After years of battling her own health struggles and infertility, she eventually unlocked her happy place to finally THRIVE and welcome a beautiful healthy baby girl into the world. Regaining her health was a long, laborious, and frustrating process where she knew she needed to help other women to finally THRIVE. This is why she started Thriving Vitality LLC. She want YOU to be thriving and full of vitality so YOU can live the life that YOU want for YOURSELF and your FAMILY!
9. Jennifer Gleeson Blue, Practicing Embodiment Through Movement
Friends! I’m SO thrilled to present my dear friend Jen Gleeson Blue to you today! She’s had a huge impact on my own healing journey and provided so much support for me personally! This conversation really felt like I just got to sit down with someone I respect and soak in all her warmth and kindness and wisdom and I’m so thrilled you get to listen in!
Jennifer Gleeson Blue guides women to find their freedom, reinitiating their connection to their powerful, majestic and sacred bodies. In her online programs, group coaching, private sessions and workshops, she utilizes a powerful blend of consciousness work and natural movement to unleash the intuitive self while tending very practically to the physical body. She is a certified life coach and a restorative exercise specialist and has logged thousands of hours in the trenches of unravelling her own liberation.
8. Anietie (Tia) Ukpe-Wallace of The Masterful Art of Self-Care
Anietie Ukpe-Wallace, also known as Tia, has had a life-long fascination with the human body and its inner workings. Beginning with a formal introduction to movement in college, she has continued that journey ever since. As a yoga teacher of 8 years in the East Bay, her practice morphed from one of structure and ego to one of humility and independent thinking. After her own struggles surrounding her pelvic floor, she has grown a love for learning and understanding this part of the body that is rarely talked about and sometimes even misunderstood.
I want to gently provide a trigger warning for miscarriage and stillborn birth. In today’s episode Tia shares vulnerably around her experience with her own miscarriage, so I encourage you to listen to your heart to know if you’re in a space to process that story.
7. My Diastasis Recti Story
After giving birth to my fourth son, my body fell apart. I was frustrated, exhausted, dealing with postpartum depression, and felt like there was no path to true healing for my condition. Join me as I share my journey toward healing with the specific steps that I took 5-6 finger gap over the course of a year.
6. Pop Up with Annemarie Everett and Haley Shevener
Annemarie Everett, DPT. WCS is a pelvic floor physical therapist who works primarily with perinatal clients. Haley Shevener, CSCS, is a perinatal exercise specialist and mom with POP. Annemarie and Haley share a passion for evidence-guided information, supportive resources and community. Together, they formed POP UP with the intension of changing the narrative on POP.
TO address their mission, Annemarie and Haley collectively put their experience, knowledge, skills, passion, empathy and humor into an online course that is aimed at giving YOU the tools for manage your POP and regain confidence!
5. Lindsey Vestal – Occupational Therapist of…
The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for prenatal and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications.
4. Dr Erin Bowe – Self Care for Birth Workers
Dr. Erin Bowe is a Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist and coach in Victoria supporting birth workers through birth work. After watching her own Doula struggling to process the unfolding of her second traumatic birth it occurred to her – where is the support? where is the trauma informed practice?
3. The Vagina Coach – Kim Vopni
What are the most common misconceptions about pelvic floor health, is leaking/sneeze pee normal, and understanding relaxation and engagement specifics are just a few of the topics we hit on in today’s episode!
2. Compassionate Boundaries
Compassionate boundaries allow us to stay in our lanes and know when and how to refer out.
1. Who am I & Why a Podcast For Birth Workers?
Whether you’re a midwife, doula, OBGYN, or labor and delivery nurse I’m passionate about supporting you as you support others! In this first episode I share my journey and my “why” behind this endeavor to create a community for education and support for anyone serving in the birthing community.