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  • 00:39

    Healing after a Cesarean Section with Kimberly Bepler, CAPPA Faculty

    in Women

    Kimberly Bepler joins CAPPA Radio for a thoughtful conversation about healing after a cesarean section and creating a plan for the possibilty of birthing this way.  Kimberly is the owner and founder of ABC Doula Service and also trains doulas both in Portland and all around the Northwest.

    She has worked extensively with families doing doula and lactation support for the past 14 years.  She is a Certified Postpartum Doula and CAPPA Faculy Postpartum Doula Trainer, a Certified Postnatal Educator and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

    Kimberly has been working with postpartum families since she had an infant of her own, and has a passion for newborns and their families.

    Since founding ABC Doula in 2001 she has seen the company grow to serve over 1200 families, and loves the collaboration of the team that has come together. Kimberly is the mother to two lively school-aged kids, and enjoys the collaboration at home with her husband Mark, who supports ABC as the Accounts and Website Manager.


    Learn about Kimberly's many training oppourtunities and read her insightful blog on her website http://abcdoula.com/ you can also find her on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ABCDoula.


    Want to hear more of our CAPPA Radio shows?  Liisten to our show with Dr. Johannson about Cesarean Birth from an OB/GYN's perspective http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cappa-radio/2015/04/16/choosing-an-obgyn-cesarean-sections-and-more-with-dr-joshua-johannson


     

  • 00:43

    Choosing an OB/GYN, Cesarean sections and more with Dr. Joshua Johannson

    in Women

    CAPPA Radio host, Jill Reiter, and Dr. Joshua Johannson cover many crucial topics for expecting mothers and birthworkers.  How to choose an OB/GYN, creating a plan B for a cesarean sections as part of your childbirth preparation, learn about gentle cesarean sections, and birth professionals can get tips to build bridges with healthcare professionals.


    Before founding Cheaha Women’s in Alabama, Dr. Johannson trained and practiced at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia’s busiest obstetrical hospital for 11 years.


    In addition to offering many surgical and medical techniques, Dr. Johannson views partnering and supporting women in health, pregnancy, and disease as fundamental to his practice. He strongly emphasizes healthy lifestyles and preventive care. He sees pregnancy as a normal physiological process, is supportive of low-intervention in low-risk pregnancy, and is a strong advocate of breastfeeding as an important healthcare decision. His other professional interests include external cephalic version, vaginal delivery of twins, fibroids, and general gynecology.


    Dr. Johannson is a graduate of Talladega College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Dr. Johannson is married and has four children. He and his wife are enjoying the area and has found a church home in Grace Fellowship.


    Learn more about Dr. Joshua Johannson on FB https://www.facebook.com/cheahawomen and on his website http://cheahawomen.com/.

  • 00:51

    It's a Wonderful Life

    in Family

    Noon Eastern: "It's a Wonderful Life," host Sharon Thomas


    A celebration of life, from birth to natural death. 

  • 00:32

    Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery

    in Family

    According to current guidlines vaginal breech delivery is still a reasoinable option but doctors are no longer taught it and most dont offer it. Today I will be talking to Dr. Elliott Berlin Director of TRIAL OF LABOR. Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor support bodyworker. Dr. Berlin works with several hundred breech babies each year, most of whom turn into the ideal pre-birth position once normal function is restored to the mothers low back and pelvis.  Dr. Berlin, a labor support doula, also attends birth, providing the laboring mother with bodywork such as massage, reflexology, acupressure, counter pressure, and chiropractic adjustments to help keep mom relaxed, comfortable and focused and in ideal mind and body condition for smooth, uncomplicated labor and delivery.  Dr. Berlin attends labor at hospitals, home and birthing centers and can be instead of or addition to a traditional labor doula.

  • 00:59

    It's a Wonderful Life

    in Family

    Noon Eastern: "It's a Wonderful Life," host Sharon Thomas


    A celebration of life, from birth to natural death. 

