<![CDATA[goodbirthforall.com - Podcast Notes]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:43:13 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Interview with Belin & Jessica]]>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:41:11 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-belin-jessica
Belin Marcus
This podcast is the story of how the community helped visionaries create a midwifery-led birthplace in rural New Mexico. Hear insightful and illuminating discussion around the process of the founding, the day to day work that is done at Breath of My Heart Birthplace, and how advocacy and policy work is done in collaboration with other New Mexico activists.

Belin Marcus is a midwife and founding community stakeholder of BMH. She is a member of Ohkay Owingeh pueblo and the first Pueblo midwife to receive licensure under the LM credential in NM. She trained with BMH from 2012-2017 and is a single mother and Sii’ya (grandma).

Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund  LM, CPM, IBCLC, MSM is a midwife and executive director of BMH. Jessica is a white, gender non-conforming midwife with 15 years of expertise in midwifery practice, policy and education.

How to network with Breath of My Heart Birthplace:

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Tewa Women United
Jenny Joseph's Easy Access Care Clinic, Commonsense Childbirth
Young Women United 
Wise Women Gathering Place
Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund
<![CDATA[entrevista con Gina Dacosta]]>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:26:09 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/entrevista-con-gina-dacosta

Gina Dacosta, de Morovis, PR, asistió a la Universidad de PR. Trabajó como profesora de idiomas y profesora universitaria durante 6 años en Nueva York y Puerto Rico. En 2008, vivió la experiencia trascendental de un parto en casa, asistida por la partera tradicional más mayor de Puerto Rico (Rully Delgado). Como resultado de este evento, su curso cambió drásticamente y se formó como Partera Profesional Certificada. Actualmente, se dedica a ayudar a mujeres embarazadas de bajo riesgo y a asistir a partos en casa. Gina está constantemente involucrada en la comunidad de nacimiento humanizada; abogando por los derechos de las familias y en educar y apoyar para prevenir la violencia obstétrica. Es fundadora y líder del Capítulo Norte de ICAN, y ha publicado artículos en las revistas Midwifery Today y En Salud.

En 2014, fue elegida como la Joven Partera del Año (Premio 'Sapling') y fue la primera directora puertorriqueña en la organización del Registro Norteamericano de Matronas (NARM).

Gina Dacosta Rivera, partera y fundadora de Grow Pregnancy
and Parenting Center
, el primer centro de bienestar
perinatal en la isla, habla sobre la riqueza y
complejidad de ser una partera en Puerto Rico.

Como ponerse en contacto con Gina:
Gina's e-mail
Telefono:  (787) 217-0995
Personas, lugares, y cosas mencionades en el podcast:
Evidence Based Birth
March of Dimes

<![CDATA[interview with tina sherman]]>Fri, 10 May 2019 01:59:19 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-tina-sherman
Tina Sherman is the Campaign Director for the Breastfeeding and Paid leave Campaigns at MomsRising, an on-the-ground and online multicultural organization of more than a million members working to increase family economic security, end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.

Tina has served as a United States Senate aide, has worked with several children's and women's advocacy organizations, and is on the board of her community farmer's market.

How to network with Tina:
@TinaShermanNC on Twitter

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Family Leave Act
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
National Partnership for Women and Families
United States Breastfeeding Committee

<![CDATA[Interview with Saraswathi Vedam]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 03:56:59 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-saraswathi-vedam

Professor Saraswathi Vedam will Chair theUS Birth Summit IV: Addressing Our Shared Responsibility to Ensure Equity, Safety, and Respect Across All Communities. At Summit IV, there will be leaders from 11 stakeholder perspectives: consumers, community health, service providers, consumer advocates, innovative models of care, health systems, health policy and law, research, payment reform, health professional educators, health administration, and quality and safety. Using a proven model for transdisciplinary engagement, delegates will co-create an implementation strategy to ensure that emerging tools and models of care that are changing equity for childbearing families, become standard of care across the United States.  Overall, the aim of Birth Summit IV is risk reduction and improved access to high quality care across all communities.
Professor Vedam has been active in setting national and international policy on place of birth, and midwifery education and regulation. She has provided expert consultations to policy makers in Mexico, Hungary, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Canada, the US, and India. She was Convener and Chair of 3 national Home Birth Consensus Summits. At these historic summits a multi-stakeholder group of leaders (clinicians, consumers, policymakers, legislators, researchers, ethicists, and administrators) crafted a common agenda to address equitable access to high quality care across birth settings in the United States. In 2010, she chaired the 5th International Normal Labour and Birth Research conference in Vancouver.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Saraswathi Vedam is Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab at University of British Columbia. Her scholarly work includes the Canadian Birth Place Study examining attitudes to home birth among maternity care providers; and Changing Childbirth in BC, a provincial, community-based participatory study of women’s experiences of maternity care.  She led the AIMM Mapping Study on how maternal and newborn outcomes are linked to the degree of integration of providers into into a health care system, and the Giving Voice to Mothers Study that explores equity and access to high quality care among marginalized communities.  She developed two new person-centred quality measures: the Mothers’ Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) scale and the Mothers on Respect (MORi) index.  These received the National Quality Forum 2017 Innovation Prize.  In collaboration with multi-disciplinary expert panel, she also developed the Birth Place Research Quality (ResQu) Index, a novel critical appraisal tool. Professor Vedam  is currently leading a 5-year national CIHR- funded national research project to evaluate respectful maternity care, Giving Voice -Canada.

How to network with Professor Vedam:
Saraswathi Vedam, RM FACNM MSN Sci D(hc)
Principal, Birth Place Lab
MSFHR Health Professional Investigator
Professor, UBC Midwifery
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
304-5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
(604) 875-2424 x 5771  Lab
(604) 822-8030  Facsimile

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
US Birth Summit IV
Birth Summit IV Delegates
Birth Summit IV Live Streaming
Birth Summit Sponsorship
Birth Place Labs
<![CDATA[Interview with Lena Wood]]>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:44:40 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-lena-wood
Lena offers her unique perspectives on Title X in this second pod of the series where midwives discuss the impact of the new Title X funding and eligibility rules.

Lena S. Wood is a feminist nurse-midwife, educator, trans-national adoptee, and mindfulness practitioner and teacher, among many other identities. Her work as a midwife is grounded in the reproductive justice framework developed by Sistersong, and informed by research on trauma-informed care, interpersonal neurobiology, and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting. Lena’s path to midwifery started as a patient support advocate at Planned Parenthood, where she is currently employed. She has also worked as a Montessori teacher, peer pregnancy options counselor, and full-spectrum doula. She completed her nursing and midwifery education at Oregon Health & Sciences University and is a proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College.
Lena’s research and advocacy interests include the physiology of trauma and chronic stress and its impact on pregnancy outcomes, mindfulness-based interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, racism and reproductive health disparities, and the development of a more culturally responsive midwifery workforce. She is active in the American College of Nurse-Midwives and currently serves as the Oregon affiliate’s chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. When not working she spends time with her family, cooking, reading, and sitting zazen at Dharma Rain Zen Center.

How to network with Lena:
Lena's personal website

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Planned Parenthood
All-Options - pregnancy support
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Book: Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice, an Introduction
Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Roe v. Wade

Center for Mindfulness

Lena's Bookshelf