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Robina Khalid of Small Things Grow Midwifery explains what it takes to truly consider a homebirth, and shares with Adriana how to prepare for a successful experience.If you liked this episode, listen to this episode on homebirth reimbursement, and th... Details
40:22
12 days ago
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April Teel shares with Adriana how her thoughtful preparation set the stage for her to have wonderful birth experiences at both a freestanding birth center (with a midwife) and a hospital (with a family practice doctor). She reflects on how what surp... Details
53:26
19 days ago
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Cesarean rates have increased 500% in one generation, and about half of them may be unnecessary. Harvard Medical School professor and ACOG Fellow, Dr. Neel Shah, talks with Adriana about how the hospital you choose can be your #1 risk of having a sur... Details
34:10
26 days ago
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Jenny Murphy’s birth preparations were impacted by uncertainty, fear, and ever-changing circumstances. She shares with Adriana how focusing on her “birth vision” –and waiting to go to the hospital for as long as possible– allowed her to be the leader... Details
41:24
4/19/2022
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Midwife and researcher, Dr. Mimi Niles, talks to Adriana Lozada about the U.S. hospital system, how your goals as a birthing person are at odds with the system’s goals, and how to tap into your power as a consumer within said system so you can have a... Details
41:59
4/12/2022
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Adriana Lozada goes through the pros and cons of three places where you can give birth: a hospital, a birth center, and at home, and what you should consider when making an informed decision.Find the in-depth show notes and transcript of this episode... Details
11:48
4/05/2022
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Medical anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd talks with Adriana about the technocratic, humanistic and holistic birth models. She explains why we’ve gotten so obsessed with machines and numbers, why we need more midwives, how some OBs are making positiv... Details
37:45
3/29/2022
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Sarah Winward’s story starts with some lovely swing dancing in the living room, and stomping through deep snow with her dog, then gets really intense, having Sarah ask herself over and over “Where is the break?! There’s supposed to be a break. Where ... Details
40:56
3/22/2022
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Author and childbirth educator Britta Bushnell describes eight deeply-entrenched cultural ideals that can unconsciously— and even negatively— impact the course of your labor and how you parent. She and Adriana share how to reframe these beliefs to up... Details
56:43
3/22/2022
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Hello Mighty Ones and Birth Pros! With well over 300 episodes, we've decided to create a more curated and interconnected Birthful experience.From now on, our episodes will be grouped as topical mini-series to help guide you through the different stag... Details
03:10
3/15/2022
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Adriana gives advice on ensuring you and your newborn can take advantage of the "golden hour," in any birth setting.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more tips, insights, and news fro... Details
11:27
3/08/2022
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Adriana continues her series on the “golden hour” with specifics on the benefits for your baby of having this undisturbed time right after birth.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more... Details
10:38
3/01/2022
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Adriana describes important elements of the "golden hour"—those crucial and magical first moments right after your baby is born—especially for you, the birthing person.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newslette... Details
10:20
2/22/2022
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Adriana describes the wide range of nipple shapes and sizes, and how to work with what you’ve got to successfully breastfeed.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more tips, insights, and... Details
10:50
2/15/2022
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The truth is, you probably won’t know! But Kimberly Seals Allers is working hard to change that. Kimberly talks with Adriana about how she’s leveraging consumer power to shift the patient-provider dynamics, hold hospitals publicly accountable, and br... Details
30:27
2/08/2022
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Adriana shares how important joy can be to your experience as a parent, and gives practical strategies for how to prioritize joy in a time where raising kids seems harder than ever.Resources include: a free Yale University course on the science of we... Details
11:28
2/01/2022
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Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, co-founder of the socially impactful Fourth Phase aftercare boxes, shares how her expectations of when and how she should bond with her baby tarnished her otherwise wonderfully supported and respected birth experience. She tells ... Details
34:10
1/25/2022
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Adriana goes through six different medical options for relieving pain during labor, focusing on the best time to use each one to help you plan your pain management strategy.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly news... Details
10:19
1/18/2022
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Infant care researcher and clinical director Dr. Pamela Douglas explains an emerging evidence-based paradigm in infant sleep that does away with sleep training. She shares with Adriana the importance of providing babies with rich sensory nourishment,... Details
34:12
1/11/2022
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Adriana explains why the type of mammal humans are impacts how much and what kind of care your baby needs from you.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more tips, insights, and news from... Details
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