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Evidence Based Birth®

Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN

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In the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, we cover the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth! Our mission is to help birth workers build the evidence based knowledge, skills, and power they need to protect families' ability to give birth with empowerment. The work we do has a huge impact on parents who are searching for accurate information to empower their prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences!
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Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories! As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
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Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses

Bundle Birth, A Nursing Corporation

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Two Labor and Delivery nurses changing the game in Obstetrics, one nurse and one patient at a time. Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses is meant to fill the cups of L&D nurses and birth workers all over the world. Sarah and Justine share stories, research, and life in order to bring some happy to your hour. Join us once a week as we continue to change the game together!
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Yoga Birth Babies

Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network

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Take ownership of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Join Deb Flashenberg as she dives into conversations with some of the world’s leading pregnancy, birth, yoga and parenting experts. Deb and her guests are voices of calm and reason, sharing practical, relevant, insightful and evidence based information that is helpful for people at all stages of parenting. These lively conversations will inform and entertain you as you embark on this new phase in your life. Deb is the founder and direc ...
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In this episode of "Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses," Sarah Lavonne chats with Dr. Rebecca Dekker, the founder of Evidence Based Birth. They discuss the benefits of non-lithotomy birthing positions and the misconceptions surrounding them. Dekker shares research findings that show upright positions can lead to shorter pushing phases, lower rates…
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It's Week 8 of 12 of the 12 weeks of BIRTH! This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re going to talk all about birthing without an epidural, and answer a question I get all the time - “How do I have a natural birth?” And while there is no secret formula…I definitely have some insight into what you can do to set yourself up for success. Have a…
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Dr. Rebecca Dekker's joined by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, host of the Orgasmic Birth podcast, to explore the connections between love, intimacy, and childbirth. A world-renowned speaker and doula trainer, and the creative force behind the documentary "Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret," Debra shares her origins into the world of childbirth education …
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If you’re looking at the title of this episode thinking, “I’ve never heard of cholestasis”… you’re not alone! That being said, it’s important to know about as it can occur in 1-2 in every 1,000 pregnancies. So let’s talk about cholestasis in pregnancy- the symptoms, the treatment, how it is diagnosed, and how one can deal with this in pregnancy. To…
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In this last podcast of the season, Justine and Sarah Lavonne discuss the importance of lifelong learning and how it can benefit nurses in their practice and life. They share personal examples of things they have learned recently, as well as some new OB insights. They encourage you to find your passion and pursue learning in it! Thanks for listenin…
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Dr. Liz Nutter, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 20 years of nursing and healthcare leadership experience, is bringing her expertise as a board-certified nurse midwife and national expert in waterbirth and hydrotherapy evidence-based practice. Dr. Nutter shares her journey from serving in the United States Army to becoming an assistant profes…
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Today, we have a community birth story that will literally take you on a wild ride. In just one short but juicy hour, you’ll find an illustration of pregnancy over 40, preparation for birth from a yoga teacher perspective, and multiple twists and turns in a birth story. Today’s Yoga| Birth| Babies, I have with me Renata DiBiase. Renata is a book de…
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It's week 7 of The 12 Weeks of Birth! In this re-air, I interview my friend Jeanice all about pelvic floor sexual health!! Here are the questions we go over! What exactly happens during pregnancy (and during delivery) to disrupt sexual health? How long should I wait to have sex postpartum? Should sex hurt at all? What should I do if it does? Give m…
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Today, we’re sharing a replay of our podcast episode with EBB Childbirth Class parent, Angela Jones, about having an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth when labeled as high risk. Angela is a macro-level social worker, wife to her husband, Tony, and mom to her son, Allister, and their cats, Pumpernickel and Lion-O. Angela and Tony graduated from the …
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Did you know that the number of babies born to first time parents in the US who are over 35 has been steadily increasing? I see countless parents in the PYC community (including myself) have their first child over 35. So why have we heard that it’s difficult and more dangerous to conceive after 35? What happens (or doesn’t happen) at 35 to the body…
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In this episode of Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses, Justine and Sarah Lavonne discuss the importance of nurses getting involved in committees and making a positive impact in their workplace. They are joined by Carly Dahl, a labor and delivery nurse and Bundle Birth mentor, who shares her experience of being part of a committee and the value it …
