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Motherhood Meets Medicine

Motherhood Meets Medicine

The Motherhood Meets Medicine Podcast is a space that brings all women together. It's for those who hope to be a mom one day, those who are already mothers, and mothers of mothers. This podcast will give you candid, informal interviews on motherhood topics that you can listen to while you're driving to work, folding laundry or whatever else your busy day may bring. Each week, Your host, Lynzy Coughlin, will be focusing on topics ranging from postpartum issues to feeding babies to managing toddler tantrums. She's bringing in experts with formal training to cover everything motherhood! So grab your coffee and join us for a weekly chat on your time. All are welcome! Lynzy is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department where she has practiced medicine for the last 12 years. You can connect with Lynzy on her Motherhood Life & Style Instagram account, @lynzyandco. This is where you'll have the chance to submit questions for guest experts.

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35. Debunking Food Industry Myths with Erin from Food Science Babe

EPISODE 35

Does grocery shopping overwhelm you? Same! With so many labels claiming products are organic, non-GMO, hormone-free, and natural, it?s hard to decide what is really best for us and our children. Not to mention, making the decision without breaking the bank. I am so relieved to get some real answers from Erin who is a chemical engineer and food scientist. You?ll be shocked, and probably relieved, to hear what she says about the food industry and what healthy really means.

Erin has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of MN. She has worked in the food industry for 10+ years in both the conventional and natural/organic sectors as an Engineer/Food Scientist. Erin debunks a lot of misinformation about the food industry on her Instagram and Tiktok accounts @foodsciencebabe that I definitely recommend you check out.

In this episode we discuss:

-The misconceptions about the term ?organic?

-What GMO really means

-The truth behind the EWG?s ?Dirty Dozen? list

-Which labels you should really care about

-How Europe and the United States regulate food

Resources:

-EU food colors video

-Red Dye 40 & ADHD video

-Hidden dangers of organic foods video

-Dirty Dozen video

Connect with Erin:

-Erin's Patreon page

-Instagram, Facebook, TikTok: @foodsciencebabe

-Twitter: @foodscibabe

-Merchandise

-Linktree

SHOW NOTES: lynzyandco.com

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-10-06
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34. Updates on MIS-C and COVID in Children with Dr. Anita Patel

EPISODE 34

In episode 3, I had Dr. Anita Patel on the show to share her invaluable knowledge on MISC. She graciously returned to answer all of my listener?s questions related to the Covid-19 Delta Variant. There has been so much chatter about this on social media and the news, so I?m grateful that I got to pick the brain of an expert on the topic. From treatments used to the results of the vaccine study, she fills us in on the facts that you?ve been wanting.

Dr. Patel is a pediatric critical care doctor, assistant professor, and NIH funded researcher at Children's National Hospital in addition to being a 500 hour RYT yoga teacher. She uses her social media to show the human side of academic medicine that she so lacked as a medical trainee with a focus on motherhood in medicine, her IVF journey, and the raw difficulties of finding balance in this chaos.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Covid?s effect on children has changed throughout the pandemic

-Treatments that have been found to be effective and ineffective

-Ways healthcare workers are dealing with the pandemic two years later

-Pfizer vaccine study results in regards to safety and efficacy in children

Connect with Dr. Patel:

-Instagram: @anitakpatelmd

-Tiktok: @anitakpatelmd

SHOW NOTES: lynzyandco.com

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-09-29
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33. 6 Real Stories of Vaccine Hesitancy

EPISODE 33

Today?s episode is a bit different from our normal episodes, and I?m excited for you to hear it. I?m talking with six different women from my community who are generously sharing their stories with us. Some of these women grew up in a household that did not receive vaccinations.  Others became skeptical of vaccines at some point in their life, but later changed their mind.

With all the differing opinions on vaccines, I believe it?s important to have this open dialogue and listen to each other?s questions and opinions. If you are on the fence about getting vaccinated, you may enjoy hearing these honest stories and understanding how these women came to the decision to get the COVID vaccine and what the turning points were for them.

In this episode we discuss:

-Common reasons that parents decide not to vaccinate their children

-Why people change their stance on vaccines

-A reminder that all parents are trying to do what?s best for their children

-How differing opinions on vaccinations can cause turbulence in families

-Getting accurate and unbiased information from medical professionals

SHOW NOTES: lynzyandco.com

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-09-22
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32. Toddler Sleep Habits, Transitions, and Night Terrors with Melissa Perry

EPISODE 32

Melissa Perry is back on the show again! In episode 12, she gave all kinds of tips on baby sleep training. Today we?re diving into all things toddler sleep related. Toddler sleep comes with a whole new set of challenges, as they have developed strong personalities and often become fearful of sleeping in their own room. Melissa is sharing incredibly helpful advice on how we can help our toddlers achieve the best sleep possible. 

Melissa Perry is the Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant at The Cradle Coach and The Cradle Coach Academy. She has received her certification as a Happiest Baby on the Block educator and a Maternity and Baby Certified Sleep Consultant from the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. She also has her certification as a Newborn Care Advanced Specialist from the Newborn Care Training Academy. For over 10 years, she has helped entrepreneurs successfully launch their own businesses through The Cradle Coach Academy.

In this episode we discuss:

-Transitioning from two naps to one nap

-Suggestions for transitioning to a toddler bed
-What to do if your child is having night terrors

-How to handle early morning wake ups 

-Creative strategies for helping kids successfully sleep in their own room

Resources mentioned:

-Okay to wake alarm clock
-Door monkey

-Use LYNZYANDCO at thecradlecoach.com and take 10% off any sleep package

-SHOW NOTES: lynzyandco.com

Connect with Melissa:

-Website: thecradlecoach.com

-The Cradle Coach Academy

-Instagram: @thecradlecoach

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-09-15
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31. Postpartum Rage and How To Manage It With Dr. Ashurina Ream

EPISODE 31

There is growing awareness around signs of postpartum depression. However, there is a condition that isn?t talked about nearly as much, and that is perinatal rage. This anger often comes out of nowhere, and is not consistent with your normal personality. Many people who experience this feel shame, and it can impact your relationships and the way that you?re functioning day to day. However, it doesn?t have to continue. There are ways to get help. 

Our guest today, Dr. Ashurina Ream, is a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. She began pursuing this speciality after her own experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Ream is describing to us what perinatal rage is, the common risk factors, and how to get support.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-What postpartum rage is and when it most commonly occurs
-The difference between postpartum rage and typical postpartum hormones
-When and where to seek professional help
-How to talk to your partner about it
-Ways that postnatal screenings can be dramatically improved

 

Resources mentioned:

-postpartum.net

-Managing Mom Rage Workshop

-Learn more about Karen Kleiman at postpartumstress.com

 

Connect with Dr. Ream:

-psychedmommy.com

-Online Workshops

-Instagram: @psychedmommy

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-09-08
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30. Understanding Sensory Processing and Why It?s So Important with Rachel Harrington

EPISODE 30

Today?s topic is one that I did not know much about before walking into this interview with Rachel Harrington. Rachel is breaking down what sensory processing is and why it?s so important to understand as parents. She shares how sensory challenges show up with our children and what we can do to best support their needs. Some children will only wear certain fabrics or eat certain foods. Others may be extremely sensitive to sounds. Or maybe you have a child who constantly needs to be chewing on something. Rachel is going to explain the why behind these preferences and behaviors. 

Rachel is a Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who is dedicated to helping children with different abilities feel confident in their own skin. She began her sensory journey by designing fashionable, innovative weighted vests to give children the ability to regulate their sensory needs, while fitting in with their peers. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, young son, and dog, and can be found outside hiking, playing games, and not taking life too seriously!

Rachel is the co-host of the All Things Sensory by Harkla Podcast, which aims to educate and equip parents, therapists, and educators with the tools and information to understand sensory integration. She holds her Autism Certificate, as well as additional continuing education in Handwriting Without Tears, Primitive Reflex Integration, Sensory Integration, and more! Rachel shares tips, tricks and strategies about sensory processing on her Instagram to help parents and therapists better understand the sensory system!

 

In this episode we discuss:

-What different sensory processing challenges look like
-Early warning signs of sensory processing in infants
-What to do if you are concerned with your child?s sensory needs
-Suggested sensory based activities based on age

 

Resources mentioned:

-All Things Sensory by Harkla

-Digital Courses

-The Sensory Project WEIGHTED VESTS

-Z-Vibes | All Tips, Kits, & Accessories

-Sit 'n Spin Activity Toy

 

Connect with Rachel:

-Instagram: @thesensoryproject208

-Podcast Instagram: @allthingssensorypodcast

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-09-01
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29. A Quick Announcement on Screen-Free August

I am going screen-free for the entire month of August and I encourage you to join me! In this quick announcement episode, I'm sharing why I'm ditching the screens. Motherhood Meets Medicine will be back with new episodes every Wednesday beginning September 1st, 2021. Until then, enjoy your solitude and extra time with loved ones!

 

Resources Mentioned:

-Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World 

-Join me for a screening of The Social Dilemma:

bigmarker.com/start1/The-Social-Dilemma-Hosted-by-START-and-Lynzy-and-Co

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-08-04
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27. A Conversation on Giving Birth in Turkey and Cultural Differences

EPISODE 27

I?ll be taking a break from our ?Mothers Around the World? series for the time being. To close things out,  we?re joined by a mom living in Turkey. Sarah shares what it?s like to live and parent in the Middle East and how it compares to experiences in the States. 

 

Sarah Bahiraei is a writer, teacher, wife, and mom. Once upon a time, she hopped a plane to the Middle East with a one-way ticket in hand. Now she lives in Turkey with her husband, Afshin, and daughter, Esther. She has a heart for humanitarian work, refugee aid and relief, advocating on behalf of others, and writing down unseen stories. She writes about faith, immigration, and living in the in-between on her blog onefootonboth.com. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Sarah?s prenatal, birth, and postpartum experience
-The high rate of c-sections in Turkey
-Cultural differences between Turkey and the United States
-Private and public schooling

 

Connect with Sarah:

Instagram: @sarahbahiraei

Blog: onefootonboth.com

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-07-26
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26. What Parents Need to Know About How to Handle and Prevent Bullying with Jessica Vanderwier

Has your child ever been bullied? Perhaps your child has even been the one bullying someone else. Either scenario is not easy to handle as a parent. With social media and other technology, bullying is more present than ever before and shows up differently depending on the stage of life your child is in. Jessica Vanderwier is on the show today to talk us through how to best support our children when they are faced with bullying and how we can do our part to create an anti-bullying culture.

