Ep 93: Menses of Yesteryear: How We've Managed Our Periods Throughout History
Release Date: 07/18/2019
In this episode we’re talking about common pregnancy discomforts and some remedies to treat them. We cover morning sickness, back pain, heartburn, sleep problems and more! --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Treat yourself to some amazing skincare products from . Go to for $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more. Free shipping for US orders over $75 and free samples with every order! Sign up for a subscription with today! Get your daily multivitamin or prenatal delivered right to your door by visiting . Use the promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off during your first 3 months! Get a...info_outline Ep 124: Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Elizabeth Winter, ND, LM, CPM
joins us in today’s episode to discuss breast implant illness. Dr. Winter is naturopathic doctor in San Diego, CA who specializes in women’s health and pediatrics. In this episode we discuss what breast implant illness is, the signs/symptoms of it, and treatment options for those who have it. --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR! Sign up for a membership with and start saving 25-50% off traditional retail prices on all your favorite clean, organic products! Go to to get $20 in shopping credit toward your first order. --- If you liked this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, tell your friends! And...info_outline Ep 123: Perinatal Psychology & the Lasting Impacts of Birth with Anna Verwaal
This episode features , a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, midwifery, nursing and doula instructor, primal period & childbirth educator, UCLA certified lactation educator, and birth photographer from the Netherlands. After a 25-year nursing career in various countries in obstetric, pediatric, neonatal and home-health settings, she preferred to work with families and babies as an educator and started her own private birth consulting practice in Los Angeles,...info_outline Ep 122: Little Flipper: Drea Haire's Birth Story
Drea Haire joins us on today’s episode to share about the birth of her first baby. You’ll hear about what she and her husband did to prepare for labor, her goal of having a water birth in a birth center, and how her plans got turned upside when she found out her baby was breech at 37 weeks (and AGAIN at 39 weeks!). This is a super unique birth story and we’re so happy to be able to share it with all of you! --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR! Sign up for a membership with and start saving 25-50% off traditional retail prices on all your favorite clean, organic products! Go to to get $20 in...info_outline Ep 121: Placenta Consumption with Maria Pokluda of BEST Placenta
In today’s episode we’re talking with about placenta encapsulation. Maria is a doula, childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator who teaches encapsulation workshops through her training organization, . In this episode we discuss: The history of placenta consumption A book about the topic – The existing data on placenta consumption The benefits, risks, and contraindications of consuming your placenta What’s contained in the placenta and the benefits of those active ingredients The difference between placenta pills and tincture and how a tincture can be used long term The...info_outline Ep 120: COVID-19 Resources & A Review of Labor Comfort Measures
In light of all the craziness currently happening with COVID-19, we decided to re-release this episode about comfort measures in labor. Many people will be having their babies with little or no support because of the current hospital restrictions and we hope that these tips will help with managing the intensity of labor, especially if you’re doing it without the support you’d planned on having. Additionally, here are a few helpful resources that we mentioned at the top of the episode: on Evidence Based Birth The on COVID-19 The on COVID-19 The CDC’s page on on COVID-19 on COVID-19...info_outline Ep 119: Understanding and Solving Painful Sex with Emily Sauer of Ohnut
Today we’re talking about painful sex with , the creator of . Ohnut is a wearable tool that helps solve the problem of painful sex by customizing penetration depth without sacrificing sensation for you or your partner. In this episode we talk about the typical causes of painful sex (both physical and mental), how common it is, and how can help. Use code BirthKweens at checkout to get a discount on your purchase (*offer valid until June 5, 2020). And don’t forget to check out Ohnut’s and follow them on ! --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Get a monthly subscription box from and do some fun,...info_outline Ep 118: Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Sign up for a subscription with today! Get your daily multivitamin or prenatal delivered right to your door by visiting . Use the promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off during your first 3 months! Treat yourself to a beautiful piece of luxury jewelry from ! Go to to see their collections and get $50 off your first purchase with promo code KWEENS. --- In this episode Karly and Ali explore some natural remedies for prevention and treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Finding safe treatment options while pregnant can be really tough so the kweens share their best...info_outline Ep 117: Reducing Pregnancy Pain with Lindsay McCoy of One Strong Mama
In this episode we’re talking to of about pain during pregnancy and how exercise can be used to mitigate it. Lindsay is an Exercise Physiologist, birth doula, childbirth educator, and co-founder of the online prenatal exercise birth prep and recovery program, One Strong Mama. She is also one of the creators of the Body Ready Method professional training program that helps birth and fitness pros assess and train pregnant clients- specifically for core and pelvic floor optimization. She has helped thousands of pregnant people have more comfortable pregnancies, more efficient births, and...info_outline Ep 116: Giving Birth After A Shoulder Dystocia: Dominique Richey’s Birth Story
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Sign up for a subscription with today! Get your daily multivitamin or prenatal delivered right to your door by visiting . Use the promo code KWEENS at checkout for 10% off during your first 3 months! --- Dominique Richey is back on the show to share the birth story of her third baby, Aminah! You may remember Dominique from where she shared about her first two births (an unmedicated hospital birth and a home birth that included a significant shoulder dystocia). Preparing for this birth was different for Dominique because of the shoulder dystocia she experienced while...info_outline
**CORRECTION** We shared some misinformation about Judaism in this episode and one of our listeners, Daci Goldin, was kind enough to point it out. (Thanks, kween!) She sent us an excellent write up explaining why the info we shared misrepresented the Jewish faith (specifically Orthodox Judaism) and what they actually believe and practice in regards to menstruation/bleeding. You can find her full write up linked at the top of the page for episode 93 on our website.
In this episode, we’re joined by one of our favorite past guests, Monica Toombs (see ep 14 and ep 15 to listen to her birth stories and ep 74 to hear her talk about ancient birth rituals)! She put her research skills to use for us once again and put together a great episode about how periods have been managed through the ages. We cover blood week trends from ancient times through modern day, including factoids about when period products became commercially available and what the cultural/societal beliefs around menstruation were in different eras. For those who are interested, here’s the list of sources Monica used to put together this episode:
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