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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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Diastasis and Tummy Fitness, with Bethany Learn

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #42

Today’s show is about diastasis recti, which is a separation between your abdominal muscles. It turns out that 2 in 3 women who have two or more babies have a diastasis, but why do they happen? Why are pregnant women more at risk? Can they be prevented? If you have one, how can you heal it?  Bethany Learn tells us more.


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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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Epidurals & Breastfeeding, with Dianne Cassidy

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #40

Usually, when we think epidurals, we wonder how they will affect birth, but it turns out that they can have an impact on your breastfeeding relationship as well. What do you need to know? Dianne Cassidy is here to tell us the facts, so you can make an informed decision.


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Miscarriage and Pregnancy, with Jessica Zucker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #39

Up to 1 in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage, so why is this not talked about more? How can we honor and acknowledge these losses and the moms that experience them? How can we support those who’ve experienced loss? Dr. Jessica Zucker tells us more.


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Protecting Your Perineum, with Rachel Reed

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #38

The thought of vaginal tearing can make any woman cringe. And let’s not even think about episiotomies. Are there ways to avoid tearing? What’s the evidence behind perineal massage? Will being told how to push make things worse? Rachel Reed tells us more about protecting your perineum during birth.

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Birth Prep. Essentials, with Adriana Lozada

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #37

Today’s show is about the essential preparation you need, in order to have the birth you want. Did you know that choosing your care provider and where to give birth, can greatly determine the type of birth you have? What things do you need to consider? Will a birth plan help or hurt? In this episode, I’ll help you find that answers.


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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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