57 episodes

The Mother Wit Podcast is a show about the issues health care consumers and providers face every day as we interact with the medical system. We’ll talk about its blindspots and shortcomings, and share strategies that we can use to feel seen and heard, no matter which side of the table we sit on.Featuring intimate stories of people navigating the healthcare system throughout the perinatal period (preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood) and the most thoughtful and innovative leaders in perinatal healthcare including midwives, nurse practitioners, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, physical therapists, mental health specialists, fitness professionals, and birth workers of all stripes. My sincere hope is to build a strong and resilient community of consumers and healthcare providers, a place where we can come together to listen and learn from each other, to share our struggles and successes, and empower each other to envision and develop the kind of care we all deserve. Music by Alejandro Pina (for lessons or original music contact him at: alejandro_pina@hotmail.com)

The Mother Wit Podcast Tanya Tringali

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The Mother Wit Podcast is a show about the issues health care consumers and providers face every day as we interact with the medical system. We’ll talk about its blindspots and shortcomings, and share strategies that we can use to feel seen and heard, no matter which side of the table we sit on.Featuring intimate stories of people navigating the healthcare system throughout the perinatal period (preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood) and the most thoughtful and innovative leaders in perinatal healthcare including midwives, nurse practitioners, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, physical therapists, mental health specialists, fitness professionals, and birth workers of all stripes. My sincere hope is to build a strong and resilient community of consumers and healthcare providers, a place where we can come together to listen and learn from each other, to share our struggles and successes, and empower each other to envision and develop the kind of care we all deserve. Music by Alejandro Pina (for lessons or original music contact him at: alejandro_pina@hotmail.com)

    Ep. 57 Prenatal Possibilities, with Paul Quinn, PhD, CNM

    Ep. 57 Prenatal Possibilities, with Paul Quinn, PhD, CNM

    My guest today is Paul Quinn PhD, CNM  at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, 5x author, and Professor in Obstetrical Nursing & Nursing Research at Dominican University New York. Dr. Quinn is one of the only US male midwives / a Certified Nurse Midwife for almost three decades. His new book, Pregnant Possibilities, is a blueprint for women and their families during pregnancy.



    Resources/References


    Paul's website Prenatal Possibilities- HERE
    Facebook - HERE
    Instagram - HERE
    LinkedIn - HERE



    Episode 49: If you marry a midwife, does that make you a midhusband?

    Episode 19: What do frogs and rabbits have to do with birth in 1978? Two birth stories for the price of one with Robin Bradley, CNM



    Bly, K. C., Ellis, S. A., Ritter, R. J., & Kantrowitz-Gordon, I. (2020). A survey of midwives’ attitudes towards men in midwifery. Journal of midwifery & women's health, 65(2), 199–207. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13060



    Shout outs by Paul throughout this episode:


    Kathy Yuhas-Arflak


    Charlotte “Pixie” Elsberry, who passed away last year


    Lily Shah 


    Jeanne Murphy Stone



    Two others he would like to recognize but didn’t mention


    Laura Hollywood (forgot her but you may know her from Nyack)


    Nila Cilmi (forgot her but she was amazing)



    Universities with midwifery programs mentioned in this episode


    Columbia University


    SUNY Stony Brook


    SUNY Downstate - You do not have to be a nurse to attend this program - there are other programs in the US that also offer this pathway including distance education options. 


    Comprehensive list of programs in the US (and additional info for aspiring midwives)



    Professional midwifery organizations mentioned in this episode


    American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)


    American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)



    Mother Wit General Resources

    ⁠⁠⁠Thriving After Birth⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Comprehensive Care⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠60 Min Consultation⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: Use discount code- FirstConsult10%off


    Instagram: @mother.wit.maternity


    ⁠⁠⁠Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠⁠⁠Support the show⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 56 Fatherhood Ready with Dan Doty

    Ep. 56 Fatherhood Ready with Dan Doty

    My guest today is Dan Doty. He is a writer, wilderness guide, men's work leader, and somatic meditation teacher. He leads retreats, hosts a podcast called Fatherhood Unlocked, and has given talks around the world on masculinity, fatherhood, and spirituality and has a new program for expectant dads called Fatherhood ready and for those already in it, Father’s Fire.



