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Birds and Bees Podcast is a sex positive education podcast with a specific goal in mind, to empower parents and couples to have sexual health conversations with each other and with their children. We strive to meet this goal by interviewing experts in their respective fields to provide listeners with tools to discuss topics in regards to: sexual development, building intimate connection, sexual health and healthy communication. We believe parents should have a source of reliable information they can turn to as they teach their kids about sexuality. Many parents feel they don’t know enough about sex to answer their child’s questions, how to bring up sexual topics, when to bring them up etc. We want this podcast to be your personal reference you can turn to when you have questions.
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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 25, 2018

In this episode, Braxton interviews Nathan Morris RNC of the University of Utah labor and delivery Triage Center. They cover the basics of what to expect in the last trimester and pre-birth experience.

Topics include: body reactions, signs of false labor, how to save yourself from an ER visit, what to have with you during birth, the roles of doulas, midwives, and doctors. Medicated vs un-medicated births, Cesarean Sections and the pitfalls of shame that many parents find themselves in when comparing their experiences with others.

 

Braxton explores Nathan’s experiences of being a charge nurse that oversees 5 to 10 births each day he work. Both explore the supports that are available to expecting mothers, and how you can best be ready for a new addition to the family. Nathan provides specific options for partners wanting to be better prepared and supportive for the birth. This episode covers many common questions women and their partners have about labor and birth.

We welcome your comments and would love to hear your experiences! If you enjoyed the show please consider leaving a review on iTunes this helps the show reach more people. Thank you for your support.

 

*Disclaimer* While Nathan is a professional, and has wonderful advice for individuals going through pregnancy. Each person’s experience will vary. The information given in this podcast is to provide an overall understanding of what could occur, and how to prepare for it. It should not be used as a replacement to your primary caregiver, or the professionals supporting you in your birth experience. If you have any questions or concerns consult your medical provider for your specific needs.

 

 

Resources for Birth:

 University of Utah Triage Center 801-587-9500

 Baby Your Baby: www.babyyourbaby.org

 Creating Your Birthing Plans: https://birthingbetter.org/two-valuable-birth-plans/

Finding a Doula: http://utahdoulas.org/

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Feb 25, 2018

On this episode Birds and Bees Podcast talks with Monica Ashton, LCSW Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group in Salt Lake City Utah. We explore the complexities and experiences of Pregnancy loss and infertility.

Monica discusses research on maternal mental health, how many people experience infertility issues, including miscarriages. She identifies the reactions she sees in her office, who she works with, ways she supports couples, and common issues that arise in intimacy.

We get to know some of Monica’s recommendations for couples who are experiencing difficulty with becoming pregnant, how to keep sex from becoming mechanical, and how to build intimacy while navigating this difficult process. She also covers self-care practices for individuals.

She provides invaluable information for friends and family who want to support a couple experiencing infertility. Specific “do” and “don’t” actions for those trying to support a loved one.

 

Resources:

Monica Ashton's Bio The Healing Group http://thehealinggroup.com/provider/monica-ashton-lcsw

Resolve.org

Infertility Group Monica

 

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Feb 25, 2018

Braxton Dutson and Alisha Worthington talk candidly about child sexual development from birth to adulthood and beyond. Alisha pulls from her many years as a sex educator, and as a mother of seven children, to answer common questions parents have about their child’s sexual development. Children go through many sexual developments such as: running around naked, masturbation, playing doctor, asking about sexual practices, just to name a few. Alisha and Braxton dive into some simple actions you can take as a parent to understand the development of your child and how to manage the feelings of uncertainty you may feel as a parent.

Because of the impossibility to pinpoint exact ages when kids and adolescents experience (or don’t experience) certain developments. We talk in approximate ages you may see certain behaviors.

Attention! Due to the nature of the topic, anatomically correct body terms are used in the show (ex. Penis, Vulva, Vagina etc.) as well as some examples of slang teens may ask their parents to define. The content of this show is meant to educate on a broad spectrum, and should not be used in lieu of a primary care physician. If you are concerned about your child’s development, please seek out individualized professional support.

