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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.
 
How do I stay active & healthy during pregnancy? How can I look after my pelvic floor & core muscles? How can I feel confident heading into childbirth? How do I get strong again after birth, so that I can get back to doing what I love?Welcome to the FtNest Mama Podcast which is dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy, confident childbirth and strong recovery. In this podcast, we will cover the strategies to help you stay healthy and active during pregnancy, and confidently recover ...
 
Birth Boot Camp® has something for everyone, and this podcast is where it all comes together. Whether you are already a part of our team, an aspiring doula, birth instructor, trainer, or expecting parent, we have amazing resources for you. At Birth Boot Camp®, we believe birth can be a defining moment for families. We provide the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and have amazing birth through quality education and support from a growing community of certified childbirth ...
 
If you love pregnancy, birth, parenthood and everything in between, join us on our journey. We are 2 doulas who love to talk about birth, motherhood and life in general. In addition to being a licensed and certified massage therapist and sole owner of Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness, Exie is an experienced doula and childbirth educator of more than 15 years and over 100 births. Ciana is rising in her journey as a birth professional. Join us for conversations about support, growth, an ...
 
This is a place for you to find the information and support you need to make the transition to motherhood an empowering one.Together your hosts Kelly Wilkes and Bree Holling will combine evidence-based information with personal insight to help you heal from past experiences, make informed and empowered decisions, grow as individuals and mothers and find solidarity in this journey that is Matrescence.Whether you are a mother, a birth worker or just a woman driven to be the best version of her ...
 
Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig 1-2 times every week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. We have 30 years' experience between us and have served thousands of women and couples. Listen to our clients' birth stories and roundtable episodes, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes at DownToBirthShow.com. Follow us on Instagram at @downtobirthshow. Join our worldwide communi ...
 
Certified hypnotherapist Dr. Elizabeth Bonet talks all about hypnosis, transformation, and healing! Free hypnoses included! Learn more about the magic of hypnosis, transformation, and healing as well as mindfulness, meditation, and psychology with Hypnotize Me! Get immediate access to a Free Hypnosis to decrease fear and anxiety: http://bit.ly/2qltWvj Check out http://bit.ly/HM-podcast for more info.
 
Take ownership of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Join Deb Flashenberg as she dives into conversations with some of the world’s leading pregnancy, birth, yoga and baby experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant and insightful information that is helpful for people at all stages of parenting. These lively conversations will inform and entertain you as you embark on this new phase in your life. Deb is the founder and director of the Prenatal Y ...
 
If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to ...
 
Helping women have better births and better birth experiences. Our experts share their perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. These are raw, honest stories about the experience of labor from the professional's point of view. Listen and get inside your OB/GYN or midwife's head. Our goal is to share the truth about pregnancy and birth with the listener and to explain our thought process. We see our role as one in which we guide and inform, presenting facts so that the ...
 
Lori Jill Isenstadt from All About Breastfeeding is on a mission to normalize breastfeeding..... all around the world. She has interviews with Dr Dawn Obrecht, Abby Theuring, Jessica Shortall, Dr. Jack Newman, Maureen Minchin and more. Learn from mothers who are actively breastfeeding, sharing their personal stories of breastfeeding with ease and babies who just know exactly what to do. Hear intimate stories from mothers about their struggles and pain with breastfeeding. Everyday moms sharin ...
 
Award-winning audio producer John Scott Dryden brings you into a dystopian future, in which the birth rate has plummeted and the United States has become a theocracy called Gilead. Women who are capable of childbirth are pulled out of society and trained as handmaids, then assigned to men for the sole purpose of procreation. From the same source material as the critically acclaimed Hulu series, this six part series of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is audio fiction at its finest. Listen to new episod ...
 
Traditionally, the Orthodox Church has appointed forty days of rest and seclusion after childbirth for mothers to recover from the rigors of birth and get to know their new babies. In the modern world, it can be difficult to understand how to use this time to the fullest in the way it was intended. The authors of A Sacred Beginning—a therapist and a family physician who are both mothers themselves—provide a resource that addresses the spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of a mother's ...
 