 

Jessica is a registered psychotherapist from Ontario and a mother of two girls. She shares practical parenting insights daily on @ourmamavillage on Instagram and she also has a free masterclass on 3 Secrets to Punishment Free Parenting

 

In this episode we discuss:

-The definition of bullying

-How to raise kids who don't bully

-Signs that your child is being bullied

-First steps to take if your child is being bullied 

 

Resources Mentioned:

-FREE Masterclass: 3 Secrets to Punishment Free Parenting

-Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds

-Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids

-Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs recipe

 

Connection with Jessica:

-Instagram: @ourmamavillage

-Website: ourmamavillage.com

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-07-21
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25. Polyvagal Theory and How it Relates to Parenting with Michelle Gaines

If you aren?t familiar with polyvagal theory, Michelle Gaines is breaking it down for you in today?s episode. Polyvagal theory is not evidence based, but a set of theoretical principles. It relates to our emotional regulation, social connection, and fear response. In this discussion, we dive into what polyvagal theory is and how it can be applied to everyday interactions with ourselves, our children, and others. Michelle discusses fascinating topics such as how we experience safety and stress in our bodies and how we experience connection or disconnection.

 

Michelle is a mother of two, Certified Conscious Parenting Coach, longtime educator, and founder of a trauma-informed education non-profit. Michelle combines her passion for education with her formal training in: The Conscious Parenting Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, the Neurobiology of Trauma, and more to support parents, educators and professionals.

 

Matters discussed and referenced in this episode are in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling, or any other type of therapy, or medical advice. If you are in crisis, please dial 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-What exactly polyvagal theory is and is not

-The two parts of the autonomic nervous system 

-The 3 organizing principles of polyvagal theory

-Ways we can improve connection and communication as parents 

-What to do if you find yourself or your children in moments of dysregulation

 

Resources Mentioned:

-polyvagalinstitute.org

-YouTube video Dr. Dan Siegal Presenting a Hand Model of the Brain

 

Connect with Michelle:

-michelle-gaines.com

-Instagram: @michellegainescoaching

-schedule your FREE 30-minute Zoom consult with Michelle

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-07-14
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24. Experiencing Motherhood as an Expat in Guatemala

On today?s episode of ?Mothers Around the World? we hear from a mother living in Guatemala. Michelle tells us what she loves about the culture and pace of life in Guatemala. She speaks to her prenatal and postnatal experience as an Expat, and how it compares to what the majority of Guatemalan women experience. 

 

Michelle is originally from California and a former high school teacher. In 2010, she took a teaching position in Guatemala and has lived there ever since. She is married to her husband, who is originally from Guatemala, and is a mom of four children. Michelle now works with a non-profit organization. She writes about motherhood, marriage, and life in between two cultures and countries. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post and Scary Mommy.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Comparing the Guatemalan National hospital, private hospital, and birthing center

-The role that extended family plays in postpartum care

-Cultural differences between Guatemala and United States

-What lock down looked like in Guatemala and how their community responded to it

-Finding freedom in less options and a slower pace of life

 

Resources Mentioned:

-How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting

-Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us

-Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

-Michelle's Instagram: @michelleackerperez

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-07-12
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23. Allana Robinson on the Benefits of Being Outdoors and Free Play

We?ve all heard how great it is for our kids to engage in free play, especially while spending time outside. But what are the real benefits? Furthermore, how in the world do we even get our kids to play independently for more than five minutes at a time? Why is it so difficult for some children to be interested in playing alone?  Our guest today, Allana Robinson, is an expert on this topic and she is sharing how to make this all possible for you and your children. 

 

In my conversation with Allana, we discuss the importance of outdoor play and independent play. This has been a huge passion of mine over the last year, and I?m excited for you to hear this discussion. Allana Robinson is a parenting coach and registered early childhood educator. She supports parents of children 2-6 years old with understanding why their children misbehave and how to fix it without yelling, shaming, or time-outs.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-The definition of free play and why it?s so important for adults not to interfere during this time
-How to slowly build up free play time at any age
-Incorporating nature with infants
-Why parents have fears around unsupervised play
-Setting safe boundaries with children and using the tools available to us

 

Resources mentioned:

-Time timer

-No Child Left Alone Study

-Myopia Study

-Small Animals: Parenthood In The Age of Fear by Kim Brooks

-Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscom

-Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Dr. Stuart Brown

-The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds

-Editorial: Environmental Enrichment: Enhancing Neural Plasticity, Resilience, and Repair

-Instant Pot Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

 

Connect with Allana:

-allanarobinson.com

-Instagram: @parentingposse

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-07-07
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22. Early Brain Development and Nutrition with Cerebelly Founder, Dr. Teresa Purzner

Have you ever found yourself in the baby food aisle feeling lost as you try to decide which baby food to buy? You want the best for your child, but there are so many options! Unfortunately the pictures of nutritious vegetables on the front are often misleading. Dr. Teresa Purzner found herself in this same situation and was shocked at what she found when she read the nutritional information on the back of pouch packages. Today she is sharing her findings regarding the shocking lack of nutrients in baby foods and how she created a product that fills the need of convenient and nutritious foods for early years. 

 

Dr. Purzner is a practicing neurosurgeon and PhD Developmental Neurobiologist from Stanford, but first and foremost, she is a mom to three little ones which is what inspired her to start Cerebelly. She started Cerebelly with her brother, Nick but her day job is still neurosurgery. She believes in the critical importance in improving the way we nourish children - specifically in the early years when their brain is doing its most important stages of development.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Nutritious go-to snacks and meals and how to make them

-Nutrients that support brain development during a baby?s first year

-How to navigate the baby food aisle

-Which foods to focus on while breastfeeding

 

Resources:

-cerebelly.com

-Instagram: @eatcerebelly

-Female Disrupters: Dr. Teresa Purzner of Cerebelly On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry 

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-30
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21. Navigating Screen Time with Kids to Foster Positive Relationships with Andrea Davis

If you follow along on Instagram, you may know that limiting screen time is a huge passion of mine. We are living in a technology-driven world, and while there are many great things that come from it, there are also so many dangers - specifically when it comes to how it affects our relationships with ourselves and others. There are simple things that you can change to decrease screen time and increase your ability to be present and connect. 

