Preggers Can Be Choosers

Preggers Can Be Choosers

By rowan twosisters
Preggers Can Be Choosers delivers real talk in AfterBirth, a 4th and more trimester online postpartum support group.

Elephant in the Womb is prenatal education, what folks wished preggers peeps knew, you know, like before they needed it!

Choosers is a show dedicated to why people chose the pregnancy options and outcome that they do. No topic is off-limits.

Choosers is our name, inclusion is our game. #herefortheQueerdos
#thisiswhathealinglookslike

Be wary, we are a little swear so grab your headphones if you have concerns for tender ears and sensibilities.
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AfterBirth 5/12/20 Damage Control, Otherwise Known as Parenting
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Today we talked a bunch about parenting, and specifically, boys getting haircuts and not liking pink anymore because of pressure from 6-year-old peers. How do we even combat that? Our kids conforming to gender roles to be cool or fit in or whatever while parts of ourselves die and we navigate explaining that its ok to be you. Gender Bread Person is a cool tool  From there we flowed into consent and teaching consent and what does that look like when you are peeling an unconsenting kid off their sibling who did not consent to get crawled all over. Shout out to the Three Minute Game from Betty Martin  Planned parenthood has this offering,  And Rowan is working with the Zine Doula, so she's excited! https://www.instagram.com/zineswithsol Links that may help NOW are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Links that may help are: Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 AfterParty in the  FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link on Tuesday, 30 mins before group starts.
58:53
May 19, 2020
AfterBirth 5/5/20 Grief with a Side of Tacos
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group. No Bev today, so we all wondered how she is doing, Having some pre mothers day feels, especially around grief, pet loss, and Maggie had some great suggestions from her Death Doula training. https://www.inelda.org/resources-category/grief-and-bereavement-resources/ We are all in it together,  join us if you need us! Links that may help NOW are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Links that may help are: Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link on Tuesday, 30 mins before group starts.
58:20
May 12, 2020
AfterBirth 4/28/20 COVID Sick Kid, Now What?!
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group. Ground we covered today: Well shit, Bev's kid is sick with COVID, and she might be too. Rowan invited folks to group with PPD after an abortion, Katelin is making masks! You pay the shipping.  https://www.facebook.com/Snowflakedoulaservices/ Behavior regression,  Thoughts about socializing, Who is seeing whom? Anxiety. Links that may help NOW are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Links that may help are: Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link on Tuesday, 30 mins before group starts.
1:00:12
April 29, 2020
AfterBirth 4/21/20 Where's the Money, Honey?
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group In this show were brainstorming money and income ideas, with a sprinkling of life and social distancing norms. Take the Quiz! Find your tendency! https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/ Magic Face cream!  https://www.mirandacastro.com/shop/miranda-castros/miranda-castros-scars-cream/ Homeopathy! https://www.homeopathyworld.com/ Links that may help NOW are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Links that may help are: Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link.
56:13
April 27, 2020
AfterBirth 4/4/20 And Now This Shit.
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Show Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin hosts this week,  and after starting with some Good News https://youtu.be/F5pgG1M_h_U!  The group quickly gets real about the grit of postpartum depression, sex, and self-loathing. Whew.  Your peeps really get the feels out today.  Links that may help NOW are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Links that may help are:, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link.
50:37
April 15, 2020
AfterBirth 4/7/20 Surviving while Keeping the Kids Fed
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group AfterBirth 4/7/20 Surviving & Keeping the Kids Fed  Show Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a wave of digital products being thrown at you. Join us live if you want, help  CREATE the show, we would happy to have you.   Maggie is pregnant and healing from Covid, Bev isn't eating enough, and Lindsey has some homeopathy helpers.  https://remedyseeker.com/ https://www.homeopathyworld.com/ https://homeopathyhelpnow.com/ to get a free consult if you are pregs or PP and need help. Other links that may help are: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link Wanna receive the Choosers newsletter? Sign up here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link.
59:28
April 13, 2020
AfterBirth: 3/30/20 COVID-19, I Shaved My Legs for This?!!
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Show Notes: L&D policies in Houston Area Hospitals, What Birth centers are accepting late transfers? Google Doc 411 Link How Do I Know if I'm a fit for a Home Birth or Birth Center? Podcast link GET THE WAND!!! It might even work on Bev's lice having kids. Wanna receive the Choosers newsletter? Sign up here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell #covid *This #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe, join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link.
53:56
April 1, 2020
Elephant in the Womb: COVID Concerns, Am I a Fit for Home Birth or a Birth Center?
Elephant in the Womb: Prenatal Education for the Preggers Person.   Critical prenatal education; shiz you should know, shiz we wish EVERY pregnant person knew!  Especially now, good lawd.   If COVID-19 concerns have you questioning where is the right place for you to birth, listen to Labor Doula Amanda Moore chat with midwife Rowan TwoSisters as we discuss the range of options and how to begin exploring the options with the current challenges.    At 20 minutes we talk about Houston Specifics, Rowan works at North Houston Birth Center https://www.nhbirth.com/ which accepts Medicaid.    Learn more about Amanda at http://www.holisticexpectations.com/   And reminder my loves, these are strange times but together we got this.   Get Social! FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/  FB page~ https://www.facebook.com/preggerscanbechoosers  IG ~ https://www.instagram.com/preggerscbc/   Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5    As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas.   Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.    #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #cat #death #mom #cry #sadAF #xmidwifex #straightedge #doula #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #midwife #covid #corona #pandemic #virus #birth #birthcenter
32:43
March 25, 2020
After Birth 3/24/20 COVID-19, What SCHEDULE HAHHAHAHAHHA.
AfterBirth: 3/24/20 COVID-19, What SCHEDULE HAHHAHAHAHHA. AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Show Notes: HEB is the best store ever. Dr.B is #HEBPositive https://www.heb.com/ Bev's anxiety is in the front seat with her. Katelin says that this homeschool curriculum is on sale from Abeka Schedule Suggestion from Amanda Moore from TLC doula group http://tlcdoulagroup.com/ Breakfast; Walk to park to wander and kick a ball; back for snack; short video; lunch; nap; snack; water play/sidewalk chalk; short video; dinner; bath; bed Get Your Body into HomeoStatsis with movement, giving nutrition with movement. Nia ~ with Jule  Yoga with Adrian ~ https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene half-ass yoga at 8pm with Curvy Yoga~ https://www.curvyyoga.com/ Punk Rock Hoops Hoop Learning ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj1bD7_HXy0&list=PLge6KHTzpfbLaBgwcx4KUxZPrYiiUEiFU DJ Nice ~ https://www.instagram.com/dnice/ You can always watch the Golden Girls on Hulu if you get bored.  Wanna follow the Choosers newsletter? Sign up here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell *The #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe,  join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link.
