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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast

Aug 6, 2020

Pregnant people, new moms, birth workers, birth nerds and birth geeks will all love this conversation with The Doula Darcy and Hillary A. Melchiors Ph.D., MPH, LCCE, CD(DONA). In addition to having all those letters after her name, Hillary is the down-to-earth co-host of The Birth Geeks Podcast. She's also an anthropologist, birth doula, and childbirth educator who lives in Newburgh, IN. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology and a Master’s in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University and has been working as a doula and childbirth educator since 2014.

Darcy and Hillary chat about the science (in an easy-to-understand-way) behind "mom brain" and why the postpartum period is a time of neuro-plasticity in our brains.

They also cover:

  • neuro-plasticity, the brain and feelings of worth
  • how the pandemic is giving us all "mom-brain" and why
  • why Hillary loves postpartum doulas
  • Doula Urban Legends
  • the doula's role in being cognizant of a person's neuro-plasticity during birth & postpartum
  • what all birth workers and people need to know about our brains during this time

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