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Newborn Sleep, with Rebecca Michi

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #19

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, I talk with Sleep Consultant Rebecca Michi about newborn sleep. How do newborns sleep, and when do they start sleeping through the night? What’s the best way to set down a healthy sleep foundation? Are there things you should avoid doing? How can you get more sleep? Listen to the answers to all these questions and more.


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Cloth Diapers, with Heather Holt

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #18

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, we take cloth diapers head on.

The world of cloth diapers has evolved far from safety pins and rubber pants, into a land with myriads of options. They’re cute, reliable, and a lot simpler to tackle. It’s estimated that on average, a child will go through anywhere from four to eight thousand diapers in his or her life. That’s a lot of… uhm… waste! Listen to Heather Holt, as she helps us untangle the offerings, tell us about the benefits to your baby’s health, the environment, and your wallet, and gives us a bunch of great insider tips.


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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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Postpartum Depression, with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #16

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, we focus on postpartum depression. As many as 1 in 5 moms will become depressed after having a baby. That’s a huge number, that unfortunately seems to be on the rise. I talk with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett about why postpartum depression happens, what it looks like, and what can be done about it.


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Low Milk Supply, with Diana Cassar-Uhl

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #15

To continue on our breastfeeding kick, in this episode of the Birthful Podcast we are going to be talking about low milk supply. Low milk supply -whether real or perceived- can seriously impact a breastfeeding relationship. I’ll be taking with Diana Cassar-Uhl, to help us navigate the constellation of reasons that may cause it, and possible solutions.


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Breastfeeding your Newborn, with Dr. Jack Newman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #14

Planning to breastfeed your newborn? In this episode of the Birthful Podcast I talk with none other than Dr. Jack Newman on what to expect, what to avoid, and when to ask for help, in order to get breastfeeding off to a good start.


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Tongue and Lip Ties, with Dianne Cassidy

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #13

In this episode of the birthful podcast, we’re going to be talking about tongue ties and lip ties. If you have no idea what those are, you’re in luck, because Dianne Cassidy will tells us all about them, along with why there seems to be a tongue tie resurgence, how it can affect your best breastfeeding intentions, and what you can do about it.

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, with Nancy Wainer

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #12

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, I am going to be talking about vaginal birth after cesarean or VBACs, and more specifically home VBACs, with none other than the woman who coined the term, Nancy Wainer. Nancy’s got story after birth story to debunk the myth that once a cesarean, always a cesarean, along with suggestions on how to avoid cesareans in general.
This episode is going to be a little different from the others, in that it will be in two sections. The thing is, after I first spoke to Nancy, I felt there were a few important topics we didn’t get to. So I called her back and she graciously agreed to do a second recording to answer them. Enjoy.

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Why an OB chose a homebirth, with Amali Lokugamage

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #11

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking with Dr. Amali Lokugamage about why an OB would choose to have a homebirth. And this is a very interesting story, because it was an unexpected path, that revealed itself through her pregnancy, and lead her to see the practice of maternity care in a new light.

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Birth Trauma, with Jodi Hall

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #10

In this episode, we are going to be talking about birth trauma; as in, the trauma that can happen during birth. Having a baby is a monumental full body and mind event that can stir up a lot of feelings! What if the birth you think you should have and the one you actually have don’t match up? To go deep into all the feelings, I’ll be talking to Jodi Hall.

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