Down to Birth

A podcast by Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig - Wednesdays


273 Episodes

  1. #268 | Navigating Infant Food Reactivity in the Breastfed Baby with Dr. Trill @Free.To.Feed

    Published: 6/5/2024
  2. #267 | May Q&A: Pre-eclampsia & Gestational Diabetes, Steroids for Pre-Term Labor, Declining the Anatomy Scan, IM vs. IV Pitocin, Preventing Mastitis

    Published: 5/29/2024
  3. #266 | The ARRIVE Trial Reaches Overseas: Birth Culture in France with Nicola Thompson and Her Daughter

    Published: 5/22/2024
  4. #265 | The Art of Hands-Off Birth with Beautiful One Midwifery

    Published: 5/15/2024
  5. #264 | Breastfeeding Q&A: Pacifiers, Pumping, Bottles, Domperidone & IGT, Flat Nipples, Weaning and Breast Implants

    Published: 5/8/2024
  6. #263 | Amanda's Good Birth Despite Abandonment, Harassment and Threats

    Published: 5/1/2024
  7. #262 | April Q&A: Prenatal Vitamins, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Painless Breech Birth, Precipitous Labor, HypnoBirthing, Prenatal Hypertension

    Published: 4/24/2024
  8. #261 | Emma the Naked Doula on Pleasurable, Orgasmic Birth and Her New Book

    Published: 4/17/2024
  9. #260 | Triplets at Home! With Traditional Midwife Kristine Lauria @globalmidwife64

    Published: 4/10/2024
  10. #259 | Resisting Coercion: Carolyn Marrone's Story of a Miscalculated Due Date and Standing Up To Pushy Providers

    Published: 4/3/2024
  11. #258 | March Q&A: Implants & Breastfeeding, Giving Birth Advice, Ultrasounds, Newborn Transition in Waterbirthing, Posterior Babies, Family Boundaries

    Published: 3/27/2024
  12. #257 | Labor & Delivery Nurses' Roundtable: How Their Hands are Tied to Doctors' Orders

    Published: 3/20/2024
  13. #256 | Transforming Your Hospital Birth Experience with Taylor Dilk @taychayy

    Published: 3/13/2024
  14. #255 | What's Up with Intrauterine Growth Restriction: An Off-the-Record-Style Conversation with Dr. Stu Fischbein

    Published: 3/6/2024
  15. #254 | February Q&A: Vomiting in Labor, Cord Traction, Pacifiers, Probiotics and Plugged Ducts, Breast Milkshake, PPH, Bicornuate Uterus

    Published: 2/28/2024
  16. #253 | The ACOG Files: Exploring the Guidelines That Support Physiologic Birth

    Published: 2/21/2024
  17. #252 | A Father's Perspective on his Baby's Inaccurate IUGR Diagnosis

    Published: 2/14/2024
  18. #251 | HPV and Your Abnormal Pap May Not Be What You Think: Cervical Cancer Prevention with Nathan Riley, MD

    Published: 2/7/2024
  19. #250 | January Q&A: Cervical Massage, VBAC Provider Red Flags, Due Date Calculation, Infant Sleep, Sufficient Milk Supply, RhoGAM and More

    Published: 1/31/2024
  20. #249 | Katie Spinks Breaks the Silence: Pitocin, Uterine Rupture, and Life-Altering Consequences

    Published: 1/24/2024

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Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig once per week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. If we had to boil it down to a single premise, it's this: A healthy mom and baby isn't all that matters. We have more than 30 years' experience between us in midwifery, informed rights advocacy, publishing, childbirth education, postpartum support and breastfeeding, and we've personally served thousands of women and couples. Listen to the birth stories of our clients, listeners and celebrities, catch our expert-interviews, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes by calling us at 802-GET-DOWN. We're on Instagram at @downtobirthshow and also at, where we offer live ongoing events multiple times per month, so be sure to join our worldwide community. We are a Top .5% podcast globally with listeners in more than 80 countries every week. Become informed, empowered, and have a great time in the process. Join us and reach out any time - we love to hear from you. And as always, hear everyone, listen to yourself.