  • 00:13

    Everyone should understand birth.

    in Moms and Family

    Regardless of gender, sexual orientation or whether or not you plan on giving birth to a child of your own, you need to know about childbirth.  It doesn't matter who you are, you were born and YOU need to understand how birth works and why it matters. And if you are ever planning to have children either as a mother or a partner, you need to educate yourself about the process and the way birth is managed under our current medical model. Every mother and her partner who decide to conceive a child should enter pregnancy informed of their choices. It's been said that knowledge is power. It is knowledge that will help us to move past the culture of fear around birth so we can begin our journey as parents in joy and confidence.

  • 00:31

    Can Having a Doula Actually Make A Difference?

    in Religion

    Welcome to week 2 of Ceserean Awareness month!  This week, Jenn Leonard and Lauren Silk, founders of Colorado Mountain Doulas (www.coloradomountaindoulas.com), join us on the show to talk about the importance of having help from a birth assistant (also called doula) during your birth.  What should you look for in a doula?  Why is it so important to have one?  In the Bible, birth was something that all the women in the village participated in.  No woman was left alone to birth their baby.  The comfort of being surrounded by women who have gone before you in birth can be very encouraging.  Dr Pauline & Catherine will also discuss with Jenn & Lauren the importance of planning ahead and actually writing out a birth plan. 


    As always, we welcome your comments and questions through Facebook (Dunamas Center Ministries), and Twitter (@YourDunamasLife).


    ANNOUNCEMENTS: 



    We are officially moved into our new building at 2143 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909!

    Watch for Dr Pauline's new book "Won't Somebody Please Hear Me?  Healing from Birth Traumatomology Syndrome"...Coming soon! 

  • 02:02

    Balancing Heaven and Earth and Sacred Hoop Special

    in Spirituality

    April 15, 2015


    Balancing Heaven and Earth and Sacred Hoop Special - 8 PM EST to 10 PM EST


    Spirit Doulas - Expressing Empathy and Sympathy - "What To Say and When to Say It"


    What do you say to someone Loved One who has just Walked On? How do you convey your feelings and still respect their boundaries? As a Spirit Doula, we have the blessing to be aware of the journey that the grieving person is going through and also the journey the Loved One who Walked On is embarking.


    The Spirit Doulas share their insights and experience in expressing condolence and support. We invite you to this meaningful conversation about what to say and when to it.


    Please view our Disclaimer for our radio programming.


    www.starnationsradio.com

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: To Relapse or not to Relapse (That is not a question)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: We have moved passed the immediate period of our post treatment experience (The Postpartum). We are now fully integrated back into our society, our lives.  We are now fully exposed to the "dual elements" of life.  Those elements can be the re-entering of us into old experiences, or having new experiences. They all create or cause feelings. Triggers have come............and gone?!? What happens if there's a relapse? How do we respond?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 00:57

    Breastfeed, Chicago!

    in Education

    Katrina Pavlik (Board Chair), founder of Breastfeed Chicago, M.Ed., postpartum doula, certified lactation specialist. “My dream for Chicago is that it will become the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the country. Not only will new moms get the help and support they need from their health care providers, but they will benefit from an extensive breastfeeding-support network. Moms will be seen breastfeeding their children anywhere, anytime… and it will be considered a normal, natural way of feeding our children.”


    In 2011, Katrina Pavlik created a closed Facebook group to invite 
    people to start a conversation about breastfeeding in Chicago. Within six 
    hours, it had grown to 400 people. "I saw a need for a community that 
    could discuss how to make Chicago more breastfeeding friendly. From the Facebook group, we expanded and added the Breastfeed, Chicago! blog and resource list.


    copied from: http://theattachedfamily.com/?article=breastfeed-chicago-an-interview-with-founder-katrina-pavlik

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Postpartum (The treatment setting is over)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The 3rd trimester has been completed. You've been "re-born" into the RECOVERY lifestyle.  How does it feel? How do you feel? Those questions sound similar, but they're vastly different. What are the keys to succeeding Postpartum? What are the pit falls? What are your triggers? Any negative reservations? What's the proper care and feeding (metaphorically speaking of course) for those new in recovery? Lets talk.....


    Show Segments:  Happy Re-cap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time