56:44
March 25, 2020
AfterBirth: 3/17/20 Hitting is Bad......
AfterBirth: 3/17/20 Hitting is Bad, Biting is Also a NO* AftreBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Whelp, toddler time and how to manage the hitting and biting. Keeping Toddlers Busy?  https://www.instagram.com/busytoddler/? Bev's baby is sick, and she's doing her best with fears around income and doctors and a sick boyfriend. We talk about addiction management in a time of no live support groups (like 12 step), and coping mechanisms. Wanna follow the Choosers newsletter? Sign up here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #toddler #pandemic #family #biting #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #12step #addiction #bewell *The #pandemic is on our minds and hearts. If you are freaking out and need a tribe,  join us live by texting the words EZChoosers to 474747 and it will send you a reminder with a link. 
1:04:14
March 21, 2020
Afterbirth 3/10/20 the MOM BOD Episode
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 3/10/2020 The Mom Bod Episode Mentioned in today's show: Belly binding Mama Dee https://www.ibudoula.com/bengkungbellybinding Hooping, how Tiff and I met! www.punkrockhoops.com Power of Habit Book https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/1400069289/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Sunglasses: Mama Dee will not reveal her source. Sorry. I tried. Lizzo Link ~ https://youtu.be/R-bTXghSP7Y Get the TEMPO Spinning Babies Aware Practioner https://spinningbabies.com/ Link to schedule with Mary https://squareup.com/appointments/book/a187adf1-4591-47e6-9fde-5eb9d159519f/1YFF4R4P1D3ZF/services The Joint https://www.thejoint.com MommaStrong.com https://www.mommastrong.com/ Marly and Moo http://www.marleymoomaternity.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #postpartumsupportgroup #hooping #mommastrong #backpain
49:39
March 10, 2020
Afterbirth: 3/3/20 Emotions, Resilience, Role Models
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 3/3/20 Emotions, Resilience, Role Models Today we focused on emotional resiliency. And Tank Girl.  Bev threw it out to the group that her oldest needs help. Rowan had just seen this 
https://confidentchildsummit.com which seems chock full of resources. Bullet journaling as a way to look at feelings 
https://www.carrieelle.com/bullet-journal-ideas-for-kids/
 The Virus! Are we really DOOMED And why Rowan found this article. helpful 
https://medium.com/@amwren/forget-about-the-death-rate-this-is-why-you-should-be-worried-about-the-coronavirus-890fbf9c4de6
 Lastly, and appallingly, Rowan was the only person who knew who Tank Girl is. ugh. #hopepunk forevah We are all in this together. Mentioned in Episode: Danielle LaPorte talks about our deep sensitivity, and how that might get stirred up when we teach our kids about navigating the feels. https://www.daniellelaporte.com/read/how-your-relationship-with-your-inner-child-affects-every-part-of-your-life 
https://confidentchildsummit.com Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #cat #death #mom #cry #sadAF #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula  #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner #tankgirl #loripetty #bulletjournal
54:04
March 4, 2020
AfterBirth: 2/25/20 The SAD AF Episode
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 2/25/20 The SAD AF Episode If you need a good cry, skip the Steel Magnolias viewing and listen in with us. Why?  Sad, we sad. Get yourself a healthy dose of crying and right on the edge of losing our shit right over here. Step right up, no waiting, there is enough for everyone. UGH. Rowan's beloved cat is missing and presumed dead, Katelin is having a significant anniversary of the day her mother died and can't grieve like she'd like cause her husband had the nerve to go OUT OF TOWN for work this week, and Mama D is pregnant and therefore accommodating of crying right along with us. Oh, and the Kobe Bryant memorial got her yesterday. We also talk about wills, money inheritance, fighting with family and money relationships in general. Mama D is considering going back to school, and Rowan guesses what for but she doesn't want to say on air. Stay tuned and more will be revealed. We are all in this together.  Mentioned in Episode: Danielle LaPorte being with friends when shiz is bad, the art of just being and the gifts that come from that. https://www.daniellelaporte.com/read/how-to-hold-your-suffering-friend-the-components-of-hope Marianne Williamson book on money and love, that Rowan just loves. https://www.amazon.com/Law-Divine-Compensation-Money-Miracles/dp/0062205412 Marie Forleo and Marianne on choosing love, which Rowan got tattooed on her chest. That's some serious love. https://www.marieforleo.com/2013/04/marianne-williamson/  Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #cat #death #mom #cry #sadAF #xmidwifex #straightedge #midwife #doula #KobeBryant #SpinningBabies #SpinningBabiesAwarePractitioner
47:50
February 26, 2020
Elephant in the Womb: Breech Babies Have Inside Information w/Nicole Morales, CPM
Avoiding being traumatized by the Cesarean you haven't had yet. Birth Story Listening which is how Nicole and I met! Spinning Babies® Aware Practioner workshop https://spinningbabies.com/spinning-babies-aware-practitioner-workshop/ Spinning Babies® Breech Resources https://spinningbabies.com/product/helping-your-breech-baby-turn/ Nicole Morales, CPM Art of Opening  Sand Diego Breech Resourceshttp://breechbirthsd.com/ Breech Release, a baby that finds its way down by it's own accord, instead of by force. Nizhoni midwifery education https://www.nizhoniinstitute.edu/about-nizhoni/ Karen Strange, NeoNatal resuscitation, Go if you can cause this is THE BIZ, The Passenger's journey, how babies help themselves get born. Betty Anne Daviss Here's How You Have A Vaginal Breech in Houston North Houston Birth Center Preggers Can Be Choosers Cal Doulas can attend the spinning babies 1 and 2-day workshops Licensees that can attend an Aware Practioner are Midwives (traditional, out-of-hospital, & hospital-based),  chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, traditional bodyworkers, acupuncturists, nurses and physicians. https://spinningbabies.com/spinning-babies-aware-practitioner-workshop/ Pam Peach  Trauma Touch Therapy  Peter Levine And then Rowan gets some coaching from her mentor.  "Midwifery starts the moment you know you are a midwife." #spinningbabies #spinningbabiesawarepractitioner #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #xmidwifex #breechrelease #birthcenter #homebirth #breech #ecv # 
45:15
February 20, 2020
AfterBirth: 2/11/20 When Self Care is a Locked Door
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 2/11/20 When Self Care is a Locked Door Katelin hosts while Rowan is out of town at the Spinning Babies Aware Practioner training, wheeeee. Sometimes self-care is ten minutes to yourself or hiding upstairs so the kids don't know you are home when their other parent is in charge, or saying no to getting married before you are ready. And sleep, having someone else hold the baby or toddler or doing whatever.  And lots of "Fuck offs!!!" at the end there, so that was fun! Feel free to chime in or send us a message! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/online-resources/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Our YouTube channel, How to Become a Midwife https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo83nMq3sS9NQUKqQjVBblZ1HfkSHOcbB Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #houston #parenting #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartum #doula #love #pregnancy #childbirtheducation #polyamory #lovelanguages #sextoys #midwife #SEX #DTF #sexworkisrealwork #selfcare #nopressure
57:26
February 19, 2020
AfterBirth: 2/18/20 SEX Series, 3/3
