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Welcome to Pregnancy Help Podcast where we tackle large issues affecting the Pregnancy Help Community through conversations with experts around the country. Powered by Heartbeat International, we bring Pregnancy Help News alive with podcasts featuring a variety of topics designed to help strengthen and educate the pro-life pregnancy help network.
 
Do you feel out of control in your pregnancy care? Are you yearning to bring God back into your time of birth? Do you feel unsupported and alone in this early motherhood journey? Do you want to find your voice to bring you the kind of care you’ve been dreaming of having? It is possible to reclaim your pregnancy and postpartum so you can have the peace and joy God intended you to have during this beautiful time of life. This show is going to be an answer to the prayer you’ve had in your heart ...
 
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No matter what we do, no matter what we say, no matter how right we may be, there will ALWAYS be naysayers who will do all they can to discourage us. The enemy is ever-present and we must always be on guard. After reading a great book called "The Energy Bus" by Jon Gordon, I decided we needed some rules for this podcast and for our pregnancies and …
 
Aisha Taylor had just quit her job to become a full-time entrepreneur when she found out that she was pregnant with twins. Undecided about her pregnancy decision, Aisha called Planned Parenthood. Although she was pressured by her twins’ father to abort (and Aisha was still unsure of her pregnancy decision), she found help at a local pregnancy cente…
 
Heartbeat staff members, Andrea Trudden, Tracie Shellhouse, Terri Fox, Lora Current, and Jessica Warner share about their experiences at the first Babies Go to Congress and March for Life since the Dobbs decision. Get a behind the scenes look at their meetings in Washington D.C. that gave three moms the opportunity to proclaim the life-saving, life…
 
Ina May Gaskin said in her book Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, "Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body." The devil's lies have convinced so many women that they are incapable of doing the very thing God designed them to do. Inside today's episode, we look at 4 w…
 
Last episode we looked at the different types of midwives you can choose to attend your birth or care for you during pregnancy. Inside this episode, we will go through a list of questions to ask a midwife or doctor when interviewing them before hiring them for your prenatal care. The questions can also be tweaked to use when interviewing a doula. C…
 
The use of chemical abortion continues to rise, especially now as the FDA has made it more accessible by allowing it to be dispensed by retail pharmacies. In this episode, Jor-El Godsey and Christa Brown discuss the history of chemical abortion in the U.S. and how the stage was set long ago for the FDA’s recent decision. Listen in on the what this …
 
One of the absolute most consequential decisions you'll make that will have a huge impact on your birth will be who you hire to care for you during pregnancy and attend your birth. That one person, unfortunately, has the power to make or break your birth plan. It is absolutely vital that you take your time, do you due diligence, and choose wisely. …
 
Svetlana Jovanova from Lydia – A Beating Heart in Macedonia speaks with Ellen Foell about how Communism has shaped views on family, life, and abortion in her country. Check out our previous episodes titled, “World Perspectives” to learn about how different cultures view life issues so that we can better understand how to serve women facing unplanne…
 
In this super short "episode" I am looking for a few select people to do a quick 15-20 minute Zoom call in the next TWO DAYS to answer a handful of questions I have for women just like you! I'm wanting to learn about you worries, your fears, and your wishes when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal care, and so much more! Take a quick listen…
 
"Who is Lori Morris and why would we listen to her?" This episode will answer those questions and let you know what to expect in the future of this BRAND NEW podcast. This podcast will cover SO MUCH including childbirth, pregnancy, prenatal time, labor, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting.....pretty much everything related to birth and that time of li…
 
Are you ready for a challenge? For too long, Christian women have had their focus skewed by fear from the world which has caused their faith to get off track even if they don't fully realize it. Inside of this episode, I challenge you to really take a deep look at where your faith lies. This episode may step on your toes, but my aim is not to offen…
 
Many things are advertised as being helpful in childbirth. Many things ARE truly helpful. Childbirth education courses help. Preparation helps. But there is one thing that is simply irreplaceable in our medical world that you must have to have a good chance at succeeding in natural birth. This episode will dig into that one thing. You CAN rock natu…
 
Podcast debuts January 3, 2023!!! Welcome to the Your Birth, God's Way Podcast, a show to help you find the beauty of God's design for your pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Listen, ladies, I totally get it. There just aren't enough hours in the day to get done all that's on your to-do list. The thought of putting in the time it takes to have a healthy…
 
Heartbeat’s VP of Ministry Services, Tracie Shellhouse, shares her take on the story of the birth of Christ and how it relates so closely with the work of the pro-life movement. On behalf of Heartbeat International, we wish you a very blessed Christmas! Sponsored by: Option Line Share Tweet ShareAutor: Pregnancy Help Podcast
 
Ellen Foell, International Program Specialist at Heartbeat International, speaks with Georges Houssney from Horizons International about ministering to the Muslim community. Georges gives us insight into the Muslim view on the issues of family, life, and abortion, and how we can help women facing an unplanned pregnancy to understand their value and…
 
