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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

#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

#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

#37 Nursing a 5-year-old & the Concept of Respectful Parenting with Emily Shugarman, MA, MEd

November 11, 2020

Listen in as Emily, a nursing mom of 5+ years, talks with us about planning to breastfeed while on a significant medication, navigating postpartum depression, what it’s like to nurse the same child for 5 years, and about the concept of respectful parenting.  Emily has been a middle school English teacher for 14 years and recently finished her second masters degree in Counseling Psychology with... Read more

#35 The TummyTime Method with Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT200

October 22, 2020

Today is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 and we will be discussing the TummyTime Method with its creator, occupational therapist Michelle Emanuel. Michelle comes to us with more than 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist who worked with babies in a neonatal intensive care unit and in pediatrics and eventually saw the need for a private practice, where she also weaves her passion for... Read more

#33 Infant Massage to Support Feeding & Digestion with Sejal Fichadia, IBCLC, CPD, CEIM, TT

October 3, 2020

Join us as we learn from Sejal Fichadia, a certified  infant massage instructor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is also an experienced postpartum doula and certified TummyTime Method instructor. Originally from India, she now lives in Oregon with her husband and kids.  She’s currently offering online infant massage and TummyTime Method classes, so check out her... Read more

#30 Queer Parents: Empowerment and Oppression in the Perinatal Period with Rachel Hess, MS, Postpartum Doula and Trainer

September 15, 2020

Join us as we talk with postpartum doula and trainer Rachel Hess, about how queer parents can empower themselves as they encounter care providers (and other parents) as well as how those who aren't part of the queer community can help to stop oppressive actions and comments in the perinatal period. Rachel has virtual support groups for queer parents and you can learn more about those at Rachel... Read more

#27 Navigating Changes in Your Relationship After Becoming Parents with Rachel Gaillard Smook, PhD

August 26, 2020

Join us as we speak with Rachel Gaillard Smook, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice, about how parents can navigate the communication struggles that come up as one is expecting a new baby and as couples have a new baby in the family. She shares some valuable wisdom and answers some questions sent in by members of the Babies in Common Community.

Rachel specializes in working with women... Read more

#21 Childproofing: It’s More Important Than You Think with Child Safety Advocate Kimberly Amato

July 3, 2020

Find out how the law and corporations influence child safety and what YOU can do to protect children. Join us as we go in-depth about childproofing--the practical recommendations, various quality brands, services you can find as well as how the law and corporations influence what is put on the market and what is recalled and when. You'll be surprised! Our guest is Kimberly Amato.  Kim is a... Read more

#16 Babies & Sleep (Part 1): Pressure, Progression & Practical Expectations with Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH

June 12, 2020

Join us in this riveting 2-part interview with Teresa Stewart, sleep consultant and child development specialist.  She has 20 years experience educating, empowering, and supporting women and their families prenatally through their child’s adolescence. She is a child development specialist, maternal/ child health educator, family sleep consultant, first aid and CPR instructor, childbirth... Read more

#17 Babies & Sleep (Part 2): Pressure, Progression and Practical Expectations with Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH

June 12, 2020

Guest: Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH, sleep consultant
 
Our Videocasts are now called a SHOW!  Our conversation with Teresa is a two-parter! Be sure to watch Part One (SHOW #16) also!  Teresa has 20 years experience educating, empowering, and supporting women and their families prenatally through their child’s adolescence. She is a child development specialist, maternal/ child health educator,... Read more

#15 The Postpartum Visiting Nurse Appointment with Amanda Jessee, RN, BSN & Amy Gallant, RN, IBCLC

May 28, 2020

Join us as we talk with visiting nurses Amanda Jessee and Amy Gallant about what a postpartum visiting nurse does during a postpartum visiting nurse visit.  Our guests, Amanda Jessee, RN, BSn and Amy Gallant, RN, IBCLC, are will share with us why this type of visit is important and how to get one.  Read more

#13 Pregnancy & Parenting After 40 (plus some discussion about Cesarean birth) with Jenn Shark, CNM & Stephanie Lee Butler, RN

May 24, 2020

Join us as we talk with our guests, Jenn Shark, CNM and Stephanie Lee Butler, RN, about their personal and professional experiences of pregnancy and parenting after the age of 40.  We also discuss the pressure some experience to have more medical interventions and Cesarean births due to "advanced maternal age" and whether being older really does put people at higher risk or not.   Read more

#8 Connect, Play & Bond with Your Baby in Daily Routines with Melanie Salort, OTR/L

April 29, 2020

Join us as we talk with Melanie Salort, a pediatric occupational therapist (for 18 years so far!).  For most of her career, she has specialized in the area of sensory processing both in clinical and teaching capacity.  In 2017, Ms. Salort  completed a fellowship in Infant Parent Mental Health and has a particular interest in supporting the parent/child relationship.  She works at sensory... Read more

#7 Preparing for Your Postpartum Quarantine with Heather Chiancola, CPD

April 27, 2020

Join us as we talk with Heather Chiancola, a birth & postpartum doula and a Reiki II certified energy worker who holds a degree in Nutrition/Dietetics with a focus on pregnancy, lactation, and children’s eating patterns from birth to age 5.  Heather's website is heatherthedoula.com. Read more

#4 Caring for a Newborn During This Pandemic (and anytime) with Johanna Mailloux, MD

April 16, 2020

Join us as we talk with Johanna Mailloux, MD, a pediatrician in group practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, about taking care of a new baby. We'll talk about COVID-19 as well as other important things you can consider immediately after birth and beyond.  Read more