Is Abortion Killing Maternal Health?
We’re excited to bring you yet another special guest from San Diego, CA via Zoom chat for the second week in a row!
This week, journalist and public health researcher Grace Emily Stark joins host and 3W CEO Helen Nguyen to discuss her provocative new article for Verily Magazine entitled, “Is Abortion Killing Maternal Health?” Tune in to hear the conversation and be sure to check out Grace’s article at the link below!
Suicide Prevention Week – Know the Signs & the Resources that May Save a Life
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week this September 6-12, therapist and social worker Ashley Hutchinson joins us all the way from San Diego, CA via Zoom chat to share her extensive experience, insights, and resources concerning suicide. Having personally suffered the loss of loved ones to suicide several times, Ashley is passionate about helping others prevent this all-too-common tragedy.
Please listen in and equip yourself with the knowledge and resources that may one day help save a beloved person’s life–whether yours or that of someone you know.
As a bonus, Ashley has also shared her list of favorite resources for suicide prevention and mental health below:
– American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They have awesome chapters and walks around the country for fundraising and awareness. You can find them at www.afsp.org. Their website also points people to local chapters to be involved with. I have been participating and fundraising in their San Diego Out of the Darkness Walk for years.
– Suicide Prevention Hotline. Anyone can call the hotline 24/7 across the country for crisis intervention at 1-800-273-8255.
– Ethically speaking, if someone is actively suicidal and has a plan, intent, or means to harm themselves it is important for them or a loved one to call 9-11 ASAP or get to the closest emergency room.
– NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is so amazing. They are one of the oldest mental health organizations in the country. They can be found at www.nami.org. They too have local chapters that are bright and thriving and so welcoming!
– CoDA, otherwise known as Codependency Anonymous, is great for just about anyone struggling with self-esteem and relationship issues. They are a 12 step, self-help organization that stems from the AA tradition.
– Catholic Charities offices across the country offer low to no cost therapy which is LOVELY! Our parish has a therapist and our priest is so lovely; he loves talking about mental health care!
– Give an Hour is a non-profit that couples with therapists across the country who donate their time to offer no-cost psychotherapy to military service members and their families. They too have a special place in my heart. You can find them at www.giveanhour.org.
– The Trevor Project has a 24/7 suicide crisis hotline as well for LGBT youth and their number is 1866-488-7386. They do very life-saving work for so many and I have heard their counselors are warm and comforting.
– National Domestic Violence Hotline. They deal with crisis DV situations and they are a wealth of knowledge for anyone experiencing domestic violence. Their number is 1-800-799-3224.
Breastfeeding: The Good, The Bad & The Excruciating (Part 3 of 3)
Today we conclude our 3-part series on breastfeeding. Last week, Helena Nguyen shared the positive and negative aspects of her experience with breastfeeding from a mom’s perspective. Prior to that, 3W cofounder and new mom Melanie Gibbs filled us in on the very worst that can happen. Now, for our final episode, Dr. Susan Rutherford joins host Beth Chase to educate us on breastfeeding from a medical perspective–including its many advantages and benefits when things go right! Join us as we end on a positive note in examining the bright side of breastfeeding.
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Breastfeeding: The Good, The Bad & The Excruciating (Part 2 of 3)
Breastfeeding Awareness Month continues and so does our 3-part series on breastfeeding. Last week, we heard from 3W co-founder Melanie Gibbs about her rather excruciating experience with this occasionally knotty mainstay of new motherhood. Today, another young mother, Helena Nguyen, joins her sister and near-namesake, 3W CEO Helen Nguyen, to describe the good and bad aspects of her comparatively much more positive experience!
If you enjoy this episode, consider subscribing to Wellness Wednesday via your favorite podcast app (we’re on most of them!), and please leave us a comment through the “Podcast” link at the top of our website (www.3wmedical.org) if you have any questions or topics you’d like us to address in a future episode. Thanks for listening!
Breastfeeding, Part 1: Beautiful, Natural & Potentially Excruciating
In recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August, we’re doing a multi-part series on breastfeeding: the good, the bad, and the sometimes unbearable!
In part 1, 3W co-founder Melanie Gibbs recounts the many trials she encountered in breastfeeding her first daughter Josephine. Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Listen in to learn about many of the problems and conditions to watch out for from a woman who, together with her baby, survived it all!
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
Work and pregnancy are sometimes seen as conflicting goods, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the long-term renewal of workforces everywhere literally depends on the maintenance of adequate pregnancy rates.
If you are a working pregnant woman or have coworkers or employees who are or may become pregnant, tune in to learn how you can be supported, or be a support, through this special situation. Know the accommodations you can request or make available to help your workplace promote a more pregnancy-friendly culture!
What Every Parent Should Know About the College Social Scene
For some college students, alcohol-fueled parties may rank among their most vivid college memories–that is, if they remember them. For others, they can be an unsavory mix of social pressure and unhealthy behaviors leading to long-term trauma from STIs or sexual assault. This is the dangerous underside of so-called “hookup culture.”
