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Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers

41 EpisodesProduced by Birth Trauma TrainingWebsite

Do you believe that birth is about more than just a healthy baby? Do you believe trauma could actually be our biggest teacher and conduit for personal and professional growth? Knowing how cope with vicarious trauma and develop sustainable self-care is a non negotiable for all birth workers. Join me,… read more

41 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

My new Mum as You Are podcast

September 12th, 2021

3:42

I wanted to stop by and say thanks for supporting this podcast, and to introduce my new one- Mum As You Are.

HIGHLIGHTS of Remembering Amber Rose Isaac with Bruce McIntyre - conversations about racism in maternal health

March 2nd, 2021

14:28

*note* this is a very condensed version of my conversation with Bruce for those with short attention spans. It's an edited down version of a video so it will sound a little choppy. It's better viewed as a video - you …

Remembering Amber Rose Isaac with Bruce McIntyre - conversations about racism in maternal health (FULL INTERVIEW)

March 2nd, 2021

1:41:34

*note* both the full version of this interview & a 15 minute highlights reel can be found on YouTube & wherever you listen to podcasts

It was …

Episode 38: Parenting through Birth Trauma with Mama Manon Depre

July 14th, 2020

1:02:36

The interview with my guest today took about a year to coordinate! This happens a lot on this podcast because babies get born, we get sick, there’s …

Episode 37: The Embodiment of Trauma with Erin Underwood

June 30th, 2020

56:11

Erin Underwood is a movement therapist from Oregon that specializes in prenatal and postnatal health. She is passionate about education around pelvic floor and core strength and function. She has studied extensively and …

Episode 36 Black Lives Matter in Birth With Hawk & Chivon Newsome

May 28th, 2020

37:36

How we birth is a political statement. Birth trauma is a political issue because it’s a human rights issue.

Imagine you’re pregnant and with kids and …

Episode 35 Midwives Rising #6: Researching Birth Trauma with Kristy Watson

May 9th, 2020

35:22

Let’s talk about flashbacks. When I saw midwife Kristy Watson’s ad for birth trauma research popping up on my social media feed I instantly had a …

Episode 34 Back to Basics Coping

March 28th, 2020

28:26

I’ve been really mindful about what messages I want to put out about overwhelm and anxiety. Now is not the time for adding more stuff. A distressed …

Episode 33 My Experience of Breath Work with Theo2awakening

March 10th, 2020

31:44

A few weeks ago I went to a 2 day Breath work workshop with Theo2awakening. I share my personal and professional insights into this technique. There …

Episode 32 Top 10 Most Downloaded episodes of 2019

February 4th, 2020

1:07:11

I run through the 10 most downloaded episodes of the birth trauma training for birthworkers podcast of 2019. 

you can reach me @doctorerinbowe on instagram or dr.erinbowe@gmail.com

Birth trauma training for birthworkers …

Episode 31 Privilege in Birth Work with Sabia Wade

December 30th, 2019

48:57

Could you even count on one hand the people in your life who are willing to challenge your ego and call you out on your desire to just stay …

Episode 30 Coercion, Mental Health & Racism in Birth with Dr Sayida Peprah

December 24th, 2019

1:05:09

Every time I post about maternal and infant mortality that’s happening for black birthing people and families I’m often met with some version of some passive aggressive response. I get DMs from people saying “but this …

Episode 29 Integrating Magic & Medicine With Dr Danielle Arabena

December 16th, 2019

1:07:19

There is magic and medicine in story telling and my guest today is one of the best at all three of those things.

Dr Danielle Arabena is an Indigenous …

Episode 28 Five Times More Likely: Maternal Mortality and Activism With Mars Lord

December 8th, 2019

1:11:21

Have you ever heard someone speak and just thought “oh my Lord I need this person in my life?”. Mars Lord was a guest recommended to me by a few of …

Episode 27 I Know Another Mother: Complex Childhood Trauma With Lotus Fire

November 18th, 2019

1:11:40

What does it mean to be unapologetically you? To stand in the boldest expression of yourself and say “hey, I’m not going to hide. Here’s my story …

Episode 26 When Survivors Navigate the Hospital System with Rachael Rose

October 21st, 2019

1:12:59

My guest today is a testament to the value of good support and investing in yourself. To hear a strong woman articulate her trauma, to see and hear …

Episode 25 Failure, Trying to Force Growth & Trying Again

October 8th, 2019

14:22

Try again:
Therapy
Healing
Growth & self development
Study
Content creation

Today on the podcast I talk about failure, trying to force outcomes and trying again.

Dior had to try 150 times to make their next hit perfume …

Episode 24 Uplift and Ignite 1: Strength After Obstetric Fistula with Kristin Hill

September 26th, 2019

1:06:03

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘fistula?’
For me, it was 2004 and I was 21  years old. I was watching the Oprah show on my lunch break …

Episode 23 Tapping using EFT for Birth Trauma

September 11th, 2019

20:20

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or "tapping") has been around for a while. I learned it in my masters training 13 odd years ago, but then …

Episode 22 Midwives Rising 5 Persecution Fears, Patriarchy & Power with Jane Hardwicke Collings

August 29th, 2019

1:13:32

Episode 22 is also available in video format. Head on over to my YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00eZ1R-fghE
I’d say that my guest today is like birth worker royalty, except that royalty typically …

