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EBB 39 - Wrap Up

Evidence Based Birth®

Release Date: 08/15/2018

EBB 129 -  COVID-19 and your Childbirth Education Business with Natalie Eckdahl show art EBB 129 - COVID-19 and your Childbirth Education Business with Natalie Eckdahl

Evidence Based Birth®

Over the past 3 years, I have traveled and spoken with hundreds of childbirth educators from across the U.S. and Canada. At every conference I attended, one theme was repeated over and over--- educators told me that the field of childbirth education was in the midst of a huge crisis. Most childbirth educators said their registrations were declining, and that many first-time parents weren't taking childbirth education classes anymore (even though education is really important!)  Then, the pandemic hit. Classes were either cancelled...

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EBB 128 - Inducing Labor with Castor Oil and Dates show art EBB 128 - Inducing Labor with Castor Oil and Dates

Evidence Based Birth®

In this latest episode in our series on natural labor induction, I cover the evidence on using castor oil or eating date fruit to induce labor. Can castor oil increase the chances of you going into labor? When is it most effective? How many dates do you need to eat to reduce the length of pregnancy? I’ll answer all these questions and more - and share the latest research on these methods! For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on , and . Ready to get involved? Check out our  (including scholarship options) and our . Find...

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EBB 127 - An unmedicated hospital birth with Katie Kane show art EBB 127 - An unmedicated hospital birth with Katie Kane

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In this episode, I am joined by Katie Kane, a parent from Cherry Hill, New Jersey who took the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class when she was pregnant with her daughter. Katie worked with EBB Instructor Cat LaPlante.  From the beginning of her pregnancy, Katie planned for an unmedicated hospital birth - leading her on a path to researching doulas and eventually finding the EBB Childbirth Class. She was intentional in choosing her birth team, and ended up switching providers when she knew her first was not the best fit for her. With the support of her husband and doula, Katie was able...

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EBB 126 - Finding the right provider, and birth in the Dominican Republic with Leiko Hidaka show art EBB 126 - Finding the right provider, and birth in the Dominican Republic with Leiko Hidaka

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In this episode, I am joined by Leiko Hidaka, an Evidence Based Birth Instructor from the Dominican Republic. Leiko holds a Master’s degree in Human Settlements and Environment. She earned her birth doula certification with DONA International, and her childbirth educator certification with the International Childbirth Education Association. She serves as International Coordinator for ICAN, and also leads the local ICAN chapter of the Dominican Republic, where she is a highly respected and passionate leader for women’s autonomy through evidence based care. Leiko became an EBB Instructor in...

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EBB 125 - Evidence on Acupressure, Acupuncture and Breast Stimulation show art EBB 125 - Evidence on Acupressure, Acupuncture and Breast Stimulation

Evidence Based Birth®

In this episode I kick off a new series on natural labor induction - starting with the evidence on acupressure, shiatsu or acupuncture, and breast stimulation.  Natural induction techniques continue to be among our most searched and requested topics at Evidence Based Birth. I’ll continue to cover new methods over the next several months.  For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on , and . Ready to get involved? Check out our  (including scholarship options) and our . Find an here, and click  to learn more...

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EBB 124 – Health Equity and COVID-19 with Sabia Wade show art EBB 124 – Health Equity and COVID-19 with Sabia Wade

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In this episode, I interview Sabia Wade, a Black and Queer full spectrum doula, doula business coach and reproductive justice advocate. She is the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. She’s also a Somatic Experience Practitioner in training. Sabia’s mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world. Sabia and I discuss health disparities and advocacy, and how both are being affected by the...

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EBB 123 - COVID-19 update & Advocating for yourself during labor with Heather McCullough show art EBB 123 - COVID-19 update & Advocating for yourself during labor with Heather McCullough

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In this episode, I am joined by Heather McCullough, an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Certified Hypnobabies Instructor®, and Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner. Heather is also CAPPA faculty, and is certified to train labor doulas, postpartum doulas, and lactation educators. She has also been a childbirth educator and a certified professional midwife for over 25 years.  Heather reveals some of the ways providers may interact with birthing people to steer them into situations that are best for them and for the hospital - not necessarily the birth plan. She also shares some success...

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EBB 122 - Home birth during the pandemic with Vicki Penwell show art EBB 122 - Home birth during the pandemic with Vicki Penwell

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In this episode, I am joined by Vicki Penwell, a licensed midwife and CPM, and the founder and executive director of Mercy in Action Vineyard, Inc. Mercy in Action is responsible for more than 15,500 safe births in the Philippines since 1991 - at no cost to the parents - with outcomes four times better than the country’s national average. Vicki is also executive director of the Mercy in Action College of Midwifery, has a Master’s degree in midwifery in the U.S., and a Master’s degree in intercultural studies in the Philippines. She has forty years of experience accepting late transfer of...

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EBB 121 - COVID-19 and Pregnancy show art EBB 121 - COVID-19 and Pregnancy

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In this episode, I cover all the evidence to date on COVID-19 and pregnancy.

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EBB 120 – Cholestasis in Pregnancy with Nicole Phelps show art EBB 120 – Cholestasis in Pregnancy with Nicole Phelps

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In this episode I am excited to welcome Nicole Phelps! Nicole is a philanthropist who spends the majority of her volunteering with the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promotes water-safety, healthy living, and the pursuit of dreams. In addition to her efforts with the Foundation, she also supports events and programs with Make-A-Wish and Operation Shower among others. A mother of three boys, Phelps is a “Mommy Advocate” and works to bring awareness to the challenges of motherhood by sharing her personal experiences through content campaigns, social media platforms and speaking...

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