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Monday, March 2, 2015

Episode 176: Maya Angelou


Join The Conversation on March 3rd as we replay an episode in honor of Women's History Month. Laura and Ryan welcome the transcendent and inspirational Maya Angelou to discuss the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The interview, recorded exclusively for Maternally Yours, also includes conversations about racial disparity, her sources of support and health inspiration, the Midwives Model of Care, and her personal reflection on the birth of her son and on motherhood. We will also hear from Dr. Chere Chase-Gregory, a member of the team that created the Center, to discuss its unique vision. 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, March 3rd 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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Episode 175: Friendship After Children


Join the Conversation on Tuesday, February 24th when we'll be talking about the ins and outs of friendship after kids. All relationships change after baby comes along, and maintaining close interpersonal bonds with other adults couldn't be more important as you enter the world of motherhood. Tune in and hear about how to overcome common challenges that may occur in life with kids and "mom friends." 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, February 24th 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

Episode 174: Homeless Mothering (Epilogue)

In honor of the 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon hosted at WSLR right after our show, we revisited Episode 62 on homeless motherhood. For a rundown of the conversation and all the resources for mothers who are homeless or in fear of becoming homeless in Sarasota, check out the epilogue, here:

http://maternallyyours.blogspot.com/2012/12/episode-62-epilogue-homeless-motherhood.html

Monday, February 16, 2015

Episode 174: Homeless Mothering


Join the Conversation on Tuesday, February 17th as we revisit our show on Homeless Mothering. In honor of WSLR hosting the Homelessness Marathon directly after our show, we thought it was a good time to highlight the ways that homelessness affects mothers. We'll hear the voices of Laura and special guest co-host Joe Hendricks of WSLR's Local Matters. They welcome Shelley Rence, program administrator for The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc.; Ali Kleber, volunteer and homeless advocate for The Resurrection House; and Shawna Machado, Board member for The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness. 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, February 17th 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

Episode 173: Birth Worker Burnout (Epilogue)

This week's episode we shared the most exciting Birth in the News yet!
“Ryan and Damen are honored to introduce Arber Ali Shaqiri; a name originating in Greater Albania where he was conceived. This sweet soul was waterborne at home on February 7th at 10:54 am after a short and fast labor attended by Midwife Harmony Miller and Senior Student Midwife Anna Larson. Two hours after birth he weighed 9 pounds and measured 22 inches long. Arber enjoys snuggles, sleeping, nursing, and watching his big sister Jude. He is loved fiercely. We want to thank everyone who has supported us on our journey to family of four, especially our Maternally Yours family.”
More Birth in the News:
Study finds Maternal Depression often starts before giving birth
Birth Method and Gestation Duration May Alter Infants Gut Microbiota

This week, Dana welcomed Carmela back as co-host. They spoke about the experiences of those in the birth profession. Birth workers, like anyone in a high stress high demand job, may feel burnt out at some point in their careers. Carmela shared her experience as a birth assistant and doula at Rosemary Birthing Home

Special guests were:
Jessica Willoughby, a Florida Licensed Midwife and a birth doula. She has attended over 200 births in the hospital, home and birth center setting. She is a founder of the doula CO-OP, The Birth Collective of Tampa Bay, a part-time midwife at Rosemary Birthing Home in Sarasota Florida and is the owner of the new Birth Center of St. Pete.

Laura Zane Nwagbaraocha is a mother of two, Director and Co-Creator of Sage Synergy Counseling Center is a licensed mental health counselor that has been working with children and families for over twenty years. Her specialty areas include anxiety, depression, OCD, Trauma/PTSD, sexual identity issues, sexual abuse, divorce and parenting. She utilizes multiple modalities, including expressive art therapies, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy and trauma-focused healing.

They gave us insight into why healthcare professionals are often at risk for burnout. Long work hours, intensive workplace demands and personal, emotional work all play a part in burnout. Some symptoms of burnout include physical and emotional exhaustion. Burnout is also particularly common in birth professions, because of the highly emotional nature of the work.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Episode 173: Birth Worker Burnout


Join the Conversation on Tuesday, February 10th when Dana welcomes Carmela back for a show we're calling Birth Worker Burnout. Do you give your life to the care of helping mothers and their babies? Do you give the same attention to your own personal well being? Probably not! Have a question for our hosts and 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, February 10th 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, February 5, 2015

Episode 172: Toxic Bodies (Epilogue)

Last night, Ryan spoke to WSLR regular Eve Prang Plews. Eve is a licensed nutrition counselor and owner of Full Spectrum Health. You can listen to Eve's show "No Nonsense Nutrition" on WSLR at 9 a.m. on Mondays or online here.

Eve and Ryan talked about our toxic environment and how it may affect mothers and children. Common genetically-modified organisms like Round-Up Ready crops have been shown to have serious adverse effects on human health. Eve explained the science behind these toxins and how they may contribute to autism risk in children. Common crops like soy and corn are particularly dangerous, and toxins that mothers ingest can be transmitted through breastmilk. Eve suggests to her clients to detox before they want to become pregnant. Then, Eve and Ryan discussed the many arguments on each side of the vaccine debate: Are vaccines more helpful or harmful to our children?

Resources:
EWG's Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives