show episodes
 
A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and ...
 
Mum Talk is here for you on your journey into parenthood providing your 'nod along' and 'me too' moments plus answering all the questions we all have! I am joined by not only incredibly knowledgable guests, some experts in their field, but also Mums and Dads sharing their experience of pregnancy and parenthood. I also share my personal journey from pregnancy to life now with a baby. Mum Talk is honest, real and informative. Listeners feel part of the conversation, sitting on the sofa having ...
 
The Birth Matters podcast is here to lessen your overwhelm on the journey into parenthood by equipping you on all things birth, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & parenting. We'll interview parents about their experiences & birth pros on their expertise so that you can have an empowering, CONFIDENT journey into parenthood!
 
A podcast for the thinking woman, not afraid to question the current policy based maternity system. Hosted by the Virtual Midwife, Karen Wilmot who left hospital work to unlearn everything she knew and relearn it in a way that remains true to her calling to be "with women". In this podcast she shares lessons from the labor room, women's wisdom, interviews with thought leaders and discussions with change makers, along with transformational lessons and meditations for pregnancy and birth.
 
Working Birth is a podcast by photographer Jillian Camisasca-Lopina exploring the work and stories of midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and other birth professionals. Each episode features an interview with a different birth worker as well as an accompanying photographic portrait.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews with mothers giving their first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better subsequent births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum.
 
Welcome to the podcast all about how babies and families are made. In this series, working midwife, mother and bestselling author Leah Hazard speaks to remarkable women and men from all walks of life about fertility, birth, pregnancy and parenting. She explores the way we see our bodies and our relationships, the choices we make as we build our families, and the highs and lows that those choices can bring. No judgment, no shame. Just real stories, and all the warmth, wit and compassion you’d ...
 
Welcome to The Pregnancy Wellness Podcast. Hosted by Pip, a practicing Midwifery Sister with a wealth of experience in assisting and supporting mothers. On a mission to empower women with evidence-based information we speak to special guests and leading experts to discuss all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Equipping you with the best advice and guidance for your journey and having a few giggles along the way. With no further ado let's make a cuppa and create a Pregnancy Well ...
 
At GentleBirth we believe that a positive birth comes in many forms - and it's always defined by Mom. We've combined brain science, birth science and technology using the GentleBirth App to help you 'train your brain' for a positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. Each day of your pregnancy and postpartum period the GentleBirth App will recommend simple but effective mindfulness techniques, hypnosis, breathing techniques and affirmations for you and your partner to build confidenc ...
 
Formerly known as Life School ME, Friday's Child is a podcast hosted by FTM, Peta Al Akawi. Each episode, Peta interviews a brand new guest to discuss different aspects of Motherhood, from pregnancy through to parenthood. Guests include First Time Mums, Healthcare Professionals, Childbirth Educators and Coaches.
 
The podcast that watched Downton Abbey so you didn't have to is still going! Just like your favorite British period piece, but with more feelings and swears! Bask in the glory of Dame Maggie Smith as hilarious Anglophiles Kelly Anneken & Amy Schneider explore the class struggle, history, fashion, and the art of staring wistfully into the middle distance on Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders, every Titanic film ever made, Pride & Prejudice, and much more! See acast.com/pr ...
 
Birth. It is everywhere. Literally. Every day with each birth there are new stories to be told, wisdom to be shared and knowledge to be learned. Elizabeth Bachner sees birth in a unique way: As life lessons that help us grow as spiritual beings having human experiences. Childbirth is her prose, her jam, and her calling. We are your safe space for the sharing of those experiences from all different perspectives and many walks of life. Through curious conversation and storytelling, there is al ...
 
Your guide to pregnancy and gentle birth. Host Deborah Flowers is both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Professional Midwife at The Farm Community, internationally known as the home of Spiritual Midwifery. Co-host Ibu Robin Lim was recognized as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year for her work as the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic Birth Center and Clinic in Bali, Indonesia. Topics for Season 1 include Choosing a Care Provider, the Safety of Home Birth, Prenatal Care Not Prenatal Scare, and Bir ...
 
Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this show will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your pregnant body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the ...
 
Discussions of the many facets of Motherhood, with a particular focus on the Postpartum journey. You've had the baby - now what?! As told from a Doulas perspective, helping women to empower themselves from fertility through to postpartum. Sharing ways for women to be supported in order to heal, thrive and kill the mom game.
 
A podcast featuring Australians sharing their journey of vaginal birth after caesarean. Through sharing and learning from each other's lived experiences the podcast is designed to empower and educate those whose VBAC journey may have just begun, help all expecting mums achieve a more natural birth if that is their intention, and better inform birth professionals about one's journey to a VBAC.
 
Birth Kweens is a wildly honest and fun dive into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women's health related. It's hosted by two Birth Kweens and friends: Karly Nuttall, a licensed midwife of 15 years, and Ali Feroah, a birth and postpartum doula of 7 years. Listen along on Thursdays as we share fun birth stories and dish out top notch info about our favorite subjects to help you realistically prepare for birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and women's health ...
 
The paramedic world is like finishing school. You have already achieved so much, but still young and full of potential. The pre-hospital world is a big one. We are just four blokes trying to make sense of it. Free radicals is about sharing our love of this world, through education, ramblings and debate. Join the team and their guests as we look at the present, contemplate the future, and examine the controversy.
 
Natural MD Radio is your place to hear the whole truth on health and natural medicine for women and children, and get the tools you need to take back your health starting now. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.
 
Whether you're an artist every day of your life or hoping to awaken the artist within, our workshops empower you to tap your inner wisdom and dance with your playful self! We become authentic and unlimited creators when we get in touch with the Universe, listen for guidance, trust the process, act from true inspiration, and actually have fun. Incorporating ancient wisdom with a splash of sass and sparkle, Kristin and Natalie can't wait to party down deep with you!!
 
A new podcast for national conversations about maternity and women’s health care, Midwifing America highlights stories from providers and the women they serve to illustrate the state of maternity care. There is mounting evidence that we have a maternal health crisis in our country as we spend more, and have poorer outcomes, than other developed countries. Join us as we Reimagine Women's Healthcare. Sponsored by the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, with the help of ...
 
Kombucha and Colour is a weekly podcast designed to inspire women to embrace health and live life bright. Each week Anna Marsh (Functional Medicine Practitioner, Women's Lifestyle Coach, and all-around health nut) and Che Dyer (Yoga Teacher, Graphic Designer and Creative) will bring you content to nourish your body, mind, heart, and soul. Health is about the whole person, which means all topics are on the table from good food, nutrition, exercise, movement and yoga to meditation, mindset and ...
 
My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about t ...
 
Alexis the Midwife and Beccy the Doula authors of the bestselling book The Little Book of Self Care for New Mums invite you to join them to talk through the highs and lows of the parenting journey. Having supported women for over 30 years between them, they know only too well that as wonderful as it is, the parenting road can be a bumpy one. That’s why they want to break it down, talk it through and make it all feel a little less overwhelming. Whatever your journey, whatever you story, it ca ...
 
Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. ...
 
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show series
 
Who was Martha Ballard? How has she changed history? Find out from Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer and Prize winning historian and author in this episode of the Of Witches and Women Podcast; a herstory podcast. Check out the pod sponsor, Lua Rae Clothing and use the promo code WITCHES15 for 15% off your entire purchase.…
 
This year, 2020, has been designated by the World Health Organization as the 'Year of the Nurse and the Midwife'. Nursing and midwifery are the backbones of most healthcare systems around the world, yet when surveyed they often seem a demoralised and undervalued part of most health services. On top of that, 2020 has been the year of COVID-19, and m…
 
