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  • 00:59

    Benefits of Midwifery and Home Birth Options

    in Moms and Family

    Join us for this interview with Amy Tinney, a licensed midwife who will enlighten you with the benefits of various options. She will share what birth is like in different settings, the difference between a doula and a midwife, and what kind of pre- and postnatal care you might receive with a midwife. 

    Amy Tinney is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife licensed by the California Medical Board since 2009. She is mother to an awesome teenage boy. As a nurse, Amy attended thousands of births both in and out of the hospital. She also has worked with clients as a Doula/Monitrice--childbirth educator. Amy’s clinical and home health care experience with high risk obstetrics and birthing allowed her to progress rapidly through her midwifery apprenticeship in Los Angeles many years ago. Amy is recognized by The National Registry of Midwives (NARM) and the National Midwifery Institute (NMI). She has taught Advance Midwife skills in China, trained new students at the Sanctuary Family Wellness center, and currently teaches Nursing and Midwifery students in the U.S.

    Amy’s experience as a care provider for women, combined with her love for the beauty and sacredness of birth makes her a uniquely intuitive and confident care provider. As the founder and owner of Art of Nursing Care, Inc., since 2006, she provides home health care for women of all ages, both before and beyond the childbearing years. Amy is currently training to become clinical homeopath, and she sees clients at her birth center in Marina Del Rey. 

    Contact Amy at artofbirthingcenter.com or artofnursing.net

  • 01:57

    Birthing While Black - Bold Doula and Midwife Jennie Joseph!

    in Women

    Please join Denise Bolds - Bold Doula and her special guest Jennie Joseph, Executive Director at Commonsense Childbirth, a 501(c)(3) as our discussion of birthing while black continues. Jennie is a midwife and initiator of the National Perinatal Task Force. Denise Bolds, a certified birth doula in New York and MSW is the producer and host of Black Motherhood Empowerment.  Denise is also a National Perinatal Task Force Ambassador.

    Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM – Executive Director, Clinical Director, Master Midwife, Founder of The JJ Way® 

    Jennie believes in women! Her personal mission is to be the NEW approach to women’s wellness by providing inspiration, education, empowerment and support as a means to optimal health and by ensuring that all women have healthcare answers that they can understand. Jennie's work  reflects her years of experience in the field of midwifery, maternal child health, social justice and public health spanning two continents and three decades.  

    Jennie Joseph can be reached on Facebook and at: http://Jennie@thebirthplace.org                  Denise Bolds can be reached on Blog Talk Radio - Follow Black Mother Empowerment. She is also on Facebook as Bold Doula and at: http://www.BoldDoula.com



  • 00:37

    Intersectionality; State of the World's Midwifery; Emily Varnam

    in Health

    Sing a lullabye, hear a poem and then meet birth professional,  Emily Varnam who discusses compassion for all in a heteronormative gender binary society; hear about the State of the World's Midwifery and resources for radical collaboration!

  • 01:55

    Birthing While Black - Bold Doula & Shafia Monroe of ICTC!

    in Women

    Please join Denise Bolds - Bold Doula and her special guest Shafia Monroe as the discussion of birthing while black continues. Denise Bolds, a certified birth doula in New York and MSW is the producer and host of Black Motherhood Empowerment. This series: Birthing While Black is the result of the awareness and need for birth justice. Have a pen and paper ready, you will be inspired and empowered! 

    Shafia M. Monroe, DEM, CDT, MPH

    Founder and President of International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and community activist devoted to infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion, and increasing the number of midwives of color.

    In addition to being a Certified Midwife by the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance, she is also a Childbirth Educator, a Doula Trainer, and mother of seven children. Shafia M. Monroe is a health activist, organizer, and international speaker. Monroe is the founder and President of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC); the nation’s first Black midwifery training, breastfeeding promotion and capacity building non-profit organization, headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Shafia is the visionary behind the prominent Black Midwives and Healers Conference that brings midwives and other health care providers together to galvanize resources and implement strategies for reducing infant mortality and strengthening families.  Shafia Monroe can be reached at: http://ictcmidwives.org  as she is on Facebook.  Denise Bolds can be reached at: http://www.BoldDoula.com and on Blog Talk Radio as Black Motherhood Empowerment and she is on Facebook as Bold Doula http://www.facebook.com/BoldDoula




  • 01:00

    THE BIRTH OF WOMEN with Dr. Ameena Ali

    in Religion

    Dr. Ameena Ali, is an experience Midwife, who has many years experience witnessing childbirth.  She recognizes the important role the female has to develop herself for the birth of a child.

  • 01:32

    Birthing While Black Episode 3 - With Bold Doula and Sherry Payne

    in Women

    Please join Denise Bolds - Bold Doula and her special guest Sherry Payne as the discussion of birthing while black continues. Denise Bolds, a certified birth doula in New York and MSW is the producer and host of Black Motherhood Empowerment. This series: Birthing While Black is the result of the awareness and need for birth justice. Have a pen and paper ready, you will be inspired and empowered!  

