuring out a newborn’s needs can be tricky, and sometimes a baby will cry no matter what you do. Wouldn’t it be great to have a tool to help you automatically soothe your child? One that you put in place during pregnancy, that also reduces your stress? Penny Simkin is here to tell us about just that.


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