Birthing Conversations

Sparks With Esther Kenigsberg

Welcome to the Birthing Conversations podcast where we have open conversations about the diverse range of challenges that women can experience during pregnancy and birth. read less
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Episodes

S2 Ep 01: Dr. Elissa Hellman: Navigating Hormonal Fluctuations
Nov 8 2023
S2 Ep 01: Dr. Elissa Hellman: Navigating Hormonal Fluctuations
In this episode we delve into a vital aspect of the birthing process - hormonal changes with Dr. Elissa Hellman, obstetrician, gynecologist, abd physician at The Confident Kallah, a telemedicine gynecology practice focused on the health needs of Jewish women. We explore why hormonal fluctuations are not just normal but a significant part of a woman's life journey. While these fluctuations can bring about a myriad of changes, especially during pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause, Dr. Hellman reassures us that navigating this ebb and flow is possible and, in fact, critical for a healthy woman’s life. ABOUT THE GUEST:  Dr. Elissa Hellman is an experienced board-certified OBGYN. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed her residency at Northshore University Hospital in Long Island in OBGYN. Dr. Hellman has been in clinical practice for over twelve years in Milwaukee, WI. She is also the physician at The Confident Kallah, a telemedicine gynecology practice focused on the health needs of Jewish women. Throughout her career, she noticed a gap in women's health awareness and knowledge. This developed into a special interest in patient education and being a resource for the Jewish community in relation to body awareness and women's preventative health. Birthing Conversations is a podcast by Sparks, an organization helping women who are struggling with PPD For more information about sparks visit: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.sparkscenter.org/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Sparks on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠@sparkswomen⁠⁠⁠⁠ This podcast is produced and edited by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Montebello Media
S2 Ep 02: Rus Devorah Wallen: Meditation and Self-Regulation for Pregnancy
Nov 8 2023
S2 Ep 02: Rus Devorah Wallen: Meditation and Self-Regulation for Pregnancy
In this episode, we delve into the world of emotional well-being with Rus Devorah Wallen, founder of Toratherapeutics®. Discover how integrating short yet impactful meditation practices, like the transformative "four gratitudes," can shape emotional resilience and mental clarity. While the modern world can be a whirlwind of anxiety and distractions, Rus Devorah offers insights into harnessing our focus for better emotional health. Drawing parallels between meditation and medication, she underscores the potency of self-regulation. Through her unique blend of traditional therapeutic approaches, musical healing, and timeless Torah wisdom, Rus Devorah crafts a pathway to awareness and healing that resonates deeply in today's fast-paced world. ABOUT THE GUEST: Founder of Toratherapeutics,® Rus Devorah Wallen is an accomplished musician, performer, social worker, psychotherapist, certified integrative mental health professional, coach, and educator who conducts workshops worldwide that improve emotional well-being. Her work incorporates holistic techniques such as sound healing and therapeutic meditation. An alumna of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work (Yeshiva University), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Machon Alta Women’s Institute (Safed, Israel), Wallen utilizes her educational background to inspire and heal. With advanced clinical training in several areas of diagnosis and treatment, as well as integrative mental health, Rus Devorah conducts workshops on a wide variety of therapeutic themes. Her presentations are woven with practical ideas for improving emotional well-being, self-regulation, and incorporating holistic techniques such as sound healing, integrative nutrition, neuroscience, and therapeutic meditation. Additionally, by distilling eternal Torah concepts, she creates cutting-edge, research-based practical tools for the lay public. She has produced NOGA® Sound Solutions, which is a collection of various meditations and relaxation recordings under the rabbinic supervision of Rabbi Yehoram Ulman, Senior Judge, Sydney Beis Din, Sydney, Australia. Birthing Conversations is a podcast by Sparks, an organization helping women who are struggling with PPD For more information about sparks visit: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.sparkscenter.org/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Sparks on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠@sparkswomen⁠⁠⁠⁠ This podcast is produced and edited by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Montebello Media