About The Birth Geeks Podcast

Meet The Birth Geeks

Being a childbirth professional can make everyday conversations awkward and your life can be really hard for people to understand. Twice a month, Robin Elise Weiss and Hillary Melchiors geek out with each other and some brilliant guests about all things childbirth related. If you are a childbirth professional trying to make change while keeping your business afloat and hopefully thriving, you’ve found your people!

Episode 30: Virtual Experience
Episode 29: Erin Underwood Movement for Childbirth Professionals
Taking Care of Yourself & Birth Business During COVID-19
Virtual Doula Business Planning with Nichole Joy
Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Being a Virtual Postpartum Doula with Ann Grauer
Being a Virtual with Connie Sultana
Childbirth Classes Online & Did My Water Break Handout
Augustine Colebrook Talks Midwifery and Social Justice
Prodromal Labor
Dr. Britta Bushnell and Transformed by Birth
The Value of Childbirth Education
Andrea Hewitt, Doula Angency Owner Talks About Her Business
The Year in Review for Your Birth Business "
Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd Talks Birth
The Basics of Bias in Research
Dr. Theresa Morris Talks About Cesarean Section
Questions New Doulas Ask, Changing Policies
Marketing Your Birth Business with Video
Dr. Amber Price, CNM Expert Interview
Dr. Vanessa Hildebrand Expert Interview
Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski Expert Interview
Dr. Ginger Breedlove, CNM Expert Interview
Expert Interview with Sarah Julisson, The Website Doula
Expert Interview with Independent Childbirth Educator, Sharon Muza
Living Life on Call
How to Listen to Birth Stories  
Health Communication Theory & Strategy & Marketing with Michelle Branco, MPH, IBCLC
Show Notes: Expert Interview: Liz Jostes from Eli Rose Social Media
Show Notes: Moving Postpartum Doulas Forward with Ann Grauer
Show Notes: Special Self-care Interview with Molly Mendota
Show Notes: Special Geek Interview: Hillary Melchiors
Show Notes: Special Geek Interview: Robin Elise Weiss

Online Support and Education

We offer online support and education no matter where you are in your birth professional journey.

Forward Thinking

Through our unique blend of experience and energy, we can help you move your business forward, while still providing you with excellent information in a lively manner.

Problem Solvers

Let’s face it, we all hit roadblocks. You are not alone. This community is a place to help you overcome obstacles and renew your moxie.


The focus is on making sure that you have a sustainable business from the monetary to the experience.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE

Birth Geek

Robin has been around birth and babies since the late 80s. While she stumbled into being a doula and childbirth educator, she’s spent the last 30 years connecting with families and birth professionals, mentoring hundreds of people along the way.

Hillary Melchiors, Ph.D., MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE

Hillary Melchiors, Ph.D., MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE

Birth Geek

Hillary Melchiors is a birth doula, childbirth educator, and medical anthropologist living in southern Indiana. She has 2 children, an amazing husband, and a very cute tiny dog that her husband won’t let her carry around in a purse even though she really wants to do so.

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