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  • 00:34

    The Disappearing Art of Breech Birth

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    Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD OB/GYN has been in private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Southern California since 1986.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1982. He has a long history of support for Midwives and the alternative to the medical model of birth they provide. 


     

  • 00:36

    Birth in Alabama

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    Joining me today is Courtney Sirmon. Courtney is the Central Alabama Regional Director of


    Alabama Birth Coalition as well as a DONA International Birth Doula and Certified Lactation


    Counselor. For over five years, Courtney has served growing families through pregnancy, birth.


    postpartum & breastfeeding support. She believes strongly in “mothering the mother” and has


    personally and professionally seen the benefits of the midwifery model of care. Growing up in


    rural south Alabama, Courtney is passionate about rural access to maternity care. She is the


    proud mother of three young children.

  • 00:36

    Pain to Power a conversation with Debra Pascali Bonaro

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    Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA) is the Founder & President of Pain to Power Childbirth Experience, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret  and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” all of which  explore the intimate and sacred nature of birth. Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to Human Rights in Childbirth and ICEA.  Debra’s passion comes from her years as a  Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 30 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!

  • 00:22

    Doula Business

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    Today I will be speaking with Alice Turner of Your Doula Bag. Com and we will be discussing the business of being a doula. 

    About my guest:
    Alice is on a mission to support doulas. Her focus over the past seven years has been on products, services and education for doulas. The world needs great doulas who have thriving businesses and she's here to help.

    Join us for a lively discussion! 
     

  • 00:48

    Conversations with the Womb

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    I will be speaking with bestselling author, doula, and founder of the Joy In Birthing Foundation Giuditta Tornetta. She just released the highly anticipated follow up to Painless Childbirth. 
    Tornetta’s second book promises to be as intensive as the first and delivers with the same in-depth knowledge and compassionate guidance she has become known for worldwide. 
    Tornetta’s first book encouraged mothers to go on a transformational journey through pregnancy and birth to obtain the birthing experience they deserved and desired. Now Conversation with the Womb is inspiring women to use their creative feminine power to awaken to their full potential, and act as co-creative agents to manifest the life they covet.

    “With this book we were looking to utilize the techniques used in Painless Childbirth to encompass the many phases of womanhood, not just pregnancy and birth,” writes Tornetta.  “We’ve taken all the knowledge generated from our series of international workshops and condensed it into one book.” 

    Fully-loaded with hands-on exercises and heart-felt stories Conversations With The Womb goes beyond your run of the mill self-help book and elevates itself as a truly transformational experience. The author’s passion is that contagious.

    It is with this grand capacity for imagination Tornetta envisions the rediscovery of the immense creative force of the womb.

    CNN Hero & bestselling author Robin Lim writes of Tornetta’s new book, "[Giuditta] rendered her trailblazing idea into a book that is at once practical, and a wildly esoteric page-turner."  

  • 01:51

    Fresno Homeless Speaks Out With the Blues

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         Inour first hour we will have from Merced Gloria San Duval a homeless advocate. Gena Mercer who wrote an article for the Peoples Trubune, Chicago, IL. Whom is homeless in Merced. We will be talking to our Merced guests about the article Gena  wrote.  The secound half Paul Jackson member of the Fresno Homeless Advocates will be joining us, we will be talking about why it is so hard to find the moneys that the city of Fresno receives in Federal Grants for the homeless. He might have a special announcement for all of us.

  • 00:21

    Trying to Stop Obstetric Violence

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    Join me as I interview Jesusa Ricoy Olariaga about the Roses Revolution. They want to stop obstetric violence by bringing attention to it.
    Obstetric violenc is the act of disregarding the authority and autonomy that women have over their own sexualities, their bodies, their babies and their birth experiences. It is also the act of disregarding the spontenaity, the positions the rythms and the times that labor requires in order to progress normally when there is no need for intervention.
    It also the act of disregarding the emotional needs of mother and baby throughout the whole labor process. 
    Don't miss this interview

  • 00:44

    Parenting without labels

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      Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC For the past decade, Brandi has been helping new families grow, adjust, and find balance. Brandi is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Pediatric Sleep Specialist, Newborn Care Specialist and a Certified Postpartum Doula. She holds a BA in Child Development and a Master's of Social Work from USC.  In 2009, she opened The Cradle Company Parenting Center and Boutique, a Los Angeles resource center for parents. Brandi's work as a consultant, group leader, and in-home practitioner has lead her to to develop a unique philosophy of parenting, fondly named Practical Parenting™, a pragmatic, practical and healthy approach for the "whole" family

  • 01:02

    Parenting in a Technological World

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    "How can we balance our enjoyment of social media with our yearning to connect in our own home, eye to eye with our children, to model this for them so that they don’t practice a way of seeing that doesn’t require them to look up?" This is an excerpt from an article by Lu Hanessian.


    Lu is an award-winning writer and science journalist, educator, author of acclaimed book "Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood" (St. Martin's Press, 2004), former NBC anchor/host (Real Life;Unsolved Mysteries) and Discovery Health Channel host of Make Room for Baby and Total Family Health, and active speaker. For five years, she hosted The Science Show, syndicated in 110 countries, translated into 17 languages. In 2012-13, Lu co-hosted an educational television program in NYC called Liberty Treehouse. She is a frequent guest contributor on FOX5 Live in New York as an education and parenting author, expert and advocate.
    Lu's essays and articles have been published in The New York Times,Mothering, Parenting, Fit Pregnancy and Redbook. She has been a guest on The View, CNN, NPR, FOX, MSNBC, Life & Style, the Today Show, WABC and more.She is an award-winning newspaper columnist.

  • 01:01

    Gentle Birth, Ecstatic Birth, Are they Possible? A Discussion that may Surprise

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    I love what Dr. Michel Odent says about our guest:
    "Sarah Buckley is precious, because she is bilingual. She can speak the language of a mother who gave birth to her four children at home. She can also speak like a medical doctor. By intermingling the language of the heart and the scientific language she is driving the history of childbirth towards a radical and inspiring new direction."

  • 00:57

    Changing the Paradigm of the Patriarchy with Dr. Riane Eisler

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    My guest today is RIANE EISLER a social and systems scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her groundbreaking research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, education, and healthcare. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights has expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), dedicated to research and education on social and economic transformation; co-founder of CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign and, with Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams, of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV); and Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an online peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of Minnesota that was inspired by Eisler’s work.