Ep. 35: Thank You
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1M ago
I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who has been a part of this podcast community. Your support, your engagement, and your willingness to listen and learn have meant the world to me. It's been an honor to have your ears and your hearts alongside me on this adventure. You can continue to support and stay connected to the Well Worth Watering community through wellworthwatering.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellworthwatering/message ..read more
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Ep. 34: The Sound of Expansion in Birth
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
7M ago
Myth: Birth is loud and filled with screaming and sounds of agony. Truth: We moan, grunt, cry, and sometimes scream yes but we also laugh, sing, or talk. Or go silent. Have you considered what untouched, physiologically typical labor & childbirth sounds like? I explore all of this and more on Episode 34: The Sound of Expansion in Birth. If you're pregnant and in your last trimester, now is the perfect time to take a birth class. Get ready for labor by learning comfort and coping techniques, understanding the stages of labor & birth and discussions that go deeper, penetrating the shallo ..read more
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Ep. 33: Rich Foundations with Dr. Tiffany M. Smith
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
8M ago
On this month's episode I'm sharing a rich conversation with Dr. Tiffany M. Smith, a trailblazing functional psychiatric nurse practitioner, founder of Aroma Functional Nutrition Psychiatry and a visionary who sees a world where mental health care is more than just a pill. Dr. Smith aims to help her patients live better lives by identifying the root cause of their conditions and creating a customized treatment plan that incorporates lifestyle changes, counseling, coaching, and natural supplements. She believes that medication should be a last resort and that empowering her ..read more
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Ep. 32: Seasons of Beauty with Jasmine Mobley
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
9M ago
This episode features a great conversation I had with Jasmine Mobley of Beauty Of The Nile, which makes science-based skin care & skin care infused makeup for skin-of-color. From stretch marks to pregnancy mask, we talked all things pregnancy. Beauty Of The Nile’s mission is to provide effective skin care products to people-of-color so that all know to “Love Your Brown Skin”, to affirm & amplify that all skin tones are beautiful, and to reject colorism. You can get more information at BeautyOfTheNile.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellworthwat ..read more
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Ep. 31: When Motherhood Looks Different with Emelda De Coteau
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
11M ago
Emelda De Coteau—affectionately known as E—is a creative, writer, podcaster and a woman of deep faith. Emelda channels her passions and experiences into deeply meaningful work. When Motherhood Looks Different offers community for mothers raising children with special needs and learning differences as well as mothers facing physical and mental health challenges of their own. The Pray With Our Feet podcast which E co-hosts with her mother, centers progressive Christian faith and social justice. You can follow her work on praywithourfeet.org as well as on Instagram @praywithourfeet. Get the lates ..read more
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Ep. 23: After the Ebb
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1y ago
This episode gets a little personal. I’m talking about a period of ebb that I recently came through, and the urge I felt—if I’m being honest, STILL feel—to get back to “it.” An ebb is defined as “a state or period of weakness, lack of vigour, or decline.” But what do we do with that? That feeling of identifying with what we do as opposed to who we are? I’m talking about it in this episode. Have you heard about my Birth Ed Drop In Sessions? They’re held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7PM EST. Visit wellworthwatering.com/drop-in-sessions for session topics and to register for ..read more
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Ep. 22: Back to Self with Darcel Being
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1y ago
I’m delighted to share this interview with Darcel Being, a life purpose guide, celebrated author of Dear Mamas, along with three children’s books and founder of the ReinventHER™ process and Being Well Community. She is also a wife of over a decade and mother to three children. Darcel is on a mission to be a guiding light for women. She utilizes warm hearted joy to inspire women to make spiritual meaning of life changes, trade chaos for creative inspiration, and discover how the art of transformation turns fear into faith. Our conversation centered postpartum life, one of the most transfor ..read more
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Ep. 21: Let's Talk About It: Transition
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1y ago
This is the third and last in the Let’s Talk About It mini-series, that walks expectant parents through the first stage of labor. We are at the end of Stage 1 once we hit transition, the shortest but most intense part of stage 1. We’ll cover signs and expectations in this episode. Want more? Join me for my monthly drop in sessions. They’re held on the last Wednesday of every month. Visit wellworthwatering.com/calendar for session topics and to register for free. Tell a friend to tell a pregnant friend! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellworthwate ..read more
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Ep. 20: Let's Talk About It: Active Labor
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1y ago
This is the second of a mini-series (Let's Talk About It) that walks expectant parents through the first stage of labor. When you've reach active labor, the waves hit stronger, closer together and with definitive intensity. You are far more likely to have those "this is it!" thoughts. We’ll cover signs and expectations of this second phase of the first stage of labor in this episode. Want more? Join me for my monthly drop in sessions. They’re held on the last Wednesday of every month. Visit wellworthwatering.com/calendar for session topics and to register for free. Tell a friend to t ..read more
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Ep. 19: Let's Talk About It: Early Labor
Well Worth Watering Podcast | Centering black maternal health experiences
by Lou-Ann Wattley Belk
1y ago
This is the first of a mini-series (Let's Talk About It) that walks expectant parents through the first stage of labor. “Will my water break? What should I do?” We’ll cover signs and expectations of early labor in this episode. Want more? Join me for my monthly drop in sessions. They’re held on the last Wednesday of every month. Visit wellworthwatering.com/calendar for session topics and to register for free. Tell a friend to tell a pregnant friend! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wellworthwatering/message ..read more
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