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Have you ever wondered what the evidence is on epidurals for pain management during labor? Join us on today’s podcast as we discuss most recent evidence on epidurals, spinals, and combined spinal-epidurals! We’ll begin with some background on these methods, including how common they are in the U.S. and around the world, before moving on to the effe…
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Today, we’re delving into a universal experience: the challenge of control. Have you ever wondered why it can be so hard to let things organically happen? Or questioned what it is that’s behind the desire to control in the first place? As much as it would be fabulous to control everything, it simply isn’t possible. And, you guessed it; this rings e…
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In this episode, Justine and Sarah Lavonne respond to the MOST appalling things that nurses have heard at the bedside. They dive into a candid conversation about language and communication in healthcare, particularly focusing on cervical exams. They share personal experiences, insights, and practical tips for improving patient care and comfort. The…
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It's week 6 of The 12 Weeks of Birth! We're halfway through :) This week I chose to air an episode all about birth fears. I talk about pooping, contraction pain, tearing, c-sections, and more! **CLICK HERE to read the tearing article I reference in the episode! Overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy info out there? CLICK HERE to get helpful and sup…
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It’s no secret that getting good sleep is vital in living a healthy life. However, sleep becomes crucial in the fourth trimester- the newborn phase! When baby and you develop healthy sleep patterns, it benefits the whole family. But I know what you’re thinking: “Easier said than done.” Well, to have this conversation with me today on Yoga| Birth| B…
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It's Week 5 of The 12 Weeks of Birth! This week on the podcast, I'm joined by AJ, a male L&D nurse! Yeah! I thought it was so interesting to hear his perspective on being a minority in L&D! I hope you enjoy it!! Overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy info out there? CLICK HERE to get helpful and supportive tips, info, and resources from an L&D nurs…
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In this podcast episode, Justine and Sarah Lavonne meet with guest, Heidi Nielsen, a Bundle Birth educator and who is an expert in fetal monitoring. They discuss the fear and issues that many nurses have with Category II tracings and the importance of recognizing and accurately charting them. They also discuss the need for nurses to advocate for th…
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Brandie Bishop, CEO of the National Black Doulas Association (NBDA), joins us to explore the vital role of doulas in supporting pregnant individuals and families within Black and Brown communities. From her early experiences working with refugee families to her passion for advocating for marginalized populations, Brandie's unique journey into birth…
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One of the best things about founding and developing Prenatal Yoga Center has been getting the chance to foster and grow our perinatal community. Throughout the months during (and after) their pregnancy, our students and staff get to know each other through rich dialogue where we work through things that come up, connect on shared experiences, and …
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It's week 4 of The 12 Weeks of Birth! This week on the podcast I have a short and fun re-air for you guys featuring my sister, Jenna! I quizzed her on some fun pregnancy trivia - it turned out to be WAY HARDER than I thought it was going to be, I think she only got 2 right hah. So, I invite you to play along at home too to see if you can beat her! …
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In this podcast, Justine and Sarah Lavonne introduce the Bundle Birth Nurse Mentors to discuss the value of mentorship and community in nursing. The mentors share their own experiences and the transformations they have seen in nurses who participate in our Mentorship Program. They emphasize the importance of creating a safe and supportive environme…
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Have you ever thought about the importance of having your body internally balanced for labor and birth? Today we discuss The Body Ready Method and how it can assist you in your birth, because let’s be honest: so much of a functional birth is the work we do ahead of time! On today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies I’m speaking with Taylor Lee Bello, …
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In this episode, Dr. Dekker's joined by Gena Jaffe, an LGBTQ+ activist, attorney, and founder of Connecting Rainbows©️. Gena shares her personal story of embarking on reciprocal IVF with her wife and the legal hurdles they faced as a lesbian couple. From navigating complex parental rights to accessing inclusive healthcare, Gena sheds light on the c…
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It’s week 3 of the 12 weeks of birth! This week I chose to re-air a solo episode talking all about spontaneous labor versus inductions, and why spontaneous labor is typically preferred. I also touch on the timeline of medical inductions and what that entails. You’ll learn about a few things you can do during your pregnancy to prep your body for lab…
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Night shift is HARD! In this episode of "Happy Hour with Bundle Birth Nurses," Justine and Sarah Lavonne emphasize the importance of developing a routine and prioritizing sleep and give actual, tangible, evidence-based tips for surviving the night shift as a nurse. Justine shares her personal routine and they also discuss the importance of staying …
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Today we’re talking about how to overcome, and avoid, traumatic childbirth experiences. My guest for this conversation, Rebecca, shared with me a statistic that blew my mind: 35-45% of people report having a traumatic birth… An absolutely enormous number! Throughout our conversation, Rebecca shares some key factors that play a role resulting in tra…
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Learn about the world of babywearing, including its impact on infant development, digestion, and sleep with Whitney Dula, a maternal child health advocate and founder of The Mama's Dula. Whitney shares her personal journey into babywearing, the rich cultural history of babywearing, its role in community-based child-rearing practices, and practical …
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