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Birth Circle is dedicated to educating and informing mothers (and fathers) about birth, and pregnancy. We currently are the most complete and up-to-date birth resource in the world, and we tap those resources to bring you detailed information and stories on everything surrounding birth. Whether you aren’t sure what you’d like for your birth or you are planning a scheduled c-section or an unmedicated home-birth or any variation in between, Birth Circle is here for you.

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Birth Circle is dedicated to educating and informing mothers (and fathers) about birth, and pregnancy. We currently are the most complete and up-to-date birth resource in the world, and we tap those resources to bring you detailed information and stories on everything surrounding birth. Whether you aren’t sure what you’d like for your birth or you are planning a scheduled c-section or an unmedicated home-birth or any variation in between, Birth Circle is here for you.

    Pregnancy Questions you're too Embarrassed to Ask | Bailey Gaddis

    Pregnancy Questions you're too Embarrassed to Ask | Bailey Gaddis

    Today we talk to returning guest Bailey Gaddis, Author of Feng Shui Mommy, about her new book, Asking for a Pregnant Friend. Bailey is a certified Doula, Hypnotherapist, and founding member of the Ojai Valley Birth Collective, among many other accomplishments, and she uses her passion for both birth and writing to help make pregnancy and birth a comfortable and shame-free experience for everyone who reads her work.


     


    We talk about Bailey's process in deciding to write her new book, and the way that shame around certain topics prevents pregnant women from getting all the information that they need. We discuss orgasmic birth as well as the culture of shame that forces a lot of us to separate sexuality from birth.


     


    We discuss feelings of arousal or anger during breastfeeding and the feelings of shame that can arise from that and why the shame is not necessary. We discuss partner infidelity during pregnancy and the need for communication between to help allay fears about the partner straying. We talk about the causes of why a partner might not want sex as much after the baby arrives and the ways that couples can work through that with communication.


     


    We talk about the disappointment some parents may experience when finding out the sex of their baby and how not to beat yourself up about it. We also discuss the feelings that can arise when a mother is pregnant with her second baby and how to ease the worry about not loving the second baby as much as the first.


     


    Finally we talk about intrusive thoughts that a lot of women have about potentially hurting their baby or about scary situations that might arise. We discuss what might cause those and when it's a problem. We also discuss the fear of death during childbirth and how to navigate the fear of something that is very real and complex and when to seek help to deal with it.  We talk about the bottom line of shame and how shame affects the journey into motherhood, and how learning to release and do away with that shame as a culture will help to make pregnancy, birth, and motherhood a more joyful experience on the whole.


     


    To Learn More Visit: https://www.baileygaddis.com/


     


    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 50 min
    Repairing Abdominal Separation at Any Stage of Pregnancy | Julie Tupler

    Repairing Abdominal Separation at Any Stage of Pregnancy | Julie Tupler

    Today we talk to Julie Tupler, registered nurse, childbirth educator, physical therapist, and developer of the Tupler Technique for repairing Diastasis Recti. She is a world renowned expert in Diastasis and repairing the "pointy tummy" effect that many women experience after giving birth. With over 30 years of experience in abdominal repair, Julie trains medical and fitness professionals all over the world to repair split abdominal muscles and improve the quality of life for their patients.


     


    We talk about what Diastasis Recti is, what causes it, and who it can occur in besides pregnant women. We discuss how to tell if somebody has a Diastasis in need of repair, as well as what the side effects can be if the Diastasis is left untreated. We also talk about how splinting, exercises, and effective pushing during childbirth can help to avoid muscle damage that may cause later issues.


     


    We discuss Diastasis repair via the Tupler Technique, and what the technique entails and what it accomplishes in the body. We talk about the importance of adherence to the program in order to ensure that the Diastasis closes fully and properly.


     


    We talk about how Julie got started in the field and how she came to specialize in Diastasis Recti, as well as how she developed the Tupler Technique. We discuss what a woman can do at the start of her pregnancy to begin to strengthen her abdominal muscles and keep them together in order to prevent Diastasis. We touch on how to tell the difference between Diastasis and insulin resistance.


     


    Finally we discuss how Diastasis Recti can make a woman more at risk for a C-section during birth, and the internal mechanics of why a Diastasis makes it harder for labor to progress. We discuss the long term affects of a bad Diastasis, and at which point it's too late to fix.


     


    To Learn More Visit: DiastasisRehab.com


     


    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 40 min
    Reclaiming Midwifery to Heal Indigenous Communities | Marinah Farrell

    Reclaiming Midwifery to Heal Indigenous Communities | Marinah Farrell

    Today we talk to Marinah Farrell, Midwife, Activist, and  Executive Director of Changing Woman Initiative, a Native American centered health and justice organization. Marinah's work serves to help indigenous peoples reclaim sovereignty over reproductive medicine, and provide safe, culturally integrated healthcare to Indigenous women in New Mexico and Arizona.



    We talk about the Changing Woman initiative, the meaning behind the name, and what the organization does for tribal communities in healing through birth and midwifery. We also talk about Marinah's induction to the birth world and what led her to what she believes is her life's calling. We discuss the historical course of midwifery being overtaken by obstetrics and the resulting loss of midwifery traditions in indigenous communities. We also touch on the different types of midwives, particularly in the Americas.




    We discuss cultural misalignment between birth providers and birthing people and the issues that can arise when people don't have access to birth providers from their own communities. We discuss the way that the current North American midwifery associations are still not doing much to uplift or encourage midwives of color, particularly in indigenous communities, and what needs to be done in order to help overcome the issue. We also talk about how governments shift blame to midwives for maternal mortality rates to avoid prioritizing maternal health.




