23 episodes

Welcome to your source for practical and experience-based discussions on babies, births, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Listen in each week as Katie DaMota, a postpartum doula and IBCLC-certified lactation consultant, and David Arrell, Men’s Coach and author of Welcome To Fatherhood, get together and bring real world experience and authentic voices to all things Baby. Get straight talk, down home perspectives, interesting experts, and honest opinions on real questions, concerns, challenges, and successes that come up frequently along the pregnancy to parenthood journey.

Baby Talk with Katie & David David Arrell & Katie DaMota

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to your source for practical and experience-based discussions on babies, births, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Listen in each week as Katie DaMota, a postpartum doula and IBCLC-certified lactation consultant, and David Arrell, Men’s Coach and author of Welcome To Fatherhood, get together and bring real world experience and authentic voices to all things Baby. Get straight talk, down home perspectives, interesting experts, and honest opinions on real questions, concerns, challenges, and successes that come up frequently along the pregnancy to parenthood journey.

    Changing the "Language of Failure"

    Changing the "Language of Failure"

    Katie is back in the booth this week with so much wisdom and grace to share on this topic that is so close to her heart. We talk about how the Language of Failure permeates the Birth Space and inherently undermines our collective aspirations for better experiences for everybody. We speak frankly about the complexity of the topic, the challenges of understanding all perspectives in and on childbirth in our culture, and the importance of providing encouragement, education, and empowerment into all our conversations around pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Specific topics covered include:
    - Importance of mindfullness of our language
    - Speaking up & taking ownership
    - Name to reframe
    - Navigating the invisible system of our culture
    - Importance for post-partum story-telling for connection, healing, and closure
    - The 4 Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz - https://www.miguelruiz.com
    - Ownership vs Overwhelm
    To learn more about Katie's FREE weekly Zoom Postpartum Support Group - Thursday's at 1pm PST, and David's FREE monthly Zoom Dad support group - last Thursday of the month at 6pm PST check us out here: https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
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    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
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    Photo credit: Pexels

    • 47 min
    The Power of Community with Amelia Protiva & Anja Health

    The Power of Community with Amelia Protiva & Anja Health

    My guest this week is Amelia Protiva, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Head of Community over at Anja Health, a cord blood banking resource. Amelia particularly passionate about the positive power of community - in pregancy, childbirth, and into parenthood. Topics we cover today for Bettering the Birth Space include:
    - Doula mindset of partnership with all people in the birth team circle
    - Facilitating collaboration as the connecting motive
    - Epidemic of lonliness in pregancy and postpartum (men too!)
    - Cord Blood Banking
    - Her Better Birth Initiative in supporting Birthworkers through automating work flow, template library, and other business support
    - Connection, Continuity, and Community
     
    Find out more about Amelia and her amazing work here below:
     
    community.anjahealth.com
    instagram.com/ameliaprotiva
    linkedin.com/in/ameliaprotiva
     
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    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: Amelia Protiva

    • 57 min
    Rehumanizing Childbirth with Anne Margolis and Home Sweet Homebirth

    Rehumanizing Childbirth with Anne Margolis and Home Sweet Homebirth

    Anne Margolis is our featured guest today. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife with almost 30 years of experience, author, birth educator, Instagram maven, and so much more. We chat today all about how she has been working towards Bettering the Birth Space since before her first baby was born and how that first childbirth experience led to her to launching Home Sweet Homebirth and everything that has followed. Topics covered include:
    - Importance of rehumanizing the entire childbirth experience
    - How the Midwifery model of care renormalizes chidlbirth as beautiful and sacred
    - Home Sweet Homebirth is a mindset you take with you to wherever you give birth
    - The built in continuity of care that comes with Midwifery model of care
    - How Anne puts her Dad clients in the center of her practice next to Mama and Baby
    You can find out more about Anne and Home Sweet Homebirth at
    www.homesweethomebirth.com
    https://facebook.com/pages/Home-Sweet-Homebirth/112316658837166
     

    https://instagram.com/homesweethomebirth
     
    Free mini course to birth planning https://homesweethomebirth.com/gift/
     
    Store for my online Guides to Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum signature courses https://homesweethomebirth.retrieve.com/store/#/
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    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: Anne Margolis

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Trauma 101 - Prevention & Care in the Birth Space

    Trauma 101 - Prevention & Care in the Birth Space

    Katie's back! She introduces the very important topic of Trauma in the Birth Space and shares her experiences in seeing how it shows up in her practice and how a big part of "Bettering the Birth Space" starts with more awareness on Trauma in general. Together we discuss:
    - Minimizing Trauma
    - Trauma-informed care
    - All Birth workers can hold space for trauma, regardless of their lane of expertise
    - Building Resilience
    -Post-traumatic Thriving
    - and so much more
    Important links from today's show:
    Dr. Gabor Mate - https://drgabormate.com
    Dr. John Vervaeke - https://www.meaningcrisis.co
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    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: Pexels.com

    • 49 min
    The "Home Birth Mindset" with Matthew & Sarah Bivens from Doing It At Home

    The "Home Birth Mindset" with Matthew & Sarah Bivens from Doing It At Home

    Matthew & Sarah Bivens from Doing It At Home have over 400 podcast episodes published on their show sharing stories, anecdotes, and interviews all about the homebirth expereince. But more than just an experience, "homebirth" is a mindset that puts you and your relationship at the center of the conversation as the true "home" you take with you wherever you go. Listen in this week as we cover:
    - Matthew & Sarah's  7-year journey in the homebirth space
    - How their ongoing 2nd pregnancy has been such a different journey than their 1st 7 years ago
    - Family focused care and the homebirth mindset
    - Your relationships with yourself and your partner are where the real work begins
    - Deepening your roots and building bridges of connection
    - and so much more!
    Reach out to them directly at:
    Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU
    DIAH Website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/
    DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/
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    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: Matthew & Sarah Bivens

    • 57 min
    Team Building and Connection with Doula Samantha Marvels

    Team Building and Connection with Doula Samantha Marvels

    Our first guest in Season 2 is Samantha Marvels, a birth Doula, childbirth educator, and Doula agency owner working in Austin, TX. Samantha joins me today to discuss her work towards Bettering the Birth Space, how she works with her network to increase continuity of care for her clients, and how she treats her Dad clients from day 1 as an equal part of the birth team. We get into:
    - the role curiosity and intentionality each play in setting up the conditions for a better birth
    - the importance of "making things fun" as much as possible along the pregnancy journey
    - co-parenting can work for everybody
    - team building and connection
    - and so much more
    To learn more about Samantha and her work please reach out to her directly below at:
    Website/Social Media links: 
    @samanthamarvels – Instagram 
    Theaustindoula.com – Birth Agency 
    BirthPeople.com – Doula Training + Shop 
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    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: Samantha Marvels

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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Jennifer D S ,

Funny! Helpful! Poignant.

David and Katie have awesome rapport and their different perspectives shed a lot of light on topics that don’t get nearly enough airtime. Thanks for existing!

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