The girls are joined today by the wonderful Illy Morrison - Mother, Midwife, Hypnobirthing Teacher and Positive Birth Advocate. Illy shares her story of birth trauma, and the work she now does to help other couples who may have experienced a difficult birth or troubling feelings around their birth. @mixing.up.motherhood www.mixingupmotherhood.com T…
 
Apab’yan Tew is one of the few people alive in the world who understands, applies and lives a tradition that was considered lost for centuries. He is a male midwife, and an associate professor at Universidad Maya Kaqchikel in Guatemala. The conversation shared in this episode of Mother the Mother is filled with sacred wisdom, heart and passion. Sta…
 
In this episode of What the Midwife Said, Leah chats to Lauren Mahon, who set up the online community Girl vs Cancer after her own breast cancer diagnosis and now presents the multi award-winning BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C.In a typically honest conversation, Lauren reveals how important exercise has been to her mental health and discusses ho…
 
This episode was originally recorded for the "Healing Sols Podcast" and has been refurbished for your enjoyment. For more from Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CSTS, please visit https://www.natashahelfer.com. Nuance in Considering Late Term Abortion with Analiesa Leonhardt who is a nurse midwife, has a doctorate as a nurse practitioner from the univers…
 
Ché is joined on the show today by Karen Wilmot, the virtual midwife. In this episode, we talk about Karen’s journey to becoming a midwife and the 5Cs of preparing for birth. Karen shares her deep wisdom and experience with us, as a midwife attending both hospital and home births and offers us a perspective of using the birth process as an opportun…
 
In today’s episode we chat to Michela, a mum of two living with her husband in Brisbane. Michela knew before she fell pregnant that she wanted to approach birth in a way that resonated more with her life philosophies and hired a private midwife initially to support her at her local hospital’s birth centre, but as her pregnancy progressed she decide…
 
If you are pregnant, planning on getting pregnant? or are close with someone who fall in the above category? Have you thought about where you are going to deliver your baby? Home birth vs. Hospital. Right now we are in the middle of a pandemic and some hospitals, depending on where you live, are not letting significant others, or doulas or grandmot…
 
This hypnosis session was created so reduce anxiety for anyone preparing for a Covid test. Use for several days before your test and just before your test is administered. Do not use while driving. Download the GentleBirth App today for a 7 day free trial from the App Store or GooglePlay Store. Get your copy of the GentleBirth book here: https://ww…
 
Pregnancy and the Postpartum can be very anxiety provoking times, add into that mix a global pandemic, self-isolation and a huge amount of uncertainty on future lockdowns and prospects and we can find ourselves amidst a challenging time to say the least. Equipping ourselves with mindfulness tools and techniques can be game changing in helping us ma…
 
In this week’s episode I chat to Elise Cook about womanhood, pregnancy and the dichotomy of birth; the immense pain and immeasurable love. She tells a beautiful story of listening to her intuition and consciously choosing to conceive, letting go of her fear and placing her energy in trust. She spent most of her pregnancy in the quiet of covid lockd…
 
Celebrating the BBC 100 Women list 2020 Kim Chakanetsa and a panel of inspirational and influential women discuss whether some changes made because of Covid-19 restrictions could be seen as positive. They answer questions about bringing communities together, supporting lonely people and increasing flexibility for more inclusive employment. Shani Dh…
 
Ozlem Cekic, one of the first Muslim women with an immigrant background to enter Danish parliament, tells us why she decided to meet up with the people who sent her racist emails. We discuss whether a new women's centre at the site of the former Holloway Women's Prison will get the go ahead. We hear from Lucy who's with Reclaim Holloway and also fr…
 
The fourth series of The Crown currently airing on Netflix lays bare the ups and downs of the royal marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer . The drama has introduced a new generation to the Princess, her depression and struggles with the eating disorder bulimia. Jane Garvey talks to the veteran royal watcher Jennie Bond and also to Ali P…
 
