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Pollination Mamas Podcast

Pollination Mamas Podcast

By Shelley McClure
Collaborative Conversations, cross pollinating and connecting as we span our wings, connecting the threads of ancestral wisdom in a modern context, so that we can live a nurtured life. I believe ancestral wisdom provides a road map to a regenerative culture, contributing to thriving communities, healing and health.
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Ep. 35 Matrescence, the history, rite of passage, understanding and role in today's world with clinical psychologist Aurelie Athan PhD
Aurelie Athan PhD is a clinical psychologist and faculty member at The Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Aurelie has dedicated much of the last 15 years of her career in Reproductive Identity, understanding and revival of the term Matrescence, originally coined by Anthropologist Dana Raphael in the 1970’s. In fact the popular TED Talk by Alexandra Sacks on Matrescence, was inspired by one of Aurelie’s conference talks. Aurelie’s working definition of the term Matrescence is: “The process of becoming a mother, coined by Dana Raphael, Ph.D. (1973), is a developmental passage where a woman transitions through pre-conception, pregnancy and birth, surrogacy or adoption, to the postnatal period and beyond. The exact length of matrescence is individual, recurs with each child, and may arguably last a lifetime! The scope of the changes encompass multiple domains --bio-psycho-social-political-spiritual-- and can be likened to the developmental push of adolescence. Increased attention to mothers has spurred new findings, from neuroscience to economics, and supports the rationale for a new field of study known as matrescence. Such an arena would allow the roundtable of specialists to come together and advance our understanding of this life passage.” - Aurélie Athan, Ph.D. Listen in to this super interesting and thought provoking podcast to hear us discuss: - The history of Matrescence - The importance of reviving an understanding in this area of Matrescence and creating new language for a greater understanding across many professions and amongst our communities - Aurelie’s 15 years of dedication in this area, the how, why and discoveries - The spiritual aspect of Motherhood - Creating a wholistic cross-disciplinary approach Find out more about Aurelie’s work, professional courses and papers at her Website and Twitter Find out more about me at Pollination Mamas Website  Podcast Sponsor - Olive Gap Farm ’The Littlest Birds' The gorgeous song features on the intro and outro. Performed by: The O’Luca Family Band from Olive Gap Farm; Alex (Dad) - Drums/Vocals, Tara (Mum) - Vocals/Guitar, Olive (13) - Violin/Vocals, April (11) - Cello/Vocals, Cedar (8) - Percussion/Vocals. Song: Originally performed by The Be Good Tanyas. Written by: Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland. Released 2000. Generously sponsored by Olive Gap Farm, certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Olive Gap Farm Website - Instagram Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters. No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:00:49
August 31, 2020
Ep. 34 Nigerian postpartum care practices, exploring the whys of tradition and finding individual balance today, empowered womanhood, motherhood and life, Montessori education
Rahma Yelwa-Adedji, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, doula, story teller, Nigerian woman living in Abudja. Gifted in her expression Rahma shares with us her heartfelt story of motherhood, having grown up with mothercare practises all around her and going on a learning journey to more deeply understand the whys behind the tradition to maintain them in our current world. We discuss: - Rahma’s observations as a teacher on how important it is to support parents to support children - The importance of giving meaning and understanding the why of traditional postpartum care practises - The importance of reclaiming and revitalising postpartum care culture - Connecting with traditional plant medicine - Similarities of Nigerian postpartum care and other world traditions and how understanding the core human needs of a Mother can guide your care practice - Empowered life and motherhood, her beliefs and a Muslim woman and her connection with Montessori philosophy and education - A brief history of Montessori education and why Rahma has been called to this type of education Follow Rahma at her Instagram page To find out more about me and Pollination Mamas Website - Instagram - Facebook Podcast Sponsor - Olive Gap Farm ’The Littlest Birds' The gorgeous song features on the intro and outro Performed by: The O’Luca Family Band from Olive Gap Farm; Alex (Dad) - Drums/Vocals, Tara (Mum) - Vocals/Guitar, Olive (13) - Violin/Vocals, April (11) - Cello/Vocals, Cedar (8) - Percussion/Vocals Song: Originally performed by The Be Good Tanyas. Written by: Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland. Released 2000. Generously sponsored by Olive Gap Farm, certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Drawing inspiration from various sustainable farming practices, aiming to create the highest quality products available that are equally nourishing to us, our customers and the earth. Olive Gap Farm Website – Instagram Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum care provider in the special postpartum window, we discuss the INNATE postpartum care training  Newborn Mothers affiliate link (from ad) Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:01:32
August 15, 2020
Ep. 33 Healing after birth, Somatic Experiencing, Sexological Bodywork, Holistic Pelvic Care, empowered mothering, birth trauma, fourth trimester support with Prairie Wolfe from Somatic Connections
Prairie Wolfe of Somatic Connections is dedicated to supporting mothers and families during the transition to parenthood by bringing together a unique and powerful skill set of therapies, modalities and care practices to assist in healing and preparation before during and after birth. With a beautifully grounded, wise way of sharing her knowledge and passion and we had such an in-depth, rich chat where Prairie shares: - Her own story of healing after birth and finding her calling to share this - The wide range of healing modalities available for healing  - The importance of Somatic Experiencing in healing and as a life skill for regulating the nervous system - How Sexological Bodywork can provide healing and increase personal pleasure, knowledge and awareness - Innate Postpartum Care and the importance of revitalising care during the fourth trimester - Birth injuries, trauma manifestations and impacts on physical, emotional and mental health - How attunement and play in Motherhood can provide family healing  Plus much more! Website - Instagram - Facebook To find out more about me and Pollination Mamas Website - Instagram - Facebook Podcast Sponsor - Olive Gap Farm ’The Littlest Birds' The gorgeous song features on the intro and outro Performed by: The O’Luca Family Band from Olive Gap Farm; Alex (Dad) - Drums/Vocals, Tara (Mum) - Vocals/Guitar, Olive (13) - Violin/Vocals, April (11) - Cello/Vocals, Cedar (8) - Percussion/Vocals Song: Originally performed by The Be Good Tanyas. Written by: Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland. Released 2000. Generously sponsored by Olive Gap Farm, a certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Drawing inspiration from various sustainable farming practices, both old and new, including permaculture, bio-intensive, bio-dynamics and regenerative agriculture, aiming to create the highest quality products available that are equally nourishing to us, our customers and the earth. Olive Gap Farm Website – Facebook – Instagram Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:10:47
