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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

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Pregnancy Birth & Beyond, where stories, science, traditions and new ideas meet.Visit us at www.pbbmedia.org and www.facebook.com/pregnancybirthandbeyondradio

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Wonderful!

By MiraBellBell - Mar 08 2018
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Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us! lots of love!

Beautiful and authentic conversation

By Cp69112 - Jul 19 2017
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Love this podcast. Great conversation for expecting women!

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
3
1
1
2

Wonderful!

By MiraBellBell - Mar 08 2018
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Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us! lots of love!

Beautiful and authentic conversation

By Cp69112 - Jul 19 2017
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Love this podcast. Great conversation for expecting women!
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Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Latest release on May 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Vagina Conversations: A midwife's story.

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This episode we feature life on the front lines of midwifery. My guest Ti Harrison has been a midwife for the past 27 years and has worked across all models of care and around the world. Ti recently performed at the Vagina Conversations 2018, Byron Bay. Ti shares her monologue and we discuss further different aspects of this well crafted written piece.

Warning some aspects of this episodes contains sensitive content. We are talking about women's bodies and in-particular about women's vaginas.

Topics:
Vagina
Birth trauma
Consent
Vagina examinations
Midwifery

Producer & host: Lara Martin
Guest: Ti Harrison

Mar 15 2018

27mins

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Rank #2: Birth into Being with Nicole Moore

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Nicole Moore from Birth into Being Australia joins us on the Pregnancy Birth and Beyond show to talk limbic imprinting and how you can recode your birth imprint. Fascinating! Aired live on Bay fm 99.9 during February from the heart of Byron Bay.

Presented by Taneal Blake
Copyright PBB Media and Taneal Blake 2013.
www.pbbmedia.org

Apr 01 2013

16mins

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Rank #3: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection in Pregnancy and Birth

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In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, host Kirilly Dawn chats with craniosacral therapist and birth attendant Oni Blecher, on the relationship of the body, mind and spirit during pregnancy and birth.

Jul 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: What's self-love got to do birth preparation

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Is radical self-love the missing key in birth preparation? Our guest Virginia Bobro, has been working with pregnant families and new parents for over 22 years and is a mother of three university aged children. This episode we dig deeper into wholehearted birth preparation. While being informed and knowledgeable on what to expect during labour and birth is important, it isn't all there is when it comes to preparing for your birthing time. Self-love is a path of self inquiry, one that takes the seeker to a whole new level of understanding and personal growth, no matter how a birth unfolds.

This episode of Pregnancy Birth and beyond was aired live on 99.9 Bay Fm on 27th of November 2017.

Guest: Virginia Bobro
Host: Lara Martin

Nov 29 2017

27mins

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Rank #5: "No one told me what it would be like" preparing for postpartum

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When a baby is born, a new family unit is also birthed. There is a lot to learn, and to adjust to. While life goes on around you, for a new parent or parents, their world with a newborn shrinks. It becomes their entire universe.

This episode we talk with Natasha Marchand and Bianca Sprague, founders of Bebo Mia on what to expect and how to prepare, antenatally, for the postpartum journey ahead.

If you would like support for yourself or your partner during this time, visit us at PBBmedia.org for the blog post that will go with this episode with links to support services.

Bianca and Natasha have created a postpartum plan work book to allow parents to be to go through all the things we have talked in this episode and more. This is a freebie gift so parents to be can feel as prepared as you can be for the incredible amazing roller coaster ride of the baby moon time, Download at beboMia.com/postpartumplan

This episodes guests: Natasha Marchand and Bianca Sprague founders of bebomia www.bebomia.com

Producer and show hosts: Lara Martin and Kimberly Lipschus

broadcast on the 11th of September, 2017 from the studio's of 99.9 Bay Fm, from the heart of Byron Bay, Australia.

Sep 12 2017

27mins

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Rank #6: Induction Matters with Dr Rachel Reed

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Over 30% of pregnant parents have their labours synthetically induced and that number is rising steadily each year. Induction of labour is used for situations such as a diagnosis of gestational diabetes, suspected big babies, over-due pregnancies and growth restricted babies.

