CAST 082
Pelvic Alignment

In the first few minutes that I met Kamini, I realised that we speak the same language. Although she is a pregnancy yoga teacher and myself a pregnancy chiropractor, we have the same beliefs and philosophies on birth, the pelvis, sitting, opening. She is so refreshing and I am thrilled to share her wisdom on the cast.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Kamini Stam’s Bio:

Kamini has worked as a massage therapist since 1998 and started teaching Yoga in 2008. She has had the privilege to study with various renowned teachers around the globe. Each one of them helped her deepen her understanding of the human body, and clarifying the interaction between body and mind. 

The body is really designed and meant to move

In 2010 she decided to specialize in Pregnancy Yoga. From 2011 she studied with Katy Bowman to learn more about how the body is really designed and meant to move. Kamini is passionate about alignment and intrigued about how physical alignment supports a positive mindset or ‘mental alignment’. During the course in Pregnancy Yoga and Alignment she will explain you how to adapt various yoga postures to the needs of your pregnant body, working on an optimal balance between flexibility and strength to prepare your body for birth. In her classes you will learn all about pelvic alignment, on how to get and keep your pelvic floor muscles toned ánd relaxed and why that is important. You will learn not just to squat, but hów to squat to prepare for birth and how to create the optimal birthing space in the (lower opening of the) pelvis.

Kamini’s Quote:

“Our bodies are made to birth”

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CAST 074
What having 2 Miscarriages Taught Me

I have complete respect for Grace’s strength, positivity, resilience and her willingness to share her story and change the way our world looks at miscarriage.   What a story she has and I am blessed she did it with the MTW tribe.

You Rock Grace!!

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Grace Miano’s Bio:

Founder of Goodness Gracious Health, Grace Miano is a degree-qualified Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, and Student Doula/Birth Attendant. 

Helping Woman

Having experienced fertility issues and two miscarriages of her own, Grace is particularly passionate about helping women achieve and maintain a health pregnancy to term, and obtaining all of the holistic support that is required, via her Angels to Rainbows e-book, and her Angels to Rainbows program, which includes support for healing after loss and conceiving again, using food as medicine, correct supplementation, lifestyle recommendations, appropriate referrals and testing, access to private online support group, recipes, e-books, tip sheets, and a variety of other resources.

See my About Me section on my website to learn about my story and background and how I found my way into this important work.

My Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Nutritional Medicine
  • Certificate in Infant Massage Instruction
  • Certificate IV, Training & Assessment
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
  • Additional Specialist Qualification, Special Education
  • Additional Qualification, Secondary Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Birthing Wisdom Birth Attendant Training with Rhea Dempsey (complete end 2017)

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CAST 071
Nurturing Us Midwives Karen & Agnele – Epigenetics and Pregnancy

It was super exciting to talk about a topic I am passionate about and also to bring a first to Mum’s The Word, me interviewing 2 people at once!

Enjoy the wisdom from Karen and Agnele.

X  Dr Kaz Jaffe

Agnele and Karen's Bio

We are two midwives and two mothers and jointly co-founded Nurturing Us.

Together we want to empower women to approach their pregnancy with openness, clarity and knowledge about the connection with their baby before birth. We want to increase women’s awareness that their baby is a conscious, aware and expressive being and that a woman in pregnancy plays an active role in the development and wellbeing of their baby in utero.

Love and connection

We want to inspire women to believe they can make a real difference to the health and emotional wellbeing of their child’s future. The emerging research of epigenetics and peri-natal psychology clearly demonstrates that gratitude, love and connection to yourself as a pregnant woman and with your baby can make a real difference

Together we have gathered the evidence to date and developed a holistic, integrative, collaborative and complimentary approach to empowering confidence in pre-conception and pregnancy.

As women, as mothers and as midwives we hope we can leave a legacy that benefits the mother, her family and her baby as we in turn have journeyed the path with our families.

We aim to make a difference one woman at a time.

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CAST 052
Stress & cracking the Stress Code.

This week we have our first interview with a guest on the show for a 2nd time.

I just had to get Damian back on the show again to share his teachings around stress and how when ongoing, it can lead to anxiety, insomnia and even depression and more importantly also how we can get out of it.

It’s once again a high energy episode with a bit of humor between us seeing as we have known each other for 16 years and if you didn’t hear the first (Episode 49) it can be found here which has already had a crazy huge number of downloads and needs to be shared with all mums.

Enjoy this episode!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Dr Damian Kristof’s Bio:

I’ve been in the health industry now for more than 20 years in many different capacities. As a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Chiropractor I have enjoyed helping thousands of people regain health and vitality through natural approaches. I am continually excited and delighted by the life changes that people experience when they start to trust in their own ability to heal without excessive intervention.

