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Diastasis Recti

I know that you have been waiting for me to an episode on Diastasis Recti and for thoset hat ahven’t I know that you will be grateful with this epsidoe too seeing as you will wnat to echck yourselves for it and it also might answer some unanswered questions about your post -partum body.

Becky was a joy to interview, she has a relaxing voice to listen to, an amazing accent that I LOVE  and also so much wisdom to share on the topic.

Enjoy the Episode and see you back here next episode.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Becky's Bio:

Becky Spellman  was born in Liverpool in 1975 & because of a turned in left foot, was sent to ballet class at the age of 3 by our family doctor. 10 years of ballet school followed & I was lucky enough to have worked as a ballet dancer from when I was 19 until I retired at 30 when I had my daughter.

Pilates

As a dancer I had always done Pilates, it was part of our curriculum at school (my teacher was Alan Herdman) & later in the companies I danced in, Pilates was part of our daily routine. Admittedly I didn’t like it but if I wanted to keep my body healthy & able to stand up to the demands of dancing 8 shows a week whilst touring, it was something I would have to do.

After retiring in 2006, I retrained as a Pilates teacher under the tutelage of Debbie Jenner & Suus Wilms in Amsterdam. It took a year to do the full comprehensive program & I was selected to work in Debbie’s studio allowing me to clock up my apprentice hours & learn from watching the more experienced teachers there.

3 years later I was accepted onto the 2 year Master Mentor Program under Lolita San Miguel in NYC.. The opportunity to learn from her was amazing and changed my perspective of what is possible with the help of Pilates. I graduated in 2011, making me one of only two Lolita trained teachers in the Netherlands & later that year opened my own studio.

As I began to study and explore the possibilities of the Pilates method I started to work with two really talented physiotherapists from Amsterdam, Joep Kamphuis & Roan Vierhout.

They would refer their patients to me with a “wish list” for their patient’s rehab. I delved into the traditional work that I had been trained in by Lolita to find solutions and then taught it to our clients. Not only was this in itself exciting to do, but we noticed that our patients were recovering much faster than we had expected through their combined physiotherapy and Pilates programs.

After working so closely with the physiotherapists, i realised that i want to deepen my knowledge of the human body in order to become a better Pilates teacher.

As of September 2016, i will be studying two days a week for my Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at Thim van der Laan School of Physiotherapy in Nieuwegein, Utrecht.

Becky’s Quote:

“I love seeing my clients more comfortable.”

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Placenta Encapsulation and Postnatal Recovery

We certainly couldn’t have a “best of” from the podcast series and not share this popular episode. Possibly a taboo topic for some, yet eye-opening, and enlightening for others I am really excited to hear what you all think of this topic and this option for post natal recovery.  It s a must listen to episode. Get past the ick factor

Natalie is definitely an expert in all things placenta but as you will hear on the episode, as a vegetarian, it’s not something she ever thought she’d do, let alone prepare placentas or others!

She saw the results for herself when comparing the postnatal periods following both her children, where with placentophagy she had less bleeding, less baby blues and the rest she shares as we talk all things placentas. I know you will love this episode, whether it’s your thing or not.

So please do share this week’s episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you. It’s such an important topic and this information needs to get out!

Let me know what you think and join the conversation over with us on facebook.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Natalie Stokell's Bio:

Originally from New Zealand, after completing her Masters in Psychology Natalie moved to the UK. She spent the next 10 years working, playing and volunteering in different countries including England, Turkey, Nepal and Central America. Much of her work was with women and children. In 2009 she had her first child, and left the UK to move with her partner to Australia.

Placenta Benefits

Natalie discovered the benefits Placenta Encapsulation after the birth of her second daughter. Her recovery the this time round was very different from the first time and she puts it down to the capsules. Her energy levels were high, she didn’t feel emotional or weepy (except on the couple of days that she missed her capsules), and her physical recovery was much faster. So she went on to learn as much as she could about this amazing – albeit a little weird – tradition. She trained firstly with Placenta Benefits and then with the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. She now offers safe, certified and insured Placenta services on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She is a proud verified member of Placenta Services Australia and also serves on their Board. She is passionate about keeping Placenta Encapsulation safe and to very high industry standards in Australia. She loves talking about anything placenta so feel free to get in touch with any of your placenta questions!

Natalie’s Quote:

“We are one of the few mammals that don’t ingest our placenta.”

