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Some podcasts to listen to

A couple of years ago one of my friends kept talking about podcasts and I admittedly hadn’t gotten into them yet. When she pushed me to listen to one I actually had to ask ‘how?’. But since then I’ve become ADDICTED to them! I have always liked learning and had some years as a “self-help junkie” as I used to call myself. I had to actually stop buying self-help books for a while, lol. But now I listen to podcasts all the time! I always have a bunch I’ve subscribed to and the topics span a WIDE range. Some are self-help, some are inspiration, some are work-related, LOTS are about relationships. But they always make me feel like I’m learning and they INSPIRE me! And who can’t use more inspiration?! My favourite BY FAR is the SuperSoul podcast by Oprah. It’s SO good and always short enough to get through in one car ride šŸ™‚

How to listen to podcasts

If you’re on an Apple product then just look for the purple icon that says ‘podcasts’. You can search for whatever topic and podcast you’re looking for and you can either download one to try it out, or you can subscribe to get all the episodes. If you download episodes when you’re on wifi then you won’t be using data when you listen to them.

If you’re on an Android, launch Google Play Music app. Tap the menu button (often top left) and tap ‘podcasts’. The rest should be pretty easy from there!

List of podcasts

Here are some podcasts that you might enjoy. Search for them in your podcast app. I’ll admit I haven’t listened to every single one, but they’re the ones that come the most highly recommended by doulas and parents!

Birthful
Birth Kweens
Evidence Based Birth
Indie Birth ā€“ Women Own Birth
The Fourth Trimester Podcast: The first months and beyond
The Well Child
The PUSH Revolution Podcast: Postpartum Understanding Support and Health
The Birth of a Mother
Let’s Talk Postpartum
The Postpartum Revolution
If These Ovaries Could Talk
The Birth Talks
Mom and Mind
Birth Words: Language for a better birth
The Birth Hour
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
Take it or Leave it
The Mom Hour
Miraculous Mamas

About the Author

Stefanie Antunes has been a LamazeĀ® Educator and doula since 2002, after the birth of her second son showed her just how valuable it isStefanie Antunes to be prepared for birth and to have good support around you.

Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field. She leads the Discover Birth organization providing a variety of services to expectant parents and training for those wishing to pursue work in the childbirth field. Stefanie is a board member with theĀ Association of Ontario Doulas, former Public Relations Director forĀ DONA International, and sits on many local boards and coalitions to improve our communities. She is a DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer, runs an Approved Program for Lamaze International and runs two doula agenciesĀ Discover BirthĀ andĀ The Nesting Place.

Stefanie is the founder ofĀ The Birth Doula Program HospitalĀ .

Stefanie is a contributing author in the best sellingĀ Power of Women UnitedĀ and the bookĀ Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas. She is a regular contributing writer and blogger, and has done many interviews online and for TV/radio.

Before becoming a doula, Stefanie worked in corporate intelligence, helping large companies keep abreast of their markets and competitors. She now works to bring some of those same skills to the doula profession, helping it grow and prosper, along with its many doula members.