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After a lengthy update on our Indie Birth Institute, I get to have a fun chat with myself about twins! I am fascinated by 2 babies growing in one human at once; and I share my own experiences, stories and even some myths around why I think twin mamas are treated so differently. Is there […]

A Chat About Twins

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I’m all about women birthing in their power, so who’s telling who what they need or don’t need? In this podcast, I give a brief update on the ever-manifesting birth place/center that we’re working on (we’re calling it the Indie Birth Midwifery Institute) and then I launch into embellishing a recent Instagram post I did […]

The “You Don’t Need Anything to Birth” Line

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Jennifer graciously shares her origin story with us, including her own birth experiences (2 midwife attended and one freebirth), her journey of learning about birth from Gloria Lemay, Jeannine Parvati Baker, Whapio and Michel Odent, two birth center apprenticeship experiences, and the multiple initiations and reckonings she has experienced that have brought her to a […]

Another Conversation with Jennifer Summerfeldt: Her Origin Story and Eschewing Even the Radical Rules Around Birth

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This is an edited version of live chat I did in November 2020. I live here in Minnesota and I guess for the sake of shorthand it’s a blue state, and we are known for being “Minnesota nice”. So if you haven’t heard this term, it’s this idea that Minnesotan’s will do typically anything they […]

Musings on Mask Mandates

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On my morning walks I have been listening on Audible to the book Braiding Sweetgrass and I really highly recommend. It is an amazing book for anyone who is interested in living in a way that is more harmonious with the Earth. So the chapter I was listening to recently was about the question “how […]

What the heck is a “wild pregnancy”?

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“I want to be a doula/midwife but I haven’t had kids yet. Does it matter?” I get asked this question ALL the time by aspiring doulas and midwives. I have meant to make this episode for a long time and I’m so glad I did. I share a little bit about how it has been […]

Being a Birth Worker Before Having Kids + How Having Babies Impacted Me as a Midwife

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Here it is: 12 minutes that we are asking you to please listen to, and share far and wide. We do not know WHO this vision will resonate with, or what will come in to make this a reality. In this podcast, I outline the what, where, why and how about this important and massive […]

The Vision of an (Indie Birth) Birth Retreat Center

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Amanda Alappat is a homebirth mother of two, a preconception to postpartum coach, birth doula and facilitator of women’s circles, retreats and programs. Though she experienced two very different births, she’s come to learn that how you birth truly does matter and that each experience is an opportunity to step into and own our fullest […]

The Answers Are Within Us: Amanda’s Birth Stories and The Confidence That Birth Can Give You In the Face of Life’s Challenges 

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In this podcast, I talk about creating the bubble of energy and vibration that feels important to me as the midwife when waiting on mama’s to birth. We end up separating ourselves in a way from “normal” life, much like a pregnant mama does at the end of her pregnancy. I’d love to hear your […]

Being in the Bubble As the Midwife

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