    Resources


    Fatherhood Ready (next group launching 2/20! - 4w program for $297)


    Free meditations, podcast interviews and resources for expecting dads


    Rachelle Garcia Seliga: Innate Traditions


    The Will to Change by Bell Hooks



    Mother Wit General Resources


    ⁠⁠Thriving After Birth⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Comprehensive Care⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


    ⁠⁠⁠⁠60 Min Consultation⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: Use discount code- FirstConsult10%off


    Instagram: @mother.wit.maternity


    ⁠⁠Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠⁠Support the show⁠⁠

    • 58 min
    Ep. 55 Reflecting on 2023 to move forward in 2024

    Ep. 55 Reflecting on 2023 to move forward in 2024

    Holiday newsletter (with all the links mentioned in this episode).



    Scroll down to the bottom of my https://www.motherwitmaternity.com/https://www.motherwitmaternity.com/.



    Happy New Year all! Stay safe.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Tanya

    • 21 min
    Ep. 54 To Carry Wonder, with Emese Parker, Author and WHNP

    Ep. 54 To Carry Wonder, with Emese Parker, Author and WHNP

    Emese Parker is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner (NP), perinatal mental health specialist, public health geek, and author. After completing bachelor of science degrees in exercise science and nursing, Parker earned her master of science in nursing from Boston College, and master of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has over twenty years of experience in healthcare and loves partnering with women of all ages as they navigate their distinct journeys through life. 

    In her current role as women’s health NP, Parker strives to promote health and wellness through compassionate, holistic care, while empowering women to make informed decisions about their bodies. Her devotion to improving care for the marginalized has fueled her involvement in public health leadership positions with organizations like the University of California San Francisco and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Disparities Collaborative.

    Her new book is called To Carry Wonder is a fun new type of pregnancy book aimed to nurture, inspire and equip mamas and mamas-to-be. In this two-in-one keepsake, women can enjoy a curated blend of story and art with evidence-based insight across the four trimesters. Parker draws from her own personal and clinical experiences with pregnancy, providing practical support via candid memoirs and conversational heart-to-hearts—to inspire wholeness in pregnancy and motherhood. 

    A portion of the book proceeds go to International Justice Mission (IJM), a global non-profit committed to combatting violence and slavery.

    Resources


    Emese Parker's on IG @tocarrywonder or visit tocarrywonder.com to buy her book, to learn more work or even to grab some free educational content




    What is a fundal height? Lisa Goldstein, CNM from Jamaica Hospital explains in this short video


    What is matrescence- Ted Talk by Alexandra Sacks


    International Justice Mission - portion of each book sale goes to this organization!


    Postpartum Support International


    Maternal Mental Health Hotline 1-833-TLC-MAMA



    Mother Wit General Resources


    ⁠Thriving After Birth⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠⁠⁠Comprehensive Care⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


    ⁠⁠⁠60 Min Consultation⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: Use discount code- FirstConsult10%off


    Instagram: @mother.wit.maternity


    ⁠Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)


    ⁠Support the show⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 53 Virtual Pelvic Health Consultations, with Laura Williams, DPT, founder of Hearth Healing

    Ep. 53 Virtual Pelvic Health Consultations, with Laura Williams, DPT, founder of Hearth Healing

    My guest today is Laura Williams is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist. She lives in Salida, CO with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs. Laura founded a practice called Hearth Healing, a pre and postnatal pelvic health consultation service that offers accessible information in a 100% virtual space. Though not a substitute for in-person healthcare, pelvic health consultation is a way to bridge the gap in maternal care. Laura believes that everyone has a right to honest, evidence-based, individualized support during pregnancy and postpartum. At Hearth, Laura offers self-management strategies, exercise modifications, early healing tips, and guidance on appropriate resources, products, and providers.



