The Lamaze Podcast
By Lamaze International
Welcome to The Lamaze Podcast, the official podcast of Lamaze International. This podcast will spotlight our LCCE educators, parents, and industry experts from across the globe to talk about healthy birth practices, advocacy, labor and pregnancy tips & tricks, childbirth advice, and opportunities and challenges facing our community.
Breathing During Labor
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, host Mindy Cockeram, LCCE, a birth and breastfeeding educator, speaks with Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE, on all things breathing. Tune in to learn about breathing techniques, the importance of modifying breathing to fit the needs of birthing individuals, vocalized and patterned breathing during the different phases of labor, how partners can support breathing, and more. Sharon is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Birth Doula (DONA) and as well as a DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainer and Lamaze Certified CBE Trainer. She also serves as the writer and community manager for Lamaze's Connecting the Dots blog. Learn more about Sharon by visiting sharonmuza.com.
December 29, 2022
Newborn and Safe Sleep
Episode six of The Lamaze Podcast is now out! Tune in to host Priyanka Banerjee BSc, MSc, as she is joined by Kim Hawley, MA, MPH, IBCLC to discuss newborn and safe sleep. Listen in as they discuss the history of safe sleep, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), what safe sleep looks like, practical advice that parents can implement in their daily routines, and how to optimize sleep for the whole family. Kim Hawley, MA, MPH, IBCLC is a Holistic Sleep Coach, Lactation Consultant, and Peaceful Parenting Educator. She is the owner of Intuitive Parenting, where she provides holistic, attachment-based sleep support for babies, toddlers, and breastfeeding families. Connect with Kim: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://intuitiveparentingdc.com/ Instagram: @intuitive_parenting_dc Facebook: /intuitiveparentingdc
November 23, 2022
Ever wonder what's going on in your baby's brain as they continue to grow from newborns to toddlers, and beyond? In this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, host Priyanka Banerjee BSc, MSc, a Content Strategist and Infant Development Consultant with DC Birth Doulas, is joined by renowned Physiotherapist Shelley Mannell to discuss newborn development. Listen in as they discuss infant sensory input, emotional regulation, brain development, and much more. To download Shelley's e-book, Oh Baby, click here.
September 15, 2022
Lamaze Birth Story
In this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Lesley Pascuzzi speaks with parents Meghan and Dave Marshall as they recount their Lamaze journey from pregnancy to parenthood. Listen in as Meghan and Dave share how they learned about Lamaze, which led them to meet Lesley, and how that partnership helped them feel empowered, knowledgeable, and confident to bring their long-awaited son into the world their way.
August 31, 2022
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Mindy Cockeram, LCCE, a birth and breastfeeding educator, speaks with Maternal Fetal Specialist Maurice Druzin, MD, about hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Tune in to learn what hypertensive disorder is, its effects on pregnancy, symptoms, its impact on labor and delivery, and how both calcium and baby aspirin play a role in the development and treatment of hypertension.
July 27, 2022
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Priyanka Banerjee, BSc, MSc, a Content Strategist and Infant Development Consultant with DC Birth Doulas, speaks with Gopi Pillai, PT, DPT, PRPC about the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy. Gopi is the owner of Blueprint Physical Therapy and specializes in Pelvic Health.
July 06, 2022
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Season two of The Lamaze Podcast is finally here! Lamaze Australia's Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, BSc, MSc, Dip, kicks off the premiere episode alongside Kateka Goodman. Throughout their discussion, Kateka talks openly about her journey to pregnancy, unexplained infertility, IVF struggles, miscarriage, an endometriosis diagnosis, and finally, a healthy pregnancy using an egg donor.
June 22, 2022
Journey to Lamaze
On the season 1 finale episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, speaks with Lamaze International President Tanya Cawthorne, LCCE, FACCE, about living in different parts of the world and how Lamaze guided her birth experience with her own children, which inspired her to become a Lamaze childbirth educator.
February 23, 2022
Exploring Different Methods of Healthcare During Pregnancy and Parenthood
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Priyanka Banerjee, BSc, MSc, a Content Strategist and Infant Development Consultant with DC Birth Doulas, speaks with Anik Bedard, a mother of three, who has worked as a physical therapist in both Ottawa, Canada and Bethesda, Maryland. Throughout their discussion, Priyanka and Anik address the various types of healthcare provided during pregnancy, as well as all throughout parenthood.
