Welcome to The Chosen Nest! A space to find balance and foster community in all things pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond. Join me, Janelle Marion, Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Specialist each week as we explore the many ways to navigate life's greatest transitions through the sharing of stories, resources and community.
Exploring Home Birth with Midwife Ashley Jones of Fly True Midwifery
Ashley takes us through home birth, including safety, and lends insight into prenatal and postpartum care in Midwifery as well.
Honoring Transitions in Birth, Life and Death with Kelli Barr- Lyles, Circle of Life Holistic Care
There couldn't be a more appropriate time than now, to address isolation, connection and the art of feeling feelings. Kelli Barr-Lyles of Circle of Life Holistic Care shares her personal experience as a mother, with perspective on pregnancy during life altering world events. As a counselor, she specializes in supporting families in times of transition with a special connection to times of birth and death and how they are so closely connected.
Navigating Needs and Finding Support with the Nurse Family Partnership
Great thanks to Jen Griego, Bilingual Community Health Worker, for sharing both her heart and the passion that is so present in the work she and so many others do in supporting families. The Nurse Family Partnership pairs personal public health nurses with first time mothers, assisting them with identifying needs and implementing resources and support for their pregnancy through the initial 2 1/2 years of life of their child. Head to thechosennest.com/episode16 for resource details.
Welcome to Season 2 of The Chosen Nest Podcast!
I am over the moon to say that The Chosen Nest ONLINE Childbirth Education Offering is LIVE and thriving. This is such a beautiful course and I believe in the ways it can impact communities and births near and far. Pop by the website next week to see what it's all out in the FREE mini course that rolls out on Monday too! And browse in person collaborative options there too.
Show notes can be found at thechosennest.com/episode15 and as always, I can be reached by firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking in the GOOD with Gratitude
I share with you today, the practice of taking in the good. Dr. Rick Hanson is AMAZING and I discovered his book, Buddha's Brain while in my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Three Trees Yoga.
This 3 step practice can literally rewire our brain...incredible!
As mentioned, this episode ends season 1 of the Podcast, as I'll be taking time to enjoy the last month of the year with my family, taking in the GOOD!
The Birth of Ethan Blaine: a Tale of Two under Two
After popular demand and so many requests, my sweet husband returns to The Chosen Nest! We pull a late night recording to capture the birth story of our baby#2, Ethan Blaine. How our two births were so very different. Truly.
Janelle has so much wisdom and knowledge to share through her life experiences and education.
I adore her raw shares and beautiful conversations!