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Babies In Common Show

The Babies in Common Show is a FREE, recorded online "videocast" that is also made into a podcast.

Each week we focus on an important issue related to pregnancy, birth, lactation, newborns or parenting. 

Our goal is simple: to provide information and resources that will help you feel confident, informed and empowered to make the best decisions for your body, your birth and your baby (and your child, as some topics will be appropriate for older children, too!)  While we will discuss some serious topics, our goal is to have light and fun discussion when appropriate—after all, you are having a baby or you are parenting a child and that is wonderful!

Let's be honest....during unprecedented time of pandemic #socialdistancing, none of us can go anywhere anyway! Let us be a community "for" you, even if we can't be there "with" you! And you don't even have to put on real pants! 

Your Hosts: two pregnancy, birth, lactation and parenting professionals of Babies in Common in Central Massachusetts.

  • Jeanette Mesite Frem MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, CD
  • Melissa Anne DuBois RN, BSN, CCE, CLC

We'd REALLY appreciate you doing a review on Facebook or Apple Podcasts as well as you SHARING these with friends and family!

Additionally, if you have suggestions for guests, please let us know by emailing info@babiesincommon.com.
 
If you'd like to LISTEN to the podcast version, see Apple Podcasts, Spotify or CLICK HERE to LISTEN!
 

Episode 46: Untying Breastfeeding: Talking About Tongue Ties with Yasmin Effath, MA, IBCLC, BCST

January 12, 2021

Recorded Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.

Our guest today is Yasmin is an IBCLC-lactation consultant in private practice in Mumbai, India.  Yasmin is also a biodynamic craniosacral practitioner, international speaker and filmmaker.   

During this episode we learn more about what inspired her to make her film, Untying Breastfeeding, and we talk about tongue ties, breastfeeding support, care... Read more

Stop Separating Birthing Families!

January 10, 2021

Several hospitals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are routinely separating pregnant people from their partners or labor support person, for hours, days and even weeks--find out why this is happening and why it should never be happening! And then sign our petition to tell Governor Baker to sign an Executive Order to stop this practice of separation. 
To read more and sign the petition, see:... Read more

#45 Giving Birth in the 1950s

January 5, 2021

Recorded 12/30/20

Join us as we interview Aline Bourdeau, Melissa's Memere! Aline gave birth to four children and shares the details of what it was like to learn about menstruation, getting pregnant and giving birth before describing what birth was like in the 1950s (and 1960s).  You don't want to miss out on this episode--she's quite the storyteller and such a hoot!   Yes, it's a bit of a long... Read more

#44 A Christmas Birth Story

December 25, 2020

In this episode, Melissa Anne DuBois, one of the childbirth educators here at Babies in Common and co-host of this Show, shares her birth story...she gave birth to her first child on Christmas Day 2012.  
Happy Holidays to all! Join us for the holiday edition, some surprises included! Read more

#43 Baby Sign Language with Sheryl White

December 22, 2020

Recorded on  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. 
Our guest today is Sheryl White, a well-known baby sign language teacher in our area.  She’s also a certified infant massage instructor, Reiki Master and also received training in her father-in-law’s program, Dr. Burton White’s ‘New Parents as Teachers’ based on his book the First Three Years of Life. 

Sheryl has been teaching classes to... Read more

#42 Jeanette's Birth Stories

December 10, 2020

Recorded December 9, 2020
As we anticipate the upcoming online Birth Circle event, we thought it could be interesting for our audience to hear OUR birth stories. In this episode Melissa interviews Jeanette about her births (you'll hear one of Melissa's birth stories later this month).
To join a Birth Circle online event, see: https://www.babiesincommon.com/other-offerings/birth-circle Read more

#41 Supercharging Your Fertility with Sarah Clark, Fertility Coach

December 8, 2020

Recorded December 2, 2020

Today is Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 and today we’ll be talking about fertility and why paying attention to your overall health, nutrition, mindset and sleep can influence your ability to get pregnant.
Our guest today is Sarah Clark, author of Fabulously Fertile--Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally.  You can learn more about Sarah and what she and her team do at... Read more

#40 Words Matter! Pregnancy & Birth with Renee Beebe, MEd, IBCLC, RLC

November 22, 2020

Recorded Friday, November 13, 2020 

Today we’ll be talking about the words we choose and why they matter, in the context of infant feeding and parenting. 

Our guest today is my dear friend Renee Beebe, who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in Seattle, Washington.  She’s been a lactation consultant for more than 20 years, doing home visits and... Read more

#39 Opening a Midwife-Owned Birth Center with Kirsten Kowalski-Lane, CNM, CPM

November 18, 2020

Join us as we talk with Kirsten Kowalski-Lane, CNM, CPM about her journey from birth doula to homebirth midwife to hospital midwife to birth center midwife...and how she managed to co-found and co-own the first midwife-owned birth center in Massachusetts.  

The American Association of Birth Centers defines a birth center as a home-like setting where care providers, usually midwives, provide... Read more

#38 Words Matter! Let's Talk about Feeding & Parenting with Renee Beebe, MEd, IBCLC, RLC

November 17, 2020

The words we use matter! Join us today as we explore the words we use when talking about feeding and parenting.  We're joined by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Renee Beebe, who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. You can find out more about her at http://www.second9months.com Read more

Questions? Fastest way to get an answer is to TEXT Jeanette at 617-686-0052 or email jeanette@babiesincommon.com

Your Group Facilitators

Jeanette photo circleJeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, CD, SBCPE.  She is the owner of Babies in Common as well as the lead childbirth educator and IBCLC-lactation consultant.  She started her career in public health as a Peace Corps Volunteer, which began her passion for babies and their parents. She has taught prenatal classes in two different Massachusetts hospitals in the early 2000s and then started her private practice in 2006 (and was a birth doula for several years). She's a Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator and retired birth doula, as well.  She is the mother to two teenagers.

   

      

Melissa Melissa Anne DuBois, RN, BSN, CCE, CLC has been a nurse since 2006 and has worked in labor and delivery, high risk obstetrics, outpatient OBGYN and maternity/well baby settings. She currently works as a nurse with Embrace Midwifery, doing postpartum care visits for families who gave birth at home. She became a childbirth educator in 2011 and a lactation counselor in 2014. She is passionate about evidenced based maternity care, informed choice in childbirth and helping birthing people have positive and empowering birth experiences, whatever their birth plan or setting! She is the mother of 3 small children. 

 
 
 
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