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#48 Pregnancy & COVID-19 with Viveka Prakash-Zawisza, MD

January 29, 2021

Recorded Wednesday, January 20,  2021.  Our guest today is Dr. Prakash-Zawisza, an obstetrician-gynecologist who is now  the Medical Director of the MassHealth Payment and Care Delivery Innovation Division and the president-elect of the National Perinatal Association.  She talks with us today about being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic (she is pregnant with her second baby) and her... Read more

#47 Perinatal Fitness with Kara Coffin

January 23, 2021

Today is Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 and our guest today is Kara Coffin.  Kara is a mother of three who specializes in guiding pregnant people to co-create a toolkit of physical, emotional, chemical and spiritual supports to call upon throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum that honors their autonomy. 

Kara holds a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology and used to work with... Read more

#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