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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
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.
Carla Hartley is back on the show this week and Dr Pauline & Catherine are very excited to have her! Carla is the founder of Trust Birth & Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. Is it better to be a licensed midwife? Why? Why not? What license(s) should you pursue as a midwife? What difference does it make? Listen LIVE while Carla talks with us about the licensing aspect of midwifery.
UPCOMING EVENTS (www.dunamascenter.com):
November 8, 2014 - Choices for a Discerning Childbirth Seminar
8-week Preparation for a Discerning Childbirth Classes start September 15, 2014
October 13, 2014 (Kansas City, MO): "Life is Trauma" Counselor Training where Dr Pauline will be trainnig Christian couselors to take a body, mind, spirit approach to healing trauma.
Dr Pauline will be speaking to ICAN groups about Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS) after cesearans and ideas for healing in the following locations:
Little Rock, AR (October, 16, 2014)
Jackson, MS (October, 23, 2014)
Springfield, MO (October 28, 2014)
Our website is currently being updated. Watch for our new website soon!
Dr Pauline's Proverbs Study, "Choices and Consequences" workbook will be available September 1, 2014.
Authors of Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old
Tracey and Mary Bowman were inspired to write their book,
while caring for their aging parents through chronic illness, fractured hips, surgery and death. As each other’s support network, they shared secrets and discoveries, tips and advice--amassing a wealth of wisdom on the topic.
Mary Boone Wellington, artist, inventor and businesswoman lives in The Great North Woods of NH. Discovering a world of frustration as she began to help her mother through her passage to old age, Mary Boone notes “The most surprising thing to me was how ineffective I was at making a real difference in my mother’s life. I had felt certain this “caregiving stint” was going to be a pleasant interlude of quality time spent with my beloved mom. Instead, it turned out to be incredibly stressful for us all.”
Tracey Bowman’s first exposure to caretaking was as an aide in a nursing home when she was 17. She later became a midwife completing her nursing degree at Rhode
Island College and her Master’s of Nurse-Midwifery at the Univ of Penn. She has spent 30 years taking care of mothers and babies. Currently she is a clinical teacher in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Yale Univ and maintains a private practice in southern New Hampshire. She says, “Even with all my knowledge as a nurse, I found
myself feeling overwhelmed and confused at times while helping my mother and father.
Sherry L. Payne has a bachelors of nursing and a masters in nursing education. She is pursing midwifery education and works parttime as a seminar presenter and nurse educator. She is a lactation consultant and a certified nurse educator. Upon completion of her midwifery studies, she plans to open an urban prenatal clinic and birth center. Ms. Payne founded Uzazi Village, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing health disparites in the urban core. She owns Perinatal ReSource an education, training and consulting firm. She is an editor for Clinical Lactation Journal, and sits on the board of CIMS, Coalition to Improve Maternity Services. She also sits on her local FIMR Board (fetal infant mortality review). She presents nationally on perinatal and nursing education issues. Her career goals include increasing the number of midwives of color and improving lactation rates in the African American community through published investigative research and application of evidence based clinical practice and innovation in healthcare delivery models.
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.
We are all born and we will all die, making both of these transitions as gracefully as possible. But what will we do with each breath in between?
At the age of 14, Amy Wright Glenn began to question the Mormon faith of her family. She embarked on a lifelong personal and scholarly quest for truth. While teaching comparative religion and philosophy, Amy was drawn to the work of supporting women through labor and holding compassionate space for the dying. In Birth, Breath & Death, Amy shares moving tales of each life transition while drawing on her work as a birth doula, hospital chaplain and her own experience of motherhood.
In addition to her doula and chaplaincy work, Amy is a scholar of comparative religion and philosophy with over 20 years of Yoga and Meditation teaching experience. She earned her Masters of Arts in Religion and Education at Columbia University. Amy taught for 11 years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and was the recipient of the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. A Yoga, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and (CD)DONA, she is the voice for “Motherhood, Spirituality, and Religion” for Philly.com, blogs for Attachment Parenting International, Doula Trainings International and The Birthing Site, and is a regular columnist for Holistic Parenting Magazine. Birth, Breath & Death is her first book.
Amy teaches Yoga and Pre-natal Yoga in South Florida.
Please consider purchasing a copy of this book and donating it to a local hospice or birth center.
Visit her website at www.birthbreathanddeath.com and connect with @amywrightglenn on Facebook and Twitter.
Today is July 3, 2014, our Transformation Thursday. Earths Retreat® Radio is broadcasted Monday, Wednesday and Thursday @5p.m. EST. Dial in at 646-649-0119. Tune in TODAY as Earths Retreat presents our cosmic mother, DR. AMEENA ALI on childbirth education, breastfeeding, labor, doula and mother-to-be support and so much more. IniSHEator®, Empress Ah'malah, Earths Retreat Radio Host, mother of four natural births (one lotus birth),breastfeeder, and Natural Birth activist. I am humbled to have Dr. Ameena Ali on the show today to educate us and the world on this essential topic. Support brown skin tone Midwives, and midwives all over. We need them! We Love you Mama Dr. Ameena.
