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Best The Virtual Midwife podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best The Virtual Midwife podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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.
 
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An open hearted chat with Lori Mihalich-Levin about navigating the changes that come with having a baby when you are a successful and driven business person. She shares with is how and why she started Mindful Return and wrote her book Back to Work After Baby "The first year of each of my children’s lives were the hardest years of my life. I fell ma…
 
You're listening to episode 86 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Pain-free childbirth is a myth.... right? Show Notes:Laura is a mother of 3, and she and her husband were newly married when they became unexpectedly pregnant. They had recently moved, and found themselves moving back into Laura's parents' house as they got their finances in order. Beca…
 
A midwife's homebirth... it should be easy, right? I mean, come on... you're a pro at this! Madeline, like so many other midwives, shares just how incorrect that assumption can be with the birth story of her second baby. Show Notes: After experiencing a LONG, arduous labor with her first child, Madeline decided to prepare differently for the birth …
 
You are listening to episode 84 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Today, our guest is Dr. Brad Bootstaylor, author of the book Shared Decision Making. Dr. B Bootstaylor helps expecting parents to get an enlightening birth experience without being fearful of having their voices heard by using Shared Decision Making. Drawing on over 30 years of academi…
 
Can you really do it all? Okay, let’s talk about today’s guest. Our interview is with Megan, a mother of 4 and a jack of all trades. You’re going to love hearing all of the activities this woman did throughout her pregnancies, and how she continued to make stronger and stronger empowered decisions each time. Unfortunately we weren’t able to cover a…
 
You're listening to Episode 82 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Midwives, are you set up to be in practice for a long, long time, or are you feeling the sensations of burnout taking hold? Today’s episode is going to be of great benefit to midwives and mothers alike. So mamas, if you love your midwife, make sure you share this podcast episode with he…
 
Homebirth… despite the podcast name, Happy isn’t the only adjective that can be used to describe it. No, my friends. Birth experiences vary so widely, and things do not always go perfectly easily. Today’s story is one of those tough births, but wow. Our guest, Sophia sheds so much insight and through her struggle brings so much encouragement to us …
 
Babies wait for no one or no thing. No matter what’s going on in the world, they will still be born, and we as mothers have to figure out how to cope. I know that so many of your births were and are being affected by Covid-19. My heart goes out to you, as this has changed the landscape of birth on many levels. Of course mothers who planned to give …
 
Nicole was planning a hospital birth with her second baby due in April 2020 - which was predicted to be a busy time for hospitals due to Coronavirus. With the uncertainty of having to move rooms and the possibility of not being able to have her husband with her, they decided to have a home birth instead. It was not an easy decision to make and Nico…
 
Is weight alone a pregnancy risk factor requiring intervention? Brylee is a mom to 3 precious babes, and she’s experienced both negative and positive birthing experiences. Today we’ll jump into the reasons behind both. Show Notes Brylee had been told for many years that pregnancy would be very difficult, as she was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager…
 
Show Sponsor: Happy Homebirth Academy Postpartum recovery is important for some people, but not everyone, right? Not for athletes, right? Show Notes Chelsea, a triathlete, thought that postpartum recovery would be simple for her body after her first. She assumed that she could push through the pain, having no idea that postpartum rest is critical. …
 
Did your birth live up to your expectations? Now, you all know by now that I’m all for the happiest, most rewarding childbirth experiences ever. I mean, come on. Pretty clear by the Show Title. But in today’s episode with Anna, we’ll discuss the reality that sometimes birth isn’t a fairy tale. Even if it goes relatively well each time, it might not…
 
When did you begin experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions? And… What did they feel like? Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Happy Homebirth Academy! The premier childbirth education program for homebirth mothers seeking a peaceful, empowering, mindful homebirth. www.myhappyhomebirth.com/hha is where you can find all of the details. Today’s guest…
 
The Podcast Application is Live (through June 7th)! Click Here to Apply! This episode is sponsored by Happy Homebirth Academy, the premier childbirth education program for homebirth mothers looking to have a peaceful, empowering birthing experience. Take a screenshot of you listening to this episode and share it on your instagram stories! Ta @happy…
 
This Episode was Brought to you by: Happy Homebirth Academy The Premier Childbirth Education Program for Homebirth Mothers Do you really need to prepare for birth? Show Notes: Amanda's plan with her first child was a beautiful birth center birth The first 20 weeks of her pregnancy were full of sickness— She even partially dislocated her shoulder af…
 
An interview with Marie Claire Balaam who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled A review of perinatal social support interventions for asylum seeking and refugee women resident in Europe In this interview you will learn more about The presenters Why they chose this topic The main message of the poster The key findings Where they…
 
Did you know that you could be so intimately aware of what's going on in your labor that you could be the one to reach down and catch your own baby? I sure didn't with my first daughter, and there's absolutely no way I would have been able to take the death grip off of my husband to do any such thing. But Emily... Emily planned and prepared for a m…
 
How do you picture your birth? I this weeks episode, we learn how Amy Lutz, a founding member of Happy Homebirth Academy prepared for her first homebirth. With a combination of books, positive stories, and Happy Homebirth Academy, Amy went into her birthing time feeling confident and at ease (even with her husband having a virus at the very same ti…
 
An interview with Roisin Lennon who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled Normalizing Pregnancy and Birth Rates with Advanced Midwifery Practice in Sligo University Hospital In this interview you will learn more about The presenters Why they chose this topic The main message of the poster The key findings Where they see this res…
 
An interview with Erika Agung Mulyaningsih who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled Early Detection of Post Partum Depression (PPD) in Women 1 - 2 weeks Post Partum. In this interview you will learn more about The presenters Why they chose this topic The main message of the poster The key findings Where they see this research g…
 
An interview with Denyse King who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled The VRLE Project Virtual Reality Learning Environments - reconfiguring healthcare education In this interview you will learn more about The presenter Why she chose this topic The main message of the poster The key findings Where she would like to see this re…
 
An interview with Erica Lotte and Emily Stallings who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled "A Comparison of the Prevention of Early-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in Neonates". In this interview you will learn more about The presenters Why they chose this topic The main message of the poster The key findings Where they see…
 
By your fourth birth, there’s no way you’re trying anything new, right? Hey there Happy Homebirthers, and welcome to episode 71 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast, where we’ll be speaking with Kerrie, who went from a string of 3 inducted hospital births to an intervention-free homebirth. Before we jump in, I’ve got news! Happy Homebirth Academy is set …
 
Getting to know Karen Wilmot - committee member for the VIDM 2020 My name is Karen Wilmot and I am a free spirited, entrepreneurial midwife living in Cape Town, South Africa. This is my first year on the VIDM committee and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with change makers from around the world. I believe that the choices available t…
 
Homebirth… on a school bus? If you think that’s the wildest part of this upcoming episode, buckle up, baby. My guest, Caroline Campbell is a homebirth mother of two, and both of her experiences were intense to say the least. I always like to be up front when episodes contain difficult topics, and this one contains quite an emergent situation during…
 
Getting to know Linda - committee member for the VIDM 2020 I retired in 2013 after 43 years working for the NHS as a nurse and a midwife, and for the last 19 years in Higher Education as a midwifery lecturer. I completed my student nurse training in London but moved quickly on to completing my midwifery education in Worcestershire. I then spent sev…
 
Oxytocin- it’s a powerful drug! In this episode, listen to hear how Bess, a mother of 3, experienced more and more oxytocin and bonding with each birth. From a medicated hospital birth, to an unmedicated hospital birth (where the baby was still whisked away quickly), to an intimate birth center setting… it becomes quite clear that the less we inter…
 
There's a first time for everything. Sometimes midwives miss births, sometimes they *almost* miss births, and sometimes.... Well, you'll have to listen in to hear the odd in-between! Important Updates: Happy Homebirth Academy is almost ready to launch! In the meantime, check out my free mini-course, and join the facebook pop-up group! myhappyhomebi…
 
