131 episodes

Birth Kweens is a wildly honest and fun dive into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women's health related. It's hosted by two Birth Kweens and friends: Karly Nuttall, a licensed midwife of 15 years, and Ali Feroah, a birth and postpartum doula of 7 years. Listen along on Thursdays as we share fun birth stories and dish out top notch info about our favorite subjects to help you realistically prepare for birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and women's health in natural ways!

Birth Kweens Karly Nuttall and Ali Feroah

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    • 4.9 • 430 Ratings

Birth Kweens is a wildly honest and fun dive into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women's health related. It's hosted by two Birth Kweens and friends: Karly Nuttall, a licensed midwife of 15 years, and Ali Feroah, a birth and postpartum doula of 7 years. Listen along on Thursdays as we share fun birth stories and dish out top notch info about our favorite subjects to help you realistically prepare for birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and women's health in natural ways!

    Ep 131: Hospital and Home Birth Stories with Johanna Penn

    Ep 131: Hospital and Home Birth Stories with Johanna Penn

    Johanna Penn shares her two birth stories with us in this episode. Her first son was born in the hospital after a long, difficult labor. This birth experience really impacted Johanna and it inspired her to go into birth work. It also caused her to make an entirely different birth plan for her second son who was born quickly at home. Johanna shares what her two very different labors were like for her, what she learned from them, and what kind of birth work she’s doing now (including her new podcast, Mama is Well). Enjoy!
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    • 58 min
    Ep 130: The Identity Shift of Motherhood with Jessie Harrold of MotherSHIFT

    Ep 130: The Identity Shift of Motherhood with Jessie Harrold of MotherSHIFT

    In this episode we’re talking with Jessie Harrold of MotherSHIFT about how pregnancy and birth are rites of passage and what an enormous identity shift it is to become a parent. Jessie is a coach, women’s mentor and doula who supports women to traverse radical life transformation and other rites of passage. She is the founder of MotherSHIFT, a program to support women through the identity shift of motherhood, and author of a forthcoming book of the same name. Registration for her 2020 MotherSHIFT program begins on September 1, 2020. Click here to access her free Momifesto Workbook.
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    • 57 min
    Ep 129: A Home Birth Transfer Story with Laci Silva

    Ep 129: A Home Birth Transfer Story with Laci Silva

    Laci Silva shares about the birth of her daughter, Lilás. Laci and her husband Jimmy had planned a home birth with Karly and Ali but after a long few days of early labor with no progress they made the decision to transfer to the hospital for medical intervention. Despite things not going as planned, Laci and Jimmy still had a very positive (albeit exhausting) birth experience!
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    • 53 min
    Ep 128: Vitamin K for the Newborn

    Ep 128: Vitamin K for the Newborn

    In this episode we’re covering vitamin K for the newborn. You’ll hear about what vitamin K is, why it’s routinely given to newborns, the two ways it can be administered, and the risks and benefits of receiving it, including it’s effectiveness. The resources used to put together this episode are listed below:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3021393/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24059412/ https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-the-vitamin-k-shot-in-newborns/ https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/vitamin-k-prophylaxis-in-newborns#:~:text=Since%201961%2C%20the%20American%20Academy,after%20birth%20to%20prevent%20VKDB. ---
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    • 43 min
    Ep 127: The Rebozo: History, Cultural Significance & Use During the Childbearing Year with Gina Kirby

    Ep 127: The Rebozo: History, Cultural Significance & Use During the Childbearing Year with Gina Kirby

    Today we’re talking with the amazing Gena Kirby about the rebozo! We discuss what it is, it’s history and cultural significance, and how it can be integrated into pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. To get information about Gena’s workshops or buy her e-books visit her website GenaKirby.net. Check out Gena’s mentorship program The Doula’s Doula and support Gena via Patreon!  Click here to read the article titled “The Rebozo: Fashion, Feminism and Death” that Gena mentions.  
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 126: Back Labor & Sterile Water Injections

    Ep 126: Back Labor & Sterile Water Injections

    In this episode we’re talking about back labor, including its possible causes, how to prevent it, its impact on labor progression, and what to do if you find yourself experiencing it. We also delve into sterile water injections – what they are, why they’re useful in labor, and what it’s like to get them. Here are the links for the resources mentioned in this episode:
    The Spinning Babies website, specifically the pages for daily and weekly activities to do during pregnancy and the section dedicated to what to do during labor A TENS unit which can be a great tool for managing labor pain The Evidence Based Birth article about sterile water injections ---
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

Itstoolateforme_saveyourself ,

Ruined all other birth podcasts for me

Feels like I’m hanging out with friends when I listen to this and can’t stop binging! Thank you for helping another pregnant mama!

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My fav ❤️

I’ve listened to every episode and I really enjoy each topic they’ve covered. But I need more Pliney the Elder!!

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Love this podcast!

I just found this podcast and I have been binge listening. So funny and relatable, it makes me feel informed. I have learned a lot from these KWEENS!

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