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Ep 68//Maternal Physiological Changes that Lead to a Functional Labor Experience and the Importance of Nutrition with Dr. Sarah Thompson

Ep 68//Maternal Physiological Changes that Lead to a Functional Labor Experience and the Importance of Nutrition with Dr. Sarah Thompson

September 27, 2022

Are you looking for ways to prepare your body for the healthiest pregnancy. We all know nutrition is key and a very important way in sustaining a healthy mom and baby.

 

This is one episode that you’ll want to save and send to all of your trying to conceive, pregnant and postpartum friends! I guarantee you’ll want to take notes so take a minute and grab a pen and paper so you don’t miss a thing! My guest Dr. Sarah Thompson is a wealth of knowledge. 

 

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Birth Doula and author of the book, Functional Maternity - Using Functional Medicine and Nutrition to Improve Pregnancy and Childbirth Outcomes. She is the leading expert on the use of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of pregnancy complications. 

 

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Ep 67//The Power of Words: How a Mom is Changing the World through Song with Mama Sing Me a Song Amanda Siebert

Ep 67//The Power of Words: How a Mom is Changing the World through Song with Mama Sing Me a Song Amanda Siebert

September 19, 2022

We talk a lot around here about the power of words. My guest today has put a different spin on this important subject and is changing many people’s lives! I hope this episode goes to show you that we all have a gift and maybe you will be inspired to show kindness and love through a creative way you may never have thought about before. 

 

Amanda Seibert, the founder and “original mama” of Mama Sing My Song. Featured in PureWow and Indianapolis Monthly, Mama Sing My Song is a company that creates personalized songs and lullabies for thousands of kids all over the world.

 

Expanding upon her company’s mission to celebrate the diversities of each child through song, Seibert’s debut children’s book Mama, Sing My Song: A Sweet Melody of God’s Love for Me will be released on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

 

She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three children, where they try to fill their home with songs, dance, and laughter each day.

 

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Ep 66//Practical Postpartum Planning Tips with Katelyn Laflin

Ep 66//Practical Postpartum Planning Tips with Katelyn Laflin

September 12, 2022

Are you planning for your best birth but when it comes to postpartum you have no idea what to expect? The way your postpartum goes can greatly affect mental health and reduce the risk of PTSD. Who do you have surrounding you? How can you make it easier for yourself while you're having to take care of other children? Listen today as organization expert and 2 time home birth mama shares some practical tips to plan for your best postpartum!

 

Katelyn is a proud chiropractic wife, mama to two boys, and urban homesteader. She is passionate about healthy living, home birth, and Jesus and will talk for hours on each of those topics if you let her. On a given day you can find here enjoying an iced matcha, cooking, listening to an audiobook and trying to keep the toddler from loving too hard on his little brother.

 

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Ep 65//A Birth Story of Faith, Preparedness and Surrender with Jamie Leigh Miller

Ep 65//A Birth Story of Faith, Preparedness and Surrender with Jamie Leigh Miller

August 28, 2022

Jamie Leigh Miller joins me on the show today to share her second birth story with her son. She decided to have a home birth this time. Check out the first episode she did with me:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-empowered-birth-podcast/id1496953110?i=1000474281610

 

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Ep 64//Current Birth Situation in Nebraska and What Needs to Change with Cari Samulson

Ep 64//Current Birth Situation in Nebraska and What Needs to Change with Cari Samulson

June 13, 2022

Today I have Cari Samulson on the show. Cari is a Direct Entry Midwife and midwife at Sage Dragonfly Midwifery. She is married to her very supportive husband who is a farmer in rural Nebraska. She is a Homebirth mom and has 4 kiddos. I brought her on today to talk about the current situation in Nebraska in regards to Homebirth.

You’ll hear more in this episode and even if you aren’t from Nebraska or even the United States I would still encourage you to listen to this episode and hear what your sisters are having to face when deciding where when and how they want to birth.

Cari is the President and Founder of Nebraska Birth Choice Advocates which is a non-profit that connects and supports women with the foundation of autonomy and respect while giving them access to informed choices. We have a really great conversation from a moms point of view and share the harsh realities and lack of support in our beloved state.

I hope this episode informs you and fires you up to get involved with changing the culture where ever you are to support women no matter what their birth choices are! Let’s get into the show!

 

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63//Postpartum Hormones, Natural Cycle Tracking Methods and Postpartum Depression with Jamie Rathjen

63//Postpartum Hormones, Natural Cycle Tracking Methods and Postpartum Depression with Jamie Rathjen

May 10, 2022

If you've ever been postpartum before you know that you can feel all sorts of emotions... good and bad! Sometimes you may feel a little crazy or extremely down. What some call "normal" or maybe "just give it some time and you'll get over it" may really be something that can be easily addressed! 

 

Today Jamie Rathjen joins me on the show! She shares some amazing information about postpartum hormones including something your doctor may not know about or talk about when it comes to postpartum depression. 

 

This conversation is a must listen to help you feel empowered for your best postpartum!

 

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Ep 62//Learning to Listen to Holy Spirit’s Promting

Ep 62//Learning to Listen to Holy Spirit’s Promting

March 7, 2022

Hannah Crews is a former news reporter and now social media content creator. She is a wife and the mother of two, and loves to empower women in the areas of marriage, motherhood, faith, and health. 

 

She comes on the show today to share her wonderful stories of her two children's births. The first at a birth center and the second at home. Hannah shares how she follow that mama instinct, "holy spirit nudge" to make decisions with her second baby!

 

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Ep 61//Valentine’s Day Special: Your Questions About Pregnancy and Postpartum Sex

Ep 61//Valentine’s Day Special: Your Questions About Pregnancy and Postpartum Sex

February 14, 2022

In honor of Valentines Day today we are talking all about pelvic floors including prenatal and postpartum sex! This is going to be a good one answering your questions!

 

Pelvic floor health is so important for every woman to know about and become familiar with. The owner and Physical Therapist of Nebraska Core + Pelvic Therapy Kierra Larsen and PT Assistants Britnee Hoffner and Jessica come on the show today and have a girl chat with me all about pelvic health. They both specialize in women's pelvic health, predominantly prenatal and postpartum treatment. 

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Ep 60//The Amazing Design of Hormonal Orchestration and Mammalian Instincts with Dr. Sarah Buckley

Ep 60//The Amazing Design of Hormonal Orchestration and Mammalian Instincts with Dr. Sarah Buckley

January 31, 2022

Dr. Sarah Buckley is author of the international best seller: Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering. If you have ever felt nervous about natural birth or questioned your motherly instincts Dr. Sarah has a way of easing those fears with facts! This is an episode you won't want to miss. 

 

SHOWNOTES: https://www.birthblissbeyond.com/post/_ep60

 

Links talked about in the show: For more, see www.sarahbuckley.com Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/health/maternity/hormonal-physiology-of-childbearing.html Oxytocin levels in physiological labour and birth https://rdcu.be/bOg4v

 

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Ep 59//Kinsey Phifer: The Labors of Love

Ep 59//Kinsey Phifer: The Labors of Love

January 17, 2022

On todays episode I speak with my friend Kinsey Phifer. Kinsey is a birth and bereavement doula located in a small town in Iowa. Kinsey helped reverse her local hospital's VBAC ban and recently wrote a book called Variations of Normal featuring birth stories from over a hundred other moms. We spent some time talking about the importance of processing the feelings that come with birth no matter what they are.

 

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