22 episodes

The Savvy Black Birther is a podcast that inspires, cultivates, validates and protects the voice of Black Mothers as consumers of healthcare in the United States. It equips the black and indigenous birthing person to become a savvy healthcare consumer during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It is an educational and empowerment resource offering evidence-based information and is hosted by the community’s midwife Takiya Sakina Ballard, Certified Nurse Midwife. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thesavvy-blackbirther/support

The Savvy Black Birther Takiya Sakina Ballard, Licensed Midwife

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

The Savvy Black Birther is a podcast that inspires, cultivates, validates and protects the voice of Black Mothers as consumers of healthcare in the United States. It equips the black and indigenous birthing person to become a savvy healthcare consumer during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It is an educational and empowerment resource offering evidence-based information and is hosted by the community’s midwife Takiya Sakina Ballard, Certified Nurse Midwife. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thesavvy-blackbirther/support

    Season Finale - Postpartum: The Forgotten Trimester

    Season Finale - Postpartum: The Forgotten Trimester

    Navigating the pregnancy and birth of a child can be overwhelming and rewarding too. Being tried and tested to come out on the other side of delivery with the gift you've been waiting for is the highlight of the journey.  But wait; what about the after?  The postpartum time is neglected in today’s society leaving women and birthing people feeling ill-prepared, underserved, and often lonely to cope with physical., mental, and emotional changes. Postpartum Physical Therapist Lashonda Jones and Licensed Perinatal Clinical Psychologist Dr. Angel Montfort discuss the postpartum period, the forgotten trimester, and clues for wisely preparing.
    Follow Lashonda Jones, Licensed Physical Therapist: Core Elevation Fitness Sign up for Lashonda's free 5 Day Diastasis Recti Challenge & additional resources postpartum resources here. You can also find Lashonda on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
    Follow Dr. Angel Montfort, Licensed Clinical Psychologist: Center for Maternal Mental Health You can also find Dr. Montfort on Instagram.
    DISCLAIMER: The Savvy Black Birther Podcast host and guests do not give legal or healthcare advice, rather information derived from the evidence and/or extensive practice experience. No information recorded should be taken as advice about your personal situation or healthcare decisions. This information is disseminated for the sole purpose of education and empowerment. If you need legal or healthcare advice or information, seek out a well-vetted and suitably qualified professional.

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    • 49 min
    Uterus Don’t Fail Me Now: Living with Uterine Fibroids

    Uterus Don’t Fail Me Now: Living with Uterine Fibroids

    Have you ever been diagnosed with uterine fibroids? What do you do when you feel like your uterus has failed you? Is it even possible to heal from uterine fibroids? Founder LaToya Dwight of “The Fibroid Pandemic”, a safe place helping women achieve confidence in healing from fibroids, shares her journey and offers sound information and empowerment.

    LaToya Dwight, Founder of "The Fibroid Pandemic can be found online on Instagram @thefibroidpandemic > on YouTube > on Clubhouse @fibroidpandemic > on the web at The Fibroid Pandemic  

    Savvy Listeners get your free download from The Fibroid Pandemic: Top 3 Key Things to Know About Health Insurance  

    DISCLAIMER: The Savvy Black Birther Podcast host and guests do not give legal or healthcare advice, rather information derived from the evidence and/or extensive practice experience. No information recorded should be taken as advice about your personal situation or healthcare decisions. This information is disseminated for the sole purpose of education and empowerment. If you need legal or healthcare advice or information, seek out a well-vetted and suitably qualified professional.


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    • 46 min
    Pregnancy, Birth, Newborn, and Breastfeeding Hacks from the Community’s Experts

    Pregnancy, Birth, Newborn, and Breastfeeding Hacks from the Community’s Experts

    Want to know proven hacks to navigate the healthcare system as a person who is embarking on parenthood? Hear from community experts, a nurse clinician, a midwife, a pediatrician, and Lactation Consultant as they give expert advice on safely accessing maternal-child healthcare in our complicated and flawed healthcare system. Featuring guest experts, Pediatrician - Dr. Regine Brioché, Nurse - Katrice Carpenter, Midwife - Lodz Joseph-Lemon. 

    You can find our guests here: Dr. Reginé Brioché - On Instagram @dr.rae_md -- Online: Tribeca Pediatrics - Crown Heights 

    Katrice Carpenter, RNC-OB - On Instagram @KatricetheMonitrice -- Facebook - The Mother's Advocate -- Online: KatriceCarpenter.com 

    Lodz Joseph-Lemon, CNM, MPH, CBC, CD - On Instagram @thehaitianmidwife -- Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives, Inc (FAHM)

    DISCLAIMER: The Savvy Black Birther Podcast host and guests do not give legal or healthcare advice, rather information derived from the evidence and/or extensive practice experience. No information recorded should be taken as advice about your personal situation or healthcare decisions. This information is disseminated for the sole purpose of education and empowerment. If you need legal or healthcare advice or information, seek out a well-vetted and suitably qualified professional.


