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Mommy Labor Nurse

Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories! As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.

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EP99: Caitlyn Karl's Induction Birth Story

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have an induction birth story for guys! Caitlyn Karl is a fellow mom who was on the podcast way back in episode 78. During that episode she shared with us all about her infant adoption story for her son AJ.

It was such a cool conversation and I learned SO much about what the infant adoption process looks like. At the time of recording for that show, Caitlyn was actually pregnant and expecting her first biological baby!

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/induction-birth-story

 

2021-10-11
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The Southernish Mama Shares Her First Three Birth Stories

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I had Brooke from @thesouthernishmama come on the show to talk all about her pregnancies and birth!

Brooke has a popular Instagram page where she does a lot of fun and relatable content surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, and other lifestyle topics with the use of her letterboard.

2021-10-04
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EP97: The Breastfeeding Mama

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had a chance to chat with Katie from The Breastfeeding Mama. Katie is a mom of three boys, and after the birth of her second baby, she faced a ton of challenges with breastfeeding.

That?s where her journey towards becoming The Breastfeeding Mama started, and really where her passion for helping other women succeed at breastfeeding began too.

2021-09-27
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EP96: Tess's Very Precipitous Birth Story!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I have a really exciting birth story to share with you guys! I actually had a personal friend of mine, Tess Camp, come on the show to tell the story of her three very different deliveries, with an emphasis on her extremely precipitous labor and second birth!

Read more at: mommylabornurse.com/precipitous-labor-birth-story

 

2021-09-20
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EP95: Talking Infertility with Dr. Natalie Crawford

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Dr. Natalie Crawford all about infertility and more specifically secondary infertility.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/infertility-natalie-crawford-md/

 

2021-09-13
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EP94: Caitlyn Fitzgerald?s Eventful and Traumatic Birth Story

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I was joined by Caitlin Fitzgerald for the very eventful and traumatic birth story of her first baby during the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caitlin opens up about her unexpected induction, unplanned C-section, a NICU stay, postpartum struggles and so much more!

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/eventful-and-traumatic-birth-story/

2021-09-06
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BONUS EPISODE: Talking Facts about the COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy with an OBGYN

This is a special bonus episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, where we are going to dive into all things COVID and the COVID vaccine during pregnancy.

I get questions about these topics all the time in my DMs, and totally understand that there is a lot of confusion and uncertainty surrounding pregnancy and COVID-19. As you know, I am a healthcare professional, but I decided that this wasn?t a topic I wanted to cover completely on my own.

I wanted to have an OBGYN come on here so that we could have this discussion together. And I was so fortunate to be joined by board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Marta Perez of @dr.martaperez over on Instagram.

She regularly shares evidence information surrounding COVID during pregnancy and the COVID vaccine, so I thought she was the perfect person to come on here and talk about myths and facts in a level-headed, evidence-based manner.

2021-09-01
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EP93: Feeding Littles

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had a chance to chat with the founders of Feeding Littles! Feeding Littles is a platform that?s dedicated to helping parents learn how to confidently feed their babies, toddlers, and older kids. They offer online courses and resources to share their knowledge as feeding experts with families around the world.

2021-08-30
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EP92: Ryland is 1! Liesel Recounts Her Past Year of Being a Mom of 2

I?ve got a special episode for you guys this week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast! I had the chance to sit down with Tiffany, my good friend and a team member here at MLN,  in honor of my second baby?s first birthday. We talked all about this past year ? the struggles and the wins ? and what it?s like to be a mom of 2.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/being-a-mom-of-2/

 

2021-08-23
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EP91: Medical Birth Can Be Beautiful Too!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had Alexandra Cunningham from the This Family Tree podcast come on the show to share her birth stories. After I was on her podcast a few months ago, she and I hit it off really well, so it only made sense to have her come on!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/medical-birth-story/

2021-08-16
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EP90: Let's Talk about Infant Car Seat Safety with a CPST

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we are talking all about infant car seat safety with a certified child passenger safety technician and preventable injury specialist, Brigette Watson.

This is a topic that I am always happy to discuss and bring awareness to because car seats are something many of us use every day with our little ones, and it?s actually so easy to make mistakes without even realizing it. I know even I can be guilty of it!