August 1, 2020
Ep. 32 Birth planning, postpartum support, hypnobirthing, revitalising and maintaining Indigenous cultural practices and support in birth and beyond with Genna Shaw from Māmā Toa
Genna Shaw from Māmā Toa (Strong Mama) is a birth prep and postpartum doula, HypnoBirthing practitioner and photographer. The creator of the Not Another Childbirth Class where she puts together a line up of birth and postpartum professionals to discuss all the topics that aren't discussed in antenatal appointments. This is an in-person event as well as a web series. Also the creator of the Indigenous Birth Collective, a website and directory for Indigenous birth, embodiment and death workers. This will also be the home of the soon to be released podcast; Our Birth Stories: Birth Today for Indigenous People. Trigger warning: we discuss infant loss We have an inspiring chat and Genna shares: - How becoming a Mother led to Genna becoming so passionate about the work she does - Birth planning, postpartum support, Hypnobirthing  - The importance of revitalising & maintaining Indigenous cultural practices and support - How being Māori inspires a informs Genna's work in the world - The Indigenous Birth Collective resource and soon to be podcast - The current maternity care crisis & impacts on families and communities - The power & beauty of pregnancy, postpartum & empowered womanhood photography IG: @mamatoa_doula www.mamatoa.com IG: @notanotherchildbirthclass www.notanotherchildbirthclass.com IG: @indigenousbirthcollective www.indigenousbirthcollective.com To find out more about me and Pollination Mamas Website - Instagram - Facebook Generously sponsored by the Olive Gap Farm, a certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Drawing inspiration from various sustainable farming practices, aiming to create the highest quality products available that are equally nourishing to us, our customers and the earth. Olive Gap Farm Website – Facebook – Instagram Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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July 18, 2020
Ep. 31 Soulful healing, living and parenting, postpartum mental health, birth trauma and support in the fourth trimester and beyond with Zelma Tolley from The Postnatal Project Australia
Zelma is a mother of two, social worker, writer, author and founder of the award winning The Postnatal Project.  Zelma experienced her own postpartum mental health personal challenges in the transition to motherhood and is dedicated and passionate about empowering and supporting others at any stage of parenthood.  Zelma is the author of a number of books and resources spanning the practical to the emotional terrain, as well as creator of the Mama, Let's Be Wholesome program. We discuss: - Zelma's own experience - How the Postnatal Project started and evolved - The importance of being supported and heard within community - Cultural change and future visions for postpartum care - How postpartum care has a positive impact on the whole community - The Mama, Let's Be Wholesome program, an online program for parents who crave some self-love and practical tools for their emotional wellbeing Website - Instagram - Facebook  To find out more about me and Pollination Mamas Website - Instagram - Facebook Podcast Sponsor - Olive Gap Farm ’The Littlest Birds' The gorgeous song features on the intro and outro Performed by: The O’Luca Family Band from Olive Gap Farm; Alex (Dad) - Drums/Vocals, Tara (Mum) - Vocals/Guitar, Olive (13) - Violin/Vocals, April (11) - Cello/Vocals, Cedar (8) - Percussion/Vocals Song: Originally performed by The Be Good Tanyas. Written by: Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland. Released 2000. Generously sponsored by Olive Gap Farm, a certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Drawing inspiration from various sustainable farming practices, both old and new, including permaculture, bio-intensive, bio-dynamics and regenerative agriculture, aiming to create the highest quality products available that are equally nourishing to us, our customers and the earth. Olive Gap Farm Website – Facebook – Instagram Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
50:33
July 5, 2020
Ep. 30 Mums Matter Australia Symposium - A New Australian Narrative for Mums: Decolonising Motherhood
Pollination Mamas Website - Facebook - Instagram Lucy chats about the intention of the team behind the recent the inaugural #mumsmatter National Online Symposium themed A New Australian Narrative for Mums: Decolonising Motherhood. We get an insight into the range of speakers that will share their own experiences of parenting, working with mothers, and organising community based events that will ask: how we can redefine motherhood in Australia? The aim of #mumsmatter is to create a platform for different world views and experiences to be shared, and to image a new postpartum experience for future generations. With the Three Guiding Principles; Healthy mothers = Healthy Families = Healthy Communities = Healthy Planet. Mums Matter Australia Website and Sign Up – Facebook Group – Instagram Podcast Sponsor - Olive Gap Farm ’The Littlest Birds' The gorgeous song features on the intro and outro Performed by: The O’Luca Family Band from Olive Gap Farm; Alex (Dad) - Drums/Vocals, Tara (Mum) - Vocals/Guitar, Olive (13) - Violin/Vocals, April (11) - Cello/Vocals, Cedar (8) - Percussion/Vocals Song: Originally performed by The Be Good Tanyas. Written by: Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland. Released 2000. Generously sponsored by Olive Gap Farm, a certified organic family farm specialising in small batch native essential oils and seasonal cut flowers. Located on Bundjalang Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. Drawing inspiration from various sustainable farming practices, both old and new, including permaculture, bio-intensive, bio-dynamics and regenerative agriculture, aiming to create the highest quality products available that are equally nourishing to us, our customers and the earth. Olive Gap Farm Website – Facebook – Instagram Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
48:41
June 23, 2020
Ep. 29 Introduction to nourishing foods for preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond
My inaugural solo podcast! Recorded while we're all in lockdown, I was inspired to jump on and share an introduction to nourishing foods at this time. Partly as I had prepared for a talk local online support group and had my notes ready and partly because it has been harder for me to get free time to record with others. However I found a moment. I'm hoping to jump on and do more about this topic, home herbalism, the pillars of postpartum care etc. I discuss: - A short intro about me, my passion for traditional postpartum care and background studies - The pillars of traditional postpartum care  - Weston A Price and the Wise Traditions Philosophy - Key nutrient dense foods and some key vitamins - A basic run-down of how to make bone broth - A list of just some of the common postpartum foods found in various cultures This is really just scratching the surface. I hope you enjoy! Links of books, websites and podcasts I mentioned: Books Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols RDN Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell Nourishing Traditions Book of baby and Childcare by Sally Fallon Morell The First Forty Days by Heng Ou Websites https://realfoodforpregnancy.com/  https://www.westonaprice.org/ Podcasts: My interview with Lily Nichols and Holistic Hilda (host of Wise Traditions Podcast) Wise Traditions Podcast Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
49:54
April 26, 2020
Ep 28. Breastfeeding Support with a Lactation Consultant, Alissa Powell shares her own knowledge and gifts on supporting the Mama-Baby dyad
Alissa Powell from Latch Lactation is a Mother of 2 and IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Alissa is a mother of two young children who has experienced many and complex challenges myself in her own lactation journey, which adds to her empathy for the real hurdles and emotions parents face. An Internationally Board Certified (IBCLC) as awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) with a background in practical support as an ABA Counsellor and volunteer (Australian Breastfeeding Association Cert IV Breastfeeding Education [Counselling]. Also a member of the Lactation Consultant Association of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA). With previous studies in behavioural neuroscience and education, encompassing childhood development and psychology, combines for a unique perspective in supporting parents with holistic evidence based information - informed by scientific research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology, education and evolutionary biology. Alissa melds attachment parenting principles with the most current research in dental and airway health, to achieve the best foundations for healthy facial development, gut bacteria microbiome, hormones and mental health. I am a committed lifelong learner and am continually reading and contributing to new research publications.  Specialties Digestive wellness Food allergies & intolerance Healthy cooking / meal planning Diet and Detoxification Elimination diets Find Alissa at: Website - Facebook Other helpful links: Australian Breastfeeding Association: Website - Facebook Breastfeeding Counselling Hotline: 1800-686-268 La Leche League International Breastfeeding Support  Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:14:59
April 1, 2020
Ep. 27 "Doula Chat" with Ashley Winning from The Motherhood Circle and creator of the Journey into Motherhood, an online membership area supporting new mothers
Ashley Winning from The Motherhood Circle believes that when a baby is born so is a mother. She is the creator of the Journey into Motherhood, an online membership area supporting new mothers to be find their calm, confidence & connection in motherhood. You can find many motherhood resources and support on her website www.themotherhoodcircle.com.au We discuss: - How Ashley has worked on and continues to break through the unrealistic pressures of being a magazine picture perfect mum - How staying authentic and true to ourselves is an ongoing journey - The importance of honouring the transition to motherhood whether for the first or fifth time - Navigating relationships with partners, family and friends though it all - Building your village, finding your tribe and support network - Postpartum planning - The online support group The Motherhood Circle that Ashley has created to help you transition with more confidence and ease The Motherhood Circle: Website - Facebook - Instagram Ashley's Offerings: Postpartum Plan Journey into Motherhood Membership Perhaps you too feel a calling to work with new mothers as a postpartum doula in the special postpartum window: Newborn Mothers affiliate link Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:06:34
February 17, 2020
Ep. 26 The wisdom of ancestral diets, food as medicine, nose to tail eating, finding balance as a parent, zero waste living with Soulla Chamberlain from Star Anise Organics
Soulla Chamberlain creator of Star Anise Organics, believes in combining the wisdom of ancestral diets with robust science to bring you the cleanest ethically sourced and traditionally prepared food to heal, nourish, satisfy and delight. Currently running the broth bar and larder in Sydney, Soulla of Greek-Cypriot background is a cooking instructor, health coach, author and lifestyle blogger. After experiencing her own health issues Soulla turned to traditional whole foods to rebuild and repair her and her families health. We discuss: - What makes a traditional diet more nutrient dense than the standard western diet - Why certain fats our friend - Nose to tail eating - How Soulla regained thriving health for herself and family - Finding the balance of creating a healthy home and healthy alternatives living in the modern world - Zero waste living Website – Instagram - Facebook Interested in exploring a calling to postpartum care and nurturing the mothers in your community? Newborn Mothers Affiliate link  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:12:22
January 31, 2020
Ep. 25 Bone broth, eating for vitality, fertility and health with Emma Ellice-Flint from Emma’s Nutrition
Emma is a qualified nutritionist, nutritional therapist and experienced cook using evidence- based nutritional advice, continual education and research to guide people on their own unique nutrition journey. Emma is passionate about the healing power of food from plate to vitality. Having lived in Australia for many years, Emma has now returned to the UK, England author of 2 cookbooks, The Healthy Hormone cookbook and The Bone Broth Bible. We discuss: - Emma’s story from chef to nutritionist and how she has combined these passions - Bone broth 101, nutritional qualities, how to make and use - Eating for vitality, fertility and health! - The synergy of eating an abundance of vegetables and bone broth Website  Facebook  Instagram  Interested in exploring a calling to postpartum care?  Newborn Mothers Affiliate link The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:23:56
January 18, 2020