 

Andrea Davis and I have a conversation around our experiences with technology and how we do, or don?t, incorporate it into daily life. Andrea guides us through having the tough conversations with your children around limiting time on devices and how that can really pay off in the long run.

 

Andrea Davis is a former secondary ed teacher turned screen-time-navigator. She is the founder of Better Screen Time where she shares family-tested ideas from the (tech) trenches as a mom of five. She is on a mission to help parents worry less about tech, and connect more with their kids. Andrea and her husband, Tyler, live in beautiful Hood River, Oregon where they love spending time outdoors as a family.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-The benefits of setting our devices aside

-Involving our spouse and kids in creating a tech plan

-Practical ways to talk to your kids about technology 

-Having the skill of self-awareness 

-What happens when we let our children be bored

 

Resources mentioned:

-Creating a Tech Healthy Family, Andrea Davis

-Loftie alarm clock

-Spaghetti sauce recipe

-24/6, Tiffany Shlain

-Reset Your Child's Brain, Victoria L. Dunckley

-Glow Kids, Nicholas Kardaras 

-Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport

-The Gabb Phone

 

Connect with Andrea:

-betterscreentime.com

-Andrea's courses

-Instagram: @betterscreentime

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-23
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20. Hear From a German Citizen and Midwife on Prenatal and Postnatal Care

I hope you have been enjoying hearing from mothers around the world! Today we hear from a woman who was born and raised in Germany. Julika is a wife, mom of three children, and has been a midwife for the past 14 years. At the time of this interview, she is on maternity leave with her seven month old baby. 

 

Julika is sharing all about prenatal and postnatal maternal care that is given in Germany. What?s most amazing to me is the on-going postpartum support that women receive in their own homes. I would love to hear what you find to be the most fascinating after listening to this interview!

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Julika?s experience in school as a child

-Prenatal and postnatal standard of care in Germany

-Details of German midwife support

-Maternity leave options for mothers and fathers

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-21
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19. Ask the Midwife Q&A with Ailsa Emmel

When you are expecting a baby, there are so many decisions to make before, during, and after labor. Having a midwife can be a true source of comfort throughout this time. What exactly is a midwife though? How does it differ from an OB or doula?  My friend Ailsa is on the show to shed some light on what exactly a midwife does. I know you will feel Ailsa?s passion for helping women feel comfortable and stay safe during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  

 

Ailsa Emmel is a certified nurse midwife and a huge advocate for women empowerment. Previously, she was a commissioned officer and Navy Nurse. Once she had her twins, she attended the University of Miami to complete Midwifery school. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

-The difference between an OBGYN, midwife, and doula

-Making important decisions during labor and after birth such as epidurals, VBACs, and delayed cord clamping

-The motherhood comparison game that begins during pregnancy 

-Black maternal health disparities

 

Resources mentioned:

-Ailsa's Instagram: @_happygocurly_

-Irth: Birth Without Bias

-Hear from the founder of Irth

-Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell

-The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt 

-blackmamasmatter.org

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-16
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18. Dr. Daria Falkowitz on Common Household Toxicology Exposures in Children

Essential oils, household cleaners, medications, and lawn care chemicals. We have so many things around our homes that could be dangerous if ingested by children. What should we and should not be worried about? Today Dr. Daria Falkowitz and I are reviewing the most common household substances that children are exposed to, what to do if your child eats or drinks a medication or household product, and much more. 

 

Daria Falkowitz DO is a full time board certified emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist who specializes in poisonings, overdoses, and environmental/occupational toxins. She is the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ and is also a mother of two young daughters.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Common household substances that children are exposed to and more likely to ingest

-Unexpected causes of children being admitted to the ER

-How extensively you should baby-proof your home

-The first steps to take if your child has an exposure to something dangerous

-Whether or not there is a danger in using common things such as fluoride toothpaste, stain removers on clothing, essential oils, etc.

 

Resources mentioned:

-Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

-Dr. Daria's Instagram: @em.tox.mom

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-09
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17. A Canadian Mom Shares Her Experience with Midwife Care and Universal Healthcare

Today we?re continuing my ?mothers from around the world? series! In this episode, I?m chatting with Jessica Matson. Jessica lives just outside of Toronto, Ontario. She talks about her incredible experience using midwife care, which included several in-home visits from them postpartum. Sounds amazing, right? Wait until you hear about her maternity leave! We also dive into the details of universal healthcare.

 

Jessica is a mom of two, currently on maternity leave. In her non-mom life, she works in user experience for an insurance company. She also loves running. At the time of recording in May 2021, Jess is working on surviving lockdown in Ontario, as it has some of the strictest restrictions in North America!

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Prenatal and postpartum care in Canada

-Universal healthcare and what that looks like for new moms

-Childcare costs and the possibility of universal childcare

-Maternity leave in Canada vs. the United States

 

What are your thoughts on what was shared in this episode? I would love to hear your biggest takeaway over on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. 

