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Down to Birth

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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

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Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig once per 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 the birth stories of our clients, listeners and celebrities, catch our expert-interviews, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes at DownToBirthShow.com. Follow us on Instagram at @downtobirths ...
 
Unpopular opinion: A healthy mom and healthy baby are NOT enough. Why don't we pay attention to a mother's experience and perceptions of her birth enough? I'm an L&D nurse revealing insider secrets that you won't learn in your standard childbirth ed class. We explore every facet (from opposite extremes) of not just birth, but the experience of womanhood and childbearing. Along with women sharing their experiences vulnerably, a slew of experts gift us with knowledge we never thought we needed ...
 
Hi! I'm Heidi, experienced Birth Doula and host of the Birth Story podcast brought to you by Birth Story Media™. I support moms through their fertility and pregnancy journeys and help have trauma free birth stories and labor stories. When moms embrace their pregnant bellies and their pregnancy and await the arrival of their baby or babies they are going to feel many emotions and have many visions about what will happen during child birth. "Is this normal?" "What does a contraction feel like? ...
 
Welcome to That Healing Feeling. Faith is a patient empowerment coach and biohacking expert who has created the first ever comprehensive patient advocacy framework that has helped thousands of women across the globe hack the system and heal from their chronic symptoms. Her mission is to empower people to take their healing into their own hands and move the needle forward with mindset, lifestyle, environmental, and nutritional changes.
 
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 ...
 
A podcast on a mission to de-stigmatize "wellness culture". You don't need a dry brush, a jade roller, a collection of crystals, or a fridge full of kale to be well. Wellness is about tuning inward, following the things that light you up in this world, and honoring what makes you, you. Natalie Dellinger and guests dive into everyday wellness for everyday people. You'll hear tips for self-care, entrepreneurship, authenticity, nutrition, spirituality, healing, movement, fitness and so much mor ...
 
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 ...
 
We’re Amy and Krystle, sisters, mamas and co-founders of Expecting and Empowered. We built this business because we saw a HUGE gap in information given to women who were pregnant or postpartum. During the incredibly demanding and challenging years of early motherhood, we wanted to create a safe space for women to learn, grow and feel supported.We wholeheartedly believe in serving every woman no matter where they are in their motherhood journey. Through our professional background, real life ...
 
Many women desire to reconnect with their body and natural instincts through natural birth. Unfortunately, the American culture (and most mainstream cultures) do not teach young women about any natural ways to care for their bodies and, in fact, teach that the body and childbirth cannot be trusted. In this podcast by Rachel Mans, Doula and The NaturalBirth Site, we explore all aspects of natural, physiological birth, as well as natural pregnancy and early postpartum. Our topics are inspired ...
 
Harriet cries regularly and is an absolute emotional mess of a woman. Sunil hasn't shown emotion since he was six and tripped over a dog. They attempt to find equilibrium but usually wind up bickering about whose approach is more stupid. Sunil Patel is a multi award winning stand up. He won Reading New Act of the Year 2011 was a finalist for the BBC New Comedy Award and appears in Channel 5 series Borderline. Harriet Kemsley has probably won more awards than Sunil and has performed stand up ...
 
Hi! I'm Poppy! So excited to have you here :) I'm a passionate birth educator and mum from London. I chat about pregnancy, birth and motherhood. If you like my vibe then check out my Hypnobirthing courses and connect with me on Instagram. I'd love to hear from you. *NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY* Instagram/ meditation downloads/ online course: https://linktr.ee/popthatmumma Enjoying the pods? Feel free to buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee Please note, this podcast not a substitute for p ...
 
This is the Real Birth Podcast: a safe, welcoming platform to share birth stories. I'm Lucy Hill, a doula, mother, wife and total birth nerd living in Frome, Somerset in the UK. When I was pregnant, one of my favourite things to do was to listen to birth stories. During this time I read and listened to literally hundreds and hundreds of birth experiences shared by all kinds of parents, having all kinds of births. I quickly became obsessed with the narrative of birth and the power of storytel ...
 
The Mindful Woman Mothers podcast is a place to explore everything motherhood, from fertility, birth control, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, parenting at every stage, and more. I am passionate about bringing mindfulness, education, and awareness to women along their motherhood journey, and hope that this can be a space for learning and growth.
 
The Intentional Mum is a podcast for eco-conscious parents who want to embrace joyful intentional living. In each episode you'll hear from an inspirational woman sharing her journey and honest advice on motherhood, simple living and sustainability. Wherever you are on your own journey you'll find each episode is packed with ideas and inspiration to bring a little more joy and intentionality to your everyday life.
 
Motherhood is tough these days, it can feel even harder when u are doing it alone. Whether you are just beginning your journey of motherhood or pumping into the wee hours of the night, we are here for you. To be your Breastie! Join us as we share all things breastfeeding, the mom life and the joys in between. Welcome to Cherish Nature’s Gift™, the podcast.
 
The Strong Women Podcast by Pilates PT is a podcast which celebrates Strong Women from all walks of life. Founder of Pilates PT Hollie Grant each week interviews strong women who have overcome adversity and achieved incredible things. Now, by saying 'Strong' we don't mean solely physical strength. The Strong Women Podcast also dives deep into mental strength and courage in the careers of the incredible interviewees. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
 
Real Therapy features real therapists talking about real challenges. This podcast is about helping people to feel better. Among the wide range of topics we'll cover will be subjects such as addiction, anxiety, and perception. We're driven towards helping you with any of your health and mental health challenges. Whatever life throws at you, you will overcome it, so you can yourself again. You already have all the answers to all of your questions. The real therapy team are here to help you dis ...
 
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Baby Beginnings

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Baby Beginnings

Bold Brave Media Talk Radio

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Baby Beginnings will help prepare the mother, partners and birth workers for what lies ahead. Stacey will help work through the rollercoaster of obstacles and emotions, help you be more informed about options, how to advocate for yourself and help partners to feel they have the right tools to be supportive. Baby Beginnings also wants you to prepare for the next steps of coming home with your baby and educate you on caring for yourself and your newborn. We will be interviewing experienced pro ...
 
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Natalie sits down with Melanie Bearne of Better Birth Stories to talk all about Hypnosis and Hypnobirthing, her remote hypnobirthing course called Better Birth Stories, the birthing system, and how birth is a “mammalistic” event.This podcast covers: - Hypnosis, what is it and what it isn’t-Birthing using hypnobirthing practices as a method of prepa…
 
What a FUN and enlightening conversation with the one and only Poppy Child, a hypnobirthing practitioner, who is super passionate about educating and empowering women to feel confident and safe during labor. I was drawn to her message around birthing because our work both revolves around the understanding of pain science and how if we understand th…
 
This week we have one of our first ever guests returning onto the podcast, Siobhan Miller founder of The Positive Birth Company. Siobhan joins me today to explain just what Hypnobirthing is and what it isn't. Siobhan shares with us her knowledge and expertise on hypnobirthing, how it can support you and your birth, support your birth partner and pr…
 
Social media can be extremely deceiving and it opens a whole new slew of challenges when one gets pregnant. Rivky of @impact.fashion.nyc reveals why she chose not to share her pregnancy with her large following, how she navigates it now that she gave birth and all the ways that social media and how the internet lies to mothers. Rivky's apparel line…
 
In today's episode I meet Sarah, who had two very fast labour and births. Her husband was more keen to have a baby than she was, and so she was surprised when she stopped taking the pill and discovered she was pregnant before she'd even had a period. Sarah's first pregnancy was discovered late, and her exact dates were unknown - but all suspected h…
 
Hello! This month's Q &A begins with a story from one of our Instagram followers on the pressure to have a vaginal exam to document cervical status so that her doctor can schedule an induction that she didn't need or want. Next, we jump into our questions starting with, "I have a narrow pelvis and grow big babies; what can I do stretch my pelvis fo…
 
If you feel your relationship has unhealthy patterns and you need some tangible relationship support, you’re not alone. Today’s expert guests are Rachel Facio and Stacey Sherrell, the duo behind Decoding Couples. They are both licensed marriage and family therapists with a combined 20 years of experience in the field of relationships and marriage, …
 
I am a woman who has given birth and felt the *burden* of pregnancy and childbirth and raising a child. There are plenty of valid reasons, health, personal, economical, etc., that are all all up to the mother and her support network and doctors, for why a child might not be best brought into the world. Each of these should be respected. --- This ep…
 
When journeying through pregnancy we tend to just hand ourselves over to our care providers, on whom we rely to tell us if we are healthy and well and what we should do to bring our babies into the world safely. But is this really the best way to be navigating pregnancy, birth and parenthood? Self trust is a vitally important quality in birth. How …
 
This week on the podcast I am joined by the wonderful Midwife Pip. Midwife Pip talks us through Cesarean sections, assisted labour, water births and realistically what to expect after birth. We go right into the detail of each topic, if birth is on the horizon for you this is a must listen and a real insight into birth from a Midwife's perspective.…
 
You might not know that besides for my regular L&D job, I'm a camp nurse in the summer. I draw upon all of my experiences to reveal the important things that every parent sending their kid to overnight camp should know. Among other topics, I talk about meds, constipation, dehydration, contagious diseases, allergies and bedwetting. Get 20% off of yo…
 
Danielle Daure holds a Master's Degree in Education and has over 20 years' combined experience in education and behavior analysis. She is a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA, LBA). For years, Danielle worked with children as old as five with extreme anxiety around toilets, to the point where they had severe constipation through te…
 
Welcome to another episode of TRBP. Today's guest is Holly, who shares her two birth stories and her experience of NICU stays. At her 20 week scan, Holly and her husband Mark were told that their daughter Ivy had a heart abnormality known as Transposition of the Great Arteries (or TGA). In essence, Ivy's two main heart arteries had grown around the…
 
Around 1/3 births in the UK happen by caesarean, so it's certainly something you might like to learn about during pregnancy. The prospect of major abdominal surgery whilst awake can be quite daunting for many of us, so in this episode we talk through exactly what you can expect from a caesarean birth. Not just that, but thinking about- what are you…
 
Have you ever tried to meditate while driving? Eyes open, of course.. You can be mindful in everything you do. Come drive and meditate with me! This is a 10 minute mindfulness practice. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/not-another-wellne…
 
Managing your emotions in pregnancy and postpartum can be tough! Body, hormone, and lifestyle changes, as well as other things are uncontrollable factors in this. But in this crossover episode, Elizabeth, who is a stress coach for moms & owner of the Emotionally Healthy Legacy Podcast, discusses with me some things you CAN control that can help you…
 
"There is something going on against midwives, against birth centers, and against choice for women." Cathy Parisi is the director of the Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center in Danbury, Ct since 1999. The center is the only free standing birth center in Connecticut and promotes physiologic birth under the midwifery model of care, offering women …
 
Today I am joined by my dear friend Annie Clempner Clarke who shares with us her journey to pregnancy and motherhood through IVF. This was an incredibly insightful conversation for me personally as I had little knowledge of the process. I hope this episode is of support to you whether embarking on this journey yourself or supporting someone through…
 
Heidi sits down with Gina Conley from MamasteFit on her current pregnancy, her miscarriages, her births, and her IG platform. On her first, she was delivering at a military hospital and her sister, Roxanne, was a labor and delivery nurse who was planning to help her. She talks about how that birth went sideways and how it informed and shaped the re…
 
Dr. Nathan Riley is a board certified obstetrician in California advocating for autonomous birth. Through his experiences as a hospice care provider he learned that choices around end of life care are no different from choices in birth: What matters is that mothers feel in charge of their bodies during their birth experiences. He argues that birth …
 
We recently asked our community who they wanted to join us on the podcast when it comes to sharing their birth story, and they told us we had to talk with Kayleigh Medeiros! Kayleigh is the mom of two and owner of Heritage Baby Designs, a company she created to design babywearing ring slings for the everyday mom. She has a pretty wild birth story a…
 
Welcome back to Series 2 of The Real Birth Podcast! In this episode, Grace shares her birth story. Shortly after finding out she was pregnant, Grace's relationship with her partner at the time broke down and she embarked upon motherhood as part of a co-parenting team. Grace's labour progressed quickly and she used hypnobirthing techniques to help h…
 
Today, I am bringing you another student success story with our HTA program graduate, Maria Lantermo. She joined HTA already having committed to her healing journey. She knew she needed to learn brain training techniques to reprogram her nervous system response. Maria’s condition began with abdominal pain and quickly increased to a burning sensatio…
 
Judy continues the conversation on home birth, diving deeper into the risks and benefits. Judy's website: http://www.judyribner.com/ Judy's email: office@holisticmidwiferyny.com Judy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holisticmidwiferyny/ Get 20% off of your purchase at EmeTrem anti-nausea wristband with code HAPPYBIRTHWAY. Get 20% off of the S…
 
Need some body love today? Come meditate with me. This is a 15 minute meditation on loving your body and all that it does for you every second of every day. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/not-another-wellness-podcast/message…
 
If you think that home birth in the US is unsafe, this conversation will challenge your assumptions. Judy is a midwife doctor who completed her midwifery education at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at NYU. Her research demonstrates how increased access to homebirth and midwifery care will improve health outcomes…
 
Kendra grew up around physiologic birth and was a VBAC, breech baby herself. She was planning a birth center birth when she went into labor unexpectedly at 35 weeks. Her physiologic birth plans quickly went out the window as she was continuously monitored, poorly treated, stalled around 7 cm, got an epidural and ended up with a C-section when her b…
 
What kind of parents do you want to be? So much of pregnancy is taken up researching prams and cots and car seats and preparing the nursery.. Or considering birth plans and pregnancy complications and baby names.. It's not often that anyone actually consciously considers parenting until they are in it. Is parenting something you can prepare for? We…
 