Ep. 24 Primal Alternative founder Helen Marshal on the primal lifestyle for health, breakdown of keto, paleo, primal, benefits for Mamas and families, the Primalista movement
A super interesting and inspiring conversation with Helen Marshall, a certified Primal Health Coach and founder of the grain free food range Primal Alternative.  Helen is also  the host of the Primal Alternative Podcast on the Wellness Couch, the number one ranked health and wellness podcast station in Australia.  A Motivational Speaker on grass roots community centric change, overcoming limiting beliefs and creating an exceptional life. After becoming a mother Helen was faced with a health crisis which included chronic nausea, constipation, insomnia, physical pain, headaches, brain fog, depression, anxiety and phobias, Helen returned to a diet of plants and animals to reclaim her health.  She ditched grains, sugar and seed oils and embraced sunshine, sleep, nature and connection and found thriving health and vibrancy - you can hear it in the podcast! Helen qualified as a Primal Health Coach to let other women know that they were not on their own on their health journey and that they too could reclaim their health and change their life just with some diet and lifestyle tweaks and community behind them. We discuss amongst other things: - The primal lifestyle and how it led to thriving health for Helen - The breakdown of differences and similarities of keto, paleo and primal - Health benefits of a primal lifestyle for Mothers - Motherhood as a rite of passage, mental and physical health - Environmental and health conscious food choices and voting with our dollar - The Primalista movement and enterprise for Mothers You can find out more Helen and Primal Alternative at: Website Instagram Facebook Podcast The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:24:12
December 30, 2019
Ep. 23 Matrescence, holistic maternal health in medicine, postpartum community care and recovery with Oscar Serrallach author of the Postpartum Depletion Cure
Oscar Serrallach is a, father, partner, integrative GP, student of nutritional and environmental medicine and well known author of the book The Postpartum Depletion Cure. In this podcast Oscar shares his passion, experience and wealth of knowledge around Matrescence - the transition into motherhood, postpartum health and how we can optimise mothers health in our communities both in the field of medicine and as we re-build the village. There is something for everyone, mothers, fathers, doula. midwives, health professionals and wider community. We discuss: - Long term health of our mothers - how depletion symptoms can show up many years after birth in physical, mental and emotional health - Postpartum health, hormones and nutrition - The modern context of traditional postpartum care - Postpartum mental health, depression, depletion - the differences, overlaps - Matrescence - the transition from maiden to mother as an upgrade - Patrescence - the transition of men into fathers, partners into parents - The "it takes a village to support a mother and child" factor - The Mothercare Project Links to connect with Oscar's work: Website Facebook Instagram Mothercare Project Link to find out more about the Newborn Mothers affiliate ad  The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:13:48
December 16, 2019
Ep.22 Wholistic postpartum care, somatic sex education, Ayurvedic philosophy and food, pleasure, healing and relationships after birth with Stacey Ramsower from Sacred Body
Stacey Ramsower from Sacred Body is Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, Somatic Sex Educator, Body Worker and Innate Postpartum Care professional offering a unique service of wholistic well woman care. Also the host of the Sacred Body Podcast discussing topics of "Food, Birth, Sex and Boundaries". Stacey was actually in the midst of her own early postpartum rest period during the interview so talks about that experience real time! We discuss: - Pleasure, healing and sexuality after birth - Somatic sex education - Innate Postpartum Care - Community care - The transformation into Motherhood - The relationship between food, pleasure and emotions ... and so much more! Connect with Stacey  to find out more about her, service offerings, podcast, courses at: Website Instagram Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:39:25
December 2, 2019
Ep.21 "Doula Chat" Slow living and the importance of a Slow Postpartum with Jojo Hogan
Jojo Hogan is an international postpartum doula, mentor, educator and the founder of Slow Postpartum; a worldwide movement that invites us to view the months following birth as a time of profound and potent transformation for a new mother. A time when she deserves to be nurtured, supported and celebrated. With qualifications and many years of experience in teaching and practising yoga, massage, natural therapies and specialised postpartum cooking, Jojo brings a unique mix of education, compassion and life experience to every family she cares for. She takes great joy and satisfaction in creating a Slow Postpartum sanctuary for new mothers and families so that they can find peace, joy and confidence during this special and transformative time of their lives. Jojo lives and breathes a movement in which education and empowerment will lead to better care, understanding and care of new mothers, babies and families worldwide. We had a really fantastic and interesting "Doula Chat" about: - Slow living philosophy and the Slow Postpartum movement - The wisdom of traditional postpartum care and its place in todays world - Postpartum care in practice - The important role of community in postpartum care - Dads need a postpartum too You can find out more about Jojo at Slow Postpartum: Website, Instagram, Facebook If your interested in being a part of the postpartum care movement, check out the fantastic resources, courses, blog and podcast at Newborn Mothers Jojo also mentioned the Slow Your Home podcast by Brook McAlary The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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October 15, 2019
Ep. 20 Cultured foods for health, the importance of whole health, body, mind, spirit with Sammi Zajko
