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Willow Wish

Willow Wish

By Birth Wizard Emmy
Willow Wish supports the human and civil rights of birthing people to choose a birth place supported by best evidence regardless of their ability to pay. This podcast is to showcase our mission and key players to our organization.
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Willow Wish Recipient Ashley
Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Domestic Violence Ashley amazing story of freedom is one that you have to hear. She speaks frankly about her struggles of leaving an abusive relationship in the amidst of being pregnant and single mom life, her bravery switching providers, finding community where she didn't expect it. We cover topics that could be difficult to hear for some. Ashley spirit shines through our rad conversation and I can't wait for her story to impact you. 
November 8, 2020
Capturing Gratitude: Take 2
Get to know another 3 of our fabulous photographers participating in our event Capturing Gratitude! Get onto the books of any of the photographers between September 21 to September 30th and some of the proceeds will come to Willow Wish so we can help someone's birth dream to come true. 
September 21, 2020
Capturing Gratitude
This is a special episode. Willow Wish "Capturing Gratitude" event kicks off this week. I get the opportunity to speak with three of the featured photographers. We cover everything of what got them into photography, their own "why" and what kind of clients like they to service. Get on the books of these or any of our other feature photographers between September 21-30th to not only get your session but also some of the proceeds come back to Willow Wish. 
September 15, 2020
Willow Wish Recipient Katie
The first recipient I've been able to interview. Kate expresses her gratefulness of having an out of hospital birth. She explains how she believes its the reason she was able to enter motherhood with ease and grace. 
August 9, 2020
Dr. Kim Bryant- Thrive Pelvic Health
Dr. Kim Bryant is a pelvic health and manual therapist. She take holistic approach to healing with emphasis on listening to your story. I got to listen to some of her story on this week podcast. Her passion for providing non intimidating care for women is unmatched. Join us in our rad conversation about motherhood, birth choices, pelvic floor myths and how she got started.  
July 19, 2020
Dr. Cara & Brian- Grove Sponsors
Dr. Cara & Brian speak vulnerably about their own breastfeeding journey and how it changed their lives. They have created a safe space for families to explore the complexities of breastfeeding here in Arizona. Willow Wish is proud to have them as a sponsor.  
July 5, 2020
Jenni Froment- VBAC Academy
Jenni Froment has been a leader and advocate in the VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) birth community here in Phoenix since 2013. Her passion and conviction to bring choices to other who perceived they had none is awe inspiring. She has an exciting new development for our community. VBAC Academy will be a place that can spread evidence based information through out every community it touches. Willow Wish is excited to have her on the podcast and have this rad conversation. 
June 28, 2020
Victoria Calleja- All Things Birth
Victoria Calleja is a Birth Goddess. She has had her hand in "All Things Birth" (See what I did there). She takes the time to educate us on why night nurse and a newborn care specialist are not the same thing and how essential having support is towards your mental health.  
June 21, 2020
Kari-Ann Hubbard-Luna Acupuncture & Board Member
Kari-Ann Hubbard is the kind of soul that will put everyone at ease. She has been involved with Willow Wish from it's inception. Her compassion for pregnant women and her out of hospital birth story are just some of things we cover in this rad chat. 
June 7, 2020
Erica Marr- Paint N Vino
Erica Marr discusses her love of art and how Paint n Vino brought her out of the darkness of PPD. She has kindly dedicated time and energy to put on an event for Willow Wish. 
May 25, 2020
Lora Fiala- Birth with Knowledge and Volunteer
Lora's want to search and spread knowledge led her straight into becoming a child birth educator with Evidence Based Knowledge. Her compassion then took her on the read to becoming a doula and volunteer with Willow Wish. We talk to her about her time and passion in the birth world. 
May 12, 2020
Chelsea Lindblad-Silent Auction
Chelsea Lindblad is a key volunteer in Willow Wish. She tends to be on the front lines of helping to execute the organizations dreams. We get a chance to talk to her about her beginnings with Willow Wish and the exciting Silent Auction going on.
April 26, 2020
Krystyna Robles-Bowman
Director of Willow Wish, Krystyna Robles-Bowman, joins us for our launch of this awesome podcast. Willow wish has hopes and dreams of making birth choices accessible. Take a listen as we discuss the birth story of Willow Wish and how much love is poured into the organization. Hosted by Your Birth Wizard, Emmy. 
April 20, 2020