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Role of the Community in Birth and Beyond

Sabrina Ortolano is back! In this episode we go deeper into what a community and village looks like in the perinatal period. We talk about how we can be a better villa...

History of Birth and the Village in the US

We’re joined by Sabrina Ortolano in this episode to talk about the history of birth and the village in the United States. The birth scene has changed so much over the ...

A Year In Review...Special Announcement!

We can’t believe it’s been a year already. One year ago, we released our first episode of Birth, Baby! Podcast. Tune in to hear what our top three most listened to epi...

Birth Stories: Mother's Day

We have a special Mother’s Day episode for you! Ciarra and Samantha’s moms come on to talk about their birth stories. From a teenage pregnancy to a mom with a surprise...

Choosing A Pediatrician

Ciarra and Samantha help break down what to consider when choosing a pediatrician for your newborn. This is a task that is daunting to so many new parents. Listen to g...

Birth Stories: Jes's Story

Today we have a Jes, a postpartum doula on the Empowered Beginnings team, on to talk to us about the birth and NICU stay of her second child. She wanted to share this ...

Cervical Exams

In this episode, we break down the pros and cons of getting cervical exams. When they might be necessary and when they’re not. How they can help, and how they could hi...

The Circumcision Decision

This episode may be hard for some people to listen to, but we feel it's important to talk about it because so many families share with us that they struggle with makin...

Oral Tie Releases

In this episode we interview Dr. Jared Poplin about the ins and outs of oral tie revisions. He answers commonly asked questions and addresses fears that many parents e...

Oral Ties and Feeding

In this episode, Naiomi Catron of Milk Diva sits down to talk with us about tongue and lip ties and how they affect feeding!Learn More About Tongue Ties and Collaborat...

Parent Hacks

Let's talk Parent Hacks! Ciarra and Samantha share some of their favorite parent hacks they've learned over their years as moms. Please feel free to reach out to us wi...

Birth Stories: Sarah's Story (TWINS!)

Today we have a past doula client of ours on to talk to us about the pregnancy and birth of her twins! Sarah grew up in the Texas Hill Country, and recently returned i...

Baby's First Bites

In this episode we chat with Naiomi Catron about how and when to introduce solids to babies! There are some awesome take aways from this epsiode and don’t forget to go...

Vaginal Steaming - Embracing Your Cycle

In this episode, Chantal Blakes talks with us about using vaginal steaming in your cycle. Chantal Blake is a Womb Steaming Therapist and Writer with a professional bac...

Vaginal Steaming for Pregnancy and Postpartum

In this episode we talked with Theresa Swan. Theresa is a Peristeam Hydrotherapist (and a Peristeam Facilitator) through the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute.  During ...

Birth Stories: Katie's Story

Katie Phillips comes on to share her birth story. The fertility journey, pregnancy experience, and birth of her son are so inspiring to those that haven’t had a straig...

Jaundice: What it is and how to get rid of it

In this episode we chat with Dr. Elissa Gonzalez of Blue Monarch Pediatrics about jaundice! She will help us break down what it is and how you can help your baby get r...

Fevers In Newborns

In this episode we’re joined by Dr. Whitaker! He’s here to talk to us all about fevers in newborns. Dr. Whitaker is a direct care pediatrician in Austin, Texas at the ...

Diastasis Series: Infants and Children

This is Episode 6 in a 6-episode series. In this episode, we have Dr. Katherine Melot talking about diastasis in infants and children.Dr. Katherine Melot is the owner ...

Diastasis Series: Understanding Hormones and Building Muscle

This is Episode 5 in a 6-episode series. In this episode, we have Dr. Michelle Meija. She explains how hormones play a role in healing diastasis and building muscle. D...

Diastasis Series: Amy's Story

This is Episode 4 in a 6-episode series. In this episode you will hear the birth stories and postpartum journey of Amy Ferrara. Amy is a faith-based speaker, Bible tea...

Diastasis Series: Defeat Diastasis Program and the Pelvic Floor

This is Episode 3 in a 6-episode series. In this episode you will learn about the Defeat Diastasis program and how diastasis can affect the pelvic floor.Dr. Katherine ...

Questions to Ask Your Provider

In this episode we talk about what questions to ask your provider to make sure they’re a good fit for you. Whether you have an OB or a midwife, asking these questions ...

Diastasis Series: Treating and Healing Diastasis

This is Episode 2 in a 6-episode series. In this episode you will learn how to treat and heal diastasis.Dr. Katherine Melot is the owner and creator of Defeat Diastasi...

Diastasis Series - What is diastasis?

This is Episode 1 in a 6-episode series. In this episode you will learn what diastasis is and how to find out if you have it!Dr. Katherine Melot is the owner and creat...

Introducing the Diastasis Series

Introducing our Defeat Diastasis Series! Be sure to follow/subscribe to our podcast so you don't miss an episode! We collaborated with Dr. Katherine Melot, creator of ...

Birth Prep - What you can do to prepare for labor

This is a re release of one of our most listened to episodes! Be sure you don't miss it this time around!It’s common for people to ask what they can do to prepare them...

I'm Pregnant! Now What?

Welcome back to Birth, Baby! Today we're releasing one of our first episodes in case you missed it. This was one of our most listened to episodes!In this episode we wi...

Milestones for the First Year of Life

Today we have Dr. Kristi Hammerle of Year One Wellness with us to share her knowledge of what to expect the first year in terms of milestones! Dr. Kristi Hammerle, PT,...

The Benefits of Infant/Child Massage with Babystrokes

Today we’re talking with Melanie of Baby Strokes Infant/Child Massages! She’s going to help us understand the benefits of infant and child massage. Melanie is a Regist...

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