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Celebrating One Year of Our Show
Join us as we take a few minutes to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Babies in Common Show and reminisce about how it was started and we talk about how you can help keep us going! Read more
#58 Diabetes: Pregnancy & Beyond with Danielle Blanchard
In this episode, we talk with mother of two, Danielle Blanchard, about navigating pregnancy, Cesarean births, NICU stays and breastfeeding as a Type 1 diabetic. After discussing the difference between gestational diabetes and Type 1 diabetes and then Danielle shares the interesting story of how she was diagnosed as toddler.
We discuss advice she received while planning to get pregnant,... Read more
#57 Using Herbs in Pregnancy & Lactation with Emma O'Brien
Recorded Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and today we are talking with our friend Emma O’Brien, long-time birth and postpartum doula and clinical herbalist. In this episode, we talk with Emma about how her interest in herbs started and her journey to become a clinical herbalist. We discuss contraindications for herbal use, facts about using medicinal herbs and particularly herbs in pregnancy like red... Read more
#56 Chiropractic Care for the Childbearing Year with Brittany Falcone, DC, CACCP
On today's Babies in Common Show, we interview our friend Brittany Falcone, a chiropractor in Worcester, Massachusetts, who specializes in pregnancy and pediatric care. Brittany shares her interesting story that inspired her to become a chiropractor and then we talk with her about what chiropractic care is and isn't...and what certain chiropractors with specialized training can do for pregnancy,... Read more
#55 MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law with Amanda Hemm & Sarah Douglas
Recorded Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Today we spoke with two special guests about the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (abbreviated PFML) and how to best prepare for parental leave after the birth of your baby! Our guests are Amanda Hemm and Sarah Douglas from Soutiens.
QUESTIONS we asked Amanda and Sarah:
While this law does offer many different types of family and medical... Read more
#54 Ask the OB/GYN: Gynecology Edition with Kelly Bowen, DO
Recorded Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Our guest today is Kelly Bowen, DO, an obstetrician/gynecologist who practices in a community hospital in Central Massachusetts (and used to work with Melissa!).
Today Dr. Bowen will answer many questions:
What is the difference between a DO and an MD?
How long should someone wait to get pregnant again?
What is an IUD and why is it a great option for busy... Read more
#53 Evaluation of Children for Learning and Autism Spectrum Disorders with Rebecca Parrish Snowdon, PhD
Recorded Saturday, February 20, 2021 and our guest today is Becca Parrish Snowdon, a psychologist who specializes in evaluating children to determine if they would benefit from additional services at school.
After receiving her bachelors degree from Duke University in Psychology and Human Development, Becca worked in a private school for children with special needs and eventually went on to earn... Read more
#52 Our Facebook Live Discussing the Boston Globe Article About Separating Birthing Families
Recording of a Facebook Live we did on the Babies in Common Facebook page on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, discussing the Boston Globe article (front page!) highlighting our petition to stop certain hospitals in Massachusetts from separating birthing families for hours, days and sometimes weeks before they give birth. In this video we also talk about what people can do to advocate for themselves... Read more
#51 Navigating Pregnancy & Birth as a Teen
Recorded Saturday, February 13, 2021 and our guest today is Caitlin Calonge (Ca-LAWN-gee).
Caitlin grew up in Cambridge and Everett, MA. She found out she was pregnant with her first baby the summer following high school graduation when she was 18 years old.
She jokes that she has “literally had almost every job in the world.” She has worked as a waitress, in sales, as a public housing... Read more
#50 Homebirth in the Hispanic Community with Jessica Shephard
Recorded Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Our guest is Jessica Shephard, who talks with us about her two homebirth experiences and how choosing homebirth was a big surprise to her Ecuadorian family!
Jess was born in Ecuador and moved to the United States when she was almost ten years old and now lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters, Gianna (2) and Lucia (7 months) who... Read more