Jan. 11, 2023

Katie & David Better the Birth Space with exciting updates and offeri…

Katie and David wrap up Season 2 and share some exciting updates and offerings from both The Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood in their own efforts in Bettering the Birth Space. Katie now has a weekly FREE Embracing Pregnancy prenatal …

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Jan. 4, 2023

Getting better prepared for a Hospital Birth with the Hospital Doulas…

Since 98% of US births happen in the hospital then there needs to be a better way to get prepared for Hospital Birth and lower the rates of trauma and preventable interventions that many folks want to avoid. Tune in …

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Dec. 28, 2022

(Part 2) Perinatal Mental Health & Postpartum Thriving with Jennifer …

Today's Part 2 continues last week's Part 1 of our interview with Jennifer Summerfeldt - Perinatal Therapist and CEO of ASK Therapy, former doula and childbirth educator, and transformational coach. We pick right up from where we last off last …

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Dec. 21, 2022

Perinatal Mental Health & Postpartum Thriving with Jennifer Summerfel…

This is the 1st of 2 episodes with Jennifer Summerfeldt - Perinatal Therapist and CEO of ASK Therapy, former doula and childbirth educator, and transformational coach. She shares her DEEP insight, compassion, and wisdom regarding the challenges and opportunities that …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Katie & David: Friends, Family, and Festivity planning with new Baby

Katie rejoins the booth this week and together we share some tips for getting through the Holiday mayhem with your peace of mind intact and coming out the other side stronger. Topics covered include: - Healthy boundaries - "No" is …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Intentionality + Ownership = Empowerment w/ Aly McClain

Aly McClain is a certified Doula, Registered Nurse, and host of the Empowered Birth Podcast. Listen in this week as we dig into how intentionality and ownership can combine to create empowerment for a more successful childbirth, however you define …

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Nov. 30, 2022

The Body Ready Method of preparing for Childbirth w/ Doula Jo Ann Bis…

The Body Ready Method is gaining in popularity in the Birth Space due to its explicit focus on helping pregnant Mamas prepare for an easier childbirth and recovery period through a combination of exercise, stretching, and movement focused on the …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Changing the "Language of Failure"

Katie is back in the booth this week with so much wisdom and grace to share on this topic that is so close to her heart. We talk about how the Language of Failure permeates the Birth Space and inherently …

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Nov. 16, 2022

Amelia Protiva & Anja Health

My guest this week is Amelia Protiva, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Head of Community over at Anja Health, a cord blood banking resource. Amelia particularly passionate about the positive power of community - in pregancy, childbirth, and into...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Anne Margolis and Home Sweet Homebirth

Anne Margolis is our featured guest today. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife with almost 30 years of experience, author, birth educator, Instagram maven, and so much more. We chat today all about how she has been working towards Bettering …

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Nov. 2, 2022

Trauma 101 - Prevention & Care in the Birth Space

Katie's back! She introduces the very important topic of Trauma in the Birth Space and shares her experiences in seeing how it shows up in her practice and how a big part of "Bettering the Birth Space" starts with more …

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Oct. 26, 2022

Doing It At Home w/ Matthew & Sarah Bivens

Matthew & Sarah Bivens from Doing It At Home have over 400 podcast episodes published on their show sharing stories, anecdotes, and interviews all about the homebirth expereince. But more than just an experience, "homebirth" is a mindset that puts …

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Oct. 19, 2022

Doula Samantha Marvels

Our first guest in Season 2 is Samantha Marvels, a birth Doula, childbirth educator, and Doula agency owner working in Austin, TX. Samantha joins me today to discuss her work towards Bettering the Birth Space, how she works with her …

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Oct. 12, 2022

Bettering the Birth Space

Welcome to Season 2 of Baby Talk with Katie & David! Our theme for this season is "Bettering the Birth Space," and here in episode 1 of Season 2 Katie and I talk a bit about what we each prioritize …

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July 15, 2022

David's Tips for Moms-to-be

David goes solo in season 1's final episode and shares 5 tips for Moms-to-be looking to better connect with Dad-to-be in their pregnancy journey. Although his book and work is directed at the Dads out there, David is often approached …

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June 29, 2022

Unexpected Feelings in Early Postpartum, Pt 1

From extreme joy and bliss to rage and resentment, the new and powerful emotions and feelings of early postpartum can be quite unexpected. This week Katie & David start this the conversation on this topic as a lead in to …

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June 22, 2022

Own your power in pregnancy, parenthood, and partnership

"The System" is pretty great, except when it isn't. Where do you have choices and options? How can you build your birth team to best support you? How do you respond to our larger "culture of dismissal," and how should …

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June 15, 2022

Birthing a Parent

Baby's arrival heralds your birth into Parenthood and all the changes that come with it. Katie & David bring some interesting perspectives and anecdotes into this bigger conversation in this week's episode. Topics covered include: - The transformative...

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June 8, 2022

Sacred Individuality

What things connect and support your core identity, your "Sacred Individuality" underneath the new roles and responsibilities that can take over your life once Baby gets here? How can you "bounce forward" into Thriving and stay connected to these core...

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June 1, 2022

Finding joy & letting go of perfection

This week Katie & David talk all about the challenges of finding joy in the moment, and how letting go of perfection is a great first step in that direction. Topics covered include: The phrase "All joy, no fun" No …

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May 25, 2022

Trust & Vulnerability in Postpartum

Katie & David discuss the importance of establishing trust across relationships in early Postpartum, especially with Dad, support partners, and other folks in your Village. Vulnerability and emotional intimacy are extra important here, tune in...

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May 18, 2022

Infant Feeding Pt 2 - Partners, Pumping, and Planning Ahead

Katie & David continue the infant feeding conversation from last week and get into partner support, pumping, and planning ahead. Topics discussed include: Pumping basics Pumping as a part of breastfeeding plan and tool for success Pump types and...

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May 11, 2022

Infant Feeding Pt 1 - Breastfeeding Basics

Katie & David talk about infant feeding and planning for breastfeeding success. Topics discussed include: Breastfeeding - the expanded definition Feeding Baby, Protect milk production, breastfeed Connection and comfort Feeding challenges and the Birth...

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May 4, 2022

Wired to Connect

Katie & David discuss the amazing instincts of newborns, specifically those that support connection. Topics include: The dance of Nature and Nurture Love and connection are crucial needs Warm, safe, predictable environments Baby cues and responses...

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