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Natural MD Radio is your place to hear the whole truth on health and natural medicine for women and children, and get the tools you need to take back your health starting now. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews of first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum. Topics included: VBAC, Calm Birth, Home Birth, Hypnobirth, Caesarean Section, Water Birth, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Midwifery ...
 
Your guide to pregnancy and gentle birth. Host Deborah Flowers is both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Professional Midwife at The Farm Community, internationally known as the home of Spiritual Midwifery. Co-host Ibu Robin Lim was recognized as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year for her work as the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic Birth Center and Clinic in Bali, Indonesia. Topics for Season 1 include Choosing a Care Provider, the Safety of Home Birth, Prenatal Care Not Prenatal Scare, and Bir ...
 
Can I have natural birth? Is my child growing and developing normally? Is there a natural way to help pain and sickness? Welcome to the Organic Family Stories Podcast where we will help answer ALL of your questions surrounding growing a healthy, happy and thriving in family and SO much more! Alongside your host Dr Kylie, all of the Organic Chiropractors will bring you tips, advice, inspiring stories and fascinating information to help YOU and your family live a life full of joy, love and abu ...
 
Lovers' Vows (1798), a play by Elizabeth Inchbald arguably best known now for having been featured in Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park (1814), is one of at least four adaptations of August von Kotzebue's Das Kind der Liebe (1780; literally "Child of Love," or "Natural Son," as it is often translated), all of which were published between 1798 and 1800. Inchbald's version is the only one to have been performed. Dealing as it does with sex outside marriage and illegitimate birth, Inchbald in ...
 
In this chilling short-story by a master of the craft, Kurt Vonnegut creates a fictional world of the future where life and death are no longer matters of individual choice or destiny. The title refers to the famous quote from Hamlet, “To be or not to be....” with “0” being pronounced as “naught.” It also refers to the eternal dilemma of life and death that face every human being at some point in their lives. Written in 1962 it is set in some unspecified time in the future, when earth has be ...
 
Mumspire is a podcast for women and mothers who are looking for simple ways to improve physical and emotional health, family dynamics, lifestyle and get relevant nutritional information for women's and children's health. Hosted by nutritionist, herbalist and doula Anna-Maria Boelskov. Episodes offer supportive and educational information with the mission to empower women to feel happier and healthier.
 
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A “stalled labor” is one of the biggest fears women have about natural birth. “Failure to progress,” as it’s called in the medical lingo, can bring on interventions or even lead to a cesarean section. Fortunately there are a number of techniques you can try to get labor moving - and they’re effective. Listen in to […] The post BBL 147: How to Keep …
 
The Birth Circle is a place where we can reclaim the power of support, encouragement, and inspiration – as well as touching into our common sisterhood – through shared stories. The stories of transformation you'll find in this series are here to provide you with insight, inspiration, wisdom, and support. In this episode. Emily Baldoni, actor, entre…
 
Do mealtimes at your house feel stressed, frazzled, or even non-existent? Is everything a blur of “hangry” people and picky eaters? Our family’s dinner times were feeling more like a battle zone - so we took on a 30-day challenge to get things right. Topics I Cover in This Podcast:How picky eaters and wrestling-match suppers […] The post BBL 146: T…
 
The coronavirus quarantine of 2020 completely changed life for most families - and it had some unexpected benefits for pregnant mamas and for newborn babies. Babies gained weight more quickly, moms had fewer preemies, and stress lowered even during a global pandemic - today I talk about these effects and what you can take away […] The post Fewer Pr…
 
Magnesium is the most abundant mineral in the body – and it has a role in hundreds of functions. However, many women in the US are low in this important mineral – and you might be feeling the impact. The good news is that increasing your dietary magnesium and taking a daily supplement can quickly reverse symptoms and optimize your mood, sleep, mens…
 
I am very excited to introduce you to a new series in the Natural MD Radio that is dedicated to reinvigorating this tradition and the power that comes from continuing to share our stories - welcome to the Birth Circle. The Birth Circle is a place where we can reclaim the power of support, encouragement, and inspiration – as well as touching into ou…
 
If it’s taking longer than you thought it would to get pregnant, or if you’ve been told you have a fertility problem, or even if you have a ton of friends who have faced fertility challenges, you might be freaking out a little – or chances are, even a lot. But please don't lose hope or confidence in your body; there’s a lot you can do to supercharg…
 
In this episode I'm going to teach you all about how the function or dysfunction of your thyroid can be a factor in the function or disfunction of your periods, including whether they are regular, how long, heavy, whether you skip them, and whether you’re ovulating - and how PCOS, ovarian cysts, and more factor in. And of course, I’ll tell you what…
 
Women are too often told by doctors that our hormone-related symptoms are not significant; that they’re just “normal,” or that they are over-reacting – in other words, that it’s all in their heads. But hormonal headaches are not just ‘all in your head.’ Migraines are actually described in the medical literature as one of the most common, disabling …
 
