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Ep 106: Reducing Racial Disparities & Improving Outcomes for Black Birthing People and Birth Workers with Sabia Wade

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Release Date: 10/24/2019

Ep 128: Vitamin K for the Newborn show art Ep 128: Vitamin K for the Newborn

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In this episode we’re covering vitamin K for the newborn. You’ll hear about what vitamin K is, why it’s routinely given to newborns, the two ways it can be administered, and the risks and benefits of receiving it, including it’s effectiveness. The resources used to put together this episode are listed below: --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Get a jar of to help you sleep better and prevent cramps and restless legs all night! Go to and use code KWEENS to get free shipping on your order!  Get a subscription for best selling childrens multivitamins to ensure your kiddos are getting...

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Ep 127: The Rebozo: History, Cultural Significance & Use During the Childbearing Year with Gina Kirby show art Ep 127: The Rebozo: History, Cultural Significance & Use During the Childbearing Year with Gina Kirby

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Today we’re talking with the amazing about the rebozo! We discuss what it is, it’s history and cultural significance, and how it can be integrated into pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. To get information about Gena’s workshops or buy her visit her website . Check out Gena’s mentorship program and !  Click to read the article titled “The Rebozo: Fashion, Feminism and Death” that Gena mentions.   --- SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Get a high quality, fully breathable, washable, and recyclable baby mattress from ! Go to and enter code KWEENS to get $50 off and free...

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In this episode we’re talking about back labor, including its possible causes, how to prevent it, its impact on labor progression, and what to do if you find yourself experiencing it. We also delve into sterile water injections – what they are, why they’re useful in labor, and what it’s like to get them. Here are the links for the resources mentioned in this episode: The website, specifically the pages for and activities to do during pregnancy and the section dedicated to what to do during A which can be a great tool for managing labor pain The Evidence Based Birth --- SUPPORT...

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Ep 125: Common Pregnancy Discomforts show art Ep 125: Common Pregnancy Discomforts

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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...

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Ep 124: Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Elizabeth Winter, ND, LM, CPM show art Ep 124: Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Elizabeth Winter, ND, LM, CPM

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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...

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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,...

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Ep 122: Little Flipper: Drea Haire's Birth Story show art Ep 122: Little Flipper: Drea Haire's Birth Story

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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...

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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...

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Ep 120: COVID-19 Resources & A Review of Labor Comfort Measures show art Ep 120: COVID-19 Resources & A Review of Labor Comfort Measures

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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...

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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,...

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Today we’re talking with the indomitable Sabia Wade about how racism and white-centering are negatively impacting black birthing people, their babies, and black birth workers. Sabia is a Black and Queer Full Spectrum Doula, Doula Business Coach and Reproductive Justice Advocate located in San Diego, CA. In 2015, she began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In her role as a volunteer doula, she assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery. In 2018, she decided to quit her day job and create a sustainable and abundant life in a meaningful way. She is now the Executive Director of For The Village, a nonprofit that provides doula services to low income and marginalized people in San Diego county, and owner of Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, where she trains full spectrum doulas all over the world. Click here to get more info about Sabia’s upcoming trainings on Racism & Privilege in Birth and be sure to follow her on Instagram @theblackdoula.

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