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Comparing the Medical Model vs Holistic Model of Maternity Care… Which Is Best For You?

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(with Pat Burkhardt, CM, Ph.D., Mom of 2 ) “I didn’t know it could be this way. My maternity care during pregnancy & birth was amazing! I never thought I’d feel so confident during pregnancy, in labor, during birth & just having a baby overall. Especially after my first birth. I’m so glad I looked into […]

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Comparing OB/GYN to Midwifery care (Side-by-Side): What Would Each Care Be Like For You?

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(with Susan Wente, Certified Nurse Midwife of 35 years)  “Should I use a doctor or midwife? What are the differences between the doctor & midwife style of maternity care? Can you compare maternity care (step-by-step) between a doctor & a midwife, so I can see *exactly* what the differences would look like for each style […]

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How & Why Can Chiropractic Help You in Pregnancy & Labor? -with Dr. Cathy Taig

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(with Dr. Cathy Taig, mom) Imagine a balloon suspended in the air. It’s held perfectly in the optimal position by 2 strings attached to the front & 2 attached to the back (all strings are attached to the wall). What would happen if the strings got all twisted, contorted & some even got tighter than […]

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Want a Healthy Baby? Here’s How Evidence Based Care Helps You Have a Healthy Baby

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(With Barbara Hotelling- nurse practitioner, mom, birth educator, doula & former president of Lamaze International)  Do you assume your maternity care will be based on the best medical evidence available? A Columbia University study reviewed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (also known as ACOG-they represent 90 percent of U.S. board-certified Ob/Gyns) practice bulletins […]

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How to Exercise When You’re Pregnant {even if you only have 15 mins}

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(with Jennifer Johnson, perinatal exercise specialist) You’re pregnant & exhausted. You know exercise is so important, but you’ve got zero energy…okay, maybe you have 15 minutes. What exercises can you do in those 15 minutes that will get results for you & your baby? Jennifer leads us through a 15 minute exercise plan specifically designed for you. […]

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How Are Swollen Feet, Waddling, Peeing Every 5 Seconds, Weird Food Cravings & a Baby Coming Out My Vagina “Normal”?

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(with Mary Murry, Certified Nurse Midwife, Mayo Clinic) The normal of pregnancy is there is no normal. Laboring for 21 hours or 21 minutes, pushing for 3 hours or 3 pushes…it varies for everybody. Mary Murry, Certified Nurse Midwife at Mayo Clinic, teaches why & how trusting your body & its ability to birth your […]

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Pregnancy Nutrition: How Do Your Pregnancy Cravings Affect Your Baby’s Development? -with Dr. Joey Shulman

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(with Dr. Joey Shulman, mom of 2, Nutritionist, Author) Cravings…we all get ‘em. McDonald’s fries, bacon (wait…you’re a vegetarian when you’re not pregnant?), grapefruit, ice, buffalo flavored anything, sweet tea, spicy Thai…what’ll it be (or was it) for you?  Fulfilling our pregnancy cravings can be ridiculously therapeutic. But do we turn it into an excuse? Dr. Joey […]

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Screening & Diagnostic Testing during Pregnancy…Do I need them & what are they?

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(with Christie Maier, board certified genetic counselor) You’re about done with your prenatal visit…then this question… “Ok, do you want screening & diagnostic testing done?”….crickets. Don’t know about you, but most of us stop. in. our. tracks. when we hear those words. Of course we want to know if something is wrong. Would it change […]

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Exercise in Early Pregnancy | Why Prenatal Yoga May Be the Best Investment in Your Pregnancy

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(With Kristen Cates, Certified Nurse Midwife)  We’ve all heard it before…exercise is good for you when you’re pregnant. Prenatal yoga is the trendy way to help get some exercise…blah blah blah. Let’s just get to what matters…”Will it help me deliver my baby when it’s go time?” Yes. In big ways. It’s way more than trendy […]

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You’ve Just Been Told Your Beautiful Baby Has Down Syndrome. Where Do You Go From Here?

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(With Kara Shall, mama of 3)  Kara candidly shares her (and her family’s) journey with Down syndrome. She explains how they found out their son had an extra chromosome, how they responded (her answer will surprise you) & what the daily ins and outs are like. Kara’s outlook & approach to life are absolutely inspiring. Even […]

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Embarrassing Questions about Pregnancy, Birth & Afterwards {that no one talks about} -with Sarah McKay

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(With Sarah McKay, Doula, Lactation Consultant, hypnobabies instructor, mama of 6)   Okay let’s face it, at times we all wonder if we’re freaks of nature. We all wonder if what we’re feeling, thinking, doing & sometimes seeing during Pregnancy, Childbirth & after is “normal”. Even if we’re having number 2+, we’re still chartering our ‘mothership’ into […]

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Choosing the right healthcare provider is CRUCIAL- one mama explains why {and wants to save you from her mistakes}

How to find the right doctor for birth with Kate Glynn

(with Kate Glynn, mama of 2) I’ve gotta be honest, this interview started off a little rough-but we quickly got back on solid ground (you’ll see what I mean).  Kate Glynn is a mama who knows what she wants and is pretty candid and straight to the point about it. But with the birth of […]

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How to Be Fearless in Pregnancy & Childbirth -with Dr. Stuart Fischbein- Ob/Gyn & dad of 4

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(with Dr. Stuart Fischbein, Ob/Gyn, dad of 4)  It’s not often you chat with an Ob/Gyn who is passionate about ensuring women fully hear (and have the right to hear) the risks & benefits of ALL their options available & who believes the midwifery model of care has many strengths. Dr. Fischbein cares deeply about moms, babies and wants […]

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