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    • 58 min
    Racism in American Healthcare Education

    Racism in American Healthcare Education

    Has it ever dawn on you that the healthcare provider that you’ve sat across from was once a student? An individual who was shaped into the professional they are today. Now granted, every individual is unique and may evolve differently. Nonetheless, it is when they are being educated that philosophies are formed. Wouldn’t it make sense to begin our reform there? Let’s hear what three healthcare professionals in training have to say; a student nurse, student midwife, and resident.

    Featured Guests:

    Melissa Banfield, LPN - follow on Instagram here and here.

    Dr. Rachel Bervell, MD MS - follow on Instagram here.

    Ashleigh Evans - follow here and on Instagram here.

    To build on the efforts, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Congresswoman Alma Adams, Senator Cory Booker, and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 needs your support! The Black Maternal Health Momnibus builds on existing legislation to comprehensively address every dimension of the maternal health crisis in America.

    There's a second legislature that passed the U.S. House of Representatives introduced by Congresswoman Robin Kelly. To learn more about the Helping MOMS Act, click here.

    If you are looking to take action on the important issue of maternal health in America and more specifically Black Maternal Health, you can:

    1. Reach out to your Members of Congress in the House of Representatives and the Senate to make yourself heard. Look up your Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives here and your Senators here. 2. Spread the word via social media. 3. GET INVOLVED in your community!


    DISCLAIMER: The Savvy Black Birther Podcast host and guests do not give legal or healthcare advice, rather information derived from the evidence and/or extensive practice experience. No information recorded should be taken as advice about your personal situation or healthcare decisions. This information is disseminated for the sole purpose of education and empowerment. If you need legal or healthcare advice or information, seek out a well-vetted and suitably qualified professional.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    All Things Sex: During Pregnancy and Postpartum

    All Things Sex: During Pregnancy and Postpartum

    In this episode, we discuss all things sex during pregnancy and postpartum. We will talk about myths and facts and give you all the tips and tricks to having a healthy sex life during pregnancy and after. Featuring Certified Sex & Dating Coach Myisha Battle. 

    This episode is sponsored by Allbodies. Myisha Battle can be found here: Podcasts:  Down for Whatever & Dating White   >   Website:  myishabattle.com   >   Social Media:  Twitter @MyishaBattle & Instagram @MyishaBattle   >   You can also find Myisha's classes on Allbodies.  Allbodies made a special offer for all Savvy Black Birther Listeners - they're offering $5 off a monthly Allbodies membership. Instead of the regular $17.99, they've offered listeners a $5 discount for just $12.99/ month. Sign up at bit.ly/Savvy-Allbodies.  

    DISCLAIMER: The Savvy Black Birther Podcast host and guests do not give legal or healthcare advice, rather information derived from the evidence and/or extensive practice experience. No information recorded should be taken as advice about your personal situation or healthcare decisions. This information is disseminated for the sole purpose of education and empowerment. If you need legal or healthcare advice or information, seek out a well-vetted and suitably qualified professional.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Evolution of Me #HERSTORY

    The Evolution of Me #HERSTORY

    Listen as the host of The Savvy Black Birther podcast, Takiya Sakina Ballard, Licensed Midwife, tells the story of her journey through life, from her childhood until now. This is a must-listen-to audio autobiography for anyone on a journey of self-discovery. This is #herstory , a story of perseverance!

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Ddtrackstar2016 ,

What More Can I Say?!

Knowledge-dropper...
Authentic...
Lighthearted...
Empathetic...
Down-to-earth Sistah! What more can I say. I love Midwife Takiya and the work that she does! Please continue to shine your light brightly and boldly so those of us coming up in the field can see the way! 💛✨
🙌🏽🙌🏽 🔥 🔥

PatriaS9 ,

Thankful

I looooovvveee the information given and how it’s presented in such an organic manner. Sakina and her guest provide facts. They aren’t only stating issues, but some solutions as well. I cannot wait until the next episode is released next week!!!

Msnoel ,

Amazing Podcast!

I’ve learned so much from listening to Season 1 of this podcast and it is amazing! I’m so appreciative that Takiya has taken the time to pour into black women and enable us to be more savvy when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. She makes the information clear and very understandable. I already have plans to implement a lot of this information in my journey and will share with as many people as I can! Thank you!

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