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This is a podcast for moms who want to explore matters of the heart and find meaning in motherhood.

- Are you struggling with motherhood?
- Are you having a hard time during the postpartum period?
- Did you have a difficult, challenging, or traumatic childbirth experience?
- Do you want to learn more about postpartum mental health?

Join me, your host Jennifer, author and creator of the Healing After Birth program, as I explore these topics and more during candid conversations with professionals and everyday moms like you!

Healing After Birth - A Mindful Podcast for Mothers Jennifer Summerfeldt, MACP

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This is a podcast for moms who want to explore matters of the heart and find meaning in motherhood.

- Are you struggling with motherhood?
- Are you having a hard time during the postpartum period?
- Did you have a difficult, challenging, or traumatic childbirth experience?
- Do you want to learn more about postpartum mental health?

Join me, your host Jennifer, author and creator of the Healing After Birth program, as I explore these topics and more during candid conversations with professionals and everyday moms like you!

    Boundaries In The Birth Room with Hermine Hayes-Klein

    Boundaries In The Birth Room with Hermine Hayes-Klein

    I am so excited to share this podcast with the world of listeners! Hermine is a gem and if you have not yet heard of her, you will become a huge fan after listening to this podcast. Hermine is an American lawyer who started the non-profit organization: Human Rights in Childbirth. She speaks all around the world and is known for her talks on informed consent and human rights in childbirth. She represents mothers, families, and childbirth professionals globally. She is fierce, full of heart, and wise. 
    Hermine and I will be co-facilitating a workshop for childbirth professionals May 16 and 17th, 2020, in Kelowna, BC, Canada. 
    Effective Advocacy for Respectful and Supportive Childbirth Experiences: A Workshop About Communication, Informed Consent, and Responsibility for the Childbirth Professional > CLICK HERE to register and learn more.
    Topics of Conversation

    What inspired you to become an advocate for human rights in childbirth?
    The prevalence of childbirth trauma
    Some of the main presenting problems, complaints, and issues you represent
    The role of the doula
    What are the childbirth rights? 
    The three needs Process of informed consent
    A need for better boundaries in the birth room


    Professional Bio:
    Hermine Hayes-Klein is an attorney and international advocate for women's rights in maternal healthcare.  From 2008 - 2012, Hermine taught international law at The Hague University in The Netherlands, where she was the director of a research center for reproductive rights.  Since 2012, Hermine has organized six multi-stakeholder international conferences on human rights in childbirth, in Europe, the US, South Africa, and India, spoken publicly around the world on human rights in maternal healthcare, consulted on legislation relating to birth and breastfeeding in multiple jurisdictions, and worked directly on many legal cases relating to midwifery, informed consent, shared decision-making, and modern maternity care. Hermine and her family live in Portland, Oregon, USA.
    Learn more > www.hayeskleinlaw.com



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    • 55 min
    Empowered Health with Journalist Emily Kumler

    Empowered Health with Journalist Emily Kumler

    Please note: This podcast was recorded before the pandemic. However, I still believe it is a pertinent interview that needs to be shared. 

    What a thrilling conversation I had with Emily Kumler Kaplin! 

    Emily is passionate about women's health and how women are underrepresented within medical research. 

    In today's podcast Emily spoke about:


    What it was like growing up in a household with two feminists and how it shaped who she is today
    Her experience with birth and what she learned
    The similarities between the 'tech' industry and the birthing 'tech' industry
    The 'Why' behind her drive to create the EmpoweredHealth podcast and what she was noticing 
    Who women are constantly being dismissed over health issues and that she wants them to have good information about their bodies so that they can take their power back
    The shadow side of industrialized childbirth and how black women are more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth, and are being ignored by the system
    In closing, what her greatest take away so far has been in relation to her quest to change the conversation around women's health



    Emily's Bio

    Emily Kumler Kaplan is an award-winning investigative journalist. As an ABC news staffer, newspaper reporter, columnist, and magazine writer, she has gone inside the minds of murderers, world leaders, celebrities, business innovators, and everyone in between. Emily’s fascination with how our personal narratives play a major role in our experiences makes her a captivating writer and speaker. She currently hosts the Empowered Health podcast. She contributes to the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Good Morning America, The New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Daily Beast, and other media outlets. She also writes a health column for Boston Magazine.


    Emily’s current projects include:

    Empowered Health Podcast: www.EmpoweredHealthShow.com, established to share evidence-based scientific research on women’s bodies, health, experiences that will allow them to lead healthier, happier lives

    Column in Boston Magazine, Empowered Health with Emily Kumler

    Prime Fitness: three brick and mortar wellness centers for middle-aged women www.MyPrimeFitness.com

    Two business advice book deals with publisher, Harper Collins Leadership

    Freelancing for: The New York Times, Daily Beast, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Good Morning American, 20/20 and Primetime

    Emily's social profiles are:
    @EmpoweredHealthPod on Instagram
    @EmpoweredPod on Twitter
    and Emily's accounts are
    @NewsNotNoise - Instagram
    @EmilyKumler - Twitter


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    • 55 min
    For the Love of Birth with Anne Margolis

    For the Love of Birth with Anne Margolis

    I am thrilled to have had the pleasure of interviewing Anne. She holds a wealth of information and wisdom. She is passionate about all things related to motherhood and parenthood. I wanted to gather some of Anne's stories to share with all of you. 

