Informed Pregnancy Podcast

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Entertaining and informative; prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin interviews pregnancy and parenting experts, celebrities and new and expectant parents searching for unbiased information on the most pressing topics for growing families.

Episode Date
Nate Fox - Anemia and Low Platelet Levels During Pregnancy
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Nathan S. Fox, board certified OBGYN with a subspecialty certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine, explains anemia (red blood cell issue) and thrombocytopenia (platelet issue) in general and specifically in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Marisa Cohen - After Birth
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After spending her entire pregnancy in the pandemic lockdown, a couple health scares, switching birth plans and doctors several times, Marisa Choen finally landed on a plan for home birth. Tune in and see how it played out and how she is coping with early Motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Marisa Cohen - Before Birth
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Public Health professional and imminently due new mama Marisa Cohen shares her unique pandemic pregnancy journey and all the challenges and changes she faced while choosing where to birth and with which providers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Hilary Duff - AFTER baby#3
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Hilary Duff is as real as ever in this open book interview about the final days of her recent pregnancy and her physical and emotional experiences during labor, birth and postpartum. Photo credit - Lauren Guilford Photography Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Your Zen Mamas
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A raw and unfiltered chat with Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen, co-authors of the new book The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. These Zen mamas have also created an online community where parents can share their journeys in a candid, inspiring, and non judgemental environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Anna Prager - After Birth
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Anna returns to share the story of her attempted VBAC with baby number three and the unexpected curveball that happened after returning home from the hospital. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Zombiemum
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After her startling experience with postpartum psychosis, writer Laura Dockrill realized there were plenty of aspects of motherhood that need more discussion and awareness.  On her new weekly podcast, Zombiemum, Laura is joined by fellow parents who also didn’t have the picture-perfect journey they anticipated. Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Anna Prager - Wild Fertility, Pregnancy and Birth Journey BEFORE
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Mother of two, Anna, has overcome fertility hurdles at a young age and is now expecting her third,. After having one vaginal birth and one cesarean Anna is now planning for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Hilary Duff - BEFORE baby #3
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Hilary Duff, imminently due with her third baby, talks about pandemic pregnancy and reflects on her last birth as she prepares for the next. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Mandy Moore - After Birth
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Mandy Moore returns to share her labor and birth story while it is still fresh in her mind. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Postpartum Covid-19
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New mom Ashton gave birth to her son just as the novel coronavirus was thrusting the entire world into lockdown. After delivering her baby Ashton contracted Covid-19 perhaps at the worst possible time.  Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Katharine McPhee Foster - Before Birth
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Actress, singer and songwriter Katharine McPhee Foster sits down with Dr. Berlin just four days before her due date for a candid conversation about her upbringing, battle with bulimia, American Idol, her expansive career, meeting her husband and how she is planning for her imminent birth and motherhood. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Healthy Microbiome with Viome
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Our microbiome is important for both mental and physical health.  Viome is a healthcare company aiming to eliminate illness by addressing microbial imbalances and getting to the root cause of inflammation, biological aging, and chronic disease. #sponsored This episode is sponsored by Viome, checkout Viome.com and use code Berlin to save $10 off your test kit and 55% off your first plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Mandy Moore - Before Birth
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Singer, songwriter, and actress Mandy Moore is just days away from birthing her first child. Tune in as we talk about career, relationships, fertility, pregnancy, and intentions for her upcoming birth.  Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Richelle Monae - After Birth
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Photographer Richelle Monae has given birth and returns to the podcast with her doula Nina Phelan to share the details of her planned home birth.    Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Arianny Celeste AFTER birth story
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Model, UFC ring girl and television host Arianny Celeste returns to the podcast together with her doula Nina Phelan, to tell her labor and birth story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Arianny and Richelle - Before
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Best friends Arianny and Richelle are pregnant at the same time. Both moms-to-be are navigating pregnancy in a similar way but have very different plans for birth. Tune in as they share their journey thus far in this before birth episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Water Safety with Melissa Teigue
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Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age.  Infant Swim Resource lessons help prevent infant drownings by preparing children ages six months through six years of age to survive unintended water encounters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Dani Kilgore - March of Dimes
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San Francisco Paster, Mother, and March of Dimes ambassador Dani Kilgore shares her moving 'faith journey' to motherhood. We discuss some of March of Dimes simple, effective steps for promoting healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Katie Lunger Lilly - After Birth Journey
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Bunda Fitness Co-founder Katie Lunger Lilly returns to share how her birth story unfolded and how she is adjusting to motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Katie Lunger Lilly - Before Birth Journey
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Katie Lunger Lilly is the co-founded and creator of the unique Bunda fitness workout and gym. She is pregnant and due soon with her first baby and joins the podcast to talk fitness, pregnancy and her evolving plans for birth.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Lucy Asbell - Postpartum Depression
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Postpartum depression is a highly common and under discussed topic. TV producer of the series Cold Case Murder Mysteries and mother of three Lucy Asbell shares her postpartum depression experiences that she had with all three of her children in an open and genuine conversation about this incredibly important topic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
Dr. Nate Fox - Part II - Aneuploidy and Third Tri Testing
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Dr. Nathan S. Fox, OBGYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist returns to discuss aneuploidy testing and screenings done during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Title: Dr. Nate Fox - Prenatal Diagnostic Tests
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Dr. Nathan S. Fox is a board certified OBGYN with a subspecialty certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Fox discusses the tests that are typically performed during pregnancy including when and how they are performed and what the results mean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Leslie and Carvens Lissaint AFTER
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Leslie, a talented poet, writer and fitness specialist and her husband, poet, singer and 'Hamilton' cast member Carvens just welcomed their first child. They join us to share their home-birth story together with their with midwife Blyss Young. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Infantile Spasms - Kari Rosbeck
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Kari Rosbeck, CEO of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of the uncommon but serious conditions infantile spasms and Tuberous Sclerosis. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Tamara Rey - After
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After an emergency cesarean with her first birth, Tamara Rey has options for her second birth and didn't decide on what path she would aim for until the very end. In this episode Tamara shares the final weeks of pregnancy and her second birth experience.   Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Tamara Rey - Before
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Mother, actor, and writer Tamara Rae is pregnant with her second baby and nearly due. Tamara shares the sudden and scary complications that arose during her first birth and how she and her husband are planning for their upcoming second birth. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Labor Induction without Pain Medication - A Birth Story
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Due just as the pandemic was crashing in, Faith Hartley tried to switch her plans from hospital to home birth at the last minute. However, at her last OB visit the doctor was concerned about her findings and pushed for induction. Wanting a healthy otherwise unmedicated birth, Faith opted for induction without pain medication and joins us to share her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Daniella Alonso - Before Birth
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Model and actress Daniella Alonso best known for her role on the hit show 'One Tree Hill' and her current role on 'Dynasty' is embarking on her biggest role yet, motherhood. She joins the show to talk about her pregnancy journey thus far and her plans for the birth of her first child. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Lalo. Thoughtfully designed baby and toddler essentials for the modern parent. https://shop.meetlalo.com/informedpodcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Pregnancy Over 40 With Michelle Johnson
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Founder and host of the 'Pregnancy After 40' podcast, lawyer and mother of three Michelle Johnson discusses her experiences with pregnancy in her 20's vs her 40's including similarities, differences, and misconceptions that come with pregnancy over 40.  This podcast has been brought to you in part by Lalo. Thoughtfully designed baby and toddler essentials for the modern parent. https://shop.meetlalo.com/informedpodcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Elective Cesarean with Dr. Michelle Tsai
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Obstetrician and brand new mom Dr. Michelle Tsai shares her professional thoughts and personal experience with a planned elective cesarean.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Tessa Loos - Vaginal Breech Homebirth After Cesarean
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Yoga instructor and Doula Tessa Loos shares openly the unfiltered story of her complicated yet miraculous experience with vaginal breech home birth after cesarean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Jaundice and Other Newborn Concerns - Dr. Princeton Ly