In today’s episode, 3W office manager and recent UW graduate Lauren Wooding joins host Beth Chase to talk about hookup culture: what it is, how it works, and why you should care. Listen in and learn the risks your college-aged daughter, sister, or friend–and you yourself–should know about!
World Hepatitis Day – Protect Your Liver!
You probably know that hepatitis affects the liver, but did you know that certain forms can be sexually transmitted or even passed from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth? Other forms can even be transmitted through food. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect yourself!
In observance of World Hepatitis Day, otherwise known as July 28th, Dr. Susan Rutherford joins host Beth Chase to talk about the various forms of hepatitis, how they’re spread, the relevant symptoms and tests you should know about, and what precautions you can take to avoid this debilitating and often long-lasting disease!
Doulas and Midwives – Know the Difference!
Are you pregnant or hoping to eventually become pregnant? Do you know someone who already is? Doulas and midwives are there to help when it’s time to give birth.
In today’s episode, special guest Monica Kim, RN joins host Beth Chase to share her insights and experiences from working as a labor and delivery doula. Tune in to learn the difference between doulas and midwives and how both can help you or a loved one through the adventure and challenges of childbirth!
Healthy Relationships – What are the signs?!
Are you in a healthy relationship?
Join us today and hear from Helen Nguyen, 3W’s CEO and our host Beth Chase as they identify the 9 signs of a healthy relationship! Most of this might be common sense but it doesn’t hurt to revisit them from time to time.
Tune in every Wednesday for another fresh episode from “Wellness Wednesday with 3W”!
Menstrual Cup 101
Have you ever wondered about menstrual cups? How to use it? Does it work? Is it really better for the environment? Well wonder no more!
Listen in on today’s “Wellness Wednesday with 3W” – Menstrual Cup 101 podcast episode with Taylor Worthen our Executive Assistant (aka menstrual cup expert) and our host Beth Chase.
Is this a topic you think others would like to know more about? Share our podcast with your friends and family!
Domestic Violence in the time of Covid-19
Today, our host Beth Chase and guest 3W’s Helen Nguyen will be discussing the rise of domestic violence during the time of COVID-19.
Listen in on ways you can help victims of abuse during these unprecedented times as they are in need of your kindness more than ever.
Do you suspect or know someone who could be abused? Recognizing the red flags in any relationship will help you get out of an abusive situation early. Reach out today and make a difference.
PTSD Awareness Day – You’re not alone
On today’s Wellness Wednesday podcast, we have a special guest joining us – Melanie Gibbs (one of 3W’s original founders).
Melanie will be sharing her personal experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how it can happen to anyone.
Listen and educate yourself on ways to identify PTSD in yourself or others and how PTSD is a treatable disorder.
This week’s “Wellness Wednesday” podcast tackles and debunks 3 myths about 3W.
Join Beth Chase and Helen Nguyen, 3W’s Executive Director as they discuss in detail who 3W really is. Nothing is more frustrating than being known for something you’re not.
We invite you to give this episode a listen and educate yourself on who and what 3W is. You can tune in every Wednesday for the latest episode from 3W and its leaders. We are currently on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Pandora. Like what you’re hearing, please be sure to share this podcast with your family, friends and community.
How 3W protects patient during COVID-19 –
We’re still here for you!
Join us this Wellness Wednesday as we talk with 3W staff on how they are protecting patients while still remaining open during COVID-19.
Patient safety is a high priority for 3W – and we want to let you know what we’re doing! Give us a listen and let us know your thoughts.
Did you know? We’re also on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and Google Play?!
National Cancer Survivor Day –
Don’t delay your care!
June 7th is National Cancer Survivor Day! Join Dr. Rutherford as she emphasizes and discusses the importance of taking charge of your healthcare NOW (even during COVID-19).
3W cares about your healthcare. If you need screening, if you need help. We are here for you. Don’t delay your care – Book your appointment today: 3wmedical.org
Is there manipulation happening in reproductive health during COVID-19?
Join 3W’s Executive Director, Helen Nguyen as she shares her opinion on some possible manipulation tactics being used by some organization during COVID-19. Is your reproductive health at risk?
World Preeclampsia Day –
What you need to know
May 22nd is World Preeclampsia day! Join Dr. Rutherford as she discusses what you need to know about preeclampsia! Learn more…
Another Perspective on The UW Sex Edition:
Helen Nguyen, 3W Executive Director, sharing her perspective on the February 2020 University of Washington’s annual Sex Edition (image is from front page).
Want to see the edition yourself?
Click here: issuu.com/thedailyuw/docs/sexedition_allpages
Disclaimer – please be advised, topics discussed in podcast as well as link to the sex edition, contain descriptive language and graphic images on the actual edition.
Cervical Cancer Screening –
What you need to know
Join 3W’s Dr. Rutherford as she speaks on the topic of cervical cancer screening and why it’s important to be screened!
COVID-19 & Pregnancy with 3W’s
Tune in and hear the most updated information from 3W’s President & Medical Director, Dr. Rutherford, on COVID-19 and how it affects pregnancy.
Wellness Wednesday with 3W
Welcome to 3W Medical for Women’s first podcast. We are very excited to share with you who we are and how we serve the Seattle community. Be sure to tune in every week for new content.