Naturopathic and Chiropractic

My path through health has been exciting and varied, and at the same time very challenging and rewarding. I love the ability to interact on a one on one basis daily with my practice members and at the same time, I love the ability to educate and inspire people to change through multi media including Radio (Melbourne’s Triple M), TV (Downsize Me, Inside New Zealand, Brian and Bobby, The Exchange) Podcasting (The Wellness Guys and 100 Not Out) and of course in a seminar setting with The Power Of Food and Crack Your Stress Code events. My belief is that both the nervous system and the gastro-intestinal system are both equally influential in the health and longevity of the individual, this is why I love chiropractic (as it deals with the nervous system) and I developed Forage Cereal (to assist the restoration of impeccable health to the gastrointestinal system).

Having combined the philosophies of both Naturopathic and Chiropractic approaches to healing and well-being – I believe that people learn and achieve the most when there is no interference and there is appropriate supply of goodness to allow the body to thrive.

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CAST 021
Lamaze. Not your Mum’s Huffing and Puffing class.

The highest energy guest to date on Mum’s The Word. And we both could have kept talking forever. What a delight Tanya Strusberg was to have on the podcast talking about Lamaze and so much more!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Tanya Strusberg's Bio:

Tanya Strusberg is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and founder of BirthWell BirthRight an independent childbirth education practice based in Melbourne. In 2015, Tanya was inducted as an FACCE (Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators) in recognition of her significant contribution to childbirth education.

Through her internationally accredited Lamaze Educator Training program, she is very excited to be training a new generation of Australian Lamaze educators.

Last, but absolutely not least, she is also the mum of two beautiful children, her son Liev and daughter Amalia.

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CAST 018
Hypnobirthing

 

 

Well you asked for it and here it is, an episode on Mum’s The Wordon Hypnobirthing!! My guest was in the first training of hypnobirthers in Australia and had made herself a name in the field. It was a pleasure to interview her!!

Alison Burton has the following Qualifications

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Degree of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Kinergetics practitioner
  • Accredited HypnoBirthing Practitioner
  • SleepTalk for Children Coach

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Alison Burton's Bio:

Alison has a keen interest in all aspects of natural health and wellbeing, energy medicine, human consciousness and bringing more common sense and kindness to the planet.

Alison’s interest in energy healing is often incorporated in her work through the use of Reiki, Kinergetics and acupressure techniques including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

She has three adult children and 2 adorable grandchildren.

Alison lives Melbourne Eastern suburbs and runs a Natural Health Centre with 15 practitioners, an extensive range of classes including HypnoBirthing, she is one of Melbourne’s leading Hypnotherapists and owner of Simply Natural Therapies and a retail shop.

Marie F Mongan Quote:

“My dream is that every woman everywhere will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.”

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CAST 006
Chiropractic, Preparation for Birth and Trusting the Body

In this week’s Episode of Mum’s The Word we have a hugely inspiring lady and also a mentor for me in both the Birth and Chiropractic word, Dr. Jeanne Ohm. Jeanne opens up and shares her wisdom but also gives her views on why birth can go wrong for women but also how it can go so so right too.

Listen in and you’ll learn why Chiropractic plays an essential role in a woman’s preparation for birth and how it can lead to shorter labor times. Amazing right!? Hence why I’m so passionate about this. Also Jeanne shares from some of the the latest research Chiropractic research currently being conducted and how Chiropractic significantly effects the outcomes of VBAC births for women under chiropractic care differently from those that are not under care during their pregnancy.

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Dr Jeanne Ohm’s Bio:

Dr. Jeanne Ohm is a practicing DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) in a family, wellness based practice and has been since 1981.

She’s an International lecturer on the topic “Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy and Infancy” to practicing Chiropractors and affiliated Care Providers and a Post Graduate Instructor for numerous Chiropractic Colleges

Support natural birthing

Dr. Ohm’s professional mission is to provide Doctors of Chiropractic with the skills and motivation to care for more pregnant mothers and children. She is committed to educating other practitioners with the information to support natural birthing in their practices. It is her understanding that birth trauma is a current chiropractic concern, and therefore it has become her goal to eliminate its damaging effects on the newborn. She intends to accomplish this by:

  • adequately training DC’s in specific chiropractic techniques and care for pregnancy, birth & infancy for the promotion of natural birthing.
  • forming national alliances for chiropractors with like-minded birth practitioners and attendants
  • empowering mothers to make informed choices in pregnancy and birth
  • offering patient educational tools which address this issue

Dr. Ohm is married to Dr. Thomas Ohm, Chiropractor. They have six children who have all received chiropractic care since conception. They were all born at home and are living the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.

Dr Ohm's Quote:

“your body knows what its doing and this is normal natural physiology to be able to give birth”

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