Sammi Zajko an amazingly multi-talented and passionate cross-pollinator. The Founder of Fermenting Australia, Sammi has a background in Nutritional Medicine and natural health. With a passion to teach and share the wonderful and fascinating world of fermented food in a way that is accessible, easy and fun. Her workshops are energetic, informative and dynamic. Sammi is also one half of The Gut Warriors- a dynamic duo who travel around the country teaching sell-out Gut Health Seminars extensively about the human microbiome, food to support gut health and of course, fermented foods. Recently featured alongside 40 other health practitioners and experts on the docu-series The Gut Solution. Sammi is also passionate about traditional foods and reviving these traditions for a thriving life. In my chat with Sammi we truly covered so much, Sammi shares her own story and how this led her to work in areas of birth, cultured food, thriving health, counselling, loss, death and finding purpose. Sammi is an inspiring wholistic thinker and practitioner and I believe there is something for everyone in this podcast. Trigger Warning: at around 40mins in the topic of suicide is shared and discussed for a few minutes Topics covered: - Sammi's cultural links to cultured food via her Polish lineage - Traditional foods and the widespread use of fermentation in traditional cultures (wise traditions foods) - The simplicity and power of cultured foods for health - The 101 on Gut-Mind connection  - Physical, mental, spiritual health - The importance of honouring and becoming more comfortable with loss and death - Finding purpose and resilience in life Fermenting Australia links where you can also find out about events, book and other projects: Website - Instagram - Facebook Sammi Zajko Holistic Counselling: Instagram - Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:15:11
October 2, 2019
Ep. 19 . Well woman care, menstrual cycles, postpartum wellness & seasons of a woman's life with Janelle Gullan - The Wild Orange Tree
Janelle Gullan from The Wild Orange Tree is an occupational therapist with a strong interest in women’s health and the ways we experience feminine rites of passage. Her passion is in nurturing and empowering women to listen to their own body so they can navigate conception, pregnancy, birth and ongoing mothering experiences with self-love, confidence and vitality. Janelle believes that our internal cycles and rhythms are a potent road map for these transitions; and the knowledge we have about, and the way we connect to, our pelvic space is another powerful tool for guiding us on our mothering journey. Our body, mind and spirit cannot be separated from each other and the challenges that arise through rite of passage need a holistic approach if we are to find healing and strength for our pelvic, menstrual and emotional wellbeing. Also a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Holistic Pelvic Energy™ training with Tami Kent. Pregnancy and postpartum body work training with Lynn Schulte at the Institute of Birth Healing We discuss: - Menstrual cycle awareness - Female physiology, health and wellness - Therapies for healing and balance of the reproductive organs and whole body wellness - Postpartum care and healing for the body - Postpartum care culture - The cycles and seasons of life - Sexuality, intimacy and pleasure with self and partner - Developing self care practices You can find out more about Janelle and these topics at The Wild Orange Tree: Website Instagram Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:08:33
September 18, 2019
Ep. 18 Ancestral Wisdom and Traditional Foods for a Healthy Life Today with Holistic Hilda - Wise Traditions
It was such a pleasure to chat with Hilda Labrada Gore otherwise known as Holistic Hilda hosts the hugely popular Wise Traditions podcast. With a background in fitness, Hilda is a health coach and podcasting professional who has dedicated mush energy into researching, learning, living, travelling, listening and discussing health and wellbeing with many diverse health professionals. Hilda is especially passionate about looking to our ancestors and the wisdom of traditional diets. Inspired by the Western A Price foundation philosophy and knowledge. We discuss a wide range of topics relating to the Western A Price principles especially in relation to maternal and childhood health.  This is a great podcast with very important information for anyone seeking to enhance their family and own health. To quote Hilda "Good health does not come in some slick smoothie package or pricey weight loss program. Don't believe the hype! Dietary fads come and go, celery juice anyone? We need something that lasts longer and has stood the test of time." The links and topics here will lead you to discover important truths on the path to wellbeing. Enjoy! At date of podcast release Hilda is currently in Australia "retracing the steps" of Western A Price, speaking on a range of topics.  Hilda's Website Facebook Instagram Wise Traditions Podcast Western A Price Foundation The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
54:44
September 4, 2019
Ep. 17 Ceremony for personal and cultural wellbeing with Arlene Mehan - Heart and Earth Ceremonies
Arlene of Heart and Earth Ceremonies is a first nations woman growing up on Biripai country with ceremony and symbolism. Having seen how ceremony creates powerful moments in time, Arly's vision is to bring more ceremony with meaning into the world so that sacred moments are adequately honoured, and people feel more connectedness and belonging. For the first time on this podcast we are privileged to hear a welcome to country in Gathang language the original language of the country I live on.  Arly shares and we discuss so much: - Why ceremony is so important for personal and cultural wellbeing - Examples of how and where we can bring more ceremony into our lives - Arly's connection to land, language, community and culture and how that informs her work in the world - Ceremony as a rite of passage especially in relation to Motherhood - Arly's work as a marriage celebrant, mother blessings and naming ceremonies You can find out more and follow Arly from Heart and Earth Ceremonies at : Website Instagram Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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August 26, 2019
Ep. 16 Holistic and wellbeing for perinatal and trauma healing with Nisha Gill ~ Feminine Instincts
Nisha, a holistic and wellbeing practitioner offers perinatal and trauma healing services from her Melbourne base. Passionate about supporting Women to experience their potency through the profound wisdom of their bodies. With a vast array of experience, skill and tools including: - Somatic Experiencing and Practice for trauma healing - Bodywork for Birth - Birth Education - Birth Doula Support - Postnatal Support - Feminine Embodiment Practices We talk about all of the above and more witha . focus on birth trauma and somatic therapies. You can find out more about Nisha at: Website where she has a birth trauma quiz and other fantastic giveaways. Nisha also offers a free intro call to get to know eachother for online services. Facebook Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:11:24
July 15, 2019
Ep. 15 Natural fertility awareness and women’s herbal medicine with Naturopath Clara Bitcon-Bailey - Mediatrix Wellness
Clara is a naturopath and health coach specialising in women’s health. For six years she has been helping her clients get to the root cause of their menstrual cycle challenges and support them to heal. Clara has a bachelor’s degree in clinical science and naturopathy from Southern Cross University and has completed post-graduate training in natural fertility education and women’s herbal medicine. We had a super interesting conversation, covering lots of topics including: - Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) as a tool to connect to our body - The impact of stress on our menstrual cycles and why that's important - The current high rates of Endometriosis and how Naturopathy can provide one avenue for treatment  - Herbalism for fertility and health - Herbalism as a form of activism and a connection to our ancestors Clara mentions: - Laya Heckman and her research into Endometriosis - The book Healing Threads by Mary Blythe You can find out more about Clara, her online consults and courses such as the Deep Reset and Moon School at: Website Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:10:47
