What’s Up With Your Down There?

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Everything you wanted to know about your genitals but were too afraid to ask.

This irreverent, fun podcast will help you get to know what’s going on with your “down there”. You can submit questions about genitals, sex, reproductive health, or anything below the belt, all of which will be answered by host Miriam Rosenberg, certified nurse midwife, and her special guests. You can submit questions by leaving a message at 503-660-8689, or by emailing whatsupwithyourdownthere@gmail.com.


Meet the host

Midwife. Vagina owner.

Miriam Rosenberg is a nurse midwife at Legacy Emanuel midwifery clinic in Portland, Oregon. She has spent most of her adult life answering questions about peoples' vaginas.

 

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Dropping the Egg: Ovulation and Fertility

Airs at: Tue, 02/25/2020 at 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Miriam the Midwife discusses how ovulation works, and how ovulation and other factors can affect your fertility. She answers listener questions about getting pregnant (and avoiding pregnancy), how to tell if you're ovulating, ways to tell if you're fertile, how you can maxi... Read more

Bacterial Vaginosis: The Most Common Vaginal Infection You've Never Heard Of

Airs at: Tue, 01/28/2020 at 9:45am - 10:45am
Do you ever have that...unfresh feeling? Maybe it's BV! Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, is the bane of vagina-owners and the healthcare providers who care for them. This garden-variety vaginal infection is the most common vaginal infection in the U.S., and yet is often misunder... Read more

Beyond the birds and the bees: Talking to kids about sex

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2019 at 1:45pm - 2:30pm
When it comes to talking with kids about sex, gender identity, and genital health, parents often find themselves struggling to say the right thing. On this episode, Miriam the Midwife talks with Dr. Kerry Schaefer, MD from Healthy Living Family Medicine (now Healthy Living ... Read more

Menopause Part 2: Your Questions Answered

Airs at: Fri, 10/18/2019 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Miriam the Midwife and Dr. Karen Adams, director of Oregon Health & Science University's Menopause and Sexual Medicine program, answer your questions about menopause. Read more

Menopause Part 1: The Talk for Middle Age

Airs at: Fri, 10/18/2019 at 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Menopause, aka the change of life: inevitable, often dreaded, and commonly misunderstood. On this episode, Miriam the Midwife talks about how people experience menopause in American culture, and sits down with Dr. Karen Adams, director of Oregon Health & Science University'... Read more

Periods Part 2: Monster Periods!

Airs at: Thu, 08/15/2019 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
For some, their monthly period is a time of empowerment and celebration. For others, its a minor annoyance. But for some folks, it is a major pain in the...uterus. Heavy bleeding and/or bad cramps can really mess with your life. On this episode, Miriam the Midwife discusses... Read more

PMS: Hormone Roller Coaster or Cultural Phenomenon?

Airs at: Mon, 07/29/2019 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Before we tackle "monster periods", is seems appropriate to discuss the thing that comes before your period: premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In this episode, Miriam the Midwife discusses the medical approach to PMS, and also explains why we might need to reexamine PMS using ... Read more

Periods Part 1: Get To Know Your Flow

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Periods: that special time of the month when you bleed from your vagina--fun! In this episode, Miriam the Midwife covers what a normal period entails, and talks with menstrual cup experts Kim and Amanda from the website Put A Cup In It about why and how folks can use menstr... Read more

Herpes!

Airs at: Tue, 05/07/2019 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Living with herpes? Not living with herpes and having sex with someone with herpes and hoping to avoid getting it? Just want to understand what the heck herpes is? In this episode, Miriam the Midwife talks with Terri Warren, nurse practitioner, herpes researcher, and author... Read more

Annual Exams and Pap Smears

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2019 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Why do we need annual exams? What does a Pap smear test for? Can you catch HPV from a toilet seat? Miriam the Midwife drops some knowledge about why annual exams are valuable, what to expect, how to understand Paps and HPV screening, and whether or not you need to trim your... Read more