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Things to Know Before Your Next Birth, with Jennifer Margulis

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #68

Jennifer Margulis has spent years looking at hospital birth practices. She explains why just going with the flow and blindly trusting the system can backfire, and what you should be doing now to help you have a smoother and happier birth experience.

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Birth as an Intimate Event, with Nekole Shapiro

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #66

We know pregnancy and birth involve great transformation. That’s why it’s such a good time to connect with yourself, and realize what the heck motivates your choices. It can also get you into the awesome habit of bringing more oxytocin into your life. Nekole Shapiro tells us more. Stay tuned.

 

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Asking more of your OB, with Dr. Stu Fischbein

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #64

What are the differences between the medical model of obstetrics and the midwifery model of care? How can you improve your birth experience and outcomes, when delivering at a hospital with an OB? Dr. Stuart Fischbein shares his insights, as well as why he does breech deliveries, VBACs, and home births.

 

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Plus-Size Pregnancy & Birth, with Jen McLellan

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #63

Today we’ll be talking about having a healthy plus-size pregnancy and birth. While the incidence of cesareans, inductions and other interventions are higher for plus-size women, this does not have to be the case. Jen McLellan is here to share the 3 things that can help you have a fabulous experience, no matter your size. Plus, a special guest appearance from Barley, Reverend and Gus.

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The Holistic Stages of Birth, with Whapio (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #57

We try to make birth practical by measuring, overseeing and monitoring it, when really, it’s an experience that flows seamlessly from one stage to another, taking the birthing woman deep into laborland. How can we better describe what she goes through? Whapio describes the holistic stages of birth and tells us more.

In this first episode of a 2 part series, we start with embarking into labor, and just past what is usually considered as transition. Next week we move through the “rest and be thankful” phase, all the way to the birth of the baby, the magic that happens in the first moments, and the weaving of the story that goes on for ever.

 

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Family-Centered Cesareans, with Dr. Pamela Berens

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #50

Women who have cesareans often feel a disconnect from their birth experience, and usually have to wait an extended time to bond with their baby. It turns out this does not have to be the case. Dr. Pamela Berens tells us about changes to the cesarean experience that can make a difference.

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Healing Your Birth Story, with Pam England

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #49

Birth does its own thing, and often it’s harder than expected, even for women whose experience matched their birth plan. How can you heal? Is there a way to prevent birth trauma? Pam England from Birthing From Within tells us more.

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Green Pregnancy, with Margaux Khoury (Replay)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #48

Hey mamas! Adriana here. The holiday season can be hectic, and if you’re anything like me, your to-do list has gotten 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 skipped.

I also want to take this opportunity to wish you an extra happy new year. May it be filled with cuddles, smiles and much time for podcasts.

Ok. Here it goes:

We live in a toxic soup where babies are being born pre-polluted. How can you lessen your and your baby’s toxicity without feeling overwhelmed? Margaux Khoury tells us more.


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From a podcast listener: 3VBAC hotel waterbirth!

Recently I received this email from a Birthful podcast listener:

Hi Adriana,
Just wanted to share my latest birth story with you. Still love the show, i even got my midwife loving it! Sorry for the typos. I did this on my phone with a wiggly toddler climbing on me and trying to breastfeed lol.

Thanks, Olivia

I ‘m honored that she chose to share this with me. With her permission, I’m equally honored to share it with all you. Here it is:

Lincoln Everett Shook’s Birth Story

Before the Birth

Baby was due on Sunday October 25th. On the Friday morning before we packed up and made the scenic trip through the Rocky Mountains on the Pine Pass. It was a beautiful day unseasonably warm, and sunny. The leaves had already fallen and the mountains where left grey and green looking rather naked, waiting for their annual blanket of snow to tuck them in for the winter.

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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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