Are you a first time pregnant mom and scared out of your mind? Having your second and don't want to go through the same birth trauma as your first? Doubting the quality of your maternity care? Trying to sort between real and fake pregnancy advice? Want to know how you can get hospital staff on board with your birth plan, even if it doesn't fit in with hospital policy? Feeling lost and wishing you knew more about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, & how to take care newborns? I'm an L&D nur ...
 
Join Tara Campbell Lussier + Mari Stutzman Smith, co-founders of Arrow, (formerly Arrow Birth) as they host experts on topics relevant to modern parenthood. Having worked with hundreds of clients as longtime doulas, Tara and Mari have deep expertise in what issues matter most to expecting, young and working families. Whether you’re newly pregnant, about to give birth, navigating postpartum, or strategizing the return to work + beyond, the voices on the Arrow’s Angle podcast will positively i ...
 
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 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.
 
You're not alone in your uncertainty about this monumental life stage of pregnancy and birth. If you’re ready to replace the overwhelm of late-night Googling with expert conversations and stories of strength and positivity from women just like you — join us on the top-rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast. The All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast is your place for supportive, evidence-based information from Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, an OB/GYN physician who’s been in practice for nearly ...
 
Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, and postpartum; if you're a first time mom or a veteran parent of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from people willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives.
 
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.
 
Welcome to Wonderful! It’s an enthusiast podcast by Griffin and Rachel McElroy in which they discuss Very Good Things, and the Things that Make Them Good. Got a Good Thing you’re excited about that you want them to talk about on the show? Shoot ‘em an email at wonderfulpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Midwives from all around the world share work conditions, political landscape, community support, and health metrics where they work as well as some amazing birth stories and clinical updates! If you're someone who cares about maternal child health and wants to see midwifery as the gold standard for normal birth around the globe, join us as we give voice to the revolution!
 
Welcome to that Doula Destiniy Podcast, where we will discuss all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum with passionate birth professionals & new parents . I am your host Destiniy- mama of 3, Doula, Placenta specialist, Childbirth Educator, and birth photographer. This is a safe space for all mothers and mothers to be, a place of sharing birth experiences and empowering knowledge in hopes of educating and supporting each other in love and kindness. I am here to lift you up an ...
 
Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.
 
Giving birth is one of the most sacred experiences a woman can have and yet this time is often filled with anxiety and fear. Fear of the unknown and the known. How can we as women transform this experience and take back the arena of pregnancy and childbirth that has become constricted and heavily medicalized in many places? This podcast is a series of my reflections and insights about pregnancy, birth, and beyond, as well as other things pertaining to being a woman. It is based on my experie ...
 
Contractions is a monthly podcast about the politics of midwifery. All contractions address the analysis and practical change of one political issue surrounding childbirth, such as obstetric or reproductive violence, care, workload, sexism or racism. Every contraction is necessary to cope with in order to arrive at the birth of a midwifery care wherein all pregnant people feel free, safe, and emotionally and physically supported. Contractions' aim is to start an international dialogue with m ...
 
On White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’ll take a close look, episode by episode, at the ten basic universal human rights that all women and newborns are due in pregnancy and childbirth. This podcast will give you what you need to understand what women’s and newborn’s rights in childbirth are, and how to advocate successfully for those rights, wherever you are.
 
The Parenting Alchemy is here to support parents in raising good human beings in confidence and ease using connection-based parenting solutions with inner child healing. Hosted by Giselle Baumet, a Parenting Alchemist, Spirit Healing, Doula, and Afro-Indigenous Mother of four children with over 20 years of ancestral parenting experience.
 
Get the most up to date information from experts around the world in Natural Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting. Rev. Zoe is an Anthropologist that specializes in birth culture. She is an international prenatal expert, author of 5 Steps to World Peace: Women's Wisdom that can Change the World, and also the director of the Women's Interfaith Fellowship.
 