What do you do if testing shows you have Group B Strep (GBS) in pregnancy and are facing the decision about using antibiotics in labor as preventative treatment. Many women are unsure which is the greater risk – take the chance on your baby developing a GBS infection if you don't do the antibiotics, or take an antibiotic that can impact your baby's…
 
If that time of the month and period pain gets you curled up in a ball, or stretched out on your sofa binge-watching Netflix hugged up with your best friend at the moment - your hot water bottle - listen to this episode. This may be an herbal medicine that you too will find fascinating, and perhaps one that brings you some relief when you need it. …
 
My guest today, Shafia Monroe, has been “Birthing CHANGE” all her life. A renowned midwife, doula trainer, motivational speaker, and cultural competency trainer. Shafia, has been appropriately called the “Queen Mother of the Midwife Movement” for her pioneer midwifery work. Besides her work as a home birth midwife for over 35 years, Shafia has devo…
 
When you’re pregnant, there’s no shortage of happy chatter about becoming a mom, nor shortage of options for childbirth education classes. However, there’s very little that prepares us either emotionally or physically for something that remains a hushed topic, and yet which 1 in 4 women will experience: miscarriage. In other articles, I’ll walk you…
 
In this episode I address the overall risks of COVID-19 with various autoimmune conditions, as well as risks for those of you on immunosuppressive medications. This information is not meant to replace your doctor’s advice, and should merely serve as a starting point for a conversation with your health care provider, and to raise your personal healt…
 
While herbs are an important part of my life and work, this is really a time to be cautious about who you listen to and conservative about what you try. In this episode I urge everyone to follow the CDC precautions for the prevention of COVID-19, adding in the importance of eating well and getting enough rest. For those of you who want to try herbs…
 
If you’re pregnant, naturally, you’re concerned about COVID-19 for your own health and your baby’s. Who wouldn’t be? While a thorough search of the medical literature and the CDC website for data on COVID-19 and pregnancy shows just how very little is known at this time about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, the good news…
 
The only treatments doctors usually recommend for endometriosis include pain medications, hormonal therapies, and surgery. These treatments have big risks, and aren’t always effective. In this episode I share four supplements and herbs that have been scientifically shown to not only help relieve the pain associated with endometriosis, but actually …
 
Many women have never experienced an orgasm. Many women don't know what they like in sex or how to ask for it. And a lot of women are struggling with chronic pelvic pain and other issues from endometriosis and other conditions that can make traditional sex very uncomfortable. Many of those women think this means they can't experience sexual pleasur…
 
Hair loss. It fills our hair brushes, our sink drains, and our nightmares. It also brings a lot of women to my medical practice. Up to 50% of women will experience significant amount of hair loss in their life. In this episode we explore the common causes of hormonal hair loss and what you can do about it. For the accompanying article and show note…
 
Being a new momma can feel over the top exhausting at times - a lot of the time, in fact. But being a new mom with a thyroid problem can feel like holding baby while pushing a piano up a hill. Over the top. And it’s not just a slow functioning thyroid that can be making this time in your life feel crazy. An overactive thyroid can be keeping you fro…
 
Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of the baby. This is such an important topic that I’ve brought this popular podcast episode and blog back for an encore. I discuss the risks of undiagnosed thyroid problems for mom and baby, how thyroid fun…
 
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid problem and the autoimmune form, Hashimoto’s disease, is the most common form of all. We know that 28 million individuals in the US alone are affected, and it's suspected that about 50% more are affected, have symptoms, and remain undiagnosed. Yet many doctors seem reluctant to do an adequate work-up of thy…
 
While nobody wants to ever have a medical diagnosis, the diagnosis of hypothyroidism (or Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune form), which is now so common that 1 in 8 women can expect to receive a diagnosis in her lifetime, is readily ‘figureouttable” and with the right approach, generally very straightforward to manage and live with. Having Hashimoto’s do…
 
Did you know that spending too much time stuck survival mode can impact your thyroid health? It does so through a profound adrenal-thyroid connection. And what is one of the main things that triggers survival mode? Chronic stress! Because each of us is a living, breathing, complex whole organism, when any one aspect of our lives is affected, each o…
 
Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your energy and metabolism. Thyroid disease affects an estimated 40 million Americans, and nearly 90% of these are women. Studies show that 1 in 8 women can expect to develop hypothyroidism in her lifetime…
 
Join me for my conversation with journalist Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care and Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution. Jennifer recently found herself at the center of a social media storm over an article she wrote for Scientific American titled "Doctor…
 
Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most people reach for it for everyday headaches like it’s no big deal. Acetaminophen has also long been considered generally safe for use during all stages of pregnancy, making it the first-choice pain and fever medication for pregnant women. Yet acetaminophen is not benign. Given the large number of pregnant women using th…
 
In her New York Times bestselling book, Come As You Are, Dr. Emily Nagoski, says that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. This means that things like stress, mood, trust, connection, and body image are not peripheral factors in a…
 
Why do moms need to get moving? How does movement during pregnancy help prepare you for birth? And why do I say “movement” instead of exercise? Find it all out – and how to fit it into your day – in this episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why I use the word “movement” […] The post How Mamas Can Find Time to Get Moving! appeared first on Natur…
 
The use of herbs for the treatment of common pregnancy symptoms is very common. Studies and surveys estimate that up to 45% of women use an herbal therapy at some point during pregnancy. For better or worse, there are a lot of “experts” on the internet “wild-west” giving advice that may not always be accurate, so it’s important to get your informat…
 
Is your home a complete mess – and you don't know how to get it back on track? In today's podcast I give you secret weapons that will help you get your home feeling fresh and clean even during the most overwhelming times of your life. I share my top tips from 18+ years of […] The post How to Catch Up on Housework appeared first on Natural Birth and…
 
When life feels crazy and overwhelming, systems get life back on track so you have time to give your family the attention they need – and take some time for yourself, too. Systems and other practical tips round out part two of our series on managing the kids without a lot of help. Topics I […] The post “Mom Systems” to Save Your Sanity appeared fir…
 
Thalidomide, DES, the Dalkon Shield, Essure, Pelvic Mesh. The list of medical devices and treatments for women that have gone very wrong is extensive. Learn how big business has put profits over women's safety and health, and my top 5 recommendations for avoiding unnecessary, inappropriate, or possibly unsafe medical treatments. For an accompanying…
 
Are you trying to take care of your kids without a lot of help? Regardless of your situation – single mom, husband deployed, working, incarcerated… or if you have very little “hands on” help locally – the tips in today's podcast show you how you can handle it with grit and grace. Topics I Cover […] The post Managing the Kids Without a Lot of Help a…
 
If you’ve been exploring women’s hormone wellness online, you’ve likely come across articles touting the miracles of seed cycling for regulating the menstrual cycle. In case you missed it, seed cycling is a protocol where you consume specific seed combinations during distinct phases of the menstrual cycle in order to balance female hormones. The ex…
 
Do you have trouble keeping weight on while breastfeeding? Find that you're feeling depleted and fatigued, but want to keep up your milk supply – and your energy – for your baby? This episode will reveal what keeps weight on, milk rich, and mama and baby happy! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why some […] The post How to Keep Up the Weight While Br…
 
How do you prepare your older child or children for life with a new baby? After welcoming 7 new siblings in our family, I've discovered a few tips and ideas that will help you get big brothers and sisters off to a great start with a new sibling! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Major […] The post How to Prepare Your Child for a New Sibling appeared …
 
Loss. Abuse. Violence. Bullying. Workplace mistreatment. None of these are experiences we want to have. Yet few humans get through life without being touched by one or another, in some way. This is particularly so for women. For many of us, these experiences create trauma that seems to settle into our bones in ways that shape the fabric of our live…
 
The idea that gut health is central to our total health goes back thousands of years, but it's been largely absent from modern medicine and science until very recently. In my practice as a medical doctor and herbalist, I see the gut as the epicenter of health. It's often one of the first areas of the body that I work on for helping my patients with…
 
Can you relate to this? Do you suddenly find yourself catastrophizing when you’re on the verge of something great happening for you? Do you get stopped in your tracks by a fear just when life feels good and happy? If you have "happiness anxiety," you know it’s a real thing and can be a serious impediment in your life, keeping you from taking chance…
 
Strident debates about vaccinations have erupted in the public sphere which aren't helpful to parents trying to interpret lots of conflicting information about vaccine safety. In this episode of Natural MD Radio I share both my own story as I weighed whether to vaccinate my own four children in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as my experien…
 
If you’ve been given an HPV diagnosis or have been told that you have ‘precancerous’ cervical changes or cervical dysplasia, there’s a good chance you’re freaking out. It’s a scary thing to hear, and often, the information isn’t delivered with the whole picture: namely that most HPV infections clear up on their own and most pre-cancerous lesions re…
 
Most women don't think about their cervix until they have to get a Pap smear. As if the pelvic exam wasn’t stressful enough, getting the news that you had abnormal Pap or positive HPV results, especially when accompanied by words like “cervical dysplasia,” “biopsy,” or “pre-cancerous,” can spin you out with worry. I get it. We’re not given much int…
 
The Pap test, HPV screening, pelvic exams. As if hopping onto an exam table butt-naked wasn’t stressful enough, knowing what to do about these tests can be super confusing. I’m going to break it all down so you know what to say yes to, when and why, and when to say, “Thank you, but no!” To read a companion article to this episode, go to https://avi…
 
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