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 2/18/20 MORE SEX TALK!!! With gritty deets and whats up.  Yikes, I sound like I'm repping a hotline. Which I'm not. But have no issue with. Oh, and body issues, sensitivities, the cycle of yes no yes while being pregnant and postpartum. Links mentioned in today's show are: Pussy Massage Video! w/Adina Rivers  BEST EPISODE EVER! The Pleasure is Ours, Episode 3 on GoopLab Netflix with Betty Dodson  And MamaD mentioned a steamer on IG https://www.instagram.com/my.yoniverse/, https://www.instagram.com/steamychick/ are a couple of cool ones.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/online-resources/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Our YouTube channel, How to Become a Midwife https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo83nMq3sS9NQUKqQjVBblZ1HfkSHOcbB Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #houston #parenting #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartum #doula #love #pregnancy #childbirtheducation #polyamory #lovelanguages #sextoys #midwife #SEX #DTF #sexworkisrealwork 
56:39
February 18, 2020
AfterBirth: 2/4/20 SEX 2/3 Episode
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 2/4/20 DTF Episode So. What does it take to get you DTF?* What if you just wanna touch and be snuggly, does that have to lead to more? Which one of us finally got to take a bath, perhaps thinking about using a special bathtub toy, only to have their 6 years old open all the locked doors to come tell them something.  OOF, relatable.  Also, Elderberry syrup recipe. Tiff adds in Tumeric,  buys her supplies from here.  Mountain Rose Herbal would also be a good option.  Article Rowan mentioned, skip down to section talking about Nick and Gloria, about halfway down. Additive vs subtractive.  http://madeofmetaphors.com/shapes The topic next week? Keeping yourself You with self-expression and creativity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/online-resources/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Our YouTube channel, How to Become a Midwife https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo83nMq3sS9NQUKqQjVBblZ1HfkSHOcbB Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #houston #parenting #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #pregnancy #childbirtheducation #polyamory #lovelanguages #sextoys #midwife #SEX #DTF *Group consensus was do something anticipatory that frees up some time, then its on.
58:32
February 4, 2020
AfterBirth: 1/28/20 Let's Talk About SEX 1/3
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group:  1/28/20 Let's Talk About SEX "It's like I've been touched all day as a mom, and I need a transition in touch/emotion to get to sexy person." CAN YOU RELATE? Hop in here and give us a listen or even better join us next week cause we are gonna keep talking about this.  Quick, order this toy so you can report in if it is as fun as this review. Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZHJ3NL/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_FhhmEbSHD36M8 We also spoke of Love Languages, https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/online-resources/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Our YouTube channel, How to Become a Midwife https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo83nMq3sS9NQUKqQjVBblZ1HfkSHOcbB Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #houston #parenting #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #pregnancy #childbirtheducation #polyamory #lovelanguages #sextoys #midwife #SEX
52:46
January 28, 2020
AfterBirth: 1/21/20 Losing Our Sh!z w/Our Kids
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group:  1/21/20  Losing Our Sh!z w/Our Kids "I get so angry at myself for not controlling my own emotions while being upset at him for not controlling his emotions." Talking over guilt, kids flipping out, the neighbor calling the police, kids saying mean things, transcending the urge to snarkily say, "Whelp, ask your new mom for that then," and how to create a calm soothing space (for the kids) to learn emotions and make decisions before acting.   Exploring the differences between how the other parent interacts with kids, and their responses when boundaries are set.   Love and logic has some parenting tools.  https://www.loveandlogic.com/products/parenting-with-love-and-logic Daniel Tiger has some emotion songs, https://youtu.be/w0VQIJVnoxU and Calm Corner tools https://genmindful.com/products/time-in-toolkit Mama Dee asked if we had heard of Formula911 https://www.formula911.com/ Bev's mastitis kept recurring so she made a strong choice.  And we decided next week we will talk about sex, (cue the Salt N Peppa.) Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #houston #parenting #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #pregnancy #childbirtheducation
49:12
January 28, 2020
AfterBirth: 1/14/20 Clearing the Birth Room, Setting Boundaries
AfterBirth, a Fourth and more Trimester Support Group  My husband came into the bedroom, while the midwife was stitching me up, " They want to see the baby....."  Actual quote from today's group. ACTUAL QUOTE.  This shaped how MamaD planned every subsequent postpartum period, and how she managed people and visitors. Some wins, some not so much, but always fine-tuning the plan. We also talked about how folks may be pissed if they can't run over and see your new baby, but as a recent client pointed out, its better if they are mad rather than the person who just gave birth. Bonding is not optimal when you are seething with anger.  Listen in and commiserate as we talk about what worked, what didn't, and how to move forward. Also mentioned:  depop ~https://www.depop.com/punkrockhoops/ sewing ~ https://thimblefingers.com/adults/sewing-basics/sewing-basics-1-essentials Seven Sisters Postpartum Circle  ~  http://www.sevensistersprogram.com/ Nicole Franklin Morales ~ http://www.artofopening.com/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE,  Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #xmidwifeX #Houston #Love #doula #IVF #Foster #preggerscanbechoosers #choosers #vasectomy #fertility #postpartum #boundaries #midwife #pregnancy #support #sevensisters #family #birth   
45:48
January 15, 2020
AfterBirth: 1/7/20 Holiday Recap and Morning Rituals
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group 1/7/9 Holidays and Rituals* AfterBirth is an online support group we record and document for the masses. Feeling lonely? No worries, we got ya. Today we talked about holiday shenanigans, reviewed the Friend Making Exercise that Katelin, Dr.B and Rowan attended, and brainstormed ideas on what other fun classes for date nite, anniversary, or doing something fun for ourselves might be. Mama Dee is a little down, Bev has mastitis.  We all had rituals that helped us be more "us" before or after we slung the kids on the bus.  And like Mr.Rogers says, it helps to do scary things when you have people you dig by your side (total paraphrase.)  That's us. People you dig. So now we are EVERY WEEK!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. * DID YOU SEE THAT LAMPSHADE!!!!!!!!! #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #xmidwifex
48:38
January 7, 2020
How To Become a Midwife: DeShaun and Rowan talk Birthcenters and Medicaid
