The Great Birth Rebellion

The Great Birth Rebellion

Hosted by: Dr Melanie Jackson

Hosted by Dr Melanie Jackson (@melaniethemidwife www.melaniethemidwife.com). The Great Birth Rebellion dismantles western beliefs and management of birth and presents an evidence-based alternative to modern birth...

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Episode 95 - Midwifery without borders with Wise Woman Kristine Lauria

Kristine Lauria is an American Midwife who apprenticed with Amish Midwives and attended births for 17 years before getting a ‘formal’ midwifery qualification. This paired with her training as a paramedic formed the...
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Episode 94 - VBAC after single layer uterine closure

This episode is a follow up to episode 93 and discusses the research around the different techniques when closing the uterus after a caesarean section. Some care providers will tell you that single layer closure...
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Episode 93 - VBAC vaginal birth after caesarean

This episode is all about vaginal birth after caesarean section. In this episode I draw on our first interview with Hazel Keedle  way back in episode 7 with some updates. We discuss the strategies that you can apply...
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Episode 92 - Midwifery changes in Australia with Alison Weatherstone

Click here to sign up for the free Script writing webinar and CPD opportunity Click here to learn more about the convergence of rebellious midwives  Alison Weatherstone (Chief Midwife) is here to discuss the new...
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Episode 91 - Belly binding

Midwife Sarah Smits shares the knowledge she has around the traditional practice of belly binding and ways to apply this to your pregnancy and postpartum journey. Sarah has picked up these skills and teaches them from...
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Episode 90 - Midwifery lessons from Guatemala

Midwife Sarah Smits tells us what she learnt from the Mayan midwives in Guatemala and how she/we can apply these in our circumstances. We discuss robozo, mayan abdominal massage and the place of steam and heat and...
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Episode 89 - Intrepid Midwifery with Sarah Smits

In this episode, Mel interviews endorsed midwife Sarah Smits @bridging_worlds_midwifery who has spent her midwifery career thus far travelling and collecting skills from other cultures which she now applies to her...
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Episode 88 - What if I need to push before I’m fully dilated?

In this episode Mel answers the questions submitted by the premium hub members. They have access to the ‘ask Mel a question’ button and Mel is answering their questions in their own exclusive hub episode (which...
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Episode 87 - Group B Strep (GBS) - just facts, no fluff

Almost every pregnant woman will need to make a decision about Group B strep, what decision would you make? This episode is a re-edit of the most popular episode of all time, episode 6 on Group B Strep. In this...
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Episode 86 - Internal release work with Fiona Hallinan

Melanie Speaks with wise woman Fiona Hallinan from ‘The pelvic space’ about internal release work. Fiona has over 30 years of experience working with women as a midwife, nurse and pelvic space therapist. Internal...
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Episode 85 - Light messes with labour

In this episode Mel explores the research around the impact of light on labour timing and labour progress. Mel explores the importance of circadian rhythms and melatonin on labour activity and discovers the connection...
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Episode 84 - The myth of the failing placenta

In this episode Mel explores the research around ‘aging’ and ‘failing’ placentas in late term pregnancy. Women get told that the longer they are pregnant, the more likely it is that their placenta will get old and...
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