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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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In today's episode, we dive into Fallon's incredible journey through pregnancy, birth, and caring for her premature baby. From the minute she found out she was pregnant, to weeks after he was born - Fallon's story has a ton of ups and downs! Her story is one of resilience, intuition, and the power of advocating for yourself in the face of medical challenges. So join me for this rollercoaster of a birth story, and hear about the valuable lessons she learned along the way!  Want to erase anxiety and actually feel excited about birth? Get instant access to my FREE Birth Workshop to learn tons of pain-coping strategies and actionable tips today! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!
Pregnancy is often a time centered around the birthing mama. Right from the beginning, you and baby start to bond as he/she grows inside you. But, are you wondering how to get your partner excited about pregnancy too? On today's episode, we're talking about partners and how to help them get excited about pregnancy right from the start! We'll talk about bonding ideas between partner and your growing bump, big events your partner can play a role in, and inspire some ‘expecting dates’ you can do in every trimester.  With these ideas, your partner will be just as excited about pregnancy as you are! Grab our FREE Partner Support Guide! To prepare your partner to support you in pregnancy, birth, and beyond! You can grab it right here! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes EP70: Why Do We Fight With Our Partners After Having Babies? EP136: Preparing Your Relationship for Baby with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish
In today’s episode we're diving into a topic that sometimes hides in the shadows — anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum. Anxiety isn't just confined to the postpartum period; it can weave its way into the fabric of pregnancy too. So in this episode we unravel the layers of anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum, explore natural remedies to ease the journey, and talk about when medication is the right move. If you or a loved one is suffering from ANY perinatal mood disorder, know that there is help out there. Call your provider right away and let them know that something isn't right. For more acute situations, call the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262). Overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy info out there? CLICK HERE to get helpful and supportive tips, info, and resources from an L&D nurse sent straight to your inbox every week, and never sort through search results again! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Resources and Episodes EP142: Mental Health in Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Motherhood with Dr. Ashurina Ream EP157: Discussing Perinatal Mental Health with Perinatal Psychiatrist, Nichelle Haynes EP187: Understanding Postpartum Psychosis with Erica Djossa Find a perinatal therapist National Maternal Mental Health Hotline number: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)
Welcome back to another episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast! Today, we're diving deep into the world of baby movement during pregnancy with special guest, Kimberly Isburg from one of my favorite organizations, Count the Kicks! Kimberly is a passionate advocate for maternal health causes and is honored to work for an organization that is dedicated to improving birth outcomes and saving the lives of moms and babies. Inside the interview, I will be exploring crucial aspects of kick counting during pregnancy with Kimberly. She will share her insights on the importance of kick counting, dispel myths surrounding fetal movement, provide valuable tips for expectant mothers, and more! Want to eliminate stress before birth? Get your FREE 3rd Trimester Prep Pack to know everything is done and feel completely confident with your birth plan and hospital bag! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episode and Resources EP127: Stillbirth Prevention Tips Count the Kicks Website Count the Kicks FREE App Count the Kicks Instagram About Kimberly Isburg Kimberly Isburg is the Communications Manager for Healthy Birth Day, Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention program. Kimberly used Count the Kicks to get to know her babies’ normal movement patterns during both of her pregnancies and is proud to be the mom of two healthy boys. She is a passionate advocate for maternal health causes and is honored to work for an organization that is dedicated to improving birth outcomes and saving the lives of moms and babies.
This week, let's talk about a situation I hope you never need but should definitely know - how to deliver a baby at home. Better to be prepared, right?! Listen in as I explore the 10 steps to delivering a baby. From recognizing when it's time to head to the hospital to handling emergency situations, I've got you covered. This practical guide is designed to empower you with the knowledge you might need in unforeseen circumstances - because, let's face it, life is unpredictable!! Want to feel more in control of your birth experience? No matter how you plan to deliver, the FREE Birth Prep Guide is here to help you prepare. Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episode EP96: Tess's Very Precipitous Birth Story!
