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HELLP Syndrome, with Melissa Krawecki

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #87

This not very well known and hard to diagnose syndrome sometimes presents like preeclampsia, and other times just like regular pregnancy symptoms. On top of that, there’s little you can do to prevent it. What can you do instead of worrying? Melissa Krawecki is here to bring awareness, and share her story. Check it out!

 

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Working with Childbirth Pain, with Julie Bonapace

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #86

What are the 4 components of pain? Does pain equate suffering? If the signal doesn’t make it to the brain, is it pain? And how can you (and your partner!) change that signal before it arrives? Pain specialist Julie Bonapace has answers. Check it out!

 

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Showing up at Your Birth, with Shalome Stone

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #83

Here’s the thing about preparing for birth: you can read all the books, take all the classes, listen to all the podcasts, set up a dream birth team, but no amount of preparation will get the birthing done for you. So, are you doing the inner work that will allow you to step up and own your birth? Rockstar Birth Mentor, Shalome Stone tell us more. Stay tuned.

 

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Your Pregnancy Microbiome, with Anne Estes

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #80

We hear a lot about the microbiome and birth, but what about during pregnancy? Does your microbiome change depending on the trimester you are in? Is it impacted by avoiding deli meats and sushi? Are there ways to alter your microbiome to discourage the presence of Group B Strep? Anne Estes tells us more. Check it out.

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Prenatal Bonding, with Dr. Jay Warren

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #76

We now know that babies are conscious while in womb. They can hear sounds, learn, form memories, and respond to your stress. So, can connecting with your baby before the birth, make for better pregnancies and healthier babies? And how do you go about doing that?  Dr. Jay Warren tells us more, including how singing, talking, and playing with your baby makes a difference. Check it out.

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Third Stage of Labor, with Dr. Sarah Buckley

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #75

There are critical physiological changes that happen within mom and baby immediately after birth that allow for bonding and a healthy transition from womb to word. What are they, how can they be supported, and how do interventions change the hormonal flow?  Dr. Sarah Buckley tells us more. Check it out.

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Vaccines, with Dr. Paul Thomas

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #74

How do vaccines work? Do they carry risks? Are they all created equal? Does it matter when they are given, and how does that relate with the CDC’s recommended schedule that includes 49 doses before the age of 6? Dr. Paul Thomas is here to help us navigate this polarized and often overwhelming issue. Check it out.

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Determined to VBAC, with Jaime Hitt

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #10

We’ve arrived at the last episode of our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Today, Jaime Hitt tells us about her VBAC, and all the ways she prepared differently than for her first birth in order to make it happen, including and unexpected external cephalic version. Check it out.

 

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Have a Surreal Birth Experience! | Emily Alsheskie

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #4

We continue on our “Birth Stories” for the summer series! Emily Alsheskie never really had any experience around children -nor was she all that excited about having kids. Oh, how things change! Check out her awesome and unconventional home water birth story, that happened while she lived in a small apartment, while going to school. Plus, many of the things she did to prepare for her birth, including hypnobirthing, chiropractic, saltwater pool, birthing affirmations, deep meditation, and more.

 

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Support Trumps Stubbornness | Victoria Wilson

The Birthful Podcast: Summer Birth Stories 2016 #1

Happy Summer, northern hemisphere!

With this episode we kick off our 2016 “Birth Stories for the Summer” series!

For the next 10 weeks, I’m switching the spotlight from the birth pros to the mighty mamas, who share what real-life birth looks like. Today, Victoria Wilson tells us how bringing great labor support to a birth makes for a much better experience, than when you just bring your stubbornness. Check it out!

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