Many women know that pelvic floor physical therapy can be helpful for postpartum, but don't realize the huge role their pelvic floor muscles play in pregnancy & birth, too. Dr. Brooke Kalisiak, PT, DPT, WCS joins us again in this episode to help us understand the importance of the pelvic floor & why most women nowadays need pelvic floor pt in pregn…
 
This week on the podcast I am joined by Hollie Grant, also know as The Pilates PT, founder of The Bump Plan. Hollie is sharing with us today her knowledge and expertise on fitness in pregnancy. What are the recommendations, how to keep fit and strong in pregnancy and what to avoid. Hollie will be joining us back on the podcast in a few weeks to sha…
 
Luke overflows wisdom and joy in everything he does, and it's no wonder that he is a motivational speaker and coach building an empire that is changing lives. In our conversation, we go deep on his journey to self-love and acceptance and how it helped him revolutionize his life and finally step into a reality wilder than his wildest dreams. This po…
 
Today's episode is another special roundtable, in which we sat with some postpartum women in Cynthia’s kitchen to talk about their experiences with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, arguments with their spouses, lack of professional and personal support and unmet expectations. Amy is a young mother of three; Devon is a forty-year old mother of on…
 
How would you like to go from conflicted to centered as a mom in today’s super busy world? We are so excited to speak with Dr. Whitney Casares of Modern Mommy Doc, a pediatrician who helps moms thrive in their roles as mothers, while also finding joy in the process. If you are a working mom who is trying to juggle it all during the busy days of mot…
 
"What if the blanket covers baby's face and I don't notice" "Imagine if I threw my baby down the stairs" "I could shake you right now" Intrusive thoughts affect around half of new mums. These thoughts of harm can feel quite terrifying, but are they anything to worry about? What can you do to manage them or where can you seek support? In this episod…
 
The title sums up todays podcast, but I will elaborate a touch below. Today I am back for another catch up with you all, after sharing your favourite episodes were with me, I couldn't keep you waiting for another catch up! I am chatting motherhood, the emotions that come with, overwhelm, Amandines transition from balance to pedal bike without stabi…
 
If you thought that Part 1 of Millie's birth story was entertaining, just wait until you hear Part 2! Use code SUMMER for a limited time to get 20% off my After The Birth online course. Discount good until June 30th, 2022. Click on this link to get a FREE diaper bag with your Dyper subscription. Cancel at any time and still keep the bag! Check out …
 
Heidi is LIVE on Fireside (aka no editing) with Jenna to discuss her 4 very different birth stories. Check out Jenna's blog at parenthoodandpushups.com and her IG at instagram.com/parenthoodandpushups If you are still searching for the best online childbirth education to take to prepare you for a hospital birth, use code BIRTHSTORYFRIEND for $20 OF…
 
Hey everyone! Starting this month, we have an exciting announcement: Down to Birth Show is now producing longer Q&A episodes. So if you can't get enough Q&A, and you want to enjoy ad-free episodes all the time, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts! This week we're answering questions on: Difficult conversations with your doctor and how to discuss…
 
Jenna is one of Heidi's doula clients and a mom of 4. She is also a popular blogger with Parenthood and Pushups where she puts out clean content on fitness and parenthood in a funny way. Jenna sits down with Heidi and they share about what to register for and what not to register for as well as some awesome parenting gold tips! Enjoy. And if you ar…
 
Ever heard of a back to back baby, but not sure what it means? When is a long labour TOO long and what might be causing it? Do we have influence over the unfolding of our births, even in pregnancy? The answers to these questions and more as I'm joined by the wonderful Molly O'Brien to discuss all things 'Biomechanics for Birth'. Put simply, it's th…
 
Millie is a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor disorders. In her entertaining way, she tells us the story of her birth, from before she got pregnant all through postpartum. We talk perinatal mental health, preparing your body for birth, prenatal testing, Covid restrictions and Jewish traditions in birth. Millie's Instagram: @millied…
 
Miscarriage does NOT have to be medical. Amanda Lindemann shares both of her natural, home miscarriage stories. We chat about: Miscarriage options Her experience at the hospital with her first, including important information they left out Experience with her pregnancy care providers 10 week & 6 week miscarriage birth stories What she wishes moms k…
 
I am joined on the podcast this week with Clare Bourne, Pelvic Health Physio. Today we talk all things pelvic health; where and what is our pelvic floor, pelvic floor in pregnancy and pelvic health post natally. We also chat about the facinating mind-body connection and how that helps to support and prepare your pelvic floor for/during birth. Lastl…
 
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