The Island Social Club was created to fill the void of what was once London’s thriving Caribbean social scene. Chef, writer and co-founder Marie Mitchell explores Caribbean food and culture while creating a space for second and third generation British people of Caribbean descent to connect with their heritage. Marie talks abut food and identity an…
 
It’s been such a tough year for many people, and Thanksgiving is bound to feel different for many of us. In tough and uncertain times, it’s easy to focus on the negative… but what’s the benefit in that? In this Thanksgiving podcast, I share the lessons I’ve learned through all of this, including reinventing many aspects of my homeschool, my health,…
 
In this episode we’re talking with Ryann Kipling about nutrition during preconception and pregnancy. Ryann is a clinically trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lactation Educator, and Author of The Feel-Good Pregnancy Cookbook. She is the founder of The Prenatal Nutritionist, a virtual nutrition private practice, which focuses on pr…
 
Welcome to Friday’s Child the podcast, formally known as Life School ME. When I started Life School back in June 2019 my vision for where I wanted to take the podcast and how it would grow was not 100% clear. I knew I wanted to interview inspiring women and share their stories, but there was no grand plan. And that’s ok. I’m a firm believer in star…
 
In this episode we speak to Nikii, originally from New Zealand and now lives with her partner and 3 young boys in Brisbane. Nikii experienced two emergency caesareans and then a deeply healing vaginal birth. Prior to her primary caesarean Nikii had not done any education about childbirth, and just went with the flow, which was the flow of her care …
 
Stella Gibbons' first novel was Cold Comfort Farm. First published in 1932, it became an instant bestseller and made fun of country life. Another one of her novels called My American will be serialized on BBC Radio 4 next week. The writer Lynne Truss discusses Stella's life and work.Four years ago the largest women's prison in Western Europe, HMP H…
 
Hello! Thank you for tuning in this week. Today there are four parts to the podcast, starting with pregnancy (if this is a trigger for you skip to 16 minutes in). Pregnancy chat is followed by your array of questions, followed by potty training and telling a sibling of a new baby. On the podcast this week I am sharing your advice and experience wit…
 
This week on the podcast we tackle the sticky issue of talking to your family--especially when they are skeptical--about your plans for a home birth.This can be a tricky area to navigate, and different families find different approaches for navigating these conversations. We reference a number of other podcasts, if you want to dig a little deeper. …
 
For some people, their teeth can make or break their confidence. We’ve seen and heard of celebrities spending thousands of dollars to change their smile because they feel like having perfect straight and white teeth will get them ahead in their career. When it comes to health and wellness your teeth are quite important. Not only are your teeth part…
 
Wafa Mustafa is a Syrian refugee currently living in Berlin. Her father was arrested in Syria on July 2nd 2013 and has not been heard from since. Wafa is just one of many Syrian women, who are part of Families for Freedom, a woman-led movement searching for family members who were detained or 'disappeared' by the Syrian regime, ISIS and other armed…
 
Mike speaks with Suzy Silk about the Holy Spirit’s role in sermon preparation, delivery and application. How does He guide, inform and confirm His truth in the days and moments leading up to the proclamation of the Word? Suzy also answers some of Mike’s questions about the vibrant culture of prayer at Church of the City New York as they seek to emb…
 
Today, Mila & Shawn share their baby’s pre-pandemic, premature birth story. In the weeks leading up to Mila’s labor, the couple had been chosen to be on the tv show HOUSE HUNTERS. However, Mila’s water breaks at 36 weeks before they even finish shooting the episode. While Mila, who had done a lot of work to reduce her anxiety and build trust in the…
 
“As above, so below.” Mystics have talked for centuries about living in between two worlds. One might look at it as the world of spirit, and the world of form. Or see the world of love, and the world of ego. And yet, the question seems, “how do we create unity among opposites?” Can we love both parts equally as part of a deeper unity? This week we …
 
