Homebirth Story & Choosing the Right Birth Environment — 059

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

In this episode, self-proclaimed birth junkie, Yukie McGregor shares the inspiration behind her Dallas Birth Guide and the Birth Community that it created, her primal first birth experience and the relief she felt after talking with a therapist after bouts of postpartum started to creep into the first few months after having her baby.

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PTSD & An Empowering Planned Cesarean — 057

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

Bonding immediately after birth is an indescribably special and important time. Rebecca walks us through her unique experience struggling with the length of her physical and emotional recovery after missing these crucial first moments. We’ll talk about unanticipated trauma, the importance of mental health and community support, and how to grow empowerment.

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Vaginal & Cesarean Twin Birth — 056

Birth, New Mama, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Amy Griffith had long used the calming power of yoga and relaxed breathing in her daily life as a professional dancer. As a mom, the techniques became even more valuable to her both during birth and after. But when threatened with a court order unless choosing a Cesarean birth for her twins, Amy was faced with a difficult – and stressful – decision.

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Empowering Women Abroad Through Midwifery — 055

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

Echo shares her love for women and the birth space through her own story and her work helping women and babies in a a third world country get access to prenatal care, education and ongoing support.

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Adopting Children of Different Abilities — 054

Adoption, New Mama

Heather shares her emotional motherhood journey, how she raises children with different abilities and what it feels like to receive three miracles after adopting children with Down Syndrome.

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The Fifth Trimester — 053

Birth, New Mama, Working Mama

During her first pregnancy, Lauren discovered a lack of resources for women who are transitioning back into their careers after having children and became determined to make a difference. “The Fifth Trimester” was born – focusing on the transitional and critical stage of going back to work.

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