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Hey Mama, I have questions.

Hey Mama, I have questions.

Author: Hanna Charlotte Stein & Megan Frook

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Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.
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Hanna brings us her dilemma today. She wants to throw the plans out the window and have a baby NOW. We talk planning vs winging it and trusting your instincts. We talk about the many reasons not to have a baby, give advice no one should follow, and contradict ourselves a bunch in an effort to figure out what she should do! Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
We needed a minute to process last week's conversation on emotion coaching this week (if you haven't listened - do it! It's an awesome conversation with an ECE veteran!) We talk about how we use it with children and with adults - even ourselves, and talk about respecting our own emotions and setting boundaries with our children. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Beth Frook joins us this week! She is an early childhood educator, teacher trainer, and parent coach. (And by an amazing stroke of luck, also Megan's mom!) She shares beautiful insights into emotion coaching and drops some serious knowledge and resources for parenting in all of our ears. We get deep into the real work of emotion coaching - dealing with our own emotional reality as parents. (Buckle in!) Emotion Coaching course by Drs. John and Julie Gottman https://www.instagram.com/gottmaninstitute/ Dr. Jane Healy: Endangered Minds: https://amzn.to/3wMfyeu* David Elkind: The Hurried Child: https://amzn.to/3x69rSH* Dr. Becky Bailey: Conscious Discipline: https://amzn.to/3vNwvoL* Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: https://amzn.to/3gkENyb* https://www.instagram.com/consciousdiscipline/ Janet Lansbury: No Bad Kids - Toddler Discipline without Shame: https://amzn.to/2RYWGue* https://www.instagram.com/janetlansbury/ Brené Brown: All the places and all the books, especially: The Gifts of Imperfection: https://amzn.to/2SPZji3* https://www.instagram.com/brenebrown/ Dr. Becky Kennedy: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/ Drs. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson: The Whole Brain Child: https://amzn.to/2RfyBie* Beth Frook: https://www.instagram.com/bluechairbeth/ https://www.instagram.com/musicbylittlehands/ www.littlehands.com Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw *Affiliate Link
Well, we're a mess this week, and instead of trying to force it we're just popping in your feed to say hello and catch you up on a few life things. We talk the search for mom-friends, our hopes for interviews coming up, human design, and how the good stuff is still good even if it doesn't make the hard stuff easier. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Disclaimer: I advise to not use ear phones for this episode. (Sorry) (There are some spikes in the microphone once in a while. I edited as best I could, but couldn't get rid of all of them without losing context. So please, listen to this one on speaker, as to protect your ear drums. Love, Hanna.) Megan and Hanna talk "reduce, reuse, recycle" around babies and how we attempt to navigate the mental load of parenting sustainably, and feeling like we're not doing enough. It can be such an overwhelming topic, but it's one we both find important, and sometimes even fun! Subtitles available on YouTube Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Hanna and Megan are back together! They talk navigating the beautiful world of balancing work and babies, and sharing the mental load of raising a child with a partner. They explore the gendered expectations around the emotional labor of parenting and how we sometimes just have to let go and get out of our partners' way. Go to minute 4:45 if you want to skip out chat. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
In this episode, Hanna and her guest Janine talk about their plans and wishes of what they want to do before getting pregnant. Janine also talks about her fears surrounding pregnancy and parenting and about her unique relationship to her foster-child. Janine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janinekolumna/ Hanna's 28-Day Cleanse: https://hannacharlottestein.com/28-tage-detox/ Side Note for the Cleanse: We do eat food during the whole cleanse. As much as you want! ;) Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Life happened and we needed to pause recording for a second. Hanna shares her thoughts on how important it is to reflect on the things we do once in a while and take some things off our to-do lists. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
There is just so much ground to cover before you add a human to your household! Hanna and Megan react to Melissa Medjuck's list of conversations to have before having a baby. They talk about expressing your needs around shared responsibilities, finances, sex, (so you know, nothing too serious.. woof) and how important it is to have ongoing conversations between co-parents. This is the post we refer to: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNGc5K_nA_B/?igshid=1vumvnfwgkmah (@gottmaninstitute April 1st 2021) Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Megan talks about her breastfeeding journey and Hanna talks donation plans. We share pumping reviews and talk about latching, nipple shields, low waste milk storage and the glorious Haakaa! If you want to skip our chat and get right to the topic, go to minute 2:48. Disclaimer: We both say moms/mothers a few times, instead of breastfeeding people/breastfeeding parent/birthing person/... We are so sorry about that and herewith apologize! We strive to be inclusive and are still learning what that entails. We didn't mean to offend anyone and hope that this doesn't ruin your listening experience. We are open to suggestions, criticism, questions - delivered in a kind and respectful manner - anytime! Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw Links: Latching: https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/attaching-your-baby-at-the-breast/ https://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/learning-breastfeed/getting-good-latch https://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/bf-basics/latch-resources/ Milk Donation in Germany: https://europeanmilkbanking.com/country/germany/ https://www.frauenmilchbank.de/frauenmilchbanken-in-deutschland#j Human Milk 4 Human Babies: https://hm4hb.net/ https://www.facebook.com/hm4hb/about/?ref=page_internal The online course Megan did: https://www.tinyhood.com/courses/breastfeeding-101 haakaa**: https://amzn.to/32dT60E freemie cups: https://freemie.com/ motif luna pump**: https://amzn.to/3adxgyy Breast pumps through insurance: Aeroflow: https://aeroflowbreastpumps.com/ Lactation cookies!! (gluten-free and vegan and delicious!) https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/lactation-cookies/ **This is an amazon affiliate link. With a purchase you make after using this link, we get a small percentage - at no extra cost to you.