2021-08-09
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EP89: Maya, That One Letterboard Mom, Gets Candid About Her Three Births!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had Maya Vorderstrasse, aka that one letterboard mom, come on the show to share her THREE unique and amazing birth stories.

Maya is a mom of three, her first two babies are what are known as Irish twins (born just shy of 12 months apart!) and then she had a third baby boy. You all know I have heard a lot of birth stories, but this one is a real treat. Even I got chills a couple of times throughout our conversation.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/preparing-postpartum/

2021-08-02
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EP88: Got a Breastfeeding Question? Lindsey, an IBCLC Answers Your Questions!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we?ve got part two of our two-part episode with the lovely, Lindsey Shipley, from Lactation Link. She?s a board-certified lactation consultant and a fellow labor and delivery nurse.

Last week on the show we had so much fun chatting and demystifying some of the most common, yet lesser understood L&D terms you might come across during your pregnancy and birth. And this week we?re focusing on your top breastfeeding questions!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/breastfeeding-questions/

2021-07-26
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EP87: Labor and Delivery Terms Got You Confused?

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had the opportunity to chat with Lindsey Shipley from over at Lactation Link. This episode is actually episode one of a two-part series where we address some labor and delivery terms and other terminology surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding!

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/labor-and-delivery-terms

2021-07-19
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EP86: Potty Training Tips!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I chatted with Allison Janadu, a potty training consultant and the face behind the popular potty training Instagram account @pottytrainingconsultant all about potty training! At the time this episode aired, she and her team at Potty Training Consultants have helped over 2000 families meet their potty-training goals.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/potty-training-tips/

 

2021-07-12
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EP85: What is the Difference Between a Scheduled C-Section and an Emergent One?

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I did a solo episode all about scheduled C-sections vs. emergency C-sections. I get asked about this a lot during Sunday story questions, but it?s one of those topics that definitely needs (and deserves) more of an in depth discussion!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/scheduled-vs-emergency-c-section/

 

2021-07-05
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EP84: Kim Perry's Three Totally Different Births!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had a chance to chat with Kim Perry about her birth stories! Kim is a prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist and the face behind the very popular Instagram account @kimperryco, where she shares glimpses into her life as a mom to three little ones, and educates and empowers women to stay fit, strong, and healthy during pregnancy and beyond.

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/kim-perry-birth-story

2021-06-28
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EP83: Katie, Mom of 7, Shares What It's Like Being Pregnant with Multiples Twice!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had Katie Ferraro from @babyledweanteam come on the show to share her very unique experience as a mom to seven! She had one singleton baby, gave birth to quadruplets, and then had a set of twins! As you?ll hear her talk about in the episode, there was a point where they had seven kids 3 and under.

Katie is an amazing person, and she shared so much awesome advice during today?s episode related to parenting multiples, pregnancy with multiples, and prenatal nutrition in general. I can?t wait to share her with you.

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/pregnant-with-multiples/

2021-06-21
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EP82: Yoga and Pregnancy: Do They Mix?

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had Sarah, a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, come on the show to talk through the ins and outs of yoga during pregnancy!

We talked about some of the benefits that prenatal yoga can provide to pregnant moms, if it?s safe in all trimesters, and when?s the best trimester to do prenatal yoga. She talked about some of her favorite poses and some of the more popular poses. And then we talked about postnatal yoga and baby yoga as well!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/prenatal-yoga-expert/

2021-06-14
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EP81: I Wish I Knew This After Having My C-Section

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I did a solo episode talking all about C-section recovery! I put together this episode in honor of our new C-section birth class, Birth It Up: The C-Section Series that?s launching in July 2021!

As the basis for this episode, I was able to pull recovery tips that veteran C-section mamas dropped for me over on Instagram. I figured there is no one who can better speak to this better than the mamas that have gone through it first hand.

I start off the episode by talking about what veteran C-section mamas wish they had put in their C-section hospital bag. In fact, I pulled this info from an article I put together last year (read it here!) because you guys blew me away with the suggestions! There is so much good advice.

Read more at mommylabornurse.com/c-section-recovery-tips

2021-06-07
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EP80: Pregnancy Myths vs. Facts with Sharon Mazel!

