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The Homebirth Midwife Podcast

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The Homebirth Midwife podcast is hosted by Sarah McClure, CPM, LDM, LM and Charli Zarosinski, CPM, LDM, LM, founders and primary midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery, a homebirth practice in Oregon and Washington. They are experts on all things related to natural pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Each week the podcast delves into the topics you want to know about regarding your pregnancy and birth.

The Homebirth Midwife podcast is hosted by Sarah McClure, CPM, LDM, LM and Charli Zarosinski, CPM, LDM, LM, founders and primary midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery, a homebirth practice in Oregon and Washington. They are experts on all things related to natural pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Each week the podcast delves into the topics you want to know about regarding your pregnancy and birth.

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United States

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The Homebirth Midwife podcast is hosted by Sarah McClure, CPM, LDM, LM and Charli Zarosinski, CPM, LDM, LM, founders and primary midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery, a homebirth practice in Oregon and Washington. They are experts on all things related to natural pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Each week the podcast delves into the topics you want to know about regarding your pregnancy and birth.

Language:

English


Episodes

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

5/17/2022
Learn all about this rare complication of pregnancy, how to know if you’re at risk, how to know if you have it, and what the midwifery model of care can offer for management. https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:14:39

Informed Choice in Healthcare Settings

5/3/2022
As midwives, Charli and Sarah firmly believe that all people deserve and are entitled to informed choice when it comes to their healthcare! Listen to the midwives talk about what informed choice is, how they incorporate it into their practice, and why it’s important. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:18:01

Q&A With Sarah and Matthew Bivens from Doing It At Home

4/26/2022
Today the midwives are sharing a recent interview they did on the Doing It At Home podcast, a weekly podcast about home birth hosted by Sarah and Matthew Bivens, who had their baby at home in 2016 and now run a podcast helping other families get more information about their birth options. Sarah and Charli talk about the midwifery model of care, an average day in the life of a midwife, and how clients can be well-informed to make the most out of their midwifery...

Duration:00:46:32

Labs in Midwifery Care

4/19/2022
Did you know that midwives offer prenatal genetic screening, gestational diabetes screening, and more?! Charli and Sarah will walk you through all of the labs that are offered in midwifery care in this episode. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:11:48

Homebirth Cesarean - A Midwife’s Story

4/5/2022
Charli tells the birth story of her son, Emile, for the first time. She’s a homebirth midwife, she was prepared in all of the ways that someone can be prepared to have their baby at home, and (spoiler alert!) home is not where her baby was ultimately born. Listen to Charli and Sarah as they tell this story the whole way through. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:40:58

Prodromal Labor

3/22/2022
Prodromal labor means labor that seems like the real thing… but isn’t. Today Sarah and Charli talk about what it is, how to know if it’s happening to you, and what you can (and can’t) do about it! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:11:24

RH Factor

3/8/2022
The RH factor is a protein that some people have in their blood, and some people don’t. In today’s episode, Sarah and Charli talk about why that matters for pregnancy and what pregnant people might want to know about their RH factor. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:09:44

All About Colostrum

2/22/2022
Back in the day, when Sarah first heard about colostrum, she really didn’t believe it was a thing. But it is! Today the midwives talk all about what colostrum is: what it’s made up of, what purpose it serves, and when and how to see it on your body. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:07:08

Prenatal Risk Assessment

2/8/2022
In this episode of the podcast, the midwives go over some of what they mean when they say midwives do rigorous risk assessment prior to a homebirth to help clients determine if they are low-risk enough for homebirth. Learn part of what makes homebirth so different from hospital birth in terms of risk assessment in the prenatal period. --- http://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:26

Postpartum Care in the Midwifery Model

1/25/2022
After a homebirth, midwives can continue to provide care for both the postpartum parent and the newborn for up to 6 weeks! Charli and Sarah will walk you through what to expect in terms of your care in the weeks after having your baby. Spoiler alert: you’re going to be well taken care of! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:18:29

Assessing Fetal Well-Being in Labor

1/11/2022
Listen to the midwives talk about how they monitor the health and safety of the baby during the course of a homebirth. You’ll learn about monitoring of fetal heart tones and how much midwives do during a labor to assess how baby’s are doing! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:11:14

The Fetal Anatomy Scan

12/28/2021
Today we talk all about the ultrasound that’s available to pregnant people between 18 and 22 weeks. We review all the different components of what the fetal anatomy scan is looking for, from head to toe. --- http://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:09:18

Subchorionic Hemorrhage

12/14/2021
In today’s episode, we talk all about subchorionic hemorrhage, a common cause of bleeding in the first trimester. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:07:10

Active Management of the Third Stage

11/30/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Sarah and Charli talk about active management of the third stage of labor. Don’t know what that is? No problem! Today’s podcast talks all about what it is, why it’s done, and what your options are in midwifery care. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:20:38

Newborn Skin Conditions

11/16/2021
What is milia? When is a rash normal, and not normal? How do I know if my baby has a food sensitivity? This episode answers questions about the common skin conditions of the newborn and when to get in touch with your midwife. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:08:15

Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy

11/2/2021
It’s not so fun to talk about, but when it comes to pregnancy, most people have them. Listen to the midwives explain why hemorrhoids are so common in the perinatal time period, how to prevent them, and how to manage them. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:03

Shoulder Dystocia with Midwives

10/19/2021
A shoulder dystocia is one of the most commonly managed obstetrical emergencies. Midwives are experts on how to be on the lookout for a shoulder dystocia that could be coming and how to manage it well in the home setting. Even when a shoulder dystocia occurs at home, trained midwives have good and healthy outcomes, and you can learn all about why in this episode. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:24:22

What are Afterpains?

9/28/2021
You just had this great home birth, you worked really hard through the contractions, now you’re baby is on your chest and… what is HAPPENING? What’s that feeling? In this episode, Sarah and Charli talk all about after-pains: what they are, what role they play, and what to do about them! This is one of those things people don’t tell you about giving birth and you probably want to know! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:11:09

Oh SH*T - All About Meconium

9/14/2021
There are a lot of misconceptions about meconium, or baby’s first poop, when it comes to safety in birth. Does meconium always mean there has to be a Cesarean? What is the problem with meconium, anyway? Why do babies pass meconium in the womb? The midwives answer all these questions and more in today’s episode. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:35

What’s there to love about being a Midwife?

8/31/2021
Spoiler alert: SO MANY THINGS! It’s obvious that Charli and Sarah are passionate and in love with what they do as midwives. In this episode they talk about what they’re currently most passionate about and what drives them to do this work each day. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:19:22