My people, DeShaun is serious about all this. Listen as we talk funding, opening a birth center, and what's up with Medicaid.  Harmonious Birthing ~ https://www.facebook.com/Harmoniousbirthing2/ Article ~ Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas https://www.propublica.org/article/the-extraordinary-danger-of-being-pregnant-and-uninsured-in-texas Chat With Milea re cultural competency ~ https://youtu.be/URwXqZPTVTY Medicaid and Birth centers in Texas ~ http://public.tmhp.com/FeeSchedules/Default.aspx Birth Centers Make Midwifery Scaleable You don't have to be a  midwife to own a birth center (state-dependent) AABC ~ How to Start a Birth Center WorkShop https://www.birthcenters.org/page/hsbc_workshops AABC Strong Start Research ~ https://www.birthcenters.org/page/strong-start-report JJ WAY ~ Saving Medicaid Money https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.109/f3b.e30.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/JJ-Way-Cost-Savings-.pdf Midwives Getting Paid ~ https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/getting-insurance-to-pay-for-midwives/ #Hopepunk ~ Showing up anyway https://www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18137571/what-is-hopepunk-noblebright-grimdark Tank Girl ~ https://www.amazon.com/Tank-Girl-Lori-Petty/dp/B00U4P68HA NHBC ~ https://www.nhbirth.com/ Vaginal Steaming ~ https://www.soulvibrance.com/vibrant-living/yoni-steam MANA ~ https://mana.org/ What is an Unassisted Birth? http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/what-is-uc/what-is-unassisted-childbirth/ Jennie Joseph Safe Space ~ https://perinataltaskforce.com/official-perinatal-safe-spot-profiles/ Passport ~ Inspired by JJ Way, the Choosers version is in development IG ~ https://www.instagram.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ FB ~ https://www.facebook.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE on Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas.  #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #massage #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester  #mayaabdominalmassage #mayanabdominalmassage #abdominalmassage #elephantinthewomb #prenatal #laborwhispering #vagtv #duedatesarecrap #pregnancymassage #prenatalmassage #studentmidwife #blackmidwife #Birthworkerofcolor
51:20
January 6, 2020
Elephant in the Womb: Meet Mary
Elephant in the Womb:  Practical Prenatal Ed Meet Mary!  Y'all, I want you to meet Mary. She is special to me cause she's my practice partner and i think shes the bees knees, but what she can do for you  (esp if you are preggers or seeking to become pregnant) is pretty well-captured bu this quickie interview. She's also here to rep for the postpartum peeps who need the help getting back to homeostasis. So listen up, and see if you need her. Pro Tip: Use the Book Now button to schedule, and like no waiting till the last minute cause she books up. FYI This is a good session to watch/listen too if you are considering hiring Mary and Rowan for your midwifery care, our personalities and how we practice are pretty well portrayed. Book a session with Mary or https://square.site/book/1YFF4R4P1D3ZF/preggers-can-be-choosers-houston-tx Get Social! Labor Whispering YouTube, with a side of faux ASMR ~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUE7E0EcmkTsSsKImoO54Fw IG ~ https://www.instagram.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ FB ~ https://www.facebook.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE on Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #massage #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester  #mayaabdominalmassage #mayanabdominalmassage #abdominalmassage #elephantinthewomb #prenatal #laborwhispering #vagtv #duedatesarecrap #pregnancymassage #prenatalmassage
03:36
December 27, 2019
Elephant in the Womb: 12/16/19 Labor Whispering, What that?!!
Elephant in the Womb: 12/16/19 Labor Whispering, What that?!! Elephant in the Womb:  Practical Prenatal Ed Mary and Rowan chat about one of their service options, Labor Whispering Massage, and WHY folks don't go into labor. Or if they do, what starts slowing the roll. There are 4 basic reasons why labor doesn't start or progress, and our gig is to help which it is, and come up with a plan and some homework to get it going. So listen up, and see if you need us. FYI This is a good session to watch/listen too if you are considering hiring Mary and Rowan for your midwifery care, our personalities and how we practice are pretty well portrayed. Book a session with Mary or Rowan ~ https://square.site/book/1YFF4R4P1D3ZF/preggers-can-be-choosers-houston-tx Get Social  Labor Whispering YouTube, with a side of faux ASMR ~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUE7E0EcmkTsSsKImoO54Fw IG ~ https://www.instagram.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ FB ~ https://www.facebook.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE on Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #massage #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester  #mayaabdominalmassage #mayanabdominalmassage #abdominalmassage #elephantinthewomb #prenatal #laborwhispering #vagtv #duedatesarecrap
25:21
December 18, 2019
Afterbirth: 12/10/19 MYOB about MY Family Size
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: AfterBirth: 12/10/19 MYOB about the Size of my Family Topic: Unslolicitated Opinions about our Family Size Ever wanted to shriek "MIND YOUR OWN BIZZZZNASSSSSS" like Mary Catherine Gallagher when you get an unsolicited comment like these?!!! "Don't y'all know how to watch television?" "When are you going to try for a boy?" "You have your hands full!" So we talk this out, esp cause Mama D shared her big secret. We also talk about Holiday presents and how to rein in the consumerism. Mentioned in this Episode  Ibu Doula ~ https://www.ibudoula.com/ Depop for those Tits and Tacos shirts! https://www.depop.com/punkrockhoops/ Pic of Dr.B present bonanza! https://www.instagram.com/p/B5ayY23BinZ/ NewsLetter sign up ~ https://urbancurandera.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=93a9c312dae73865019ab4283&id=172ce692d1 Magic furniture place ~ https://www.facebook.com/pg/southwestsurplus/photos/ What is a Turkish towel? https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/what-the-internet-is-saying-about-turkish-towels-224777 Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #family #pregnancy #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love #holiday #turkishtowels 
1:02:03
December 11, 2019
How to Become a Midwife: 11/25/19 Cultural Competency with a side of Cervical Scar Tissue
How to Become a Midwife: 11/25/19 Cultural Competency with a side of Cervical Scar Tissue My fellow newbie Houston midwife Malea and I chat out competency for different cultures interspersed with Cervical Scar Tissue remediation thoughts.  So here you go! A list of what we chatted about as we went through the video (video version found on Youtube) Also, I don't know what happened here but my language is salty as a sailor, so if that's not for you just peruse the links.  Preggers Can Be Choosers www.preggers.rocks The Addices http://theaddice.com/ Bay Area Community Birth center https://bayareacommunitybirthcenter.com/ The Birthing Place http://www.thebirthingplace.com/ North Houston Birth Center https://www.nhbirth.com/ Far from the tree book https://www.amazon.com/dp/0743236726/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_JjS6Db0HDZZ4B and movie https://www.ifcfilms.com/films/far-from-the-tree Mis Gendering ~ https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/misgendering AABC ~ https://www.birthcenters.org/ Pati Garcia ~https://www.instagram.com/pati.sexbod.midwife/ Jessica G ~ https://villagebirthworks.com/ Polycule ~ http://polyliving.net/forum/index.php?topic=105.0 Three courses for competency www.BeboMia.com www.MaiaMidwifery.com www.BiffadI.com Scar tissue class ~https://coursecraft.net/c/HowtoHealYourScars/splash Ellen Heed ~ https://www.scartissueremediation.com/ Hamms ~ student group https://www.facebook.com/groups/391517324826422/ Malea on IG https://www.instagram.com/birthingbeginnings/ As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #massage #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester  #mayaabdominalmassage #mayanabdominalmassage #abdominalmassage #elephantinthewomb #prenatal #cervicalscartissue #culturalcompetencey  #privilege
1:42:15
December 11, 2019
AfterBirth: 11/12/19, Friend Making Exercise, What Be That?