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Pediatrician Dr. Princeton Ly discusses Jaundice, bilirubin, fever and other common issues relating to newborn care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Stephanie Danler & Midwife Jessica Diggs - After Birth
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After a disappointing hospital birth experience author and screenwriter Stephanie Danler planned a home birth for baby number two. In this episode Stephanie returns together with her midwife Jessica Diggs to share her second labor and delivery experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Stephanie Danler - Before Birth
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Author and screenwriter Stephanie Danler, expecting her 2nd baby any day now, talks about the emotions of childbirth, her plan for homebirth, and the anxiety of preparing or birth during a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Leslie and Carvens Lissaint BEFORE
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Leslie, a talented poet, writer and pre/postnatal fitness specialist and her husband, poet, singer and 'Hamilton' cast member Carvens are nearly due with their first baby. The dynamic power couple share their views and experiences of pregnancy during pandemic, racial inequality in general and in healthcare, hope for a better tomorrow and plans for their imminent birth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Breastfeeding with Special Circumstances
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Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Postpartum Doula Jamie Lipsky Garcia shares valuable information about breastfeeding with circumstances such as nursing for non-birth mothers, breast augmentation or reduction, nipple piercings, difficult deliveries and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Late term pregnancy loss
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Elise, an Informed Pregnancy Podcast listener, shares her very personal experience with late term pregnancy loss in hopes of helping others who might find themselves or a loved one in a similar situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Julie Sawaya - After Birth Story
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Julie Sawaya recounts her final weeks of pregnancy and shares her empowered homebirth story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Julie Sawaya - Before Birth Story plus Womens Nutrition
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Julie Sawaya, Co-Founder of 'Needed', a nutrition company driven to provide women proper nutritional supplements for every stage of pregnancy explains her motivation for making better supplements for womens health and shares her own pregnancy journey as she plans for birth during the pandemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Joanna Bavero - Birth Story
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Female empowerment artist shares her pregnancy journey and surprise filled path to a beautiful birth experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
HELLP syndrome with Dr. Michelle Tsai
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Dr. Michelle Tsai, OBGYN sheds light on HELLP syndrome, a little known yet serious pregnancy complication that affects the blood and liver. Dr. Tsai talks about the connection between preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, symptoms, odds of recurrence, and potential treatments.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Kelly Potter - HELLP Syndrome Birth Story
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Librarian turned software developer Kelly Potter share her unique conception and pregnancy journey including her battle with HELLP syndrome,  a rare yet life-threatening pregnancy complication that most people dont know enough about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Doulas During Pandemic - Rebecca Benenati
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Certified doula, yoga instructor, massage therapist, aromatherapy practitioner, and mother of two, Rebecca Benenati discusses unique challenges and solutions for doulas and their clients during the covid-19 pandemic.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Gigi Gibbs: Home Birth After Cesarean
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Health coach and work life balance coach Gigi Gibbs relives her two very different birth experiences and reveals how she handled challenging roadblocks along the path to the birth setting that she wanted with incredible determination and self empowerment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Dr. Alyssa Berlin - Preparing for Healthy Postpartum Transition
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Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couples counseling before, during and after pregnancy and is the creator of The AfterBirth Plan workshop - a program that helps expectant couples baby proof their relationships and to prepare for a physically and emotionally healthy postpartum transition. In this episode, Dr. Alyssa shares invaluable insight into postpartum mental health and common struggles new parents often experience.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Randi Wood - Birth Story
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Fashionista, entrepreneur and new Mom Randi Wood shares her pregnancy journey and unique birth story.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Sleep Training with Dr. Sarah Mitchell
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Sleep expert and chiropractic Dr. Sarah Mitchell, discusses healthy sleep habits for parents and children, how to deal with travel and time changes, sleep during sickness, and some great tips and tricks for making bedtime fun and enjoyable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Alaina Meyer - AFTER
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Alaina Meyer is back to share her birth story. In her BEFORE episode Alaina shared that her birth plan had changed from hospital to homebirth to home breech birth.  The twists and turns did not end there. Tune in to hear Alaina share the rest of her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Alaina Meyer - BEFORE
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Alaina Meyer, event planner and welder, shares insight into her unique profession and her most recent project; pregnancy! Midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi also joins the conversation as Alaina explores her options, considering midwifery care vs medical care and home vs hospital birth with the added factor that the baby is currently in a breech presentation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Pre & Postnatal vitamins, diet, and supplementation with Stephanie Canale
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Los Angeles based family medicine doctor and founder of Lactation Lab Dr. Stephanie Canale returns to the podcast with valuable insight into pre and postnatal nutritional needs and the importance selfcare for new moms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Juliet Guisasola - Pre and Postnatal Fitness
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Juliet Guisasola is a master yoga, pilates, and fitness instructor known for her playful and mindful approach to exercise. She specializes in Pre and Postnatal health and wellness for various stages of child rearing and individual levels of fitness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Jen Lilley - Foster Care and Adoption
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Actress Jen Lilley shares her journey from being a mentor for Child Help to becoming a foster and adoptive parent. This episode is packed full of information about the foster care system, how to become a foster or help out without fostering, how the pandemic affects children in the system and common misconceptions surrounding foster care. May Is National Foster Care Month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Angelina Spicer - Postpartum Mental Health
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Talented actress and comedian Angelina Spicer recently shot her first one hour comedy special and is using her platform to bring awareness, action and resources to postpartum mental health. She shares her pregnancy, birth and personal challenges with postpartum which led her to becoming a postpartum mental health advocate warrior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Ildiko Ferenczi - Birth Story
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Canadian actress and model, Ildiko Ferenczi joins the podcast to share her birth story and life as a mom and entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Group.B Strep with Evidence Based Birth
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Rebecca Dekker founder and CEO of Evidence Based Birth® explains her process for gathering evidence based research and reporting her findings regarding various issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. We dig deep into the topic of Group B Strep aka GBS: how and when it's tested for, risk factors, what test results mean, treatments, and potential prevention.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Surrogacy with recent surrogate Kelila Green
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This episode takes a deep dive into surrogacy from the point of view of a recent surrogate. Kelila Green has spent most of her life working with babies and after having three kids of her own with uncomplicated conception, pregnancy and birth she yearned to help others who were struggling with fertility to achieve their dream through surrogacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Dr. Joel Gator Warsh - Integrative Pediatrics
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Integrative and Holistic Pediatrician Dr. Joel Gator Warsh discuses the rise in chronic disease including possible causes and effective prevention measures as well as kids during the coronavirus outbreak, breastfeeding with Covid19, and what signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for in kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Dr. Berlin's battle with Covid 19 hosted by Ricki Lake
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Ricki Lake guest hosts this special episode interviewing Dr. Elliot Berlin about his recent personal journey with coronavirus and a difficult case of Covid-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
The Skinny confidential - AFTER birth story
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Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of The Skinny Confidential, comes back to share her unapologetic and empowering birth story. She gives us the scoop on life as a new mom, baby weight, placenta pills, relationship changes and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Hyperemesis Gravidarum with the Doctors from HER Foundation
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Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a pregnancy complication that is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Dr. Berlin talks with the doctors from the HER Foundation, they generously share their personal stories with HG, and how they became motivated to learn as much as we can about cause, management and hopefully one day, treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Gillian Shure: After
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Gillian Shure, now a new mom, shares the details of her labor and birth, experiences with life as a new mom, and in hindsight what she might do differently next time around.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Gillian Shure: Before
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Actress, comedian, and writer Gillian Shure is imminently due with her first baby. In part one of this two part episode Gillian discusses her pregnancy experiences and plans for her upcoming birth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Carla Baratta - Birth Story
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Actress and artist Carla Baratta talks about filming 'Mayans M.C.' in her second trimester and shares her exciting birth story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Midwife support options for any setting.
