Mary Duke LCCE on WBKO Midday Live

Last month Mary Duke LCCE was on WBKO Midday Live and this segment was easily her favorite spot so far on WBKO Midday Live.  Read about her experience and how she chose one topic to share with all expectant parents.

Mary Duke LCCE on WBKO Midday Live
Mary Duke LCCE

My last appearance on WBKO went smooth and I really enjoyed talking with Laura Rogers.  It was also one of the longest segments I had been given and I had just a couple props to worry about.  During the almost 6 minutes we covered information on Doulas, Meet the Doulas events and Lamaze Childbirth Education.  As I was preparing for this segment Laura had asked (as always) to in some way make the topic interactive.

Mary Duke LCCE on WBKO Midday Live

My new found experience on 3-5 minute news segments has taught me to KEEP IT SIMPLE!  Time flies and you can’t teach much in a few minutes, so I asked myself a simple question.  If I could teach the WBKO viewers one thing from Lamaze what would it be?  It came surprisingly easy to me and I packed up my pelvic model and headed for the WBKO studios.

So here is the one thing I would teach any mom about birth if I only had a couple minutes to educate them:

Mary Duke LCCE on WBKO Midday Live

The truth is I would put informed consent and decision making or the rights of childbearing women above this topic, but it feels impossible to give those heavy topics the attention they need in a short live segment. Choosing to inform women of the benefits to upright positions during pushing and the difficulties associated with birthing on your back was to me the obvious choice and I’m please with the outcome.

Mary Duke LCCE on WBKO Midday Live
Birth Bar used on hospital beds.

While looking for images of upright pushing positions I found this blog from takingcharge.csh.umn.edu that had helpful photos.  Check it out here.

So this is the question I put out to you as either a birth professional or an experienced parent, “you have 5 minutes for introduction, topic and closing what pregnancy, birth or postpartum topic do you cover?”.  This will be fun and I’m really interested to see your responses. Maybe you’ll even be inspiration for my next news segment.

You have 5 minutes for introduction, topic and closing what pregnancy, birth or postpartum topic do you cover?

Share this article and in the post share your comments about what topic you would choose! Better yet record a 3-5 minute video of yourself sharing your topic and I might use it on the My Sunshine Birth Services blog!