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: Topic: Making Friends, Batteling Anxiety I (Rowan) used to have a nutbar therapist that I ADORE named Patty Hewlitt, and she helped me come up with something we called the "friend-making exercise" which is essentially flexing the social muscle without drowning in anxiety and getting chewed up by the  "what if monsters" as defined Tiff. I tell a pretty funny story about an early nineties friend making exercise that went down at a Halloween Party in Montrose, with a plot twist! Dr.B talks about her New York FME (friend making exercise) where she thrifts up a storm. Bev says she tried that once, everyone was bitches. So how do we make this work? Cause isolation leads to not so great outcomes. Martha and Katelin come up with something, Tiff shares her secrets, and after the crying and breathing some commitments are made. LampShade class 411 is here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2549348695130401&id=140297159368912 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453 Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love
57:48
November 13, 2019
After Birth: 10/29/19 It's the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: AfterBirth: 10/29/19, It's the End of the World as We Know It, And I Feel Fine. Topic: What prepares you for Parenthood?* We read an email from the rad folks at www.mommastrong.com           I never would have imagined how unprepared I would feel when I became a mother. Having the actual baby, that I was prepared for, or so I thought. I had the baby showers, I took the baby classes, I read all the books and followed all the social media accounts. But being a mother. Nothing prepared me for that. I didn't even realize that was something I had to be prepared for. So. That was the topic. AND MY PEOPLE!  This is one was full of tears. And dramatic reveals, and a sweet birth story that was live-streamed on BirthTube. Katelin recorded a new intro for us, you can hear that theatre background in her clear work, and she reminds us about the PSI warmline, Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD), Text Support: send a message to their Helpline at 503-894-9453. Dr.B gives us some stats and additional resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, 50 peeps at 99 cents will help us tremendously https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. Our IG needs some love ~ https://www.instagram.com/preggerscanbechoosers/ PS Micheal Stipe knew what was up. https://youtu.be/Z0GFRcFm-aY #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love *Nothing, what are we gonna do to change that?
54:56
October 30, 2019
AfterBirth: 10/15/19 What Would You Tell Your Past Self About PPD
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: AfterBirth: 10/15/19, Time Travel Edition What Would You Tell Your Past Self About PPD? What are the things you would tell your past pregnant self if you could, what are the things to let go of, and what could be done differently? ZINGERS~ something that grabs you from nowhere and reroutes you, mostly in the negative direction. Term coined by Lisa Sacaris, who interestingly is known by 2/3 of the group in different capacities. https://www.instagram.com/lisasacaristextiles/ Katelin talks about the difference between having a homebirth cesarean and an HBAC. Mama Dee says for her it gets harder with each kid, and Tif says that having a postpartum doula sounds like a fairy godmother. And then we have a big long chat about the magic of POSTPARTUM DOULAS. Seriously, invest your centavos right here. Not sure what that is, listen in cause we describe them in action. Dr.B gives us some stats and resources. https://drblythetwosisters.com/ And...... Finding this podcast helpful? Share the love if you can and become a show supporter, https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postpartumdoula #love
55:22
October 17, 2019
Elephant in the Womb: Practical Prenatal Ed 10/9/19 Arvigo Therapy Maya Abdominal Massage
Elephant in the Womb:  Practical Prenatal Ed 10/9/19 Arvigo Therapy Maya Abdominal Massage Mary and Rowan chat about one of their service options, Arvigo Therapy, and then it rolls into a chat about consent, privacy, and how we want you to have the safest most healing opportunity possible,  our goal is to help your body find homeostasis. We want to teach you how to heal your body. FYI This is a good session to watch/listen too if you are considering hiring Mary and Rowan for your midwifery care, our personalities and how we practice are pretty well portrayed. The Arvigo Therapy  ~ https://arvigotherapy.com/ and description of a typical Arvigo Session https://arvigotherapy.com/about/typical-session/ Possible benefits from an Arvigo session ~ https://arvigotherapy.com/about/benefits/ Book a session with Mary ~ https://square.site/book/7DC14HTYMACP9/mary-ames-bratcher-lmt-wombsday-prepper-houston-tx Book a session with Rowan ~ https://square.site/book/1YFF4R4P1D3ZF/preggers-can-be-choosers-houston-tx Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #massage #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester  #mayaabdomnalmassage #mayanabdominlamasage #abdominalmassage #elephantinthewomb #prenatal
51:00
October 9, 2019
AfterBirth: 10/1/19 Critical Turning Points in PPD Recovery
AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group: 10/1/19 Critical Turning Points in PPD Recovery I wanted to ask the folx in the group, what were turning points or events that were most critical for you on moving through postpartum depression. Both Tiff and Katelin had baller insight, and I threw out and Dr.B verified that research confirms that hormone drops can bring on depression and anxiety, so the birthing person may feel like they were out of the woods with the timeline of developing a mood disorder, but in fact there are other windows of time that they may pop up. One example is after weaning, especially if its an abrupt weaning. Katelin said to check your peeps after significant life events (like after her mom died), 3 months, 6 months, going back to work, a year. Dr.B says after two weeks pp if still feeling down, it's past baby blues and time to get something going to help. Tiff said the return of the period may bring it on. And someone said that birth isn't finished until the body and mind are healed, so there's that. We look, laugh, and cry shiz out together, so it is real until the end. Have a question? Send us a note from the Preggers.rocks website or use the Anchor feature to ask us. https://anchor.fm/pcbc/message Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11am central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester
43:35
October 2, 2019
Elephant in the Womb: 10/1/19 PostPartum Depression after a Perfect HomeBirth
Elephant in the Womb:  Practical Prenatal Ed 10/1/19 PostPartum Depression after a Perfect HomeBirth Talking to our girl Wren about how she had two pretty idyllic homebirths, and still battled the mother of all postpartum periods, with depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and everything that rolls into that. Hear the tools that worked for her and those that didn't in this candid chat. I think this is important to look at because folks often assume (birth professionals included) that if you have an untraumatic and groovy overall birth, that everything is set Au contraire. We also like each other a bunch, so you can see how we goof off together. Seh also has a baby with the same name as me, so sometimes it can get a little confusing. It's all love though. Connect with  Wren on IG @WorthItWellness https://www.instagram.com/worthitwellness/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #EIW #elephantinthewomb #wren #homebirth #communitybirth
45:35
October 1, 2019
Elephant in the Womb 9/24/19: Talking Birth Photography w/Stephanie Shirley
Elephant in the Womb:  Practical Prenatal Ed 9/24/19 Talking Birth Photography w/Stephanie Shirley Talking to Shirley about getting the most out of your labor and birth photos. Yay or Nay on ~ flash lighting birth team cohesion makeup labor wants and needs when to call the photographer (whoops) and the power of how birth photography is changing the landscape of birth. We also like each other a bunch, so you can see how we goof off together.  And on a side note, Shirley was there when I decided to pursue midwifery. Like I couldn't stop myself from making the leap. #thisishappening #midwifeorbust See more of Shirley's work at https://www.stephanieshirley.com/ My cat Pennyroyal got a little noisy there for a second, sorry! We also mention midwife Shannon Stellhorn, and Kathleen Wilson from the TLC Doula Group Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester
43:15
September 25, 2019
AfterBirth: 9/16/19 Relationships, Change and TOUCHED OUT AF
AfterBirth: 9/16/19  Relationships, Change and TOUCHED OUT AF AfterBirth is a fourth and more postpartum support group. Amazing host Katelin led the group in talking about sex, how Touched Out means also the spouse, Martha asked her hubs if he wanted her to just lay there, Tiff told her spouse that alone time meant no one asking her anything and that included him. Tiff also wondered where all her friends went after she had the kids, and how moving has been a good step so far. (Like we miss her locally, but notice how mature I'm being.) Katelin's gonna go back to work, she's ready to do something amazing in conjunction with the amazing work she's doing of raising her boys. The Love Languages came up, and how those work with kids and relationships, here is a quiz if you don't know yours, or need more 411. https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ We navigate the hard stuff, the funny stuff and everything in between. Together. #solidarity Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester #postadoptiondepression
48:05
September 18, 2019
AfterBirth: 9/03/19 Kids and the Internet
AfterBirth: 9/03/19  Kids and the Internet AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Lawd, like how are you going to make decisions around this, especially when your husband's brother lets their same age daughter watch "butts jiggling and women dancing on cars"  and you don't want your four-year-old daughter in on that yet. Join us while we navigate the hard stuff, the funny stuff and everything in between. Together. #solidarity Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester
52:08
September 4, 2019
AfterBirth: 8/20/19 Fear, Gun Violence and Kids in School
AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group AfterBirth: 8/20/19 Fear, Gun Violence and Kids in School Whelp, after the last couple of weeks and of course the last 20 years, fear for our children's safety is on our minds. Solidarity, know your local gun laws, and let's figure out together how to be brave and scared and good parents all at the same time. Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #postartumdepression #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth8/20/18
46:15
August 20, 2019
Choosers 8/18/19 Talkin Vasectomy w/Sharfetter
Choosers 8/18/19 Talkin Vasectomy w/Sharfetter Choosers, where we explore different pregnancy outcomes and birth  and fertilty choices.  Adrian and I were co-workers at Houston Community College somewhere in the vicinity of 2004-2007, and we weren't especially close but have stayed in touch via social media. I noticed a post he had a few weeks ago and wanted to ask him about it. Like besides my brother, I don't know of any cis-gendered dudes that have gotten a vasectomy because they did not want to have children, and didn't want to lay that responsibility on their partners indefinitely.  We talk emotions, what the response was when he shared, and if you wanted to chat it out with him how to connect.  I think this is what it looks like to unravel and heal from #toxicmasculinity.  Go Adrian! Adrian deets  ~ https://www.atheniancounseling.com/  and on social media at https://www.facebook.com/pg/atheniancounseling/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE,  Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #xmidwifeX #Houston #Love #doula #IVF #Foster #preggerscanbechoosers #love #vasectomy #fertility 
21:09
August 18, 2019
Choosers: 8/13/19 IVF to Adoption w/Joli
Choosers: 8/13/19 IVF to Adoption w/Joli Choosers, where we explore different pregnancy outcomes and birth choices.  Joli and I are buddies, in the same TLC Doula Group, and in general love each other. When she was going through her IVF journey I wasn't really hip to what all that entailed, so if you aren't either this might be to much deets.   She's got two little ones now, and she feels like they were always meant to be part of her family. So layers of emotions there! Joli doula deets ~ https://thepainteddoula.com/  and https://rebelbirth.com/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE,  Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #xmidwifeX #Houston #Love #doula #IVF #Foster #preggerscanbechoosers #love
36:53
August 14, 2019
Choosers: 8/12/19 Abortion, A Mental Health Decision
Choosers: 8/12/19 Abortion, A Mental Health Decision Choosers, where we explore different fertilty, pregnancy outcomes and birth choices.  I meet Lacey years ago when she was pregnant and suicidal. Her dr, her husband and even I had no idea what to do, except I knew she wasn't going to survive the pregnancy. SO this is what happened, and how she feels about it 5 years later.  If you are wanting similar services, use the keywords Full Spectrum Doula in your search.  Lacey deets on IG ~ https://www.instagram.com/lacerazor/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE,  Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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August 13, 2019
AfterBirth: 8/6/19 Post-Adoption Depression
AfterBirth: 8/6/19 Post-Adoption Depression AfterBirth, a Fourth and More Trimester Support Group Yall, this is pure goldy gold GOLD Mama D starts by telling us what's up with parenting a newly promoted middle child after the birth of her third baby and navigating being the mean mom. New friend Martha tells us how she is wading through postpartum depression that has hit like a ton of bricks after she adopted her son. And this isn't talked about much. But WE ARE TALKING NOW. So Good. Major snaps to Martha for opening her heart, like it was everything. Same feels, with a layer of "Do I even have the right to feel this way?!!!"  Next group's topic is sending kids to school, especially with fear around safety and guns.  Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #postartumdepression #adoption #houston #love  #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike
48:47
August 7, 2019
Elephant in the Womb: 7/30/19 The #1 Must Have to get the Birth You Want, Camellia May #RealTalk
Elephant in the Womb: Prenatal Education for the Preggers Person. Period. EIW: 7/30/19 The #1 Must Have to get the Birth You Want,  w/ Camellia May, old school midwife who started practice in the '80s. Camellia says the way to stack the odds for getting the birth you want is to get the magical CBE, otherwise known as Child Birth Education.  We also talk about the value of doulas, and how they can really facilitate a positive birth experience. Also gave the 411 on the length of a typical first time birthing person, and shared about a FIFTH time mom who said Spinning Babies made such an impact on her birth.  Cool Shizzle we mentioned: The Big Push ~ https://pushformidwives.nationbuilder.com/ Spinning Babies ~ https://Spinningbabies.com Dancing for Birth ~ http://dancingforbirth.com/instructors/ MANA Conf ~ https://conference.mana.org/schedule Texans for Midwifery ~https://texansformidwifery.org/ Thank you for listening,  we are all in this together. Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/  Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
32:42
July 30, 2019
AfterBirth: 7/23/19 Pj Tells her Birth Story, PP Anxiety
AfterBirth: 7/23/19 Pj Tells her Birth Story,  and talks about Post Partum Anxiety AfterBirth is an online support group that happens alternating Tuesdays, and we use the audio for this podcast. Why? So if you miss an episode with your beezies you can listen when you are up doing that middle of night feeding, or when you are lonely for us, or need some company. OR OR OR WHATEVER, we are here. Pj had her baby after having the shittiest of pregnancies, and got her tubes tied. And then got post partum anxiety. So we listen and make suggestions and in general be there. Methodist Hosp has a cool thing called  Behavioral Transitions in Care. I couldn't find the pt 411 but it appears its available to all practioners there, so if you find yourself in the Methodist system in Houston, definitely see if you can get in on that. Tiff reports in after the move, and how the kids are doing with grief. Katelin's 2 year old is being an a@@hle.  So, you know, relatable. Rowan tells a story about her #hottiehoopcamp beezies that has Tiff almost crying while she laughs. Fun stuff! Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
51:39
July 23, 2019
AfterBirth: 7/6/19 Mama D tells her Birth Story!
