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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

Amid all the information - and misinformation - around pregnancy and childbirth, how can you know you’re making the safest, smartest decisions for yourself and your family? You may even feel you don’t have a voice with your OB or midwife, or you’re not sure what to ask. Tune in each Wednesday with HypnoBirthing expert Cynthia Overgard, who has educated thousands of expecting couples in the NY Metro area since 2007, and Yale-educated Certified Nurse Midwife, Trisha Ludwig. No matter how you plan to birth, Cynthia and Trisha will equip you with evidence-based research and the tools to set into motion a healthier and more satisfying birth and postpartum. They’ll also take your questions and stories (call them at 802-438-3696), bring in subject matter experts, and best of all, connect you to personal stories of real parents. Be prepared to become wildly educated and have a great time in the process.

Recent Episodes

Bonus Episode | Trisha's Take on the June 24, 2020 NY Times Article: Study Raises Concerns for Pregnant Women With the CoronavirusJuly 03, 2020 Episode artwork #34 | Postpartum Depression: Interview with Jen Schwartz of Motherhood UnderstoodJuly 01, 2020 Episode artwork #33 | Breastfeeding Mini: Out With The Rules, In With Your InstinctsJune 29, 2020 Episode artwork #32 | Q&A: The Difference Between HypnoBirthing and Bradley, When Formula Might be Needed, What's a Cystocele, When To Allow Family Members at the Birth, Membrane Stripping and Vaginal ExamsJune 24, 2020 Episode artwork #31 | Megan of Wilson Family Homestead's Birth Story: Unattended Home Birth in the KitchenJune 17, 2020 Episode artwork #30 | Birth Story Mini: Three Pushes and Lydia's Baby Was Out - In Triage!June 15, 2020 Episode artwork #29 | Birth Control and Your Libido: Interview with Ann Konkoly, Certified Nurse MidwifeJune 10, 2020 Episode artwork #28 | Claude Racine-Valinsky's Birth Story: No Place Like HomeJune 03, 2020 Episode artwork #27 | Postpartum Mini: The Link Between Postpartum Depression and Wonderful MothersJune 01, 2020 Episode artwork #26 | Q&A: Refusing Newborn Interventions, Birthing the Placenta, Breastfeeding Support At Birth, Co-SleepingMay 27, 2020 Episode artwork #25 | Your Core & Pelvic Floor: Interview with Women's Health Physical Therapist Tara GibsonMay 20, 2020 Episode artwork #24 | HypnoBirthing Mini: Group B Strep with Released Membranes and Her Instinct Told Her to Run from InductionMay 18, 2020 Episode artwork #23 | Lisa Bass's Birth Story: In the Hospital, In a Car, and At HomeMay 13, 2020 Episode artwork #22 | Birth Into Being: Interview with Elena Tonetti-VladimirovaMay 06, 2020 Episode artwork #21 | Q&A: Supporting the Immune System in Pregnancy, Painful Postpartum Sex, Your Rights Regarding Separation of Baby After Childbirth, Why You Can Skip the Newborn Bath, What to Expect During the Postpartum Recovery Process April 29, 2020 Episode artwork Bonus Episode | How Doulas Support Couples During COVID-19: Interview with Doula Colleen MyattApril 24, 2020 Episode artwork #20 | Cord Blood Banking and How It Can Help with Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Autism: Interview with Marion Welch of Cryo-Cell InternationalApril 22, 2020 Episode artwork #19 | Sexual Assault & Childbirth: Interview with Author Lindsay GibsonApril 15, 2020 Episode artwork #18 | Courtney's Birth Story: Baby + Triplets Make FourApril 08, 2020 Episode artwork #17 | Roundtable: How COVID-19 Protocols are Affecting Pregnant CouplesApril 01, 2020 Episode artwork #16 | Q&A: COVID-19 Update for Expecting Parents, Uterine Scars & Childbirth, When Your Partner's Birth Plan Differs from Yours, Taking Hot Baths & Sleep Positions in Pregnancy, Missing Out on the Golden Hour PostpartumMarch 24, 2020 Episode artwork #15 | Julia's Birth Story: When Bonding Doesn't HappenMarch 18, 2020 Episode artwork #14 | Roundtable: Mothers of Stillbirth and What They Can Teach UsMarch 11, 2020 Episode artwork #13 | Is Your Provider Right For You? The First Three Questions to Ask.March 04, 2020 Episode artwork #12 | Q&A: The Banned Frida Mom Ad, Weaning, Ideal Intervals Between Babies, Being High-Risk, High-Lipase Breast Milk, Eating vs. Vomiting in LaborFebruary 26, 2020 Episode artwork