Episodes
Jessica works in the mental health and addiction space in a leadership role at an outpatient clinic. She shares her fascinating and inspiring journey from addiction to recovery to motherhood. Connect with Jessica online: @jess6ee Want more pregnancy + parenting? Informed Pregnancy Plus is a new streaming platform by pregnancy focused chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin. Dedicated to pregnancy, parenting, and everything in between, IP+ offers everything from prenatal workouts and yoga flows to...
Published 07/11/24
Published 07/11/24
Actress and musician Aly Michalka returns to tell the story of the birth of her first child. Connect with Aly: @iamaly, alyandaj.com Want more pregnancy + parenting? Informed Pregnancy Plus is a new streaming platform by pregnancy focused chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin. Dedicated to pregnancy, parenting, and everything in between, IP+ offers everything from prenatal workouts and yoga flows to original series and iconic birth films like The Business of Being Born. (Pssst, subscriptions are a...
Published 07/04/24
Aly Michalka is an actress and musician who landed her first role at age 13 on the Disney Channel. From hit shows and films to the musical stage as half of pop duo Aly & AJ, she’s always been dedicated to her craft, and now she's looking forward to a new job as 'mom' with the arrival of her first baby. Connect with Aly: @iamaly, alyandaj.com Want more pregnancy + parenting? Informed Pregnancy Plus is a new streaming platform by pregnancy focused chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin. Dedicated...
Published 06/27/24
Artist, mother of two, and past guest Joanna Bavero returns to the podcast to talk about her second pregnancy and birth experience. Connect with the guest online: @joannabaverofineart, @thejoannapiccoli, and joannabavero.com Father's Day is this month! Know a new or expectant dad who needs some helpful parenting prep (like guidance through pregnancy, labor, or birth)? David Arrell's Welcome to Fatherhood online program is available to stream now exclusively on Informed Pregnancy Plus! Want...
Published 06/20/24
David Arrell, an executive coach, author, and parent joins the podcast to discuss his work as creator of Welcome to Fatherhood, a special program within his executive coaching business, designed just for new dads.  Connect with David online: @welcometofatherhood.wtf, Baby Talk Podcast, and welcometofatherhood.com David's Welcome to Fatherhood online program is available to stream now exclusively on Informed Pregnancy Plus! Want more pregnancy + parenting? Informed Pregnancy Plus is a new...
Published 06/13/24
New York based visual artist, educator, and mother Corinne Botz discusses her internationally acclaimed work in the women's health space as well as her powerful project Milk Factory, which offers a poignant look at lactation spaces across the nation. The short film, available on Informed Pregnancy Plus, takes us behind the scenes in a lactation suite at U.S. House of Representatives and uncovers the intimate realities of pumping in the work place. Connect with the guest online: Corinne...
Published 06/06/24
Parents and filmmakers Kate Gorman and Gavin Banks discuss their documentary film The Face of Birth, how their own parenting inspired their work, and what is was like to collaborate on the film which takes a look at the importance of respecting and protecting a woman's right to choose how, where, and with whom she gives birth.. Connect with the guests online: Kate Gorman: @_kategorman and Baby Banksia Gavin Banks: @goodeyedeer and goodeyedeer.com.au/ The Face of Birth is available to...
Published 05/30/24
Sound healer and women’s circle facilitator Michelle Christensen returns to tell the birth story of her first child. Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a lens of celebration and honor. Empowered Mama is available exclusively on Informed Pregnancy Plus. Start your FREE TRIAL of Informed Pregnancy+...
Published 05/23/24
Sound healer and women’s circle facilitator Michelle Christensen is 38 weeks pregnant with her first child. She discusses her work, her fascinating journey toward a holistic lifestyle, and her evolving birth plan. Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a lens of celebration and honor. Empowered Mama is...
Published 05/16/24
Kimberly Isburg of Count the Kicks, a stillbirth prevention program, discusses her own experience with motherhood, common myths surrounding movement monitoring in the third trimester, and impactful statistics about the success of the Count the Kicks campaign. Check out Count the Kicks online: countthekicks.org and @countthekicksus Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful...
Published 05/09/24
Valia Skiani is a financial quantitative researcher originally from Greece. She joins the podcast to talk about her two very different birth experiences. Connect with Valia online: @valiask Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a lens of celebration and honor. Empowered Mama is available exclusively...
Published 05/02/24
Solar company co-owner, virtual NASA field trip leader, and mother of three Alex Lopez discusses overcoming difficult labor, finding success with a midwife-attended home birth, and having a surprise breech twin! Connect with Alex online: @tandem_tribe and Tandem Tribe Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers...