More about Megan's postpartum experience! All about the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic, about finding your voice through having to advocate for your baby, community support, intimate time after birth and so much more. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.
In this episode Megan talks about losing sense of time, lack of sleep, learning to breastfeed, healing from birth, bonding and how quarantine affected her postpartum. And about the amazing support from her mom - hence the title. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.
We discuss why pregnant people and mothers are often called "mama" instead of their name! (AHHH) There's elements of power, identity, socialization, and just a lack of time and consideration in it. And also a whole slice of folks who love it. Turns out different people have different reactions to things... here we are again. This is the instagram account whose post we reference: https://www.instagram.com/refugemidwifery/ The post is from March 4th, 2021. It is linked in our Instagram story today. Thanks to @RefugeMidwifery for getting our juices flowing! Please share your thoughts with us under today's instagram post, under today's blog post or under the YouTube video. We want to talk and learn more about this; so we hope you'll engage with us on this topic. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Megan talks about how and why she decided on where and with whom to give birth, how she feels about those decisions in retrospect and what she might do differently next time 'round. Hanna talks about her process from fearing painful hospital births, to wanting to birth alone in the woods, to romanticizing a home birth with a videographer (what?). Topic starts at 5:10. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.
Megan describes delivering the placenta, the 'golden hour,' newborn exam and taking home their brand new human! She talks about her and her partner's first decisions as new parents and what it felt like to hold their little one for the first time. If you are squeamish and don't want to hear Megan talk about tearing, this is the timeframe to skip: 31:14-33:35.  It's not bad. It's really not. And it's actually a good part of the story to exemplify the amazing care Megan received by her midwife. But in case you are sensitive to it, we wanted to give you the information in order to skip it.  If you are reaaaally sensitive and don't want to hear any of it, skip the next part also, which is about the first pee and tune back in at 35:19. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions  Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Megan had a positive, peaceful, and powerful water birth at a free-standing birth center with a midwife (CLM), and talks all about her birth from being in denial, to chilled out laboring at home, using hypnobirthing techniques, and the AWESOME support she had from her birth partner and birth team. Birth story starts at 3:40. Sorry for the loud static around minute 24. It goes away after a few minutes, promise! Thanks for sticking it out! English and German subtitles are available on the video on YouTube. Links to what was mentioned in the episode can be found in the according blog post on our website. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
Megan talks about her birth preparation, why she loves hypnobirthing and wants to preach the calm birth gospel for all kinds of births! Go to our website for the many links we mention in this episode! https://heymamaihavequestions.com/2021/02/24/006-obsessed-with-hypnobirthing-giving-birth-without-fear/ Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com
In this episode, we talk about how many "rules" and opinions there are out there about what a pregnant person should or shouldn't do. Megan talks about how she dealt with it during her pregnancy and throws in some juicy stories. Hanna explains how she plans to go about it and what she is worried about. Disclaimer: We are not doctors, midwives, dietitians, health professionals, experts of any kind within these fields, that we address on this podcast. We are simply sharing our experiences and opinions, which should not be used as advice or guide. English and German subtitles are available on our Website and on the video on YouTube. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOkg_41jOiM
This episode is all about names. We discuss how we got our 'married names' and how we feel about them, and the ways we navigate choosing baby names. Plus why does Hanna have a whole secret life where she's called Charlotte??? Find out in this episode! Time stamps: In the beginning, we catch up and chat a little about how downtime changes after having a baby. 6:20 Introduction of the "Chapters". 8:20 Chapter 1: Hanna or Charlotte? Who are you even? 15:07 Chapter 2: Who is this person that everyone keeps addressing? How and why Megan doesn't identify with her married name. 33:55 Chapter 3: Should we name our child Archillus? How Megan's son got his name. 41:40 Chapter 4: You are a what now? Hanna received her first child's gender and name in a Medium session. And her husband hates the name. English and German subtitles are available on our Website and on the video of the episode on YouTube. YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com
In this episode, we explain our relationship and go into depth about our motivation and vision for this podcast. English and German subtitles are available on our Website and on the video of the episode on YouTube. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw
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