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The Birth Ease Podcast

How do you filter through all of the uninvited opinions that suddenly come your way when you decide to have a child? How do you know what's trustworthy information and what's a myth or just plain outdated? Join Michelle Smith, CHt -- founder of The Birth Ease Method childbirth program -- and her guests as they share valuable tips, tools, and proven methods to cut through the noise and fear. For 20 years as a birth professional, Michelle has personally helped hundreds of families understand their options in maternity care, transform their fears and stress, and connect with their inner calm as they navigate the sacred journey that is pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.

024 Birth As We Knew It 30-40 Years Ago with Meg Folsom 12.02.2020, 10:00
024 Birth As We Knew It 30-40 Years Ago with Meg Folsom

<p dir="ltr">What was it like to give birth 25, 30, 40 years ago? Listen in as Meg Folsom and Michelle share with humor, anger, and sorrow about their experiences of giving birth decades earlier. Together they recall the loss of autonomy women endured with forced routine episiotomies, enemas, forcep deliveries, the husband stitch, and the separation of the mother-baby dyad. They reflect on the trauma that these barbaric hospital practices and protocols created for families. </p><br><p dir="ltr">“I’m trying to do the breathing that they teach you. The ‘HE-HE, HO-HO’ and you know that’s a joke. … And then they tell me they're gonna cut me and do an episiotomy. And I am like, “WHAT?” I have my baby. They take him away. My parents had gotten to the hospital, and I didn’t even get to name my own baby. They asked my mother what his name was… Then they wheeled me out and left me in the hallway on a gurney. … So I laid in the hallway by myself not knowing if my son was okay or not.” —Meg Folsom </p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">About Meg Folsom:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Meg has been protecting the sanctity of birth as a doula, midwifery birth assistant, birth center manager, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and placenta encapsulation specialist for over 20 years. The depth of Meg’s knowledge, insight, and her compassionate heart has touched the lives of hundreds of families in Central Florida. Meg is continuing to serve families at Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology in Orlando, Florida. </p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Meg Folsom:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="What was it like to give birth 25, 30, 40 years ago? Listen in as Meg Folsom and Michelle share with humor, anger, and sorrow about their experiences of giving birth decades earlier. Together they recall the loss of autonomy women endured with forced routine episiotomies, enemas, forcep deliveries, the husband stitch, and the separation of the mother-baby dyad. They reflect on the trauma that these barbaric hospital practices and protocols created for families. “I’m trying to do the breathing they teach you. The ‘HE-HE, HO-HO’ and you know that’s a joke. … And then they tell me they are going to cut me and do an episiotomy. I am like, “WHAT?” I have my baby. They take him away. My parents had gotten to the hospital, and I didn’t even get to name my own baby. They asked my mother what his name was… Then they wheeled me out and left me in the hallway on a gurney. … So I layed in the hallway by myself not knowing if my son was okay or not.” —Meg Folsom About Meg Folsom: Meg has been protecting the sanctity of birth as a doula, midwifery birth assistant, birth center manager, childbirth educator, lactation counsellor, and placenta encapsulation specialist for over 20 years. The depth of Meg’s knowledge, insight, and her compassionate heart has touched the lives of hundreds of families in Central Florida. Meg is continuing to serve families at Tree of Life Birth Center in Orlando, Florida. Connect with Meg Folsom: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mommeg">Meg Folsom</a> , <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/treeoflifebirthandgyn/"> Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology</a></p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p> </p>

023 Trauma Can Begin at Birth- Interview on Kick Your Buts Podcast 05.02.2020, 10:00
023 Trauma Can Begin at Birth- Interview on Kick Your Buts Podcast

