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Midwives have been around for thousands of years coming alongside women during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. The women in the community would be there for the mom to help her and take care of her. They would even have help for the dad. Everyone was focused on one thing: caring for the family. Today, the focus (in general) has shifted. Maybe the shift happened when all the certifying agencies told us that you're not really ready to be a midwife until you're certified through this organization or that degree program. Or maybe it shifted when midwifery became a profession.
What if God is calling YOU back to the original purpose of being a midwife instead of being so focused on earning a "living wage"? Listen this week as Dr Pauline and Catherine discuss the Biblical foundations of midwifery during National Midwives Week.
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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
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Dr. David Gruder America's Integrity Expert & Culture Architect
Glenn Barker Director ManKind Project Chicago
Dr. David Gruder is a Business Peak Performance Psychologist
who didn’t just win a leadership award: one was named after him. Also named America’s Integrity Expert by Radio & TV Reports and featured in Forbes 15 times & counting, he has received 8 book awards, has provided keynotes, training programs and consulting in eight countries on three continents, and is co-head of faculty and a Board member for CEO Space International, a 25+ year-old entrepreneur development organization. As a Culture Architect, Dr. Gruder equips leaders, managers & work teams with skills & procedures to get things done quickly, collaboratively, successfully & enjoyably.
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!
Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years. When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines. Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, will be published in November, 2015. She is a founding member of the author collective, Triskele Books and reviews books for BookMuse.
About the book:
1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint.
Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France.
Terrified that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honour the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm.
Héloïse, with all her tragedies and triumphs, celebrates the birth of modern medicine, midwifery and thinking in late medieval times.
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
Historic Selma Native, Dr. Assata Ma'at is a cosmogeneticist, metaphysician, farmer, entrepreneur, and scholar focusing primarily in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, and the immunogenetic connection between consciousness, self-realization, and vibrational acceleration. Dr. Ma’at expertise lies in her ability to assist people in creating new realities and mental structures by shape shifting realities, belief systems, and understanding of their personal sovereignty. She teaches her clients how to perceive, believe, and feel their journey into the ultimate experience of ascension.
Dr. Ma'at earned advanced degrees in education, midwifery, natural medicine, kemetic reiki, and completed her Ph.D. in Africana Women's Studies from Clark Atlanta University. Her research focused on accessing the information in the mtDNA of African women using transcendal therapies; which led her into the compilation of the Ancestral Maternal Memory Theory. Additionally, she has been featured on 89.3 FM/WRFG in Atlanta, Georgia, 105.3 FM/WBFZ in Selma, Alabama, and Blog Talk radio in San Francisco, California to name a few. She has also spoken at The African Woman Institute, Shanti Villa, By the River Humanities Center, Central Alabama Women’s Empowerment Conference, Clark Atlanta University, and several others.
Dr. Assata Ma'at has a specialized practice which equips creatures in regaining their personage after the biophysicological effects of trauma/ abuse, and personal transformation. Dr. Ma’at enjoys developing her organic farms, spending time with her family, seeing clients in her private practice, mothering, harvesting exotic medicine, and traveling. Dr. Ma’at oversees all of the farm activities, development, staff, and educatio
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
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.
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
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.
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