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The Relationship Between Midwifery Education and Midwifery Regulation, a Lively Conversation with Jessica from Pacific Birth Institute and Bethel, Chair of the Alaska Board of Certified Direct Entry Midwives
1:03:57Listen in on a recent conversation I had with midwives Jessica and Bethel! We talked about the difficulties of educating midwives, why we should focus on educating more awesome birth assistants then, how mandatory MEAC education is crippling Alaskan midwifery, and how Alaskan regulation is restricting women’s access to midwifery care. These two midwives are […]
An Intimate Retelling of Indie Birth Story from Answering the Call to Radical Midwifery Retreat
43:57This is a unique episode where you can listen in on a section of our Answering the Call to Radical Midwifery Retreat from April 2022 where Maryn and Margo share the origins of Indie Birth and answer questions from attendees about licensing, underground midwifery, what happens when clients aren’t a good match, fear of persecution […]
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Offering Support to Midwifery Preceptors: A Mentoring Session with a Greek Midwife!
45:38Listen in on this coaching and consulting session where Margo answers questions and talks all things preceptorship with a lovely Greek midwife. She had trained in the UK where the apprenticeship/hands on learning looks quite different than the model we teach. One of our students reached out to her about the potential to apprentice and […]
Understanding the Landscape of Mental Health and Wellness in Pregnancy and the Postpartum with Jennifer Summerfeldt
1:02:14Join me for another awesome discussion (best one yet?!) with Jennifer, whose work I admire so much. As a midwife I have seen how mental health, overcoming limiting beliefs, and tapping into your own power is essential if we are going to reclaim birth. Jennifer’s nervous system focused approach feels like it is an essential […]
“Birth Isn’t That Big of a Deal”: A Fun and Inspiring Convo with the Combat Midwife
1:10:20I’ve been talking to some really cool midwives lately, and this episode is no exception. Jessica, affectionately known as the Combat Midwife, tells us about her origin story, her work teaching birth skills to military medics, and midwifing in a refugee camp. Her energy is contagious! I was so excited to explore some unique ways […]
Exercising Your Freedom Muscles – All About Face Masks with Allan Stevo
1:11:30Margo talks with author Allan Stevo all about how setting boundaries and standing up for you health autonomy is crucial in today’s world. We need more lions awake in the world, and Allan is in the business of helping wake the lions up. If you feel alone and crazy, like you’re the only one who […]
Face Masks, Education and Standing Up for Our Kids with Allan Stevo
1:01:11Allan Stevo is back for a whole episode dedicated to talking about the intersection of face masks, bodily autonomy and kids education. Allan shares insight, tips, and stories about standing up to mandates, and why this really isn’t “over” even here in June 2022. I was inspired to think more about how I will approach […]
Why I Changed the Name of This Podcast
23:21I changed the name of my podcast! Now it is called Midwifery for the People and in this episode I will tell you all about why that is, and some of the history of this podcast and how it reflects my evolution as a midwife. I hope to provide even more aligned content that feels […]
Another Conversation with Jennifer Summerfeldt: Her Origin Story and Eschewing Even the Radical Rules Around Birth
1:55:21Jennifer graciously shares her origin story with us, including her own birth experiences (2 midwife attended and one freebirth), her journey of learning about birth from Gloria Lemay, Jeannine Parvati Baker, Whapio and Michel Odent, two birth center apprenticeship experiences, and the multiple initiations and reckonings she has experienced that have brought her to a […]
Being a Birth Worker Before Having Kids + How Having Babies Impacted Me as a Midwife
43:44“I want to be a doula/midwife but I haven’t had kids yet. Does it matter?” I get asked this question ALL the time by aspiring doulas and midwives. I have meant to make this episode for a long time and I’m so glad I did. I share a little bit about how it has been […]