The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. We now live in a global culture in which obstetrics has come to monopolize every aspect of birth. Epidemic rates of surgical birth, rampant trauma among women, and a deeply embedded resistance to the spontaneous process of birth have become normalized. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth is seen as an emergency from which women and babies need to be sav ...
 
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In this episode, I reflect on the celebration that we have during pregnancy called the baby shower, why we do this, and what it's become. I present an alternative way to celebrate the mother or mother-to-be, the mother blessing ceremony or ritual. Something that I feel focuses more on nurturing the woman. I also touch on another type of mothering, …
 
It is time for our monthly Q&A! We are back with a short birth story of a necessary C-section birth followed by your input on food cravings in pregnancy, nausea remedies and your most common pregnancy food aversions. Next, we discuss the most common relationship challenges in the early postpartum followed by your questions including: Can I have an …
 
On today's podcast, we're going to talk with EBB Childbirth Class parent, Angela Jones, about having an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth when labeled as high risk. Angela is a macro-level social worker, wife to her husband, Tony, and mom to her son, Alistair, and their cats, Pumpernickel and Lion-O. Angela and Tony graduated from the Evidence Base…
 
Angela shares her pregnancy and birth stories. Today's sponsor is Ergobaby: http:// ergobaby.com Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time Back-2-Work Breastfeeding Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/enroll-b2w/ Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!: https://patreon.com/birthhour…
 
Dr. Liz interviews Faith Elicia, the author of "Do you See what I See: An interactive workbook of Personal Reflections, Strategies, & Tools for anyone suffering from an Eating Disorder." We talk about: Faith's journey of self-discovery and self-awareness How to know when you need to seek help What role Shame plays in eating disorders How Co-depende…
 
OWL Venice Organic Bone Broth founder and soon-to-be first time Mom, Lindsey Wilson throws down the facts about bone broth, what's in it, how it's prepared and who can benefit from drinking it. Lindsey also shares her captivating pregnancy story and the plans for her upcoming birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Sarah shares her birth story and discusses her positive NICU experience. Today's sponsor is Brightside. Take your free mental health assessment and get up to ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS credit on your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/birthhour. Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time Beyond the La…
 
Sweeping the membranes is a great tool that is often used at the end of the 9th month to help stimulate contractions or labor. It is typically performed during an office visit when and the cervix needs to be partially dilated in order for it to be effective. The OB will typically insert one finger on a vaginal exam beyond the internal cervical os a…
 
Your baby seems to cry, a lot. She also spends a lot of her time moving, grunting, and cooing. Maybe she is trying to communicate what is going on in her tiny little body, but you don’t understand. Is there a way to decode what your baby’s body language is saying? Does this baby come with a user manual? Help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
In this week’s episode I interview Kylie who shares the story of her two eventful births; a surprise footling breech and an accidental homebirth. After coming off the pill and not having a period for a year, Kylie went to her GP for blood tests and an internal ultrasound. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and referred to a fertility special…
 
Griffin’s favorite lawyer video game! Rachel’s favorite gifting community! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.o…
 
Ep 018: Online Training Revamp We have had a busy week at Birth Boot Camp revamping our online training! 🎉 It's been a huge project but a fun one, and we can't wait to bring this to the world. If you want to hear the behind the scenes of what has gone into creating these classes from the planning, the shooting, (thanks @marketingtea) 🎥 and the many…
 
There is power in sharing and hearing birth stories from people in your community. It can bring confidence to those soon arriving at their own birth and connection for those who have recently given birth. In this week’s episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, we have the delight of hearing the recent birth story from community member and prenatal yoga teache…
 
If you're considering cloth diapering, I may just firehose you (in a good way) on this episode so I apologize, and you're welcome. It's a ton of information and I hope you give you a better idea of what you are in for. I cover everything from the benefits for baby and parents, what the upkeep looks like, what's not so great about cloth diapering, a…
 
