Rescuing Dogs, Childbirth Experiences
  • Mar 11, 2017
  • 1:43:35 mins

Rescuing Pets and Humans, Too Guest: Amy Sutherland, author “Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes” There are now more US households with dogs than with children. And a growing number of those households got their dog from a shelter. Pet stores are falling out of favor. Owning a “rescue dog” has become a sort of badge of honor.  “Rescued” from what, exactly? Amy Sutherland has a lot to say on the matter. Her new book chronicles her path from volunteer dog walker at a local animal shelter to an opinionated expert on all that’s right – and wrong – with the dog shelter system in America. Don’t even get her started on the “No Kill” shelter movement. My Birth Experience is Okay and So Is Yours Guest: Lizzie Heiselt and Valerie Best, Co-Hosts of the Cocoon Stories podcast ( Why is it that talking about having an induction, C-section or home birth brings up such strong reactions? Almost like talking about religion or politics. What can we learn when women are given the space to share their childbirth experiences openly, without fear of being judged?  We’re going to find out this hour. We’ve invited more than a dozen women to share their stories with us – it’s a different format for us. Nobody’s an expert on the show this hour.  But in a way, every woman we’ll hear from is an expert: she’s an expert in her own experience and what it meant to her.