As the rate of this intervention increases, Dr Rachel Reed, midwife and academic from the Univ. of the Sunshine Coast believes it is worth some close examination to make sure we're getting the best possible outcomes from it. Rachel discusses the risks, how it works, what can help a woman's decision making process and how she can 'own' her induction should she choose it.

Rachel has recently published a book "Why Induction Matters".

Interview recorded on 24 July 2019.

Rachel also mentions the UK's NICE Guidelines on how women should be informed of the risks of induction, which is a useful guidance for any family and health service to follow. https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/induction-of-labour

We also hear briefly from Dr Sarah Buckley about the physiology required for induction to work (recorded at the Midwifery Today conference 2014).

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2019
www.pbbmedia.org

Our thanks to Dr Rachel Reed and Dr Sarah Buckley

First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay Australia on 29 July 2019.

Jul 30 2019

31mins

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Rank #7: Karin & Taneal on Breech Birth

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12th Dec 2012. 'A Breech In The System' Film maker Karin Ecker was in the studio with Taneal talking about Breech Birth and her current birth film project in the works.

Dec 17 2012

33mins

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Rank #8: Birth stories: Reading between the lines with Hannah Dahlen

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Many women do not receive appropriate care when in labour, making birth more difficult and painful. They then rarely get the opportunity afterwards to debrief with their carer about the events. This can lead to misunderstandings that they can pass onto pregnant women, in turn making them frightened and more likely to experience a difficult birth. Prof. Hannah Dahlen interprets some birth stories to help dispel some common myths on birth.

References:
* Birthtalk.org
* Positivebirthmovement.org

First aired on 99.9 BayFM on 22 January 2018

Presenter: Sally Cusack
Copyright PBB Media 2018
Sally Cusack

Jan 25 2018

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Rank #9: The Diamonds in the Darkness: When Birth doesn't go to Plan

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Sally speaks with Krishna Reville, mother of two boys, about her lessons learned from both of her births that were vastly different to the natural, uncomplicated births she had dreamed of. She also speaks about the importance of being aware of all types of births that can happen, to cope better if plans change suddenly. She also highlights the importance of ensuring the stories pregnant women hear are from people who have had the chance to process their experiences and articulate their lessons learned.

References: "A Life's Work", Rachel Cusk
More info on "matrescence": http://www.pbbmedia.org/matrescence.html
Support for birth trauma: www.panda.org.au, www.birthtalk.org

Related blogpost: http://www.pbbmedia.org/ne-plus-ultra/surviving-nicu-by-krishna-reville

First aired on 99.9 BayFM on Monday 3 September 2018.

Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Sally Cusack
www.pbbmedia.org

Presenter and producer: Sally Cusack

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This episode is proudly sponsored by WELEDA Australia.

FOR A LIMITED TIME Australian audiences are entitled to a 20% discount on any online orders over $29.95 when they quote the promotional code of NATURAL. Head to www.weleda.com.au.

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Sep 07 2018

28mins

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Rank #10: Healing from Birth with Rachana Shivam

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In this episode we speak with Rachana Shivam, mother, grandmother, pioneering childbirth educator and advocate for families, doula, primal healing practitioner, principal of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery and author of the leading text on lotus birth, the practice of leaving the umbilical cord intact.

Rachana first became a mother in the mid ‘70s during the winds of change for birth in Australia. As you will hear from Rachana it was a very charged and hopeful time for those advocating for families in birth.

Unfortunately Rachana still sees a lot of parallels with how birth is managed even 40 years later, but during her lengthy and sustained journey she and her colleagues have paved the way for a lot of what we now take for granted in birth, all of which was thought to be crazy at the time: Waterbirth, self-hypnosis and breathing methods for pain management during labour, preparing for birth by examining our own births through rebirthing, Leboyer birth where the focus is on supporting the mother/baby dyad’s process rather than intervening in it.