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2021-05-31
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EP79: The Invisible Load of Motherhood

On this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with Erica from Happy as a Mother. She?s a registered psychotherapist with a master?s degree in counseling psychology and postgraduate certificates in couples and family therapy as well as maternal mental health.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/ep79-the-invisible-load-of-motherhood/

2021-05-24
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EP78: Caitlin Shares her Infant Adoption Story

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I?m excited to have a first-ever kind of ?birth? story for this show, and that is an infant adoption story!

Caitlin Karl, a fellow mom who?s actually currently pregnant, came on to share all about their journey to adopting their son AJ. Caitlin shares that she and her husband always knew they wanted to grow their family through adoption and biologically, and was never really quite sure what the order would like that.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/infant-adoption-story

2021-05-17
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EP77: Why It?s Important to Prep Your Body for Labor

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I hosted a solo episode talking all about spontaneous labor versus inductions, and why spontaneous labor is typically preferred. I also touch on the timeline of medical inductions and what that entails.

You?ll learn about a few things you can do during your pregnancy to prep your body for labor, too! And then at the end of the episode I share the quick version of what I personally did with both of my boys to get myself into labor.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/prep-your-body-for-labor/

2021-05-10
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EP76: A Chat About Newborn Care Specialists

This week on the MLN Podcast, I had Carole Kramer, the founder of Boston Baby Nurse and Nanny come on the show to talk about newborn care specialists and overnight newborn services!

Sleep is such a necessity to maintaining our mental health, that sometimes it DOES make sense to bring in some professional support in the early days, especially if you don?t have local support that can help you overnight.

Read more at  https://mommylabornurse.com/newborn-care-specialists/

2021-05-03
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EP75: Twins?But One Vaginal and One C-Section!

In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had my friend (and doula!) Stephanie come on the show to share her unique twin birth story!

A lot of people don?t realize that twins do NOT have to be born via C-section. Tons of mamas are able to birth their twins vaginally. Your ability to do this depends mostly on the way the presenting baby is positioned. If they are head down, you?ll often get the green light for a vaginal birth.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/twin-birth-story/

2021-04-26
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EP74: Seriously, Why is Postpartum SO Hard?

This episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast is all about postpartum anxiety and preparing for postpartum during pregnancy.

Postpartum anxiety is a common, but less talked about reality for many new moms and one that I personally struggled with after both of my babies were born.

Read more at: https://mommylabornurse.com/preparing-postpartum/

2021-04-19
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EP73: The Realities of Black Maternal Health

his episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is all about the realities of black maternal health here in the US, and what we can do to spark change!

We?ve done some feed posts over on IG about this topic before to help raise awareness, but I knew I wanted to take more of a deep dive over here.

It?s a topic that can be really heavy in some ways, but it?s one that needs a LOT of light! If we?re going to spark any kind of change surrounding racism in healthcare (and specifically in black maternal health) I truly believe that awareness is the first step.

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/black-maternal-health/

2021-04-16
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EP72: Help! What Is An Induction Like?

Labor induction ? this is a topic that comes up a LOT in my DMs over on Instagram and in the MLN community in general!

So, today on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I?m doing a Q&A-style episode all about planned inductions. Your most burning labor induction FAQs, answered!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/labor-induction-faqs/

 

2021-04-05
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EP71: Do You Want A Redemptive Birth?

In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had fellow mom Kyriaki come on the show to talk about her challenging postpartum experience after the birth of her first son.

The story is emotional from the start but ends with a beautiful, redemptive, second birth that completely heals Kyriaki physically and emotionally.

Read more about the episode at https://mommylabornurse.com/healing-after-traumatic-birth-story/

 

2021-03-29
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EP70: Why Do We Fight With Our Partners More After Having Babies?

In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had licensed therapist and creator behind the Instagram page @loveafterbaby, Sheina Schochet, come on the show to talk about the challenges of, yup, love after baby!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/love-after-baby-sheina-schochet/

2021-03-22
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EP69: Mom Hacks With Dr. Darria!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had the chance to have a chat with Dr. Darria, an ER doctor, regular contributor on CNN, NBC, and the Dr. Oz show, and author of Mom Hacks.

