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Amid all the information - and misinformation - around pregnancy and childbirth, how can you know you’re making the safest, smartest decisions for yourself and your family? You may even feel you don’t have a voice with your OB or midwife, or you’re not sure what to ask. Tune in each Wednesday with HypnoBirthing expert Cynthia Overgard, who has educated thousands of expecting couples in the NY Metro area since 2007, and Yale-educated Certified Nurse Midwife, Trisha Ludwig. No matter how you plan to birth, Cynthia and Trisha will equip you with evidence-based research and the tools to set into motion a healthier and more satisfying birth and postpartum. They’ll also take your questions and stories (call them at 802-438-3696), bring in subject matter experts, and best of all, connect you to personal stories of real parents. Be prepared to become wildly educated and have a great time in the process.

Down to Birth Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 105 Ratings

Amid all the information - and misinformation - around pregnancy and childbirth, how can you know you’re making the safest, smartest decisions for yourself and your family? You may even feel you don’t have a voice with your OB or midwife, or you’re not sure what to ask. Tune in each Wednesday with HypnoBirthing expert Cynthia Overgard, who has educated thousands of expecting couples in the NY Metro area since 2007, and Yale-educated Certified Nurse Midwife, Trisha Ludwig. No matter how you plan to birth, Cynthia and Trisha will equip you with evidence-based research and the tools to set into motion a healthier and more satisfying birth and postpartum. They’ll also take your questions and stories (call them at 802-438-3696), bring in subject matter experts, and best of all, connect you to personal stories of real parents. Be prepared to become wildly educated and have a great time in the process.

    #40 | Q&A: The Placenta & Advanced Maternal Age; COVID-19 Silver Lining ; Chapped Nipples & Poor Latch; Who Can Have a Natural Birth; Pitocin Postpartum; Unsolicated Family Advice

    #40 | Q&A: The Placenta & Advanced Maternal Age; COVID-19 Silver Lining ; Chapped Nipples & Poor Latch; Who Can Have a Natural Birth; Pitocin Postpartum; Unsolicated Family Advice

    So many excellent questions came in for this week's Q&A episode!  We begin with a brief discussion on the possibility of a little silver lining for mothers & babies giving birth during Covid-19. Next, we tackle the question of changing placental...

    • 35 min
    #39 | HypnoBirthing Mini: How and Why Affirmations Work

    #39 | HypnoBirthing Mini: How and Why Affirmations Work

    Hi everyone! We're back today with another HypnoBirthing mini. Regardless of whether you have taken - or plan to take - a HypnoBirthing class before giving birth, we're going to talk about one of the tools in the program that's application to all of us:...

    • 13 min
    #38 | Your Dog And Newborn: Interview with Heather Corum from Canine Company

    #38 | Your Dog And Newborn: Interview with Heather Corum from Canine Company

    We love dogs and we love babies, so what is the best way to bring your baby home when you already have a dog in the house? All of us at the DTB show are dog owners and dog lovers, and we thought this was not only a fun, but also an important topic for...

    • 30 min
    #37 | Hospital To Home: A Midwife's Perspective: Interview with NYC Midwife Chloë Lubell

    #37 | Hospital To Home: A Midwife's Perspective: Interview with NYC Midwife Chloë Lubell

    Chloë Lubell is a midwife living and working in New York City. She has worked in a number of different settings including public hospitals, private hospitals, birth centers, and homes. After the birth of her own daughter she transitioned out of the...

    • 36 min
    #36 | Birth Story Mini: Tiffany's Breech-Baby Cesarean followed by Natural VBAC

    #36 | Birth Story Mini: Tiffany's Breech-Baby Cesarean followed by Natural VBAC

    Hey, everyone! We've got another great birth story for you on this mini-episode Monday. Tiffany shares the birth stories of each of her sons. Tiffany's first birth was incredibly arduous; after hours of laboring and pushing, her baby started to emerge...

    • 14 min
    #35 | Sex: From Pain To Pleasure: Interview with Women's Physical Therapist, Dr. Lauren Crigler

    #35 | Sex: From Pain To Pleasure: Interview with Women's Physical Therapist, Dr. Lauren Crigler

    Sex after childbirth. The topic everyone’s thinking about, but hesitates to bring up. Whether it’s pleasurable or painful, we can put a lot of guilt and pressure on ourselves to do things a certain way, or in a certain time period. Dr. Lauren Crigler is...

    • 37 min

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105 Ratings

105 Ratings

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Informative resource

As I head into the birth of my third child, this podcast gives me the support and insights I need to make informed decisions. And in a time where birth classes are likely canceled due to covid, Cynthia’s wisdom is so necessary for moms.

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