Valerie Harkins, Housing Specialist at Heartbeat International, interviews Suzanne Burns from Foundation House about serving women during the Christmas season who have experienced trauma. While most of us see this time of year as a season of joy, traditions, and celebrations, we recognize that for others, it is a difficult season to navigate as cha…
 
International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell, speaks with Sandy Shoshani from Be’ad Chaim (Pro-Life Israel) about Jewish culture and how it relates to life issues (including abortion). Join us as we explore how different cultures view life issues in this “World Perspectives” series of episodes so that we can better understand how to serve women fa…
 
Heartbeat’s Vice President of Mission Advancement, Cindi Boston-Bilotta, gave this devotional at our 2017 Annual Conference on Joshua 1:9 about spiritual strength and boldness when facing attacks. Find out how God worked in Cindi’s life as she led her team to expanding their services and helping more women. God works miracles when faith is bigger t…
 
We know that we should take time for self-care, but do we really understand the ways it can improve our work and stress levels? Join Tracie Shellhouse and Andrea Trudden as we celebrate Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week by turning our focus to caring for ourselves and our teams. Learn practical (and affordable!) things that you can do to bring your …
 
Women seeking help from maternity homes are often caught up in a cycle of domestic abuse. Ashley Potts, Founder and Executive Director of Selah Creek Maternity Home, explains how homes can prepare to serve victims of abuse by learning as much about trauma-informed care as possible, and most importantly, learning to listen and develop trust. Listen …
 
In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Christa Brown, Director of Medical Impact at Heartbeat International and Sara West, Director of Clinics at the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care discuss the ways that pregnancy help organizations can walk alongside families experiencing loss. Learn about the resources available to clients to…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently wrote a letter to Heartbeat International making accusations against our work. Listen to Heartbeat’s President, Jor-El Godsey and General Counsel, Danielle White discuss the real motivation behind the letter and how Heartbeat has responded. As pro-life groups continue to be targeted, find out what rights elected of…
 
Get to know Heartbeat’s new Vice President of Ministry Services, Tracie Shellhouse! Learn more about her background in ministry, and find out what books she is currently reading. Former VP, Betty McDowell, shares a few stories as well as she passes the baton off to Tracie. Click Here to Listen to Our Listener Survey and be entered to win an Abortio…
 
Betty McDowell interviews her longtime friend and mentor, Lu, about the qualities needed to both minister to someone else and to be ministered to. At 90 years old, Lu has spent much of her life mentoring others and knows the sacrifices and blessings that come along with that calling. Click Here to Listen to Our Listener Survey and be entered to win…
 
International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell tells of her experiences during a recent trip to the Ukraine to visit with pregnancy center volunteers and staff. Learn about the remarkable work of the pregnancy help movement that is still going strong through the war, and how this work is creating a culture of life around the world. –Click here for E…
 
Betty McDowell talks with Christine Grimmett about what she has learned in her years of work in the pregnancy help movement. Although she was not looking for a leadership role, God brought Betty to Heartbeat where she currently serves as the Vice President of Ministry Services. Listen in as Betty shares what God has taught her about trust, building…
 
Tammy Daughtry, founder of CoParenting International, joins Christine Grimmett to share how her own family of origin story has inspired her to reach out to parents who are facing unplanned grandparenting. There are many fears that your client faces, especially when it comes to telling her own parents about her pregnancy. Tammy talks about the ways …
 
Betty McDowell, Jor-El Godsey, Andrea Trudden, and Danielle White discuss the false accusations being made about pro-life pregnancy help organizations (including those from the recent Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act). With the work of the pregnancy help movement under attack even more than usual lately, hear what Heartbeat’s leaders have to s…
 
Valerie Humes brings Vicki Krnac, Executive Director of Hannah’s Home and Housing Leadership Council Chair on as a guest as they talk about who the MHC Council is and how they can support you and your maternity home through training and resources. Click here to learn more about each council member Click here to join the Facebook group: https://www.…
 
Heather Burner, Executive Director of the National Safe Haven Alliance talks with Option Line Director, Nafisa Kennedy, about what the NSHA is and walks us through what a parent would experience if they choose Safe Haven. Listen in to find out how the NSHA works with pregnancy centers and adoption agencies and how you can help support their work! V…
 
Beth Diemert introduces us to Dr. Joe Malone and Lori Kukendall, who are experts in the field of sexual integrity and sexual wellness. In this episode, you’ll hear about the science behind relationship bonding, and how we can use this truth to help clients understand God’s plan for relationships and marriage. We also have some exciting news about h…
 
Beth Diemert interviews Heather Featherston from Lifetime Adoption about how the culture and recent legislation provides us the opportunity to shed light on what modern adoption looks like. Heather speaks about the common misconceptions surrounding adoption, and shares how you can have the conversation about adoption with your client in a way that …
 
