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The Birth Nerds Podcast

The Birth Nerds Podcast

By Als Kagie & Dez Weyburn
A Utah based podcast wherein two friends discuss parenthood, history, and fandom with a unique birthy twist.
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The Birth Nerds Podcast

008 It's a Jungle in There
Dez talks about the birth of her placenta, recovering from a third degree tear, and her time as a NICU parent in this continuation of the birth story of her daughter Nevaeh.  Housekeeping- for the next little while we will not be uploading as often. We hope to return to weekly uploads by September. We will keep our listeners updated. We're also excited to be vendors at the Empowering Fearless Birth conference on March 21st. We have a ticket to give away! To enter, share this episode on our social media (in a public post) and tag us. We cant wait to see you there! Birth nerd alert: Follow The Nerds on Facebook (  and Instagram ( Let us know what you thought! As always, please like, review, and comment. We are so grateful for our amazing audience of fellow nerds!
March 08, 2020
007: Born Another Day
Dez shares the story of her 7 year old Nevaeh! PROM: Birth Nerd Alert:
January 27, 2020
006 Nayme Ghaime
The nerds explore the hilarious world of Utah baby names. Birth Nerd Alert:
January 16, 2020
005 A Person’s A Person No Matter How Small
Trigger Warning: In this episode we talk about pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy and drugs that cause miscarriage.  In this episode, Als talks about her ectopic pregnancy with her baby, Drew Francis. Birth Nerd Alert:
January 10, 2020
004 Our Moral Objections to Modern Christmas
With Christmas behind us, the Nerds share all the things they hate about Christmas.... but also what they love. Follow the nerds on Facebook and Instagram!  Deseret News Article about Jewish Hallmark Movies:
December 26, 2019
003 A Nativity Story- But Wait, There's Myrrh!
In this fun Christmas episode, the Nerds explore the Nativity, the culture around birth in Ancient Israel and what it would have been like to raise a perfect child. Walking With the Women of the New Testament by Heather Farrell: Mary, The Mother of Jesus by Camille Fronk Olson : The Creation of Man portrait by Natalie Lennard: Where was Santa born? Childbirth in the Holy Roman Emipre: The Santa Clause 3 movie clip: Blog post about Mary and postpartum depression:
December 20, 2019
002 Pregnancy is NOT a Malady
In this episode, we take nerd to the next level as we discuss our ideas of birth in the wizarding world, specifically Harry Potter's culture. Join us as we stumble across a fifteen year old forum, theorize how pregnant folks get around, and laugh ourselves silly at some of the things we come up with! Sources we use in the show: The "Harry Potter" series by JK Rowling, specifically books 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This amazing Chamber of Secrets forum from 2004: Our Birth Nerd Alert from
December 13, 2019
001 How Cable TV Turned Us into Birth Nerds
Meet the Nerds, Dez and Als, in our pilot episode as we explore how we became birth nerds, some of our thoughts surrounding birth and our hopes for our podcasting future. Birth Nerd Alert: Wharton's Jelly
December 06, 2019
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Introducing The Birth Nerds Podcast! A Utah based podcast wherein two friends discuss parenthood, history, and fandom with a unique birthy twist.
November 24, 2019