<p dir="ltr">In last week’s episode, Michelle and Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland touched upon the stress and trauma that her pediatric families are experiencing within their pregnancies, during the birth of their babies, and the implications this is having on her tiny patients. That conversation prompted Michelle to share her guest spot on Susan Dascenzi’s podcast, <i>Kick Your Buts</i>. In this foundation interview, together Susan and Michelle touch on what trauma is, explain how stress during pregnancy and birth can have an impact on the child, define trauma within birth, the importance of finding tools to mitigate stress, and  practices to help support a new family.</p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>"There is a sad statistic 35-50% of women experience birth trauma, 2.5%-9% will experience birth related PTSD, and many pre and perinatal psychologists feel that the birth trauma for babies is epidemic right now. That sets the stage. How are you treated the very moment that you take your [first] breath?"</i> —  Michelle Smith</p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">Susan L. Dascenzi is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Life and Business Coach, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, and the Health and Fitness Category Director for Podcast Magazine. She has invested the last 27 years guiding her clients in recognizing how their past negative conditioning creates their present and future and stops them from stepping into their infinite possibilities. As a highly regarded human behavior and emotions expert, also known as “The Possibilities Curator,” she co-authored an Amazon Ranked #1 International Best-Selling book alongside Neale Donald Walsch and Marci Shimoff, with her own book set to release late 2020.</p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Susan:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kick-your-buts/id1482968113">Kick Your Buts podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook:<a rel="nofollow" href=" https://www.facebook.com/sdascenzi"> @Susan Dascenzi</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/kickyourbuts/">@kickyourbuts</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Twitter:<a rel="nofollow" href=" https://twitter.com/susandascenzi"> @susandascenzi</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href=" https://www.instagram.com/sdascenzi1/"> @sdascenzi1</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">LinkedIn:<a rel="nofollow" href=" https://www.linkedin.com/in/susandascenzi/"> @susandascenzi/</a></p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com" target="_blank">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p> </p>

022 Holistic Pediatric Care with Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland 29.01.2020, 07:00
022 Holistic Pediatric Care with Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland

<p dir="ltr">Listen in as Michelle and Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland discuss the beauty of integrating both Eastern and Western medical practices when caring for our children, and how this holistic approach looks for the root of the problem versus simply treating the systems. In this proactive practice model, the provider is treating the whole child and supporting the whole family. Lyndsey shares what to look for when choosing a pediatric provider for your child. Together they stress the importance of finding a caregiver that creates an environment that promotes mutual communication, safety, and trust.</p><br><p dir="ltr">Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland is a passionate mother and advocate for healthy families. She is both a professor at the University of Central Florida and an entrepreneur working hard to empower families on their journey to live happy and full lives. Lyndsey is a Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Central Florida with honors. In her practice she focuses on prevention and education, which are the building blocks to maintain and establish health. She works closely with a network of medical professionals to find the root cause of illness for her patients and not just treat their symptoms. Lyndsey believes in you. She believes in your children. She knows you were made for this and that together we will not just survive parenthood, but thrive as mothers and fathers of the children we love so much.</p><br><p><i>"If you don't feel safe [with your provider] and if you don't feel comfortable, it is important to keep looking. It's a long journey. And to not feel safe and comfortable with someone, that's way too long to be holding hands with someone. And we are talking about your precious family, and so to me, it only makes sense to find the right person who will come along side you in this journey." </i>—Lyndsey Sutherland</p><br><p> </p><br><p>Connect with Dr. Lyndsey Sutherland:</p><br><p>Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.lyndseysutherland.com/">http://www.lyndseysutherland.com</a></p><br><p>Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/LyndseySutherlandDNP/"> @LyndseySutherlandDNP</a></p><br><p> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com" target="_blank">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p>

021 Creating a Positive State of Mind During Pregnancy with Dr. Ankita Marjadi 22.01.2020, 10:00
021 Creating a Positive State of Mind During Pregnancy with Dr. Ankita Marjadi

