Birth, Baby!

Birth, Baby!

Birth, Baby! is hosted by Ciarra Morgan and Samantha Kelly, birth doulas and childbirth educators in Austin, Texas. This podcast is meant to guide families through the decisions they'll be making during pregnancy, birth, and their postpartum journey. Through interviews with experts, personal experiences, and evidence based information, your hosts will address questions and concerns they routinely hear from their community.

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May 21, 2024 50 mins

Sabrina Ortolano is back! In this episode we go deeper into what a community and village looks like in the perinatal period. We talk about how we can be a better village and what helpful support looks like.

Sabrina Ortolano is a Birth Doula who has been supporting families for nearly thirty years. She is also the owner of IPSB, Los Angeles’ longest-running bodywork school, where she is the head instructor for courses on pre...

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We’re joined by Sabrina Ortolano in this episode to talk about the history of birth and the village in the United States. The birth scene has changed so much over the years, and it has an impact that people don’t always realize.


Sabrina Ortolano is a Birth Doula who has been supporting families for nearly thirty years. She is also the owner of IPSB, Los Angeles’ longest-running bodywork school, where she is the head ins...

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We can’t believe it’s been a year already. One year ago, we released our first episode of Birth, Baby! Podcast. Tune in to hear what our top three most listened to episodes are, what OUR favorite episodes were, some sneak peeks into what’s to come, and a special announcement you won’t want to miss! We have had such a great year talking about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, sharing amazing birth stories, and learning alongsid...

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May 7, 2024 85 mins

We have a special Mother’s Day episode for you! Ciarra and Samantha’s moms come on to talk about their birth stories. From a teenage pregnancy to a mom with a surprise bookend pregnancy, you won’t want to miss their stories.

This episode is sponsored by Tree of Life Breastmilk Jewelry. Use code PODCAST at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/711475852841579/Website:...

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April 30, 2024 35 mins

Ciarra and Samantha help break down what to consider when choosing a pediatrician for your newborn. This is a task that is daunting to so many new parents. Listen to get an idea of the things to consider when making this decision. 

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April 23, 2024 68 mins

Today we have a Jes, a postpartum doula on the Empowered Beginnings team, on to talk to us about the birth and NICU stay of her second child. She wanted to share this story to bring light to the world of being a NICU parent. Jes is a wife and mother of two children, postpartum doula and pediatric sleep consultant, and an passionate plant and pug lover. 

This episode is sponsored by Defeat Diastasis. Use code BirthBabyPodcas...

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April 19, 2024 34 mins

In this episode, we break down the pros and cons of getting cervical exams. When they might be necessary and when they’re not. How they can help, and how they could hinder!

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April 16, 2024 61 mins

This episode may be hard for some people to listen to, but we feel it's important to talk about it because so many families share with us that they struggle with making the decision of whether or not to circumcise their children. Brendon Marotta, creator of the documentary American Circumcision, joined us to tackle this subject.

Brendon Marotta is a filmmaker, author, podcaster, public speaker, and father. His last film, A...

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April 9, 2024 35 mins

In this episode we interview Dr. Jared Poplin about the ins and outs of oral tie revisions. He answers commonly asked questions and addresses fears that many parents experience surrounding this procedure. 

Dr. Jared Poplin is the owner of Poplin Pediatric Dentistry, a specialized pediatric practice based out of Austin, Texas. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Poplin excels at working with childre...

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April 2, 2024 36 mins

In this episode, Naiomi Catron of Milk Diva sits down to talk with us about tongue and lip ties and how they affect feeding!

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March 26, 2024 42 mins

Let's talk Parent Hacks! Ciarra and Samantha share some of their favorite parent hacks they've learned over their years as moms. 

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March 19, 2024 51 mins

Today we have a past doula client of ours on to talk to us about the pregnancy and birth of her twins! Sarah grew up in the Texas Hill Country, and recently returned in 2019. She met her now husband in 2021 and they were married August 2022. She loves the outdoors, riding horses, playing with her two French Bulldogs, and spending time with friends and family. Sarah and her husband Nolan run a family business, so she is abl...

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March 15, 2024 46 mins

In this episode we chat with Naiomi Catron about how and when to introduce solids to babies! There are some awesome take aways from this epsiode and don’t forget to go take the “Are we ready for solids?” quiz (get a free Intro to Solids Checklist).


https://www.milkdiva.com/nutrition.html   

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March 12, 2024 56 mins

In this episode, Chantal Blakes talks with us about using vaginal steaming in your cycle. 

Chantal Blake is a Womb Steaming Therapist and Writer with a professional background in nursing, environmental engineering, and peristeam hydrotherapy. She weaves the fields of medicine, environmentalism, and holistic self-care into fascinating and practical instruction for women of all ages.
Since 2019, Chantal has helped hundreds...

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In this episode we talked with Theresa Swan. Theresa is a Peristeam Hydrotherapist (and a Peristeam Facilitator) through the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute.  During this intensive training she learned how to use steam therapy with over 350 pelvic health situations. Her mission is to see a revival of every household using steaming to help support and rebalance their bodies. She came to talk to us about using steaming in p...

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February 27, 2024 50 mins

Katie Phillips comes on to share her birth story. The fertility journey, pregnancy experience, and birth of her son are so inspiring to those that haven’t had a straightforward experience of their own!

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In this episode we chat with Dr. Elissa Gonzalez of Blue Monarch Pediatrics about jaundice! She will help us break down what it is and how you can help your baby get rid of it.

Dr. Elissa Gonzalez is a board certified and integrative certified pediatrician and lactation consultant (IBCLC) practicing at Blue Monarch Pediatrics in Lakeway, TX. She specializes in behavior, social/emotional development, ADHD and newborn care. S...

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February 16, 2024 29 mins

In this episode we’re joined by Dr. Whitaker! He’s here to talk to us all about fevers in newborns. Dr. Whitaker is a direct care pediatrician in Austin, Texas at the practice Blue Monarch Pediatrics.

Dr. Whitaker is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Rice University, Medical Degree at University of Texas Health Science Center at San An...

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February 13, 2024 41 mins

This is Episode 6 in a 6-episode series. In this episode, we have Dr. Katherine Melot talking about diastasis in infants and children.

Dr. Katherine Melot is the owner and creator of Defeat Diastasis and BirthCo.

Defeat Diastasis | Defeat Diastasis

BirthCo. | chiropractic (birth-co.com)

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This is Episode 5 in a 6-episode series. In this episode, we have Dr. Michelle Meija. She explains how hormones play a role in healing diastasis and building muscle.

Dr. Michelle is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) with a Master’s of Science in Functional Nutrition. She practices as the Functional Nutrition Practitioner for BirthCo., dedicated to promoting optimal wellness from the inside out. Her comprehensive appro...

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