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Birthing Instincts

The birth world can be overwhelming for parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Midwife Blyss Young and their combined 55+ years of experience are here to support you in this beautiful rite of passage.


Join the weekly conversation as we blend wisdom and humor in discussing our recent births, the latest research, traditional healing, and instinctual birth.  

Episodes

#231 Genetic Testing & Medical Misinformation, Who are the Super Spreaders?
Show Details1hr 21min
#230 Labs & Jabs!
Show Details1hr 19min
#229 Stop the Sugarcoating: Pregnancy & Diabetes
Show Details1hr 25min
#228 It's a Constitutional & Human Right! with Hermine Hayes-Klein
Show Details1hr 10min
#227 Navigating the Crossroads
Show Details1hr 17min
#226 The Decline of Reason Continues: More Absurdity on the Injection and Ivermectin
Show Details1hr 10min
#225 Cultivating a Work-Life Balance
Show Details1hr 19min
#224 Legally Kidnapping Children: CPS Horror Stories
Show Details1hr 12min
#223 The Truth About the American Medical Association
Show Details1hr 12min
#222 Breech Birth Review & What You Need to Know About Group B Strep
Show Details1hr 20min
#221 Corruption in Modern Science
Show Details1hr 19min
#220 Bringing the Sexy Back into Fertility with Ivy Joeva
Show Details1hr 50min
#219: Mask Mandates, Stubborn Twins, and Where the Name Birthing Instincts Came From
Show Details1hr 5min
#218: The Power of Midwives, Medical Misinformation, and Making Your Own Decisions with Alex and Gabe Basso
Show Details1hr 17min
#217: Hope Gets A Makeover
Show Details1hr 5min
#216: It’s Still All Wrong
Show Details57min 9s
#215: Let’s Reimagine Managing
Show Details1hr 8min
#214: Stop the F@#kery!
Show Details1hr 10min
#213: Trolling for Twins
Show Details1hr 25min
#212: Full of Surprises!
Show Details1hr 2min
#211: What Mammals Know and We Have Forgotten
Show Details1hr 7min
#210: Deliver Us From Eva with Eva Thies
Show Details54min 15s
#209: Professionally Responsible???
Show Details1hr 10min
#208: Nature is smarter than the CEO of Moderna
Show Details1hr 7min
#207: Informed Consent Quandary
Show Details1hr 5min
#206: The Long and Winding Road
Show Details1hr 1min
#205: No Place Like Home
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #204: Coming Clean
Show Details57min 54s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #203: It’s the Simple Things
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #202: Sanity Warning ⚠️: Less Hysteria, More Hiking
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #201: Commonplace Does Not Equal Correctness
Show Details1hr 3min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #200: Conform or Else!
Show Details59min 35s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #199: What They Say & What it Means
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #198: No Power in Yes
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #197: Blyss on the Rocks
Show Details1hr 4min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #196: Special Powers
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #195: What A Year!
Show Details1hr 5min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #194: Different Species!
Show Details58min 50s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #193: Birthing People
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #192: Priorities Amuck
Show Details1hr 3min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #191: Complicating the Simple
Show Details1hr 1min
Podcast #190: Epidurals are not Candy!
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #189: The End of Absurdity
Show Details59min 3s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat #20
Show Details1hr 8min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat #19
Show Details1hr 9min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat #18
Show Details58min 17s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 17
Show Details1hr 4min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat #16
Show Details49min 50s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Fireside Chat #15
Show Details59min 28s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Fireside Chat #14
Show Details58min 39s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Fireside Chat #13
Show Details59min 30s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Fireside Chat Session 12
Show Details1hr 10min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 11
Show Details1hr 3min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Fireside Chat #10
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 9
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 8
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat session 7
Show Details56min 17s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 6
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat session 5
Show Details1hr 4min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 4
Show Details1hr
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Fireside Chat Session 3
Show Details1hr
Dr. Stu’s Podcast: Live Fireside Chat Session 2
Show Details1hr 1min
Fireside Chat Session 1
Show Details1hr 51min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 168: Helping in Haiti
Show Details57min 41s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #167: Raindrops on Roses
Show Details59min 36s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #166: Pieces Missing!
Show Details53min 45s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 165: Miracles Around Us
Show Details53min 6s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #164: Provoking Thought
Show Details48min 31s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #163: Falling Behind….Learning to Adapt…..Winning!
Show Details1hr 4min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #162: Let’s Talk About Skye
Show Details1hr 4min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #161: The Authors Report No Conflict of Interest
Show Details46min 27s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast # 160: Homebirth Twins Go Viral
Show Details49min 9s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #159: Homebirth Cesarean, (not podcast 158)!
Show Details55min 25s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #158: “Over-reacting”, not podcast 159!
Show Details47min 51s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #157: Last Incubator on the Left
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #156: Two Dum Dums on a Couch with Microphones
Show Details55min 15s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #155: Here’s YOUR placenta, that will be $800!
Show Details55min 17s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #154: “It’s time for Johnny to get vaccinated:
Show Details1hr 1min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #153: “Capturing the Moment”: Birth is a life event, not a procedure.
Show Details55min 53s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #151: Subtle Coercion is Still Coercion
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #150: Taking Care of Yourself Doesn’t Mean Me First; It Means Me Too.
Show Details1hr 3min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #149: Community Based Birth, Uniting the Silos
Show Details59min 6s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #148: A Calm & Confident OB
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #147: California Silliness
Show Details52min 16s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 146: Low Carbs & Castor Oil
Show Details52min 31s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #145: Life Renews Itself
Show Details53min 9s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #144: A Gross of Podcasts
Show Details49min 23s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #143: Who is Meghan Markle and has she finally had her baby?
Show Details49min 41s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #142: Mandates Destroy Medicine
Show Details53min 56s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #141: Non-Intervention Intervention”
Show Details55min 11s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #139: Why Do We Do That?
Show Details57min 37s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 138: #Midwifery Rising!
Show Details58min 17s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Special Edition: “These Are My Hours”
Show Details57min 2s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #137: Headlines “Fail to Deliver” Once Again
Show Details52min 25s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #136: It’s Personal & Professional
Show Details43min 27s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 135: More Useful Idiots than Actual Idiots!
Show Details56min 33s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #134:A Nightmare on Atlantic Blvd
Show Details53min 41s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #133: A Blyss Full Week
Show Details43min 12s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #132: If I’ve Told You Once I’ve Told you a Thousand Times!
Show Details52min 30s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #131: More Questions Than Answers
Show Details51min 43s
Dr Stu’s Podcast #130: Stage 2 Thinking
Show Details44min 28s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #129: Thank you, Portugal!
Show Details46min 59s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #128: Choosing Wisely
Show Details47min 15s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #127: Tangled Heads
Show Details48min 22s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #126: “42 is The Atomic Number of Molybdenum”.
Show Details46min 53s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast # 125: More Midwives of ANY Color
Show Details42min 4s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #124: Sara’s Story
Show Details47min 38s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #123: Looking Fondly Back at 2017
Show Details44min 31s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #122: Congratulations, It’s a…….Burger?!
Show Details47min 59s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #121: An Affair to Dismember
Show Details40min 1s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #120: VBAC Guidelines Redux
Show Details42min 25s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #119: It’s Still the Content of Your Character!
Show Details44min 46s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #118 : “Nebraska Birth Keeper”
Show Details41min 7s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #117: Remember to Breathe
Show Details43min 14s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #116: Can There Be Certainty?
Show Details44min 2s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #115: Collaboration & Respect
Show Details41min 49s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast 114: “Consent for a Forced Cesarean!”
Show Details41min 34s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast#113: Access to Coverage Does Not Mean Access to Care
Show Details44min 28s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast Special Edition: Georgia on My Mind
Show Details1hr 2min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #112: A Seamless Transition
Show Details43min 19s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #111: Stranger in a Strange Land
Show Details43min 51s
Dr Stu’s Podcast #110: Mandatory HPV Vaccine, Move Along, Nothing to See Here
Show Details37min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #109: Safety vs. Risk, an anatomy lesson in politics.