February 02, 2022
An Intro to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Pregnancy
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Priyanka Banerjee, BSc, MSc, a Content Strategist and Infant Development Consultant with DC Birth Doulas, speaks with pelvic floor physical therapist Lauren Trosch, PT, DPT, OCS, about the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy during the postpartum period.
January 26, 2022
Acupuncture and Acupressure in Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Millicent Matthew, Dr. of Chinese Medicine, BHSc, LCCE, speaks with Debra Betts, a researcher, lecturer and author of "The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth" about acupuncture and acupressure in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Debra holds a PhD in acupuncture and spent 12 years as a clinical supervisor at a hospital's antenatal acupuncture clinic, which was the first acupuncture clinic within a New Zealand hospital.
December 29, 2021
Combatting Fatphobia Among Birthing Persons
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Millicent Matthew, Dr. of Chinese Medicine, BHSc, LCCE, speaks with Michelle Mayefske, a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, hypnobirthing teacher and the founder of Fat and Pregnant. During their discussion, Millicent and Michelle discuss the stigma around fat birthing persons and the importance of inclusive birth education. Get in touch with Michelle: www.instagram.com/fat.and.pregnant www.fatandpregnant.com
December 22, 2021
The Bradley Method: A Means to Improve the Birth Experience
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Denise Bolds, MSW, Adv.CD(DONA), CLC, CBE, speaks with Dr. Michelle Gabriel Caldwell, a Certified Labor Doula, Evidence Based Birth Instructor and National Black Doula Association Doula Trainer & Mentor. Throughout this episode, Michelle discusses her personal birth experiences as well as how she and her husband teamed up to teach The Bradley Method, which focuses heavily on partner involvement and natural labor techniques.
December 15, 2021
Considerations for Achieving Your Ideal Birth
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, speaks with Rhea Dempsey, an independent childbirth educator, speaker, experienced birth attendant and author of the best selling books, "Birthing with Confidence" and "Beyond The Birth Plan". Rhea is respected as one of the foremost thinkers on working with pain in childbirth. In this episode, Rhea discusses her second book, "Beyond The Birth Plan" to showcase important considerations for birthing families as they work towards the birth they want. Highlights include psychological preparations, recognizing anxiety and its impact on Queen Oxytocin, our everyday vulnerabilities in labor and birth as well as wildcard life experiences that we must honor.
December 08, 2021
Unpacking the Depiction of Childbirth in TV and Film
On this episode of the Lamaze Podcast, Mindy Cockeram, LCCE, CLEC, speaks with Dr. Lindsey Malone about the misinformation and anxiety associated with depictions of childbirth in television and film to help listeners understand the reality of most births.
December 01, 2021
Advocating for Reproductive Health Among Black Women
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Denise Bolds, MSW, Adv.CD(DONA), CLC, CBE speaks with author and writer Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens about spreading awareness of reproductive health among black women.
November 24, 2021
Pregnancy Challenges and Navigating Parenthood During a Pandemic
On this episode, Lamaze Australia's Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, BSc, MSc, Dip, speaks with Bec Karo. Throughout their discussion, Karo talks openly about her journey to pregnancy, the miscarriage of her first pregnancy at 8 weeks, falling pregnant with Imri, her journey to birth, breastfeeding challenges and separation from family overseas while being a pandemic parent. If you would like to get in touch with Bec, she can be reached via the channels below: Bec Karo on Facebook or @rebeccakaro on Linkedin
November 10, 2021
Progressing Labor Without Pitocin
On this episode of The Lamaze Podcast, hear from Mindy Cockeram, LCCE CLEC, and guest Dorothy Troutman, SBD-Doula, BSN, RNC, C-EFM, CLC, CEIM, Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, as they discuss key tips for progressing labor without the use of pitocin.
October 26, 2021
The Birth Experience for Survivors
TW// sexual abuse / Listener discretion is advised. . On this episode of the Lamaze Podcast, Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, speaks with Jenn Fontaine, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), PCD(DONA) CLC, and Chauntel Norris, CBE, CLC, about the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on those preparing to give birth. Contact our guests: Jenn Fontaine Info@birthrootsdoulas.com www.birthrootsdoulas.com Chauntel Norris www.prisonbirth.org @chauntelthedoula @chauntelnorris
October 11, 2021
Breastfeeding and the Path to Birth Equity
On the inaugural episode of the Lamaze Podcast, Kelli Brien, CD(DONA) and guest Ravae Sinclair, Past President of DONA International and the first Black President in DONA's 29 year history, discuss breastfeeding among black mothers, as well as challenges in achieving birth equity.
September 30, 2021