Women have been worst hit in financial and economic terms by the pandemic so the spending review coming up this week is of particular interest this year. It’s when the chancellor sets out his big picture for the next three or four years in terms of what each government department will have to spend. This time round though Rishi Sunak will be laying…
 
Today I have the pleasure of welcoming a much-requested guest, Dr. Paul Saladino of “The Carnivore Code” fame. He’s a double board certified doctor with a controversial claim: vegetables aren’t as good for you as you think! Dr. Saladino goes deep on how he used a meat-only diet to reverse autoimmune issues, chronic inflammation, mental health issue…
 
During Trans Awareness Week, we hosted a screening of the film, "A Womb of Their Own" and had the opportunity to do a Q&A with the filmmaker Cyn Lubow and queer non-binary midwife Ray Rachlin. In this Q&A we discussed expanding our understanding of gender beyond traditional masculine & feminine roles, we identified some best practices for birth pro…
 
Drugs Episode #4 of 4. For centuries, psychiatrists searched for the cure to mental illness, frustrated that medical doctors seemed to be able to find the “magic bullet” medications to fight disease and infection. In the mid 20th century, though, a series of new major and minor tranquilizers revolutionized the world of psychiatry. Doctors doled out…
 
After a gloriously indulgent holiday in Mexico, Ashe and her husband, Sam, returned to Melbourne and fell pregnant soon after. Her easy conception was misleading; she expected the rest of the journey to be smooth and it wasn’t like that at all. Physically it was a straightforward, textbook pregnancy but her emotional journey was tumultuous. She enr…
 
The statistics on the disparities women of color face in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum highlight some of our current healthcare system problems. I encourage you to listen to this episode, even if that may not apply to you. This episode features registered nurse Layo George of Wolomi. We discuss the challenges women of color face, owning your pre…
 
The Woman’s Hour Power List reveal celebrates women from across the UK who are making a significant contribution to the health and sustainability of our planet. Number 2 on the list is environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin.Boris Johnson’s government has been criticised for its lack of women at the top table. The dramatic departure of Dominic Cummings …
 
Number 23 on this year’s Woman’s Hour Power List is Kate Humble – whose TV career spans 30 years and includes all sorts of programmes covering nature, wildlife and farming. But how important is TV in helping people actually care about the planet? Jane talks to Kate about the best way to connect people with nature, the importance of inspiring the ne…
 
In this conversation from July, 2018, Mike speaks with Ted Leavenworth about the mistakes that new preachers most often make as they begin their public ministries. Whether it is cramming sermons with too much information, or ripping off the style or content of other more established preachers, Ted diagnoses both the problems and the solutions to ma…
 
Young people are one of the key driving forces behind climate activism and fighting for the future of the planet. But what’s it like being on the front line? And how do young people want to change the way we think about environmental issues? Three of the women from this year’s Power List – Mya-Rose Craig, Holly Gillibrand and Mikaela Loach – talk a…
 
We’re back for a second episode with Nora Gedgaudas, who is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a clinical neurofeedback specialist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and she’s also an extremely detailed researcher. I always love to hear her thoughts on controversial health topics since she goes deep and leaves no stone unturned…
 
This week Alexis’s very own yoni sister Nina Haley joins the girls for a talk about all things yoga, birth, body literacy and the anatomy of arousal. Nina is a mother of three, incredible yoga teacher, body literacy and reproductive health educator, experienced doula, the girls go to wise women and today she joins them all the way from Kuwait. @nin…
 
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is number three on the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet. She is a tireless campaigner for cleaner air, following the tragic death of her daughter Ella from a series of severe asthma attacks. Since then she’s created powerful change from a grassroots level, influencing the Mayor of London and working with the World Heal…
 
In this episode, I will talk about cervical ripening, the Bishop score, and some "mechanical" ways to ripen the cervix. More specifically, we'll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of cervical osmotic dilators (including Dilapan-S®), and using the Foley balloon for cervical ripening. Get on the wait list for the Pocket Guide here: https://e…
 
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