Show Details39min 1s
Dr. Stus Podcast #108: More Breech Confusion
Show Details45min 16s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #107: We’re Back!
Show Details36min 13s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #106 : Obstetric(ian) Violence!
Show Details39min 57s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #105: The Sleep Police, Mother Nature & Misinformation
Show Details44min 10s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #104: Surrendering Our Autonomy
Show Details39min 21s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #103: Pounding the Nail Back In #StandWithSears
Show Details36min 2s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #102: Birth, It’s Not That Complicated!
Show Details36min 21s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #101: The Actual Truth about Relative Risk
Show Details36min 36s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #100: Honoring the Father
Show Details43min 27s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #99: What Do Life and Acne Have in Common?
Show Details35min 57s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #98: “Bring back public flogging!”
Show Details37min 28s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #97: Six Days was a Charm
Show Details40min 42s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #96: “Respect My Authority!”
Show Details39min 4s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #95: “P-Envy”
Show Details37min 37s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #94: Collaborating with Kimberly
Show Details39min 6s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #93: All about the ABCs
Show Details39min 16s
Podcast 92: We’re Back!
Show Details36min 55s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #91: The Forgotten Art of Doing Nothing
Show Details37min 6s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #90: An Exercise in Futility
Show Details32min 2s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #89: California, Not the Happiest Place on Earth These Days!
Show Details29min 21s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #88: A Kinder, Gentler Cesarean
Show Details43min 24s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #87: How Many Ultrasounds Does It Take to Make a Baby?
Show Details34min 12s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #86: Thoughts from the Podcouch
Show Details39min 8s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #85: Home Birth with an Obstetrician
Show Details39min 25s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #84: Have we been doing this for two years?
Show Details35min 27s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #83: To Collect or Not to Collect?
Show Details38min 22s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #82 : ImprovingBirth.org
Show Details38min 45s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #81: Obstetric Violence Redux
Show Details42min 46s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #80: Obstetric Violence
Show Details40min 37s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #79: REVEALED: The biggest problem in your kid’s school.
Show Details38min 1s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #78: “A Sensitive, Urgent Matter”
Show Details42min 48s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #77: Heads Up! The Disappearing Art of Breech Delivery
Show Details41min 18s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #76: Great Memories are Priceless
Show Details40min 6s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #75: Rebel with a Cause
Show Details39min
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #74: Intelligent Talk on Breastfeeding
Show Details40min 42s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #73: Hospitals Gone Fishing!
Show Details38min 5s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #72: Politicized Science
Show Details36min 48s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #71: Dr. Stu’s Homebirth Mobile Fleet
Show Details40min 33s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #70: Measles Isn’t Just Plucked Off a Cherry Tree
Show Details36min 20s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #69: Nurturing the Nurturers
Show Details31min 25s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #68: Facts R Us
Show Details34min 43s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #67: Twins are Everywhere!
Show Details36min 57s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #66: Analyze This!
Show Details34min 35s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #65: Dr. Stu. Urban Parachuter
Show Details37min 28s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #64: Who is Drug Testing the Drug Testers?
Show Details35min 5s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #63: The Importance of Being Elliot
Show Details36min 13s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #62: Dr. Stu and Brian remember “The Times of Their Lives”
Show Details37min 11s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #61: In Memory of Dr. Paul Fleiss
Show Details31min 58s
Dr. Stu’s Podcast #60: The Verdict is in!
Show Details31min 38s
Dr. Stu's Podcast #48: Some Curves Are Better Than Others
Show Details34min 39s
Dr Stu’s Podcast #47 – OK With Vitamin K?
Show Details40min 7s
Dr Stu's Podcast #46 – Vaccines: Pros And Cons
Show Details32min 20s
Dr Stu's Podcast #45 – Dr. Stu fights the good homebirthing fight!
