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  • 00:24

    NY Doc on Placenta Eating/Celeb Pregnancy

    in Health

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month and it would be refreshing to hear from a Board Certified Physician who specializes in Pregnancy and Maternal Fetal Medicine to dispel the current myths and trends that are dominating.  Dr. Jaffe with Rosh Fetal Medicine in NYC can speak about several topics related to high-risk pregnancy, when to worry and when not to, what are the best nutritional guidelines, weightlifting and exercising during pregnancy (is CrossFit healthy when pregnant?), eating your placenta, dangers of home-births, etc.


    Dr. Ira Jaffe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and comes to ROSH Maternal-Fetal Medicine with 17 years of experience providing comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic care to women. He attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Greenwich Village. Dr. Jaffe brings his expertise in high-risk obstetrics, vaginal breech deliveries & VBAC. He has a very low c-section rate and is committed to helping women manage high-risk pregnancies resulting in a normal birth experience.

    In addition to these expertise, Dr. Jaffe is specially trained in osteopathic relief of pregnancy back pain. This training is based on a model of health and healing that focuses on the whole person as opposed to one organ at a time and gives him the ability to offer effective, safe treatments for the common aches and pains that accompany pregnancy and the post partum period. He has extensive experience performing laparoscopic hysterectomies, managing ovarian masses, treating endometriosis and performing procedures that allow a woman to go home the same day of surgery and resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks.

  • 00:34

    #18: The Wonders of Placenta Encapsulation with Courtney Scott

    in LGBT

    If you're like me, your initial reaction to the title of this show was probably, "Ew, gross, no thank you!".  But hold on!  Consider sitting tight and listening to this episode.  What if your hormones regulate really quickly and you don't have any of that pesky postpartum depression?  What if you have a lot of energy, even with those first sleepless nights? What if it improves lactation? What if you just feel much better?  These are what many women report after trying this therapy, many of them having used it on their second pregnancy and have their first as a point of comparison.  Tune in to have doula and placenta encapsulator Courtney Scott tell you all about it!  Maybe it won't sound so icky afterall.

    Find out more about Courtney at http://courtney.embracinglabor.com/.

  • 02:00


    in Culture


  • 00:27

    Placenta Encapsulation: When and When not

    in Christianity

    Many people are unaware that the placenta is a powerhouse of nutrition...for the mom! This show talks about encapsulating the placenta and turning it into a small capsule supplement for the mother to get all the nutritional benefits in the months following childbirth. Dr. Pauline and Catherine have asked Jeff Pearson to join them as he is the one at the Dunamas Center who does the planeta encapsulation. They will discuss the process, and the pros and cons, as well as times when we might want to not consider encapsulation the placenta. 

  • 01:01

    How Mercury Affects The Unborn

    in Christianity

    Approximately 1 in every 6 babies in the USA are born with harmful mercury levels in their blood. Consumption of fish contaminated by mercury is the main route of human exposure. The mercury drops from the air into the water system, where fish we eat eventually take it up. Mercury is extremely toxic to the brain and nervous system, especially to the rapidly developing brain of the unborn child during early pregnancy. When a pregnant woman eats mercury-contaminated fish, the mercury in the fish enters the mother’s blood stream. Once in the mother’s bloodstream, mercury can move directly across the placenta to enter the body of her unborn child. One of the body’s protective shields against damage to the brain, called “the blood-brain barrier,” is not fully developed until the first year of life. Thus, in the unborn child, mercury can cross this incomplete barrier and accumulate in the brain, causing developmental disabilities and brain damage resulting in lowered intelligence and learning problems. This has lifetime implications. One study found that “the resulting loss of intelligence causes diminished economic productivity that persists over the entire lifetime of these children.” The unborn are also being harmed by air pollution (SO2) that will be reduced as a co-benefit of the mercury standard. This pollution has been linked to birth defects, low birth weight, premature births, stillbirths and infant deaths.