 

Resources Mentioned:

-Hear about the experience of a mom living in Germany in episode 14

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-07
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16. What We Can Learn From Other Cultures In How They Treat Postpartum Women ft. Tracey Agnese, MD

Have you ever researched the differences in postpartum care around the world? It is fascinating to see how different things are, such as paid maternity/paternity leave and expectations of a mom after birth. Today I?ll be chatting with Tracey Agnese on this topic. We?ll look at postpartum care globally, how certain cultures differ from one another, and what we can learn from that information. Stay tuned for future interviews with women from around the world to hear their experiences! 

 

Tracey Agnese, MD, IBCLC has been a Pediatrician in private practice NYC for over ten years. As a Pediatrician and a mom, she knows how difficult it is to have and care for a newborn baby. She also knows that new moms often neglect taking care of themselves, and wants to help change that. Dr. Agnese provides online educational resources for new moms on how to take care of their newborn baby. She also focuses on showing new moms how important it is to take care of themselves from the start.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Common themes among other cultures when it comes to postpartum care

-How postpartum traditions in the U.S. vs. other cultures affect breastfeeding

-What the U.S. can learn from other countries and vice versa

-How PTO affects the health and well-being of a mom and baby 

 

Resources mentioned:

-Episode 4: Pelvic Floor Issues Postpartum and When to Seek Help

-The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

-You can find Tracey's CousCous recipe + other information mentioned here

-paidleave.us

 

Connect with Tracey:

-traceymd.com

-Instagram: @babydocmama

-Youtube Channel

-Facebook

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-06-02
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15. Autism and Always Advocating for Your Children with Melissa Hammerle

Have you ever had a gut feeling that something was concerning about your child?s development, behavior, or health? This is what Melissa Hammerle experienced when she knew something was going on with her son and suspected he had autism. Melissa is on the podcast to share her story of all the heartbreaking challenges her family went through to get an official diagnosis for her son, Parker. She reminds us how important it is to fight for your children and continue to ask questions, even when you feel like no one is in your corner. 

 

Melissa is the ultimate queen of chaos. As an army wife and a momma to four,  life is anything but boring. She is a former teacher and postpartum depression survivor. She currently spends her days playing chauffeur and advocating for women to love themselves in all their stages and serve as a reminder that it?s ok that life is completely messy.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Misconceptions about autism
-Resources for parents who are trying to get their child an official diagnosis
-Early signs that intervention is needed
-What research says about the cause of autism
-How we can best support family and friends who have a child with autism

 

Resources:

-Learn more about early intervention here

 

Connect with Melissa:

-melissainchaos.com

-Instagram: @melissainchaos

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-05-26
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14. An American Mom Living Abroad in Germany Compares her Birth Experience, Postpartum Care, COVID Regulations, and Difference in Schooling

Welcome to the first episode of a new interview series I?ll be holding two times per month. In these interviews, I?ll have a casual conversation with mothers who are living in countries around the world. We?ll discuss topics like prenatal care, pregnancy, postnatal care, delivery, schooling, and parenting in other countries. 

 

Today we are joined by Jenna. She is a wife and mom of four girls. She has been living in Germany for the last year, and gave birth to her fourth baby while residing there. She will tell us all about her experience of having a baby in Germany. Jenna also has a daughter in first grade, and speaks to their experience of the schools in Germany compared to here in the states. Let me tell you, it is EYE-OPENING to say the least!

 

In this episode we discuss:

-Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum care in Germany

-What the COVID lockdown is like abroad

-The major differences in German schools compared to the United States

-Examples of how public spaces abroad are created with children in mind

 

Resources mentioned:

-There?s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom?s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-05-24
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13. Dr. Michelle Rockwell's Miscarriage Story and a Message That You Are Not Alone

One in four. This is the well-known statistic of women who experience miscarriage. Regardless of how common miscarriage is, that doesn?t make it any easier to go through. Dr. Michelle Rockwell is sharing her story of miscarriage with us on the podcast and how her experience was affected by COVID. Our hope is that this episode will make you feel less alone if you have gone through a miscarriage, or will feel more prepared to support a friend or family member who has. 

 

Dr. Michelle is a double board certified Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Physician, married to an ER doctor, and has two boys. Her platform, Doctor Mommy Md, was founded out of her passion for helping moms navigate this wild journey of motherhood! She has specific interest and expertise in breastfeeding, child health and development, prenatal fitness and postpartum maternal health.

 

In this episode we discuss:

-What you can do to lower your risk of miscarriage 

-The top causes of miscarriage 

-Whether or not there is an increase amount of miscarriage in the COVID vaccine population

-The feelings of fear and anxiety that come after having a miscarriage 

-How you can best support those going through a miscarriage

 

Resources Mentioned:

-Miscarriage Odds Reassurer

-Miscarriage Probability Chart

-Journal: Grieving the Child I Never Knew

 

Connect with Michelle:

-Instagram: @doctormommymd

-Thriving in Motherhood - Baby's First Year

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-05-19
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12. Baby Sleep Training, Regressions, and Transitions with The Cradle Coach Founder, Melissa Perry

Sleep is so incredibly important. When your baby is not sleeping well, it affects everyone in your home. If your baby isn?t sleeping at night or only taking short cat naps, sleep training may be the next step. But how do you know if sleep training is right for you? Our guest today, Melissa Perry, is breaking it all down so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family. She is answering all of your questions about baby sleep patterns and routines. There are small and gentle tweaks that you can make to ensure that you are promoting healthy sleep habits for your baby.

