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Our podcasts feature enlightening interviews with health educators, leaders, influencers, and advocates in maternal-child health who focus on transforming care through education. Tune in, learn, and be inspired by these empowering leaders who are passionate about making a difference—just like you. Podcast themes include innovation in the classroom, best care practices, new guidelines, patient/client engagement, and marketing/outreach. You’ll get ideas you can implement right away!

Season 6 Episode 4: Mother-Baby Bond: How Attachment Changes the Epigenome, Brain Development, and Health Outcomes with Laurel Wilson of MotherJourney

The words bonding and attachment are common words, but what is the deeper meaning behind those words for new parents and their newborns or yet-to-be born babies?  How can parents connect with their newborn in utero?  How will the attachment before and after the baby is born affect the epigenomes, brain development, and future health… Read More »

Season 6 Episode 3: Adult Learning Principles Make a Difference in Your Classroom with Kristen Gosse, MEd, of InJoy Health Education

  This episode was recorded on 5/23/22    The students and patients that you interact with have far different expectations for learning than a K-12 student.  They are with you for a very specific reason and expect you to give them relevant information they can use right away that they can incorporate with what they… Read More »

Season 6 Episode 2: Practice Makes Perfect: Creating a Gender Inclusive Learning Environment with with Maura Jo Lynch, MA, SBD, RMT, CPFE, MCPDC, MBE, MCE of Center Song

Creating an atmosphere conducive to learning includes ensuring that your students feel understood and accepted in the classroom.  Listen in as we get practical advice from Maura Jo, who has been practicing the principles of gender inclusivity in her life and classroom for over 15 years. You’ll pick up things you can use right away… Read More »


Season 6 Episode 1: Reach More Parents with Blended, Virtual, & In-Person Classes with Evelyn Turner, MSN, RNC-MNN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST of The University of Chicago Medicine

      Reaching more parents with solid prenatal education is the goal for most educators and hospitals.  Learning a new way to do that was challenging in 2020 but through creativity and problem solving, many educators –just like our guest– found ways to be sure the parents they serve continued to learn.  Join us… Read More »

Season 5, Episode 7: Breastfeeding Support Through La Leche League International with Christina Faulkenburg

  Note: This episode was recorded in early 2021. Some of the details in this episode may have changed In 1956, Marian Tompson and Mary White, along with five other women, gathered to breastfeed their babies under a tree at a church picnic in Illinois when they were approached by mothers with questions, showing interest and looking for advice… Read More »

Season 5 Episode 6: Birth Is Not a Spectator Sport: The Important Role of Doulas in Childbirth and Postpartum with Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, IBCLC

  The concept and role of a doula is better understood these days by parents and health professionals, but the reality of a doula’s life may still be a mystery to some.  Today we will explore how Julie, who has practiced as a doula for 29 years, impacts the lives of the families she’s assisted as she shares her insights of life as a doula.   Julie Brill is the author of the… Read More »

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About Your Show Host


Debbie is the Customer Relations Manager at InJoy. Working with families as an educator and doula since 1987 and after using InJoy products in her work since 1994, Debbie joined the InJoy team in 2013. She continues to be involved with families as a doula and a childbirth educator on a part-time basis. She teaches, writes and speaks on various birth, postpartum and building family subjects. Debbie is a past president of DONA International and was the Managing Editor for the International Doula for eight years.

She has a BA in Health Promotion: Women’s Health and is working toward a Master’s in Leadership through Grand Canyon University. Debbie has interviewed many leading professionals in the Maternal/Child field.