    In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Rev. Mitchell Hescox from The Evangelical Environmental Network, a ministry dedicated to the care of God's creation.

    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code orgview. 

  • 01:53

    Birthing While Black 10 - Latinas Speak - Miriam Perez & Grace Roman!

    in Women

    Birthing While Black Continues with LATINA birthworkers! . Please join producer/host Denise Bolds with special guests Miriam Zolia Perez and Grace Roman! The discussion about Latinas and maternal health breaks myths and stigmas!

    Miriam Zoila Pérez is a queer Cuban-American writer and activist focused on race, health and gender. Pérez is the gender columnist for Colorlines, and is the founder of Radical Doula, a blog that covers the intersections of birth activism and social justice from a doula’s perspective. She is the author of the self-published Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support, which has sold over 1700 copies. Pérez worked in the reproductive justice movement for eight years, both online and off, including more than six years working with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

    Grace Roman is a Latina full spectrum doula and placenta encapsulator in the Bronx, NY. She can be reached on facebook as https://www.facebook.com/BronxPaleoBronxDoula

    Denise Bolds MSW: Certified birth doula (BOLD DOULA), owner of Bold Selah, LLC she is Bold Doula. Reach Denise Bolds: 845-797-4177 http://www,BoldDoula.com 


  • 00:27

    Classic Show-Placenta Encapsulation: When and When Not

    in Religion

    We are running a Classic "Your Dunamas Life" this week because Catherine's husband, Jeff, had to have emergency surgery this week, and she was unable to record a new show. So in honor of Jeff we are rerunning on show on Plancenta Encapsulation When and When Not. Jeff does placenta encapsularion for the Dunamas Center so we think this is fitting. Please pray for his speedy recovery. 

  • 01:00

    Plans for Your Placenta?

    in Moms and Family

    I'll be talking with Jodi Selander of PlacentaBenefits.info about options for using your placenta to benefit your health after birth.

    "The key to Postpartum Wellness is inside you."
    While placentophagy is unusual in the U.S. this traditional practice has many benefits to offer postpartum women including: more energy, increased milk supply, and a natural way to restore balance to your body's hormones after birth.
    We'll talk about what these benefits can mean for mothers in the first few weeks after birth and different options for placentophagy and safe encapsulation.

  • 01:05

    Awaken the Yemonja in YOU on June 7, 2015 5:-6:30PM EST

    in Spirituality


    Learn to enhance and expand the Yemonja in you

    On this month's show I'll discuss the loving, healing, nurturing, and mothering energy of Yemonja, mother of the fishes, goddess of the moon, owner of the tides and placenta, the Great Mother. You'll learn how to create a sacred space to honor and expand the Yemonja in you, This is the time to celebrate one's family and relatives. It is a time for connecting to all of the nurturing women (females) who have impacted one's life. The astrological sign is Cancer. The herbs are spearmint, lettuce, wild lettuce and jasmine. For spiritual concerns, the altar should face the east and for mundane concerns, the altar faces northwest. The number for Yemonja is 7 and the colors are all shades blue, silver, and crystal.

  • 00:35

    The Johnny Powers Show / Should women really eat their placenta?

    in Entertainment

    On tonight's episode of The Johnny Powers Show, J.P. will talk with Claudia Booker. Ms. Booker is a CPM, home birth midwife and doula who encapsulates placentas. She is the owner of DC Birthing Hands in Washington DC. We will ask Ms. Booker about the benefits that women receive from eating their placenta and what some of the reasons some doctors may be skeptical. Here is a link to an artice featuring Ms. Booker on MSN Healthy Living website. http://healthyliving.msn.com/pregnancy-parenting/advice/moms-should-you-eat-your-placenta

    Please join host Johnny Powers for this and more on tonight's episode of The Johnny Powers Show. Please follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@iamjohnnypowers and join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnnypowersshow

    Ladies, have you or would you eat your placenta to try to reap the benefits some say it gives to women? Please like and comment on our Facebook page.


  • 00:46


    in Self Help