Getting to know Halima - committee member for the VIDM 2020 HALIMA MUSA ABDUL, is a Nurse-Midwife, a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing, and a lecturer from the Department of Nursing Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. She started her journey into Nursing in the year 1996 in the famous School of Nursing Ahmadu …
 
Getting to know Jane - VIDM Commitee Member Jane F. Houston DNP, CNM, FACNM began her nursing and midwifery education in Scotland where she became a registered general nurse RGN with a Bachelor’s degree and completed her diploma in midwifery in 1992 to become a Registered Midwife. She has always felt called to the profession of midwifery since chil…
 
Pregnancy and postpartum. Many of us strive to maintain a healthy diet during these pivotal times, but what does a healthy diet look like? Should we stick to the guidelines? Enter Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE. Lily is an expert on all things nutrition pertaining to the pregnant mother. She is the author of two books: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, a…
 
Getting to know Chris - VIDM Committee Member Chris Woodhouse has worked in many different aspects of IT for over 30 years. Chris became interested in how IT systems and apps are created and supported, leading to active involvement in new uses for IT in small organisations and education. Chris has been facilitating since 2000 and widened his practi…
 
Birth is an intertwining of souls, and the community a mother surrounds herself with can make all the difference. Show Notes: Mandy didn’t know about homebirth, but she did know that she wanted a doula. Her doula introduced her to the childbirth method. Mandy’s water broke dramatically in bed with her first child. Even after 10 hours, she was only …
 
Loss. A painful subject, but a subject so near to so many women. With statistics showing that 1 in 4 women experience miscarriage, I feel it’s incredibly important to process these types of events. I want to be completely transparent about the content of this episode, as I understand that even the mere mention of miscarriage and infant loss can bri…
 
Have you ever been on a drive and say 15 minutes in you think to yourself, “Woah, how did I get here? You realize you’ve lost your way and you need to turn it around and go back to the start. In this week’s episode, we’ll be taking a look at the past, the history of midwifery and women’s care as it pertains specifically to the United States, and de…
 
If you were a medical professional, do you think you’d be more comfortable giving birth in the hospital? Meagan and her husband, both medical professionals had their first baby outside of the hospital, and their second baby at home. Unlike many moms who decide to give birth outside of the hospital before or between hospitals, Meagan was actually in…
 
How did you know you were ready to become a parent? Desirea did not want children—until the moment she held her first baby in her arms. When she and her husband got married, she told him that she did not want children. He did not want children any time soon, but he did state that he always had seen himself as a dad. They decided they would wait 5 y…
 
How do you make strong, powerful decisions…and stand by them? Dr. Kayla and her husband Anthony, before even beginning to try to conceive, felt they had been called to have a freebirth or unassisted childbirth. Of course, this group is a tiny percent within the tiny percent of moms who give birth at home within the tiny percent of moms who give bir…
 
I’ve got a secret for you. Your uterus is unaware of the 5-1-1 rule. This week’s episode features the birth stories of Heather, who has given birth to both of her babies at home. Her first experience of labor was with a posterior baby, and posterior babies are notorious for funky labor patterns. Her second baby, though not posterior, also gave quit…
 
Beautiful One Midwifery “But what if something goes wrong?” Perhaps the most often question asked when a homebirth mother reveals her plans to her loved ones. Sure, having a homebirth sounds like a good idea if everything goes right—but when it doesn’t? What then? Today’s episode is going to cover this topic and several more with two incredible mid…
 
In a culture where we are taught to trust our doctors, what happens when that trust comes into question? Where do you turn, and what do you do? In this week’s episode, we’ll be hearing from Casey, a mother of 4. 8 years ago when she had her first baby, her faith was comfortable in the typical medical model. After a physically traumatic first birth …
 
When it comes to finding your way to your homebirth midwife, was this an easy or difficult path for you? After 2 hospital births, Krista knew she was ready to take birth home. The issue, however, was finding a care provider. In Western PA, midwives are publicly prosecuted for attending homebirths. CPMs and traditional midwives alike are underground…
 
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