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Talk Birthy To Me

Talk Birthy To Me

By Brittany Randolph + Aryel Sawdey

Join Brittany and Aryel as they talk all things birth, from preconception to parenting, breastfeeding and everything in between.

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PMAD's and Postpartum OCD with Leah DeRose M.S.,LMFT
PMAD's and Postpartum OCD with Leah DeRose M.S.,LMFT
Hi Friends!  Today I chatted with Leah DeRose, M.S., LMFT, she is a local SLO County therapist and works with individuals who are experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Here is her bio: Leah DeRose, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience as a therapist. Leah owns a psychotherapy group practice in San Luis Obispo with several skilled therapists with multiple specialties. Leah is a mother to three girls, two of which who are in college and the last one starting middle school this year. Leah was a teen mom and understands the struggles of being a new mom while experiencing stress and mental health symptoms. She is passionate about educating and supporting mothers/birthing individuals who may be struggling with their mental health or just need support through this new chapter as a parent. I hope you enjoy this very informative episode!  If you would like to reach out to Leah and her group you can find them at: website- www.derosetherapygroup.com Instagram- @derosetherapygroup email-leahderose@derosetherapygroup.com  As always reach out to us at talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com or on IG at @slobirthcollective or Aryel at @centralcoastlactation or Brittany @beyondthebumpcoaching
56:09
September 06, 2022
Perineal tears and tear recovery- what can we do to prevent and recover
Perineal tears and tear recovery- what can we do to prevent and recover
Hi friends! Back with another episode, this one we talk about perineal tears, different degrees of tears, what, if anything, that we can do to help prevent them and should it happen what can we do to help with recovery. Give this one a listen, its filled with some great information! As always, reach out to us with any questions; Email- talkbirthpodcast@gmail.com Aryel- @centralcoastlactation Brittany- @beyondthebumpcoaching
45:02
August 22, 2022
Push it Baby! What is it like to push a baby out?
Push it Baby! What is it like to push a baby out?
Hey friends! Today we talk all about pushing, what it might feel like, the ways we can push (spontaneous vs coached), breathing options, positions to birth in , knee positions during the pushing phase and so much more. As always here are some great references for you: Mamastefit:https://mamastefit.com/breathing-techniques-for-labor-pushing-and-crowning/ Flower Bloom Breath: https://youtu.be/z5F6xKQpgag Anita Lambert:https://www.holistichealthphysio.com/meet-anita-lambert-pt If ever have any questions or want us to cover a specific topic on the podcast let us know! Find us at: Aryel Sawdey- @centralcoastlactation Brittany Randolph- @beyondthebumpcoaching Email- talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com
47:15
August 08, 2022
How you can advocate for yourself in the birth room.
How you can advocate for yourself in the birth room.
Hi friends! Aryel and I are talking about advocacy and how to advocate for yourself in the birth room. It can be intimidating to think about standing up for yourself, or declining procedures or interventions during pregnancy and birth. We chat about different ways you can do that and what can help make it a bit easier for you.  Here are some great resources you can read on to give you guys additional information: https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/5-ways-to-better-advocate-for-yourself-in-labor-1 https://improvingbirth.org/2019/10/advocate-for-yourself-during-pregnancy/ If you want to reach out to either of us please feel free to send an email to talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com or you can find Aryel at IG -@centraclcoastlactation or Brittany on IG - @beyondthebumpcoaching See you next time!
29:53
July 25, 2022
Why doula support is valuable for medicated birth
Why doula support is valuable for medicated birth
Hi friends! Today we chat about epidurals and how a doula is still a valuable asset to your birth team, even if you are planning on an epidural from the beginning or if you end up choosing one during your labor. There are so many different ways doulas can still be helpful, beneficial and supportive! As always, if you have questions or want us to answer something on the podcast reach out vis email or Instagram! Email- talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com IG - @slobirthcollective IG for Aryel- @centralcoastlactation IG for Brittany- @beyondthebumpcoaching
53:01
July 16, 2022
Myths in Birth and Breastfeeding
Myths in Birth and Breastfeeding
Hi friends! Thanks for joining us for another episode! Today we chatted about common myths and misconceptions in birth and breastfeeding, we know we didn't get to touch on all the ones out there, but these are the most common ones we hear about and see the most. I have linked the Evidence Based Birth article on hep lock/saline locks here: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ebb-104-the-evidence-on-saline-locks/ As always leave us a message or comment with some myths you have seen and heard! Feel free to reach out via email at talkbirthpodcast@gmail.com or DM us on IG @slobirthcollective. See you soon!
56:06
June 21, 2022
