7 episodes

Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater circle of women united.

The Midwives' Cauldron Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and what this entails in today's society. We want to be able to share in the strengths of women gathering together and being more informed, for their birth, their feeding experience, and the transition into knowing ourselves better. This is the podcast to connect us as a greater circle of women united.

    The herstory of breastfeeding

    The herstory of breastfeeding

    On this episode of The Midwives' Cauldron we take a whistle stop tour of breastfeeding over the years, stopping by to hear about some of the fascinating and peculiar 'herstories'.

    • 1 hr
    Perineal Bungles

    Perineal Bungles

    In this episode, Katie tries to enjoy a cup of tea while Rachel disturbs her with a tale of perineal bungles.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    In this episode we have the absolute delight of interviewing Jane Hardwicke Collings. We discuss women's rites of passage and pay particular attention to the Maga; Autumn phase of a women's life. Do not be fooled if you think you are too young to hear this episode, it is jam packed full of intelligent, jaw dropping and wonderful insights into womanhood. Please let us introduce Jane..

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Induction of labour from the baby's perspective

    Induction of labour from the baby's perspective

    Join us as we delve deeper into induction of labour through the early postnatal lens. We discuss the impact of induction on the baby, and on the mother's lactation, looking at ways to ensure all mothers and infants get off to the best start, despite the labour and birth they may have had. Somehow this episode ends up into the world of the Wizard of Oz, new and, personally I think, much better words for amniotic fluid and uterus, and we even learn about the delights of Rachel's cat. Listen in for great insights and laughs along the way.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The herstory of modern birth practices

    The herstory of modern birth practices

    In this episode the herstory of modern birth we take a step back in time and a short but deep dive into the history of women & our bodies, and how this has led us to the birthing practices we are in today. We visit the world of goddesses, vulva art, and how women were once revered for their ability to create life. And then move on through the times into a world where women were seen as dirty representations of men, whose primary role was to reproduce; and our bodies seen as machines, reflecting the mechanisation of the current world. On this whistlestop tour of history.. or should I say herstory, you will hear about the godsips (you definitely want to listen to this), the closing off of keyholes during birth, and of course some fun along the way, where you even get a sneak peek into the vulva art that one of us loves to make!

    • 57 min
    Introducing the midwives and their cauldron

    Introducing the midwives and their cauldron

    Welcome to episode 1, where we chat about how Rachel and Katie met, how our careers in midwifery evolved, and our plans for future podcast episodes.

    • 34 min

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3 Ratings

bay area doula ,

Love these ladies and their wisdom

These two are a pleasure to listen to and really emulate what true midwifery is all about. Perfect for doulas and midwives. Can’t wait for more.

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