Today I’m excited to be joined by accredited practicing dietitian Lana Hirth. She focuses on pregnancy and postpartum to help new mums optimise their nutrition and live life to the fullest. Lana runs an online practice, virtual masterclass and the New Mums' Nutrition podcast We chat about constipation during pregnancy, and the after birth period. I…
 
Do you remember a time in your early mom or day life, a moment that really began to define your motherhood or fatherhood? And I don't mean just the day your baby was born. Something else that happened during that first or second year impacted the kind of parent you wanted to become. I know it was when my daughter was under one and someone had told …
 
On today’s episode of the podcast we have Casie. Casie wanted to share her story because she is striving to passionately empower others based on her experience. I’m going to give away the ending of this birth story: Casie wound up pushing for 5 ½ hours, she had a forceps birth, a fourth degree tear, and a fistula. She keeps it real about some touch…
 
In this week’s episode we speak to Andrea. Andrea is a doula and birth educator who works with couples all over the globe to prepare them for birth. Andrea’s birth courses are unique in that they pay particular attention to the role of the partner- both in birth and in the months that follow. Throughout the episode we explore the role of the birth …
 
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Nicole Neesby, her husband and children are Americans living in Mexico. In this mini-sode, Nicole tells the story of searching for the just-right provider to attend the birth of her fourth baby. When she didn't find what she was looking for in Mexico, they booked an Airbnb in San Diego and gave birth back in her homeland. * * * * * * * * * * Betwee…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss inviting feedback from our children. Join us as we talk about what this looks like in our homes and what it's like for someone who may have a hard time hearing feedback. How does this approach work? Be sure to tune in! "Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the feedback, but should motiva…
 
As you begin putting together your team of birth professionals, you may be considering a midwife as an alternative to an obstetrician. How are their roles different? What type of pregnancy is ideal for midwifery care? Are they typically covered by insurance? Plus, the best places to find a midwife that's best for you and your family! Learn more abo…
 
When it comes to giving birth, what’s your risk tolerance? Are you more comfortable with the risk of giving birth at home and assessing the situation as it comes, or are you more comfortable with the risk of the often unnecessary interventions and fallout that come with them of the hospital? This week we’re speaking with Erycka, a nurse by trade an…
 
In this week’s episode, I chat to Lou about her three births. She discovered at 34weeks that her first baby was breech. After a failed ECV she sought a hospital that supported vaginal breech births and subsequently changed caregivers at 39 weeks to achieve the birth she wanted. Her second birth, under the care of midwives, was smooth and straightfo…
 
Welcome to a brand-new series of Friday’s Child – The podcast on a mission to educate, empower and support you on your parenting journey. I’m your host, Peta, a British expat who’s been living in Dubai for 10 years and first time Mama to my gorgeous little girl Mavia. I have some incredible guests for you this season including Heidi Murkoff the aut…
 
This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon. Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived episodes, membership in ou…
 
In this episode, I reflect on a difficult topic - loss. Losing a baby during pregnancy or birth is one of the most difficult and painful things we can experience. It is also something that is not much talked about - women tend not to share their experiences, because it's hard, it hurts, they feel vulnerable - many reasons. I have chosen to talk abo…
 
Stories of missing persons occasionally show up on the nightly news. It’s an occurrence that often goes under-reported ... and unsolved. The Vanished podcast from Wondery has changed the way we look at these cases, by telling stories of missing persons that often go overlooked by the media. In a recent 3-part series, Marissa investigates the case o…
 
After healing from her harrowing surgeries, Esther was finally healthy enough to fulfill her desire of growing her family. The necessity for future gynecological surgeries shortened her timeframe and made the stakes much higher this time. Her fertility treatment plans were derailed by the pandemic and she sequentially experienced a pregnancy loss. …
 