    Sherry L. Payne has a bachelors of nursing received from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, and a masters in nursing education from Research College of Nursing. She is in doctoral studies at Walden University in nursing education. She is also currently a student of midwifery, completing requirements for the CPM credential. She is an internationally board certified lactation consultant and a certified nurse educator. Ms. Payne founded Uzazi Village, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing health disparities in the urban core. She is an editor for Clinical Lactation Journal, and sits on the board of the National Association for Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color. She also sits on her local FIMR Board (fetal infant mor-tality review). She presents nationally on perinatal health disparities in birth and breastfeeding. She is the creator of the Chocolate Milk Café (TM) and the Sister Doula Perinatal Community Health Worker Program (TM) She is the author of the popular blog, Urban Village Midwife. Ms. Payne resides in Overland Park, KS, a suburb of Kansas City, MO with her husband and nine children.  

    Sherry Payne can be reached at  http://www.uzazivillage.com she is also on Facebook.  Denise Bolds can be reached at http://www.BoldDoula.com she is also on Facebook.



  • 00:48

    Infant and Maternal mortality in the US and THE AMERICAN DREAM (the movie)

    in Family

    I will be discussing infant and maternal mortality, disparities in maternal healthcare with the amazing Jennie Joespeh. 

    Jennie Joseph is a British-trained midwife, a women’s health advocate, the founder and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and the creator of The JJ Way®. She moved to the United States in 1989 and began a journey that has culminated in the formation of an innovative maternal child healthcare system, markedly improving birth outcomes for women in Central Florida.

    Jennie has worked extensively in European hospitals, American birth centers, clinics and homebirth environments. She has been instrumental in the regulation of Florida midwives since the 1990’s and has been involved in midwifery education since 1995. She is the chair of Florida’s State Council of Licensed Midwives. Currently she owns a Florida licensed midwifery school attached to The Birth Place, her nationally renowned birth center and maternity medical home in Winter Garden, Florida.

    I am pleased and honored to have her on the show

  • 02:01

    Death Midwifery w/Angie Buchanan & Through the Eyes of Biblical Women w/Paula Fa

    in Spirituality

    Angie Buchanan, speaker, workshop presenter, Family Tradition Pagan, animist and Foundress of Gaia's Womb returns to VSF discussing our reclaiming our most important rite of passage - Death Midwifery.  She'll tell listeners the six essential documents you must to have control in your time of passing over, explain green burials and get into some death and dying rituals, including how to keep loved ones at home during the death process.

    Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti will discuss Through the Eyes of Biblical Women, delving into telling the stories of biblical women from a woman's perspective without patriarchal gloss.  We'll also find out why Barnes & Noble declined carrying her book, which finally gives women of the Bible a voice.

  • 00:56

    Positive Impact Radio-Alix Haisha and Patti Carpenter

    in Entrepreneur

    2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern: "Positive Impact Radio," hosts Carol Wachniak 

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  • 01:06

    Home Front ALEC - Who Writes the New Laws?

    in Politics Conservative

    Have you ever wondered about who starts the idea for a new law?   Today on Home Front I bring you a discussion I had with political pundits, Dave Cort and Lloyd Sloan.   

    Instead if me interviewing them, they are interviewing me on Dave Cort’s show. 

    You will hear the answer to the question you’ve been wondering about concerning how legislation is cultivated by the lobbyists and the inside story on ALEC .

    Few people follow or understand how much influence the lobbyists have on legislators, but there is a definite connection. 

    Big corporations wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars if they weren’t getting a return on their money.  Recently, there have been several  news articles about how bad it is out there.

     A.L.E.C. stands for the American Legislative Exchange Council.   On today’s edition of Home Front I let you in on a little conversation where I unpack for you what is right and what is wrong about the process of lobbyists influencing legislation.

    Curiously, a big part of the media outrage is because this organization is having an affect on free market legislation, but we don’t hear that it is also happening with left-wing legislation being pushed by other organizations.

    Ultimately we have to ask, are the legislators merely puppets?  Who is in charge of the asylum?

  • 01:06

    How to Have a Great Hospital Birth with Choices in Childbirth

    in Moms and Family

    Join Jamie Yates (www.theurbandoula.com) as she hosts Choices in Childbirth (www.choicesinchildbirth.org) and their popular workshop: "How to Have a Great Hospital Birth". We will hear birth stories from mothers about their own unique experiences. Learn what they did to prepare prenatally, how they chose their care provider and the ways they advocated for themselves in the hospital. We will also be joined by hospital based midwife, Elaine Keller-Duemig CNM of Central Park Midwifery. There will be time for questions so if you are listening live, please call in 646-716-8611. Or leave a question in comments if you would like to have your question answered on our show.

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