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Certified Nurse-Midwife Naomi Drucker attends birth at home, a birth center and a hospital. She shares her unique insight into the options of giving birth in the hospital under the care of a midwife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
March of Dimes
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March of Dimes, the nation’s leader in mom and baby health, is partnering with the CDC to raise awareness among women of childbearing age, families and health care providers about actions they can take to help prevent birth defects. We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we also know about things that can help increase a woman’s chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and a healthy baby. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Rahul Gupta, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Health Officer at @marchofdimes about the #Best4YouBest4Baby campaign. Learn more at marchofdimes.org/DrBerlins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Postpartum: When you don't bounce back
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Los Angeles based celebrity men's groomer KC Fee struggled with a series of challenging postpartum issues for a long time before finally identifying the underlying cause and remedies. She shares her personal story in hopes of helping others who find themselves in similar situations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Transformed by Birth with Britta Bushnell
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Britta Bushnell combines her unique background in mythology, psychology and education to challenge hidden preconceptions and help individuals, couples, and birth professionals prepare for life’s most important transitions with a fresh transformative approach. Her book 'TRANSFORMED BY BIRTH' cultivates openness, strength, and resilience for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Feeding your baby with Jennifer Davidson
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Today we are talking a deeper look into the feeding your infant with breast milk or formula with pediatric nurse and lactation consultant Jennifer Davidson who has worked for 10 years at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and 28 years at a progressive pediatric practice. Additionally, her documentary film, The Milky Way unveils the problems facing American culture that have lowered breastfeeding success rates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
FAM: For All Moms
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Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, FAM: For All Moms. This podcast is literally for all moms living through the madness that is parenthood. Join hosts Susan Yara and Sharzad Kiadeh every Wednesday as they share their sometimes embarrassing experiences, while also providing advice from experts and friends. FAM: For All Moms premieres 1/29. Subscribe to FAM: For All Moms on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fam-for-all-moms/id1494037915 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Lillian's Birth Trilogy
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Lillian Cohanzad, a mother of three, shares her three very unique birth experiences. Our whole team at Informed Pregnancy finds her strength, courage and positivity very inspiring and we bet that you will too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Lauryn Evarts - The Skinny Confidential
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Lauryn Evarts Bosstick created and runs the extremely popular beauty, wellness and no-censored advice blog The Skinny Confidential and co-hosts the The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER podcast.  Lauryn, nearly due with her first baby, shares her raw and unfiltered opinions and experiences with pregnancy in this entertaining and empowering episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Water Birth
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Midwife, childbirth educator and podcaster Blyss Young talks water labor and waterbirth including benefits and contraindications, tub types, temperature, timing and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Amniotic Fluid
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Amniotic Fluid - What is it, how is it made, how is it measured, what it means if it’s high or low and more in depth discussion with certified nurse midwife Davi Khalsa and maternal fetal medicine specialist and Dr. Emiliano Chavira. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
Amy Schumer - Hyperemesis Gravidarum
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Writer, actress, brutally honest stand-up comedian and now mother, Amy Schumer, gets real about her pregnancy, birth, postpartum and early parenting experiences including her struggles with the challenging pregnancy condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Dr Kirsten Thompson - Perinatal Psychiatry
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Kirsten Thompson, MD is a board certified psychiatrist with a sub-specialty focus in reproductive psychiatry. In this episode we take a deep dive into mental health conditions and pros and cons of various treatment options during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Amanda Kloots - Jump with your Bump
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Amanda Kloots is a celebrity fitness trainer and creator of the famed workouts AK! Her workouts include jump rope, dance, body and baby bump. The former Radio City Rockette is now a mom! Amanda chats about growing her pregnancy and birth and her newest workout programs for new and expectant parents.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Pre and Postnatal Massage
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Nationally certified massage therapist Deanza Dominguez specializes in pregnancy and postnatal massage and other soft tissue modalities. In this episode Deanza discusses some of the benefits of massage during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum as well as the specialized techniques and equipment used to provide comfortable, safe and effective bodywork during this special time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Healthy Little Sleepers
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Susie Menkes, a certified pediatric sleep consultant and applied developmental psychologist, has been helping little ones and their families with sleep since 2012. We talk about 'sleep training' definitions, various stages and techniques and potential benefits for kids and parents alike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Sarah Bederman - VBAC story part 2 of 2
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Sarah's 'Trial of Labor After Cesarean' begins with a week of extended prodromal labor. Tune in to hear the full labor, birth and postpartum journey and how Sarah's experiences have motivated her to become a volunteer helping to improve postpartum mental health for others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer - Part Two
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Part two of our interview with Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer is a candid talk about their relationship, pregnancy, and planning for labor, birth and beyond. Co-Host: Nicole Sessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Lang - Prenatal Nutrition
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Sponsored by WONDER MOTHER. Wonder Mother has developed a dietary supplement designed especially for mothers containing nutrients formulated to meet their specific nutritional needs. It dissolves in water to form a refreshing drink! Obstetrician Dr. Jennifer Lang stops by the podcast to discuss her new book The Whole 9 Months and prenatal nutrition. She explores different topics related to cesarean birth, hypnobirthing and the importance of getting the right nutrition for yourself and your baby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Intimacy During and After Pregnancy
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Hollywood Love Coach Bianca White discusses intimacy during and after pregnancy. ​Topics: ​What is a sex coach? - Balancing Partners Sexual Desires - Fertility and the “Mechanical Love Life” - How Pregnancy Changes Sex - Vaginal Steaming - The Femininity of Pregnancy - Sex After Baby - Dr. B’s 1st Doula Experience  ​​​​​co-hosts: Kira Soltanovich Nicole Sessions Note: This episode contains mature content.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Hilary Duff - AFTER
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Hilary Duff shares details about the last few days of pregnancy and what it was like to experience labor and delivery at home. Spoiler alert: She's a total G. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Sarah's VBAC Story - Part 1 of 2
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Sarah is expecting her second baby and hoping for a different birth experience this time around. Together with her doula Katharine, Sarah talks us through her first pregnancy, plans for non-interventive birth and her labor experience ending in an unexpected cesarean birth. Sarah candidly discusses her physical and emotional postpartum struggles that followed. Tune in to find out what she learned from the experience and what she is planning for her upcoming birth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Marianna Burelli - A Magical Hospital Birth Story
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Actress and producer Marianna Burelli talks about her unusual upbringing, meeting her husband on-set and her inspiring, magical, and empowered hospital birth story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Dr. Bente Kaiser - Holistic Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Holistic Health Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Bente Kaiser discusses selecting the right OBGYN for you, establishing trust with your pregnancy and birth provider, and patient advocacy.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Jen Lilley - After
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Jen returns to share her labor and birth journey starting with her water breaking during a routine obstetric checkup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Dr. Gabriela Sheets - Microbiome
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Dr. Gabriela Sheets is a biologist whose research on the early development of infant gut microbiome has earned prestigious awards and grants. She joins the podcast to talk all things bacteria, fungi, protozoa and virus that live in and around our bodies and how we pass along (or don't pass along) the good, the bad and the neutral to our babies.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Pallavi Sastry - After
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After deciding late in pregnancy to switch from hospital birth to homebirth Pallavi is ready and waiting...and waiting..and waiting. One week after her estimated due date Pallavi tries several natural efforts to get the birth ball rolling. A few days later she begins to feel contractions and her labor journey is under way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
Plus Size Pregnancy
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Jen McLellan is a birth professional, speaker, blogger, founder of Plus Size Birth and host of the popular Plus Mommy Podcast. Jen joins us for an informative conversation regarding misconceptions about plus size birth, and shares valuable tips for women of size to have a healthy and empowered pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
Erin Fetherston- Birth Journeys
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Award winning fashion designer and interior designer Erin Fetherston joins the podcast to share her two distinctly unique pregnancy and birth stories. Erin explains how she recovered from a physically traumatic first birth and found the healing and confidence to do it again, leading to a wild and unique second birth experience.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
Ali Levine
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Celebrity stylist, mompreneur and fellow podcaster Ali Levine gets REAL about motherhood, sharing her personal experiences in pregnancy, childbirth, and her struggle with Postpartum Depression.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Childhood Vaccination
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With so many important health decisions to make for their little ones, new parents typically research available options and make informed choices together with their medical providers. But, when it comes to childhood vaccination it has become practically taboo to look into risks and benefits or to consider options. Dr. Bob Sears, a practicing pediatrician and author stops by for respectful conversation to help explain what vaccines are, how they work and some of the pros and cons of the options available today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
What is a Monitrice?
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A midwife is your primary care provider during your pregnancy and birth, a doula is a non-medical labor support person, and a monitrice is an interesting blend of these two roles. Midwife (and monitrice!) Abby Vidikan joins the podcast to explain and discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
Ilana Muhlstein - Dietitian and weight loss expert
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Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N., is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Wellness Enthusiast and Educator, and has become one of the most sought-after weight loss experts and influencers around the world. Tune in as she gives us the tips and tricks to losing weight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and eating healthy throughout pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
Pelvic Floor health and rehabilitation
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Pelvic floor health is often overlooked but is an extremely important component of overall health and wellness, especially during and after pregnancy. Pelvic floor physical therapist Anna McMaster educates us on what the pelvic floor is and does and how to evaluate, maintain and restore pelvic floor and core health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Nousha Salimi - After
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Holistic skin care guru Nousha Salimi returns share how her plans for a vaginal birth after cesarean played out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
Nousha Salimi - Before birth and Skincare during pregnancy
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Cosmetic rejuvenation artist and Reiki healer Nousha Salimi talks about the dos and don'ts of pregnancy skincare, her unique approach to conscious aging, and she shares her unique first birth story and plans for the upcoming birth of her second child. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Jen Lilley - Before
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Actress, singer, adoptive and foster mother Jen Lilley is 39 weeks pregnant with her first biological child and joins us to talk about parenting, pregnancy, her breech baby experience and her plans the the imminent birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
Hypnobabies
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Hypnobabies founder Kerry Tuschoff joins Dr. Berlin to talk about her personal background as well as the origins and theories behind the popular birthing technique. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
Finding a good pediatrician
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Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton, creator of the baby calming technique the "Hamilton hold" joins the podcast to give us tips and tricks for finding the right pediatrician, the secret to calming a crying baby and other gems gleaned from his decades of practice in pediatric medicine and his new book.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
Claire Holt - After
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Brand new mommy, actress Claire Holt returns to the podcast and shares her authentic labor and birth story including the ups, downs, twists and turns as she experienced them in the moment and in retrospect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
Craniosacral Therapy - Dr. Erica Smith
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Dr. Erica Smith is a Chiropractor and Craniosacral therapist with a focus on pregnancy, postpartum and care of children from birth through adolescence. In this episode Dr. Smith discusses Craniosacral therapy - a gentle yet powerful modality. We talk about what craniosacral therapy is, how its diagnostic and therapeutic elements work and what a sessions feels like, as well as who may benefit from it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2019
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)
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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a condition that can occur during pregnancy that typically causes very uncomfortable itching for the expectant mother but can be more serious for the baby. Our guests Dr. Emiliano Chavira and Midwife Davi Khalsa discuss what cholestasis is,, how often it occurs, signs and symptoms, testing and treatment options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
Kate Mara and Jamie Bell - After
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One day after recording our BEFORE episode in which Kate shared her plans for a home birth, she develops uncomfortable symptoms and soon learns that she has a condition which may put her baby in danger. Kate and Jamie's birth plan takes a sharp turn down what turned out to be a wild and unpredictable path. In this episode Kate shares her birth story and in the middle Jamie joins the discussion too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
Kate Mara - Before
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Actress Kate Mara in a rare personal interview talks about her youth, growing up in a double NFL football family, her road to Hollywood, meeting her husband, her pregnancy experience, and plans for her upcoming birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
"After" Twin Pregnancy
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At 38 weeks Suzanne is full term with her twins. Baby A is head down and baby B is breech. Suzanne and her doctors decide to induce labor working towards a vaginal birth. Tune in as Suzanne shares her birth story and discusses newborn care of twins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
"Before" Twin Pregnancy
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Dr. Suzanne (Frank) Mercer is a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, doula and labor bodyworker. She shares her rich background of experience, ranging from whole family practice to prenatal/postnatal care. Now, she is 38 weeks pregnant with twins - due to deliver at any moment. Suzanne talks her fertility journey while having PCOS, the moment she found out she was having twins, experiences with twin pregnancy and what she is planning for the birth and early newborn care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2019
Beyond Organic - Erica Mock
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Erica Mock is passionate about nutrition. She is a new mom and founder of 'Twenty-Five Eight', a company that aims to empower every woman to intuitively trust her cravings to guide her on what to eat before, during and long after pregnancy. Erica is changing the way we eat, focusing on quality rather than quantity, knowing the journey of food from conception to harvest and by eating with the seasons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2019
Belly Bandit
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Belly Bandit is a unique company specializing in postpartum compression wraps, modernizing the ancient practice of belly binding. Founding member Kari Caden shares the struggles that she and her sisters had with the physical transformations of pregnancy and postpartum that lead to the creation of Belly Bandit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Pallavi Sastry - "Before"
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Actress / Producer / Podcaster and now incubator Pallavi Sastry chats about her background in musical theater and transformation into TV, and what it was like growing up as an Indian American post 9/11. She gets real about real life challenges with conception and mental health. We discuss how her pregnancy has progressed so far and some of her fascinating upcoming projects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2019
Mr. Kate – Nursery Design Tips
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The creators of the smash hit YouTube design show "Mr. Kate" are expecting an add-on of their own! Kate and Joey stop by to talk pregnancy, birth planning, and nursery design as well as their #creativeweirdo journey, becoming YouTube entrepreneurs and the importance of being authentic and unapologetic in all aspects of life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2019
Creating a Village - Lele Akalu
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Lele Akalu immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia at the age of 14 to pursue higher education. After three years of nursing school, she realized that nursing wasn't her passion and did a 180 career change to pursue the arts. She is currently working on the animated series - DISENCHANTMENT on Netflix. Lele was aiming for an unmedicated hospital birth but had her doubts about whether or not she would be able to do it. She shares her pregnancy and birth story and talks about creating a village for her child and how raising children in America is different from Ethiopia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2019
Stuart Brazell - Creating your own brand
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TV personality, blogger and new Mom, Stuart Brazell walks us through the importance of authenticity and creativity while building your personal brand and her journey to becoming an influencer. Stuart shares the story of her recent birth to her son Asher and gives us insight into her life as a new mom juggling a thriving career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2019
Early Labor - Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM
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How do you know when labor is starting? What is the difference between Braxton-Hicks and labor contractions? When do you call the doula? Birth practitioner? Long time midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi shares her expert perspective on identifying the signs and symptoms of pre and early labor and some practical tips for what to do during these phases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
Denise Vasi
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Super pregnant actress, model, wife and mother Denise Vasi shares the beautiful story of her first pregnancy and home birth - spoiler alert the baby arrived before the midwives did. Denise talks about life as a pregnant and working mother and her latest project Maed: A website for women who balance career, motherhood and family life without sacrificing self-care and style.  Photo credit - Lauren Alexander  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
Erica Ciccone Clancy - AFTER
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Erica Ciccone Clancy is back to share her home birth experience. After months of preparation, education, and building a solid birth team, Erica quickly progresses into active labor. Tune in for an entertaining and inspiring listen as she walks us through the details of her wild ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
Erica Ciccone Clancy - BEFORE
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TV producer, native New Yorker, and former competitive gymnast Erica Ciccone Clancy is imminently due with her first baby and is planning a home birth. Erica is bringing the 'mind over body' training from her gymnastics competition training, embracing the "pain as progress" attitude for labor and using TV producer experience, such as providing craft services to keep her birth team nourished and focused while she brings her baby into the world. *Note: this episode contains adult language. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
Emilie de Ravin - After
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After transporting to the hospital for intense back labor during her first birth, actress Emilie De Ravin planned for a home birth with her second hoping and praying that the back labor would not plague her again. In this episode, Emilie, her midwife Blyss Young, and new baby Theodore walk us through her recent second birth experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Rachel Platten
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Beloved singer, songwriter and new mom Rachel Platten shares her pregnancy and birth story for the first time. Rachel's passion and energy shine brightly even during the more challenging moments of her inspirational journey. Tune in to hear all of the details and be sure to check out 'You Belong' - the song that she wrote to her daughter before she was born. http://smarturl.it/YouBelong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Molly Jarchow, ND
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Dr. Molly Jarchow is a naturopathic doctor and midwife specializing in women's health and pediatric care. She explains what naturopathic medicine is, what the training and treatments are like and who can benefit from it most. She is passionate about holistic healing, the importance of "Whole person medicine", the 4th trimester, and educating women about their health options in general, but especially before, during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2019
Birthing Connection
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Actor, doula, and entrepreneur Carson Meyer draws on her Meisner Technique acting training to make herself more fully present with her doula clients specific emotional and physical needs. There is no "script" for birth, each experience has its different challenges, joys, and outcomes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
Claire Holt - Pregnancy
