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  • 00:59

    Benefits of Midwifery and Home Birth Options

    in Moms and Family

    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

  • 00:37

    Intersectionality; State of the World's Midwifery; Emily Varnam

    in Health

    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!

  • 02:01

    Death Midwifery w/Angie Buchanan & Through the Eyes of Biblical Women w/Paula Fa

    in Spirituality

    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.

  • 00:56

    Positive Impact Radio-Alix Haisha and Patti Carpenter

    in Entrepreneur

    2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern: "Positive Impact Radio," hosts Carol Wachniak 

    Join Carol every week, to talk to people who are making a Positive Impact in the World!

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  • 01:06

    How to Have a Great Hospital Birth with Choices in Childbirth

    in Moms and Family

    Join Jamie Yates (www.theurbandoula.com) as she hosts Choices in Childbirth (www.choicesinchildbirth.org) and their popular workshop: "How to Have a Great Hospital Birth". We will hear birth stories from mothers about their own unique experiences. Learn what they did to prepare prenatally, how they chose their care provider and the ways they advocated for themselves in the hospital. We will also be joined by hospital based midwife, Elaine Keller-Duemig CNM of Central Park Midwifery. There will be time for questions so if you are listening live, please call in 646-716-8611. Or leave a question in comments if you would like to have your question answered on our show.

  • 00:52

    Women of A Certain Age and the Plant Devas with Thea Summer Deer

    in Women

    Tonight,, my guest Thea Summer Deer,  herbalist, intuitive, educator, licensed minister, singer-songwriter and author. She began practicing midwifery and teaching Holistic Childbirth Preparation in 1978 and was a founding mother of the South Florida School of Midwifery. Her involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 35 years as owner of Mindbody and Evolutionary Press, and as the Executive Director of Resources for World Health. She is a graduate of the Botanologos School for Herbal Studies and received her doctorate from Venus Rising University in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies. Thea lives near Asheville, NC surrounded by ancestral Cherokee land with her husband and musical partner, Chuck, aka ‘The GreenMan’ Willhide. Ordained in the Madonna Ministry she is a public speaker and New Thought minister. 

    Follow her on Facebook for updates, or subscribe to her Kitchen Blog or Book Blog and quarterly ezine, Hoof Tracks.


  • 02:59

    Heal a Woman, Heal the World. Healing and Awakening sleeping Goddesses

    in Self Help

    Sakina O’Uhuru, CM MS has been practicing the art of Midwifery for 18 years. She has been providing maternal child health care in underserved areas for 30 years.She held the position as Site Director/Director of Midwifery Services of Morris Heights Women’s Health & Birthing Pavilion during 1999-2004.   MHHC was the first clinic to offer out of hospital prenatal labor & delivery services in an underserved community in New York City.Ms. O’Uhuru is a Clinical Preceptor for SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program.

    In 2002, she founded her private practice, Gentle Spirit Home Birth Midwifery Services where she offers comprehensive women’s health care services. Gentle Spirit Birth is a private practice independently owned and operated with two office locations in both New York and New Jersey.  She has attended well over 500 out of hospital births.

    Publications- Reality Bridges 2013 Volume 3.3 Can African American Women Conceptualize The Midwifery Model of Care As The Gold Standard of Prenatal Care For All Low Risk Women?In 2013 Ms. O’Uhuru published her first Memoir Journey To Birth: The Story of a Midwife’s Journey and A Reflection of The Heroic Women She Served Along the Way.

    Wab/Abt Akhiya Maat
    Wabet Abt meaning- high priestess of purification rights. She is a V-Steam Specialist, Founder of The Art Of 360 Shift, Certified Sacred Woman Educator, Legendary Hair Designer.
    For the pass 25 years has blazed the trails of wholistic living and is currently working on her current projects/movement. STEAM ON IT (The Art Of Vaginal Steaming). Her latest body of work includes the birthing of her book, website and programs.

    Kheru Meri DeFontes- El. Doula, Family herbalist, healer Sister & Friend. Is dedicated in assisting indigenous families heal on all levels from trauma through transformation.