Her book hit the list of top 25 nation bestseller list, and when she reached out about coming on the show, I was so excited to have her come on to personally share some of her best mom hacks with the MLN community!

In today?s episode, Dr. Darria shares some her top tips and hacks for mamas that are currently pregnant, recently gave birth, breastfeeding, or have a young child at home!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/mom-hacks-dr-darria-interview/

 

2021-03-15
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Ep68: The Labor Games!

This episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is light-hearted and fun! I always like to feature interesting and unconventional birth stories, interview experts on various pregnancy symptoms and complications, and discuss all things labor and delivery.

But every once in a while, I like to do an episode that is just, well, FUN! And that?s where this idea came from.

My sister Jenna (who has never been pregnant and is not currently pregnant!) came on for a little segment I?m calling ?labor games?. I broke it up into four categories ? and they were all a total hit!

So, if you?re looking for some easy listening, pregnancy-related fun, you?re in the right place.

Read more at  https://mommylabornurse.com/labor-games-baby-shower-games/

2021-03-08
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EP67: Food Allergies, Breast Milk, And Dairy, Oh My!

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had a chance to do an expert interview with the fabulous Kathlena from @TheAllergyChef.

The episode is about all allergies, specifically food allergies, and even more specifically, milk allergies!

Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/the-allergy-chef-interview/

 

2021-03-01
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EP66: Dogs + Babies: What Should You Know Bringing Baby Home to Your Dog?

In this episode, I had professional dog trainer, Michelle, come on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast to talk all about dogs and babies.

Learn more about Michelle and her services:

On her website: www.PoochParenting.net  Over on Instagram: @PoochParenting On her new podcast: Pooch Parenting And in the free Facebook group: Parenting Kids and Dogs
2021-02-22
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EP65: Ezra?s Liver Transplant Story!

On this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I had the opportunity to talk to a fellow mom, Serena, about her little one?s incredible liver transplant story!

It?s a little different than some of our other birth stories, but I was so thrilled to have her come on and share her inspiring and miraculous story, and raise awareness about the power and importance of organ donation.

2021-02-15
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EP64: What is the Best Mom Car?

In this episode, I interview Kelly The Car Mom all about buying the right car for you as a parent.

For more info on the episode, check out our blog post at https://mommylabornurse.com/best-mom-car/

 

2021-02-08
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EP63: What Are The Realities of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes?

This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, Lindsey Wimmer the founder and director of Star Legacy Foundation came on the show to talk about stillbirth and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Stillbirth, neonatal death, and pregnancy loss are difficult topics to discuss, but raising awareness, opening dialogue, and knowing where to find support are crucial for those experiencing these realities.

 

2021-02-01
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EP62: Formula can be your friend!

Are you a mama that?s searching for the right formula? Maybe you?re breastfeeding and curious about supplementing? Or maybe you just wanna be more educated on the topic of formula and help denounce the narrative that formula is poison!

Whatever the case may be, I?m so excited to have you join me for this week?s episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast. Today we?ve got Mallory, Certified Infant Feeding Technician, formula expert, and the face behind the SUPER helpful Instagram account and website The Formula Mom.

   
2021-01-25
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EP61: What?s It Like To Be A Labor And Delivery Nurse?

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2021-01-18
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EP60: Do Working out and Pregnancy Mix?

In today?s episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we?re going to set the record straight on pregnancy fitness! I?m interviewing Sarah Kuhn, a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist and the founder of Juna!

Sponsor: Juna App

This week?s episode was sponsored by the app Sarah founded - Juna. It was created to provide scientifically backed, up to date fitness and nutrition information, all in one place to pregnant and postpartum mamas.

When you download Juna you?ll enter your baby?s due date - if you?re expecting - or your baby?s birthday if you?ve already had your baby, & you?ll be put directly into the appropriate week of your journey.

There?s a key nutrient every single week with recipe suggestions, a daily trimester-specific workout, and pregnancy and postpartum tips from Sarah and the team at Juna. There?s really no other app like it out there!

Sarah is giving a special offer to Mommy Labor Nurse listeners so right now you can get Juna for 20% off your subscription by using the code LIESEL at subscribe.juna.co

2021-01-11
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EP59: My Mom's Two VERY Different Birth Stories!

