47 episodes

Join your host Annette Perel, a doula for over 17 years, for The Clearbirth Podcast!
This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth and beyond so that women know they have choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. You’ll hear from doulas, doctors, lactation consultants, and other women as we work together to dissolve the fears and debunk the myths around the birthing process.
This is also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories. Find the show on Instagram (@clearbirthpodcast) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com.
Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe and thanks for listening!

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The Clearbirth Podcast Gotham Production Studios

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Join your host Annette Perel, a doula for over 17 years, for The Clearbirth Podcast!
This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth and beyond so that women know they have choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. You’ll hear from doulas, doctors, lactation consultants, and other women as we work together to dissolve the fears and debunk the myths around the birthing process.
This is also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories. Find the show on Instagram (@clearbirthpodcast) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com.
Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe and thanks for listening!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: Lactation Advice for New Parents and Listening to Your Ancestors Ft. Andrea Syms-Brown

    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: Lactation Advice for New Parents and Listening to Your Ancestors Ft. Andrea Syms-Brown

    We're still ending this season with reprised episodes and we're certain you'll love this one.

    Tune in as your favorite NYC Doula revisits her episode with Board Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown.

    For Annette, meeting Andrea was a gem of an experience. Annette's client went in needing support for breastfeeding but it was both of them that walked away inspired. Press play to learn why.

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    This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.



    Find the show host on Facebook (@annetteperelclearbirth) Instagram (@annetteladoula) Tiktok (annetteladoula) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com



    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, and gracias/thanks for listening! We would appreciate it if you would rate this podcast 5 stars. It helps other people find the podcast.

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

    • 50 min
    [REPRISED] Clearthbirth EP: Acknowledging and Combatting Ancestral Trauma Ft. Nubia-Earth Martin

    [REPRISED] Clearthbirth EP: Acknowledging and Combatting Ancestral Trauma Ft. Nubia-Earth Martin

    We still have a few more reprised episodes to go and that’s a good thing!

Your favorite NY doula and host thanks you for continuously tuning in and traveling back in time with her.

In this reprised episode, Annette speaks with Midwife and Childbirth Educator, Nubia-Earth Martin.

    They discuss several current events issues including the Derek Chauvin trial, a medical violence incident at a birth center that left them both deeply disturbed, and a controversy surrounding the cultural appropriation of the Rebozo technique used by Mexican midwives.

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    This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.

    Find the show host on Facebook (@annetteperelclearbirth) Instagram (@annetteladoula) Tiktok (annetteladoula) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com
    
 Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, and gracias/thanks for listening! We would appreciate it if you would rate this podcast 5 stars. It helps other people find the podcast.

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: The Importance and Power of Birth Stories with Birth Stories in Color

    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: The Importance and Power of Birth Stories with Birth Stories in Color

    Happy October! For the remainder of this month, your host and doula, Annette Perel will share reprised versions of some of her favorite Clearbirth Podcast episodes.

    In this episode, your host Annette Perel speaks with the hosts and founders of Birth Stories in Color, Laurel Gourrier and Danielle Jackson.

    They discuss some of their favorite birth stories from their podcast and how they sometimes feel anxiety when supporting hospital births. Later, Laurel and Danielle share their own birth stories!

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    This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.



    Find the show host on Facebook (@annetteperelclearbirth) Instagram (@annetteladoula) Tiktok (annetteladoula) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com



    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, and gracias/thanks for listening! We would appreciate it if you would rate this podcast 5 stars. It helps other people find the podcast.

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

    • 57 min
    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: The Doula's Journey and Working With Expectant Parents Ft. Natalia Hayes and Ash Spivak

    [REPRISED] Clearbirth EP: The Doula's Journey and Working With Expectant Parents Ft. Natalia Hayes and Ash Spivak

    Happy October! For the remainder of this month, your host and doula, Annette Perel will share reprised versions of some of her favorite Clearbirth Podcast episodes.

    In this episode, Annette speaks with Natalia Hayes and Ash Spivak, authors of Why Did No One Tell Me This?: The Doulas' (Honest) Guide for Expectant Parents.

    They discuss their journeys to becoming doulas, what their best advice is for expecting parents, and what is keeping them inspired right now.

    This was a reunion that was full circle for Annette. Tune in.

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    This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.



    Find the show host on Facebook (@annetteperelclearbirth) Instagram (@annetteladoula) Tiktok (annetteladoula) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com



    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, and gracias/thanks for listening! We would appreciate it if you would rate this podcast 5 stars. It helps other people find the podcast.

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

    • 48 min
    Clearbirth EP 41: How To Work With Me

    Clearbirth EP 41: How To Work With Me

    IT’S THE FINAL EPISODE OF SEASON 2!! And your host, Annette Perel thanks you for being a steady listener of the podcast.



    In this episode, your doula of over 17 years shares how you can work with her in NYC. But first, she acknowledges the organization, B.M.M.A., the Black Maternal Mortality Alliance and their work to improve the legislation surrounding the disheartening and alarming rates of Black maternal mortality rates.



