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Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 47 Ratings

Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.

Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

    A vagina in the house. Motherhood, blended parenting, painful & vital talk and love with Lissie Turner

    A vagina in the house. Motherhood, blended parenting, painful & vital talk and love with Lissie Turner

    Lissie Turner is our guest today on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond. Lissie is a mother, blended family parent, foster carer, grandmother and an accomplished radio host and producer in the music industry. She is the creator of several renowned Yoga and wellbeing programs and spaces including The Yoga Shack along with her Husband Shane, both of whom avid surfers.

    Lissie is also a fellow Vagina (as we are lovingly called by the producer of the Vagina Conversations, Zenith Virago) and is working on her next piece for the show, which we touch on too in our conversation. It’s been a while that we have wanted to interview Lissie for the show, she is a wonderful female role model in our community with a colourful past and a powerful salubrious journey of redemption. As women do, we gathered and circled and touched on several themes from this evocative journey. You can find Lissie on on the Living Harmoniously Podcast and through the links below.

    Show Links:
    https://www.lissieturner.com/
    IG @lissieturner

    To our wonderful listeners.
    We love hearing from you and receiving your notes, questions and ideas.. how do you feel about this topic? Have you had a similar experience or would like to share your insights?

    If you have any questions/comments at any time about this, other interviews or our work at PBB Media, get in touch. You can email us through hello@pbbmedia.org or catch us on socials @pbb_media.

    Guest/Interviewee: Lissie Turner

    Recorded January 2022

    Produced and presented by Annalee Atia

    The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond show is part of a wider nonprofit community media and journalism project, PBB Media.

    All rights reserved.

    www.pbbmedia.org

    This episode was recorded on Bundjalung Country.

    Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond comes to you from Bundjalung Country at the Cavanbah or Byron Bay and we acknowledge with respect and reverence the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung nation, neighboring clans and people for caring for this country since time immemorial.

    • 45 min
    Midwifery in Private Practice, Mothers & Babies report and deskilling in Maternity Care

    Midwifery in Private Practice, Mothers & Babies report and deskilling in Maternity Care

    Midwifery in Private Practice, Mothers & Babies 2021, March of Midwives and deskilling in Maternity Care

    In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, we catch up with privately practicing Australian Midwives Astra Joynt and Sunae Reilly. We chat deskilling in midwifery and the maternity care profession, the latest Mothers and Babies report from the Australian Institute of Health Welfare, March of the Midwives in the UK, vexatious reporting in Midwifery and what it takes to be a Jedi Midwife in today’s healthcare landscape. We also touched on Homebirth, vaginal birth of twins, breech birth and being prepared for childbirth.

    About our guests:

    Sunae Reilly is a private midwife living and working in the Northern Rivers of NSW on the land of the Bundjalung people of the Bundjalung Nation. She finds great joy in seeing women and birthing people find their inner strength and power in pregnancy and birth and supporting them in their transition to parenthood. Sunae is available for antenatal, labour and birth, and postnatal care between Byron Bay and Grafton. You can find her at Artemis Midwifery. www.artemismidwifery.com.au and @artemismidwifery on Instagram

    Since 2008 Astra Joynt (Endorsed Midwife) has worked in a variety of settings in both large urban and small regional hospitals, in the community and at home. She passionately believes in maternity care that puts the needs and desires of the woman and her family at the centre of the experience, and that building a trusting relationship is the best way to achieve this. Astra offers Medicare rebatable antenatal & postnatal care to all women, regardless of planned place to birth, with bulk-billing available. Home-birth packages also available. To discuss how Astra can work with you email astra.joynt@gmail.com

    Referenced during the interview:

    >> Dr Denis Walsh: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/expertiseguide/health-sciences/dr-denis-walsh-.aspx
    >> Australia's Mothers and Babies Report December 2021: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/australias-mothers-babies/contents/about
    >> Dr Neel Shah interview: https://www.spreaker.com/user/pregnancybirthandbeyond/dr-neel-shah-csection
    >> Dr Stu (Stuart James Fischbein, MD): http://www.birthinginstincts.com/
    >> Dr Andrew Bisits: https://wch.med.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-andrew-bisits

    To our dear listeners!
    We'd love to hear from you - how do you feel about deskilling in maternity care? Have you had an experience where you were unable to access appropriate maternity healthcare because of deskilling or a lack of those services in your area (such as publicly funded homebirth or Midwifery continuity models)?
    And if you have any questions/comments at any time about this, other interviews or our work at PBB Media, get in touch. You can shoot us a line at hello@pbbmedia.org or catch us on socials @pbb_media !

    Guests: Astra Joynt and Sunae Reilly

    Produced, edited and presented by Annalee Atia

    The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond show is part of a wider nonprofit community media and journalism project, PBB Media.

    All rights reserved.

    www.pbbmedia.org

    This episode was...

    • 52 min
    Maternity Choices In The Time of COVID with Annalee Atia From Maternity Choices Australia and Nadine Richardson from SheBirths

    Maternity Choices In The Time of COVID with Annalee Atia From Maternity Choices Australia and Nadine Richardson from SheBirths

    This is a special edition interview coming from the SheBirths podcast !

    In this conversation, Annalee Atia from Maternity Choices Australia and PBB Media speaks with Nadine Richardson about how adverse times can further inspire us to commit to being responsible in advocating for our choices in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. This is not a 'how to' guide, rather a reminder of human rights in healthcare settings, specifically in the pregnancy, birth, and parenting realms.

    These times are confusing for most. Our value systems are swimming hard to keep up with variations of instruction and direction. What does this mean for birth ? Our Birth rights are never in lock down.

    Thank you for your support. Please feel free to leave reviews, feedback, or to simply get in touch with the team. We love hearing from you.

    Enjoy this conversation !

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Revolutionising Home Birth with Dr Melanie Jackson

    Revolutionising Home Birth with Dr Melanie Jackson

    During this pandemic, there has been a huge increase in the demand for home birth in Australia and private practicing midwives are being flooded with calls from women and birthing people looking to birth outside of the hospital system. However, the regulations and education pathways for private practice midwifery are yet to change, and issues around accessibility and affordability remain. So how did we get here? When the research continues to show that home birth is the safest option for birth place, and continuous midwifery care the safest model, how do we need to revolutionise maternity care in this country to truly meet the needs of all birthing people?

    In this episode Kirilly Dawn is joined by Dr Melanie Jackson as we unravel some of these questions and take a deep look into the history of home birth, where we are today, and where we need to go. Dr Melanie Jackson is a private midwife living in the Blue Mountains in Sydney who has been attending women giving birth at home for 13 years, and has two homebirthed children herself. Melanie has completed a PhD called ‘Birthing outside the system’ and she also works as a midwifery researcher at western Sydney university. 

    You can find out more about Melanie and the mentorship she offers for midwives wanting to enter private practice at www.melaniethemidwife.com, her YouTube channel Melanie the Midwife, and on IG and Facebook @melaniethemidwife

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Eva Rose: A Life in Birth

    Eva Rose: A Life in Birth

    In this episode, Oni Blecher interviews Eva Rose.

    Eva Rose is an internationally renowned Norwegian birth photographer, videographer, documentary filmmaker, doula, and by virtue of all of these things; an activist for many birth issues. Eva is a third generation photographer, and in 1999, when she was 19, Eva Rose started her career in birth photography for a magazine called ‘Pregnancy’.

    Eva has wholly dedicated her life to being with birth. She’s been showing the wider public the intimacies of birth for over 20 years, and through the beauty of this exposure, has normalised many parts of the huge moving picture of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. With her decades of experience, Eva has seen all kinds of birthing experiences. Now she has a huge instagram following with her grateful followers vouching that her photographs and stories create accessible education. Eva and her partner’s video ‘The Birth of Purdie’ has had 1.9 million views and counting. In her work, Eva frequently sheds light on birth related things people don’t usually talk about; including practices of clinicians, cross cultural ways of birthing, early birth, still birth, and sharing a plethora of various birth stories from her followers.

    Last year, Eva and her partner OJ started filming a birth around the world documentary until their filming was cut short by COVID. Now, she is doing other very inspiring things in her home country of Norway. I have been following Eva for a long time now, and was so excited to speak with her. She is passionate and the fire lit inside of her is warm and illuminating. I hope you enjoy this conversation. If you haven’t already, check out Eva’s instagram and her incredible birth photos.

    Find Eva at @evarosebirth evarose.carrd.co/ and Youtube: Eva Rose Birth

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Grave Impact of Maternity Care Meconium Policies on Women.

    The Grave Impact of Maternity Care Meconium Policies on Women.

    It’s 21st May, 2021 and some months back I caught up with Tori Heath, mother of four with a background in psychology, who has worked in child protection and executive recruitment. We meet to recount the story of her first birth experience.

    At the time, Tori was a young, fit and healthy pregnant woman, growing up in outback Australia on a 14,000 acre farm, heading to girl’s boarding school in Sydney for high schooling. She later stays on in Sydney for University, eventually meeting her husband and then becoming pregnant with her first child.

    Tori is a resilient woman by all accounts. A well educated woman, she was relatively well informed and chose a continuity model of care for her maternity care along with other support. Options that at the time, and even now, are available to few women in Australia.

    Even with all that, Tori’s experience of childbirth was traumatic. Tori’s family nearly lost her and her baby. Now mother of four, a clear picture emerges from her first birthing experience - unnecessary interventions from ill-informed policies and those being imposed on her and her body at the wrong time, leading to grave lasting harm that lives on today. The price of this harm being paid by mother, child, family and the wider community - but with very little awareness from the medical systems involved.

    Meconium present during the last leg of labour engaged a policy that failed to protect from harm and directly caused further harm to mother and baby.

    Follow the link to Dr Rachel Reed’s blog post to find out more about meconium during labour:
    https://midwifethinking.com/2015/01/14/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/

    This podcast was recorded on Bundjalung Country, an area encompassing Byron Bay and surrounding flatlands, hills and rivers. We pay our respect to elders past, present and those emerging and deeply acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land whose cultures and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture this land and waters for over 60,000 years and upon which we now work and live. We recognise that the sovereignty of the pre-colonial peoples of these lands was never ceded and that recognition of culture, connection to land and waters and the sovereignty of all indigenous peoples across Australia is a matter of current and vital importance.

    First published on Speaker on 21st May, 2021.

    Guest: Tori Heath

    Produced and presented by Annalee Atia

    Original Music by Romy Agam Rom
    https://www.romyagamrom.com

    All rights reserved.

    www.pbbmedia.org

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

WellingtonReview ,

Insightful

Thank you for the diversity! Love how comprehensive this podcast is, very insightful.

Linsxan ,

Trauma

Important (and painful) for us midwives to hear these stories so that we can collectively help to make sure that the situations described NEVER happen again. Also appreciate your profound statement “Our nervous systems find it very difficult to differentiate between trauma that is being currently lived to trauma that is being relived and as social beings we have very relatable nervous systems so we relate to others when they’re in pain especially women towards others and women towards women and women who’ve experienced childbirth as well”

az2019az ,

Highly recommend this

Very insightful content!

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