Published 04/25/24
International birth educator, creator of EmbodyBirth™ and BellydanceBirth®, and mother of three Maha al Musa joins the podcast. She discusses motherhood and her work, including her intuitive movement program for pregnancy and her holistic childbirth trainings offered to birth workers worldwide. IP+ members have access to her work within our subscription library! Connect with Maha online: @embodybirthinternational and mahaalmusa.com Access Maha's content on Informed Pregnancy+ Want more...
Published 04/18/24
Psychologist, program director of The Motherhood Space, mom to 2, and creator of Motherhood Feels Dr. Jill Garrett joins the podcast to discuss her work and perinatal mental health. Connect with Dr. Jill online: @motherhoodfeels and Motherhood Feels Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a lens of...
Published 04/11/24
Restauranteur and mother of two Stephanie Devlin talks about her challenging journey to parenthood including an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, an unplanned C-section, and finally a healing home birth. Connect with Stephanie online: @stephdevv Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a lens of...
Published 04/04/24
Author, educator, mother, and grandmother Ina May Gaskin joins the podcast in celebration of our 400th episode! She single handedly resuscitated the practice of modern midwifery, founded and directed The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, and retired only after 44 years of attending births. We are honored to have Ina May here in conversation. A special thank you goes to Sarah Culver on Ina May's team for her tireless assistance in helping us produce this episode! We appreciate you! Connect...
Published 03/28/24
VBAC doula, childbirth educator, and host of The VBAC Link podcast Meagan Heaton shares her own personal birth stories and discusses the path to her work today. Connect with Meagan online: @thevbaclink Learn more about The VBAC Link podcast here: TheVBACLink.com Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista Ilona as she elicits inspiring and hopeful stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood from everyday mothers through a...
Published 03/21/24
Placenta encapsulation specialist and mother Valerie Rosas discusses everything you need to know about your placenta options including raw versus steamed, the process and the benefits, and how she got into the profession. Connect with Valerie online: @feelgoodplacenta Learn more about placenta encapsulation services by Valerie: The Feel Good Company Placenta Encapsulation Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered Mama! Join host and mother of two Arista...
Published 03/14/24
Co-founder and CEO of NEXUS Rachel Gerrol returns to the podcast to talk about her new baby and giving birth for the first time at age 45.  NEXUS is a premier international community of young investors and social entrepreneurs who collaborate to use their wealth to accelerate social, political, and environmental justice and change. Connect with Rachel online: @rachelgerrol Learn more about NEXUS: nexusglobal.org Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out our new visual series Empowered...
Published 03/07/24
It's an unbelievable personal story about the long path to parenthood. Recognized for her dynamic work in innovative philanthropy with a global impact, co-founder and CEO of NEXUS Rachel Gerrol joins the podcast to talk about her years long IVF experience, her first pregnancy at 45 years old, and how she's preparing for birth.  NEXUS is a premier international community of young investors and social entrepreneurs who collaborate to use their wealth to accelerate social, political, and...
Published 02/29/24
Doula and entrepreneur Dawn Thompson discusses her path to becoming a birth worker and advocate, the creation of her perinatal support platform Birthify, and life as a mother of 6. Connect with Dawn online: @birthify_ and birthify.net  Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out this raw, beautiful film about infertility and modern families on Informed Pregnancy Plus: One More Shot "Infertility has never been revealed in a film like this before. Shot first person and told from the...
Published 02/22/24
Author Alexis Jones had a challenging road to parenthood. She joins the podcast to chat about learning to let go of control and Joy Hunter, a raw memoir about her experience with love, loss, and discovery. Connect with Alexis online: @alexisjones and alexisjones.com  Get Alexis' book Joy Hunter: Messy Faceplants, Radical Love, and the Journey That Changed Everything Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out this raw, beautiful film about infertility and modern families on Informed...
Published 02/15/24
Writer and director Rylee Ebsen shares her pregnancy and birth story filled with call sheets, unconventional choices, and the challenge of blending a demanding career and the transformative path of parenthood. Connect with Rylee online:  @directorrylee and ryleejeanebsen.com Want more pregnancy + parenting? Check out this raw, beautiful film about infertility and modern families on Informed Pregnancy Plus: One More Shot "Infertility has never been revealed in a film like this before. Shot...
Published 02/08/24
Doula, childbirth educator, and host of the Birthful podcast Adriana Lozada is passionate about childbirth. She discusses her work in the perinatal wellness space, the shortcomings of the modern hospital birth care system, and the path she took after her own daughter was born. Connect with Adriana online: @birthfulpodcast and www.birthful.com Start your FREE TRIAL of Informed Pregnancy+ and get access to all our curated pregnancy and parenting...
Published 02/01/24