15 episodes

When you find out you're pregnant, you’re faced with emotions – excitement, happiness and fear, to name a few.

And throughout your pregnancy, you’re faced with decisions – natural birth, using pain medication, hospitals, C-sections.

But most of us don’t fully understand our options, and human nature pushes us to go with the crowd. And currently, most of the crowd chooses an OB/GYN and subdues their fears with the promise of pain medication.

Most women don’t realize that there are other options.

The Push Guide Podcast aims to educate you on all childbirth options, and to empower you to make decisions that make you proud to be a mother.

The Push Guide Serena Salvato

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.0 • 2 Ratings

When you find out you're pregnant, you’re faced with emotions – excitement, happiness and fear, to name a few.

And throughout your pregnancy, you’re faced with decisions – natural birth, using pain medication, hospitals, C-sections.

But most of us don’t fully understand our options, and human nature pushes us to go with the crowd. And currently, most of the crowd chooses an OB/GYN and subdues their fears with the promise of pain medication.

Most women don’t realize that there are other options.

The Push Guide Podcast aims to educate you on all childbirth options, and to empower you to make decisions that make you proud to be a mother.

    How to be a successful birthing coach with father of 8 Shaun Gillespie

    How to be a successful birthing coach with father of 8 Shaun Gillespie

    Shaun Gillespie has been a birth coach 8 times and each time been the pillar of support to his wife Liz. He shares how he supported her through each process, what worked for them and provides an insight into how he felt through the process. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tips and tools to help you own your birth experience, with baby chick founder Nina Spears

    Tips and tools to help you own your birth experience, with baby chick founder Nina Spears

    Baby Chick founder Nina Spears shares a wealth of information on selecting a midwife, why child birth classes are important, what to expect from a doula - all told from her perspective as a new mom.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The role of midwife assist in countries such as Afghanistan and Uganda with Jennifer Braun

    The role of midwife assist in countries such as Afghanistan and Uganda with Jennifer Braun

    Executive director of international midwife assist; Jennifer Braun, shares what it’s like to serve women in places like Uganda where expecting moms are lacking even the basics for a healthy birth. 

    • 42 min
    Footling Breech birth at home with Scarlet Paolicchi

    Footling Breech birth at home with Scarlet Paolicchi

    We speak to Scarlet Paolicchi, founder of Family Focus Blog about her own birth experience - a footling breech home birth. She talks about choosing her midwife, preparation and how she had to wait a whole hour before she could push her baby out!

    • 45 min
    #11: Know what to expect with a home birth with Jennifer Green

    #11: Know what to expect with a home birth with Jennifer Green

    From tips on coping with pain and nausea during labor, to what to expect postpartum when you have a home birth - Jennifer Green has your questions answered!

    • 55 min
    #10: A hospital birth told through the eyes of the Labor and Delivery nurse with Karen Rudy

    #10: A hospital birth told through the eyes of the Labor and Delivery nurse with Karen Rudy

    We hear from seasoned Labor and Delivery Nurse Karen Rudy about having a baby in the hospital from the admission process through to those precious hours after your baby is born. 

    • 47 min

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