    Resources

    Join Laura’s mailing list or contact her directly through her website: yourhearthhealing.com or follow her on IG @yourhearthhealing for pregnancy and postpartum pearls

    Immediate/acute care PT - Birth workers, this is worth knowing about, advocating for, collaborating with your PT colleagues, and developing in your institutions!


    Enhanced recovery and wellness
    (Article) Segraves, Rebeca L. PT, DPT, WCS1,2; Croghan, Ann PT, DPT, CLC3; Coreas, Meaghan PT4; Locati, Erin PT, DPT5; Finley, Rachel Noyes PT, DPT6. Initiating Occupational and Physical Therapy in the Hospital After Birth: Access, Reimbursement, and Outcomes. Journal of Women's & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy 47(1):p 26-35, January/March 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JWH.0000000000000262 
    Video abstract for the above article

    Return to running guidelines for clinicians (and motivated clients!)


    Donnelly GM, Rankin A, Mills H, DE Vivo M, Goom TS, Brockwell E. Returning to running postnatal – guidelines for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Sep;54(18):1114-1115. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102139. Epub 2020 May 6. PMID: 32376675.

    An incredible resource and community for healthcare and fitness professionals


    Pelvic Guru⁠ - Amazing courses, live events, discounts, use of images and much more.

    Discussed in today's show


    Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course by me, Tanya Tringali!)



    Mother Wit General Resources


    Thriving After Birth⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)
    ⁠⁠Comprehensive Care⁠⁠⁠⁠
    ⁠⁠60 Min Consultation⁠⁠⁠⁠: Use discount code- FirstConsult10%off
    Instagram: @mother.wit.maternity
    Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)
    Support the show⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 52: Reflecting on two very different birth experiences with Mother Wit Mama, Sarah Holiday

    Ep. 52: Reflecting on two very different birth experiences with Mother Wit Mama, Sarah Holiday

    My guest today is Sarah Holiday, a long time Mother Wit mama. Sarah (and her husband!) did a lot of hard work in our time together as they worked through mental health challenges, some of which stemmed from childhood experiences, others were related to more current circumstances related to a stressful move, the pandemic and pregnancy itself. No matter what was going on for her, she always knew what she wanted and needed and was always ready and willing to do the hard and introspective work that one must do to overcome or find their way to the other side. She has always kept in touch and she reached out when she was pregnant with her second baby because she was determined to get the in person midwifery care that she deserved that first time around. She is here today to share her two experiences. I feel confident that consumers and providers alike will learn something from her story.



    Resources

    At your cervix (Documentary)

    Consent


    If you want to deeply learn about the consent process and why is it important for you and/or your clients, look no further. Stephanie Tillman, aka The Feminist Midwife is the best source of information you will find.
    Also, Birth Monopoly - an incredible resource.

    Mother Wit General Resources


    ⁠Thriving After Birth⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)
    ⁠Comprehensive Care⁠⁠⁠
    ⁠60 Min Consultation⁠⁠⁠: Use discount code- FirstConsult10%off
    Instagram: @mother.wit.maternity
    NEW ⁠⁠⁠Exercise in the perinatal period: For healthcare providers⁠⁠⁠ (an online course)
    ⁠Support the show⁠

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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a good one!

This podcast is real life and has the best tips for pregnancy and postpartum mamas. Real life stories and people. A must listen!

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Love love love

The first episode made me tear up and I cannot wait for more!

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So excited this is finally here!

I've been waiting for Tanya to make a podcast for years and I'm so thrilled this is finally happening. Tanya is a model for what healthcare providers should be: expert in her craft, compassionate, non-judgemental, humble, and curious. Her forever quest for deeper levels of knowledge, and her fierce advocacy for her patients is why I hold her in the highest regards. I know she's just getting started, but this podcast is sure to evolve into a wealth of knowledge and a breath of fresh air in maternal care discourse. Can't wait!

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