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the one about the Midwife and the OB
25 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Episode 11: On the Gift Model
A brief and only scratching the surface chat on gift economy; complete with lots of quoting of Charles Eisenstein.
24 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Episode 10: On New Beginnings
As Nathan launches his new site, Maryn and Nathan talk about the overall feeling of new beginnings and what that can look like. Why would we do anything BUT follow our heart?
26 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 9: (More) On Selecting the People to Work With (Part 2)
Kind of a continuation of “client selection…” do we risk women out, or do we be honest about when we are not comfortable? What clinical factors (or not) do we take into account when agreeing to work with someone? This is maybe a long winded topic because of all the potential mini-conversations.
22 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 8: On Selecting the People to Work With (Part 1 )
Maryn and Nathan talk about the internal work and energy involved in choosing certain patients/clients; and how it’s really not about working with anyone and everyone just because.
23 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 7: On the Pathologization of Birth
Nathan starts this one off with a brief recap/final thoughts around our “types of midwives” episode; then, Maryn and Nathan dive into a brief discussion around how pregnancy is often approached from a fatalist perspective. Is it really our job as caregivers to constantly focus on what could go wrong?
22 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Episode 6: On Balancing Technology and Intuition
In response to a listener question… Maryn and Nathan ponder the balance of technology and intuition in making choices; as the birthing woman and the care provider.
22 minutes | May 30, 2021
Episode 5: On Reveling in the Postpartum Time
Ah, after the baby is here….we often mess and hinder this time with our routine protocols. Listen in on this chat about questioning all things, and how/why to respect the “golden hour” after birth.
23 minutes | May 23, 2021
Episode 4: On Critical Thinking and a Brave New World
What are people doing/thinking with the “choices” that are being presented to us right now? Maryn and Nathan chat about the state of the world and the fact that there is virtually no critical thinking happening.
23 minutes | May 16, 2021
Episode 3: On Homebirth
This is a basic chat but is it? Homebirth doesn’t always look one way, and who’s “in charge” isn’t always what you’d expect….no matter what the location of the birth is.
22 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 2: On “A Midwife is Not a Midwife is Not a Midwife”
Are all midwives nurses? Maryn and Nathan talk about the fact that few people know about the different “types” of midwives. Listen as they hash out the breakdown and paths to midwifery so that there’s more transparency around this topic.
21 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Episode 1: On the Perils of Home to Hospital Transfer
Maryn and Nathan talk about the crazy things that can happen to midwives when they make the call to transport to the hospital from home. There is some pondering on why this happens and what to do about it…all in a 20 minute chat.
16 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
The Beginning: The Trailer
In this trailer episode, Maryn and Nathan sum up what The One About the Midwife and the OB is about, our relationship and what we hope to accomplish by collaborating on this project. Listen in and send us any ideas or suggestions you have! We sincerely hope to make a difference in the birth world by offering up these transparent chats.
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