Show Details33min 25s
Dr Stu's Podcast #44 – "Much Ado About Nothing"
Show Details29min 37s
Dr Stu's Podcast #43 – Mammography Is Still The Gold Standard
Show Details33min 17s
Dr Stu's Podcast #42 – ACOG Says C-Section Rate Too High!
Show Details32min 11s
Dr Stu's Podcast #40 – D: None Of The Above
Show Details37min 12s
Dr Stu's Podcast #39 – No Jacket Required
Show Details44min 3s
Dr Stu's Podcast #38 – Dr. Stu on The Latest Nu's!
Show Details33min 37s
Dr Stu's Podcast #37 – That Podcast Flu By
Show Details33min 56s
Dr Stu’s Podcast #36 – To Coachella Or Not To Coachella
Show Details40min 22s
Dr Stu's Podcast #34 – Happy Stu Year!!!
Show Details35min 13s
Dr Stu's Podcast #33 – Dr. Stu on "Pseudocyesis"
Show Details34min 17s
Dr Stu's Podcast #32 – Assume The Physician
Show Details35min 49s
Dr Stu's Podcast #31 – Fit Moms Make Fit Babies
Show Details37min 54s
Dr Stu's Podcast #30 – Doogie Fischbein, MD
Show Details1min 35s
Dr Stu's Podcast #29 – A Funny Look At Home Birthing
Show Details33min 35s
Dr Stu's Podcast #28 – Don't Believe Everything You Read
Show Details38min 53s
Dr Stu's Podcast #27 – A Second Look At AB1308
Show Details37min 27s
Dr Stu's Podcast #26 – All Practitioners Are Created Equal, Just Some Are More Equal Than Others
Show Details34min 56s
Dr Stu's Podcast #25 – Persecution And Prosecution (Warning: Serious Stuff)
Show Details36min 5s
Dr Stu's Podcast #24 – Wha' Happened?
Show Details42min 37s
Dr Stu's Podcast #23 – Miscarriage And American Liberty Lost
Show Details36min 35s
Dr Stu's Podcast #22 – Welcome Jamie!
Show Details38min 10s
Dr Stu's Podcast #21 – On Your Mark, Get Set, LIE!
Show Details33min 39s
Dr Stu's Podcast #20 – askdrstu@gmail.com
Show Details32min 2s
Dr Stu’s Podcast #19 – Stupid Is As Stupid Does
Show Details32min 58s
Dr Stu's Podcast #18 – Dr Jennifer Lang Part 2
Show Details40min 15s
Dr Stu's Podcast #17 – 2 Doctors and A Bald Guy
Show Details35min 15s
Dr Stu's Podcast #16 – Doctor Shall Submit
Show Details30min 18s
Dr Stu's Podcast #15 – Radio's Home Birthing Mom, Elisha Krauss
Show Details35min 31s
Dr Stu's Podcast #14 – Misleading Research And Scare Tactics
Show Details33min 7s
Dr Stus Podcast #13 – How Obamacare Affects Doctors
Show Details31min 50s
Dr Stu's Podcast #12 – They Don't Make Doctors Like You Anymore
Show Details34min 8s
Dr Stu's Podcast #11 – Analyzing AB 1308
Show Details38min 25s
Dr Stu's Podcast #10 – Randy Nose Best
Show Details31min 21s
Dr Stu's Podcast #9 – Just Another Can Of Worms
Show Details36min 28s
Dr Stu's Podcast #8 – e3
Show Details31min 15s
Dr Stu's Podcast #7 – Dr Stu's Nus
Show Details41min 49s
Dr Stu Welcomes Kimberly Van Der Beek
Show Details37min 37s
Dr Stu's Podcast #5 – Kung Pao Placenta
Show Details44min 18s
A Doula Does Dr Stu…….s Podcast
Show Details47min 54s
Dr Stus Podcast #3 – The Paranoid And The Practical
Show Details43min 41s
Dr Stus Podcast #2 – How Do Good People Become Bad Doctors
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Dr Stu's Podcast #1
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