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Aussie actress Claire Holt gets candid about her upbringing, her path to a successful acting career, meeting her husband and their first pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage that took them by surprise. Claire's warmth and authenticity are felt throughout the podcast as she talks about the importance of supporting people who have experienced miscarriage and the excitement she now feels for the new life she is bringing into the world with her upcoming birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Vaginal Steaming - Nicole Sessions
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Herbalist and vaginal steaming guru Nicole Sessions discusses the art and benefits of vaginal steaming. Our Steam Queen talks about common misconceptions surrounding periods, pain, cleansing, self-care, and healing and explains why steaming your undercarriage can be beneficial regardless of gender. Nicole gives us tips and tricks on how to steam, what herbs to use and avoid, and the best time and place to steam for maximum benefit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
"These Are My Hours" - Documentary film
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Dr. Berlin teams up with the hosts of Dr. Stus Podcast (Dr Stuart Fischbein and Midwife Blyss Young) to interview the subjects of the documentary birth film ‘These Are My Hours’ the story of a single birth from start to finish. This intimate documentary is an immersive look into one woman's physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual experience of giving birth. ‘These Are My Hours’ is a story of transformation, celebrating womanhood and honoring our species oldest ritual: giving birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
Vaginal Breech After Cesarean Breech
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Dr. Donna Lieu and her obstetrician Dr. Barry Brock discuss, Donna’s two breech babies, the first a cesarean breech birth and the second a vaginal breech birth after cesarean. Her contrasted birth stories highlight birth options that may be available despite the orientation of the baby. Dr. Brock shares his insight into the disappearing art of vaginal breech delivery and vaginal birth after cesarean as well as some of the pros and cons of each and safety factors to consider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
Tammin Sursok
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Tammin Sursok, award winning actress, producer, director, writer, and platinum recording star is due with her second baby literally any minute. Her big energy, open book authenticity and sense of humor radiate throughout as she shares personal stories and struggles about pregnancy, birth plan rewrites, nursing, miscarriages, plane crashes, and prenatal sex (over)drive. Cibelle Levi Photography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
What’s in breast milk? - Stephanie Canale
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This two topic information packed episode starts with family medicine physician Dr. Stephanie Canale discussing the interesting field of family medicine. After the break, Dr. Canale shares the personal struggle that she experienced with infant nutrition that led her to create ‘Lactation Lab’, a service that tests for nutritional content and toxicity in breastmilk. Lactation Lab is an informed pregnancy sponsor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
Because You Are Superwoman - J K Coy
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Author JK COY shares her birth journey including how and why she inspires women to have a more positive birth experience in her latest book "Because You Are Superwoman: how to harness your superpower and create your own positive birth experience with minimal medical intervention". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
Catalina Clark - After
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Catalina Clark, a doula, and student midwife has had her baby and returns to candidly share her personal labor and delivery experience including a tense moment that she has never witnessed at a birth before. Photo Credit: Rebecca Coursey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2018
Catalina Clark - Before
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Midwife-in-training Catalina Clark is in her third trimester of pregnancy and still attending birth regularly as she plans her own first birth experience. She talks about midwifery training and what it's like to get ready for birth after having attended and supported so many others. Photo Credit: Rebecca Coursey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Childbirth Education - Sarah Lavonne
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Labor and delivery nurse, doula and childbirth educator Sarah Lavonne talks about what to expected from childbirth education and helps sort through some of the various choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2018
Alexie Gilmore - Mini Shower
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Actress Alexie Gilmore, a stepmom to three kids, is expecting and due any minute. After watching and celebrating pregnancy, birth, and parenting of her closest friends, they now turn the tables to offer blessings and advice and a few surprises from Dr. Berlin.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2018
Tongue Tie - Dr. Chelsea Pinto
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A tongue tie occurs when the thin membrane under the tongue restricts the movement of the tongue. For approximately 3-15% of newborns, it is so tight that they cannot move their tongues freely which can affect their ability to breastfeed and lead to poor latch, nipple pain, and trauma, decreased milk intake and a decline in milk supply over time. Dr. Chelsea Pinto, a mom, laser-certified dentist and member of the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, explains what tongue tie and lip tie are, how they can be diagnosed and various forms of treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
Hilary Duff - BEFORE
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In this fun and charming interview, very pregnant and super candid Hilary Duff talks about her childhood, career, first pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood experience and why her plans for her impending second birth have taken a significant and exciting turn. Photo by Laura Moll Photography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2018
Yael Cohen Braun
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*Note: Adult Conversation and Language*  Yael Cohen Braun is the founder and CEO of 'F*ck Cancer', a nonprofit dedicated to early detection, prevention and garnering support for people affected by cancer. After birthing her first child she launched the judgment-free digital media community ‘Motherlucker’ and now, with two boys, she and her husband Scooter are expecting a baby girl. Join us for candid discussions about life and how we can better support one another through the more difficult times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
Emilie de Ravin
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Nearly due with her second baby, actress Emilie de Ravin (Roswell, Lost, Once Upon A Time) stops for an informative and entertaining chat about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2018
Aerial Yoga - Kimberely Simonetti and Katie Sole
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Learn how easy, fun and beneficial it can be to do aerial yoga as we chat with aerial performers Kimberely Simonetti and Katie Sole. Kimberely created and Katie is a certified instructor in Up Flying Yoga™ and Up Fly Aerial Dance™. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2018
Embryo Adoption - Lynette Weaver
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Can a forty-year-old virgin who hasn't done IVF really be in her third trimester of pregnancy? Childbirth educator doula and soon-to-be mom joins us to talk about the options, process, and experience of embryo adoption as well as her plans for childbirth and motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2018
Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer - Part One
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Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer stop by the Informed Pregnancy studio. In part one of this two-part series, they discuss intimate and interesting details of each of their backgrounds and upbringings and how they met and fell in love. Part two is a candid talk about pregnancy and planning for labor, delivery and beyond. Co-Host: Nicole Sessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
Sexual Yoga - Londin Angel Winters
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Londin Angel Winters is an author, teacher and thought leader in the conversation of sacred intimacy. She helps people reclaim pleasure, thrive in sacred relationships and love like they've never been hurt. She and her life partner authored 'The Awakened Woman's Guide to Everlasting Love' and founded Yoga of Intimacy™ which teaches the embodied practice of sustaining deeply passionate, long-term relationships. She is a teacher of Love, Intimacy and Serpent Medicine. (That's right - Serpent Medicine.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2018
Food is Medicine - Kelly Leveque
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Celebrity health coach, holistic nutritionist and wellness expert Kelly Leveque combines her passion for health and the science of nutrition with a practical and optimistic approach to help her clients and readers improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. She has a long list of clients among the Hollywood elite and she is the best selling author of ‘Body Love’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2018
Pregnancy Over 35 - Dr. Emiliano Chavira
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What is truly different about pregnancy in your late 30's, 40's and beyond? OBGYN and perinatologist Dr. Emiliano Chavira talks about practical considerations for pregnancy and childbirth over 35. Spoiler Alert: Its not all that different than pregnancy before 35. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
Out-of-Hospital Birth Centers - Hayley Oakes, LM, CPM
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In addition to hospital birth and home birth, there is the growing option to give birth at out-of-hospital birth centers. Birth center midwife Hayley Oakes shares details about the birth center setting and what its like to be under the care of birth center midwives for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. We also discuss pros and cons of birth center in relation to both hospital birth and home birth. Listen through to the end for a sweet surprise! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Heidi Stevens - Business Coaching for Creative Women
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Women's Business Coach Heidi Stevens is passionate about empowering and inspiring other women business owners to be the best versions of themselves. Tune in to hear her share some of the tools and strategies that she used to grow a multi-seven figure business and helps to do the same for Creative Women Entrepreneurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2018
Yoga and Meditation with Patti Quintero
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Learn about the foundations of Yoga and Meditation and how to maximize their benefits during pregnancy and postpartum with our guest Patti Quintero - founder of 'Uma Mother' which specializes in mindful living from Conception into Motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2018
Debbie Allen - Black and White Birth Outcomes
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There is an alarming disparity in US maternal and fetal health and outcomes by race with the most sizable gap being between white and black mothers and babies. Midwife Debbie Allen talks with Dr. Berlin about the depth of the issue, probable causes and contributing factors and possible solutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Hospital vs Out of Hospital Birth
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Some people feel safer and more comfortable laboring and birthing in hospitals and others feel better at home or in a birthing center. Dr. Emiliano Chavira weighs in with his thoughts of pros and cons of each setting and who might be a better or worse candidate for in or out of hospital birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2018
Atomic Mom - Ellie Knaus
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Ellie Knaus is a recovering actor who celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on the Atomic Moms podcast. In our interview she shares her adventures in childhood and motherhood in her raw and naturally hilarious style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
Jackie Seiden AFTER
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Emphasizing the importance of a flexible birth plan, circumstances at the end of Jackie's pregnancy lead her to a very different birth than she was planning. In this episode Jackie shares her last minute twists, the choices she had and the ones she made and describes how the experience felt physically and emotionally in her real and animated informative and entertaining style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2018