    Together we explored these topics of conversation: 


    What inspired Anne to serve families in the ways that she does
    What is unique about her childbirth preparation course - Love Your Birth
    How she helps mothers heal from childbirth trauma
    The power of Clarity Breathwork
    What she does to prevent burnout from setting in - hint the need for boundaries
    What she is noticing today, that is different from 20 years ago within the field of birth  



    Bio:  Anne Margolis, CNM, LM, MSN, BSN, RN

    Anne Margolis is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Femme! Teacher, Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and practitioner. She is a 3rd generation guide to mommas birthing babies in her family. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 20+ year midwifery practice and has personally ushered the births of over 1000 healthy babies into the world. She has also guided countless human beings to heal from emotional pain, inner stress and trauma, tap into their strength and power, live fully and vibrantly, and reclaim their radiance, joyfulness, calm and overall sense of well-being.

    Through her online childbirth course 'Love Your Birth', her online and in-person midwifery for pregnancy and postpartum support consultations, her birth professional mentoring, her holistic gynecology, Clairty Breathwork and Femme! experience offerings she infuses wisdom, compassion, inspiration, and joy into the entire process of women’s health care from teen aged years to menopause, as well as into facilitating incredible healing and wellness for both men and women of all ages.

    Anne is a two times number one national and international best selling author of 'Natural Birth Secrets: An Insiders Guide How To Give Birth Holistically, Healthfully and Safely, and Love the Experience', and also 'Trauma Release Formula: The Revolutionary Step by Step Program for Eliminating Effects of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Emotional Pain and Crippling Inner Stress, to Living in Joy without Drugs or Therapy.'

    Anne’s work, insights and advice have been seen on TV shows and movies including 4 episodes of 'A Baby Story' on TLC Discovery Channel, and the award winning feature documentary, 'Orgasmic Birth' and 'The Human Longevity Project.'

    To learn more about Anne and her incredible work check out her website: https://homesweethomebirth.com/anne-margolis




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Recovery After Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Liz Winters

    Recovery After Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Liz Winters

    **Sensitive Topic of Conversation**

    In this episode of the Healing After Birth podcast I spoke with Liz Winters about her lived experience with pregnancy loss. 

    Liz openly shares about:


    The challenges faced in the postpartum after losing her son at 39 weeks; 
    The isolation; 
    The anger; 
    Rebuilding trust in her body;
    Mindfulness in pregnancy after loss;
    How she is dealing with fear and anxiety during pregnancy after loss;
    Her honest reflections on the 'gift' of grief and how she doesn't align with that notion

    During this candid heartfelt conversation about postpartum, motherhood, grief, and health, Liz did not hold back. She was honest, reflective, and insightful. 



    Professional Bio:

    Liz Winters is a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified pre and postnatal coach, unapologetic foodie and mama.

    She is the owner of Liz Winters Wellness, an online platform dedicated to helping women move through all walks of

    motherhood with ease through meaningful fitness and nutrition programs, healthy living support, and hundreds of

    delicious recipes.



    After the unexpected loss of her son, Liz set out to change the way women walk through pregnancy and infant loss

    by creating the support programs:


    Well this F*cking Sucks: The Grieving Mama’s Guide to Postpartum Recovery After Loss
    From Speechless to Supportive: How to Support a Loved One After Pregnancy Loss.



    Links to programs below:

    ● What the F*ck Do I Do Now: Tips for Navigating Postpartum Recovery After Loss (free download): CLICK HERE

    ● This Shit is Hard: How to Support Someone After Pregnancy Loss (free download): CLICK HERE

    ● Well this F*cking Sucks: The Grieving Mama’s Guide to Postpartum Recovery After Loss (full program, $97): CLICK HERE 

    ● From Speechless to Supportive: How to Support a Loved One After Pregnancy Loss (full program, $37): CLICK HERE



    You can find Liz on Instagram (@lizwinterswellness), co-hosting the Beyond Birth Podcast, or at LizWintersWellness.com


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    • 48 min
    Motherhood Deconstructed with Kate Turza

    Motherhood Deconstructed with Kate Turza

    In today's podcast I had the pleasure of engaging in a candid conversation around motherhood with Kate.

    We deconstructed some of the following topics of conversation:


    Breaking down the walls between moms
    Point of view on why the walls may have formed 
    How to stop of feeling isolated and inadequate as a mother
    Why mothers are feeling so isolated
    How to have real conversations with moms in the 'real' world, and why it is beneficial
    Social media and motherhood 
    Motherhood and embracing the new identity

    Kate's Bio:

    Kate is a mom of 3 beautiful, energetic, and loving kiddos, postpartum doula, President  of East End Birth Network, Inc. (a recognized 501c3), and co-host of the Mom Deconstructed Podcast.  After experiencing a trying postpartum period after her third child was born, she began her training to become a postpartum doula. Since then, she’s been providing support for new families as they transition into early parenthood.  She’s passionate about normalizing the postpartum period, creating community to support new families, and pulling back the curtain of what “real” motherhood looks like.

    Links:

    Mom Deconstructed www.momdeconstructed.com

    Insta: @momdeconstructed

    FB @momdeconstructed


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