Episode 8: Interview with Anietie Ukpe-Wallace from The Masterful Art of Self-Care

podcast Jan 08, 2020

We're now into the New Year! For January 2020 I'm hosting a 30 Day 5 Minute Movement Challenge over on my social media pages (Facebook and Instagram). To find all the details of how to participate and to possibly win some awesome prizes, click here!

Episode 8 of the Thriving Birth Worker Podcast is an awesome interview with Anietie (Tia) Ukpe-Wallace.

Trigger Warning

I want to gently provide a trigger warning for miscarriage and stillborn birth. In today's episode Tia shares vulnerably...

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Episode 7: My Diastasis Recti Story

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Diastasis Recti is a topic I get super passionate about.

Topics covered in this episode: 

  • My story of having Diastasis Recti
  • My healing journey- what steps I took to heal my 5-6 finger gap over the course of a year
  • How my healing lead into my training to now serve the prenatal and postnatal community
  • The anatomy of Diastasis
  • Brief synopsis of understanding how we measure a DR
  • Understanding how forces impact healing 
  • Why how we define a diastasis recti matters
  • Can you have a DR...
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Episode 6: Interview with Annemarie Everett and Haley Shevener from PopUpLift

podcast Dec 25, 2019

In this episode I get the chance to chat with the incredible ladies from PopUpLift!

Annemarie Everett, DPT. WCS is a pelvic floor physical therapist who works primarily with perinatal clients. Haley Shevener, CSCS, is a perinatal exercise specialist and mom with POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse). Annemarie and Haley share a passion for evidence-guided information, supportive resources and community. Together, they formed POP UP with the intension of changing the narrative on POP.

To address their...

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Podcast Episode 5: Interview with Lindsey Vestal, Occupational Therapist

podcast Dec 18, 2019

Lindsey Vestal owns The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications. She has trained with Herman & Wallace Institute,...

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Becoming the Expert of Your Own Body

blog Dec 10, 2019

Becoming the Expert of Your Own Body

What if movement was bigger than exercise, but in a less overwhelming and practical sense? What if you knew how to incorporate movement into your everyday life, not because you feel like you have to or should, but because you know exactly what your body needs to feel amazing at the end of every day?


I like to think of myself as a movement coach, similar to a life coach or a nutritionist combined, but for your movement life and 'diet'. Most of us...

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Episode 4: Interview with Dr. Erin Bowe

podcast Dec 09, 2019

Dr. Erin Bowe is a Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist and coach in Victoria supporting birth workers through birth work. After watching her own Doula struggling to process the unfolding of her second traumatic birth it occurred to her – where is the support? where is the trauma informed practice? 

She has over 10 years experience working in private practice assisting women and families with perinatal support before and during pregnancy, and even...

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Episode 3: Interview with Kim Vopni - The Vagina Coach

podcast Dec 09, 2019

Kim is on a mission to break through taboos and redefine how we think about women’s health - and just to be clear... Light Bladder Leakage is NOT 'just part of being a woman'.

She's passionate about wanting women to know how to connect to their pelvic floor so they can overcome challenges like incontinence and organ prolapse and regain a sense of control and power in their lives. 

She's combined everything she's learned in from my own pregnancies and...

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Episode 2: Compassionate Boundaries: Learning to Stay in our Lanes and Knowing When and How To Refer Out

podcast Dec 03, 2019

In this episode I discuss how to have compassionate boundaries, with ourselves and our clients as well as the strategies for learning to stay within our expertise and breaking down when and how to refer out to other professionals.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Balancing our clients comfort and trust with us and knowing what we can and cannot do
  • Balance between ego- not wanting people to think that we don’t have all the answers
  • Financial- if we refer out, we might lose...
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Episode 1: Who am I? and Why a Podcast For Birth Workers?

podcast Nov 21, 2019

Hello, I'm Erin Underwood!

Whether you're a midwife, doula, OBGYN, or labor and delivery nurse I'm passionate about supporting you as you support others! In this first episode I share my journey and my "why" behind this endeavor to create a community for education and support for anyone serving in the birthing community.


Topics covered in this episode:

  • My background in movement and teaching
  • How motherhood affected my body 
  • My healing process from diastasis recti and pelvic organ...
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How to Achieve Your Deep Squat

Let’s talk squats!

Squatting is what is called a natural movement. A movement that you would see someone do to live their life if we didn’t have all the chairs, cars, running water and modern conveniences.

For many of my clients a squat is a personal goal of there’s, and I love helping them move towards that goal!

The squat also is a movement that requires a lot of moving parts to be lined up in our body to actually happen, a unique combination of mobility and strength.


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