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

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    • 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

    Maternal eco-psychology with Allison Davis

    Maternal eco-psychology with Allison Davis

    Allison Davis joins us today from New Mexico, USA.
    Allison is a counsellor, educator and researcher of maternal mental health.
    Today we discuss the ecological domain of matrescence - learning to approach the challenges and struggles with a viewpoint of growth and transformation. We look at how our evolution can mirror the evolutionary processes of nature and how we can align ourselves with nature's desire for growth.
    Allison's work focuses on the development of mothers' psycho-ecological growth in matrescence, aiming to reframe eco-related distress as resilience, and offering a path through the mental health dangers of idealised 'green motherhood' towards lifestyles that are psychologically healthy, and ecologically sustainable.
    Through articulation and application of an ecofeminist-informed developmental approach, she fosters ecological thinking and contact with nature for psychotherapeutic healing and growth.

    She works in private practice at Mother Nature Therapy, teaches in the Master of Counseling program at Alliant International University, and researches in the Maternal Psychology Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Links:
    https://www.instagram.com/dr.allisondavis/
    https://www.instagram.com/mothernaturetherapy/
    https://www.mothernaturetherapy.com/climate-circles

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Down to Birth Midwifery with Sarah Smits

    Down to Birth Midwifery with Sarah Smits

    Today's guest is Sarah Smits, who joins us from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala where she is learning traditional Mayan practices. Sarah is a home birth midwife, lactation consultant and body worker who incorporates her experience of travelling the world and learning about traditional midwifery practices, to provide holistic care to women and families, whilst supporting other birth workers on the path of reclaiming birthing wisdom as women’s wisdom.

    Today we discuss home birth midwifery practice, traditional approaches to maternal care, self-responsibility, community care, postpartum wellbeing and more.

    W: www.downtobirthmidwifery.com
    Instagram @down_to_birth_midwifery
    Details for The Midwife Project Guatemaya
    Website: www.midwifeproject.net
    Go fund me: www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-midwife-project-guatemaya

    To our wonderful listeners.
    We love hearing from you and receiving your notes, questions and ideas.. how do you feel about this episode?
    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Northern Rivers Devastating floods and the heartening Community Response

    Northern Rivers Devastating floods and the heartening Community Response

    Hi out there to our listeners, its Annalee. It is Tuesday, 8th of March in 2022. We are bringing you a special bulletin on the catastrophic flooding in Northern NSW, Australia. In the early hours of Monday 27th February, a little over a week ago, heavy rains causing what was already severe flooding, took a fast turn and created what has been deemed by some scientists as a ‘rain bomb’. The scenes across Northern NSW have been nothing short of harrowing and the community response as a result a powerful reminder of immense good that is available within us all. I'm catching up with PBB’s Oni Blecher who’s on the ground in Mullumbimby, one of the region’s badly hit towns. We address the current needs in the community, what our organisation is doing to support families and lessons for the wider community.

    MUSIC:
    The music you will hear on this podcast is by local Artist and song- weaver Olivia Rosebery, her potent song REMEMBER echoing a message of hope for everyone in need during these trying times. Find Olivia on socials @olivia.rosebery.music and www.oliviarosebery.com

    DONATE

    Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Fundraiser for Northern Rivers Birthing Families https://gofund.me/777ad721

    EPISODE INFORMATION:

    Guest: Oni Blecher. Oni is a PBB Media Producer and Creator, Craniosacral, Arvigo, Visceral + Myofascial release practitioner and Poet @thetempleofwords and Village keeper @@earthedtobirth. Find Oni @oni_keeperofthehearth

    Get in touch and info about The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Community Hub www.pbbmedia.org / hello@pbbmedia.org

    SEEK/GIVE support at Northern Rivers Community Volunteer Directory NRVD.ORG

    Guardian Article Anatomy of a ‘rain bomb’: scientists strive to understand phenomenon that caused Australia’s east coast floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/05/anatomy-of-a-rain-bomb-scientists-study-phenomenon-2022-australia-east-coast-floods

    More links coming soon.

    Produced by Annalee Atia for PBB Media. All rights reserved.

    www.pbbmedia.org

    This episode was recorded on Gadigal lands and 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.

    • 49 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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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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