Heavy Flow is a feminist, body positive podcast about periods, reproductive health and health and wellness topics. Each week host Amanda Laird sits down with a guest to have casual, candid conversations about the things we’re not supposed to talk about. While we mostly talk about periods, we’ve also discussed fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, miscarriage, abortion and gender. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.
Question Period: Is my period pain normal?
Episode 60 – Ending Gender Based Violence with Teri Yuan
Question Period: How can I manage my endo naturally?
Episode 59 – Feminist Pregnancy & Childbirth with Angela Garbes
Episode 58 – Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon
Episode 57 – The Managed Body with Chris Bobel
Episode 56 – Body Literacy with Laura Wershler
Episode 55 – Race, culture & reproductive health with Cindy Luquin
Episode 54 – Alcohol Culture & Sober Living with Alana Nugent
Question Period: Do you need to get your period on birth control?
Episode 53 – The Fifth Vital Sign, The Pill & Informed Consent with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Question Period: Can I make my period lighter or shorter?
Episode 52 – THE CHANGE: Perimenopause and Menopause with Shirley Weir
Question Period: How to have mess-free period sex
Episode 51 – Resisting the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand with Kelly Diels
Question Period: Can I have sex on my period?
Episode 50 – It’s Only Blood with Anna Dahlqvist
Episode 49 – Mapping the menstrualome with Ridhi Tariyal
Episode 48 – Investing in Menstrual Equity with Jonathan Hera
Episode 47 – Reproductive Health in the Workplace with Clare Knox
Question Period: What does it mean to be a feminist nutritionist?
Episode 46 – Birth Work is Feminist Work with Bianca Sprague
Question Period: Do menstrual products expire?
Episode 45 – Vaginal Steaming with Keli Garza
Episode 44 – Visual representations of menstruation & the history of sanitary bins with Camilla Mørk Røstvik
Question Period: How can I induce menstruation?
Episode 43 – Acupuncture + TCM for Reproductive Wellness with Tanya Smith
Question Period: What are my favourite menstruation books?
Episode 42: #periodpositive with Chella Quint
Question Period: Why Don’t You Just Give Out Cups?
Episode 41 – Miscarriage, Infertility & Periods After Trauma with Allison McDonald Ace
Question Period: How I talked to my doctor about my period concerns
Episode 40 – Fat, feminist fertility with Nicola Salmon
Episode 39 – The one about PCOS with Amy Medling
Question Period: What are fibroids?
Episode 38 – Self Intimacy with Kelly Swartz
Question Period: Why Does Menstrual Blood Smell?
Episode 37 – Clinical Gender Bias in the Gyno Ghetto with Meghan Cleary
Episode 36 – The Politics of Periods with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Episode 35 – Body Literacy & DIY Gynaecology as an Act of Resistance with Vienna Farlow, the Cuntsultant
Episode 34 – Understanding Your Blood Work with Josh Gitalis
Question Period – How do I manage the stress of making positive changes?
Episode 33 – Making Menstrual Cups Mainstream with Carinne Chambers-Saini
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018
Episode 32 – MRKH + What makes a woman? with Tasha Jade
Question Period: WTF are adaptogens?
Episode 31 – Integrating Conventional and Holistic Approaches to Fertility with Mary Wong
Question Period: What is a fertility doula?
Episode 30: Smashing menstrual stigma at home and abroad with Sabrina Rubli
Question Period: How do I know when I’m ovulating?
Episode 29 – Menstruating with a bleeding disorder with Jenna Lovell
Question Period: Why do my boobs hurt before I get my period?
Episode 28 – Menstrual Cup-stravaganza 2018 with Amanda Hearn of Put A Cup In It
Question Period: How to use seed cycling to balance hormones
Episode 27 – Poop + Periods with Melissa Ramos
Question Period: How long does it take to recover from childbirth?
Episode 26: The Normalization of Women’s Pain with Abby Norman
Episode 25 – Amenorrhea, irregular periods and stress with Nicole Jardim
Question Period: Why do I breakout before my period?
Episode 24 – Menstruating with a disability + designing an accessible menstrual cup with Jane Hartman Adamé
Question Period: What do periods have to do with feminism?
Episode 23 – PCOS, fertility and motherhood with Valentina McCachren
Question Period: Barrier Method Birth Control Options with Ashley Hartman Annis
Episode 22: Using Fertility Awareness to Claim the Power of the Menstrual Cycle with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Question Period: I started drinking soy lattes and you’ll never believe what happened next
Episode 21: What does a normal period look like with Dr. Lara Briden
Question Period: How can I relieve menstrual cramps?
Episode 20: Pot + Periods with April Pride
Question Period: Is it normal to pee my pants after childbirth?
Question Period: How do I choose a menstrual product?
Episode 18 – Holistic Abortion Care, Saying No to Say Yes and the Womb Continuum with Samantha Zipporah
Question Period: How can I manage my endometriosis symptoms?
Episode 17: Making Peace with a Hysterectomy with Bianca Sprague
Question Period: What are the best menstrual products to use?
Episode 16: Womb Wellness with Clare Kenty
Question Period: Should I do yoga on my period?
Episode 15: Feminism, Activism and Periods with Kiran Gandhi
Question Period: What are the best period tracking apps?
Episode 14: Breaking Down India’s Period Taboos with Aditi Gupta
Question Period: When will my period return after baby?
Episode 13 – The Period Paradox with Elizabeth Yuko
Episode 12 – Abortion and Pregnancy Loss Support with Full Spectrum Doula Brittany-Lyne Carriere
Question Period: How long is a normal menstrual cycle?
Episode 11: Making Informed Choices About Hormonal Birth Control with Holly Grigg-Spall
Question Period: Can you get pregnant on your period?
Episode 10: Going Green for Healthy Hormones with Emma Rohmann
Question Period: Should you eat soy?
Episode 09: Bleeding While Trans with Cass Bliss
Question Period: How do I use a menstrual cup?
Episode 08: Birth Trauma with Olivia Scobie
Question Period: What’s the deal with discharge?
Episode 07: Finding the Middle Ground in Childbirth with Care Sinclair
Question Period: How can I get more iron in my diet?
Episode 06: Endometriosis + Eating Plants for Self Care with Jessica Murnane
Question Period: What colour should your period be?
Episode 05: HPV + Cervical Cancer Prevention with Jessica Ching
Question Period: Clotting
Episode 04: Cycle Syncing with Gabrielle Lichterman
Episode 03: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Wellness Spaces with Dianne Bondy