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Monday, May 25, 2015

Episode 188: Secondary Infertility



Join the conversation on Tuesday, May 26th at 6 pm ET as we discuss secondary infertility with Barbara Collura, president of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and hear the personal tale of struggle (and triumph) from mom blogger Amy Wruble of Carriage Before Marriage. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our facebook page.  

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Monday, May 18, 2015

Episode 187: Postpartum Psychosis


Join the Conversation on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. ET as we revisit an episode on postpartum psychosis in honor of Maternal Mental Health Month. In this episode, Dana and Laura speak to Sarah Workman Checcone of Postpartum Society of Florida and Jennifer Moyer, postpartum psychosis survivor, mental health advocate, and author. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our facebook page

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Episode 186: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally (Epilogue)

Birth In The News:
New Zealand woman drinks her breast milk for survival
Antidepressant use may not be linked to birth defects
Midwife Robin Lim responds to Nepal earthquake

A recent report from Save the Children called The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 which ranks the United States at No. 33 of 179 surveyed countries, down two spots from last year, and says it is the worst country among developed nations. According to the report, a woman in the United States faces a one in 1,800 risk of maternal death and is more than 10 times as likely to die from a cause related to pregnancy than a woman in Belarus, Poland and Austria. 

In light of this study, Dana and Ryan welcomed Dr. Washington Hill to the show. Prior to his work in Rwanda teaching obstetric and nursing students, Dr. Hill served as President and Chief of the Medical Staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Labor and Delivery. He was also an active member of the Healthy Start Coalition Volunteer Executive Board, championing the important role that Healthy Start plays in providing a strong continuum of care for pregnant women, babies, and families in Sarasota County. Dr. Hill spoke to us about his work in Rwanda and offered some insight into global and local solutions in maternal and infant health. 

Next up, we spoke to Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Executive Director Shon Ewens and Marketing and Grants Coordinator Ciera Coleman about the second annual Giving Sarasota a Healthy Start luncheon. This year’s theme was “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”. Dr. Hill was the keynote speaker of the event. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Episode 186: Local and Global Maternal Health


Join the Conversation on Tuesday May 12th at 6:00 p.m. ET as Ryan and Dana discuss maternal health both locally and globally with one of our all-time favorite guests and maternal-fetal medicine expert Dr. Washington Hill. We will also welcome Ciera Coleman and Shon Ewens from the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our facebook page

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Episode 185: Grab Bag (Epilogue)

Birth in the News:
Woman delivers baby while brain-dead
US rated below other developed nations in maternal health
Breastfeeding may change breast cancer risk

Tonight, Ryan eased back into the Maternally Yours fold with a grab bag of topics for this show. Dana and Ryan were joined by WSLR's youngest and cutest co-host, Arber.

The Maternally Yours gang has been up to a whole lot this month! WSLR's spring membership drive was hugely successful and we thank our listeners, supporters, and guests for showing their support. Mom Prom, sponsored by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), was a an amazing night of fun and frivolity for moms! The event raised over $2000 and recruited 11 new members of ICAN.

In international baby news, the newest UK royal was born last Saturday. Ryan called up Midwife and Honorary Maternally Yours Across the Pond Correspondent Lizzie Norton to chat about the Royal Baby and midwifery in Europe and the UK. Speaking of midwifes across the pond, May 5th was International Day of the Midwife! IDM has been observed since 1991 and is organized by the International Confederation of Midwives to raise awareness of the important job midwives do and the care they provide in your community. The International Confederation of Midwives reminds us that this year the International Day of the Midwife is more important than ever before: as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals come to an end in September, this is the last chance to shine a spotlight on midwifery before the world enters into a new era.


One of our favorite international midwives, Robin Lim, is on her way from the BirthKeepers Summit in the US to Nepal to assist with the tens and thousands of pregnant women who have been left homeless from last month’s earthquake.. She and the team from Bumi Sehat, will be building birth tents, assessing prenatal care and delivering babies in the disaster zone.

Next, we were joined by Mary Ellen Mancini, Director of Development for Safe Place Rape Crisis Center in Sarasota who told us how we can help moms in our community by supporting SPARCC's 2015 Mother's Day Initiative. This opportunity provides a unique way to honor your mom, or someone special, with an offering that continues the cycle of heartfelt giving to mothers and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault all throughout our community.

Joining us by phone to discuss a way to bring social justice action into your Mother’s Day celebration was Sachi Feris, a blogger at raceconscious.org a resource for parents to talk about race with young children. Sachi partnered with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) to create a Mother’s Day Action Toolkit that includes suggestions and talking points we can ask our children as we take action for racial justice on Mother’s Day.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Episode 185: Grab Bag



Join the Conversation on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. ET as Ryan eases back into the Maternally Yours fold with a grab bag of topics and guests. She and Dana will wade through a pile of recent birthy headlines and discuss several maternal health related happenings. Have a question or story to share? Please email us or post to our facebook page

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Thursday, April 30, 2015

THANK YOU!


WSLR and Maternally Yours send a huge THANK YOU to all those who donated in our Spring Membership Drive. Your donation shows your support for independent community radio, and it helps the station move closer to their goal of becoming 100% solar-powered!  

A big thanks to:
Peter Acker
Jason Boehk
Phyllis Bozeman
David Brain
Cierra Coleman
Lara Costa
Maggie Davenport
Wayne Genthner
Laura Gilkey
Gana Gilkey
Walker Karaa
Lori Nikolic
New Dad's Place
Damen Shaqiri