Episode 41: Pivot

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The Birth Geeks
Episode 41: Pivot
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2020 has pushed all childbirth professionals to pivot so much of what we have done before to adapt to the circumstances that most of us weren’t really expecting. This whole year I have marveled at Robin’s ability to pivot to teaching online, and this…

Tia & Shannon from Doula Sense

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Tia & Shannon from Doula Sense
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Robin interviews Tia & Shannon two east coast doulas with a new podcast: Doula Sense. They both have an enormous amount of experience and expertise when it comes to childbirth education, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding, and don’t shy away…

Episode 39: Mandy Irby The Birth Nurse

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The Birth Geeks
Episode 39: Mandy Irby The Birth Nurse
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Nurses and doulas working together for culture change is a dream team, and we’re breaking down what needs to change about hospital birth in this episode as well as career pivots, online teaching, and so much more in the birth world. 

Episode 38: Elizabeth M. Johnson, MA

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The Birth Geeks
Episode 38: Elizabeth M. Johnson, MA
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Elizabeth M. Johnson talks to Dr. Hillary Melchiors about trauma informed care, empathy vs. kindness, and shifting her When Survivors Give Birth course online in this 38th episode of The Birth Geeks Podcast. 

Kelli Brien Talks About Being a Doula and.a Midwife

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The Birth Geeks
Kelli Brien Talks About Being a Doula and.a Midwife
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Kelli Brien talks about the many aspects that drew her to birth work and how she’s moved within the system to help make it a just an equitable place for all birthing people.

Episode 35: Doula Dreams of Change

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The Birth Geeks
Episode 35: Doula Dreams of Change
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Ever dreamed of what you would say if someone asked you how to change things to improve maternity care? In this episode, we talk about being asked that exact question as doulas and scholars, and how we approach those answers. Hint: it doesn’t just…

Episode 33: Barbara Hotelling

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Episode 33: Barbara Hotelling
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Training nursing students to be doulas helps them no matter where they end up working according to Barbara Hotelling. She talks all about the Duke-la program she helped start, creative ways to test for anemia in resource constrained places around the…