As you tune in today, ask Dr. Ali questions on the information related to this show's topic. Also, please support Earths Retreat work by tuning in, sharing our page, or giving a monetary offering via our website EarthsRetreat.com. We give 100% of service to you first. Our reward is that you are able to take something from here that will help you to help yourself and others. Remember, Dr. Ameena Ali, PhD, TN, CDI-B/P, VLM is the Founder of A Mothers Peace specializing in Labor, Birth and Postpartum Doula Support and Midwifery Education, Orgasmic, Lotus, Water and Tantric Birthing Instruction and Indigenous Midwifery services. Her contact and other vital information is: 770-870-8045 (GA Office) Talk, Text and VM/ 347-770-5121 (NY Office) E-mail: Amotherspeace@gmail.com, AskDrAli@gmail.com,Twitter (AmeenaAli). BellyChat.WordPress.com/About. www.linkedin.com/in/amotherspeace. www.belliesofgrracee.weebly.com. Pictures used for educational purposes only.
Peace and Love ER IniSHEator®
Women have been giving birth for millenia. Instinctively we know what to do and that we can do it, but often fear gets in the way. Birthing from Within is a birthing technique that taps into women's instinctual knowledge, innate wisdom and power to provide a women and her partner with the support and confidence they need to give birth. The practices of Birthing From Within go beyon birthing and can help you cope with any difficult, challenging or unforseen situation you encounter in life. Tune in and let doula and Birthing From Within educator Jaime Mossay answer your questions!
Find out more about Birthing from Within at http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/. Find out more about Jamie at http://jamie.embracinglabor.com/.
A description of what the class is like can be found here: http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/blogs/birthing-from-within/14877029-an-insiders-look-at-birthing-from-within-classes
Have you thought about birthing naturally at home or in a birth center? Have you considered a water birth? If so, a midwife is the birthing practioner you'll likely be using. Midwives have been around for thousands of years (they were even mentioned in the Book of Genesis). While midwives attend a small minority of births in the U.S., in the countries with the best pregnancy outcomes, midwives are the primary care providers for pregnant and birthing moms. In fact a 2013 study in the U.S. found the same thing (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/midwifery-benefits_n_3787058.html).
On tonight's show, midwife Jamin Sylvada of San Diego Midwife answers common questions, including:
What do midwives do? What care do they provide?
When would I hire a midwife?
What are the benefits of birthing at home? Birth center?
What are the benefits of water birth?
How does a midwife ensure she'll be available for my birth?
What about medical interventions (drugs, etc.)?
How safe is it to birth at home wiht a midwife?
Tune in to get your questions answered.
Find out more about Jamin and San Diego Midwife at http://sandiegomidwife.com/.
Link San Diego Midwife on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-Midwife/190905674270545
Shafia M. Monroe is a visionary, a leader, a Master of Public Health, a veteran midwife, a Certified Childbirth Educator, a Doula Trainer, and a health activist. Shafia Speaks Birth is the platform for inspiring all to embrace birth as the beginning of inner change, growth and world peace; she connects the human family in the universal experience of birth.
Shafia is a motivational speaker; her work transcends color, religion, sexual orientation or class status. She elevates health inequities as a Human Rights issue to motive action in leadership, cultural competency, birth work and women led birth. She is divinely guided; her words unite, motivate and empower the human spirit to embrace the best that one can offer and to act on it.
Shafia is the founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) a renowned and respected international non-profit that increases the number of cultural competent midwives and doulas to empower families to reduce infant and maternal mortality, and build capacity in communities of color.
Shafia created the ICTC Full Circle Doula Training program validating a woman’s ability to serve using the traditional midwifery model of care. As a midwife activist, she leads neighborhoods, state and national initiatives to improve maternal, child and family health.
Shafia receives numerous awards for her ground breaking work and is featured in articles, documentaries and in a mural “Women Making History in Portland,” in Portland, OR.
She mothers seven children and nine grandchildren. She gardens, writes, dances and cooks for family and friends.
Bio copied from: http://www.shafiamonroe.com/
Special Guest: Marinah Farrell: President of the Midwives Alliance of North America. Politics and traditional medicine are what led Marinah to midwifery, and she has a firm commitment to both political activism and birth work. Marinah has been the president of various non-profit boards, has worked in waterbirth centers and medical facilities for international NGOs, in free-standing birth centers in the U.S, and has been the owner of a long standing homebirth practice. Website:www.mana.org
Special Guest: Ynanna Djehuty is an
Afro-Dominicana born and raised in the Bronx. She is a midwife in training at Maternidad La Luz, a writer and certified birth doula. The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora,
specifically discussing the Afro-Latina Identity. Website: thesewatersrundeep.com
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