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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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Getting help for after the baby is born, with Kristy Zadrozny

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #9

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about getting the help you need for after the baby is born. You know the saying about how “it takes a village….” It’s because life with a newborn is much harder than you think! How much support will you need, and how can you go about getting it? To find out, I’ll be talking with Kristy Zadrozny.

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Bed Rest 101, with Darline Turner

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #8

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about bed rest. Being placed on bed rest can come as a great surprise, because while preparing for birth, very few moms even think about the possibility of it happening. When is bed rest recommended and how can you make the most of it? Today I’ll be talking with Darline Turner about this and more.

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The Baby’s Birth Experience, with Karen Strange

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #7

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about birth, but from the baby’s perspective. Have you ever wondered what a baby goes through when being born? It turns out that there’s a specific sequence of events that occurs as newborns transition into the outside world. What are those events and why do they matter? To learn more, I talk with Karen Strange.

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Nutrition during Pregnancy, with Amy V. Haas

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #6

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about nutrition during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably very familiar with all the things you should avoid eating. But can the things you do eat help lower your risks of prematurity, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and other complications? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Amy V. Haas.

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Fertility and Age, with Lisa Doran

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #5

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking fertility facts, when planning to have children later in life. In the past 40 years, the number of women waiting to have babies until their mid-30’s or later has significantly increased. How does age affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, and what can she do about it? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Dr. Lisa Doran.

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Birth intuition, with Lesley Everest

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #4

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing about what it means to go into birth intuitively. If you’ve never given birth before, you’ve probably wondered: “how will I know when labor starts?” only to have moms tell you “oh, you’ll know”; but what else will you know? And how can you use it to your advantage during labor? To learn more, I’ll be talking to the extremely perceptive Lesley Everest.

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“Laid-back” Breastfeeding, with Attie Sandink

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #3

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on “laid-back” breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I’ll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.

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Safer bedsharing, with Teresa Pitman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #2

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on safer bed-sharing. New parents are constantly being told that putting their babies to sleep in bed with them is risky behavior that should be avoided. Despite this, bed-sharing has doubled in the past two decades. To guide us through this conundrum, I’ll be talking with the very knowledgeable Teresa Pitman.

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