9 episodes

Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater circle of women united.

The Midwives' Cauldron Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed

    • Society & Culture
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Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater circle of women united.

    Your questions answered #2 – Breech birth, galactogogues and more

    Your questions answered #2 – Breech birth, galactogogues and more

    This episode we continue where we left you.. on our cliffhanger question which we both love/hate to answer! Rachel & Katie also discuss twins and breech birth, galactogogues to increase milk supply and the usual fun along the way. Join us for more of your questions..

    • 42 min
    Your questions answered #1 – Tongue tie, induction of labour and more

    Your questions answered #1 – Tongue tie, induction of labour and more

    In this episode we answered your questions! You asked us a great variety, from "are tongues ties on the rise?", discussing advanced maternal age and the risk for induction in labour, how to get enough clinical hours to become an IBCLC to "what actually bursts in labour, and is it really water?". There were so many this is only part one...

    • 51 min
    The herstory of breastfeeding

    The herstory of breastfeeding

    On this episode of The Midwives' Cauldron we take a whistle stop tour of breastfeeding over the years, stopping by to hear about some of the fascinating and peculiar 'herstories'.

    • 1 hr
    Perineal bungles

    Perineal bungles

    In this episode, Katie tries to enjoy a cup of tea while Rachel disturbs her with a tale of perineal bungles.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    In this episode we have the absolute delight of interviewing Jane Hardwicke Collings. We discuss women's rites of passage and pay particular attention to the Maga; Autumn phase of a women's life. Do not be fooled if you think you are too young to hear this episode, it is jam packed full of intelligent, jaw dropping and wonderful insights into womanhood. Please let us introduce Jane..

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Induction of labour from the baby's perspective

    Induction of labour from the baby's perspective

    Join us as we delve deeper into induction of labour through the early postnatal lens. We discuss the impact of induction on the baby, and on the mother's lactation, looking at ways to ensure all mothers and infants get off to the best start, despite the labour and birth they may have had. Somehow this episode ends up into the world of the Wizard of Oz, new and, personally I think, much better words for amniotic fluid and uterus, and we even learn about the delights of Rachel's cat. Listen in for great insights and laughs along the way.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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