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From Stuck to Unstuck

A true breath of fresh air. And a real raw interview where Linda shares her story, her two very different birth stories and also where she is today and what she is doing to help women and mums.  T’was a real pleasure to have her on Mum’s The Word. Enjoy!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Linda Morrison's Bio:

Linda Morrison the author of the #1 International best seller ‘Live Love Exercise. The Ultimate Weightloss Guide For Women over 40’, feels everyone deserves to feel strong, healthy and full of vitality.

A busy coach and Mum of 2 teenagers has been a transformational coach since uni days.

Helping people

I love helping people achieve great self-esteem, coupled with a strong results based transformation in their body of health. I have the knack of helping people – whether they are women, men or busy families – find focus, feel great about themselves and move forward in their lives.

Linda’s Quote:

“The health tone of the family sits with the mother”

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Reframing Pain

What a thrill to have Rhea Dempsey on the show for our 20th episode! A blessing to the birth world and a woman of such wisdom.I am so happy to share this important message from Rhea and I love her chosen quote..

“you don’t have to like it to do it brilliantly”  from a fellow birth worker.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Thea Dempsey's Bio:

Rhea Dempsey is a highly respected childbirth educator, author, speaker, counselor and birth attendant with experience at over 1000 births. With adult daughters and grandchildren of her own, Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over four decades of working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners, in home and hospital settings.

 

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PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION and POST NATAL RECOVERY

This week I have another great episode for you! Possibly a taboo topic for some, yet eye-opening, and enlightening for others I am really excited to hear what you all think of this topic and this option for post natal recovery.

Natalie is definitely an expert in all things placenta but as you will hear on the episode, as a vegetarian, it’s not something she ever thought she’d do, let alone prepare placentas or others!

She saw the results for herself when comparing the postnatal periods following both her children, where with placentophagy she had less bleeding, less baby blues and the rest she shares as we talk all things placentas. I know you will love this episode, whether it’s your thing or not.

So please do share this week’s episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you. It’s such an important topic and this information needs to get out!

Let me know what you think and join the conversation over with us on facebook.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Natalia Stokell's Bio:

Originally from New Zealand, after completing her Masters in Psychology Natalie moved to the UK. She spent the next 10 years working, playing and volunteering in different countries including England, Turkey, Nepal and Central America. Much of her work was with women and children. In 2009 she had her first child, and left the UK to move with her partner to Australia.

Placenta Services

Natalie discovered the benefits Placenta Encapsulation after the birth of her second daughter. Her recovery the this time round was very different from the first time and she puts it down to the capsules. Her energy levels were high, she didn’t feel emotional or weepy (except on the couple of days that she missed her capsules), and her physical recovery was much faster. So she went on to learn as much as she could about this amazing – albeit a little weird – tradition. She trained firstly with Placenta Benefits and then with the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. She now offers safe, certified and insured Placenta services on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She is a proud verified member of Placenta Services Australia and also serves on their Board. She is passionate about keeping Placenta Encapsulation safe and to very high industry standards in Australia. She loves talking about anything placenta so feel free to get in touch with any of your placenta questions!

Natalia's Quote:

“DARLING JUST FUCKING OWN IT”

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Keeping Birth Normal with Midwife Led Birth

In this first episode I’m lucky enough to interview Jacky Bloemraad de Boer, my midwife for both my children’s births! She is a woman of wisdom and has immersed herself in all things Birth for decades. I am so thrilled that I was able to have her share with the Mum’s The Word listeners

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Jacky Bloemraad de Boer Bio:

Jacky Bloemraad de Boer is a mother, a wife, the Director of Education for Birth Institute, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), a Doula, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, a Nutritionist, Herbalist & a Doula Trainer. She lives in both Amsterdam and Cape Town.

Passionate about fertility, pregnancy and childbirth

Jacky is passionate about fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and women’s health and is continually exploring the various aspects of global maternal health and in particular midwifery care and the continuum of care.  Midwifery care can improve maternal outcomes because experience and research has clearly shown that pregnancy and childbirth care which has been de-medicalized and restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth by returning the control to the birthing woman has proven to be the safest approach.

Jacky is dedicated to educating midwives, the world needs more midwives and as Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Jacky has also published a book: A-Z for a Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Childbirth. 

Aung San Suu Kyi quote:

“My top priority is for people to understand that they have the power to change things themselves.”

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