So many people believe natural birth, midwifery and the idea of having a baby at home to be a thing of the past. And yet, history shows us just how healthy and empowering these practices really are! So if you want to know what it really means to be an "empowered woman" who chooses her own birth journey, join Dallas Midwife Bethany Stricker as she and her guests share stories about the true power of home birth, and what it takes to be a healthy no matter where you are in life. Welcome to the Birth & Body Podcast!
Bethany Q&A! (Season 1 Finale) - Ep. 22
For the final episode of our first season, we're turning the tables to interview Bethany this time! We want every newly-pregnant listener to have all the info they need for what's to come over the holidays, so midwifery student Kim Farr is asking Bethany for every tip and trick she knows from the start oof pregnancy all the way to postpartum. We've never packed so much info into one episode, so we hope you all get as much out of the discussion as we did. Thank you all SO much for following along with our first season, and we can't wait for even more great discussions in season two this
Good Doula, Bad Doula (Jessica Wiggins) - Ep. 21
My guest today is one of my favorite ladies in the birth world. She is doula who lives by her name, by prayer. She is a birth worker who cares deeply about serving families as well as their midwives. And on top of all that, she is a hilarious, captivating podcast guest! i’m not sure there’s much more I can say as a proper introduction other than… please enjoy the one and only Jessica Wiggins, and find out more about her and her story at theprayingdoula.com
Your Decision, Our Duty (Kiesha Baker) - Ep. 20
When people choose to use a midwife as their care provider during their pregnancy and birth journey, they often know they would like a more natural experience. However, they may be surprised when the midwifery model of care also includes education and informed consent for all options, leading them to need to make decisions and take responsibility for their choices. In this podcast episode, Bethany and her midwife colleague Kiesha Baker discuss the shared decision-making relationship between midwives and mothers, and what it looks like to work together to pursue a smooth, safe birth that keeps mom, baby and the midwife happy and healthy.
A Different Kind of Doula (Cheryl Johnson) - Ep. 19
Every culture and community has their own traditional healing arts that have been used for hundreds of years. In this weeks podcast, Cheryl Johnson of Om Balance, shares her journey from yoga teacher to hypnobirthing instructor and labor doula that specializes in Ayurvedic principles of healing. Ayurveda was developed over 3000 years ago in India and incorporates body work and botanical medicine to bring about healing in the body. Cheryl and I enjoyed chatting about self care, slowing down, and intentionally preparing for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I hope you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed interviewing! - Bethany
Learn more about Cheryl’s Yoga and Doula services at OmBalance.com
Helping Your Hormones (Dr. Chelsea Nutt) - Ep. 18
We don’t talk about this much...but we need to. Seeing how we practice natural birth and delivery, it’s not often that we discuss birth control on our show. But because of how it can affect women’s bodies, it is SUPER important to understand, and to know all of of your options. Our guest Dr. Chelsea Nutt is a chiropractor and women’s health specialist, and we thought she’d be the perfect person to talk about this with. Her understanding of the effect birth control has on our hormones (and this the rest of our biology) is so helpful in sorting through how to plan the growth of your family in a way that still keeps your body healthy, safe and balanced. Get more info on her work at http://retrouvaiwellness.com!
We loved having her on, and will definitely have her back for more very soon. Enjoy the podcast, and share it with a friend who’s looking for more information on this topic!
What's the Alternative? (Dr. Michelle Kirk) - Ep. 17
Women who pursue natural birth often tend to wonder, what other natural forms of self-care are out there for me and my family? Luckily our friend Dr. Michelle Kirk can point you in a great direction, by introducing you to homeoprophylaxis! This field of natural medicine, also known as "HP" in the homeopathic world, is a great alternative for mothers who might have some concerns about antibiotics, vaccines and other forms of western treatment. While it is up to every family to choose their own form of care, it's great to know all of your options! Take a listen to our discussion with Dr. Kirk to learn more, and find even more resources on the subject through the links below. Thanks for listening!
HP Products: www.trueimmune.com
Dr. Kirk's Practice: www.thewellnut.com
More info: www.homeoprophylaxis.education
Other info: www.hpwwc.org
Even more info: https://immunizationalternatives.com/dr-isaac-golden/
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Bethany is a long-time trusted friend. The wisdom she has shared with me regarding women’s health has been life changing!
I listen to the first podcast and fell in complete and total love with the amount of compassion you displayed towards mother. I’m set to conceive In January 2022 and would love to be become a client. I was literally In tears at the end of this first podcast. Thanks for sharing!
This was a great into for me! Please have homeopathy w/Clavelle part 2! Would be great for u to do a series in this topic!!! Thank u!!!
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