June 30, 2019
Ep. 14 Womens healing arts & biological rhythms within the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Kris Gonzalez - Way of Yin
Kris specialises in Womens healing arts & teaches her patients how to gain an understanding of their biological rhythms within the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist and practice leader from Institute Integral Qi Gong & Tai Chi. Resident acupuncturist at the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute with the Steamy Chick, Kelli Garza. Kris lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and 2 boys.  We had a really interesting and fun chat about: - The 7 year cycles of a Woman's life - The 3 Golden Opportunities, menarche, postpartum and peri-menopause - Why it is so important to understand, recognise and nurture our selves during the 3 Golden Opportunities - Sacred Vaginal Ecology - Vaginal Steaming & TCM and Korean history - Kris's personal relationship to her Korean and Norwegian/Irish ancestral lineage Find out more about Kris at: Website Instagram Facebook Kris also mentioned the book: 7 Times a Woman by Lea Andrews. Also authors, Kate Northrup and Heather Bruce The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:10:07
June 17, 2019
Ep.13 The Continuum of the Woman's life cycle and rites of passage with Judy Diana - Artemis Rising
Judy is an experienced Midwife, teacher of Shamanic Womancraft and Priestess of Avalon workshops. Judy guide sand mentors Women on their soul paths. Teaching the Womens mysteries; the wisdom inherent in in the naturally occurring cycles & how to effectively live in alignment with these for greater ease, flow & meaning.  Judy shared her own beautiful and interesting story and we discussed a lot, the key areas being: - An indepth insight into the Four Seasons Journey, "A healing journey for the individual, made richer for being collective" - The importance of ritual & gathering with other Women in circle - Natural Cycles as a guide for a fulfilling & harmonious life - The Continuum of the Woman's life cycle and rites of passage - Ancestral lineage, deep connection & acknowledgement to both our ancestors land and the land we live upon - Birth as a sacred rite of passage and how birth professionals can honour and hold space for this - reframing the path to Menopause as a positive and empowering experience You can find out more about Judy at: Website - School of Shamanic Womancraft Facebook Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:18:07
June 4, 2019
Ep.12 “Doula Chat" with Rachel Gill Life After Birth Australia
The first in a new series of podcasts I will intersperse throughout the year "Doula Chat". You will get to meet a range of Doulas around the world and hear the varied ways Doulas are bringing amazing support to families in the major transition of birth and the sacred postpartum window.  I had my good friend, Rachel Gill, Doula, Yoga Teacher and Writer in to chat about why she became a Doula. We discussed: - Rachels experience of crossing the threshold into Motherhood the challenges and inspirations - Why we became Doulas - Why the world needs Doulas - How our interest in connecting with our ancestry partly guides how we are Doulas in the worlds Rachel lives on the Mid North Coast NSW and you can find out more about Rachel's groups, yoga classes, packages, free meditation course: Website - Facebook - Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:08:57
May 19, 2019
Ep.11 Life, Love, Loss, Spirit and Living with Purpose with Beáta Alföldi
Medicine Woman, teacher, workshop facilitator, shamanic healer, seer, speaker & intuitive with a gift for helping individuals in deep transformation. Beáta weaves many threads together, drawing on her life experience, soul wisdom, ancestral lineage and various studies, eco psychology, counselling, yoga teacher training, shamanic healing, plant medicine to name a few. Beáta lives a full life aligned with purpose and in turn assists others to do the same.  Contributing Author to Shamanism for the New Millennium and featured in soon to be released Documentary, Women of the Heart - The Heroines Journey.  The conversation was so full and we touched on many aspects of Life, Love, Loss and Spirit:  - We jump right into how we met after the loss of our sons at birth, how through immense grief and embracing the Dark Night of the Soul we have found profound gifts through our loss.  - Rite of passage when life and death walk side by side  - Communing with nature as a spiritual practise - Ancestral lineage, Beáta shares her Hungarian lineage and insights into the traditional Hungarian shamanic culture.  - Similarities in Indigenous cultures across the world  - The fine line of acknowledging Indigenous wisdom and sovereignty white privilege, colonisation while also exploring our own indigenous ancestors  - Eco-psychology, nature connection as a crucial need for our own health and survival on the planet You can find out more about Beáta: Website Facebook Instagram Women of the Heart - The Heroines Journey The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:19:12
May 6, 2019
Ep. 10 Empowering Sacred Feminine Visionary Leaders with Avalon Darnesh ~ Blossoming Woman
Avalon, a Midwife of transformation, Empowering Sacred Feminine Visionary Leaders to do their soul work, assisting them to reclaim their wisdom, beauty & power, to weave the threads of life together, clarify purpose and share magical gifts with the world.  It's a long but interesting conversation as we take a deep dive and simultaneously soar high to explore: - Avalon shares some of the influential life events that have led her to who she is now - Rites of passage of the feminine from menarche ~ motherhood ~ menopause and how we can optimise these for positive growth, fulfilment and to birth our visions and purpose into the world - Avalon shares her birth journey's, her experience of a truly heart opening ecstatic birth and how that has inspired her path and to change the current popular & negative narrative that Women so often hear. How this can influence the major transition into Motherhood. In turn I share a little of my story that was quite different* and how while it comes with extra challenges, healing can still occur to embrace this rite of passage fully - We discuss why it is so important to prioritise finding, expressing and actioning your purpose and gifts in the world. How to strike a balance and find time as a Mother and how you & your family will actually benefit from you doing so  - Our integral connection and role in contributing to and co-creating a sustainable thriving culture - Sex as a Woman and after Motherhood - Avalon's ancestral lineage and inspiration from exploring this You can connect with and follow Avalon: Website where you can get a free priestess planner for 2019 and find out more about her group mentor programs for Scared Feminine Visionary Leaders Facebook Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:35:58
