• Dr. Shannon and Doula Rachael
10 episodes
The Aligned Birth Podcast was created from a desire to share our personal and professional stories and experiences. Dr. Shannon, a Prenatal Chiropractor and Doula Rachael a Birth Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator are excited to bring you meaningful conversations and interviews about topics surrounding pregnancy and birth to motherhood and the importance of a healthy body and mind through it all. Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting, and helpful conversations that excite you and make you want to learn more. We hope what we share will make an impact and help someone else along their journey. We believe that when you are aligned in body, mind, and your intuition, you can conquer anything!

Episodes

Ep. 9 Identifying and Understanding Birth Perceptions
2021 Jul 2829m 53s
Have you ever considered your own personal perceptions surrounding birth? Are they positive or negative? Are they informed by dramatized movies and TV shows? Are they informed by fear based stories you’ve heard from family and friends?
Ep. 8 Our "Favorite Things to Purchase" for the Postpartum (Part 3/3)
2021 Jul 2142m 23s
Today we are wrapping up our 3-part series on “Postpartum Essentials'' by sharing our favorite “things to purchase” for the postpartum. If you haven’t listened to the first 2 parts of this series, be sure to hit pause and go listen to episodes 6 and 7. Dr. Shannon and Doula Rachael are sharing their list of must-haves for the postpartum.  This list is not exhaustive and there may be other things you need. We tried to focus on meeting your baby’s basic needs and the things that helped make that easier for us during our own experiences after giving birth. Below we have linked a few of the things we mentioned in the episode. This 3-part series has been super fun and we hope you learned a few extra things that will make your journey through the postpartum a littles easier and more enjoyable.
Ep. 7 Building Your Village for the Postpartum (Part 2/3)
2021 Jul 1435m 32s
We are excited to bring you part 2 of 3 of our Postpartum Essentials series. If you haven’t already listened to episode 6: "Non-Monetary Essentials for the Postpartum (Part 1/3)”, be sure to pause here and go listen! Today we are going to focus on “Building Your Village” to help you prepare for the postpartum phase. The people you surround yourself with during this incredible time of transition will make a big impact on your overall postpartum experience. We share the people you want to consider bringing into your trusted circle of support so that you have exactly what you need to meet your unique needs during the postpartum period.Our top recommendation is to consider this list of birth professionals and support people during pregnancy. That way the leg work is already done and if you need them, you have their contact information already saved and ready to go.  And if you don’t need them...at least you were prepared!This kind of preparation and awareness of what is out there can lead to a more empowering, healthy, and satisfying postpartum experience. The postpartum is not easy no matter how you slice it.  Our goal is to help ease the transition and give you resources, tips, and tools to help guide you!
Ep. 6 Non-Monetary Essentials for the Postpartum (Part 1/3)
2021 Jul 0740m 40s
Today’s episode is the first of our 3-part series all about postpartum essentials. This episode focuses on the non-monetary ways you can navigate those early days and weeks after giving birth. This is a time of great transition. Give yourself space and grace as you adjust to your new normal. We share helpful tips and resources that we have learned through our own personal and professional experiences with the postpartum phase. Below are the resources we share with you in the episode. Be sure to check them out!
Ep. 5 Pillars of a Healthy Pregnancy
2021 Jun 3058m 21s
In the latest episode, Dr. Shannon and Rachael discuss the 5 “Pillars of a Healthy Pregnancy”. As a prenatal chiropractor (Dr. Shannon) and birth doula and childbirth educator (Rachael), we see these pillars as fundamental in having a healthy pregnancy and birth. This is not just about feeling good (which they help with!) but these pillars help reduce overall occurrence of pregnancy related illness and disease and when you have fewer health concerns during pregnancy, you have a greater chance at having a birth and baby with fewer complications. Grab a notebook, settle in, and enjoy this episode that is jam-packed with helpful tips and resources.
Ep. 4 Interview with Raye the Doula
2021 Jun 0239m 30s
Check out this powerful interview with Raye the doula, where we discuss not only the ways that Raye works with expectant families and how she supports them, but we also dig deep into her story.  From infertility to PCOS to learning to advocate for herself in the medical world, she is an amazing human who empowers those around them to ask and advocate for themselves!  It was her own health struggles that resulted in years of getting providers to listen to her, and brought her to what she does today.
Ep. 3 Building Your Birth Support Team
2021 Jun 021h 9m 5s
One of the goals of this podcast is helping mamas make informed decisions.  One way to do that is to surround yourself with knowledge and knowledgeable birth workers.  That’s why this episode is all about building your birth support team.  We dive deep into the many birth professionals you can surround yourself with which includes providers, doulas, chiropractors, physical therapists, counselors, educators, and more!  Rachael and Shannon love working with so many other birth professionals because mamas deserve to be heard and treated with respect, and sometimes that takes a village.  Everyone’s birth support team can look so differently, but we’re so excited to share our thoughts, our own experiences, and be sure to check out later episodes where we’ll interview other birth professionals. This podcast was created from a desire to share conversations and interviews about topics from pregnancy and birth to motherhood and the importance of a healthy body and mind through it all.  Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting, and helpful conversations that excite you and make you want to learn more.
Ep. 2 Full Circle
2021 Jun 0248m 14s
This episode is a continuation of the conversation we had in episode 1: "Meet Your Hosts" so be sure to listen to that one first! In this episode we go deeper into the "why" behind Dr. Shannon's work and how she is changing lives everyday through her work as a prenatal chiropractor.We talk about the benefits of chiropractic care, community support for birthing people, and how even if you are feeling great, seeing a chiropractor can help you have an easier, shorter, and smoother labor and birth.  This podcast was created from a desire to share conversations and interviews about topics from pregnancy and birth to motherhood and the importance of a healthy body and mind through it all.  Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting, and helpful conversations that excite you and make you want to learn more.We hope what we share will make an impact and help someone else along their journey.We believe that when you are aligned in body, mind, and your intuition, you can conquer anything!If you like what you are hearing and you don’t want to miss our newest episodes, be sure and tap subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated.Follow us on Instagram:Aligned Birthwww.instagram.com/aligned_birthDr. Shannonwww.instagram.com/sunrise_chiropractic_wellnessDoula Rachaelwww.instagram.com/yourbirthsite_rachCheck out our individual websites:Sunrise Chiropractic and Wellness - www.sunrisechiropracticandwellness.comYour Birth Site - www.yourbirthsite.com DisclaimerThe information shared, obtained, and discussed in this podcast is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your individual medical needs. By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating.  Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast.  The podcast hosts take no money from affiliate links provided in the show notes. Podcast Editing by: Chris Godfrey of Godfrey Sound: www.godfreysound.com
Ep. 1 Meet Your Hosts
2021 Jun 0242m 38s
Welcome to our very first episode...YAY! This episode shares with you our backstory, how we know each other, our transitions in work and into motherhood, what we are doing now and our vision and mission for serving birthing people. Meet the mamas behind the Aligned Birth Podcast.  We’re not only talking about birth topics such as birth plans, creating a birth support team, and interviewing fellow birth workers, but we’re living the birth world every day as a prenatal chiropractor (Dr Shannon) and a doula and childbirth educator (Rachael).Be sure to catch episode 2 as we continue this conversation and have a "full circle" moment!This podcast was created from a desire to share conversations and interviews about topics from pregnancy and birth to motherhood and the importance of a healthy body and mind through it all.  Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting, and helpful conversations that excite you and make you want to learn more.We hope what we share will make an impact and help someone else along their journey.We believe that when you are aligned in body, mind, and your intuition, you can conquer anything!If you like what you are hearing and you don’t want to miss our newest episodes, be sure and tap subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated.Follow us on Instagram:Aligned Birthwww.instagram.com/aligned_birth Dr. Shannonwww.instagram.com/sunrise_chiropractic_wellnessDoula Rachaelwww.instagram.com/yourbirthsite_rachCheck out our individual websites:Sunrise Chiropractic and Wellness - www.sunrisechiropracticandwellness.comYour Birth Site - www.yourbirthsite.com DisclaimerThe information shared, obtained, and discussed in this podcast is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your individual medical needs. By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating.  Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast.  The podcast hosts take no money from affiliate links provided in the show notes.  Podcast Editing by: Chris Godfrey of Godfrey Sound: www.godfreysound.com
Trailer
2021 May 126m 52s
Meet Dr. Shannon a perinatal chiropractor and Doula Rachael a birth doula and childbirth educator. As part of this sneak peek into what is to come with the Aligned Birth Podcast, we thought it would be fun to share what we have planned for this podcast. How we met and what we do and our vision and mission for this podcast. This podcast was created from a desire to share conversations and interviews about topics from pregnancy and birth to motherhood and the importance of a healthy body and mind through it all.  Our goal is to bring you fun, interesting, and helpful conversations that excite you and make you want to learn more.We hope what we share will make an impact and help someone else along their journey.We believe that when you are aligned in body, mind, and your intuition, you can conquer anything!If you like what you are hearing and you don’t want to miss our newest episodes, be sure and tap subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated.Follow us on Instagram:Aligned Birthwww.instagram.com/aligned_birthDr. Shannonwww.instagram.com/sunrise_chiropractic_wellnessDoula Rachaelwww.instagram.com/yourbirthsite_rachCheck out our individual websites:Sunrise Chiropractic and Wellness - www.sunrisechiropracticandwellness.comYour Birth Site - www.yourbirthsite.comDisclaimerThe information shared, obtained, and discussed in this podcast is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your individual medical needs. By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating.  Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast.  The podcast hosts take no money from affiliate links provided in the show notes.
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