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  • 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




  • 00:15

    Pregnancy Nutrition Part 3: After Baby

    in Health

    Join us for Part 3 of our pregnancy and nutrition series with Jacke Lash Callaghan with Core Wellness and Physical Therapy.  We'll be discussing what mom's body needs now that she has had the baby, whether breastfeeding or bottlefeeding.  We'll also touch on how to navigate allergies, weight gain, and cravings.  Listen only mode - no calls please.

  • 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.



  • 00:55

    Mindful Parenting a discussion with Abby Bordner

    in Family

    Mindful parenting can start in your pregnancy. Join us today as we discuss what it means to be mindful and how being mindful can affect your parenting and your relationships with others. 
    My guest is Abby Bordner. I am excited to have Abby on the show, I've been a big fan for years. 

    Abby’s background is in medical settings, community education and entrepreneurship. She currently has many online and in person projects for the non profit sector and her private business.

    Certified Labor Doula and Lactation Educator (CAPPA): Abby works with families in pregnancy education, labor support, birth advocacy and postpartum. She provides home visits, as well as teaches to groups, to assist in childbirth preparation and breastfeeding.

    Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA): Abby teaches childbirth preparation in a relatable, intelligent way. She provides information and inspires transformation for all who experience her presentation.


  • 00:59

    Crucial Tips from a Pediatrician on Surviving Your Baby's 1st Year

    in Parents

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Scott Cohen, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year. 

    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 

    If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews. Thanks.

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  • 01:03

    Things That Make You Go WTF?!

    in LGBT

    Today we discuss the Raven-Symone (accent on the E) campaign to get her fired, Justin Bieber's "growing pains," Alyssa Milano's breastfeeding pictures, and more.

    Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @TheSpilledTea @EmmyMorgan76 @MPGrasso @KylieSF @Odaat_webseries and the LGBT book @WhoIAmbook

  • How To Reduce Cavities In One Easy Step

    in Health

    Tooth decay is caused a deficiency of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that the body needs to build healthy teeth. It also results from eating, drinking, or exposure to too many life depleting substances.

    So, first we need to understand...what is a cavity?

    And, what one simple and fun way can we use to reduce cavities?

    About Your Host:

    Jessie Blair-Myrie, CHHC, AADP


  • 00:52

    Infant Sleep, What's Normal? What's not? With Meg Nagel of The MILK MEG

    in Family

    Sleep. It's the number one concern with new parents, and they get some crazy advice. From our culture to friends, parents hear it all, but what's true and what's fable? Join Meg Nagle, and I as we discuss sleep and your baby. 

    Meg has a degree in Psychology and was a La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding counsellor) for seven years before becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She an incredibly successful blogger, and has published articles in, “Nurture Parenting Magazine”. 

  • Overselling Breast-Feeding

    in Family

    My guest today is Kimberly Durdin IBCLC, SMW. She has been supporting families as a La Leche League Leader and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the WIC program in Brooklyn, NY over 23 years ago and as a doula. She was part of the BLESS Project (Breastfeeding Lactation Education Support Services) at historic Howard University Hospital in creating their first ever lactation clinic providing 24 hour lactation services free of charge for HUH families. Before leaving D.C., Kimberly was named one of the Top Lactation Consultants in the area by Washington Families Magazine.

    Kimberly worked as a LC for the Watts Healthcare Corporation 5 site WIC Program after moving to Los Angeles, where she trained staff, oversaw breastfeeding peer counselors, and provided one on one LC care for families throughout South LA. In 2009, She joined the groundbreaking company The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center, and acted as the Director of Lactation Services and created The Sanctuary New Moms Group, a popular and powerful community space for new mothers that she has lead weekly, as well as conducting childbirth education curriculum for out of hospital birthing families. She taught this class twice a week as well as a program for hospital birthing families she created entitled Enhanced Pregnancy. She has been an LC for twelve years and has begun teaching a 45-hour Lactation Consultant Exam Prep Course, as well as mentoring IBCLC candidates.

    Kimberly recently stepped out on her own, attending births as a Student Midwife and Doula, expanding her role as a birth and breastfeeding advocate, speaker and organizer. She has recently signed on to be the “Expecting and New Parent Expert” at WellBaby Center which hosts her weekly Mom’s support group The Mama Tent.

    The topic we will be broaching today is the New York Times article by Eleanor Davis: Over Selling Breast-Feeding. 

  • 00:35

    You Still Go To Church?!

    in Comedy

    Joe and Kate are joined by Sammy Rickey and Alex Anderson to talk about religion. Joe is blown away when he hears that Alex goes to church 3-4 times a week. They also discuss Nicole Arbour and Breastfeeding.

  • 00:18

    The Perfect 10 Project ~ Lactation Matters Episode 5

    in Moms and Family

    The Perfect 10 Project ~ Lactation Matters Episode 5 focuses on how to support the new breastfeeding mom.  We discuss the common hurdles a new mom has and what type of support helps her reach her goals as a new breastfeeding mom