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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.
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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
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
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
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).
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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
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
Join us as we talk with Kirsten Kowalski-Lane, CNM, CPM about her journey from birth doula to homebirth midwife to hospital midwife to birth center midwife...and how she managed to co-found and co-own the first midwife-owned birth center in Massachusetts.
The American Association of Birth Centers defines a birth center as a home-like setting where care providers, usually midwives, provide... Read more
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
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