Kirk Walden is a longtime member of the Heartbeat family, so Betty McDowell caught up with him during Pregnancy Help Institute to see what he’s been working on lately! Find out what Kirk has witnessed in the post-Roe pregnancy help movement, and how the power of compassion can ignite the church to serve more families than ever. Click below to check…
 
Is abortion really 14x safer than childbirth? Are women experiencing miscarriage being denied care now that Roe is gone? Pro-Life Dr. Brent Boles, Medical Director of the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and Andrea Trudden, VP of Communications & Marketing debunk the top myths going around regarding pregnancy, miscarriage, and abortion. To help spread …
 
Recorded during Heartbeat’s Annual Conference, Betty McDowell interviews Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International, a global, Christ-centered microenterprise development organization. Peter has authored numerous books including “Rooting for Rivals”, and he talks about how organizations can multiply their impact through collaboration and …
 
Cindi Boston tells of her experience as a center director during a time of rapid growth for her center. Listen to hear how you can prepare your board, staff, and volunteers to serve more clients than ever when pro-life legislation leads to an influx of clients. This episode was originally published July 2019. Heartbeat Affiliates — Click HERE to li…
 
Beth Diemert interviews Kelly Ross about her journey to becoming the CEO of Piedmont Women’s Center in South Carolina, and the people and training experiences that helped her along the way. Listen to find out more about the resources that are available for others in the pregnancy help movement as well, including Heartbeat’s Pregnancy Help Institute…
 
Beth Diemert talks with one of our Annual Conference workshops presenters, Anne Camille Talley about how change really isn’t all that scary! Learn to drive change to accomplish the mission of your organization instead of running from it. Click here for info on Heartbeat’s On-Site Consultations “Unthinkable Change! (It’s Not That Scary)” workshop Cl…
 
Housing Specialist, Valerie Humes interviews Vanessa Rock (Good Counsel Homes) about the importance of teaching your staff how to safely and effectively respond to a mental health crisis. There are simple steps that staff/volunteers can learn that will help to create a safe environment for all residents in a home as well as for clients at pregnancy…
 
Daniele Gradwell of Pregnancy Help Network talks to International Specialist, Ellen Foell about the work happening in South Africa. This episode was recorded during Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference. Check out this Pregnancy Help News article on the Parade of Nations Click here for information on Heartbeat’s Life Reach Global Program Shar…
 
International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell speaks with a few of our international conference attendees — Andrea Tosano (Italy) and Svetlana Jovanova (North Macedonia). Andrea and Svetlana share how their organizations were able to step in and help families during the pandemic, and how they now provide aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine.…
 
Ellen Foell, International Program Specialist at Heartbeat International sat down with Judy Weber from First Coast Women’s Services during our Annual Conference to talk about their partnership with international pregnancy help organizations. With a heart specifically for international work, First Coast Women’s Services staff and board members saw a…
 
Join Heartbeat’s General Counsel, Danielle White and Staff Attorney, Matthew Doane as they interview Arina Grossu, M.A., M.S. Arina is the Founder of Areté Global Consulting and shares how her work at the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS shed light on the importance of speaking up and making your conscience objections known, esp…
 
Listen to Betty McDowell, Jor-El Godsey, and Danielle White as they discuss the latest on the Dobbs case, including their thoughts on the leaked draft opinion. Access additional material on the Dobbs case at www.heartbeatinternational.org/dobbs. Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode! Click here to learn more about Pregnancy Help In…
 
Join Jor-El Godsey and Ellen Foell as they talk with Kurt Dillinger and June Blanshan from Life International about responding to God’s call to bring the Gospel to all nations. Kurt and June share about some of their recent travels and how we can all come alongside people of different cultures to help them understand the value of each and every lif…
 
Sylvia Blakely, RN, MS joins Beth Diemert in this episode as we highlight Abortion Recovery Awareness Month. Through her ministry at www.AriseDaughter.org, Sylvia meets men and women where they are and walks alongside them on a path to healing. Beth and Sylvia also discuss how we can best serve women who are facing the trauma and regret of chemical…
 
Marc Newman, author of the book, Contenders, talks with Jor-El Godsey about the importance of not just speaking a pro-life message, but messaging it well. They discuss how to talk about life issues with friends, family, and at church, where silence on this issue can often hurt those who truly need healing. Marc’s website: https://speakerforlife.com…
 
Abortion facilities should be held to the same standards that other medical facilities are required to meet, but too often, these regulations are not enforced. Reprotection was created to help the the pro-life community hold abortion facilities accountable. Join Jor-El Godsey and Reprotection CEO, Missy Stone, as they talk about what this organizat…
 
Jor-El Godsey, Betty McDowell, and Andrea Trudden share a few thoughts on Heartbeat’s Annual Conference and why the theme of “Onward” was chosen for this year. Hear some of their favorite conference moments and get insight into a few things you might want to bring if you are joining us this year in Jacksonville, FL. Find out more about Heartbeat’s …
 
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