Rachana shares her experiences of birth and early years of childbirth advocacy.

Other references:
- Rachana Shivam - www.lotusbirth.net
- Prophylactic method for pain relief, also known as the Lamaze Method.
- Dr Graham Farrant, http://www.primal-page.com/gfobit.htm
- Dr Frederick Leboyer, author of Birth Without Violence
- Arthur Janov “Primal Therapy” “The Feeling Child” http://www.primaltherapy.com
- Association For Prenatal And Perinatal Psychology And Health https://birthpsychology.com/
- Another link of interest: "Don’t Cut Baby’s Cord - We Can Be Much Kinder" https://vimeo.com/21315581

A warning if you have children listening, there is brief mention of the old practice of operating on children without anaesthesia (at approx 13’30”), and experiencing orgasm in birth at approx 22’20”.

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack 2019
Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2019
www.pbbmedia.org

Jan 23 2019

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Rank #11: Interview with Ibu Robin Lim; Healthy Birth Healthy Earth

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Tune in to hear about Bumi Sehat and Robin Lim's book 'Placenta the Forgotten Chakra'. Aired live on bayfm 99.9 Byron Bay Community radio station in 2013.

Produced and Presented by Taneal Blake
Copyright PBB Media and Taneal Blake 2013
www,pbbmedia.org

Reproduced by Lara Martin for BayFM and CRN broadcast in January 2018

Jan 02 2018

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Rank #12: Help me keep close to my baby

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The first minutes, hours and days with a newborn baby are crucial for setting up the best possible adjustment to life outside the womb, learning to breastfeed and recovery for mother and baby. This is best achieved through supporting new parents to be the main ones handling the new baby.

We hear from Dr Robyn Thompson, midwife and breastfeeding researcher, on why it is so important for handling of a new baby by others is best kept to a minimum if all is well - even hospital staff. New parents need lots of quiet time to adjust to their lives as parents, to recover from birth and to support the baby's own process of learning to breastfeed.

We also hear from a mother of two children who knew instinctively the importance of minimising lots of outside contact during the early weeks and as a consequence, her babies were very calm. However, not everyone understood her intentions, but she held her ground on this. She calls for extended family and friends to respect new parents' choices to keep life quiet and simple in the early weeks.

If new parents aren't explicit in their wish for this, it is worth asking if that is what they would like and how you can support them.

This information is to support expectant parents and help prevent issues arising postnatally. Birth and breastfeeding takes its own path and can have unexpected turns. There are specialised services for parents to discuss their births, no matter how long ago, including: www.birthtalk.org, consiousbirth.com, birthingfromwithin.com

Credits:
- Dr Robyn Thompson, www.breastfeedingconsultant.com
- special thanks to Petria, mother, for sharing her personal stories

References:
Dr Robyn Thompson - http://www.breastfeedingconsultant.com/single-post/2017/09/02/The-First-Breastfeed​
The Birth Pause: thebirthpause.com
​Dr Nils Bergman: http://thebirthpause.com/tag/skin-to-skin
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Mother Nature (1999) Babies Celebrated: “ For species such as primates, the mother IS the environment.” ​
​Microbirth Movie: microbirth.com

Producer: Sally Cusack
copyright www.pbbmedia.org
2017

First broadcast on 99.9 BayFM, Byron Bay, Australia on 25 September 2017.

Sep 28 2017

27mins

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Rank #13: How Infant Massage and Baby Wearing help your Baby Learn

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Esther Perez and Adrienne Megan Lester speak with Sally about the benefits of infant massage and baby wearing - for bonding, enhancing communication and optimising infant development. Also discussed is guidelines for finding a safe carrier for your baby. Did you know there are no safety standards for baby carriers in Australia? You can still get a safe and optimal carrier, but it is important to seek guidance for this, and not from a retailer. Adrienne explains in this episode.

References:
INFANT MASSAGE -
* Vimala McClure https://www.iaim.net/vimala-mcclure-the-early-years-part-1-of-7/
* http://babyinmind.org.au
* Esther Perez: eperezcapebyronmedical.com.au

BABY WEARING -
* Adrienne Megan Lester: babysteps2betterhealth.com.au
* babywearing information sources:

Australia:

Babywearing Consultations – NON-SALES ADVICE
https://babysteps2betterhealth.com.au/babywearing.html

The Babywearing Practice (stocking ONLY standardised carriers & wraps)

http://thebabywearingpractice.com.au

Brooke Maree – qualified independent consultant/retail stockist (most appear to be standardised, please check with her if purchasing)

https://brookemaree.com.au

Manduca – only carrier sold in Australian shops that meets international safety standards to Adrienne's knowledge

https://manduca.com.au/pages/about-manduca-carriers-and-slings

UK

New Parent Support

https://www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/related_documents/Messager%20Babywearing%20slings%20pull%20out_0.pdf

School of Babywearing

http://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/babywearing/babywearing-guide/

European safety standards:

https://www.en-standard.eu/csn-en-13209-2-child-use-and-care-articles-baby-carriers-safety-requirements-and-test-methods-part-2-soft-carrier-2/

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First aired on 99.9 Bay FM in Byron Bay on 19 November 2018.

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Sally Cusack
www.pbbmedia.org

Nov 30 2018

27mins

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Rank #14: Healing kids' anxieties through play

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Sally's interview with Dr Lawrence Cohen, parent, child psychologist and author of titles including "Playful Parenting" and "The Opposite of Worry" on:
* how the playful parenting approach helps children work through their anxieties and fears,
* the main challenges for kids and parents today and more.

First broadcast on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay on 26 September 2016 and the Community Radio Network (Australia) on 29 December 2017.

More info on Dr L Cohen here:
http://playfulparenting.com/

Dr Cohen's major influences include:
Patti Wipfler: http://www.handinhandparenting.org/
and
Michael White: http://dulwichcentre.com.au/michael-white-archive/

Additional interview content available through our Patreon account at: https://www.patreon.com/pbbmedia
"How parents can get the support they need to be the parents they want to be through listening partnerships."

Produced and presented by Sally Cusack
Copyright PBB Media and Sally Cusack 2017
www.pbbmedia.org

Dec 31 2017

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Rank #15: Are you a doula? Your top questions answered with Anna Watts

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Are you a doula (birth companion)? Being a doula isn't all roses and babies, sometimes it is tough and burnout can be frequent. This episode of PBB I ask Anna Watts, Celebration of Birth Doula Academy founder and trainer, the top questions asked by doulas. Take a listen for more on getting started as a doula, to the perils of burnout and what you can do about it.

Guest is Anna Watts. Website www.celebrationofbirth.com
Doula Conference Retreat: www.doulaconference.com.au

First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay on 15th of October 2018

Copyright PBB Media and Lara Martin 2018
www.pbbmedia.org
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Thank you for your support!

Oct 24 2018

29mins

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Rank #16: Healing Through Stories with Susan Perrow

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Parenting wisdom of ancient and contemporary therapeutic story telling.

Susan Perrow is an author, story teller, trainer and parent educator. Her first book ‘Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviours’ has been translated into over 10 languages. Her recent interview on PBB radio was an inspirational program full of magic, metaphor and muses exploring the use of ancient myth, traditional folk tales and contemporary life in helping parents to raise children. Through Susan’s passion and the wisdom of her story making listeners will be left in no doubt about the power of story to heal and transform lives. "When i first experienced the power of story telling as 'healing' I felt as though a light had illuminated the dark" (Susan Perrow, 2008).

List of references (eg book titles/websites mentioned)
1. Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviours - Susan Perrow

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Stories-Challenging-Behaviour-Perrow/dp/1903458781

2. A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales - Susan Perrow
https://www.bookdepository.com/Z-Collection-Behaviour-Tales-Susan-Perrow/9781907359866

3. Susan Perrow
http://susanperrow.com

4. Jenny Cargill-Strong
https://storytree.com.au

First aired on 99.9 BayFM on Monday 24 September 2018.

