This American Midwife

By Olivia Favela-Gary

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A podcast from a 30-something, Blaxican, Midwife fumbling through adulting, wifing, and mothering. Join me for enlightening guest interviews from parents of successful people, stories of hilarious parenting/marriage struggles, and beautiful birthing journeys through women's health. Welcome to This American Midwife!

Episode Date
Welcome to This American Midwife
A quick introduction about me Olivia: Mom, Wife, and Certified Nurse-Midwife and what this podcast is all about. Take a listen and fall in love with your new favorite podcast "This American Midwife" #TAM!
Oct 18, 2018
Midwife or Doula?
Aren't Doulas and Midwives the same thing? What's the difference? Join me for an inspiring and eye-opening discussion with today's guest all the way from Miami, FL: Eyla Cuenca birth Doula, birth photographer and Bradley Method Coach. Learn about her path to birth work, what Doula work is, what the Bradley Method aims for all within the context of conversation among we childhood friends.  Of course no episode would be complete without our birth stories and discussion about bringing  empowerment back to birth.  Take a listen, you'll be glad you did =)
Dec 17, 2018
Natalie is Poetry
Have you ever wondered what makes a person successful? Were they born that way? Were they in the right place at the right time? Were their parents these amazing people who did everything right? Join author, spoken word activist, and Sister Support President, Natalie Patterson, her mother Lynn Cole, and myself as we discuss the trappings of parenthood. You'll learn about Natalie's entry into the world, her childhood and how she was able to create her brand. We'll also focus on parenting struggles and joys while looking for meaning in it all. Listen, enjoy and then you decide: Was she born with it or is it the Maybelline? Get it?? LOL
Jan 03, 2019
Jodi's Way
Welcome back to another special edition episode where we interview someone who's creating life on their own terms and the parents who raised them. Jodi Harrison-Lee is a 5th degree black belt, wife and mother of 3, who's owned a martial arts studio with her husband for over 20 years now. She has made it her mission to empower young women to never fall victim to crimes of violence or psychological abuse. Her martial arts programs focus not only on physical prowess but mental and emotional strength as well. Her mom joins us in the conversation to talk about how she raised Jodi to be the bad-ass that she is today. Listen in and hopefully take away some pearls of wisdom to pass down to the "mini me's" that we're all raising!
Jan 07, 2019
The Midwife is In!
Join Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Chloe Lubell and I in a fun and engaging conversation about providing care to the LGTBQ community, infertility, conception, sex, penises and at risk populations. One of my favorite episodes!! Enjoy!
Feb 03, 2019
Ellie Smith the Ladysmith
Meet Ellie the Ladysmith!! She's here to share her birth stories with us from the typical hospital birth (with her first) to the recent birth of her 10.5 lb son at home!!! Ellie is a hilarious story teller and my hope is that you laugh your way through this episode just like we did while recording it!!
Feb 13, 2019
What's in a Name?
Welcome to our first episode!!! What's a midwife you ask? Eva, Mayano, and I are here to answer that question for ya. We're 3 midwives who love what we do. We share our experiences, birth stories, and patient stories all the while explaining what an American Midwife is! Brace yourself for talk about happy vaginas, angry vaginas, and everything in between!!!
Feb 13, 2019
Midwife Clinic: Hairloss
Welcome to the Midwife Clinic!! A fun and brief discussion about normal things we all experience sprinkled with some midwife wisdom and advice. This episode topic: postpartum hair loo.
Feb 13, 2019
Midwife Clinic: Can U Breast Feed my Baby?
If you're out of formula or can't breast feed, can someone else feed your baby? Today's quick midwife wisdom and advice about wet nursing: should you or shouldn't you?
Feb 13, 2019
Midwife Clinic: Pubic Hair
Ooooh the hair down there!!! Today's Midwife wisdom on the subject of pubic hair removal: should you or shouldn't you?
Feb 13, 2019
Racha the Midwife
Join Racha Tahani Lawler and myself as we explore home birth, and what it means to be a Black midwife in the US. We really tackle the issue of race in this episode and I'm here for it and I hope that you are too!!! Listen in and expand your horizons =)
Feb 14, 2019