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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

Pregnancy and childbirth can come with mixed emotions. Excitement and gratitude can give rise to anxiety and overwhelm. The desire to birth your baby safely and as naturally as possible can bring up fearful thoughts or even doubt. You're swimming in information, and probably some misinformation. Are you making the best decisions for yourself and your family? Education and community are game-changers, and that's how Down to Birth was born. We're Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig, and combined we have more than 30 years' supporting and educating thousands of women and couples through pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum. Join us 1-2 times every week for our discussions, clients' birth stories, and roundtable episodes. Submit your questions for our Q&A episodes at and follow us on Instagram at @downtobirthshow. Join our community. Become informed, empowered, and have a great time in the process.

Recent Episodes

#84 | Lynne's Last Minute Home Birth After Two C-Sections March 03, 2021 Episode artwork #83 | February Q&A: Plus-Size Pregnancy; What to Wear During Birth; Waking a Sleeping Baby; Implications of a Subchorionic Hematoma; Waterbirth & Baby's First Breath; Best Times to Pump February 24, 2021 Episode artwork #82 | Birth Story Mini: Stefanie's Home Birth After C-Section (HBAC)February 22, 2021 Episode artwork #81 | Andrea Left the Hospital AMA (Against Medial Advice) to Avoid InductionFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork #80 | Roundtable: Mothers Who've MiscarriedFebruary 10, 2021 Episode artwork #79 | Cynthia Mini: What is Medical Rhetoric?February 08, 2021 Episode artwork #78 | Christina's Run From Induction to a Home Birth with Group B StrepFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork #77 | January Q&A: Co-sleeping; Prodromal Labor; Switching Providers; Third Babies; Conceiving While Breastfeeding; Vaginal Dryness; Baby-Led Weaning; Hep-Locks and IVsJanuary 27, 2021 Episode artwork #76 | Birth Story Mini: Tara's Empowered Birth During CovidJanuary 25, 2021 Episode artwork #75 | Fetal Monitoring and Fetal Distress with Midwife-Author Amy RomanoJanuary 20, 2021 Episode artwork #74 | Table For Five: Author Ted Yang Gives Voice To Fathers Who've Lost A BabyJanuary 13, 2021 Episode artwork #73 | Trisha Mini: The Six Week Postpartum Visit: No, I'm Not Ready to Have Sex January 11, 2021 Episode artwork #72 | The Winding Road Through Postpartum with Claude Racine-ValinskyJanuary 06, 2021 Episode artwork #71 | December Q&A: Postpartum Hair Loss; Fear of Childbirth; Sex During Pregnancy; Postpartum Resentment; Induction for High Blood Pressure; A Mother's Stress on Baby; Co-Lactation in Same-Sex ParentsDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork #70 | Home Birth on Little Cranberry Island Breaks 93-Year StreakDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork #69 | Birth Story Mini: Courtney's Birth Managing Rh Incompatibility with RhoGam December 21, 2020 Episode artwork #68 | Our Five Must-Hear Episodes of 2020December 16, 2020 Episode artwork #67 | Leah's Birth Story: From Trauma to Triumph in Two Dramatically Different BirthsDecember 09, 2020 Episode artwork #66 | Informed Pregnancy: Interview with Dr. Elliot BerlinDecember 02, 2020 Episode artwork #65 | Birth Story Mini: Jen's First VBAC After Placenta PreviaNovember 30, 2020 Episode artwork #64 | Q&A: Comfort Foods & Breast Milk; Water-Birthing Temperatures; Struggling with Asking For Help; Antenatal Colostrum; Labor Breathing Techniques; Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction; Combating NauseaNovember 25, 2020 Episode artwork #63 | Planning Your Successful VBACNovember 18, 2020 Episode artwork #62 | Cynthia Mini: Deconstructing "Supportive Partners"November 16, 2020 Episode artwork #61 | When Breastfeeding Sucks: Interview with Zainab Yate November 11, 2020 Episode artwork #60 | Love + Marriage + Baby: Interview with Maggie O'Connor, LMFTNovember 04, 2020 Episode artwork