 

Melissa Perry is the Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant at The Cradle Coach and The Cradle Coach Academy. She has received her certification as a Happiest Baby on the Block educator and a Maternity and Baby Certified Sleep Consultant from the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. She also has her certification as a Newborn Care Advanced Specialist from the Newborn Care Training Academy. For over 10 years, she has helped entrepreneurs successfully launch their own businesses through The Cradle Coach Academy. We plan to have Melissa back on the show in the near future to discuss toddler sleep tips!

 

In this episode we discuss:

-What sleep training is and when you should try it

-The four month sleep regression

-Transitioning to one nap per day

-Ideal sleeping environments and schedules for babies

-How often babies go through sleep cycles

 

Resources:

-YouTube: How to Guide for Baby Sleep

-Nap Transitions (3 to 2)

-Nap Transitions (2 to 1)

-Wake Window Guide

-Sleep Regression Cheat Sheet

-Become a sleep consultant at thecradlecoachacademy.com

 

LYNZYANDCO at thecradlecoach.com takes 10% off any sleep package.

LYNZYANDCO at thecradlecoachacademy.com can be used for anyone who would like to become a pediatric sleep consultant and take the online certification course. This coupon will take $500 off the full tuition price.

 

Connect with Melissa:

-thecradlecoach.com

-thecradlecoach.com/blog

-Instagram: @thecradlecoach

-Instagram: @thecradlecoachacademy

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-05-12
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11. Transitioning Babies to Solid Foods with Speech Language Pathologist, Abbie Gacke

As your baby reaches the age of 4-6 months, one of the hottest topics is how to best introduce solids. Should you stick with purees or go straight to baby led weaning? Today, Abbie Gacke is here to discuss all the topics around solid foods. We?ll look at when to start them and how to start them. Which foods do you start with? Do we need to give wait time each time a new food is introduced? When is a feeding evaluation warranted? Will rice cereal help my baby with reflux? Abbie is answering all of the questions and more.

 

Abbie is a wife and mom of two young boys living in the Midwest. She is a speech language pathologist and certified lactation counselor (CLC) with speciality training in breastfeeding/lactation counseling, infant feeding disorders, and childhood feeding difficulties. She started her career in the suburbs of Chicago where she gained specialized experience working with children with various feeding and swallowing difficulties. Those experiences solidified her passion in the area of feeding and swallowing and she loves getting the opportunity to help families feel empowered when it comes to feeding their child!

 

In this episode we discuss:

Signs that your baby may have a tongue tie The biggest indicators that babies are ready for solid foods Baby led weaning vs. puree feeding When to know if your child might need a feeding evaluation Recommendations on bottles, pacifiers, and cups

 

Resources mentioned:

Ripple milk New Dietary Guidelines (AAP News)

 

Connect with Abbie:

Instagram: @feedingbabes_slp

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-05-05
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10. Sharon McMahon on Confirmation Bias, Misinformation, and Navigating News and Social Media

How do we better control misinformation floating around social media? Which news sources should you trust? How do you find middle ground with someone on a topic that you do not agree on? What are the driving forces behind conspiracy theories? We are answering all of these questions and more in today?s interview with Sharon McMahon. 

 

Sharon is the mastermind behind the Instagram account @sharonsaysso, where she tackles tough government questions with non-partisan facts. She has over a decade of experience in government and law education. Sharon is passionate about teaching others how to recognize bias and empower them to feel less overwhelmed and more informed along the way.

 

In this episode we discuss:

What biases are and how to spot them in news sources Our role in holding the media accountable How to know which sources are reputable and which are not Strategies for having tough conversations with people who have viewpoints that are not your own Why you should not be getting your news from social media

 

Resources mentioned:

allsides.com Instagram: @allsidesnow Media Bias Chart: adfontesmedia.com Teach kids about bias with commonsensemedia.org A post shared by Partial News (@partialnews)

 

Connect with Sharon:

Instagram: @sharonsaysso website: sharonmcmahon.com Government for Grownups Workshops

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-04-28
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9. Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, and Intrusive Thoughts with Dr. Catherine Schmidt

One in five moms experience postpartum depression and/or postpartum anxiety. Recent research shows that half of moms experience intrusive thoughts during their motherhood journey. Do these statistics surprise you? If you are experiencing any of these mood disorders, you?re most definitely not alone. Today, Dr. Catherine Schmidt is answering all our questions on these topics.

 

Dr. Catherine Schmidt is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco, California. She specializes in helping women improve their relationships, alleviate anxiety, and cultivate a balanced, fulfilling life.

 

In this episode we discuss:

The difference between baby blues and postpartum depression Intrusive thoughts and how to effectively manage them How and where to seek help with PPD and PPA Post-weaning depression and postpartum rage Whether or not placenta encapsulation has proven benefits

 

Resources mentioned:

Psychology Today Mental Health Resources For Women

 

Connect with Dr. Catherine:

drcatherineschmidt.com  Instagram: @drcatherineschmidt 

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-04-21
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8. Understanding Preconception Planning and Care with Megan Tantillo

Our guest expert today is Megan Tantillo. Megan is a nurse health coach and founder of Holistic Health Code, an online health coaching practice for women and families. Megan helps women set and achieve health goals, navigate the health system, and get the most out of their health care. She believes that health care should be holistic and rooted in science. Megan is also finishing up her final semester for her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. 

