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Taking Back Birth

Join host Maryn Green, autonomous midwife of many years, for all things radical birth and mothering related. For more info, go to indiebirth.org

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Dispelling 10 Myths About Group B Strep

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about some of the biggest myths about Group B Strep. Download This Podcast Transcripts  Click the icon below to listen.

54mins

27 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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The Honest Truth About Freebirth

Here’s my truth: I’ve personally experienced freebirth AND I’m in the role of midwife and I do not see those two things as mutually exclusive. However, I do have some thoughts/questions and maybe some wisdom to share around what I see the freebirth movement as. I want us all to question the good, the bad and […]Click the icon below to listen.

45mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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10 Steps For a Powerful Birth

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I offer a list of ways to prepare for your powerful birth. 10 STEPS PDF TranscriptionClick the icon below to listen.

27mins

28 May 2017

Rank #3

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10 Pregnancy Nutrition Hacks

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about 10 nutrition “hacks” for pregnancy. Download this podcast’s transcript  Click the icon below to listen.

34mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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How I Rewired My Brain to Remove Pain From My Birth Experience

In this podcast, I talk about how I prepared for Cove’s birth regarding pain and my desire for this birth experience to be simple and without pain. I don’t have a magic formula, but her birth was everything and more that I had hoped! My wish is that sharing this experience with you might help […]Click the icon below to listen.

1hr 2mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Coming Home: A Special Message For First Time Homebirthers

This podcast is for a specific group of people, although anyone is invited to listen and share! This podcast is for women planning a home birth for the first time! To be clear; that is not someone that is planning their first birth, but rather for women that have experienced one or more medicalized births […]Click the icon below to listen.

1hr 5mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Unpacking the Midwife’s Birth Bag: Ending Women’s Dependence on Tools and Technology

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk what’s in a midwife’s birth bag and why Download this podcasts PDF transcriptClick the icon below to listen.

39mins

30 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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Questions For a Laboring Mom – An “In Labor” Interview with Scott Kirschenbaum

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I got to answer some questions from Scott Kirschenbaum (OfWomanBornFilm.com) about labor…while in labor! Download this podcasts transcript  Click the icon below to listen.

34mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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How You’ve Been Programmed to Tolerate Compromise In Your Birth Choices

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about how we’ve come to think it’s normal to compromise in our birth choices. Download this podcast transcript  Click the icon below to listen.

34mins

28 Jul 2016

Rank #9

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Recipe for a Perfect Birth

Listen in on my “Recipe for a Perfect Birth”! ** Spoiler alert for this podcast: There IS NO recipe for a “perfect birth”; and what does that mean anyhow? Join me as I look into the close up view on things we think matter. Then, we’ll back up our view and consider that maybe nothing […]Click the icon below to listen.

49mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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10 Tips For An Amazing Postpartum

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about 10 tips for an amazing postpartum. Download this podcast transcriptClick the icon below to listen.

28mins

6 Sep 2016

Rank #11

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The Prenatal Supplement Scam: How to Know What You Need

In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about how to navigate the confusing world of supplements in pregnancy. Listen in! Download this podcast transcript  Click the icon below to listen.

56mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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Mantras For Birth

I made and recorded this podcast at the end of my 9th pregnancy; about 2 weeks before Cove came earthside! These are the mantras and thoughts I had in preparing for her birth, which turned out to be a really fast and painless experience. I hope these mantras are as helpful to you as you […]Click the icon below to listen.

20mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Annika Shares the Birth Story of Ruby

My podcast this week is a birth story, told by my apprentice and friend, Annika! Annika birthed her first baby, Ruby, several months ago, and we finally got around to connecting together over this tale. I loved hearing Annika’s version from memory (always different than reading a story!) and loved the lessons and new experiences […]Click the icon below to listen.

1hr 4mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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The Fantastic First Hour After Birth

I loved looking deeper in to this idea of the “first hour after birth”. I definitely learned things too and I want to share these thoughts (and findings and ponderings!) with you. Mostly, I find it interesting how far we can stray, as a culture, from our instinct and knowing. There are so many modern […]Click the icon below to listen.

56mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #15