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Juliet Swedlund is the director of the Topeka Doula Project, a nonprofit offering evidence based doula support to teen mothers, incarcerated and reintegrating mothers, and low-income mothers and their families. Juliet has worked as a birth doula for four years, and has 16 years experience working in health and wellness. She achieved her DONA Birth Doula certification in 2016, and became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2018.

Juliet discusses her organization’s beginnings and her inspirations, as well as the unique challenges of the underserved populations she works with. “Some of the women I work with who are incarcerated… so much is out of their control, and they do feel like the system gets to decide what it looks like,” she said. “So part of our job as doulas for those women is to help them understand that they can take an active role in what they do have control over - in what they can find autonomy in in that birth setting.” She and Rebecca also discuss funding strategies for non-profits. 

Learn more about Juliet and her work at her website. You can also follow Topeka Doula Project on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Juliet at julietswedlund@topekadoula.org.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_41_-_Interview_Juliet_Oglesby.mp3
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Doula and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Traci Weafer gives a glimpse into the challenges and successes of working with birthing families in Alabama. After having her first child, Traci realized many in her community lacked birth education, and she noticed gaps in maternity care. Her passion to educate led her to early opportunities to learn from midwives and she eventually launched her career as a doula. Later she became an Evidence Based Birth® instructor, and she will soon be a Spinning Babies® parent educator. Traci also focuses on mentoring new doulas through online communities.

While she has tackled many challenges, Traci has been able to witness many successes in her community, including improvements in VBAC rates, evolved language among hospital staff, respectful informed consent and teamwork, and a focus on family centered care.

Learn more about Traci at her website. You can also find her on DoulaMatch, Facebook and Instagram.


For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_40_-_Interview_Traci_Weafer.mp3
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This wrap-up of pain management series covers the many different drug and non-drug comfort measures during labor. Learn our overall takeaway.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_39_-_Wrap_Up.mp3
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Many childbirth classes teach breathing for pain relief during labor. But is there evidence that this is effective? Which breathing techniques work best?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_38_-_Breathing.mp3
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Is relaxation for pain relief effective? Learn techniques that can be used during labor and find out which (if any) are supported by evidence.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_37_-_Relaxation.mp3
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What is a rebozo? You’ll learn how using a rebozo during labor may help with pain relief. We’ll discuss its traditional use and the limited research evidence.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_36_-_Rebozo.mp3
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In this podcast, we look at the evidence for listening to music during labor. Does it help with pain relief? What is the best music for relaxation?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_35_-_Music.mp3
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We discuss the evidence on using massage for pain relief during labor and for pain in general. What benefits does massage provide? What types of massage might be helpful during labor?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_34_-_Massage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this podcast, Rebecca gives you a sneak peek into what's coming for Evidence Based Birth® in the second half of 2018 and early 2019! Learn about the Signature Articles we're creating, the workshops and classes we're creating, our upcoming speaking events, and the new website for Higher Education institutions!


Resources mentioned:
Comfort Measures for L & D Nurses: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comfort-measures-for-l-d-nurses-lexington-ky-tickets-45818534470
Toronto EBB event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/explore-the-evidence-with-dr-rebecca-dekker-tickets-47035880585?aff=
Higher Ed Program: Contact info@evidencebasedbirth.com
Childbirth Class Pilot: https://ebbirth.com/childbirthclass
Wait list for EBB Instructor program: https://ebbirth.com/instructor
Migraine program Rebecca joined where they're teaching her how to use the Keto diet: https://www.mymigrainemiracle.com/ (not an affiliate link!)

Direct download: EBB_33_-_Whats_up_next_for_EBB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this podcast, Rebecca shares how the Evidence Based Birth® Signature Articles are created, and some important updates that were made to the Group B Strep and Erythromycin Eye Ointment article.

Resources:
About Signature Articles: https://ebbirth.com/about-evidence-based-birth/
Find Signature Articles: https://ebbirth.com/blog/
Become a newsletter subscriber: https://ebbirth.com
Group B Strep: https://ebbirth.com/groupbstrep
Eye Ointment: https://ebbirth.com/eyeointment

Direct download: SigArticles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST