43 episodes

Unpopular opinion: A healthy mom and healthy baby are NOT enough. Why don't we pay attention to a mother's experience and perceptions of her birth enough?

I'm an L&D nurse revealing insider secrets that you won't learn in your standard childbirth ed class. We explore every facet (from opposite extremes) of not just birth, but the experience of womanhood and childbearing. Along with women sharing their experiences vulnerably, a slew of experts gift us with knowledge we never thought we needed. I throw in an extra layer to the discussion by exploring the implications of Judaism and Jewish culture on the reproductive experience. This show spans way beyond pregnancy and birth, with topics on sex, birth control, birth trauma, perinatal mental health, postpartum realities, breastfeeding, sleep training, diet culture, infertility, realities of our healthcare system, Jewish law, and so much more.

The information here is not intended to give you medical advice or replace the care of a qualified healthcare provider.

The Happy Birthway Podcast Chanie Fingerer

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 97 Ratings

Unpopular opinion: A healthy mom and healthy baby are NOT enough. Why don't we pay attention to a mother's experience and perceptions of her birth enough?

I'm an L&D nurse revealing insider secrets that you won't learn in your standard childbirth ed class. We explore every facet (from opposite extremes) of not just birth, but the experience of womanhood and childbearing. Along with women sharing their experiences vulnerably, a slew of experts gift us with knowledge we never thought we needed. I throw in an extra layer to the discussion by exploring the implications of Judaism and Jewish culture on the reproductive experience. This show spans way beyond pregnancy and birth, with topics on sex, birth control, birth trauma, perinatal mental health, postpartum realities, breastfeeding, sleep training, diet culture, infertility, realities of our healthcare system, Jewish law, and so much more.

The information here is not intended to give you medical advice or replace the care of a qualified healthcare provider.

    43. Does Abortion Have A Place In Judaism? w/ Reb. Avital Chizhik Goldschmidt

    43. Does Abortion Have A Place In Judaism? w/ Reb. Avital Chizhik Goldschmidt

    Avital Chizik Goldschmidt, a journalist and Rebbitzen, talks about her up-close encounters with religious Jewish women who faced the difficult decision of having an abortion. In addition to the pain of undergoing an abortion, she talks about the isolation that they feel due to the popular misconception among Jews and often the politicization of abortion being prohibited in Judaism.  Avital's Instagram: @avitalrachel Read Avital's article, " 'My dark secret': Orthodox women reveal their abortion stories"
     
    Sign up for Nishmat's Health and Halacha Virtual Conference here.
    Click on this link to get a FREE diaper bag with your Dyper subscription. Cancel at any time and still keep the bag!
     
    Check out the Pelvic Pro and other pregnancy and postpartum support braces made by Braceability. Get 15% off your order by clicking on this link and entering code HAPPYBIRTHWAY at checkout.
     
    Use Happi Tummi's comforting waistband to instantly calm your baby's crying. Use their adult waistbands to soothe your own tummy cramps. Use code HAPPYBIRTHWAY at checkout for 10% off of your entire order.
     
    Explore all of KiwiCo's crate collections. You will love Panda Crate's 3-pack for your newborn. Enter code LEARN30 at checkout for 30% off of your first month's subscription.
     
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
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    • 49 min
    Birth in The UK: Part 2 - Tanya Ohana's birth story

    Birth in The UK: Part 2 - Tanya Ohana's birth story

    Continue listening to Tanya's account of her birth in the UK. Her emphasis on self-advocacy throughout is very inspiring!   Click on this link to get a FREE diaper bag with your Dyper subscription. Cancel at any time and still keep the bag!
     
    Check out the Pelvic Pro and other pregnancy and postpartum support braces made by Braceability. Get 15% off your order by clicking on this link and entering code HAPPYBIRTHWAY at checkout.
     
    Use Happi Tummi's comforting waistband to instantly calm your baby's crying. Use their adult waistbands to soothe your own tummy cramps. Use code HAPPYBIRTHWAY at checkout for 10% off of your entire order.
     
    Explore all of KiwiCo's crate collections. You will love Panda Crate's 3-pack for your newborn. Enter code LEARN30 at checkout for 30% off of your first month's subscription.
     
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
    Check out the Yoledet Picks Amazon Storefront to find any of the products mentioned in this episode, and discover Chanie’s other favorites.
     

    • 51 min
    41. Birth in The UK: Part 1 - Tanya Ohana's birth story

    41. Birth in The UK: Part 1 - Tanya Ohana's birth story

    We know that babies come out of the same place in every part of the world, but maternal healthcare can vastly differ between countries. Since many countries have much better maternal/child health outcomes than the US, we have lots to learn from them. In Part 1 of Tanya Ohana's birth story, you will hear her experience of maternity care in the UK. 
     
    Tanya's Instagram: @garlic.and.ganache
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
    Check out the Yoledet Picks Amazon Storefront to find any of the products mentioned in this episode, and discover Chanie’s other favorites.
     

    • 33 min
    How Childbirth Education Will Impact Your Birth w/ Lauren Seidman, Lamaze Childbirth Educator

    How Childbirth Education Will Impact Your Birth w/ Lauren Seidman, Lamaze Childbirth Educator

    Childbirth education can make a powerful difference in your birth outcome and how you feel about it. Lauren Seidman is a childbirth educator that dives deep into how. 
     
    Lauren's website: https://bebirthpositive.com/
     
    Lauren's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/birth_positive/
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
    Check out the Yoledet Picks Amazon Storefront to find any of the products mentioned in this episode, and discover Chanie’s other favorites.
     

    • 54 min
    Perinatal Fitness & Healing From Miscarriage w/ Fitness Trainer Sarah Isaacs

    Perinatal Fitness & Healing From Miscarriage w/ Fitness Trainer Sarah Isaacs

    Sarah Isaacs is a fitness trainer who specializes in perinatal fitness. Sarah's compassionate approach to encouraging women to get strong both during pregnancy and regaining their physical strength after birth is refreshing and motivating. She discusses how fitness should be modified during these times and how having her own children has influenced her work. Additionally, Sarah talks about her recent miscarriage and the physical recovery that it entails - something that's often overlooked and seldom addressed.   
    You can find Sarah on Instagram: @sarahisaacs_
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
    Check out the Yoledet Picks Amazon Storefront to find any of the products mentioned in this episode, and discover Chanie’s other favorites.
     

    • 56 min
    A Peek Into The NICU World w/ Tori Meskin @nurse.tori_

    A Peek Into The NICU World w/ Tori Meskin @nurse.tori_

    Tori, as a seasoned NICU nurse and social media personality, reveals what it's like working with the tiniest humans on earth. This is a great listen for anyone expecting - even if you don't anticipate your baby needing to go to the NICU. Our conversation is validating to current or past parents of NICU babies and helps their loved ones understand how to support them.
     
    You can find Tori on her website and Instagram. Listen to her podcast, The Cellfie Show wherever podcasts are streamed.
     
    Learn about Yoledet Community here.
     
    Sign up for my After the Birth course to learn how to thrive during your postpartum recovery.
     
    New: Want a gift? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts to get either 90 days of free YC membership or 20% off my After the Birth online course. Just take a screenshot and email it to chanie@yoledetacademy.com with your gift choice.
     
    To continue the conversation, and learn more about similar topics, check out the Yoledet Academy Instagram community.
     
    Check out the Yoledet Picks Amazon Storefront to find any of the products mentioned in this episode, and discover Chanie’s other favorites.
     

     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Tulane_kid ,

Very informative podcast

My wife and I are getting ready to have our first child Gd willing. This podcast has taught us a lot.

brachag ,

So validating

As a past NICU mom, this episode was extremely informative. It was so heartwarming to hear from someone who is on the other side, caring for our babies, and I could sense the passion she feels for her holy work.

Olivia PV ,

Wonderful podcast!

This is a really great podcast and super informative if you are trying to get pregnant, currently pregnant, or have children at home. I love to hear all the different perspectives of the guests as well as Chanie‘s expert advice.

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