April 22, 2019
Ep. 9 Well Woman Care and the Wisdom of Traditional Postpartum Care Culture with midwife Rachelle Garcia Seliga ~ Innate Traditions
Rachelle Garcia Seliga's work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift- based upon our innate wisdom, personal authority and the sacredness of Life. Working in the field of traditional midwifery care for the past 15 years, Rachelle's work as a ‘midwife’ embraces the original meaning of this word, which is caretaker of women’s health from ‘womb to tomb.’ ‘Innate’ is that which is natural and inherent. ‘Traditions’ are those teachings that are passed down from one generation to the next. Our innate physiological design offers us a map to health and wellness. We THRIVE when we follow that which has been laid out for us. Traditional medicinal knowledge is stored within our blood memory, within the Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The more we heal ourselves from the destructive programming we have received, the more -access- we have to this knowledge. It is from these understandings that ‘Innate Traditions’ was born. All of Rachelle's work is dedicated to this Remembrance. Rachelle runs a Holistic Well-Woman Care practice, which tends to the health of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. I have been drawn to Rachelle's work as I feel she has a strong gift at articulating and giving language to these important topics, in turn helping us turn inner knowing into understanding and inspire cultural change through action and embodiment.  We discuss: The traditional wisdom of postpartum care and the importance to reconnect to these practices within the current modern yet dis-functional context.  Ancestral grief, the subsequent disconnection from each other, the world we a a part of, the complexities of healing and crucial need to do so The  inherent physiology underlying Rachelle's work, teachings and postpartum care overall. How understanding this allows us to be informed to better nurture Mothers and therefore babies, children and communities at large. The remembrance that while we may feel and act disconnected, we can never actually be disconnected from that which we are inherently a part of. Rachelle has a Webinar on Ancestral Grief & Ancestral Healing 14th April, MST, that will be 15th April AEST but if you sign up you will receive a recording available for 72hours after webinar.  To find out more about Rachelle's work, professional training (online & in person) and more: Website Facebook Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:00:54
April 7, 2019
Ep. 8 Morroccan Postpartum Care Culture for the New Mother with Layla B
Layla B An entrepreneur, mother, soulful change-maker, business mentor, traditional Moroccan postpartum trainer, writer and philanthropist. A kindred soul with a fierce passion to helping you rise up and live authentically, love whole-heartedly, laugh loudly and lead soulfully! Her mission is to revive, reclaim and restore sacred and ancient Traditional Moroccan Postpartum Medicine, to document the wisdom and keep it alive. Also to support heart-centred birth workers and women's wellness professionals, create impact, influence and income in a soulful business and life.  Join us as we discuss:  ~ The importance of postpartum care revitalisation and why it is everyones responsibility.   ~ The unique treasures of Moroccan postpartum care and the similarities with cultures around the world  ~ Traditional Moroccan Womb Steaming for postpartum and general reproductive health, Layla has a direct lineage of knowledge passed down to her from Moroccan Midwives  ~ Cultural Appreciation over Cultural Appropriation. This is SUCH an important topic to discuss and one I felt honoured to listen about  You can find out more about Layla's work, offerings, seminars and philanthropic work, how Layla gives back and much more: Website - Instagram -Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:00:15
March 25, 2019
Ep. 7 Sexuality, intimacy and healing in Motherhood. Finding your bliss with Karlyn ~ Sacred Alchemy
Karlyn's purpose is to walk this Earth fully awake, fully aware and fully embodied as the true expression of herself without boundaries. Karlyn's intention is to draw upon the raw, juicy, sensual, creative life force flowing through my being and live my life from this place. Her many gifts and extensive training include Breath-work Mastery, Life Coaching, Yoni Mapping Therapy, Tantric Bodywork & Sacred Sexuality, Yoga and Conscious Birth. With more than 20 years experience, the space she offers is one of profound kindness, understanding and empowerment where she weaves all of the above to offer truly transformative healing - a Sacred Alchemy. What I love about Karlyn is her balanced and grounded approach, how she has lived her practice and is truly inspired to share this with others from an informed place, how she inspires a fun, playful, blissful state just by sharing her presence. We talked about the serious stuff, but their was silliness and we laughed throughout. Join us as we embark on a raw, real, grounded and much needed conversation about all of the above healing modalities, services and philosophies. We open up the huge topic of sexuality especially in the Postpartum time and how this commonly a challenging time for Women and couples in regards to rediscovering their own sexual nature and how that is shared and expressed in relationship. We explore how sexual trauma is multi layered and how the tools of various embodied somatic practices practiced in a consensual way can have immense benefits for healing.  Links to find out more about Karlyn's offerings, such as 1:1, online consult, workshops, retreats, festival and other public appearances: Sacred Alchemy Website Sacred Alchemy Facebook Sacred Alchemy Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:05:57
March 19, 2019
Ep. 6 Fertility Awareness and the Menstrual Cycle as the Fifth Vital Sign of Health with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack from Fertility Friday