Jackie Seiden BEFORE
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Broadway and television actress Jackie Seiden talks shop, pregnancy and plans for her upcoming birth - and beyond. Part I of a two part series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2018
CPR, First Aid and Infant Safety with Richard Pass
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Richard Pass, RN, BS and his staff at 'Save A Little Life' provide specialized courses for expectant and recently delivered parents, family members and care providers on hope to prepare a safe home for infants and toddlers. In this episode he shares invaluable information about CPR, First Aid and other life saving skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2018
Expecting More with Sara Haley
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Sponsored by: KABRITA. Kabrita goat milk foods and formula are naturally easy to digest and non-GMO. To see if Kabrita is right for your family, order you trial kit at KabritaUSA.com From NBA dancer to dancing for fitness, celebrity trainer Sara Haley shares practical tips on pre and postnatal fitness and how to maximize results safely at each stage. Check out some of her free workouts at http://freepregnancyworkouts.com  and important video on core exercises at  http://pregnancycoreexercises.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Shahin Ghadir - Fertility testing, treatment and preservation
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Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Shahin Ghadir shares his expertise on causes of infertility and guides us through male and female fertility testing and treatment options. We also discuss fertility preservation - who should do it, when to do it and the steps involved from start to finish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
Labor Induction Indications and Methods
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While overuse of medical interventions may do more harm than good, there are times when interventions, such as medical induction or augmentation of labor can be a necessary, safe and effective tool for preventing risk. Dr. Allison Hill discusses indications (and non indications) for labor induction as well as the different methods of induction and some of the pros and cons of each. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2018
Portia Jackson - Financial Wellness Coach
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Financial Wellness Coach Portia Jackson shares tips to help growing families take the necessary steps and utilize the best tools for getting financially fit for the short term and the long haul.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2018
Desi Bartlett - Physical Fitness During and After Pregnancy
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20 Year fitness veteran Desi Bartlett is dedicated to helping moms get and stay fit. In this episode she shares practical tips for a healthy mind and body during pregnancy and postpartum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2018
Twins and Multiples with Sue Darrison
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Learn invaluable tips on preparing for twins and multiples with seasoned expert Sue Darrison. Share this episode with anyone you know who is expecting twins and multiples! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2018
Alisha Tamburri - Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing
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Board Certified Hypnotherapist Alisha Tamburri has over 35 years experience and has trained thousands of expecting parents and childbirth professionals in HypnoBirthing. Learn about stress management, how to release fear, emotional freedom technique, the power of language, HypnoMothering and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2018
Cloth Diapering 101 - Renee Kennedy Powers
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Cloth diapering has many benefits and is gaining popularity. Expert Renee Kennedy Powers simplifies the myriad of cloth diapering options explaining the pros and cons of each choice and how to use them properly. Sponsored by: Simply Breastfeeding! Learn the fundamentals of breastfeeding online anytime at your own pace. Check out Simply Breastfeeding today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2018
Baby Wearing with Laura Brown
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Is baby wearing right for you? How do you choose the right carrier and ensure that you are using it properly? Laura Brown founded one of the largest baby wearing non profit organizations, trains other birth and postpartum professionals, and travels and speaks nationally about baby carriers and their use. Sponsored by: KABRITA. Kabrita goat milk foods and formula are naturally easy to digest and non-GMO. To see if Kabrita is right for your family, order you trial kit at KabritaUSA.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2018
Jessica Rolph - The First One Thousand Days
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Sponsored by Lovevery - Jessica Rolph, a founding partner of Happy Family Brands and mother of three is passionate about helping parents make the most out of their children's first 1000 days. She is the co-founder of a new child development company researching and developing unique products appropriate for each stage of development and discusses parenting with intent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2018
Vaginal BREECH After Cesarean? - AFTER
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Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. Heather's research has led her to Dr. Emiliano Chavira who does not immediately rule out the possibility of a vaginal breech after cesarean. Heather and Dr. Chavira walk us through the options presented to Heather, the decisions that she made and how the birth ultimately played out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2018
Vaginal BREECH After Cesarean? - BEFORE
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Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. Meet Heather: she is pregnant and imminently due with her second baby. She has had her heart and mind set on VBAC but her baby is in a breech presentation and all options to help the baby turn have been exhausted with no luck. Is repeat cesarean her only option? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2018
Breastfeeding Basics with Linda Hanna
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Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. With over 35 years experience as a board certified lactation consultant Linda Hanna IBCLC shares her wealth of experience, information and practical tips to help new and expecting moms get prepared for feeding their newborns.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2018
Marisa Ringe - AFTER
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Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. Marisa is back and her baby has arrived. In this AFTER episode she walks us through her planned hospital birth after cesarean.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2018
Marisa Ringe - BEFORE
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Sponsored by: Earth Mama Organics Grounded in Nature, Powered by Love™ Earth Mama makes effective, organic and natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. Eco Friendly Florist Marisa Ringe is nearly due with her second baby. As she plans for a unique Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) she reflects on her first birth experience and then shares some of the hurdles ahead and how she is planning to overcome them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2018
Ricki Lake
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Sponsored by Naturepedic - the standard for safer, healthier organic baby and children's mattresses. Ricki Lake joins Dr. Berlin for a very candid conversation about her upbringing and personal life, the tenth anniversary of the 'Business of Being Born' and her brand new documentary film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2018
Labor Doulas - Ana Paula Markel
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Sponsored by Naturepedic - the standard for safer, healthier organic baby and children's mattresses. Passionate, award winning doula trainer and current president of DONA International Ana Paul Markel has trained over 1000 labor doulas including Drs. Alyssa and Elliot Berlin. In this episode Ana Paula shares her passion for labor support and wisdom about what labor doulas are (and aren't), how they are trained, their scope of practice and how to go about finding the right labor doula for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2018
Shannon Maguire - AFTER
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Sponsored by Naturepedic - the standard for safer, healthier organic baby and children's mattresses. In this 'Before and After' series doula turned lawyer Shannon Maguire returns to share the finals weeks of her pregnancy and walks us through her labor and birth experience.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2018
Shannon Maguire - BEFORE
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Sponsored by Naturepedic - the standard for safer, healthier organic baby and children's mattresses. In this 'Before and After' series Dr. Berlin's interviews Shannon Maguire; a former doula turned corporate lawyer now in the final weeks of pregnancy and getting ready for her own first birth.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2018
Lori Bregman: The Mindful-Mom-To-Be
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Sponsored by: KABRITA naturally easy-to-digest non-GMO goat ilk formula. Lori Bregman, renowned doula, empowerment coach and author of, The Mindful Mom-to-Be shares tips and tools drawn from her unique background in spirituality, intuition, body/mind awareness, herbs/vitamins, aromatherapy oils, the healing power of foods, bodywork and yoga. Lori has also been featured in other magazines such as US Weekly, Allure, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2018
Infant Nutrition - What's in Breast Milk & Formula
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Sponsored by: KABRITA. Kabrita goat milk foods and formula are naturally easy to digest and non-GMO. To see if Kabrita is right for your family, order you trial kit at KabritaUSA.com Dr. Berlin sits down with Kabrita's Dr. Annie Salsberg, an infant nutrition expert and educator, to break down the nutritional elements found in breast milk and explain what they do.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2018
Postpartum Depression
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Sponsored by: KABRITA. Kabrita goat milk foods and formula are naturally easy to digest and non-GMO. To see if Kabrita is right for your family, order you trial kit at KabritaUSA.com Producer of 'When the Bough Breaks' Lindsay Lipton Gerszt, and clinical psychologist and creator of The AfterBirth Plan Dr. Alyssa Berlin join the podcast this week to discuss the vastly important, but unfortunately stigmatized topic of postpartum depression.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2018
Nicole Trunfio
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Sponsored by: THE REAL MIDWIVES. Click here to begin watching our BRAND NEW Journey featuring Taleesha! International supermodel and jewelry designer Nicole Trunfio shares her inspiring and spiritual take on life, pregnancy and childbirth, and gives us some advice on how to approach life more optimistically.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2018
Car Seat Selection & Safety - Jennifer Saxton
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Sponsored by Travel Tray. A convenient and safe way to feed your children snacks while in the car. 'Help us save a life by reducing distracted driving!' CEO and founder of Tot Squad and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Jennifer Saxton, provides a highly educational discussion on proper selection, installation and safety of car seats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2018
Mercedes Mason
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Sponsored by: KABRITA. Kabrita goat milk foods and formula are naturally easy to digest and non-GMO. To see if Kabrita is right for your family, order you trial kit at KabritaUSA.com Actor Mercedes Mason (Fear The Walking Dead) delivers a fun and candid interview sharing openly about her upbringing, career, marriage, pregnancy and plans for her upcoming birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2018
The Real Midwives - Megan B. Post-Birth Journey
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Megan B. is back in Part 2 where she discusses her amazing birth and life after having the baby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2017
The Real Midwives - Megan B. Pre-Birth Journey
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Megan is a Los Angeles based marriage and family therapist, embracing her road to motherhood. She discusses her pregnancy experience and the emotions and choices she made along the way with expert advice from midwives.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2017
Gentle Cesarean
