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Down to Birth

Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig

Join Cynthia Overgard and Trisha Ludwig 1-2 times every week for evidence-based straight talk on having a safe and informed birth, which starts with determining if you've hired the right provider. We have 30 years' experience between us and have served thousands of women and couples. Listen to our clients' birth stories and roundtable episodes, and submit your questions for our monthly Q&A episodes at Follow us on Instagram at @downtobirthshow. Join our worldwide community. Become informed, empowered, and have a great time in the process. We have weekly prenatal and postpartum support groups for our listeners as well. We're all about connection and supporting our listeners - join us!

Recent Episodes

Intuitive Eating For Pregnant & Postpartum Moms: Interview with Jaren Soloff, RD, IBCLCApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork #92 | Postpartum Mini: Rethinking Self-CareApril 12, 2021 Episode artwork #91 | Colleen's VBAC: Relying on Instinct over ProviderApril 07, 2021 Episode artwork #90 | March Q&A: Ultrasounds; VBAC Providers; Vaginal Exams; PPD in Pregnancy; Exploring Home Birth; Distraction Techniques in LaborMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork #89 | Birth Story Mini: Kimberly's Unplanned Home BirthMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork #88 | Jamie's Unattended Freebirth with TwinsMarch 24, 2021 Episode artwork #87 | Postpartum Rage: The Outburst-Guilt-Shame CycleMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork #86 | Breastfeeding Mini: The Three Most Common Challenges for Breastfeeding MomsMarch 15, 2021 Episode artwork #85 | Understanding Gestational Diabetes with Dietitian Leslee FlanneryMarch 10, 2021 Episode artwork #84 | Lynne's Last Minute Home Birth After Two C-Sections March 03, 2021 Episode artwork #83 | February Q&A: Plus-Size Pregnancy; What to Wear During Birth; Waking a Sleeping Baby; Implications of a Subchorionic Hematoma; Waterbirth & Baby's First Breath; Best Times to Pump February 24, 2021 Episode artwork #82 | Birth Story Mini: Stefanie's Home Birth After C-Section (HBAC)February 22, 2021 Episode artwork #81 | Andrea Left the Hospital AMA (Against Medial Advice) to Avoid InductionFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork #80 | Roundtable: Mothers Who've MiscarriedFebruary 10, 2021 Episode artwork #79 | Cynthia Mini: What is Medical Rhetoric?February 08, 2021 Episode artwork #78 | Christina's Run From Induction to a Home Birth with Group B StrepFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork #77 | January Q&A: Co-sleeping; Prodromal Labor; Switching Providers; Third Babies; Conceiving While Breastfeeding; Vaginal Dryness; Baby-Led Weaning; Hep-Locks and IVsJanuary 27, 2021 Episode artwork #76 | Birth Story Mini: Tara's Empowered Birth During CovidJanuary 25, 2021 Episode artwork #75 | Fetal Monitoring and Fetal Distress with Midwife-Author Amy RomanoJanuary 20, 2021 Episode artwork #74 | Table For Five: Author Ted Yang Gives Voice To Fathers Who've Lost A BabyJanuary 13, 2021 Episode artwork #73 | Trisha Mini: The Six Week Postpartum Visit: No, I'm Not Ready to Have Sex January 11, 2021 Episode artwork #72 | The Winding Road Through Postpartum with Claude Racine-ValinskyJanuary 06, 2021 Episode artwork #71 | December Q&A: Postpartum Hair Loss; Fear of Childbirth; Sex During Pregnancy; Postpartum Resentment; Induction for High Blood Pressure; A Mother's Stress on Baby; Co-Lactation in Same-Sex ParentsDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork #70 | Home Birth on Little Cranberry Island Breaks 93-Year StreakDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork #69 | Birth Story Mini: Courtney's Birth Managing Rh Incompatibility with RhoGam December 21, 2020 Episode artwork