Homecoming Podcast

Homecoming Podcast

By Chae Pounds and Isis Rose

At Homecoming, we address two myths: 1) Hospitals are the safest place to give birth and 2) Black families don't birth at home. We broadcast how Black families birth in love and choose to birth at home, unassisted or with midwives. We interview parents, birth workers, cloth diaper enthusiasts and also feature stories of hospital transfer during planned home births and even stories of loss. Join us as we discover Black homebirth stories in the context of the national crisis in maternal and infant health. In spite of the statistics, we DO have beautiful births! Welcome home.

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07/01/20

2.10 Keeping it All the Way Real with Nicole Deggins, CNM.

"Birth is the Revolution," y'all! This week Isis and Chae interview Sista Midwife, Nicole Deggins, CNM, who is one of the leading birth advocacy experts in the US. Nicole, a NOLA native, is a sought-after trainer, public speaker, and community educatRead more

06/04/20

2.9 Holding Space for Grief and Healing with Tayo Mbande

Show dedication: In Loving Memory of Tayo's father--DeShon Reddick, Sr. “Demo,” The King of B Boy Soul. Isis and Chae open this episode discussing self-care and its importance in pregnancy and postpartum healing. Chae also mentions her love for moxibRead more

05/22/20

2.8 Jeanine Valrie Logan: Illinois Midwife and Breastfeeding Advocate

Isis and Chae interview Jeanine Valrie Logan, MPH, CLS. Jeanine is a Chicago-based advanced practice midwife, certified lactation education specialist, youth ally, homebirth mama, ecofeminist, podcaster, and homeschooler. In this episode, Jeanine disRead more

02/27/20

2.7 Chae Births Moziah at Home

After experiencing emotional ups and downs during pregnancy, including a false diagnosis, Chae had a beautiful home birth! Chae decided to birth unassisted although she did have the support of her birth team including her husband Mensa. In Season 1, Read more

01/23/20

2.6 Stacey and Tommy's Unassisted Home Birth Story -- Part II

Alabama-based homesteading business owners, wellness practitioners, and bee keepers, Stacey and Tommy Fluker describe their unassisted birth in Alabama. After being supported by midwives for their first two home births, Stacey and Tommy felt comfortaRead more

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