    We talk about restoring traditional culture to midwifery in order to strengthen the practice as a whole, as well as some of the perceptions of midwives in our modern world and how the stigma makes it difficult for traditional midwifery to regain a foothold in society. We also discuss how all women regardless of cultural origin can reach back to reclaim their ancestral birthing traditions and restore life to their own communities without appropriating another culture's roots.

    Finally, we discuss the nuance of trying to determine one's own roots, especially when we are separated from our roots by adoption or other circumstance, and how to approach finding the traditions that are authentic to you. We talk about way that connection to our traditional birth cultures and our foremothers works to heal individuals and communities.




    To Learn More Visit: changingwomaninitiative.com




    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 1h 1m
    Mayan Abdominal Therapy for Lifelong Reproductive Wellness | Rosita Arvigo

    Mayan Abdominal Therapy for Lifelong Reproductive Wellness | Rosita Arvigo

    Today we talk to Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Naprapathic physician, International author and lecturer, and founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. She has dedicated her life and practice to preserving and elevating traditional Mayan abdominal massage practices, and using them to heal patients from all manner of reproductive system dysfunction in both body and spirit.


     


    We talk about Dr. Arvigo's apprenticeship in Mayan abdominal massage with her mentor Don Elijio Panti, and how she merged those methods with her existing work in Naprapathy to develop the Arvigo method. We also talk about uterine displacement and the way that Mayan abdominal therapy is intended to help correct it.


     


    We talk about how the displacement of the uterus disrupts blood flow, and the sorts of issues that can cause, as well as how correcting the placement and blood flow can help with a large number of reproductive issues. We also talk about how easily the uterus can become misaligned during a woman's life, which contributes to how common menstrual pain is for most women.


     


    We discuss fertility challenges and the mechanics of how lymphatic blockages caused by uterine displacement may heavily contribute. We talk about Premenstrual mood issues and which parts of them are normal and natural, and which parts may be aggravated by misalignment.


     


    Finally, we talk about some of the spiritual elements of menstrual regularity, and the ways that being misaligned be emotionally and spiritually damaging for a woman. We talk about the affects of birth control on uterine flow and discuss the considerations involved.


     


    To Learn More Visit: https://abdominaltherapycollective.com or 


    https://rositaarvigo.com


     


    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 54 min
    Getting Out of Your Thinking Brain and Into Your Birthing Body | Adriana Lozada

    Getting Out of Your Thinking Brain and Into Your Birthing Body | Adriana Lozada

    Today we talk to Adriana Lozada, advanced birth doula,  postpartum educator, child sleep consultant, and host of the Birthful Podcast. In her work she focuses on helping clients to trust in their body's natural birthing instinct without allowing fear and overthinking to complicate the process.




    We discuss Adriana's call to birth work after her first birth experience made her realize that birth is a lot more complicated and messy than most people understand, and that it takes much more than a proactive brain to create a positive experience. We also talk about her journey to discovering how birth can be better approached to support the physiology of it and do so without fear so the body can do its job.


     


    We talk about the process of shutting off the 'thinking' brain and learning to trust the instinctive brain during labor so that your body can carry out its natural process. We talk about the way that medical measurements (checking of dilation, etc…) can be a mental and emotional distraction from the natural process, and how to overcome that. We also talk about which things 'activate' the thinking brain and how knowing what might distract you gives you power.


     


    We discuss some of the natural physiological reflexes that both the birthing person and the baby have that allows for birth to flow in a certain way. We also talk about the chemical responses that happen in birth to support the process of birth and aid the baby's vital responses during and after birth.  We discuss the ways that medical interventions might interfere with this process, but also how some natural birth moments can be recreated after the fact.


     


    Finally, we briefly talk about Adriana's Venezuelan roots, and the way that birth has been over-medicalized in Latin America and the way it is affecting the birth culture in those areas. We discuss the way that Venezuela's culture around plastic surgery creates less fear around C-Sections than around the natural birthing process. We briefly discuss birth revolutions happening in some places in Latin America that are helping people to reclaim the birth process.


     


    To Learn More Visit: https://birthful.com/


     


    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 1h 1m
    Birth Education for a Legacy of Empowerment | My Essential Birth

    Birth Education for a Legacy of Empowerment | My Essential Birth

    Today we talk to Cortney and Stephanie, certified childbirth educators and doulas, and creators of My Essential Birth -- an evidence-based and holistic online childbirth education course -- as well as The Pregnancy and Childbirth Made Easy Podcast. They are dedicated to bringing the best that the birth world has to offer into one place so that new parents have the best possible head-start in preparing for their birth.




    We talk about how both Cortney and Stephanie got into the world of childbirth education and the different kinds of birth experiences they've had that have influenced their desire to help others. We also talk about the problems they had with other birth courses that led to them wanting to create their own that didn't feel quite so rigid in their expectations for what an "ideal" pregnancy and birth looks like.




    We once again cover one of our favorite topics: the importance of education in helping birthing parents to plan for the birth that they want and protect their choices against institutions and providers. We talk about the reasons that new moms seek out My Essential Birth, and how they come out knowing much more than they had originally thought they needed, and how the course's integration of everything the birth world has to offer can help them know what to seek out more information on.



    We talk about the first things that a pregnant mother can do to set herself up for success, including finding the right provider and doing certain daily exercises to prepare their bodies for labor.  We talk about getting clear on what sort of birth experience you want so that the experience and reality aren't dissonant. We also talk about preparing to negate and avoid birth trauma or to heal previous trauma.




    Finally we discuss the importance of birth education to our legacy, and how empowered births can shape generations. We talk about how the sons and daughters of mothers who have had their lives changed by positive birth will go forward and improve the birth experiences in their own lives.




    To Learn More Visit: https://www.myessentialbirth.com/




    For Any Questions, Email Us at media@birthcircle.com

    • 40 min

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