 

Megan and I are talking all about preconception planning and important things to think about when trying for a baby. This conversation can apply to you whether you?re planning your first baby or fifth baby. Megan is a special person in my life because she helped coach me through a time in my life when I was having multiple miscarriages and issues with my cycles. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

What preconception planning and care is How women can figure out when they are ovulating Understanding your cycle phases and using it to work with your body rather than against it The steps women should take when thinking about getting pregnant Ovulation kits and whether or not they work Conception for women in their 30s and above Recommended supplements to take when you are trying to get pregnant

 

Resources mentioned:

Cycle chart Download the FAM guide Modern Fertility Ovulation Test Ava Bracelet Fertility Friend App Viral tortilla hack 

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-04-14
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7. Reframing Toddler Tantrums with Dr. Becky Kennedy

EPISODE 7

Tantrums. They are one of the greatest challenges that come with motherhood and they always seem to occur in the most inconvenient of times. So what in the world do you do to get your child and you through them without escalating the issue even more? We?ll be talking all about this topic and more in today?s episode. 

 

I?m joined by Dr. Becky Kennedy, a clinical psychologist specializing in parenting and resilience. We are chatting about tantrums and how to handle them. As you?ll hear in the episode, the strategies mentioned apply to both toddlers, older kids and adults. There is a lot of information in the episode and I encourage you to find one takeaway that seems manageable for you and your family and start there! 

 

In this episode we discuss:

How to self-regulate as adults Triggers that we experience as parents and how to handle them Key in-the-moment tantrum strategies Understanding what a tantrum is and why it occurs The importance of understanding how we were raised as children and how that translates into our own parenting  Managing tantrums when you are caring for multiple children What to do if you and your partner disagree on how you parent Supporting nonverbal children through a tantrum 

 

Dr. Becky's Resources:

Deeply Feeling Kids Workshop
More courses and workshops
IGTV, Laying the Foundation for Resilience: A Video for Skeptical Parents Instagram: @drbeckyathome

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-04-07
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6. Reducing Anxieties Surrounding Complications During Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum with Dr. Marta Perez

EPISODE 6

In today?s episode, Dr. Marta Perez and I will be addressing OB complications and how to reduce our anxiety surrounding those. We?ll look at complications during pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum. Dr. Perez?s eight week old baby, Paul, joins in on the conversation as well! With the incredible modern medicine we have now, you?ll hear that complications are common but not typically life-threatening. Hopefully by the end of this conversation, most of your anxieties and fears regarding these complications will be put to rest.

 

Dr. Perez is a board certified OB-GYN and assistant professor of OB-GYN at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she works as a laborist exclusively taking care of pregnant patients admitted to the hospital. She has a passion for direct public education on social media. Dr. Perez can be found on Instagram and Youtube providing evidence-based information about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, contraception and more. She enjoys everything fitness, reading, spending time with her husband and dog, and being a new mom. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

The most common complications during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum The difference between preeclampsia and eclampsia and who is at risk for it The myths and facts regarding gestational diabetes  Birth trauma and what to do if you experience it The glamorization of birth on social media Having babies after previous birth complications Whether or not you should be concerned to have babies over the age of 35 Epidural complications and how common they really are

 

Connect with Dr. Perez:

Instagram: @dr.martaperez YouTube Channel
Website: drmartaperez.com

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-31
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5. Rapid Fire Q&A on COVID Vaccines with Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Jessica Malaty Rivera

Today we are diving into a rapid fire question and answer session about the COVID vaccines with infectious disease epidemiologist, Jessica Malaty Rivera. Jessica and I both receive numerous questions daily regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. These are questions that so many of you have, so this episode will help us all understand everything more clearly. Jessica will break down the science behind the vaccines and address the theories and myths circulating around them. We will also both share our experiences of being vaccinated.

 

Jessica has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to infectious disease research, public health policy, and vaccine advocacy. She earned her Masters of Science Degree in emerging infectious diseases from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her specialty is in translating complex scientific concepts into impactful judgement free and accessible information for a diverse audience. She is currently the science communication lead for the COVID tracking project at the Atlantic. She is also a member of the COVID-19 dispersed volunteer research network and an expert contributor for the NBC Bay Area and CNN.

 

Some of the questions we answer in this episode are:

Can the vaccine cause fertility issues? Is the vaccine FDA approved? Which vaccines are available? Which is best to get? Did they skip animal studies during the vaccine trials? If you?ve had the vaccine, should you still get tested after exposure? Can you still develop long-hauler COVID symptoms after receiving the vaccine? How long does the vaccine last? Will we need boosters? How do we know that the vaccine doesn?t have long-term negative effects?  Have there been any confirmed deaths caused by the vaccine? Does the vaccine affect your menstrual cycle and ovulation?  Has it been proven that the vaccine can prevent carrying or transferring COVID to others?

 

You can connect with Jessica on Instagram @jessicamalatyrivera.

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-24
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4. Pelvic Floor Issues Postpartum and When to Seek Help with Sara Reardon

Have you ever heard of a pelvic floor physical therapist? If not, this episode is for you. As women, we're often told that peeing your pants and having painful sex during pregnancy or after birth is normal. While it may be common, it doesn't have to be your new normal. Over the years, I've become so passionate about helping women understand how crucial pelvic PTs are, especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Our guest today, Sara Reardon, is an expert on this topic.

 

Sara Reardon is a doctor of physical therapy graduating from Washington University in St. Louis and board-certified women's health physical therapist. Sara specializes in pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, painful sex, and pregnancy and postpartum recovery. She is the owner of NOLA Pelvic Health, a pelvic health physical therapy clinic in New Orleans, La. and founder of the Vagina Whisperer, an online resource for pelvic health education to support, empower, and education women worldwide. She is a mom to two boys, wife, Saints fan and wanna-be yogi.

