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Ep11: Navigating Birth Choices: What's the birth worker's role? with Liz Hochman
What do you do when your client says they want one thing, but the choices they are making are not in alignment with that? This is a common, yet tricky situation to navigate as a birthworker. On one hand, you don’t want to disempower a client by telling them what to do. On the other hand, it’s our job to help our client’s work towards the birth they want- whatever that may be. Liz Hochman of BirthEd has an absolutely genius way of helping clients figure out what they want in a way that both empowers the client and also prepares them for discovering what it is they really want for their birth. We had a great discussion about the alignment of values between the provider and birth place choice and the client’s personal values as a medical consumer. She is a masterful doula and childbirth educator and she shares her secrets with us in today’s episode.
Ep10: Instagram: How to make it work for you and your business with Liesel Teen
It's all about the 'gram these days! It's no secret that social media presence is very important to business. Yet it can be frustrating, overwhelming and it sometimes feels like you're talking to no one. If you are wondering how to up level your Instagram strategy, this episode is for you. We are joined by Labor and Delivery nurse and Instagram maven, Liesel Teen. Liesel runs the popular "Mommy Labor Nurse" Instagram page and has amassed a following of 289K followers. She pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets to her success and gives us tangible advice on how to use Instagram to gain followers, attention and reach more people!
Website: Mommy Labor Nurse
Ep9: How to support the VBAC family with Meagan and Julie from the VBAC Link
It is a mistake to think that serving a client with a scar on their uterus is the same as serving a client without one. Today we are joined by the ladies from the VBAC Link to discuss how to support families planning a birth after a previous cesarean. We discuss how the model of care is different and talk about all things VBAC, TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean), and Cesarean birth. We learn about what makes this population special and how to decide what type of birth one might opt for after a cesarean.
Website: The VBAC Link
Facebook: The VBAC Link Community
Ep8: Racism in Maternity Care: The history, the lived experience and how to be a catalyst for change with Denise Bolds
Racism in maternity care is well documented and it is time that we all wake up. Doula extraordinaire, Denise Bolds MSW, CD (DONA) CLC, discusses the real lived experience of birthing while Black, educates us on the history behind the systemic racism in healthcare and speaks to what we can and should be doing to support the fight. Black birth matters and we all must do our part. This episode is essential listening for everyone who works in maternity care, or honestly just lives in the world we live in today.
Website: Bold Doula
Facebook: Bold Doula
Donate: CashApp - $BoldDoula
Other Episode Resources: Black Birth Bill of Rights , P&G: The Look , P&G: "The Talk" , How Can We Win
Ep7: Prenatal Nutrition: Myths, half truths and reality with Ryann Kipping
There can be a lot of fear / myth around what to eat and not eat during pregnancy. In today’s episode we are joined by the Prenatal Nutritionist, Ryann Kipping, RDN, CLEC to discuss nutrition myths and what we should really be focusing on regarding nutrition with our clients during pregnancy. We even discuss a nutrient that studies show may decrease labor pain. Join us for this informative episode!
Website: The Prenatal Nutritionist
Ep6: Creating a wildly successful online offering with Lynn Schulte
How, why, when and what of getting your business online. Adapting is essential, especially with no concrete "end" in sight but it is also daunting and not always so cut and dry. Our guest, Lynn Schulte, is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist who found a way to very successfully take her hands on work and knowledge into the online space. She shares with us how to adapt your business, reasons why your offerings might not be selling and tips for creating unique and in demand offerings.
Website: Institute for Birth Healing
Ep5: What is diet culture? Real talk meets societal norms with Jennifer Campbell
It is no secret that our society has issues when it comes to food, dieting, and body shame. Today we talk to Jennifer Campbell of Balance365 Life, who shares her own story with disordered eating and helps us really understand the toxicity of diet culture. We talk about everything from weight loss, fat shaming and tummy tucks to how to love our bodies and help our clients do the same in this revealing and counter cultural episode that may just change the way you look at food, diets, and your body.
Website: Balance 365 Life
Podcast: Balance 365 Life Radio
Ep4: Demystifying Pelvic Floor Care with Pelvic Floor Therapist Lindsey Vestal
What’s the deal with kegels? Are squats better? What should we really be recommending to our prenatal and postnatal clients? It is no secret that there is a lot of misinformation out there about pelvic floor health. Join us as we talk to the amazing Lindsey Vestal who not only drops major knowledge bombs, but also gives us tangible assessment tools that we can use with our clients right away.
Website: The Functional Pelvis
Ep3: How to get your sexy back with sexpert Dana Myers
Satisfaction, kids, partnership, resentment. In today’s episode, we speak to sexpert Dana Myers about these super important, often taboo topics. How should a practitioner discuss sex with their client? Can marriage sex life really be exciting and amazing? Find out, listen now.
Website: Dana Myers
Ep2: Create a sustainable, profitable business with Agnes Kowalski
How can I make money doing work that fulfills me? Why is it so awkward asking for money? How can we feel fulfilled and happy with our work, serve others well, and make the money we want? Longtime money mindset coach and therapist, Agnes Kowalski teaches us key mindset shifts that we need to make to truly thrive as business owners. There is a high burnout rate in birth work and many find that it is not sustainable. Agnes teaches us why that may be and what to do to create both prosperity and fulfillment with actionable steps you can start working on today.
Website: Agnes Kowalksi
Ep1: Virtual Birth Support in the time of COVID19 with Jada Sapiro
How can we support our clients if we are not allowed in the birth room? Join us for this timely episode with one of NYC’s top doula trainers, Jada Shapiro, where we discuss what it looks like to support an expectant family during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode will help you long after the crisis has ended, as Jada gets deep on the what and how of virtual support. This is something that can help you serve expectant families all over the world for years to come.
Website: Boober, Birth Day Presence
Instagram: @getboober, @birthdaypresence