Episode 21 sleep, self-compassion and getting your needs met

August 13th, 2019

17:08

I’m always telling people to lean into the hard lessons. The lesson I’m in at the moment is learning not to keep pushing through sleep deprivation. The other thing I do is try to replace sleep with some other form of …

Episode 20 Katherine Eden Midwives Rising 4 – Hope is a Doing Word with Katherine Eden

July 25th, 2019

1:04:45

Now, one of my new favourite things to do on the podcast is interview a birth worker and then interview their mentor. So a few episodes ago I …

Episode 19 Treatment Options for Birth Trauma - Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) with Krysta Dancy

July 18th, 2019

57:42

What if there was a quick, effective way to move through processing the trauma of your own birth or witnessing it at work, and it didn’t involve …

Episode 18 Birth Trauma Awareness Week Special - What is ‘Birth Trauma’ vs PTSD

July 11th, 2019

23:04

In this episode I walk you though the difference between 'birth trauma' and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from birth. When and how is it diagnosed, and when is it appropriate to seek general support and/or a self-help …

Episode 17: Midwives Rising 3 – Speaking up Against the Breath of the Wolf with Anarchist Midwife Kerrie Adams

July 3rd, 2019

1:01:20

My guest today, Kerrie Adams is an anarchist midwife. A system disruptor and an educator of modern, savvy midwives who also want to change the world. 

Today We talk about:

Midwife archetypes – the “good girl”, the …

Episode 16: Midwives Rising 2 – How to Not be in the 32% who Want to Quit with Hannah Willsmore

June 24th, 2019

53:52

Australia’s nurses and midwives are overworked, under supported and in serious danger of burning out, with 32 per cent considering leaving the …

Episode 15 Midwives Rising 1: Challenging the Normalisation of Numbing as Response to Trauma with Hannah Goding

June 14th, 2019

51:09

Today’s episode begins an exciting series called ‘Midwives Rising’. This is where I interview bold, sassy, passionate midwives who are sick of being …

Episode 14 Feeling Distressed Now? My Message of Love With 3 Things You can do to Decompress

May 30th, 2019

9:32

Maybe you’re sitting in your car right now about to drive off from attending a horrendous birth. Maybe you are being bullied at work, or struggling …

Episode 13 The Kaleidoscope of Full Spectrum Trauma With Jenna Brown

May 23rd, 2019

1:05:07

Are you willing to stop assuming that you know anything about anyone else’s experience until you have given them space to tell you? 

In today’s episode I talk with Jenna Brown from love over fear wellness. Jenna is a …

Episode 12 The One Question That Could Differentiate Psychosis From Anxiety

May 16th, 2019

12:45

Without wanting to simplify maternal mental health assessment in ANY way shape or form, I wanted to share one of the key questions I use in differentiating anxiety from psychosis. New parents are already struggling with …

Episode 11 Finding the Confidence to Feel and Reveal Your Trauma with Erika Cramer

May 9th, 2019

1:01:13

You have no idea how excited I was to speak with Erika Cramer. For a psychologist slightly obsessed with other people’s growth from pain and trauma, …

Episode 10 Breastfeeding Trauma with Amberley Harris

May 2nd, 2019

1:09:21

Breastfeeding trauma is often overlooked. It can represent a continuation of traumatic birth, come up as a new trauma in and of itself, or it can trigger previous abuse or unpleasant associations and memories with our …

Episode 9 Finding Joy in Uncomfortable Conversations – Trauma in LGBTQIA+ Families with Sheridon Byrne

April 30th, 2019

1:06:25

Have you watched that documentary from Brene Brown on Netflix yet? So many take always but a huge one for me was this – to not have conversations just because they make you feel uncomfortable is the definition of …

Episode 8 The Pros and Cons of CBT for Birth Trauma

April 3rd, 2019

40:10

In episode 8, I talk you through the pros and cons of using CBT for birth trauma and how it's less about the therapy approach you choose and more …

Episode 7 Bringing Yourself Back into Your Body During and After Trauma with Nisha Gill

March 27th, 2019

1:06:26

Nisha Gill of Feminine Instincts is a Melbourne-based Somatic Experiencing (trauma resolution) Practitioner with a background in counselling, …

Episode 6 How to Help Someone who is Dissociating

March 20th, 2019

24:31

What is dissociation? Is it helpful or harmful and how might you help someone through it

Episode 5 Angela Gallo on Excavating Your Trauma to Alchemise your Soul Passion as a Doula

March 12th, 2019

1:05:31

Have you ever met the perfect person at the perfect time who completely changed your life? Angela Gallo is that person for me.
She is a collector of …

Episode 4 Meg Berryman on Birth in Developing Countries and her Rebirth from Adrenal Exhaustion

February 27th, 2019

1:01:16

Meg Berryman is an empowerment coach and yoga teacher who previously worked in the international development sector. In this episode, we talk birth and maternity care in the Gaza Strip, Timor and Africa, and how she has …

Episode 3 Teaching Hypnobirthing When a Client has Previous Birth Trauma

February 12th, 2019

33:18

I take you through a few of my tips for how I work with previous birth trauma in Hypnobirthing classe

Episode 2 What is Vicarious Trauma?

January 23rd, 2019

24:06

A brief overview of some nomenclature and definitions around vicarious trauma and what is PTSD from a psychological perspective.

Episode 1 My own Lived Birth Trauma as a Conduit for Positive Power and Beautiful Resilience

January 12th, 2019

49:12

Start here! A brief introduction about my own traumatic births, my training as a Clinical Perinatal Psychologist and how working with my Doula …

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