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
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#68 Changes in Birth over 25 Years: Consent, Racism & Doulas with Ananda Lowe
On today’s show we will be discussing how birth has changed over the last 25 years.
Our guest today is Ananda Lowe, a long-time birth doula in Massachusetts who will share what she has seen and heard. Ananda has been part of the Boston/New England and even national birth scene for a long time--since 1995. She is co-author of The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know,... Read more
#67 Infertility Myths with Kate Rosenkranz
#66 Nurse Practitioners as Part of Your OB/GYN Care Team with Ketura'h Edwards-Robinson
Today we speak with Ketura’h Edwards-Robinson, a native Bostonian who is currently working in her home city as a Nurse Practitioner, primarily in the area of Women’s Health. One thing that makes Ketura’h special is that in the past year, Ketura’h trained to become a birth doula and is now serving clients in her community with Accompany Doula Care, a local doula agency that has developed... Read more
#65 Artificial Insemination with Marianne Pelletier, CNM
Although today’s topic is not only utilized by LGBTQIA families, they are one of the biggest groups that do! This episode was recorded at the start of June, which is Pride Month, and with this episode we are celebrating just one of the many different ways to make a family.
Our guest today is Certified Nurse Midwife Marianne Pelletier, who was inspired to enter birth work after the birth of her... Read more
#64 Changing the Narrative of the Fourth Trimester & Black Maternal Health
In this episode (a continuation of Episode 63), our guest, Arlene Lammy, birth and postpartum doula, elaborates on how she would like to “change the narrative of the fourth trimester” and how postpartum is actually forever…and how we need to embrace a longer recovery and a new phase of life. We discuss how comparing our experiences to the experiences of others and comparing our baby’s... Read more
#63 Family & Cultural Influences on Birth Stories with Arlene Lammy
In this episode we're talking with birth and postpartum doula Arlene Lammy of New Wave Perinatal Services (https://www.newwavedoula.com). Warning: this episode is full of beautiful stories and laughter! Arlene shares how she came to be invited to her nephew’s birth, the loss of her mother to breast cancer, the moment during her nephew’s birth which inspired her to start working in the birth... Read more
#62 Placental Encapsulation: Questions Answered with Michaela Shaw
Today we’re talking about Placenta Encapsulation! Our guest today is Michaela Shaw, the woman behind Ostara Birthwork & Botanicals. Michaela is a full spectrum doula serving families in Central & Eastern Massachusetts as well as Rhode Island.
She is also a graduate of the Holistic Herbalism Program at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, Asheville, NC and has studied permaculture + sustainable... Read more
#61 Modern Grandparenting with Dee Moore
Today we’re talking about grandparenting with Dee Moore of MoreThanGrand.com! If you are are NOT a grandparent, YES, this show is still for you, as you’ll gain some good insights into what grandparents are going through and ideas you can share with them BUT it’s also helpful for grandparents, so we do hope that you’ll share it with ALL the grandparents in your life, whether they are... Read more
#60 The Medical Model of Obstetric Care with Bill Chun, MD
During this episode, we discuss the medical model of obstetric care, how to find an OB or other care provider that will support you in your goals for your birth, why doulas are such a key player in his work and why he recommends them so often and what has influenced the culture of obstetrics in the United States. Our guest today is Dr. Bill Chun.
Dr. Chun is a board-certified OBGYN in Woburn, Mass... Read more
#59 Free Childcare in MA: the Common Start Legislation with Liz Sheehan Castro
Recorded Sunday, April 11, 2021. We are talking with Liz Sheehan Castro about the legislative effort that has been launched to get childcare to be FREE in Massachusetts. Liz works for the SEIU Education and Support Fund (ESF), which is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded for the purpose of developing and managing worker-centered education, training and professional development programs.... Read more
Questions? Fastest way to get an answer is to TEXT Jeanette at 617-686-0052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Group Facilitators
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.