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#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

#36 (Part 2) Ask Us Anything: Feeding Babies

November 3, 2020

In this episode we continue answering listener questions about feeding babies. 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

#34 Ask Us Anything: Feeding Babies

October 18, 2020

Recorded on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  

Melissa and I answer questions from the Babies in Common community about feeding babies...breast, bottle and solid foods.  We put the word out we would be doing this and had folks in our Facebook groups contribute!
 
We dispel myths that exist about feeding babies and share information that every expectant and new parent should know.  

If you have... 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

#31 Ask Us Anything: Pregnancy & Birth

September 23, 2020

Join us for this special Ask Us Anything episode...today we're answering questions from our community about pregnancy and birth! Read more

#32 Filing a Complaint After Birth Trauma with Rebecca Zanconato, MD

September 23, 2020

Hear how our guest, an anesthesiologist and mother of four, endured birth trauma and how she navigated the system to file complaints against the perpetrators of the trauma.  She discusses what she did to prepare for her births, what happened and the trauma she endured at the hands of a doctor and nurse.  She also shares what else she's doing to heal and what she recommends others do to prevent... 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

#29 Homebirth for Modern Parents with Rachel Blessington, RN/BSN, CPM, LMT

September 7, 2020

Join us as we discuss all the typical questions modern parents have about homebirth with Rachel Blessington, RN/BSN, CPM, LMT, who has worked as a doula, labor & deliver nurse and midwife.  

We'll talk about safety, typical practices, choosing midwives, pain relief options, what happens in an emergency, how a transfer to a hospital happens and what makes homebirth care special.  We'll also... Read more

#28 A Surrogacy Journey: Giving Birth to Someone Else’s Baby with Kristen Johnson

August 26, 2020

Join us as we talk with Kristen Johnson, a mother of two who decided to give a most amazing gift to another couple (who she didn't know) to carry their baby. She shares with us her birth stories, the process of deciding to become a gestational carrier, the matching process with a couple in need, the process of getting pregnant, how she (and her family) felt about her during that pregnancy, the... Read more