<p></p><br><p dir="ltr">We all need a guide to help us stay in a more positive and peaceful space for ourselves and our babies. Dr. Ankita Marjadi’s book, "Knock, Knock, Let's Talk" is just that. This beautiful resource is for all expecting mothers. It is designed to reduce the fear and anxiety a mother may be experiencing during her pregnancy and to enhance bonding with the baby in her womb. It acts as an uplifting guide for mom during each week of her pregnancy and provides a passage to be read to the baby that teaches a virtue such as kindness, happiness and honesty.  It also includes a space for journaling and sharing a mother’s own thoughts and dreams with her baby. In this episode, Dr. Marjadi graciously shares with Michelle how the book was born during her second pregnancy as she searched for a way to lessen the fear and stress that threatened to consume her after losing her first child to a stillbirth. This sweet book, which can be used at any time to receive a dose of motivation and positivity, is the achievement closest to her heart.</p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>"Babies are very, very conscious. They're having an environment in the womb. They can feel what you are giving emotionally. And they are learning and listening to everything that you have to offer. So if you are saying and if you are talking to your baby something positive, it has a very beautiful positive reaction unto the baby because the baby feels wanted. The baby feels loved with the words you are sharing." </i>—Dr. Ankita Marjadi</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">About Dr.Ankita Sapan Marjadi</p><br><p dir="ltr">Dr. Marjadi is a psychotherapist, homeopath, and the co- founder of Arogyada Online Homeopathy Clinic. She is also an entrepreneur, blogger, social activist and a doting mother of two beautiful girls. She is a popular name amongst bloggers wherein she blogs about health, relationships, life and its mysteries, and happiness. She has been the pioneer of 'Need to Talk Initiative', 'Starting a Smile Mile, Will You Join Me?' and  'I Choose to Happy and Healthy through Homeopathy'. She is an eminent speaker on topics such as positive parenting, how to cope up with stress, health and hygiene for kids, menstrual hygiene, good touch bad touch for children, how to keep our mental health good, and life after 40 for women.  Dr. Marjadi is the author of the book, “ Knock Knock Let's Talk”  which is on positive thinking during pregnancy which has been the achievement which is very close to her heart.</p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Dr. Ankita Sapan Marjadi:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Book: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.amazon.com/Knock-Lets-Ankita-Sapan-Marjadi/dp/9353473454/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=1579241186&amp;sr=8-1 ">Knock Knock Let's Talk</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Websites: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ankitasmetanoia.in/">www.ankitasmetanoia.in</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.arogyadaclinic.com/">www.arogyadaclinic.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/Ankitasmetanoia/"> Author Dr. Ankita Sapan Marjadi</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/ankita_sapan/">ankita_sapan</a></p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com" target="_blank">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseLossSupport/">Birth Ease Baby Loss Support</a></p><br><br><p class="Paragraph SCXO24766670 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US"></p><br><br><br><p class="Paragraph SCXO24766670 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheaselosssupport/"> </a><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheaselosssupport/">@birtheaselosssupport</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p><br>

020 Benefits of Chiropractic Care with Juliet Michaels 15.01.2020, 10:00
020 Benefits of Chiropractic Care with Juliet Michaels

<p dir="ltr">Listen in as Juliet Michaels shares insights with Michelle into the multiple advantages that chiropractic care brings to babies and their mothers during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum year. Juliet explains how gentle the chiropractic adjustments are for expecting mothers, babies, and children and how this care differs from that a non-pregnant adult would receive. Juliet provides guidance regarding signs to look for in your newborn that signal that your baby, and you, would benefit from chiropractic care.</p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>“Statistically, women who [receive chiropractic care and] get adjusted throughout pregnancy and during labor have faster and, what they report as easier, labors than those who don't</i><i>."  — </i>Juliet Michaels</p><br><p> </p><br><p>About Juliet Michaels:</p><br><p>Juliet is a Chiropractic Physician. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has published research on the benefits of chiropractic care and its efficacy of many pediatric and pregnancy related issues. Juliet very is passionate about helping Central Florida families achieve their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and neonatal goals.</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Juliet Michaels, DC:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/julietmichaelsdc">Juliet Michaels, DC</a> ,<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/Family-Tree-Chiropractic-1625684827715623/"> Family Tree Chiropractic</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.drlatino.com/">Integrated Chiropractic</a></p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com" target="_blank">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p>

019 Understanding Learning & Processing Styles During Labor 08.01.2020, 10:00
019 Understanding Learning & Processing Styles During Labor

