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A podcast bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers, women's health, and patient advocacy.

Down There Aware Down There Aware

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers, women's health, and patient advocacy.

    In the News: Medical headlines we missed during the pandemic

    In the News: Medical headlines we missed during the pandemic

    This week, Mary and Alex look back on important medical headlines we may have overlooked in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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    • 25 min
    An Untold Story: How Medical Diagnoses Affect Our Mental Health

    An Untold Story: How Medical Diagnoses Affect Our Mental Health

    Alex and Mary draw from their own experiences to discuss how and why a medical diagnosis or health issue can affect our mental health. They also touch on various coping strategies that may be helpful.



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    Episode Highlights


    Welcome back! [0:56]
    June is bustin’ out all over! [1:00]
    Mental health [1:36]
    We’re tired. [1:58]
    Vicious cycle [2:45]
    Physical incapabilities [3:10]
    Routine promotes security [3:54]
    Expectations [4:38]
    Not knowing is the worst [6:35]
    End in mind  [7:35]
    Sense of control [9:02]
    Uncertainty of Covid [9:40]
    Long Covid [11:18]
    Parosmia/Dysgeusia [12:10]
    Adjust mentality [13:30]
    Cultural and eating [14:22]
    Definitive diagnosis [15:14]
    IV contrast made in China (shortage) [18:05]
    Give yourself a break, don’t compare. [19:30]
    Be your own advocate [22:24]
    Keeping up with others [23:24]
    Ask for help [25:20]
    Equating fat with lazy [25:44]
    Toxic positivity  [26:59]
    Understanding our feelings [27:50]
    Coping with feelings [28:45]
    Therapy [28:58]
    Treating the WHOLE patient [29:50]
    Everyone struggles [30:54]
    Self-care [30:30]
    Thanks for listening! [33:54]

    Summary Keywords

    Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, mental health, diagnosis, therapy, parosmia, dysgeusia, long covid


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    • 34 min
    Admit. Accept. Adapt.

    Admit. Accept. Adapt.

    This week Alex and Mary reflect on various challenges, diagnoses, and life-altering events that have helped them learn to admit, accept, and adapt.

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    • 24 min
    UPDATE Interview with Trisha Scott Pregnancy Loss Survivor and Advocate

    UPDATE Interview with Trisha Scott Pregnancy Loss Survivor and Advocate

    This week we revisit Trisha's journey of infertility and pregnancy loss... except it has a much different ending.  Trisha and her husband just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world!  We are so incredibly happy for Trisha and wanted to share so that other women may be able to find hope in her story.  

    Listen on our website, www.downthereaware.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    #mothersday #podcast #motherdaughter #infertility #pregnancyloss #birth #baby #women #womenshealth #miscarriage #birthstory


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    • 34 min
    In Your Place: Discussing the Roles of Women Throughout History

    In Your Place: Discussing the Roles of Women Throughout History

    Taking a bit of a detour, Mary and Alex discuss women throughout history.  What they were "allowed" to do and say and just how far we've come in our ability to advocate for ourselves, our bodies, and our healthcare.  We still have a long way to go, but it's important to acknowledge all who came before us and made it possible.



    Stay Connected

    Email Us: downthereaware@gmail.com

    Instagram:@downthereaware

    Facebook: Down There Aware

    Twitter: @downthereaware

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    TikTok: Down There Aware



    #Podcast #Spotify #Anchor #womenshealth #history #womeninhistory #feminist #feminism


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    • 36 min
    Continuing Saga: An Update on Alex

    Continuing Saga: An Update on Alex

    This week, Mary and Alex discuss Alex's latest health crisis that derailed a trip to Texas and their plans for the March 28th episode.   



    Listen on our website, www.downthereaware.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.  



    #podcast #spotify #womenshealth #women #herniateddisc #ER #ERvisit #opioidcrisis #healthcare #insurance #texas


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Libby H2020 ,

Great podcast on women’s health and patient advocacy!

I think this is a great podcast for all women (and men) to listen to and become more aware of your body and become a better patient advocate for yourself. I’m a Registered Nurse and I enjoy listening to this podcast every week. Thank you, Alex for sharing your cancer story and journey with us. I appreciate you and your mom talking about all the tough topics and making the “taboo” topics less taboo. I hope more people will become “more down there aware” after listening to your podcast.

Update 2021- Love listening to Season 2 and all the new topics. I’m learning something new each episode. This podcast has helped me become a better advocate for my health. Thanks Alex and Mary for sharing your health journeys. Can’t wait for Season 3!

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