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Childbirth PTSD, with Cheryl Tatano Beck

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #98

Up to 45% of women report that their births were traumatic, and around 3% will experience PTSD. What are the differences between the two? What are the symptoms and risk factors for childbirth PTSD? What about PostTraumatic Growth? Cheryl Tatano Beck tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Birth Options, with Betsy Schwartz

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #93

There’s an extremely famous quote in the birth world from Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer that says “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any”, but sometimes the amount of options, choices and nuances can be truly overwhelming. So where do you start? Betsy Schwartz tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Vaginal Rehab, with Susi Hately

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #92

Many women suffer from a onslaught of unwelcomed pelvic floor symptoms such as incontinence, prolapse, painful sex, and dry vaginas, even many years after giving birth. Although super common, avoiding trampolines and peeing when your laugh doesn’t have to be the new normal. So what does this rehab entail? Susi Hately tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Hormones After Birth, Dr. Jolene Brighten (Replay)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #90

Hey might ones! Adriana here. If you’re anything like me, the wonderful holiday season that passed really got in the way of your podcast listening. So here’s your chance to catch up! This week I’m repeating last week’s episode. If you already listened to it, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to check out any of the other fabulous Birthful episodes that you may have missed.

I also want to take this opportunity to wish you an extra happy shiny new 2017. May this new year that’s just begun be filled with cuddles, smiles and much time for podcasts.

Ok. Here it goes:


 
What does the postpartum hormonal rollercoaster look like? How can you support your hormonal balance to avoid adrenal fatigue and autoimmune issues? What’s causing your vaginal dryness, and should you consider “vaginal rehab”? Dr. Jolene Brighten tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Hormones After Birth, Dr. Jolene Brighten

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #89

What does the postpartum hormonal rollercoaster look like? How can you support your hormonal balance to avoid adrenal fatigue and autoimmune issues? What’s causing your vaginal dryness, and should you consider “vaginal rehab”? Dr. Jolene Brighten tells us more. Check it out!

 

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Will You Shower During Postpartum?, with Lisa Chin

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #81

Today we’ll be approaching the 4th trimester from a more culturally traditional point of view. Lisa Chin is here to tell us about her experience of following the chinese tradition of sitting the month, which involves eating body warming foods, staying inside, and not showering for weeks. How did this impact her recovery? Go check it out.

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11 Breastfeeding Need-to-Knows, with Robin Kaplan

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #79

Today we’ll be taking on 11 breastfeeding need-to-knows! Consider these breastfeeding mini-facts as possible bumps-in-the-road that can be dealt with fairly easily with a bit of information and determination, but that can otherwise potentially derail your breastfeeding relationship. These include damaged nipples, baby weight loss, nipple shape, breast behavior, colostrum, hind-milk and fore-milk, D-MER, and more. Robin Kaplan tells us more. Check it out.

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A Challenging Physical Recovery, with Erin Patterson

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #9

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Erin Patterson is here to tell us about her beautiful birth story, about how much she loved the tub, but wasn’t too keen about being on her back. Lovely as it was, unfortunately her birth resulted in some muscular trauma that made for a slow and difficult recovery requiring PT work, even many weeks into postpartum. Although she had prepared for a lot of things, this was something she definitely didn’t expect. Check it out.

 

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Summer Birth Stories: 3 Epidurals & a 6th-week Surprise | Kate Turza

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #5

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! This week, Kate Turza tells us about her three epidural births, and highlights how what happens during the third stage of labor can impact breastfeeding and your recovery, even for many weeks after the birth. Go listen!

 

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Summer Birth Stories: 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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