    Next, Annette shares a story about being hired to be a doula for a client and her famous husband. Don’t worry, she remained professional when she met the couple, and after a successful and happy birth, Annette was hired again and again. Can you guess how many times she was this client’s doula? You’ll have to tune in to find out.



    Through her professional and personal experience Annette compels you to consider the benefits of hiring a doula for more than just your first birth, and she ends the season’s episode with a loving review from a client that’ll make your heart smile. You won’t want to miss it.



    Happy Listening and Happy Birthing.

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    This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.



    Find the show host on Facebook (@annetteperelclearbirth) Instagram (@annetteladoula) Tiktok (annetteladoula) or send an email to clearbirthpodcast@gmail.com



    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, and gracias/thanks for listening! We would appreciate it if you would rate this podcast 5 stars. It helps other people find the podcast.

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

    • 30 min
    Clearbirth EP 40: My Thoughts on Hulu's Aftershock Documentary

    Clearbirth EP 40: My Thoughts on Hulu's Aftershock Documentary

    Join your host Annette Perel, a doula for over 17 years, for The Clearbirth Podcast!

    In the first trimester, your favorite NYC Doula shouts out MomsRising. An organization committed to taking on issues that directly affect and impact women and mothers.

    Then, shifting away from the usual dynamic of the show, Annette instead highlights and reviews Hulu’s Aftershock documentary. The film follows the families of Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac, women and mothers who died due to childbirth complications. A reality all too common for Black women, women of color, and indigenous women in the U.S.

    Annette details key moments that stood out to her in the film, and even shares a client’s birth story and the egregious way her c-section was mishandled.

    In all, Annette argues that we don’t have to live in a country with poor maternal health, and shares thoughts on how getting insurance companies out of women’s bodies, prioritizing access to midwives, and being conscious of racial biases can dismantle the broken system in place.

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    Resources from Aftershock Website

    Join us in addressing and ending the maternity mortality crisis. Start with taking some of the below actions today. Scroll below to sign up to receive updates on the film and campaign.



    Donate.

    

    Help support the Bronx birthing center shown in the film, The Birthing Place, through a donation.

    To honor the life of Shamony Gibson and support transformative maternal health activism in her memory, please contribute to the ARIAH Foundation.



    To honor the life of Amber Rose Issac and support transformative maternal health activism in her memory, please contribute to the Save a Rose Foundation.



    Forward Together is launching a Birth Justice Policy Committee to create systems of care beyond the current medical systems. Donate and help power their collective of birth workers.



    Get involved.



    Reach out to your Members of Congress to make your voice heard about why this issue matters to you. Look up your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives here and find information about your Senators here.



    Join the efforts of community-based organizations that are leading critical initiatives where you live and nationally. Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of organizations on the frontlines of our maternal mortality crisis.



    Watch the recordings from our two virtual events – MALE ALLYSHIP AND ADVOCACY and STANDING UP FOR BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH – to learn more and hear directly from advocates about how you can take action.



    Share online.



    Use social media to uplift the film and help educate and spread the word about the Black maternal health crisis in our country. Sample posts can be found here.



    Are you a Black or Brown birthing parent? Download the Irth App and share your prenatal, birthing, postpartum or pediatric experience to help others. If you are expecting or a new parent you can also find reviews of care from other Black and Brown parents. Search reviews for yourself, and leave reviews to help others.



    The Momnibus Act.



    To address the maternal health crisis in America, Congressional leaders have been fighting for critically important policies. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Congresswoman Alma Adams, Senator Cory Booker, and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 (H.R. 959/S. 346). The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act builds on existing legislation to comprehensively address every dimension of the maternal health crisis.



    Together, we can:



    Amplify the stories of Black and Brown birthing people.



    The United States is one of the most dangerous places to give birth compared to other developed countries, and Black and Brown birthing people are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of their white counterparts.We need to address racial and gender bias in our medical system by amplifying and listening to the lived experiences of people directly impacted by

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

LadyAlquena ,

Knowledge and Support

This is a great podcast that is not limited to mothers. Every episode i’m inspired by the dialogue, the knowledge, and the activism for justice. This is a very necessary podcast.

Theredbeardedsalesmen ,

Fantastic Interviewer

The Clearbirth podcast with Annette gets into the Niche topic of Doulas and birth. Annette’s very good at making her guests feel comfortable and asks the questions that spark some interesting conversations on what it’s like being a Doula and the birth process. You will learn a lot from this podcast on the subject. Annette proves herself as an expert in her field with each amazing episode!

gumbochef7 ,

Great information and empowering to parents

This podcast is a welcome addition to an often overlooked field. Having a doula can be one of the best things for an expectant mother, and as such, it can also be one of the best things for an expectant dad! Annette is very knowledgeable and very experienced in all things birth-related, as well as pregancy and post-partum care.

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