 

Resources:     

It’s Not The Stork”   Robie H. Harris

The Amazing You”   Gail Saltz

The Care & Keeping of YOU” (1 and 2) Valorie Lee Schaefer

 “For Goodness Sex” Al Vernacchio

Feb 25, 2018

I had a conversation with Paige Miller. She is a Nurse and Student Nurse Midwife currently studying the ways in which pregnant women get information about pregnancy. We discuss her passion for helping women be informed about all the changes and expectations of pregnancy, and what to ask your provider during your pregnancy.

In her research Paige has found a gap of information in regards to understanding healthy sexual practices during pregnancy. Paige and I uncover the myths, the facts, what to expect, and most importantly, How to increase intimacy and connection with your partner during the first, second and third trimester.

Braxton conducted an unofficial study of his own on Facebook, and reports his findings of "what you wish you would have known about pregnancy." Paige identifies patterns women may see in pregnancy, and how to increase sexual satisfaction during and after pregnancy.

Attention: This episode is to support you in understanding the facts, myths, possible expectations of pregnancy and how to continue improving intimacy with your partner. Each person's experience is different, and the information in this podcast is not to be used as a substitute for expert medical advice. Contact your provider for specific questions about your pregnancy.

Feb 25, 2018

Braxton Dutson discusses the complexities of sexual fluidity with Lisa M. Diamond Professor of Psychology and gender studies and Author of Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire (2008).

Lisa identifies how her research lead to a greater understanding of Sexual Fluidity, and understanding the complexities that are often overlooked in a "straight, Gay or Bi society." Lisa identifies ways parents can best react to their children who are dealing with changes to their sexual identity. She gives meaningful suggestions on how to best address the array of emotions that can come during this time.

We discuss how sexual preference is impacted, how homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual individuals all experience Sexual Fluidity to one degree or another. We specifically discuss parental concerns and experiences, and how to apply the LEAD with Love principles to continue building loving relationships with your loved ones as you both process the changes occurring.

Feb 25, 2018

I sat down with Auburn Meisner LMSW from Colorado. In this episode we discuss the rising use of electronics devices/internet, children's emotional interactions, cyber-bullying, sexting, and exposure to sexually explicit material through pornography.

We were also joined by Kamaile Tripp from The Island Wave Podcast, Asia Raine Dutson a mother of 6 children and owner of AsiaRaineDesigns.com and Brittany Golden a mother of 2 and owner of B Golden Jewelry School to discuss their experience and how they approached the topic of sex, pornography and cyber-bullying.

We Discuss how parents can create supportive and healthy conversations with their children to help protect them from electronic dangers, unhealthy electronic relationships, building a relationship with your child, protect them from cyber-bullying and pornography.

Feb 21, 2018

Shaun Miller Human Sexuality Researcher

Braxton caught up with a human sexuality researcher, Shaun Miller, to discuss the methods parents can use to help develop sexual resiliency. Braxton and Shaun explore the complexities of developing traits such as resiliency and courage in children, let alone in a sexual context. Braxton divulges his embarrassing prom night "at the door" experience. They present methods to teach personal values to your children and how to use real-life experiences to support your teens.  Shaun discusses how "showing up" as a parent and choosing to support your child in decision making and autonomy help develop resiliency. Two research articles were brought to the table to help identify how schools are supporting resiliency development. Ultimately they discover the keys to failure, value development, and allowing for growth. 

Shaun Miller Blog: https://shaunmiller.blog/

Coffee and Research Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coffeeandresearch/

Article discussed in the episode: https://www.theatlantic.com/.../how-kids-really.../480744/


Article discussed in the episode: https://www.theguardian.com/.../science-resilience-how-to...

Article discussed in the episode: https://link.springer.com/cha.../10.1007/978-94-017-9909-6_4

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Feb 1, 2018

Braxton sits down with Marty Liccardo, MS to discuss teaching children bystander intervention skills. Marty discusses what bystander intervention is, how parents can use it themselves and how to teach children to appropriately interviene in unjust situations. Braxton and Marty explore the challenges youth face when standing up for other people and how this affects their desire and ability to react in situations where retaliation may occur. They discuss other ways to provide support without confronting the person directly.

Show Links:

Marty Liccardo: http://www.martyliccardo.com/

Department of Health "Upstanding"

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