19. Ask the Midwife Q&A with Ailsa Emmel


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When you are expecting a baby, there are so many decisions to make before, during, and after labor. Having a midwife can be a true source of comfort throughout this time. What exactly is a midwife though? How does it differ from an OB or doula? My friend Ailsa is on the show to shed some light on what exactly a midwife does. I know you will feel Ailsa’s passion for helping women feel comfortable and stay safe during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Ailsa Emmel is a certified nurse midwife and a huge advocate for women empowerment. Previously, she was a commissioned officer and Navy Nurse. Once she had her twins, she attended the University of Miami to complete Midwifery school.

In this episode we discuss:

-The difference between an OBGYN, midwife, and doula

-Making important decisions during labor and after birth such as epidurals, VBACs, and delayed cord clamping

-The motherhood comparison game that begins during pregnancy

-Black maternal health disparities

Resources mentioned:

-Ailsa's Instagram: @_happygocurly_

-Irth: Birth Without Bias

-Hear from the founder of Irth

-Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell

-The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt


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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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