The Midwives' Cauldron

The Midwives' Cauldron

Hosted by: Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed

Join us as we hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble our way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation, and womanhood. We tackle and discuss a variety of topics within the sphere of womanhood, birth, and lactation and...


An interview with Jane Hardwicke Collings

Season #1 Episode #5

In this episode, we have the absolute delight of interviewing Jane Hardwicke Collings about women's rites of passage and how they shape our lives. We pay particular attention to the peri-menopause and the role of...
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Induction of labour from the baby's perspective

Season #1 Episode #4

Join us as we delve deeper into induction of labour through the early postnatal lens. We discuss the impact of induction on the baby, and on the mother's lactation, looking at ways to ensure all mothers and infants...
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The herstory of modern birth practices

Season #1 Episode #3

In this episode, we take a step back in time and a short but deep dive into history from a female perspective. We explore how ideas about women and their bodies have led to the birthing practices we see today. We...
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Introducing the midwives and their cauldron

Season #1 Episode #2

Welcome to episode 1, where we chat about how Rachel and Katie met, how our careers in midwifery evolved, and our plans for future podcast episodes. Join us as we invite you into our world of midwifery, education,...
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The Midwives' Cauldron – Trailer Season 1

Season #1 Episode #1

Join Katie James RM, IBCLC and Dr. Rachel Reed RM, PhD as they hubble, bubble, toil and trouble their way through aspects of midwifery, birth, lactation and womanhood. Support the show...
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