AfterBirth: 7/6/19 Mama D tells her Birth Story! AfterBirth, a fourth and more postpartum support group. Mama D got that homebirth, so we hear all the deets about that butterbirth, and then we talk about traveling, moving and returning to work postpartum! Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
54:45
July 19, 2019
Choosers: 7/16/19 Miscarriage, At Home w/Andrea Lewis
Choosers: 7/16/19 Miscarriage, At Home w/Andrea Lewis Choosers, where we explore different pregnancy and birth choices.  I met Andrea at her sister's birth where she was the doula, and I was the midwife. Later on, she reached out to me, I supported her as she miscarried, and we met up virtually to chat out resources, options, and what we are doing now as a result of that experience.  Andrea's  doula deets ~ https://www.facebook.com/BirthReclaimed/ Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
45:58
July 18, 2019
Elephant in the Womb 7/2/19 Planning PostPartum w/Dr.Blythe
Elephant in the Womb: Prenatal Education for the Preggers Person. 7/2/19 Planning PostPartum w/Dr.Blythe Y'all, planning your postpartum, and by that I mean from right after birth till 6 months, is the key to making it through.  We have Dr.Blythe talk to us about how to anticipate if you will get a PPD, or PPA or allll the things. Hope on and lets chat! Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
33:28
July 5, 2019
Elephant in the Womb: 6/4/19 Safety First! for the Preggers Body
Elephant in the Womb: Prental Education for the Preggers Person. 6/4/19 Safety First! for the Preggers Body  This topic was brought up because Mary Bratcher, EMT, LMT and aspiring midwife and she is speaking about information gathered at the Red Duke Trauma Symposium.  Injury breakdown by percentage: 55% Motor Vehicle Collisions 25% Falls 20% Abuse - but falls oftentimes are grouped into this category, just be aware of questions care providers/health care workers/EMS may pose. It is in no way personal.  National Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-safe Proper seatbelt placement benefits you AND baby. Lap belt under the  belly, across the front of the pelvis.  Products Mentioned : Electrolytes- NUUN Tabs https://nuunlife.com Umbrella to shield from sun https://uvday.com/products/uvday-silver-uv-protection-sun-umbrella-upf-50  Road ID!  Join us in our FB group~  Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
25:30
June 4, 2019
AfterBirth: 5/28/19 Best PostPartum Practices with some Real Talk about PP Depression
AfterBirth: 5/28/19 Best PostPartum Practices AfterBirth: A 4th and more Postpartum Support group Katelin hits the Penis Museum in Iceland.  MamaD shares about her postpartum care kits at that she designed according to the Malay traditions, gives us a walkthrough.  Found at  ibudoula.com  Tiff talks about her #momcation, and how it felt when she came home.  Big feels and frank conversation about postpartum depression creeping up.  Surprise reveal to Tiff about a major motivator of why this support group was formed. Liver and health by being aware of the histamine connection. This article was written as a support piece for menopause, and menopause is a time of huge hormone flux, just like, you guessed it, menopause. So there are take aways here that remain pertinent, and this article is worth reading for learning about liver health.  https://themenopausehistamineconnection.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/an-old-new-post/ Dr.B gives us some 411 around perinatal mood and funk. And also gives us some direct talk on what the breakdown of a perinatal mood disorder can look like, skip to the last 5 minutes if you need that part ASAP. Shout out to Dr.B for being our sponsor! https://drblythetwosisters.com/ Wanna join the FB group?  Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  #preggerscanbechoosers #AfterBirth #PostpartumSupport #MentalHealthMatters #4thTrimester
55:13
May 28, 2019
AfterBirth 5/14/2019 Conflict and Sleep Transitions
AfterBirth 5/14/2019 Conflict and Sleep Transitions AfterBirth, a Fourth And More Support Group! First thing Mama Dee tells us about water guns and getting into it with other parents. We have a chat about gun safety, and guns in homes, and raising kids around guns. (Hey, this is Texas.) Dr.Blythe rises to the occasion when the neighbors come looking for a fight, and PJ role models some chill funeral director style when shiz goes sideways with her neighbors. Also featured is the Cry Out Method, which sucked but worked, and the secret guilt harbored for using the method. Have a shout out to our sponsor Anchor.fm who made editing and getting the back recordings of the support group fly and easy to get uploaded.  Wanna join the FB group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. #preggerscanbechoosers #AfterBirth #PostpartumSupport #MentalHealthMatters #4thTrimester Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 14, 2019
AfterBirth 5/25/18 The JJ Way, and Improving Outcomes
AfterBirth 4th and more Trimester support group  5/25/18 The JJ WAY  Katelin is having a week. Pumping while traveling. Talking about the JJ Way, a cool model of care. Designed to reduce poor maternal and infant outcomes. How to do something instead of nothing. Created by the amazing Jennie Joseph! https://www.commonsensechildbirth.org/jjway/ We spent a long time talking birth and birth centers. Rowan gets all excited about the diversity of the group.  Shout out to Midwife in the Heights and Pat Greer's Kitchen for being our sponsors! Wanna join the FB group?  Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 10, 2019
AfterBirth: 3/21/18 HomeSchooling and Whatever Else is on Your Mind
AfterBirth, a 4th and more Support Group 3/21/18 HomeSchooling and Whatever Else is on Your Mind Bullying while in public school, keeping our kids safe.  The pressure of when and where to get kids in school. Katelin shares a new term, "Screen sitter." Dr.Blythe updated her postpartum resource list.  Pat Greer's Kitchen for being our sponsors! Wanna join the FB group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd  As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 10, 2019
AfterBirth: 4/1/18 Teething! And Black Maternal Health
AfterBirth: 4/1/18 Teething! And Black Maternal Health AfterBirth, A Fourth and More Trimester Support Group My cat Vetiver bites me in the beginning, sorry about that.  Desiree joins us! From Baltimore! Cel is at work, Terhea is at the washeteria and is starting birth workers of color group in Houston! Black Maternal Health week is coming up! Shades of Blue Project gets a shout out We have a major side chat about black maternal health, and even though the volume gets variable its important to here what Desiree and Terhea are up to.  Teething tips and what people have done with their kids. PJ reveals all the secrets of her amber necklace. And shares about her dad. Shout out to Pat Greer's Kitchen for being our sponsor! Wanna join the FB group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 10, 2019
