19 episodes

Join us for real talk with experts from around the globe as we discuss the 'unmentionable' topics that so many of us encounter during the course of life– from postpartum to menopause, sex to endometriosis and other under-discussed health issues. No topic is too taboo!

NYSSA: The Unmentionables Nyssa Care

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Join us for real talk with experts from around the globe as we discuss the 'unmentionable' topics that so many of us encounter during the course of life– from postpartum to menopause, sex to endometriosis and other under-discussed health issues. No topic is too taboo!

    Knowing Your Vulva & Vagina with Journalist Lynn Enright

    Knowing Your Vulva & Vagina with Journalist Lynn Enright

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Irish journalist Lynn Enright (Vogue, The Guardian, Elle and more) about the importance of knowing the correct language for our anatomy, the changing landscape of conversation around women's sexual and reproductive health, the rise of labiaplasty, the need for more progressive sex education policies in school and much more.

    Lynn is also the author of one of the Nyssa team's favourite books, Vagina: A Re-Education.
    Vagina provides girls and women with information they need about their own bodies - about the vagina, the hymen, the clitoris, the orgasm; about conditions like endometriosis and vulvodynia. It confronts taboos, such as abortion, miscarriage, infertility and masturbation. It tackles vital social issues like period poverty, female genital mutilation and the rights of transgender women.

    Follow Lynn on Instagram here.

    • 36 min
    Understanding Endometriosis with EndoBlack Founder Lauren Kornegay

    Understanding Endometriosis with EndoBlack Founder Lauren Kornegay

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Lauren Kornegay, founder of ENDO Black, a non-profit that advocates for African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis.  ENDO Black is a safe space for women to ask questions, to be encouraged, and to receive advice on how to manage this incredibly overlooked and misunderstood disorder.

    We speak to Lauren about the ins-and-outs of endometriosis, pain management techniques that have worked for her, and how we can support friend and family members who are suffering. Lauren also shares her story of racism and isolation in the endometriosis  community and what we can do to be better allies.

    Follow ENDO Black's excellent Instagram account here.

    Do you have questions you'd like Nyssa to explore with our network of experts? Stories that you'd like to share? E-mail us at hello@nyssacare.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Caring for Your Pelvic Floor & More with Pelvic Floor Therapist Dr. Sam DuFlo

    Caring for Your Pelvic Floor & More with Pelvic Floor Therapist Dr. Sam DuFlo

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to the wonderful Baltimore-based Pelvic Floor Therapist, Dr. Samantha DuFlo. Her clinical practice, Indigo Physiotherapy is an innovative, evidence-based care practice of pelvic physical therapists and bodyworkers working together to elevate healing and care for its clients. Check out her excellent Instagram here.

    We speak to Dr. Sam about all things related to pelvic wellness, from understanding topics such as endometriosis and pain with sex and to addressing postpartum-specific issues such as diastasis recti, incontinence and more.

    Do you have questions you'd like Nyssa to explore with our network of experts? Stories that you'd like to share? E-mail us at hello@nyssacare.com. 

    • 33 min
    Designing Motherhood with Michelle Fisher and Amber Winick

    Designing Motherhood with Michelle Fisher and Amber Winick

    Design thought leaders Michelle Fisher and Amber Winick discuss the designs that have profoundly shaped the motherhood experience.

    • 46 min
    Preparing for Postpartum with Coddle Founder & CEO Ruth Martin-Gordon

    Preparing for Postpartum with Coddle Founder & CEO Ruth Martin-Gordon

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Ruth Martin-Gordon, the founder and CEO of Coddle. Ruth  founded Coddle to share her postpartum struggles and those of other moms  while building a community to empower moms-to-be as well as creating safe organic postpartum...

    • 54 min
    Smashing the Menopause Taboo with Elektra Health founder Alessandra Henderson

    Smashing the Menopause Taboo with Elektra Health founder Alessandra Henderson

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Alessandra Henderson, CEO and co-founder of Elektra Health.

    Elektra  is a new platform for women navigating hormonal health, starting with perimenopause and menopause. Alessandra and her team are building an integrative healthcare solution that is breaking the menopause taboo by providing women with access to leading specialists, evidence-based programs, and a community of women facing similar questions.
    Alessandra is an operator, (occasional) angel investor, and educator who is passionate about taboos, women's health and the intersection of art and science. She was formerly at Human Ventures, MIT NYC Startup Studio and Artsy.
    You can read more about Alessandra and Elektra here and here. 

    Do you have questions you'd like Nyssa to explore with our network of experts? Stories that you'd like to share? Leave us a message at (336) HI-NYSSA or e-mail us at hello@nyssacare.com. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Helen_Mc ,

Inspiring and informative

Thank you, thank you for this podcast. As someone who went through postpartum depression/anxiety, it is my hope that one day women won't enter the "fourth trimester" with so little knowledge of what it's really like. We certainly aren't getting an accurate picture from television, movies, or magazines - but this podcast is doing some incredible work to bring all this "ummentionable" stuff into the sunlight and help us feel more comfortable discussing it!

Iris Santiago ,

Refreshingly Open

I’m currently two months postpartum and find it so refreshing to hear conversations about the less talked about sides of motherhood and especially physical recovery, which I’ve found out is no walk in the park. Nyssa is doing something truly meaningful in this space. Keep it going! Looking forward to more episodes.

Kelly Austen ,

Fave new podcast

Love the honesty and transparency in this. Great work and keep it going!

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