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Summer Birth Stories: Birth and Cheese Tasting

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories #1

In this episode we kick off our special “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 8 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the pros to the amazing mamas, who share their birth stories in order to bust down TV and movie myths, and tell about what real-life birth looks like.  Today we’ll hear from Hinda Mandell and husband Matthew White, who’s fabulous birth involves a cheese tasting.


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Loving Your Postpartum Body, with Ashlee Wells Jackson

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #31

What would it look like if instead of trying to “bounce back” to our pre-pregnancy frames, we embraced the new changes: stretch marks, jiggly bellies and all? I talk with Ashlee Wells Jackson, about how she’s helping hundreds of women do just that, through the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.

 


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Choosing Your Care Provider, with Robin Elise Weiss

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #30

Finding the care provider that’s right for you is the first step towards a great birth experience. So, how do you do that? What questions should you ask? And if you’re not happy with your current provider, is it too late to switch? Robin Elise Weiss is here to tell us more.

 


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Delayed Cord Clamping, with Dr. Mark Sloan

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #29

Waiting a few minutes to clamp a newborn’s umbilical cord can have significant health benefits, and yet the debate of early vs. delayed cord clamping rages on. What’s the big deal? Dr. Mark Sloan explains and share what the evidence says.

 


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Your Birth Hormones, with Dr. Sarah Buckley

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #28

Birth hormones are in charge of making your labor flow, establishing breastfeeding and helping you bond with your baby. Supporting your hormones can lead to a healthier and smoother birth. How can you encourage them? What should you avoid? Sarah Buckley has the answers.

 


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Eating During Labor, with Rebecca Dekker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #27

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, I talk to Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth about evidence based labor practices, and specifically about eating and drinking during labor. It turns out that many hospital labor practices are not based on evidence, and can in fact be detrimental to the process. How can you know what is what? Rebecca has the answer.

 


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Breastfeeding & Going Back to Work, with Nancy Mohrbacher

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #26

Going back to work while breastfeeding can be a tricky situation. When should you start preparing and what do you do? What can help maintain your milk production? Will your baby start waking up more at night? What do you need to know about your pump? What about if things start going south? I talk to Nancy Mohrbacher to find out.

 


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Your Baby’s Fussy Phases, with Dr. Frans Plooij

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #25

Babies grow and develop at an astounding rate, but it turns out that those developmental leaps happen at specific times, following some not-so-sunshiny days. Listen to Dr. Frans Plooij, creator of The Wonder Weeks, explain what the fussy phases are all about, how to tell they are happening, and what you can do about it.

 


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Sex After Baby, with Kate Dimpfl

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #24

You’ve probably heard that caregivers recommend waiting 4-6 weeks before having sex after giving birth. That’s usually to give your body some time for healing, but what about your libido? When does that come back? And once you do it, will it hurt? How will your body be different? What if you don’t want to? What if your partner doesn’t want to? Will you ever feel sexy again? In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, Kate Dimpfl helps us understand the new normal of sex after baby.

 


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Milksharing, with Amber Mccann

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #23

If you couldn’t breastfeed, would you look to give your baby donated human milk, formula, or something else? What are the risks and different options of milksharing? If you have an oversupply, would you consider donating? Amber Mccann is here to help us with these not-so-clear-cut questions, in this episode of the Birthful podcast.

 


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