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PP #71: Conversations With Our Bodies with Kelsey Knight

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On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Kelsey Knight, a labor and delivery registered nurse and co-initiator of The Fifth Vital Sign, a project where Kelsey and her best friend, Emily, taught free reproductive health classes across the U.S. 

Here's what they talk about on the show:

  • The story of the Fifth Vital sign project: curriculum, format, highlights of their travels
  • The menstrual cycle and fertility awareness method
  • Breast awareness
  • How to talk with your provider
  • Birth control doulas
  • The future of the Fifth Vital Sign project

Kelsey Knight trained and volunteered as a birth doula, opening her eyes to the imperatives of informed consent and health as a human right. She then pursued a nursing career in in-patient obstetrics. She is also a certified lactation consultant and childbirth educator. She’s interested in documenting women’s stories. Most recently, she co-initiated a project, called The Fifth Vital Sign, with her best friend, Emily. For three months, they roadtripped across the United States, teaching free reproductive health classes in over 63 locations along the way, spreading information about body literacy and informed choice. Emily and Kelsey are co-writing a book about their travels.

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