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified fertility awareness educator and hosts the popular Fertility Friday podcast and blog. Lisa has recently authored and released a fantastic informative and very well referenced book called The Fifth Vital Sign - Master Your Cycles and Optimise Your Fertility. Having worked with Women and all thing Fertility Awareness for almost 20years, Lisa is a wealth of knowledge and truly passionate about educating Women and the wider community about the importance and Myths of the Fertility Awareness Method or FAM. In our discussion we have a super interesting conversation about FAM and explore a few aspects. FAM, like so many health modalities is such a huge topic and we only scratch the surface of some areas and delve a little deeper into others. Whether you're new to FAM or familiar there should be something in this podcast for you. I hope it inspires you to take your body literacy and awareness a little further to incorporate this wonderful wisdom for yourself, your daughter, nieces, friends and family.   Main Topic Area's:  - What is Fertility Awareness  -Why it is important for ALL Women at any stage in their reproductive life as a vital sign and indicator of health  - Myths of FAM -The ins and outs of cervical mucous and it's importance  - The pill, its side effects, nutritional deficiencies, cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia (abnormal cells) and the research that backs this  - The role and delicate balance between oestrogen and progesterone, what that means for long term health  - How the hormonal dance reflects moon phases within a Woman's cycle  - FAM's role in feminism, breaking taboo's, loving and connecting with your body and cycles Online Links: Fertility Friday Website Fertility Friday Instagram Fertility Friday Facebook The Fifth Vital Sign - Master Your Cycles and Optimise Your Fertility Book (Fishpond for Australia & NZ) The Fifth Vital Sign - Master Your Cycles and Optimise Your Fertility Book (Amazon for US & Canada) The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
1:09:37
March 12, 2019
Ep. 5 Real Food For Pregnancy with Lily Nichols RDN
Lily Nichols Registered Dietician and Nutritionist and best selling author of Real Food for Pregnancy joins me to chat about the huge and ever evolving field of prepartum and postpartum nutrition. Lily is extremely research based and she is passionate about getting the word out to everyone about real food. We discuss a lot of things and yet only scratch the surface. Topics included: - Myths of nutrition for pregnancy - A need for nutritional standard revision especially for pregnant and postpartum women (US and Australia have many similarities)  - The importance of good saturated fats - Many extremely important nutrients such as B12, Glycine, Choline, Vit K12, Iron, Zinc, DHA, Vit A - the crucial role they play and where to find some of them - Traditional fertility wisdom, Nourishing Traditions & Western A. Price - Postpartum health, nutrition, mental health, community supports, cultural care - Epi genetics, how what your Great Grand Mother ate impacts you and how your health now not only impacts your children but future generations Links: Lily's Website - Real Food for Pregnancy, theres a bunch of resources, freebies and great blog! Instagram Facebook Australian Book retailers: Fishpond Booktopia Amazon.au Worldwide: Amazon Mentioned in podcast: Nourishing Traditions Western A. Price Foundation I HAVE NO AFFILIATE LINKS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE. It is all for purely informational purposes and not intended to replace medical and nutritional advice, rather to guide you to enquire further to invest in your own health.  The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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March 4, 2019
Ep. 4 Feminine Yoga for Menstruation, Moon Phases, Pregnancy, Menopause with Ana Davis ~ Moving With The Moon
Join me as I chat with Ana Davis who is a senior yoga teacher, founder of Bliss Baby Yoga and qualified doula who has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers for over 20 years and specialising in yoga for women’s health for the last decade. Ana is also the author of Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle and Beyond. We discuss, the history of yoga, feminine yoga, the ebb and flow of the womb, the four energetic menstrual cycle phases alongside the moon phases. We discuss the powerful role feminine yoga can play in all stages of life, menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum through to peri-menopause and menopause. You can find out more about Ana, her book and the courses she and her Bliss Baby team run at links below: Website - https://www.blissbabyyoga.com/ The Book - Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle and Beyond.  Upcoming Events: Book Launch Byron Bay, Taree & Auckland Workshops in Manning Valley & Auckland Social Media: Instagram Facebook The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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February 22, 2019
Ep. 3 Postpartum Care with Julia Jones ~ Newborn Mothers
Julia from Newborn Mothers, Australian pioneer in postpartum care, doula, author, entrepreneur , philanthropist shares with us some insights in both traditional postpartum care and the neuroscience of how a mother's brain changes "baby brain". We break down outdated Mother stereotypes and discuss the ideal postpartum care for all Newborn Mothers.  Find out more about Julia, Newborn Mothers and the Book at the Website - Facebook - Instagram The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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February 19, 2019
Ep. 2 Feminine Ecology with Woman Beekeeper Emily from Symbeeosis
Emily  a true pollination Mama shares with us her feminine philosophy and learned wisdom of being a Woman beekeeper (or kept by the bees), why we should all be active in caring for the bees that care for us, beehive conciousness, beehive as a womb, apitherapy, bee medicine, bee mythology and more. You can find Emily on Instagram and Facebook  Mentioned in podcast Australian Women Beekeepers, Save the Bees Australia also check out #beeswaxcurrency #savethebees  The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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February 5, 2019
Ep. 1 Womb Wisdom and Feminine Yoga with Chaiytanya ~ Womb Temple Yoga
Inaugural podcast ~ Shelley McClure @PollinationMama's talks with Chaitanya Morly-Southall  from Womb Temple Yoga about the path to womb wisdom. We discuss, womb care, healing and awareness both from a modern and traditional perspective. Why this is important in the context of Women's health and postpartum care. How a few simple lifestyle changes and yoga practices can have a huge and direct impact on our lives now and in the long term. You can find out more about Womb Temple Yoga:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  We also mention the book: Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, her Website The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of this business, any of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, or advertising agencies, and do not create any type of patient-physician relationship or other professional relationship between the audience and presenters.  No person viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counselling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counselling.  Pollination Mamas expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.
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January 21, 2019