Bounce Back Culture, Body Image and Parenthood
Bounce Back Culture, Body Image and Parenthood
Thanks for listening today! This is something that is very near and dear to my heart as I have struggled with body image issues for as long as I can remember. Here were the things that we mentioned that can ben helpful: Reframe our expectations Purchase new clothes that fit your body right now Practice mindfulness based exercises like gratitude practices, journaling, breathwork, yoga, meditation Being more present with your baby and children Talking to a therapist or counselor Unfollow those on social media that make you feel bad about yourself Letters of gratitude for your body Seek help from another professional who is knowledgeable in pregnancy and postpartum, personal trainers, nutrition coaches, health coaches. Here is the Ted X talk by Jean Kilbourne https://youtu.be/Uy8yLaoWybk Another great resource is Middrift Movement- https://www.middriftmovement.com/ As always reach out with any questions or if you need more resources! 
54:09
June 10, 2022
Nutrition for the Fourth Trimester
Nutrition for the Fourth Trimester
Hi Everyone! Solo episode with just Brittany today, sorry it's been such a long time since we released an episode, lots of birth, babies, and boobies happening the past few weeks! I wanted to do a quick episode on nutrition in the fourth trimester. I cover nutrients to focus on, thinking about the 3 R's, replenish, recovery and repair, nutrients to focus on are bone broth, high quality fats, stinging nettle tea, hydration, soups and warm foods, making sure you are consuming enough calories. Also, remember that postpartum healing is not linear and embracing the change that motherhood creates in you. Sending you all love! For more head over to IG to find me @beyondthebumpcoaching, Aryel at @centralcoastlactation and the podcast at @slobirthcollective.
31:41
May 26, 2022
Inductions- What you need to know, options and alternatives
Inductions- What you need to know, options and alternatives
Sorry for the technical difficulties with this episode, we had internet that was spotty and one of us (Brittany) is battling a sinus infection and it was making it very hard to think! Other than that, we are happy to bring you this information on inductions! Hopefully you find it helpful and as always reach out with any questions. As promised here are the links below: Evidence Based Birth ARRIVE trial Evidence Based Birth Big Babies Bishop's Score Information on Cytotec Natural alternatives for induction: Dr. Aviva Romm Blyss Young LM- Birthing Instincts Podcast Mama Natural  
01:06:56
April 13, 2022
Our doula stories in honor of World Doula Week
Our doula stories in honor of World Doula Week
Aryel and Brittany share how they got into doula work, the reasons they continue to do this work and where they see themselves in the future. As always if you ever have any questions or want us to cover a specific topic or ask us a question please feel free to reach out by email at talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com, or on our Instagram pages at @beyondthebumpcoaching for Brittany, @centralcoastlactation for Aryel or to @slobirthcollective for both of us! 
01:07:54
March 25, 2022
How to find a birth doula
How to find a birth doula
Have you ever wondered how to go about finding a birth doula? Have you ever thought, "what would I ask if I was interviewing a doula?" We have you covered! In this episode we cover some ways to find doulas in your areas and frequently asked questions and what to consider when looking for, interviewing and hiring a doula. 
25:13
March 11, 2022
Sex after baby
Sex after baby
Remember that sex after baby is different for everyone and the 6 week "mark" for returning to normal activities after having a baby doesn't necessitate you going right back to having sex if you aren't ready. In this episode we talk about a lot of different things that can come up for people in the postpartum period around sex, intimacy, body image, mindset, and more. We hope this helps to make the conversation around this topic a little less taboo and one that you can seek out help if you feel you need or want it. We are always her to support you and are always willing to get you information or resources if you need. Don't hesitate to reach out at talkbirthypodcast@gmail.com.  Here are a few of the things we mentioned: Sex with Emily Podcast Uberlube Coconu Lube Medilube Pelvic floor physical therapy  Redefining intimacy Stretches to help with relaxing the pelvic floor- Childs Pose, Happy Baby Stretch and the Butterfly Stretch 
32:03
March 02, 2022
How to plan for the 4th Trimester
How to plan for the 4th Trimester
We talked about the importance of creating a maternal mental wellness plan. Here's what we mentioned today: What you might need in the first few weeks of breastfeeding Creating a support team and what support people, family members and partners can watch for Nourishing your body and the importance of food and hydration Finding someone to talk to or a therapist who is versed in the postpartum period Avoiding the this is normal trap Creating a sleep strategy Reducing overwhelm  Movement in the postpartum period 
53:31
February 15, 2022
Postpartum Support Options
Postpartum Support Options
Ever wondered what options there were for postpartum support? Wondered if there was anything other than your care provider? We got you covered with a list and conversation about all postpartum support options and what you want to look for in each one. 
48:13
February 02, 2022