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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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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

56: Skin Changes in Pregnancy

4/13/2021
What’s normal, and what’s not? Can I do anything about stretch marks? What’s that line on my belly? Why do my thighs itch? The midwives talk all about the skin changes of pregnancy and why they happen! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:05

55: What to Expect with Bleeding after having a Baby

3/30/2021
In this episode the midwives breakdown what’s normal in terms of bleeding during the postpartum time period. Learn about what you can expect and how to manage it in the days and weeks after giving birth. --- http://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:14:39

54: Consider the Postpartum

3/16/2021
Listen to the midwives talk about the postpartum time period. You’ll hear the inside scoop on what to prepare for and how to be as ready as you can be for the arrival of your baby. As it turns out, there can be a lot to think about before welcoming a new member into your family! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:18:02

53: What’s on A Newborn Exam?

3/2/2021
In today’s episode, Charli and Sarah talk all about what midwives cover on the newborn exam: it’s more than just height and weight! Hear about how midwives can assess the wellbeing of a baby in the home setting and all the fun ways we can integrate family members into baby’s first head-to-toe exam. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:48

52: Neonatal Resuscitation in the Home Setting

2/16/2021
Approximately 10% of all babies born in the United States require some form of resuscitation after birth. Learn about how midwives work to prevent this from happening and how it’s managed in the home setting. This is a key topic that separates the home birth experience from a hospital birth. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:26:55

51: Hospital Transfer | What to expect if there’s a change in plan during labor

2/2/2021
Occasionally, while in labor, someone has to transfer from the home setting to the hospital setting. The midwives break down what this looks like, how they continue to provide care to their clients in the event of a transfer, and how to best prepare for a change of plans if it becomes a part of your birth story. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:16:10

50: What Happens After The Birth?

1/19/2021
Sarah and Charli detail the first two hours after a baby is born at home. They cover what the midwives are doing, what they’re looking for, and what each client can expect from their midwives at a home birth with Hearth & home. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:14:50

49: Vitamin K and Newborns

1/5/2021
What is Vitamin K? Where does it come from? Why don’t babies have it? In this episode, the midwives talk all about the newborn Vitamin K evidence, recommendations, and options. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:13:45

48: All About Postpartum Anxiety with Maggie Halpin, CPM, LDM, LM

12/22/2020
Sarah interviews Maggie Halpin, Hearth & Home’s third midwife and postpartum anxiety expert. Maggie shares about the causes of postpartum anxiety, the available treatments, the signs and symptoms, and even shares some of her own experience to help listeners navigate their own postpartum journeys. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:34:00

47: What is a Foley Catheter?

12/8/2020
A lot of people have heard of Pitocin, but far less have heard of another induction method: the Foley catheter. The midwives talk about what it is, what it does, and why some people choose this less-known induction method at the hospital. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:13:45

46: What Is Gestational Diabetes?

11/24/2020
It seems like everybody and their mother (get it?) gets gestational diabetes in pregnancy. But what is it? What causes it? Why does it happen to some people, and not to others? And most importantly- what do you do if you get it? The midwives break it all down in today’s episode of the podcast. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:17:15

45: How do I know if my baby needs Erythromycin?

11/10/2020
In today’s episode, the midwives talk all about newborn eye medication, AKA erythromycin, AKA newborn eye prophylaxis. They cover what it’s good for, what it protects against, and how they advise their clients when it comes to decision-making regarding newborn eye medication. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:08:20

44: Trial of Labor after Cesarean (TOLAC)

10/27/2020
The midwives interview a beloved former client, Ashley, about her experience within midwifery care. Hear about Ashley’s journey with her second birth and what it meant to her to be in midwifery care despite not having her birth go according to plan. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:38:50

43: Top Five Things Support People Can Do At a Home Birth

10/13/2020
Laboring people have their work cut out for them, but what can others do to help them? Here are the top five things that partners or other support people can do to help their loved one have a vaginal birth at home. A great listen for family members who hope to attend your birth! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:13:10

42: Prepare Your Body for Labor

10/6/2020
Midwife Charli interviews Erin Underwood, functional movement specialist, who specializes in supporting prenatal and postnatal people as well as birth workers through movement with strength, sustainability and nervous system down regulation. Erin shares her tips for preparing the body for birth including pelvic floor strength, core strength, the psoas, and how to prepare for when your baby comes! --- Erin Underwood: Website: www.erinunderwoodmovement.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:35

41: Movement in Pregnancy - Recommendations from the Midwives

9/29/2020
The midwives break down why regular movement in pregnancy matters. Learn the tips the midwives give their clients and how to move safely throughout your pregnancy. Train4Birth: www.train4birth.com Erin Underwood Movement: www.erinunderwoodmovement.com --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:21:01

40: The Truth about a Cord around the Neck

9/22/2020
Learn about the risks associated with a nuchal cord during birth. The midwives explain how they assess for a cord around the neck and what they do about it to keep baby’s safe in the homebirth setting. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:18:51

39: Let’s Talk About Sex (After A) Baby

9/15/2020
There’s a lot of mystique out there about sex after a baby. Will it hurt? Will it be different? When is it okay to have sex again? The midwives offer their general guidelines on sex and intimacy in the postpartum period in today’s episode. --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:15:16

38: Anti-Fat Bias in Pregnancy Care

9/8/2020
Midwife Sarah sits down with Jamie Oller, CPM, LDM, to discuss anti-fat bias in the culture at large and specifically in pregnancy and postpartum care. They cover the BMI, prejudice against larger bodies, and how people of size receive different care than their thin counterparts in pregnancy care. Jamie Oller is a primary midwife at Harbor Midwifery in Oregon. She can be found online at www.harbormidwifery.com and on Instagram at @harbormidwifery --- Extra Resources for...

Duration:00:45:10

37: Student Midwives, This One’s For You!

9/1/2020
Midwives Sarah McClure and Charli Zarosinski talk all about what makes being a student midwife uniquely challenging, and why it’s all worth it in the end. The midwives talk about their own journeys to midwifery and why they’re so happy they chose this path, despite its challenges! --- https://hearthandhomemidwifery.com

Duration:00:24:28