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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig once per week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. If we had to boil it down to a single premise, it's this: A healthy mom and baby isn't all that matters. We have more than 30 years' experience between us in midwifery, informed rights advocacy, publishing, childbirth education, postpartum support and breastfeeding, and we've personally served thousands of women and couples. Listen to the birth stories of our clients, listeners and celebrities, catch our expert-interviews, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes by calling us at 802-GET-DOWN. We're on Instagram at @downtobirthshow and also at Patreon.com/downtobirthshow, where we offer live ongoing events multiple times per month, so be sure to join our worldwide community. We are a Top .5% podcast globally with listeners in more than 80 countries every week. Become informed, empowered, and have a great time in the process. Join us and reach out any time - we love to hear from you. And as always, hear everyone, listen to yourself.

Episodes
#266 | The ARRIVE Trial Reaches Overseas: Birth Culture in France with Nicola Thompson and Her DaughterMay 22, 2024
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#265 | The Art of Hands-Off Birth with Beautiful One MidwiferyMay 15, 2024
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#264 | Breastfeeding Q&A: Pacifiers, Pumping, Bottles, Domperidone & IGT, Flat Nipples, Weaning and Breast ImplantsMay 08, 2024
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#263 | Amanda's Good Birth Despite Abandonment, Harassment and ThreatsMay 01, 2024
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#262 | April Q&A: Prenatal Vitamins, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Painless Breech Birth, Precipitous Labor, HypnoBirthing, Prenatal HypertensionApril 24, 2024
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#261 | Emma the Naked Doula on Pleasurable, Orgasmic Birth and Her New BookApril 17, 2024
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#260 | Triplets at Home! With Traditional Midwife Kristine Lauria @globalmidwife64 April 10, 2024
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#259 | Resisting Coercion: Carolyn Marrone's Story of a Miscalculated Due Date and Standing Up To Pushy ProvidersApril 03, 2024
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#258 | March Q&A: Implants & Breastfeeding, Giving Birth Advice, Ultrasounds, Newborn Transition in Waterbirthing, Posterior Babies, Family BoundariesMarch 27, 2024
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#257 | Labor & Delivery Nurses' Roundtable: How Their Hands are Tied to Doctors' OrdersMarch 20, 2024
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#256 | Transforming Your Hospital Birth Experience with Taylor Dilk @taychayyMarch 13, 2024
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#255 | What's Up with Intrauterine Growth Restriction: An Off-the-Record-Style Conversation with Dr. Stu Fischbein March 06, 2024
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#254 | February Q&A: Vomiting in Labor, Cord Traction, Pacifiers, Probiotics and Plugged Ducts, Breast Milkshake, PPH, Bicornuate UterusFebruary 28, 2024
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#253 | The ACOG Files: Exploring the Guidelines That Support Physiologic BirthFebruary 21, 2024
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#252 | A Father's Perspective on his Baby's Inaccurate IUGR DiagnosisFebruary 14, 2024
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#251 | HPV and Your Abnormal Pap May Not Be What You Think: Cervical Cancer Prevention with Nathan Riley, MDFebruary 07, 2024
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#250 | January Q&A: Cervical Massage, VBAC Provider Red Flags, Due Date Calculation, Infant Sleep, Sufficient Milk Supply, RhoGAM and MoreJanuary 31, 2024
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#249 | Katie Spinks Breaks the Silence: Pitocin, Uterine Rupture, and Life-Altering ConsequencesJanuary 24, 2024
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#248 | Redefining Power in Birth & in Life with Cait Scudder @themillionairemotherJanuary 17, 2024
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#247 | The Birth of Fierce Lizzie: From Rule Follower to Autonomy AdvocateJanuary 10, 2024
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#246 | Your Sex Life Revived with "Sexpert" Susan BrattonJanuary 03, 2024
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#245 | December Q&A: Your Holiday Traditions; Postpartum Hemorrhage; Failure to Progress; RSV; Precipitous Birth; OsteoporosisDecember 27, 2023
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#244 | Our First-Annual "Ask Us Anything Personal"December 20, 2023
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#243 | Dr. Green Mom Answers Your Questions on Vitamin D, Circumcision, MTHFR Gene, C-Sections Babies' Needs, Fevers, Probiotics & MoreDecember 13, 2023
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#242 | The Legal Rights and Roles of Doulas with Attorney Hermine Hayes-KleinDecember 06, 2023
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