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  • 00:01

    Spirit Doula Radio

    in Spirituality

    Birth your road!

  • 00:30

    Choices in Childbirth - The Doula Report

    in Moms and Family

    Today I will be joined by Executive Director, Michele Giordano and Director of Policy and Research, Nan Strauss of Choices in Childbirth. Last fall, CIC introduced an important piece of research. The Doula Report identifies the value of doula support in achieving critical improvements in maternity care in line with the priorities identified in the Affordable Care Act. The report examines the landscape of birth in NYC including health disparities based on race, ethnicity and income as well as challenges for doula work.


    Choices in Childbirth is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that all women have access to maternity care safe, healthy, equitable and empowering. Their mission is to promote evidence based, mother-friendly childbirth options through public education, consumer advocacy and pioneering policy reform. They seek to improve maternity care by providing the public, especially childbearing women and their families with the information necessary to make fully informed decisions relating to how, where and with whom they will give birth. www.choicesinchildbirth.org

  • 00:26

    What does a doula DO?

    in Moms and Family

    On this episode, we get down to the nitty-gritty. You know what doula is, but what exactly do we do? I'll talk about all the specific ways, doula support makes birth better for women and their partners.

  • 00:30

    What is a doula? Myth v. reality

    in Moms and Family

    Are doulas and midwives the same? Do you only attend homebirths? Do I even need a doula if I plan on getting an epidural? These are a few of the questions I will answer on my very first show! 

  • Rioha ... The Consciousness Doula

    in Self Help

    What will we be discussing this week?  Tune in and find out.

  • 00:19

    Meet Sarah - Birth Doula Instructor

    in Training

    Sarah Moloney is a passionate, fun-loving mama of 4 and is one of our Birth Doula instructors.


    Listen in about what lead her to start her doula journey and why we love having her on our team during our: Get to know Sarah session.

  • 01:38

    Birthing While Black 4 - Bold Doula & Mamatoto Village

    in Women

    Please join Denise Bolds - Bold Doula and her special guest Aza Nedhari Executive Director of Mamatoto Village 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. 


    Mamatoto Village is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, devoted to training the next generation of Community Birthworkers and Midwives. ?Mamatoto Village (MV) began in 2008 as a vision written for a graduate school paper, by Aza Nedhari. In 2012, after having worked in a for profit capacity as Doulas, and feeling as if their own training had been inadequate, Aza Nedhari and Cassietta Pringle, decided to form a collaborative partnership and bring Mamatoto Village to life. Witnessing the disparities and lack of cultural empathy in Maternal Health professions, MV founders saw a critical need for the creation of a career-training program for birth workers of color and for direct maternity support services to medically underserved populations.    


    Mamatoto's  mission is two fold: to provide complimentary and low-cost maternity support services to women and their families during pregnancy through the first year of the child's life, and to facilitate the increase of qualified women of color serving in the Maternal Health profession.                      


     Aza Nedhari can be reached on Facebook and at: http://www.mamatotovillage.org                    Denise Bolds can be reached here on Blog Talk Radio - Follow Black Mother Empowerment. She is also on Facebook as Bold Doula and at:http://www.BoldDoula.com


     


     


     

  • 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


     


     

  • 00:26

    Mothering the Mother - Postpartum Doula certification

    in Training

    Do you desire to help new families THRIVE?  {instead of just surviving}


    Have you seen how unsupportive North American cultures can be to Postpartum Families? {and you want to help make a difference}


    Join me in learning more about the benefits of a Postpartum Doula and the training process through The Healing Arts Learning Organization.  Listen to me talk first hand about why I am so passionate about helping families transition to parenthood.


    If the irratic schedule of a birth doula does not fit your lifestyle, but you still want to make a difference for young families, listen in about why being a Postpartum Doula might be for you.

  • The Mindful Momma To Be with Doula & Author Lori Bregman

    in Spirituality

    Lori Bregman is a renowned doula, life coach, healer and author of, The Mindful Mom to Be. As a birth doula, life/ fertility/pregnancy / new mom coach and healer, Lori has over 14 years of experience. What makes her unique is her innate ability to blend her spiritual coaching, years of healing and intuition that is integrated into her Doula practice.


    She is the founder of the Rooted for Life Pregnancy Coaching Program, a complete mind, body and spirit support system that helps women throughout fertility, pregnancy and birth as they transition into new motherhood. www.loribregman.com 


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    The Awakenings Radio Show is Your place for tips and insight to live a more fulfilling life, and your relationships. Learn how to attract healthy relationships, and how to create a life you really love. Awakenings broadcasts live every Wed. 12pm -1:30 pm PT   Call in for Intuitive Readings #347-539-5122 Michele answers questions about Awakening, Spirituality, Metaphysics and Self/Soul Development. Michele also answers listener questions from email, twitter and facebook On Air.


    Email awakeningsradio@gmail.com to have your questions answered or to share your insights On Air. 

  • 00:50

    Why Would You Want A Doula?

    in Spirituality

    A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. We will be discussing the amazing gifts of having this kind of coach during your pregnancy, labor and in the Post Partum period. 


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