In this episode, my mom and sister joins the podcast and we talk all about our two vastly different birth stories!

Sharon's Bio:

Sharon lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and currently owns and renovates rental properties with her husband. She has two daughters, Liesel and Jenna, and two grandsons, Walter and Ryland, who she loves to pieces!

2020-12-21
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EP 58: FAQ's About Labor and Delivery!

In this episode, I answer your most commonly asked questions about labor and delivery!

Here are the questions I go over!

Any advice on choosing a pediatrician? Is it standard to have to lie down to push? Dr. told me I couldn?t deliver while standing or squatting. Is it normal for Braxton Hicks to slow down? I had them more often last month Fetal hiccups. Went to worry? I?m 31 weeks Third pregnancy, 37 weeks, baby hasn?t dropped yet, previous babies dropped early, normal? If my water breaks and I go to the hospital am I stuck on the bed? Have you had any moms with polycystic kidney disease have a success for delivery without a C-section? 3 1/2 months postpartum normal delivery. Having white glass like discharge in vagina. Is this normal? Is it true that you must wake up to do a night feed to keep milk supply up? at what time? Can you explain what stations mean? Midwife said I was -2 at 36 weeks pregnant? How long will your cervix stay dilated at 10 cm? What are good thank you gifts for nurse?s? I?m 36 weeks! It?s lightning crotch OK to have at 28 weeks? Is it possible to do skin to skin immediately after a C-section? I felt like it was forever to see my baby How often is your nurse typically in the room? Is Covid changing this? Where in the arm is a saline lock to IV usually in place? Are different placements better for movement? Any TV shows about labor and delivery?

 

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2020-12-14
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EP57: Kelsey?s Two Very Different Birth Stories And Lactation Struggles!

In this episode, Kelsey shares her two very different birth stories with her son and daughter, the second being a healing experience after the trauma from her first.

Kelsey's Bio:

Kelsey Fay is a 27 year old stay at home mother of 2. She and her husband has been married for almost 4 years, together for 11 years total! She welcomed her first child in February of 2018, experiencing a somewhat traumatic birth, including a failed epidural, a fast labor that resulted in her doctor not arriving in time, and an experience with a less than helpful lactation consultant. Her second birth, in December of 2019, was another quick birth, and required vacuum assistance as a result of her son?s heart rate dropping quite a few time. However, even though her second birth required some unexpected interventions due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around her son?s neck multiple times, she felt that it was very much a healing experience after the trauma of her daughter?s birth. Kelsey also addresses her two very different experiences with breastfeeding and lactation support, and how education for expectant mothers is crucial.

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2020-12-07
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EP56: Brittany's 29-Hour Long Induction!

In this episode, Brittany shares her unplanned 39-hour long induction at 37 weeks.

Brittany's Bio:

Brittany Dougherty is a mom to a 1.5 year old and is currently pregnant with baby number two. She lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband, son, and two dogs. She is a civil engineer by trade, but she enjoys talking about pregnancy and babies whenever she gets the chance.

You can follow Brittany on social media here: 

Growing Our Family Podcast & Blog Website: https://growingourfamily.com/
Insta, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter: @growingrfamily

Listen to Brittany's podcast episode that I was on here!

2020-11-30
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EP55: A Fellow Labor Nurse?s Birth Story! (Part 2)

In this episode, my employee and personal friend Tiffany shares her empowering unmedicated birth story with her second son, Callan.

Tiffany's Bio:

Tiffany is a long-time friend to Liesel, an employee at Mommy Labor Nurse, and a fellow labor and delivery nurse. At about 3 1/2 months postpartum, Tiffany found out she was pregnant for the second time and on April 28th, 2020 delivered her second son, Callan. 

2020-11-24
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EP54: A Fellow Labor Nurse's Birth Story! (Part 1)

In this episode, my employee and personal friend Tiffany shares her birth story and difficult postpartum experience with her first son, Wyatt.

Tiffany's Bio:

Tiffany is a long-time friend to Liesel, an employee at Mommy Labor Nurse, and a fellow labor and delivery nurse. After marrying her husband Ben, Tiffany got pregnant shortly afterwards and on April 18th, 2019 delivered her first son, Wyatt.

