The birth world can be overwhelming for parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Midwife Blyss Young and their combined 55+ years of experience are here to support you in this beautiful rite of passage.
Join the weekly conversation as we blend wisdom and humor in discussing our recent births, the latest research, traditional healing, and instinctual birth.
#259 Remember to Breathe
Blyss Young of Birthing Blyss joins Dr. Stu to reminisce, vent a little and discuss a home birth quandary.
#258 A Flight of Ideas
In this episode, mental and physical wellness and hopeful visions are the subject of today's podcast. Blyss and Dr. Stu read listener letters and discuss more truths and lies. Plus, learn why we need to always follow the money and why the mainstream medical model may not be worth saving.
#257 Toxins, Tyranny, & Tylenol Alternatives with Jennifer Margulis
Dr. Stu & Blyss sit down for a conversation with author, sage, and award-winning science journalist. Jennifer Margulis, PhD. They muse on their attendance to the #HEALNC gathered in Raleigh, NC and basked in wisdom with the author of "Your Baby, Your Way'' & "The Vaccine Friendly Plan”. Plus, Jennifer gives tips on eating a low-toxin diet, explains why aspirin may actually be the superior painkiller, and shares her own personal story battling the birthing medical complex.
#256 Pushing, Tearing & Repairing
Blyss and Dr. Stu discuss RV life and physiologic vs. coached pushing with tears and repairs on today's episode. Learn some tips for preventing tearing from happening in the first place and feel empowered as a woman to take back the power during labor.
#255 Old Wisdom into New Paradigms with Maryn Green
Maryn Green of Indie Birth joins Blyss to discuss ancient wisdom and remind women to take back birth. A midwife since 2009 (first as a licensed midwife and now as an independent, autonomous midwife in Kentucky), Maryn has years of professional wisdom that she’s here to share. She’s well known for her international association, the Indie Birth Association, which serves and educates women and midwives all over the world. Plus, Dr. Stu began his cross country travels with a reteach breech seminar in Kentucky and stories of breech birth.
#254 Medical Coercion & Dr. Stu Slows Down
Taking more time to feel, to contemplate and to care is sound medicine. With this theme in mind, Blyss and Dr. Stu engage listener comments and discuss a variety of topics the medical/technical model has got wrong.
My amazing midwife (Haven Midwifery in Alaska) recommended this podcast! I’m so encouraged and find so much peace and excitement as I binge on every episode!!
I freaking love these two!
This podcast is so great. I look forward to listening every week. I’m a birth nerd, mama and aspiring future midwife. I love their back and forth banter that balances each other out. The knowledge and wisdom they share is a gift. So thankful for the work they do!
Best birth podcast!
Hello! I'm a long time listener and fan of the birthing instincts podcast! I had the pleasure of watching Blyss in action at my friends homebirth as I supported mom as her doula. Blyss and Stu have been inspiration in my own life as I recently gave birth to Mono/Di twins at 34 weeks. I was armed with confidence and knowledge of my options and this enabled me to have an incredible unmedicated vaginal delivery in a hospital setting. Thanks to both of you for your amazing work! Much love - Brenda Olsson.