Emily is a trained birth and postpartum doula, midwife assistant, birth control doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, and holds a degree in counseling and mentoring. She has been working with newborns and families since age seven and her goal is to be able to take women’s hands during puberty and walk with them through every stage of reproductive health. She has been tracking her cycle for the past 3 years!
Kelsey is a labor and delivery registered nurse in New York City. She pursued a nursing career in in-patient obstetrics, and is certified as a lactation counselor (CLC) and childbirth educator. She’s also interested in documenting women’s stories. She completed a 12-week certification in film making at New York Film Academy.
In today’s episode we talk about Kelsey & Emily’s recent trip across the United States! Kelsey and Emily recently took a 3 month tour of the States where they offered free reproductive health classes in over 60 locations. They funded their trip through a successful Kickstarter campaign, and I can’t wait to hear more about their travels!
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- What inspired Kelsey and Emily to pack up and travel across the United States to teach reproductive health classes?
- What was their experience like connecting with so many women in so many different communities sharing reproductive health information?
- Why they continued their quest even after being robbed and left with nothing but the clothes on their back
- The incredible kindness they experienced along their journey
- Why is it important for women to have access to information about their reproductive health?
- How to reconcile the joy of learning this amazing information with the grief of not having learned it earlier
- What is a birth control doula?
- Why isn’t menstrual pain taken that seriously by the medical community?
- The issue of access that many women face when seeking important services and information
- Understanding and advocating for your rights
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic