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EP 64: Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit with Rose Horton and Catherine Hill

In this episode we interview Rose Horton and Catherine Hill about the new Respectful Maternity Toolkit developed by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN). We cover why the kit was developed, how the kit was developed, what’s included in the kit, and tips for getting buy-in and implementing the respectful maternity care toolkit.

EP 63: Birth Experiences of Autistic People with Dr. Laura Foran Lewis

In this episode, we interview Dr. Laura Foran Lewis PhD, RN about her award-winning research exploring the birth experiences of women on the autism spectrum. We talk about the importance of participatory action research, the need to broaden our idea of what is autism, universal design, birth plan redesign, birth trauma, and of course, how you can improve your communication to prevent trauma and establish trusting relationships. 

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For transcripts, resources, and questions asked check out our website www.womancenteredhealth.com

EP 62: Bioethics in Reproductive Health with Dr. Ginny Ryan

In this episode, we interview Dr. Ginny Ryan, a bioethicist, on bioethics in reproductive healthcare. We sort out the difference between ethics, morals, conscientious practice, and to who autonomy belongs. We also cover the principles of ethics and how to apply them to your practice and the impact Roe v. Wade has beyond abortion. Check out our website for questions, resources, and transcripts.

EP 61: Hormone Therapy with Dr. Stephanie Faubion

In this episode we interview Dr. Stephanie Faubion about hormone therapy for the treatment of menopause symptoms.  We cover the new position statement released by NAMS about hormone therapy, what changed since the last position statement, how clinicians can frame conversations about hormone therapy, and where clinicians can learn more about providing hormone therapy. You can also still register for the NAMS Conference that is being held in Atlanta October 12-15, 2022.

EP 60: Caring for Folks with Intersex Traits with Diana Love

In this episode we interview Diana Love about providing clinical care for folks with intersex traits. We cover what are intersex traits, how folks with intersex traits have been historically cared for, how they should be cared for, and what you can do to make your practice more inclusive.

EP 59: Neuro-inclusive Clinical Practice with Dr. Melissa Houser

In this episode we interview Dr. Melissa Houser about how to have a neuro-inclusive clinical practice. We also discuss neurodiversity, neurodivergence, the social model of disability, what happens when we operate from a “default,” and being diagnosed as neurodivergent later in life.

EP 58: Doula Care with Grace Swartzendruber

In this episode we interview Grace Swartzendruber, a full spectrum doula, about doula care. We cover what a doula is, what they do, why someone would hire a doula, the benefits of a doula, and how a doula can be a valuable member of the birth team.

EP 57: Microaggressions with Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger

In this episode we interviewed Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger about microaggressions in healthcare including what is a microaggression, how microaggressions differ from racism or stereotypes, common microaggressions in the healthcare setting, and how to deal with microaggressions.

EP 56: Health Literacy with Dr. Allison Saiz

In this episode we interview Dr. Allison Said, a Gynecologist Oncologist, about health literacy including how women’s health literacy may differ from general health literacy, the impact of health literacy, and the clinicians role in health literacy.

CEUs from CEHQ with Dawn Ainger

In this episode we interview Dawn Ainger, CEO of Genova Technology, about her company and our partnership to offer CEUs to nurses for listening to the WCH podcast.

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  • Establishing trusting and positive relationships with patients?
  • Know how to communicate about sensitive issues?

  • Create a holistic approach to sexual and reproductive health?

  • Increase patient satisfaction?

  • Recalibrate your practice to be patient or woman-centered?

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