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

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

    Talking to our Kids about Racism with Robin DiAngelo, PhD

    Talking to our Kids about Racism with Robin DiAngelo, PhD

    For more than two decades Dr Robin DiAngelo, a white mother, childbirth educator turned racial and social justice educator and author of White Fragility from Seattle, Washington in the US has been examining how from her birth onwards, she subconsciously played a role in perpetuating racial inequality in her society. When she stepped into a new job in the mid ‘90’s she embarked on a massive learning journey to discover that she, as a vegetarian, yoga practising, liberal minded femininist, had a lot to learn.

    In this show we will be examining the most fundamental of our social fractures, racism, racial inequality, your role in it, and what you can do as a parent or someone who spends time with children can do about it.

    Note: Robin participated in this interview from her home in Seattle, Washington and acknowledged the traditional owners of that land, the Duwamish people. She pays rent to the Duwamish people under this scheme: https://www.realrentduwamish.org/

    References:
    www.robindiangelo.com

    Me and White Supremacy www.laylafsaad.com

    Ibram X Kendi, PhD: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/

    Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites

    Bias at the intersection of race and gender: Evidence from preschool‐aged children https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/desc.12788

    Resources for parents and more: https://robindiangelo.com/resources/

    Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
    Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2020
    www.pbbmedia.org

    First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 03/02/2020.

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    This episode is sponsored by MooGoo Skin Care. www.moogoo.com.au.

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    Dying as a rite of passage

    Dying as a rite of passage

    Zenith Virago is a woman grounded in the gifts of understanding the nuances of humanity and the basic need for people to mark important times in their lives with sacredness. Zenith serves those traveling through birth, marriage and death. Highly respected for her guidance and presence in the Byron Shire and beyond, Zenith is a jewel, a wealth of embodied knowledge and deep reverence for the human experience. Zenith is the founder, EO and Deathwalker Trainer for the Natural Death Care Centre, a Byron Bay based charity. Zenith is also the creator of The Vagina Conversations, a performance of local women expressing empowered vagina stories. 
Today, I look forward to speaking with Zenith about the relationship between birth and death. With one of her roles as a deathwalker, Zenith is attuned to the transition between living in this physical body and ‘the other side’. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we speak and listen on particularly on the 26th and 27th of January, a day of mourning.

    Interviewed guest: Zenith Virago

    Produced and presented by Oni Blecher
    Copyright PBB Media, Oni Blecher and Zenith Virago 2020

    First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 27th January 2020.


    This episode is sponsored by MooGoo Skin Care. www.moogoo.com.au.

    For a limited time our listeners can get a 15% discount on online purchases by quoting the code PBBPODCAST.

    www.pbbmedia.org

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    From Doctor to Doula: Reclaiming Your Magic with Dr Danielle Arabena

    From Doctor to Doula: Reclaiming Your Magic with Dr Danielle Arabena

    Dr Danielle Arabena is a mother, General Practitioner, Shamanic Healer and Doula of Torres Strait Islander descent. In this interview with Kirilly Dawn, Dr Danielle speaks about her journey as a Healer, from navigating the medical field, to ultimately reclaiming her magic and becoming a Doula. Danielle also speaks about her long career working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care, and shares her advice on how we can all reclaim our magic, bringing our whole selves with us into the workplace and world around us.

    Produced and presented by Kirilly Dawn
    Copyright PBB Media and Kirilly Dawn 2020
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    First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 20/01/2020.

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    This episode is sponsored by MooGoo Skin Care. www.moogoo.com.au.

    For a limited time our listeners can get a 15% discount on online purchases by quoting the code PBBPODCAST.

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    Identical Twins: Nature or Nurture?

    Identical Twins: Nature or Nurture?

    If we raise two genetically identical individuals in exactly the same way will they turn out to have similar personalities? Craig Jones speaks with Sally about his experiences as a father of twin girls and a third daughter and what he's learned about "nature vs nurture". He also shares some of his family's dynamics, the challenges, how they cope, and what insights he would share, if he could, with his pre-father self.

    In the last part of the show midwife Dr Robyn Thompson explains how best to support mothers immediately after birth and in the weeks after.

    Our thanks to Craig Jones (www.moogoo.com.au) and Dr Robyn Thompson (www.thethompsonmethod.com)

    Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
    Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2020
    www.pbbmedia.org

    First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 6 January 2020.

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    For a limited time our listeners can get a 15% discount on online purchases by quoting the code PBBPODCAST.

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    Mason and Tahnee from Superfeast on reproductive and pre conception health

    Mason and Tahnee from Superfeast on reproductive and pre conception health

    Oni Blecher interviews Mason and Tahnee from tonic and medicinal mushroom company Superfeast speak to reproductive and preconception health as well as their own enlightenments and lessons from their journeys in parenthood. With their wealth of knowledge from Taoist, yogic and TCM streams, Mason and Tahnee generously give us their advice on how to be in optimal reproductive health.

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    The latest Australian Research on Homebirth with Dr Melanie Jackson

    The latest Australian Research on Homebirth with Dr Melanie Jackson

    In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, we are speaking with Dr Melanie Jackson, also lovingly known as Melanie the Midwife. We're discussing the latest in Australian Homebirth Research, Continuity of Maternity Care and also, why women choose to birth outside the system.

    Find out more about Dr Jackson's work at www.melaniethemidwife.com and on YouTube under - Melanie The Midwife.

    The Maternal and perinatal outcomes by planned place of birth in Australia 2000 – 2012: a linked population data study can be found here https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/10/e029192

    You are tuned to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. Contemporary Conversations where Stories, Science, Traditions & New Ideas meet. Our show is coming to you from the studios of BayFM in Byron Bay and is broadcasting across Australia on the Community Radio Network, you can find us on iTunes and Spreaker and through your favourite podcast providers.

    First aired live on 99.9BayFM in Byron Bay, Australia on November 4th, 2019.
    Produced and hosted by Annalee Atia for PBB Media
    Guest: Dr Melanie Jackson

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Customer Reviews

WellingtonReview ,

Excellent! Love the diversity

Love how diverse this podcast is and how easy it is to listen to. I particularly enjoyed the recent podcast on postpartum suport for dads. Great stuff coming out of Byron Bay, Australia!

SacredBirthSacredEarth ,

Rich resource for families

Love this podcast! The content and topics are a rich and nourishing resource for mothers and families from conception and pregnancy to birth and parenting - always insightful.

Romy Lip ,

Disrespectful and narrow minded

As a new mum, social worker and primary school teacher, I have just finished listening to the podcast PND and BPD, and I am astounded (actually, I couldnt even make it until the end)

My primary concern- all these labels! At a significantly vulnerable time in a woman and family’s life, it appears a number of professionals like to slap labels on her for ‘treatment’. These labels do nothing to validate the challenges of transitions, or support a woman to reach out and recognise her own special resources. What they do is medicalise and marginalise.

If we are to truly understand ‘personality disorders’, then we must see personality on a spectrum and each human being sitting somewhere along. It is definitely not an ‘us’ and ‘them’ like your interviewee would have your listeners believe.

Secondly, I am not entirely sure I understand the purpose of this particular episode. As a sensitive new mum, had I not had clinical experience working in mental health, Im not sure I would have known how to sit with this information. It feels very blaming and not at all respectful. Which is probably why so many women are reluctant to reach out for support when they may be struggling. And also perhaps why people with a BPD diagnosis feel so marginalised.

If you do choose to continue with such topics, I please ask that you tread with more empathy, awareness and compassion.

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