Producer and Presenter: Sean Tonnet
Copyright 2018 PBB Media, Sean Tonnet

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This episode is proudly sponsored by WELEDA Australia.

FOR A LIMITED TIME Australian audiences are entitled to a 20% discount on any online orders over $29.95 when they quote the promotional code of NATURAL. Head to www.weleda.com.au.

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Oct 03 2018

28mins

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Rank #17: Adjusting Expectancy: Early experiences of parenthood

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A pregnant person or couple have many expectations about their birth, their baby, and parenthood. They dream into what it will be like to give birth, what they’re baby will be like, and what parenthood will turn into for them. In this episode Kimberley Lipschus chats with new parents Sophie Eadie and Chris Magick, and with baby Harlow. What was the reality of life with a baby, versus their expectations before giving birth?

Copyright 2018 PBB Media, Kimberley Lipschus
kimberleylipschus.com

First aired on 99.9 BayFM in February 2018

Photo by jens johnsson on Unsplash

Mar 07 2018

27mins

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Rank #18: Compassionate Motherhood with Dr Marion Rose

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A new year's gift to Mothers everywhere.

In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, we are speaking with Dr Marion Rose, passionate about supporting mothers and babies, Marion’s unique methods have helped thousands of families in feeling more connected, compassionate, present and loving in their relationships.
Supporting women to reconnect with their true loving nature as a mother
and supporting mothers in helping their child stay connected with their connected, compassionate and cooperative self form the bedrock of her work.
Marion has a 30 year background in developmental psychology and psychospiritual psychotherapy, with a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. She has been a University Research Fellow in infant development and has taught The Therapeutic Relationship to M.A. students.
Through her work, she has been supporting mothers with pregnancy, birth and parenting since 2001, becoming an Aware Parenting Instructor in 2005. Marion has two children a 16 year old daughter and an 11 year old son and is a sister mother to two beautiful twins.

First aired on 99.9BayFM in Byron Bay, Australia on December 17th, 2018.
Produced and presented by Annalee Atia with Guest Dr Marion Rose.

For more information about Marion's work head to www.marionrose.net

PBB Media
Contemporary Conversations where Stories, Science, Traditions and New Ideas meet.
www.pbbmedia.org

Copyright PBB Media, Annalee Atia and Dr Marion Rose 2018

Jan 01 2019

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Rank #19: Dad time: Maintaining your health & fitness when you become a parent

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From the throes of sleep deprivation to driving our children from one activity to the next, parenthood can wreak havoc on our usual schedule. As such, parenting and exercise are not usually words you see in the same sentence. Our needs will often come second to those of your children and fitness and health can become a much more difficult task. Understandably, this cost can be detrimental to our overall health, but also to our our capacity to parent effectively.

In this episode we talk with Horst Tomsan; father, husband and health professional about parenting, exercise, food and well-being.

Horst speaks from the heart in exploring the importance of setting up a family culture that recognises the importance of healthy lifestyles in parenting.

This episodes guests: Horst Tomsan, owner of Knox & Aya Vegan Ice Creams www.knoxandaya.com

Producer and show hosts: Lara Martin and Sean Tonnet

broadcast on the 23rd of Octoer, 2017 from the studio's of 99.9 Bay Fm, from the heart of Byron Bay, Australia.

Oct 25 2017

27mins

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Rank #20: Israeli doula Sigal Golan

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Sigal Golan Lactation consultant, doula, birth educator, birth activist from Isreal traveling the world joins us in Byron Bay Australia. Sigal shares with us in an interview on a windy day in the Peace Park Byron Bay Australia, about the birthing culture in Isreal. Bay fm 99.9 local community radio
Produced and presented by Taneal Blake.
Copyright PBB Media and Taneal Blake 2013

Sep 22 2013

38mins

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