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Sponsored by SleepnFeed. It's the new multi-functional baby nesting system! It's both a nursing pillow and bassinet in one, great for newborns all the way up to one years old. Try it today for at home or on the go! Dr. Emiliano Chavira, an OBGYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist engages in the topic of cesarean birth including how the procedure is done and how women can make the experience more birth centered rather than surgery centered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2017
A Home Birth Story - Miss America
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Sponsored by Thrive Market. Save 25 to 50% on organic groceries delivered right to your door! Special offer - get $60 in free organic groceries + free shipping when you click here. Sponsored by Bluebird Linens. Save 30% for a limited time on the softest, most luxurious sheets! Use the promo code "berlin" to get luxury that doesn't have to be expensive when you click here. Former Miss America Shandi Finnessey shares her sweet homebirth story with her doula, former Miss Canada Nina Phelan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2017
Dr. Mark Zakowski - Pain Relief for Childbirth
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Sponsored by Thrive Market. Save 25 to 50% on organic groceries delivered right to your door! Special offer - get $60 in free organic groceries + free shipping when you click here. Anesthesiology Dr Mark Zakowski discusses the science, popularity and safety of various options of medicated pain relief during labor.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2017
Mythology & Metaphors During Childbirth
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Sponsored by Thrive Market. Save 25 to 50% on organic groceries delivered right to your door! Special offer - get $60 in free organic groceries + free shipping when you click here. Award-winning childbirth educator, celebrated speaker, and specialist in guiding audiences to revolutionary new approaches to childbirth Dr. Britta Bushnell PhD talks about blending her experience in childbirth with her doctoral study in mythology and psychology, bringing a fresh approach to an age-old human experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2017
Chinese Medicine During & After Pregnancy
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Sponsored by Thrive Market. Save 25 to 50% on organic groceries delivered right to your door! Special offer - get $60 in free organic groceries + free shipping when you click here. Prenatal Chinese Medicine practitioner, lecturer and author Laura Erlich MTOM, LAc (FABORM) talks about the various modalities within Chinese Medicine, how they work, and how they are used during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2017
Preterm Labor - Dr. Emiliano Chavira
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Sponsored by PipandGrow.com. Nap your baby safely virtually anywhere in the Next Generation Baby Bassinet.  Click to learn more and use promo code INFORMED to save $10 on the Woodland Smitten. Dr. Emiliano Chavira, an OBGYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist engages in an informative, practical and sensitive conversation about preterm labor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Angell - Pathway to Midwifery
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Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLIN Dr. Jennifer Angell is a chiropractor, doula and now, student midwife. We discuss her journey, her calling to midwifery and what the training is like to become a direct entry midwife. Co-Host Kristin Palase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2017
Early Miscarriage - Ashley Williams
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Early miscarriage is fairly common but rarely discussed. As a result many women and their partners feeling alone during what can be a sad, painful and difficult experience. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Dr. Berlin and midwife Blyss Young sit down and open dialogue about early miscarriage with actress and doula Ashley Williams who shares her personal experience with early miscarriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2017
Ashley Williams - Shoulder Dystocia
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Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLIN Actress and doula Ashley Williams shares her two birth experiences including an episode of shoulder Dystocia - which occurs during childbirth when the head emerges, but the shoulder gets stuck and don't spontaneously come out. Our guests OB/GYN Dr. Allison Hill and Midwife Blyss Young weigh in on how they are trained to handle shoulder dystoica in the hospital and at home settings respectively. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2017
Precipitous Labor
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Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLIN Could labor and delivery possibly move too quickly? Precipitous labor is when labor and birth occurs with less than three hours of regular contractions. Our guests actor and model Anna Anisimova Schafer and Labor and Delivery Nurse/student midwife Lilit Sarkissian share their super fast birth stories plus insights and tips to get a sense of how fast labor is moving. CoHost: Angelica Ortiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2017
Becca Gordon
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Our guest Becca Gordon is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth and lactation educator, doula mentor, yoga instructor, and the founder of Two Doulas Birth. She specializes in supporting women and families who have previous history of trauma or loss. Becca is a native of Memphis, TN and currently lives in Glendale, CA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2017
Second Chance Author Thais Nye Derich
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Author and speaker Thais Nye Derich discusses her journey through unexpected cesarean with her first baby and her quest for a natural birth after cesarean with her second. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2017
Pelvic Floor Health - Beyond The Kegels
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Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLIN CoHost - Kristin Palase Small but mighty, your pelvic floor muscles play important roles in sexual and reproductive health. Learn about normal pelvic floor structure and function, how to care for your pelvic floor in general and in relation to pregnancy and postpartum and how to recognize when symptoms may be related to your pelvic floor.  Our guest, Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT is a pelvic floor physical therapy expert. She was the first physical therapist to be president of the International Pelvic Pain Society’s Board of Directors and she co-authored the recently published book, 'Pelvic Pain Explained.'  You can find Stephanie on Twitter @pelvichealth, on Facebook at facebook/pelvicpainphysicaltherapy and PHRC’s blog at  www.pelvicpainrehab.com/blog. Topics Discussed: What is the pelvic floor?Triggers for pelvic dysfunctionHow to keep your pelvic floor happyCore vs pelvic floorChanges in pelvic floor during pregnancyPerineal massagePelvic floor and core after birthKegels and other pelvic floor exercisesHome techniques for determining pelvic stability and functionPelvic floor muscle rehabilitation for menDiastasis Recti - What it is, how to tell if you have it, how to rehabilitatePelvic Organ Prolapse  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2017
Feng Shui Mommy - Bailey Gaddis
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Sponsor: My1stYears - adorable personalized gifts for kids. Save 10% with promo code BERLIN CoHost - Kristin Palase Guest: Bailey Gaddis, Author of 'Feng Shui Mommy' discusses: Preparing For Birth Feeling safe at birth Hypnosis vs Meditation Hypnobirthing - accessing the subconscious mind  Bradley method Unconscious memory Evolution of Cesarean Section What is Feng Shui Postpartum - Hardest for many Clutter affects mood Making the informed choices for yourself Getting in touch with intuition Upset after birth Chakras and birth  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2017
Twins, Breeches and Automobiles - Part 2 of 2
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Our guest Marisa shares her (even more!) unusual third birth experience: Part II Topics Mouth Dryness in pregnancy Finding out its multiples One baby being “absorbed” Breech - hospital policy; risks; strategies for turning Doctors who deliver breech vaginally Stalling birth Induction Birth audience Applause  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2017
Twins, Breeches and Automobiles - Part I of 2
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Our guest Marisa shares her unusual birth experiences: Part I Topics: Having Birth Options Preparing for a natural birth Hypnobirthing class Marisa's Birth Story What to do when a baby is born and nobody is there to help Vaginal Steaming CoHosts: Atoosa Benji Nicole Sessions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2017
Amanda Seyfried - Part 2 of 2
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Very open and honest discussion with actress, model, singer-songwriter, new mom and inspirational human Amanda Seyfried.  Part II Topics - Pregnancy reveal to Tommy, OCD, pregnancy, back labor, epidural, fear of throwing up during labor, mom life, breastfeeding, tasting breast milk, sanitizing frenzy, first mothers day. ​co host: Kacy Byxbee Sponsor: Cam Jewelry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2017
Amanda Seyfried - Part I
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Very open and honest discussion with actress, model, singer-songwriter, new mom and inspirational human Amanda Seyfried.  ​Part I Topics - Childhood, early modeling and acting, exploding career, crying in public, weed, music, work/life balance, panic attacks, face blindness and taxidermy.    ​​​co host: Kacy Byxbee   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2017
Teresa Palmer - Part 2 of 2
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Teresa Palmer is a mother of two, blogger and actor who among many credits recently starred in Mel Gibson's Oscar nominated film Hacksaw Ridge and the thriller Berlin Syndrome. Teresa discusses award shows just after giving birth, work-life balance and life with a growing family. Part 2 of 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2017
Teresa Palmer - Part 1 of 2
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Teresa Palmer is a mother of two, blogger and actor who among many credits recently starred in Mel Gibson's Oscar nominated film Hacksaw Ridge and the thriller Berlin Syndrome. Teresa talks open and from the heart about her second pregnancy and preparations for her second birth after the first didn't go quite how she had hoped and planned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2017
Casey Wilson
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Dr. Berlin and co-host Kacy Byxbee chat with pregnant comedic actor Casey Wilson. Casey Wilson was a series regular on the sitcoms Marry Me and Happy Endings. Variety has called her one of the "Top10 Comics to Watch." Wilson was a featured player on Saturday Night Live for two seasons and has guest starred on HBO's Bored to Death and How I Met Your Mother on CBS. Wilson also stars in the Hotwives series, a Hulu original comedy, taking place in a different city each season. Wilson and Danielle Schneider co-host the Housewives-centric Bitch Sesh podcast where they have tapped an obsession for their own intoxicating pop culture guilty pleasure and tour the country doing live shows.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2017
Double Standard - Part 3 of 3
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Celebrity power couple Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey candidly discuss their pregnancy and birth experiences, including home birth with twins (one of which was breech) together with their OBGYN Dr. Stuart Fischbein, comedian Kira Soltanovich and Dr. Elliot Berlin.   Part 3 of a 3 part Series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2017
Double Standard - Part 2 of 3
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Celebrity power couple Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey candidly discuss their pregnancy and birth experiences, including home birth with twins (one of which was breech) together with their OBGYN Dr. Stuart Fischbein, comedian Kira Soltanovich and Dr. Elliot Berlin.   Part 2 of a 3 part Series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2017
Double Standard - Part I of 3
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Celebrity power couple Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey candidly discuss their pregnancy and birth experiences, including home birth with twins (one of which was breech) together with their OBGYN Dr. Stuart Fischbein, comedian Kira Soltanovich and Dr. Elliot Berlin.   Part I of a 3 part Series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2017
Dr. Allison Hill - Your Pregnancy Your Way
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Dr. Allison Hill is a Los Angeles area OBGYN with over 20 years experience. Her new book 'Your Pregnancy Your Way' presents a fascinating look at birth options and the pros and cons of various birth settings and provider types as well the benefits of modern interventions and the downside of their overuse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2017
Doula Dude!
