This podcast is a combination of news and stories from maternal health leaders, birthworkers, and midwives. Listen to inspiring people discuss the world of birth in their communities and the surprising ways people are working to make maternal and newborn health safer and more accessible for families, babies and the people who love them.
Interview Sally Pairman and Bounmy Inthavong
Accounts from the midwives working on the front lines during this pandemic are harrowing, unveiling an increase in gender discrimination, domestic violence, human rights abuses, the over-medicalization of birth and fear and misinformation, all culminating in growing distress among women and midwives.
Interview with UBCA Group Pt 2
In a prototyping collaboration, three organizations came together to make connections, heal trauma and create resilient State level partnerships for the future of their collective communities. In this Part Two interview, Carmen Parra Cano discusses her perspective on collaboration and relationship as birth workers of color in Arizona.
United Birthworkers of Color, AZ, Part One
In a prototyping collaboration, three organizations came together to make connections, heal trauma and create resilient State level partnerships for the future of their collective communities. In this Part one interview, Lakisa Muhammad and Michelle Ponce discuss their perspectives on collaboration and relationship as birth workers of color in Arizona.
Interview with Leseliey Welch and Nashira Baril
The Birth Center Equity Fund was created to make birth center care an option for every person who wants it, by growing and sustaining birth centers led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).
Podcast Update with Indra Lusero
Indra Lusero discusses resources inspired by their work with countless pregnant women, doulas, and other folks offering support to birthing people who had either experienced or witnessed violations during childbirth.
Interview with Jennifer Stevens and Cris Alonso
An interview with the team over at GoodBirth Network to talk about their vision of bringing "together health professionals to support a global network of midwifery centers in collaborative quality initiatives. The GoodBirth Network consists of midwifery centers in low and middle income countries that desire to work with global peers to achieve and recognize excellence."
Their open-hearted and brilliant team includes: Cris Alonso, Stan Shaffer, and Jennifer Stevens.