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Welcome to The MotherPod, a podcast from The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

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Welcome to The MotherPod, a podcast from The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    Ep. 13: Tobacco is Changing ft. Spencer Straub & Marie Justice

    Ep. 13: Tobacco is Changing ft. Spencer Straub & Marie Justice

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod

    Episode 13
    We sat down with Spencer Straub, Media and Communications Coordinator for Wisconsin’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP), and Marie Justice, Spokesperson for the Tobacco is Changing Campaign. In this episode we learned about new tobacco products, current efforts to educate parent's, and how to address these harmful products with children. Special thanks to guest host, Michelle Rimer, for bringing energy and knowledge to this conversation.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 12: FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Prevalence ft. Wendy Kalberg

    Ep. 12: FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Prevalence ft. Wendy Kalberg

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod

    Episode 12
    Outreach Manager, Chelsea Tibbetts, recently had the privilege of interviewing Wendy Kalberg, Principal Investigator/Clinical Research Associate with the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, & Addiction at the University of New Mexico, to discuss the landscape of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Wendy is the co-author of a research article entitled, “Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities” that was published in JAMA in February of this year.

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions, including abnormal facial features, low body weight, hyperactive behavior, difficulty with attention/learning, and even problems with heart, kidneys, or bones, that can occur as the result of a mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. WWHF’s My Baby & Me program works to help women achieve alcohol-free pregnancies, and our interview with Wendy Kalberg will serve as a continuing education opportunity and research discussion for My Baby & Me providers. The interview also invites general conversation about the stigma of alcohol consumption and how we can work to prevent FASD in our state.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 11: Parenting & MS ft. Cheryl Blaschuk

    Ep. 11: Parenting & MS ft. Cheryl Blaschuk

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod

    Episode 11
    We sat down with Cheryl Blaschuk, a certified multiple sclerosis nurse, to learn more on the risks and needs of family planning after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.   In this episode we learned a little more about MS, and how MS interacts with pregnancy as well as tips and suggestions for addressing unexpected challenges with family planning and what to do with a new MS diagnosis.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 10: Saving Lives with Sensory Training ft. Dr. Carla Pugh

    Ep. 10: Saving Lives with Sensory Training ft. Dr. Carla Pugh

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod

    Episode 10

    Hear from Dr. Carla Pugh, a general surgeon at UW Hospital, TEDMED presenter, inventor and the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of 10Newtons, a digital health company in Madison, WI. 10Newtons utilizes a variety of sensor and motion tracking technologies to help revolutionize how medical professionals learn to perform exams, diagnostics and surgeries.

    Learn how Dr. Pugh used her experience to patent a new training tool, the BEST touch (breast exam sensory training) to help doctors and now patients learn how to properly give a breast exam.

    From 10Newtons:
    "Early detection of breast cancer drastically increases survival rates from 15% to 90%. Yet only 25% of women perform breast self-exams. With our self-guided and interactive simulated breast exam training, the 10 Newtons team is on a mission to improve this statistic."
    Learn more: http://10newtons.com/

    • 18 min
    Ep. 9: Protecting our Kids in the Digital Age ft. Special Agent Heather

    Ep. 9: Protecting our Kids in the Digital Age ft. Special Agent Heather

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod

    Episode 9
    How do we protect our kids and address cyber safety in the digital age? Hear from former NCIS agent, Heather Ryan, as we discuss what cyber threats kids and parents are under and what tools parents can use to protect their kids.

    Heather Ryan is a mom of 2 and former NCIS agent. During that time she served in five different duty stations and traveled the world investigating felonies ranging from sexual assault and narcotics to homicide and espionage. As an interrogator and hostage negotiator Heather learned first hand how the criminal mind operates and how the bad guys choose their victims. After years as a field agent, Heather became a Supervisory Special Agent managing a team of agents covering a ten state area of responsibility. After turning in her badge & gun, Heather founded Safe in the City. Now, instead of only reacting to crime, she has the opportunity to help prevent her audience members from becoming the next statistic. Her message is one of empowerment rather than of fear.

    Connect with Heather Ryan:
    http://specialagentheather.me/
    https://www.facebook.com/SpecialAgentHeather/
    https://twitter.com/SpclAgntHeather

    Pre-order your copy of Heather's new book, Special Agent Mom:
    http://specialagentheather.me/book/

    • 28 min
    Ep. 8: Alzheimer's - Coping as a caregiver ft. Martin Schreiber

    Ep. 8: Alzheimer's - Coping as a caregiver ft. Martin Schreiber

    Welcome to The MotherPod! A podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.

    For complete episodes and more on The MotherPod, find us online: wwhf.org/motherpod


    In Episode 8 of the Motherpod, we sat down with the former Governor of Wisconsin, Martin Schreiber. Martin served the state of Wisconsin over sixteen years as a state senator, lieutenant governor and governor. Today, he continues to serve as Wisconsin’s leading crusader for Alzheimer’s caregivers and advocates. In this episode, Governor Schreiber shares how he has grown and learned in his role as a caregiver of his wife Elaine, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

    Listen in to learn more about Governor Schreiber, and why he feels this was such an important story to tell.

    For more information on Governor Schreiber and his new book “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver" visit http://mytwoelaines.com/

    For more information about the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation: www.wwhf.org
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