AfterBirth: 5/19/18 Boundaries and Pumping on a Plane
AfterBirth: A 4th and more Postpartum Support group  5/19/18 Boundaries and Pumping on a Plane Boundaries while postpartum, carving out personal time. laying it DOWN. Pumping while traveling. And guess what? A breast pump does not count against your carry one numbers! Shout out to Midwife in the Heights and Pat Greer's Kitchen for being our sponsors! Wanna join the FB group?  Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 7, 2019
AfterBirth: 1/09/19 Holiday Shenanigans
AfterBirth: 1/09/19 Holiday Shenanigans  Mama D's baby projectile vomits, and then everybody gets the crud, kinda like that episode of the Office. So it wasn't the fireworks that kept everyone up, it was the vomiting.  Also processing grief while in a hunting blind (hey this is Texas). We get a Muslim cultural lesson on rituals of death, which helped us to support Mama D better. Paige is 4 weeks postpartum! Nipples are adjusting to "hungry fiend" Willow. Katelin tries to talk her through joining the group and navigating tech. And she had a birth center birth with local midwife Jackie Griggs, Midwife in the Heights. We talk sex reveal of Mama D's baby. This is a direct quote from Katelin, "The first time is the only time I am so excited to see a ball sack." Katelin flips out from the button pushing from her sister and rebounds back to strong mom decisions.  Tiff had a chill holiday, rode a Christmas train in the park. Hubs was home for two weeks. And then had to explain why Barry wasn't home.  Fiver party 411! Toys in one room only policy! Which lead to Kon Marie convo. Coraline is having her first birthday party! You are invited.  Wanna join the FB group?  Text reminders right here. https://bit.ly/2CLXsRd As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 7, 2019
AfterBirth: 1/22/19 New Years Resolutions? NOPE.
AfterBirth: 1/22/19  New Years Resolutions? NOPE. Stella lays all over Rowan's clean massage sheets. Rowan and Paige talk about the birth of Willow, and how labor is a transformative journey. We talk about personal development, addiction and alcoholism, and how to track what are the touchstones of crafting our best days. Dr.B eats a (vegan) taco from El Rey in front of a pt. cause she's been vegan for two days. Katelin is struggling with overwhelm and doesn't see a way to navigate the neediness.  As always, you can find us at WWW.Preggers.rocks Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 5, 2019
AfterBirth: 3/5/19 What Ya the MOST Proud of?
AfterBirth: 3/5/19  What Ya the Proudest of? Because who you are goes beyond parenting, yes? Fill us in on your most hell yeah moments and achievements.  Also, PJ has some news! Adilah gets feedback on some Arabic names, and here is her birth crush, Angela Gallo. https://www.instagram.com/the_angela_gallo Dr.B and Rowan talk about their mother Susan because today is her birthday. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.  As always, you can find us at WWW.Preggers.rocks
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May 5, 2019
AfterBirth 3/19/19 Kids, Candy, and Food Choices
AfterBirth: 4th and More Trimester Support Group 03/19/19 Candy and Kids, welcome to Hell. Oh wait, what other food tips do you have? Well, that was fun. We talked about letting our kids eat candy till they puked. Only one of us has done it though. Tune in to see who! Midwife and overall badass Pati joined us from Trinidad, and we went over some of the more technical aspects of how and why this group is crafted. Check out the birth center where Pati works! http://mamatoto.net/ Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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May 4, 2019
AfterBirth 4/02/19 Moving w/ Children.
AfterBirth: 4th and More Trimester Support Group 04/02/19  Moving w/ Children It's a drag, and has to happen sometimes. So here are some hot tips to success and burmese tiger traps to avoid.  We had some crying, some hearts and some epic pissed off ness. And we are here for all of it. #solidarity Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. www.preggers.rocks
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May 4, 2019
AfterBirth 4/16/19 Self Care
AfterBirth: 4th and More Trimester Support Group 04/16/19  Self Care.  Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it is divine. Either way, we gotta do it to maintain the body and the mind. We talk about the good, the glamorous and why self-care is beyond what is easy.  You gotta fight,  for your right, to (self-care) PAAAAARRRRTTTTTYYYYYY. The Beasties were right. Shout out to Katelin for showing some salty self care and setting the boundaries, and Mama Dee for her vulnerability over Notre Dame burning. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities.
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April 30, 2019
AfterBirth: 04/30/19 ~ Weaning ~
Afterbirth: 4th and More Trimester Support Group 04/30/19   WEANING! Y'all!  This has all the makings of a tele novella. The drama, the guilt, and the second guessing!  Too soon, too early, too late and everything in between. Ultimately we came up with a strategy for Katelin, how weaning is the beginnings of teaching consent and body boundaries. Shout out to cabbage leaves! Mama D reveals her new postpartum offering. Lindsey brought new baby Elle, and Tiff wrote in afterward on the FB group that her kids were being brats and she missed it and she needs us so this one is for you honey! Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. 
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April 30, 2019
AfterBirth: Documentary - “Death by Delivery” review
Today we talked about how shook up Rowan and Dr. Blythe were after attending "Death By Delivery," a documentary at the extreme statistic that ALL Black women in the US pretty much receive substandard care, and are 3-12 times more likely to die. Pj shared her rough AF postpartum journey, and the crew chimed in with never-ending laundry piles and time management overwhelm.
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February 22, 2018
Afterbirth: Sick Kids, Sick You, Better Hope Its Not the Flu
It went down, and stayed down.
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February 20, 2018
AfterBirth: Eating and feeding the littles
How ya gonna feed your self, the littles, and whomever else that shows up without resorting to chicken nuggets and take out?* Hang out with us while we idea bounce and commiserate about calling poison control. *asking for a friend
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January 20, 2018