<p dir="ltr">Listen in as Michelle shares with birth partners how an understanding of the learning styles Visual, Auditory, Tactile-Kinesthetic,and Olfactory-Gustatory  can help them to better provide comfort measures and support their partner during labor and birth. The beauty of this is that the expecting mom and her birth partner can explore what both their learning and processing styles are before labor begins and consider what she thinks would be the most helpful to her at the time of birth. If the mom’s strongest learning style is the birth partner’s weakest, he or she can begin to think of ways to support her that may not naturally occur to them. This basic understanding of learning and processing styles can explain why a laboring mom is so sensitive to certain things in labor such as the feel of monitors on her skin, the sound of the voices at the nurses station, or the smell of that hamburger someone ate for lunch. These suggestions for comfort measures during labor and birth are helpful no matter a birthing mom’s predominant learning and processing style.</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title">Resources:</p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.studyingstyle.com/">Studying Style</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.greenmountainhypnosis.com/blogs/post/Help-Your-Student-Find-Their-Learning-Style-and-Succeed/">Help Your Student Find Their Learning Style and Succeed</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/types-of-learning-styles/">4 Types of Learning Styles</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.birtheaseservices.com" target="_blank">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Youtube:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ"> Birth Ease</a></p><br><p>Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p></p>

018 Addressing the Fear & Stress Surrounding Breastfeeding with Kathy Bradley 01.01.2020, 10:00
018 Addressing the Fear & Stress Surrounding Breastfeeding with Kathy Bradley

<p dir="ltr">Listen in as Michelle and Kathy Bradley explore the sources of fear and stress that can create doubts surrounding the ability to breastfeed our babies and trust ourselves as parents. They also discuss the importance of reducing the shame present in our culture regarding breastfeeding and the guilt a mother can feel if she needs to supplement, is unable to breastfeed, or decides to bottle and/or formula feed her baby.</p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>“We are getting the messages in our culture that breastfeeding is best, but it’s not being modeled. So in an unconscious, non-verbal way we are getting two different messages that we are diabolically opposed.” —</i>Kathy Bradley</p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">About Kathy Bradley:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Spanning a 30 year career in the maternal health field, Kathy is the visionary behind Childbirth Concierge. She holds a degree in Communication and Public Relations, and is a Certified Childbirth Consultant as well as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.</p><br><p dir="ltr">Kathy’s focus over the years has been providing education and support to women of all income levels. She worked for 14 years in Maternal Health at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. As the founder and executive director of the former Childbirth Enhancement Foundation, she developed partnerships and training programs for community based doula programs with 14 hospitals. Kathy developed the Community Outreach Perinatal Educator Program for Commonsense Childbirth, Inc.- a nonprofit institution dedicated eliminating racial and class disparities in perinatal health and improve birth outcomes for all.</p><br><p dir="ltr">She is strongly motivated to support women no matter how they choose to birth or feed their babies. As a mother of 5, she truly understands the challenges families face preparing for birth and caring for their newborns. A born educator, she is in her element teaching new parents and health professionals.</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Kathy Bradley:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://childbirthconcierge.com/" target="_blank"> childbirthconcierge.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram: <a target="_self" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/childbirthconcierge/">@childbirthconcierge</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/childbirthconcierge/"> Childbirth Concierge</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nRUKqIhV24gbRVHOFw_xw"> Childbirth Concierge</a></p><br><p></p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a target="_blank" title="Birth Ease Services " rel="nofollow" href="http://www.birtheaseservices.com">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/"> Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">YouTube: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ" target="_blank">Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p>

017 Learning & Processing Styles with Mitchell Jarrell 25.12.2019, 10:00
017 Learning & Processing Styles with Mitchell Jarrell

