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Whether you're a midwife, doula, OBGYN, or labor and delivery nurse the Thriving Birth Worker Podcast is for you! Join your host, Erin Underwood, for conversations focused on education, community and supporting you, the supporter!

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Whether you're a midwife, doula, OBGYN, or labor and delivery nurse the Thriving Birth Worker Podcast is for you! Join your host, Erin Underwood, for conversations focused on education, community and supporting you, the supporter!

    40. My Story – Miscarriage at 17 Weeks

    40. My Story – Miscarriage at 17 Weeks

    Welcome friend. Today’s topic is a heavy one. I want to take a moment to have you pause and check in with your own heart before we charge into this topic and story. I’m going to be sharing my miscarriage story, raw and real and vulnerable. If this isn’t something your heart needs right now, feel free to move onto another episode!

    So, if you haven’t listened to the last episode, the recap of my last few months, I encourage you to pause, jump back and listen and come back, because it will help fill in a few gaps for you.

    Let’s get into it.

    • 41 min
    39. I’m Back & Where I’ve Been!

    39. I’m Back & Where I’ve Been!

    Hello friends! It’s been quite a few months since I took my hiatus from this podcast, and I wanted to give you a quick update before diving into some deep content over the next few episodes.

    The last episode was aired in August of 2020, crazy right? It’s amazing how quickly and slowly time goes at the same time.

    Well, where I live, has been and still is in pretty restrictive lockdown, so most of my updates are of a personal nature, but it definitely bleeds into my business, because what I offer comes from my heart.

    August was a big month for me, because we found out we were pregnant!

    Then in November, at 17 weeks, I miscarried....

    • 9 min
    38. Down Regulation & Real Talk

    38. Down Regulation & Real Talk

    Hello fellow birth workers!

    Today's episode is a little different.

    Here's some background before I explain.

    Life has been a lot, for all of us. Personally, I'm quite sensitive to being overwhelmed and overstimulated. I've cut way back on my own podcast consumption and really being very mindful of what I read, watch and listen too.
    This mindfulness as helped support my mental and emotional health over the last few months.

    I've had to reassess how I serve in my business with all these transitions. Being in a house and isolated from my community has been rough, and so I'm having to make adjustments. One of those adjustments is putting the Thriving Birth Worker Podcast on hiatus. I always want my work to be an authentic reflection of who I am, and right now, I'm not able to put more noise out into this noisy world authentically....

    • 15 min
    37. Thriving in Midwifery & Business with Hearth & Home Midwifery

    37. Thriving in Midwifery & Business with Hearth & Home Midwifery

    Hello friends! I’m so excited to share this interview with you today! I had the chance to talk to Sarah and Charli from Hearth and Home Midwifery who serve here in the Willamette Valley here in the PNW in Oregon, making them a couple of my local colleagues!

    Today they offered so much wisdom to all us birth workers as they share their process of entering into the birth world and how they navigate the on call life, serving clients, working together as a team and so much more. They drop so many bits of wisdom in this interview you’ll be grateful and possibly interested in taking notes!

    I’m so happy to introduce you to Charli and Sarah of Hearth and Home Midwifery.

    • 44 min
    36. Mentor Session with The Doula Darcy

    36. Mentor Session with The Doula Darcy

    Hello fellow birth workers! I’m really excited for today’s conversation! This is going to be our second mentor session on the podcast. What is a mentor session? Well, I’m so glad you asked. It’s basically, if you could sit down with someone who has been in the birth working field for years and listen to their wisdom, experience and knowledge and soak it up. Many of us want a mentor, but after our trainings it can seem like we’re on our own. Yet, we’re designed for mentorship. One of the points that was covered in today’s podcast was our deep need for someone more experienced to help guide us on our journey, and that it is not a negative reflection on what we know or don’t know, but simply how us humans are wired. I’m so excited that we got to chat with Darcy Sauers today!

    • 45 min
    35. How Movement Healed Me

    35. How Movement Healed Me

    Hello fellow birth workers. Today I’m excited to get pretty vulnerable with you all about my own story with functional movement. How I started out as an athlete, became a couch potato for the sake of motherhood and transitioned into finding my balance and rhythm. When I share that I’m a functional Movement Specialist, I get a lot of questions, it’s not your average title. I get that if I said I was a personal training most people would get it. But also most people would probably assume they know what I do when what I do is quite different, so functional movement specialist it is!

    Why does my story matter, well stories are powerful, but mostly I want to take you on my own journey of feeling like I was never doing enough, never strong enough and always feeling like I was behind and how my relationship with functional movement changed me. In reality it was a huge tool in my own healing journey, and not just physically. The peace and strength I feel in my own skin at 36 is so drastically different from what I felt in my body at 26, and every year it keeps getting better. That’s a pretty different narrative than what we generally hear culturally. We’re told you need to be young and thin and athletic to feel that way. Then it’s easy to believe that it’s in accessible to us simply because of our age, body structure and so on. I want to help combat that narrative for you, and the best way I know how is to tell you my story.

    • 27 min

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