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Episode 130: International Adoption
April 15, 2014 08:04 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Ryan wrap up our three part series on adoption with a look at the process, the politics, and the parenting that goes along with adopting internationally. We are joined by local adoptive parents Nick DiLorenzo and Tara Eschenbach, and hear a pre-recorded interview with Kathryn Joyce, author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and The New Gospel.

Episode 129: Prematurity Awareness
April 08, 2014 07:23 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Ryan and Laura bring awareness to the issue of premature birth with health care providers and our favorite experts, local moms.

Episode 128: Radical Homemakers
April 01, 2014 07:14 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Ryan and Dana welcome Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture.

Episode 115, Revisited: Maxed Out Mom (PLUS: Waterbirth Update)
March 26, 2014 01:40 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Ryan revisit our interview with Katrina Alcorn, author of Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women’s health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about “having it all,” failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.

And in response to the recently released American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee Opinion on Waterbirth, we are joined at the top of the show by the founder of Waterbirth International, Ms. Barbara Harper.

Episode 127: The Good Mother Myth
March 18, 2014 08:21 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation Dana and Laura speak with Avital Norman Nathman, editor of The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, and one of its essayists, Naomi Shulman. This collection of essays features the voices of real mothers - single moms, stay-at-home moms, moms of color, a trans mom, moms with mental illness - who break the stereotype of what a good mother should do and be.

Episode 126: Pregnancy and Postpartum Fashion
March 11, 2014 07:54 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Dana and Ryan discuss the do's and don't's of pregnancy and postpartum fashion with some of our nation's experts: Rosie Pope of Rosie Pope Maternity and Amy Tara Koch, author of Bump it Up.

Episode 124: Birth in the News
February 25, 2014 09:19 PM PST
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Ryan dig a little deeper into the headlines this week with an hour devoted to Birth in the News. Joining us is Dr. Jeanne Conry, President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), discussing the new Cesarean Section Prevention guidelines issued jointly with the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine last week. We also welcome Marinah Farrell, President of the Midwives Alliance of North America, to answer questions about their recently released homebirth study. In the second half of the show we hear from Lisa Clark of the Alabama Birth Coalition and Glenda Pearson of the Florida Alliance of Birth Centers with legislative updates on what's at stake in their states.

Episode 123: Black History Month
February 18, 2014 06:45 PM PST
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Ryan celebrate Black History Month with a look at the history of black midwifery and an update on racial disparity in birth outcomes. We are joined by Maria Milton, daughter of "Grand" Midwife Gladys Milton, as well as Orlando midwife Jennie Joseph.

Episode 122: Judy Norsigian
February 11, 2014 05:50 PM PST
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Join the Conversation as we speak with Judy Norsigian, founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves. We discuss the organization's take on reproductive health and rights, how peer lead initiatives can affect our culture, and the impact that Our Bodies Ourselves has had on multiple generations of women's work.

Episode 121: Preeclampsia
February 04, 2014 07:26 PM PST
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Dana discuss the obstetric mystery that is preeclampsia. We hear from Dr. Kyle Garner of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, and local mother Tracy Topjun, who suffered from preeclampsia in 2007.

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