  • 01:04

    The Mystical and the Magical of being a Woman

    in Women

    In honour of women everywhere, I dedicate this week's show to International Women's Day and we are "Making it happen" by putting the discussion of the why and how of Women's Rites of Passage on the agenda.  Menarche, Mensis, Pregnancy, Birth and Menopause  aka "Secret Women's Business" has become so swept under the carpet, that it's almost a secret kept from ourselves - however the innate knowledge and wisdom is within - so reconnecting is only a matter of a little soul searching, guided by wonderful women such as  Midwife, Jane Hardwicke Collings, founder of the Shamanic School of Midwifery.  She joins me to talk about how to heal and reconnect with our cycles, our womanhood and Mother Earth.   These experiences are uniquely and profoundly ours, they unite us and bring us to gather.  It's easy to see why the Red Tent Movement is gaining so much momentum each and every day once you become aware of how enriching, nurturing and empoweirng it can be.  So jump on the wagon, enter the metaphorical Red Tent with us and rediscover - reconnect - with women's mysteries and see how this experience can serve you.

  • 01:30

    The Midwifery Panel: Afrykan Moon, Janet Evans, Nicole Deggins, & Sakina U'huru

    in Spirituality

    Sakina U'huru

    Sakina O’Uhuru, CM MS, has been practicing the art of midwifery for sixteen years. She has been providing maternal child health care in underserved areas for twenty-nine years. Ms. O’Uhuru serves as a licensed midwife in the states of New York and New Jersey. She held the position of Site Director/Director of Midwifery Services from 1999 to 2004 for one of the first clinics to offer out-of-hospital prenatal care in an underserved community in New York City. Ms O’Uhuru is a clinical preceptor for SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program, Stony Brook, Columbia Midwifery Program and NYU Midwifery Program. She has also provided instructional classes and workshops for a variety of educational institutions. Ms. O’Uhuru has appeared as a guest speaker at the Art of Birthing, the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, the National Association of Childbearing Centers, Bronx Talk, Oxygen with Gayle King, Ethiopian Midwifery Conference 2000 and for Ethiopian television. In addition, Ms. O’Uhuru has been featured in several articles and in two independent film documentaries entitled Home Delivery by Christine Tournadre (2006)and Bringin’ in da Spirit by Rhonda L. Haynes (2003). She was also featured on TV’s Discovery Channel in Amazing Birth Stories. Ms. O’Uhuru is a master’s graduate of SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program and a graduate of the City College Sophie Davis Biomedical Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital. In 2002, she founded her private practice, Gentle Spirit Midwifery Women’s Health Service, which offers comprehensive women’s health-care services. Gentle Spirit is a private practice independently owned and operated, with two office locations in New York and in New Jersey. Ms. O’Uhuru has attended well over five hundred out-of-hospital births for women in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. 

  • 01:04

    African Traditional Midwifery & Childbirth Customs

    in Spirituality

    Special Guest: Senior Midwife Sarahn Agyriwah Henderson of Atlanta GA. A midwife for over 30 years and has delivered over 500 babies internationally! She shares her amazing life story and how midwifery is part of African Traditional Healing Systems. If you are thinking about becoming a midwife or having your baby at home join us to as we welcome this spirit filled and gifted Queen "Keeper of African Traditional Midwifery,"

  • 00:31

    Holly Bellebuono - auther of Women Healers of the World

    in Women


    Holly Bellebuono directs the award-winning apothecary Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard and also The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, where she trains and certifies community herbalists. She lectures around the country to audiences about natural health, herbal medicine, and women’s empowerment. This is Bellebuono’s third book. Her first, The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, was published by Shambhala Publishers/Roost Books in 2012. Her second, The Authentic Herbal Healer, was published by Balboa Press in 2012. Women Healers of the World is listed as a Main Selection of the national One Spirit Book Club, and can be purchased at www.VineyardHerbs.com.

    Intimate and inspiring, Women Healers of the World celebrates 16 different healing traditions: conventional medicine, pharmacology, ethnobotany, herbalism, homeopathy, flower essence practitioners, shamanism, nursing, midwifery, conservation, and more. The book culminates with a chapter on Handcrafting Traditions, offering hands-on recipes for remedies inspired by the women in the book.