Birth Education Center Podcast

Birth Education Center Podcast

My name is Care Messer, I’m an entrepreneur, childbirth educator birth and postpartum doula and the mom of two girls. Birth stories begin before your baby is even conceived and we’re here to talk about it. Join Ashley & I as we create discussions around connection, finding and using your voice and of course, birth stories! We will release an episode each week so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a second!


July 18, 2024 60 mins

This episode is a must-listen for pregnant parents or grandparents eager to support their loved ones in the most respectful and helpful way. Kimberly Beppler is my guest today. Kimberly has been a Postpartum Doula for over 25 years. She is a Lactation Consultant and also owns her own doula agency. ...

The importance of self-advocacy in a business-oriented healthcare system cannot be stressed enough. Our discussion today aims to help parents understand they are empowered already as expectant families to choose a supportive care provider and navigate the healthcare system confidently.

July 3, 2024 48 mins Today’s show introduces midwife Jenny West as we explore the topic of fear in pregnancy and childbirth.  Jenny has been a midwife for over 30 years, an author, childbirth educator, hypnothe...

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June 27, 2024 39 mins

Our first birth story of Season two! Alicia and Gino share their birth story today and dive into the emotional and practical facets of their labor and delivery. These parents took to heart the conscious preparation for their baby’s birth and really invested the time and energy into their relationship during their pregnancy.

June 20, 2024 40 mins

Get ready to dive into a world of relaxation and body love with our latest episode! Today I’ve got Prenatal massage therapist Nicole Trombley who joins me to chat about the wonders and the science behind prenatal massage.

Nicole shares some eye-opening study results that show moms who indulge in prenatal massage, experience fewer complications during labor and their babies are just as happy about it! Touch and connection help build...

Dr. Rose is back and this time we are talking about your relationship during the postpartum time. There are so many complexities for sex, intimacy and even wanting to be touched in postpartum relationships. (see episode 022 from Season 1 to hear Rose talk about Sex and Intimacy during Pregnancy)

Rose shares invaluable insights and actionable strategies to help c...

Todays show is crafted for doulas but honestly – we can all use a little boundary refresh right? Ashley and I are joined today by Doula Heather Taylor. First, for background - Heather shares what happened during her personal birth experiences that brought her into birth work. We then begin with wha...

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This show contains the reality of what pregnancy can...

March 21, 2024 42 mins

Todays show is all about advocacy in the birth room. While this episode is the third in our World Doula Week shows, I also don’t want to limit it just to doulas because parents will be using these skills in prenatal appointments and pediatric appointments for years to come! Traci Doula is my guest today, who will also be my guest in October when I host her doula training Keeping Your Power® Advocacy in Action W...

In our second show featuring childbirth educators, we welcome Haize Hawke. Haize is a Mother, Doula, Student Midwife, Meditation Teacher, Healer, a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor and I am blessed to call her my soul family. This conversation is much more than regular birth education and will show you just how expanded connection between your self and your partner can be.

Haize goes deep...

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March 14, 2024 75 mins

We are back with our second World Doula Week Bonus show! This week Georgia joined me for a mentoring call and we had jokes!

Georgia took her training four y...

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March 14, 2024 48 mins

Postpartum mental health is beginning to be recognized more in mainstream media. But what about pregnancy mental health? Did you know that signs of postpartum depression or the risks for developing it can start during pregnancy?

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It’s March! And that means World Doula Week is almost...

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This show is all about PRE bonding with your baby. Ye...

February 29, 2024 30 mins

In this show we are talking about our upcoming doula series and what sets it apart from other advanced doula trainings. These are not just doula classes. The Doula Education Series is aimed at deepening doulas' connections with families and enhancing their own self-awareness. This three-month mento...

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February 22, 2024 61 mins

In this episode of the Birth Education Center podcast, Darla Burns, postpartum doula trainer is back to talk to parents. There are so many ideas of what a postpartum doula is and what is included in their scope of practice. If breastfeeding is your long-term goal, having a postpartum doula would be...

February 15, 2024 52 mins

Welcome back to Part 2 with our discussion on why you need a doula! Ashley and I have been interviewed hundreds of times over the years. With those experiences, we learned what we are comfortable providing as far as services and what parents are really needing. We want to help you find the level of...

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February 8, 2024 60 mins

Today’s show is about why you should add a doula to y...

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In today’s show we are talking with Tamra about her...

January 25, 2024 45 mins

Today’s show is a bit spicy! I got up close and personal with Dr. Rose Schlaff– the wizard of physical therapy and a guru of getting your groove back, especially when baby bumps and babies are in the picture! We dive into the nitty-gritty of keeping the sparks flying when you're expecting.

Rose is gonna spill the beans on how she mixes a blending of intimacy coaching with physical therapy t...

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