<p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"></p><br><p dir="ltr">Listen in as Michelle and Mitchell Jarrell discuss the ways our senses impact our learning and processing styles. Mitchell explains how gaining an understanding of the different styles can help you to support your child’s learning. This understanding can also improve communication within your relationships. Together Mitchell and Michelle stress the importance of doing the work of self-growth and cultivating our own self-acceptance. Because we cannot instill self-esteem in our children, if we do not have it to give. </p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><i>“Take time to understand someone else. And if you care about them, figure out how they learn. That way you can better communicate."</i> —Mitchell Jarrell</p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title">Resources:</p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.studyingstyle.com/">Studying Style</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.greenmountainhypnosis.com/blogs/post/Help-Your-Student-Find-Their-Learning-Style-and-Succeed/">Help Your Student Find Their Learning Style and Succeed</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/types-of-learning-styles/">4 Types of Learning Styles</a></p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"> </p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Mitchell Jarrell is a former teacher and gifted artist.</p><br><p>Connect with Mitchell Jarrell (Smith) and learn more about his art:</p><br><p>Instagram: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/handspuntattoos/">@handspuntattoos</a></p><br><p> </p><br><p class="N-ZiCg direction-ltr align-center para-style-title"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.birtheaseservices.com">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Youtube:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ"> Birth Ease</a></p><br><p>Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p>

016 Releasing the Stress of the Holidays Guided Relaxation 18.12.2019, 10:00
016 Releasing the Stress of the Holidays Guided Relaxation

<p dir="ltr">Feeling Stressed this Holiday Season? This time of year can be magical and joyous, and it can also bring a lot of stress and overwhelm. For some of us, we are facing the holiday season without someone we love. The grief can be daunting at times. For others, the holidays are haunted with painful memories that can bring with them anxiety. </p><br><p dir="ltr">With this in mind, Michelle has created a guided relaxation session geared towards anyone wanting to release the stress and overwhelm this season can bring. The purpose is to help you return to your center to find clarity and peace.</p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>“It is my sincerest wish [for you] that this holiday season be filled with peace and moments of magic and love.” </i>—Michelle Smith</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Website:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.birtheaseservices.com"> BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Youtube:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ"> Birth Ease</a></p><br><p>Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p>

015 Massage & Bodywork are Not a Luxury with April Dawn 11.12.2019, 10:00
015 Massage & Bodywork are Not a Luxury with April Dawn

<p dir="ltr">Listen in as April Dawn shares with Michelle the powerful stories that shaped April’s desire to serve families during the childbearing year. Their conversation explores the benefits of bodywork: massage, reflexology, acupressure, healing touch, as well as the ways that our body stores memory and emotion within our very cells. Together they share insights into the selfless gift that adoption brings to families. </p><br><p dir="ltr"><i>“Sometimes it takes the power of that </i><i>[healing] touch to release what you're holding. Bringing it up to the surface so that you can recognize it. See it. Sometimes that is all that emotion wants. It just wants you to see it and recognize it; and love it and let it go."  — </i>April Dawn</p><br><p>About April Dawn:</p><br><p>April has been attending pregnant, laboring, and newly born families for over 30 years. Having attended her first birth while still in high school, she felt ignited by the calling to support families as they bring their babies Earthside. In this spirit, she has dedicated her life to the study of all things health —nutrition, healing-touch modalities, and the human microbiome — working actively in the naturopathic, chiropractic, and nutritional health arenas. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Food-Healing Instructor, and Master of Culinary Arts. April is a true birth guardian, having worked as both a midwifery birth Assistant, as well as a doula in the home, hospital, and birthing center setting.</p><br><p dir="ltr"> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with April Dawn:</p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a target="_self" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/themotheredmommalmt/">The Mothered Momma</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram: <a target="_self" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/themotheredmomma/">@themotheredmomma</a></p><br><p> </p><br><p dir="ltr">Connect with Michelle Smith: </p><br><p dir="ltr">Website: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="BirthEaseServices.com">BirthEaseServices.com</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Facebook: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/BirthEaseMethod/">Birth Ease</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/thebirtheasepodcast/">The Birth Ease Podcast</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Instagram:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/birtheasemichellesmith/">@ birtheasemichellesmith</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Youtube:<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfTDHpaqRkU2w_GHdGlmQ"> Birth Ease</a></p><br><p dir="ltr">Show: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://feeds.blubrry.com/feeds/birthease.xml">Birth Ease</a></p><br>