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Kindred Bravely

Kindred Bravely is a company built on love?a love that is poured into every piece of clothing they bring to life. Their clothes are meticulously designed to make your motherhood journey easier, from the bump to the breast and beyond. You deserve to look and feel great all of the time, Mama!

They have two goals: creating maternity and nursing clothes that are beautiful, useful, and comfortable, and building a community of moms who support and encourage each other on the motherhood journey.

Use code MLN20 to get 20% off all Kindred Bravely products (excluding gift cards and bundles) at KindredBravely.com!

2020-11-17
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EP53: What To Do When You?re Pregnant and Stressed Out!

In this episode, I interview my friend Parijat, a high-risk pregnancy specialist, all about stress and how it relates to pregnancy and delivery.

Here are the questions we go over!

Talk to me about how stress can play a part in pregnancy? How is stress related to preterm labor/other complications during pregnancy? What are some of the high risk complications that can occur related to stress? What are some tips we can do to reduce our stress during pregnancy? How about postpartum - is stress related to complications during postpartum as well?

Parijat's Bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever. Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home. Learn more at parijatdeshpande.com

You can follow Parijat here:

Website: https://parijatdeshpande.com/
IG: @healthy.highriskpregnancy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParijatDesh/
Parijat's Book, Pregnancy Brain - Available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: https://parijatdeshpande.lpages.co/pregnancybrain/
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2020-11-09
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EP52: Erin?s Redemptive Unmedicated Hospital Birth!

In this episode, Erin shares her traumatic birth story with her twin daughters and her redemptive unmedicated birth story with her son.

Erin's Bio:

Erin is a mom of three kids aged three and under living in Chicago. After a traumatic birth with her twin daughters, Erin shares why the unmedicated hospital birth of her son was a long-awaited redemptive experience -- and also like being in the passenger seat of a really crazy car ride!

Resources from the episode:

Birth it Up: The Natural Series: Erin's birth course to help her prepare for her second delivery (AKA my birth course!) Ina May's Guide to Childbirth: Helpful book Erin read to help prepare for her second delivery http://www.chicagobirthboutique.com/: Erin's doula, Lauren Elliott in Chicago   SPONSOR: Juna

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You can get Juna  for 20% off your subscription by using the code LIESEL at subscribe.juna.co!

 
2020-11-02
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EP51: From Birth To Baby?s First Birthday?Let?s Talk About Milestones!

In this episode, I interview my friend KC all about

KC's Bio:

KC is a pediatric physical therapist, specializing in motor development of children 0-3 years of age. She has been working in the physical therapy field with children for just under a decade, and is passionate about arming parents with knowledge & instilling confidence while teaching them how to understand & foster their child?s development. She is also a wife, mother to two girls, and the founder of Milestones & Motherhood, a community focused on parent education. She found after working in the field that parents simply weren?t provided information about what to expect in regards to milestones & their child?s development, which often leads to stress, comparison, & fears. She began her instagram page to provide free tips, tricks & information to parents to bridge this gap.   You can find KC on social media here: Instagram: @milestones.and.motherhood, Website: www.milestonesandmotherhood.com   Resources from the episode: KC created a Motor Milestone PDF that covers the first 3 years of gross motor milestones, including activities and photos to encourage milestone acquisition, general developmental information, when to speak to your pediatrician, & tips for other areas of development. Use code MOMMYLABOR5 for $5 off the Motor PDF

 

Newborn Basics 101

I?m still basking in the newborn snuggles (and struggles) over here and feeling super excited about Halloween with my TWO little ones this year.

With a newborn around, I?ve been catapulted back into newborn care 101 myself these days.

And you better believe I?m putting ALL the info in my Newborn Basics course to the test. The swaddling, the cord care, the witching hour ? I?m living it mama!

What?s awesome about this for you? I FULLY UPDATED Newborn Basics to include video content and demonstrations with my real live newborn!

To celebrate the course updates, I?m having a site-wide sale from October 30th at 10am EST until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 1st!

All of my individual products will be 30% off and bundles will be 10% off!

I can?t wait to be a part of your journey!!!

2020-10-26
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