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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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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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Low Milk Supply, with Diana Cassar-Uhl

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #15

To continue on our breastfeeding kick, in this episode of the Birthful Podcast we are going to be talking about low milk supply. Low milk supply -whether real or perceived- can seriously impact a breastfeeding relationship. I’ll be taking with Diana Cassar-Uhl, to help us navigate the constellation of reasons that may cause it, and possible solutions.


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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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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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Talking partners and birth, with Gena Kirby

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #1

In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on partner-centered birth. And partner can mean whoever you’ll be counting on to be there for you, for  your labor. Because even if you are a single mom, having the support you want can make a world of difference. I’ll be talking to the fabulous Gena Kirby about some of the ways that your partner can help.

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12 Days of Birth: Day 12

If you could only have one of my 12 wishes, this is it. A doula is your own personal birth fairy! She may not be able to do the work for you, but she will do everything she can to make it a better experience.

“Asking your husband* to be your sole guide through labour is like asking him to lead the way on a climb of Mount Everest. He may be smart and trustworthy, you may love him, but in the Himalayas you’d both be a lot better off with a Sherpa!”
Pam England in Birthing From Within on hiring a doula

*or partner, significant other, best friend, family member, or anyone else that you consider your primary support person. Read more