 

In this episode we discuss:

What the pelvic floor is and how you can best support it The most common issues seen postpartum pertaining to the pelvic floor When to seek help during pregnancy and postpartum Whether or not you should do exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor Why painful sex occurs during the postpartum period and what you can do about it The correlation between a weak pelvic floor and lower back pain

 

Resources from this episode:

Sara's website: thevaginawhisperer.com Online Telehealth Sessions Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Fitness Program Find a Pelvic Floor Therapist Online Courses Gumbo Recipe Squatty Potty

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-17
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3. Dr. Anita Patel On Understanding MIS-C And How We Can Detect It In Our Children

We know that COVID-19 isn't affecting children in the same way it has affected adults. But exactly how common is COVID-19 in children? Dr. Anita Patel joins me on the podcast to chat about this and other important topics that are not being talked about nearly enough. The topic at hand is MIS-C, which stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. We'll answer your questions of what MIS-C is, what the symptoms are, when you should seek attention, and what your visit may be like if your child gets admitted with MIS-C. 

 

Dr. Patel is a pediatric critical care doctor, assistant professor, and NIH funded researcher at Children's National Hospital in addition to being a 500 hour RYT yoga teacher. She uses her social media to show the human side of academic medicine that she so lacked as a medical trainee with a focus on motherhood in medicine, her IVF journey, and the raw difficulties of finding balance in this chaos.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Whether or not children are super spreaders of COVID How many children are being diagnosed with COVID-19 and MIS-C What MIS-C is and how you can detect it in your own children The symptoms of MIS-C and how it is being treated What age groups are developing MIS-C What to expect if your child is admitted for MIS-C in the pediatric ICU

 

Resources from this episode:

American Academy of Pediatrics Article, COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

 

Connect with Dr. Patel:

Instagram: @anitakpatelmd TikTok: @anitakpatelmd

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-10
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2. Choking: What Parents Need to Know with Pediatric ER Nurse, Shannon Tripp

Parents are sent home from the hospital with their newborns without any real training in what to do if their baby chokes. There is nothing more anxiety-ridden than seeing your baby or toddler put a small object in their mouth and not knowing what to do next. Today we're having a discussion to help you feel more empowered and capable of being able to handle situations like these if they arise in the future.

 

Our guest today shares her experience of saving her young son from choking and the moment she realized that she needed to teach other moms how to do the same. Shannon Tripp is an RN, BSN, mom of four children and an experienced Pediatric ER Nurse. Shannon has taken her passion for motherhood and combined it with her medical training to create an online platform that both educates and inspires mothers around the world. Shannon provides a unique perspective between the need for modern medicine balanced with natural alternatives. Shannon is a Utah native currently living with her family in Puerto Rico.

 

In this episode we discuss:

The best way parents or caregivers can save a child from choking Some of the most common items children choke on The different between gagging and choking, specifically when practicing baby led weaning Where you can find online trainings to learn what to do in an emergency situation Teaching your children to eat safely when it is age appropriate

 

Resources from this episode:

Shannon's FREE 3-day live workshop (March 16-18) teaching the lifesaving skills all parents should know (i.e. CPR, choking, head injuries, etc.). Visit shantripp.com for more information Instagram: @shantripp Mastering Medical Emergencies for Moms

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast.

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-03
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1. What to Expect During the First Few Weeks of Breastfeeding with Karrie Locher

Today we're chatting all about one of the most common motherhood topics: breastfeeding. As a first time mom, the idea of breastfeeding can come with a lot of pressure. Despite being told it's the most natural thing we can do, when it comes time to feed our baby for the first time it can feel like the total opposite. While there isn't anything you can do to physically prepare your body for breastfeeding, educating yourself on what to expect can make all the difference.

 

My guest today is easing some of the anxieties that are formed around breastfeeding and answering all kinds of common questions so that you can feel more prepared during those first few weeks of feeding your baby. Karrie Locher is a postpartum and nursery RN and mama to 3 young babies. She loves educating on all things motherhood including breastfeeding, babies, postpartum care, and mental health. Karrie and I are breaking down the difficulties that come with breastfeeding and how to handle some of the challenges that moms face.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Ways to gently wake up a sleeping newborn to feed Common mistakes new mothers face while breastfeeding How to help your baby get a good latch Helpful tips on what to do if you have an oversupply or undersupply of milk Whether or not you should avoid alcohol while nursing What to do about clogged ducts and how to avoid them Understanding what hunger cues are and knowing what to look for The difference between hindmilk and foremilk

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Sunflower lecithin Milk storage bags Nipple shield APNO Cream (All-Purpose Nipple Ointment)

 

Connect with Karrie:

Website: karingforpostpartum.com Instagram: @karrie_locher Postpartum Courses

 

Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/

 

Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-03-03
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Welcome to Motherhood Meets Medicine

Welcome to Motherhood Meets Medicine, a podcast created for those seek support while navigating motherhood. We'll cover topics that pertain to your physical and mental health as well as parenting tips and tricks.

 

Each week, we'll have a new interview with experts from the medical field. These conversations will be laid back, fun, and informative! 

 

The first three episodes will be live on March 3, 2021. Go ahead and subscribe so you'll always stay up to date on the latest episodes! You can come connect with me over on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine

 

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

2021-02-12
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