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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!

Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19 – Changing Education Formats to Meet Student Needs with Anne Wright, MS, Manager of Perinatal Patient Education at Texas Children’s Women’s Pavillion

    Many hospitals have pared their class offerings down to core classes and moved them online. Join us to hear Anne’s story about what those changes have meant for Anne, her staff, and the students.   Anne Wright’s background is in education. She spent 10 years working for Continental Airlines providing leadership development training to over 5,000 leaders worldwide. During that time, Anne developed a desire… Read More »

Healthcare in the Time of COVID: Working as a Lactation Consultant in the Hospital Setting During the Pandemic with Beverly Wilhelm, RN, BSN, IBCLC.

  Learn how an experienced IBCLC navigates to serve breastfeeding moms and babies in the hospital setting during the time of COVID-19.  Beverly Wilhelm is a Registered Nurse of 25 years and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant of 15 years in Women’s Services (primarily NICU and Mom/Baby). She has worked at hospitals in Atlanta, Dallas, and the Denver metro area. An Atlanta native, she has lived in Denver… Read More »

Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: The Impact on a Colorado Labor and Delivery Unit with Carla Love, RN, BSN, of UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Today, we discuss how COVID-19 is impacting labor and delivery units.  Carla shares the challenges and positive aspects of working with families during birth and postpartum. She also talks about how this pandemic is changing her outlook and self care, for the better.   Carla has been in the healthcare field since 2000 and a nurse since 2003. The primary focus of her nursing is Women and Family… Read More »


Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: Lab Experience in the Urgency to Create COVID Testing with Dawn Dudley, Ph.D. of University of Wisconsin-Madison

  In the second episode in our COVID–19 series, we speak with Dawn Dudley, Ph.D. to explore the processes of creating a rapid COVID-19 test in one lab in Wisconsin.  When it became apparent that diagnostic tests for coronavirus were unavailable to most people with symptoms who were not hospitalized, Dawn began working with another scientist in the laboratory to try… Read More »

Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring Perinatal Mental Health with Trauma Specialist Sharon Storton, MA, MS, Canadian RMFT, registered Psychologist of Beyond Psychology, Inc.

  In this episode, we will discuss the mental-health needs of families birthing babies during a time of crisis.  We will explore what unique issues pregnant and new families have now and how a therapist can provide needed support.  We speak with Sharon Storton, a Canadian Registered Psychologist, a Couple and Family Therapist, and a Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in perinatal mental health and women’s wellness. Sharon has worked with families… Read More »

Season 3 Episode 8: Intimate Partner Violence in Teens with Mary Jo Podgurski of The Academy for Adolescent Health

  First love is often thought of as special, sweet and innocent.  But sometimes that relationship can turn toxic.  As health professionals, we can make a difference in a young person’s life. In this episode we will discuss how pregnant and parenting teens are affected by abuse from a dating partner.  We will also learn… 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.