Today's sponsored episode features, Else Nutrition. In this #sponsored content episode Dr. Berlin interviews the CEO of, Else Nutrition, a company that has created an alternative to dairy and soy based baby food and formula. Made with 92% whole-food ingredients, Else Nutrition's dairy-free, soy-free, clean-label products are made for babies 12 mont…
 
Christi shares her birth story and discusses being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, delivering at 36 weeks, and postpartum phototherapy jaundice treatment. Visit wumblekin.com and get 15% off your first box by using promo code BIRTHHOUR at checkout Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course: https://courses.thebirthhour.com/limited-time Back-2-…
 
Being a parent inevitably involves sacrifice. There's less money, less sleep, and less time for yourself. As a mother, finding time to care for yourself is essential but can seem like an impossible task. Not only may it seem impractical, but it may even feel selfish. How can you find the time and energy to help yourself so you can care for your chi…
 
Rachel’s favorite historic thrill park! Griffin’s favorite orange root! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/…
 
Is worry and anxiety keeping you up at night? Dr. Liz, certified in Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and Hypnosis for Insomnia, gives tips for changing your self-talk so that you can SLEEP! She reviews: Common ways that Insomnia gets set off How Anxiety plays a factor in Insomnia Common sleep beliefs that people hold Ways Insomniacs …
 
If you’re confused or overwhelmed not knowing what you should or shouldn’t eat while pregnant, how to work around nausea or cravings, and making peace with weight gain during pregnancy this conversation will bring you clarity! In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies I speak with registered dietician, podcaster, and founder of the online education cen…
 
Before Kristina became pregnant, she believed birth was a scary, painful, and potentially dangerous event. Her mindset around birth was mostly fear-based and centered on pain. Once she became pregnant, something stirred inside. She wanted to learn more. In educating herself, she realized she craved to feel all aspects of labor, took Cynthia's Hypno…
 
On today’s podcast, we will be talking with Tyler Jean Dukes, my doctoral fellow intern. Tyler (she/her) is a doctoral candidate and graduate instructor at Texas Christian University. Over this past year, Tyler has been working with me as part of a graduate fellowship program. Tyler specializes in the medical humanities and early British literature…
 
The partner's point of view can be kind of a mystery and I've had a lot of women asking me what their partner should know and do. Well, you're welcome...and I'm sorry. This week I brought my dear husband on the show and I truly hope you get something good out of it as we laugh our way through pregnancy, birth, marriage, love, and parenting. We talk…
 
Sign up for our exclusive content to go even deeper. Become a "Behind Closed Doors" subscriber here. https://truesexwildlove.supercast.tech/ You’ve probably never heard of Ida Craddock or Anthony Comstock, but the sex radical and the anti-sex crusader helped form YOUR sexuality. New York Times best-selling author Amy Sohn gives us all the deets abo…
 
In today’s episode we dive into finding the time and motivation to get back into exercise after having a baby. You’ve obviously got a lot on your plate as a new mum, the sleepless nights alone are enough to make exercising a difficult prospect but exercising is important for our physical recovery but also our mental and emotional health. I recently…
 
Chae shares her conception and birth stories, and discusses going in for an induction due to gestational hypertension that turned into an unscheduled c-section. Get a free breastpump through Insurance! Know Your Options Online Childbirth Course Back-2-Work Breastfeeding Course Support The Birth Hour via Patreon!…
 
So, you graduated from your birth doula program...Congratulations!!! Certificate & Badge in Hand Phone Charged Doula Bag Packed First Client Booked You get the call and it's go time! Oh, wait...there's more..... In this episode, we're talking about the things we have learned while attending births. You may think you know what to expect, but Doula T…
 
Sara Lyon is the founder of Glow Birth & Body, creator of The Birth Deck, and author of You’ve Got This: Your Guide to Getting Comfortable with Labor. With more than 15 years experience serving as a doula, childbirth educator, prenatal massage therapist and mother, Sara has supported tens of thousands of families through their birthing journeys. Sa…
 
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