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Lauren and Josh recount their fun and adventurous labor and delivery journey supported by a male doula (Dr. Berlin!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2017
Labor Day Surprises - Part 3 of 3
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Daniela shares the details of her incredible journey with a last minute breech baby.--Returning guests actors Sarah Write Olsen (from the 'Your Zen Mamas' episodes) and Daniela Ruah (from the 'Dani and Pat' episodes) are sister-in-laws who are both a couple of months postpartum as they share their unique and unexpected surprise birth stories with their second babies. We are joined by Daniela's husband Dave and guest co-host film producer Brian Herzlinger. Part 3 of a 3 part series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2017
Labor Day Surprises - Part 2 of 3
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Sarah shares the details of her incredible natural birth of an 11 pound baby.--Returning guests actors Sarah Write Olsen (from the 'Your Zen Mamas' episodes) and Daniela Ruah (from the 'Dani and Pat' episodes) are sister-in-laws who are both a couple of months postpartum as they share their unique and unexpected surprise birth stories with their second babies. We are joined by Daniela's husband Dave and guest co-host film producer Brian Herzlinger. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2017
Labor Day Surprises - Part 1 of 3
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Returning guests actors Sarah Write Olsen (from the 'Your Zen Mamas' episodes) and Daniela Ruah (from the 'Dani and Pat' episodes) are sister-in-laws who are both a couple of months postpartum as they share their unique and unexpected surprise birth stories with their second babies. We are joined by Daniela's husband Dave and guest co-host film producer Brian Herzlinger. Part 1 of a 3 part series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2017
BirthFit Part 2 of 2
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In part 2 of two episodes Birthfit founder Dr. Lindsey Mathews and trainer Emily 'Embo' Russak bust through the notion that pregnancy is a time of weakness and talk to Dr. Berlin about how they coach and empower women to get physically and emotionally fit during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2017
BirthFit Part 1
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Birthfit founder Dr. Lindsey Mathews and trainer Emily 'Embo' Russak bust through the notion that pregnancy is a time of weakness and talk to Dr. Berlin about how they coach and empower women to get physically and emotionally fit during and after pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2017
Dani and Pat - Part 3
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Part 3 of 3 - Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with actress Daniela Ruah and Celebrity Fitness Trainer Patrick Murphy for a fun and informative look at staying fit during and after pregnancy while starring on the high action hit TV show NCIS: Los Angeles. Guest co-host Mychal Balazs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2016
Dani and Pat - Part 2
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Part 2 of 3 - Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with actress Daniela Ruah and Celebrity Fitness Trainer Patrick Murphy for a fun and informative look at staying fit during and after pregnancy while starring on the high action hit TV show NCIS: Los Angeles. Guest co-host Mychal Balazs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2016
Dani and Pat - Part 1
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with actress Daniela Ruah and Celebrity Fitness Trainer Patrick Murphy for a fun and informative look at staying fit during and after pregnancy while starring on the high action hit TV show NCIS: Los Angeles. Guest co-host Mychal Balazs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2016
Your Zen Mamas Part 3
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In the third and final installment of 'Your Zen Mams' Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with actresses Sarah Wright Olsen and Teresa Palmer​ to discuss pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Fun and informational - listen and share today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2016
Breech 101 - Part III
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In the final part of our three part series, Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with Dr. Emiliano Chavira, Dr. Barry Brock, and midwives Beth Cannon, and Susan Minich to talk about breech babies. Tune in to learn about the causes for breech , different types of breech, natural and medical means of turning breech babies and options for birthing breech babies from the experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2016
Breech 101 - Part II
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with Dr. Emiliano Chavira, Dr. Barry Brock, and midwives Beth Cannon, and Susan Minich to talk about breech babies. Tune in to learn about pregnancy and options for birthing breech babies from the experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2016
Breech 101 - Part I
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with Dr. Emiliano Chavira, Dr. Barry Brock, and midwives Beth Cannon, and Susan Minich to talk about breech babies. Tune in to learn about pregnancy and options for birthing breech babies from the experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2016
Your Zen Mamas Part 2
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with Hollywood actresses Sarah Wright Olsen and Teresa Palmer​ to discuss placenta smoothies, untimely waters breaking, and how be to a Zen Mama. Join us for tips on everything from pregnancy to motherhood!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2016
Your Zen Mamas Part 1
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with Hollywood actresses Sarah Wright Olsen and Teresa Palmer​ to discuss placenta smoothies, untimely waters breaking, and how be to a Zen Mama. Join us for tips on everything from pregnancy to motherhood! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2016
Toxic Sleep
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Most Mattress contain vinyl/PVC, polyurethane foam and potentially harmful chemicals. Dr. Berlin sits down with chemical engineer Barry Cik to learn about how baby matresses are made and how to choose options that are safe, baby friendly and eco-friendly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2015
Going Green
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There are chemicals and toxins hiding all over our homes. Dr. Berlin chats with Pregnancy Awareness founder Anna Getty about easy and sensible steps for cleansing ‘the nest’ for your new baby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2015
Taboos of Pregnancy
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Pregnancy can feel like big fat book of restrictive no no’s. Obstetrician Dr. Jay Goldberg stops by to help sort through truths and myths and better understand the core issues behind pregnancy recommendations. Sushi? Wine? Coffee? Cheese? Eggs? Juice? Exercise? Sex? Tanning? Hair color? Nail salon? Sleep position? And lots more...listen and learn.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2015
The Fact About The Vax - Part III
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The Fact About The Vax - Part 3 - Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with two practicing pediatricians, Dr. Jay Gordon and Dr. Carly Wilbur for an honest conversation about the necessity, safety and effectiveness of the vaccines on the current US schedule. The doctors discuss each of the diseases and explore how common they are, how they are transmitted and what type of signs and symptoms they cause. Learn more about childhood vaccines and the illnesses they are designed to prevent so you can be an informed decision maker for your children's health choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2015
The Fact About The Vax - Part II
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The Fact About The Vax - Part 2 - Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with two practicing pediatricians, Dr. Jay Gordon and Dr. Carly Wilbur for an honest conversation about the necessity, safety and effectiveness of the vaccines on the current US schedule. The doctors discuss each of the diseases and explore how common they are, how they are transmitted and what type of signs and symptoms they cause. Learn more about childhood vaccines and the illnesses they are designed to prevent so you can be an informed decision maker for your children's health choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2015
The Fact About The Vax - Part I
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Dr. Elliot Berlin sits down with two practicing pediatricians, Dr. Jay Gordon and Dr. Carly Wilbur for an honest conversation about the necessity, safety and effectiveness of the vaccines on the current US schedule. The doctors discuss each of the diseases and explore how common they are, how they are transmitted and what type of signs and symptoms they cause. Learn more about childhood vaccines and the illnesses they are designed to prevent so you can be an informed decision maker for your children's health choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2015
VBAC - Know The Facts
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After having a C-section, women in subsequent pregnancies can either delivery by repeat C-section or have a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Jen Kamel, founder of VBACFacts.com, joins Dr. Berlin to discuss the latest research and facts about the risks and benefits of each option and some of the obstacles women have to overcome should they choose a VBAC.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2015
Roadside Delivery
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What would you do if you had to deliver your baby with no medical assistance? A new mom shares what happened when she got stuck in rush hour on the way to her birth and couldn’t make it to the hospital, and midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi helps an imminently due couple feel confident knowing what to do should same happen to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2014