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Identifying gaps, acknowledging biases, and co-creating a trauma-informed standard of birthcare with change agents across the spectrum of birthwork.

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Identifying gaps, acknowledging biases, and co-creating a trauma-informed standard of birthcare with change agents across the spectrum of birthwork.

    The Future of Community Birth Care #080

    The Future of Community Birth Care #080

    As we wrap up season six of the podcast, we have shared so many incredible conversations over the last 11 episodes as we dove into what community means in birthcare. There is so much breadth of thought and energy these folks bring through their ability to see what could be, despite the ways that our systems fail us now. And so in this episode, I share these visions for the future of community birth care from the 11 guests that we had on this season. I invite you to take in, digest, ruminate o...

    • 29 min
    Being with Families in Community #079

    Being with Families in Community #079

    In this week's episode, we're diving into a conversation around perinatal mental health, and how we screen for and provide better support to parents as they continue to navigate early parenthood. Our expert this week, Dr. Erin Sadler is a psychologist at Children's National in their NICU who has focused her work around supporting infant mental health with starts with pregnancy and parents.She will be sharing a little bit of the process that her hospital has used to implement a universal ...

    • 41 min
    The Power of Culturally Congruent Care Communities #078

    The Power of Culturally Congruent Care Communities #078

    In this episode we invite you to think more about what it means to create community spaces that are powered by culturally responsive care. How do we build trust within them, and how we build trust within ourselves, as we contemplate the changes that happen in our bodies, through pregnancy and postpartum, how we connect with what we want and need. How do we understand our feeding choices, how we think about food for our babies and ourselves? And why it is so important to tune in an...

    • 51 min
    Impact of Family Policing System on Community #077

    Impact of Family Policing System on Community #077

    We are diving into another heavy and intense conversation here, as we talk about the family policing system, sometimes also referred to as the child protective system. We are confronting what it means for us, as healthcare workers, as birth workers, to be tied up in this system that is involved in family separation, and ultimately, the policing of families. When I was thinking through all of the different angles to take throughout the season, as we figure out what it means to be in ...

    • 56 min
    Accountability: Supporting the Black Trans Community #076

    Accountability: Supporting the Black Trans Community #076

    In this episode, we are sharing with you a conversation with Kayden Coleman. Many of you may already know Kayden through his incredible advocacy and storytelling about his experiences as a transgender dad, a seahorse dad who gave birth to two daughters. Through this podcast he shares why he was called to be vocal about his experiences as a Black transgender dad and the prevalence of anti-Blackness in society. He brings education and insights into how we can improve birthcare, healthcare...

    • 41 min
    Creating a Community of Advocates #075

    Creating a Community of Advocates #075

    In this episode of podcast, we are continuing our examination of community.Joined by guest Emily Edwards of The Good Birth Co, who is a nurse, birth worker and all around advocate for thinking and changing how we talk about birth, and how we address & prevent birth trauma. This episode will be really impactful or those of you who are also out here trying to figure out how we shift power in the birth space. How do we call out issues when we see care, that is not care? When we see wro...

    • 47 min

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As an aspiring birth worker, I am constantly blown away by this incredible podcast! It is a breath of fresh air to hear conversations about things that are not talked about enough. There is a wealth of knowledge, perspectives and experience in this podcast and it is definitely worth a listen.

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