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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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

Sex Toys and Lubes!

Airs at: Tue, 04/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
How do I clean my sex toys?  I think my lube is giving me vaginal infections--what gives? What's the deal with weed lube? Sex educator Amory Jane, who is also the host of the "Sex on The Brain With Amory Jane" podcast, helps Miriam the Midwife answer these questions (and so... Read more

The Penis Episode

Airs at: Tue, 03/26/2019 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
A very special episode: Miriam the Midwife talks penis with urologist Adrienne Heckler from the Vancouver Clinic, and together they tackle questions about penis size, circumcision, testicular pain, vasectomy, and more! A good listen for people with penises, and those who ju... Read more

A Tour of Your Lady Bits

Airs at: Tue, 03/12/2019 at 9:00am - 9:30am
What's the difference between a vagina and a vulva? How many holes do I have down there? Are my labia normal? In this episode, Miriam will take you on a guided tour of your anatomy, and answer questions about genital anatomy for women and other people with vulvas, vaginas, ... Read more

Your Pelvic Floor: Kegels, Squats, and How to Use The Pot

Airs at: Tue, 02/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this episode, we're going to explore your pelvic floor! Guest Angela Garbes, author of "Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy" delves into why your pelvic floor deserves respect, and provides a feminist perspective on how society ... Read more

How (Not) To Clean Your Vagina

Airs at: Thu, 02/14/2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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In this episode, we'll go over why maintaining your vagina's acid/base balance is so important to keep your vagina healthy, happy, and clean. We'll review how to "keep the slime healthy", and what things to avoid so you don't cause things to get out of whack. We'll also cov... Read more