Today we're delving into the nitty-gritty of postpartum life - from managing those initial cramps while breastfeeding to understanding the ebb and flow of post-birth bleeding. We'll also explore C-section recovery, red flags to watch for during those first 6 weeks, and I'll demystify the phenomenon of postpartum night sweats. This is a great one to listen to whether you are still pregnant or already cuddling your sweet baby!  Not sure how to care for yourself down there after birth? Access our FREE Postpartum Essentials Checklist to know you’ve got what you need to feel clean and comfortable while you’re healing from birth. Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes EP81: I Wish I Knew This Before Having My C-Section EP167: Preparing for Postpartum: What You Can Do Before Giving Birth
On this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, Mae Yoshikawa joined me all the way from Japan to share her 2 epidural-free birth stories. Her first was born in a birth center in South Japan, and was rather traumatic. Mae dealt with a long, intense labor with a significant amount of pain throughout. Eight years later, she used the wisdom that she's learned from years of intense practice as a yoga and meditation teacher and applied it to her birth. She was able to have an all natural and almost pain free water birth at her home with her husband and midwife by her side. Mae’s story is a powerful reminder of the impact that your mindset can have on your birth experience. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it! Anxious about packing for the hospital? Grab the FREE Hospital Bag Checklist created by a practicing L&D nurse and feel 10000% certain you’ve got everything you need on the big day! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! About Mae Yoshikawa Mae is an author, yoga & meditation practitioner, teacher, and mother. In 2006, she became the first Japanese woman to be authorized by the founding school of Ashtanga Yoga in India. Since then, Mae has been a trailblazing force in the wellness field throughout the Asia-Pacific region as Japanese Yogini magazine featured her on 42 consecutive covers. As the face of Adidas yoga, Mae was awarded the “Yoga People’s Award” in 2016 for her remarkable social impact in the wellness field. Her upcoming book, Kizuki: Life’s Tidal Waves + Epiphanies = Love Beyond Time and Death is a heart-wrenching and heart-arousing memoir that chronicles her experience of finding herself again through grief after the sudden loss of her husband in 2018.  Learn more about Mae and her upcoming book Kizuki at her Flagship Website or on Instagram. 
Today we're diving into a topic that's close to the hearts (and stomachs!) of many expecting moms - nausea and vomiting! I do want to give a little trigger warning that if your nausea is triggered by the discussion of this topic, you may want to skip this episode. I know how sensitive some can be with this stuff!! I'll start out by exploring some dietary tips to tackle pregnancy nausea head-on. Then, I'll shift the focus to vomiting during labor. It’s definitely not everyone's favorite topic, but it's a reality for many moms-to-be! Want to feel in control before birth?  Use our FREE Birth Plan Templates to take the first step towards the birth experience you desire. Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! SPONSOR Ritual I know first hand the importance of nourishing your body, especially during pregnancy. That’s why I want to share Ritual and their ‘Essential for Women’ Prenatal Multivitamin with you. This is the prenatal I took during my pregnancy after researching a ton of different options. Ritual is all about transparency. They make sure that 100% of their ingredients are made traceable, so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Ritual offers a subscription based service with free shipping, control over your delivery date and savings when you bundle. And they are so confident in their products that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The essential for women prenatal  is a prenatal multivitamin that’s packed with clinically studied nutrients that are essential for both you and your baby! Visit ritual.com/mommylabornurse and 40% off your first month of Ritual will be applied at checkout!
Happy New Year, and welcome back to The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast! We've got a jam-packed line up for 2024, and I can't wait to continue to educate you about all things pregnancy, birth, and baby!  Are you wondering how to get admitted to labor and delivery? You’re certainly not alone! The funny thing about labor is that most pregnant women (especially first-time mamas!) frequently ask themselves the question, “Am I in labor?” when they aren’t really in labor. But once you are actually in labor, there is literally zero doubt – 9 times out of 10 you will know!  Inside this episode I go over specific labor admission criteria, things that might keep you from being admitted, what happens once you are admitted to labor and delivery, and explore other reasons you might be admitted to the hospital during pregnancy. Want to erase anxiety and actually feel excited about birth? Get instant access to my FREE Birth Workshop to learn tons of pain-coping strategies and actionable tips today! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Resources and Episodes EP103: 10 Things You Can Do To Prep For Labor The Miles Circuit: My Success with These Stretches to Induce Labor
Today we're diving into a topic that often remains in the shadows despite its profound impact on women's health – the pelvic floor!  Pelvic floor health isn't just a topic for medical professionals; it's something that affects millions of women, and yet, it's often met with silence or uncertainty. That's why we're thrilled to have the "Down There Doctors" here with us today. Dr. Karyn Eilber and Dr. Victoria Scott are passionate urogynecologists, who have made it their mission to shine a spotlight on pelvic floor health and break the stigma surrounding it. They're also the co-authors of the candidly titled book, A Woman's Guide to Her Pelvic Floor. What The F*@# is Going On Down There. In this episode, we'll discuss common challenges women face during and after pregnancy, and uncover practical solutions to empower women with knowledge about their bodies. Throughout our conversation, we'll learn about the importance of pelvic floor health, break down myths and misconceptions, and uncover how their book aims to empower women with the knowledge they need to navigate this often-overlooked aspect of their well-being. Overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy info out there? CLICK HERE to get helpful and supportive tips, info, and resources from an L&D nurse sent straight to your inbox every week, and never sort through search results again! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Resources A Woman's Guide to Her Pelvic Floor. What The F*@# is Going On Down There.  Down There Doctors Instagram: Down There Doctors Instagram: Dr. Victoria Scott Instagram: Dr. Karyn Eilber About Dr. Karyn Eilber Karyn is a Professor of Urology and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship training program. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Eilber practiced at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She completed medical school, urology residency and a fellowship in female pelvic medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Eilber’ s research focus has been in the areas of urogynecology and female sexual dysfunction, and she has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She has lectured nationally and internationally and instructs other physicians across the country on how to perform certain FPMRS surgical procedures. She is the co-founder of Glissant Intimate Care and a founding medical partner of Doctorpedia. About Dr. Victoria Scott Victoria has a long-standing interest in quality-of-care research in female pelvic medicine that began during her medical school training at UCLA. She completed her urology residency and a fellowship in FPMRS at UCLA. While a resident and fellow at UCLA, her research was focused on developing quality-of-care indicators for women with urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse and improving the quality of care delivered to women with recurrent urinary tract infections. Currently, her efforts are aimed at better educating primary care providers in the treatment of female pelvic floor disorders to further improve the care of women with these conditions. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented her research at numerous national conferences. Before joining her current practice with Optum, she was Director of Education for the Cedars-Sinai FPRMS fellowship training program and on the faculty of the Cedars-Sinai Urology Residency training program.
On this week's episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I took a call about epidurals from our listener line. This mama shared the challenges she faced with an epidural during her first birth and she's got some pressing questions about what to expect with her second labor and delivery. Today, we'll chat about it and explore the possibility of that same reaction happening again in a future birth, the alternatives to pain medication, and whether either might lead to increased C-section rates. Our aim, as always, is to provide you with evidence-based, thorough information to help you make the best decisions for your birth journey! Want to feel confident before your epidural birth? Get the FREE Epidural Birth Prep Pack to gain a sense of control before the big day! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Sponsor Ritual I know first hand the importance of nourishing your body, especially during pregnancy. That’s why I want to share Ritual and their ‘Essential for Women’ Prenatal Multivitamin with you. This is the prenatal I took during my pregnancy after researching a ton of different options. Ritual is all about transparency. They make sure that 100% of their ingredients are made traceable, so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Ritual offers a subscription based service with free shipping, control over your delivery date and savings when you bundle. And they are so confident in their products that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The essential for women prenatal  is a prenatal multivitamin that’s packed with clinically studied nutrients that are essential for both you and your baby! Visit ritual.com/mommylabornurse and 40% off your first month of Ritual will be applied at checkout!
Inductions are a hot topic in the labor and delivery world! There is a lot of information floating around (both positive and negative), and it seems like every person has their own, differing opinion.  And I would venture to say that a lot of people get a sour taste in their mouth when they hear the word induction. But I am here to tell you that it’s possible to have a positive and uncomplicated birth experience with an induction. Trust me mama, I see it happen all the time! In this episode, I will spend some time exploring the ARRIVE Trial with you and will also cover the pros and cons of induction vs. spontaneous labor. Want to feel more in control of your birth experience? No matter how you plan to deliver, the FREE Birth Prep Guide is here to help you prepare. Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Resources ACOG: Induction of Labor at 39 Weeks
I am so excited for this week's episode because I have a longtime friend coming on to the podcast to talk about her birth experiences, as well as share her expertise on how to approach tough decisions in pregnancy (and life!). Natalie Bacon is a certified mindfulness life coach, and helps moms do inner work to overcome daily challenges and live a more purpose driven life. Natalie was on the podcast about 2 years ago to talk about mindset tips for pregnancy and birth. It's actually one of the most popular episodes on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast - definitely check it out if you haven't done so already! Want to erase anxiety and actually feel excited about birth? Get instant access to my FREE Birth Workshop to learn tons of pain-coping strategies and actionable tips today! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related episode EP106: Mindset Tips for Pregnancy and Birth with Natalie Bacon About Natalie Bacon Natalie Bacon is a wife, boy mom, and professionally certified life coach for moms. Natalie is the host of a five-star rated podcast, Design Your Dream Life, and is on a mission to help over 10,000 moms overcome challenges and live better lives.   When she's not coaching, Natalie can be found in the Western Suburbs of Chicago with her husband, sons, and two dogs enjoying family life.  IG: @NatalieBaconCoaching Website: NatalieBacon.com Free PDF: Mama Mindset Mantras
Welcome back to another episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, your go-to destination for all things pregnancy and birth! Today we're diving into a magical moment in every pregnancy journey - those first baby movements! In this episode, I’ll unpack quickening in pregnancy and provide you with the information you need to know including a fun segment where veteran moms describe what those first movements felt like. I promise you don't want to miss it! After finishing this episode, you’ll know exactly what to look for when it comes to those first baby movements. So let’s get into it! Pregnancy to-dos piling up already? Get your FREE Second Trimester Prep Pack to create your registry with ease and know you’re staying on track! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Resources PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy Count the Kicks App
Many expectant mothers experience heartburn during pregnancy - a fiery sensation in your chest that is simply no fun! Today we will explore what heartburn is, why it is so common during pregnancy, and most importantly, we’ll go through 14 effective home remedies to help you feel a bit better!! Feeling overwhelmed in the first trimester? Get support in the early weeks with our FREE 1st Trimester Prep Pack and gain a sense of control! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related episodes EP5: Everything from Red Raspberry Tea, Turning a Breech Baby, Round Ligament Pain & More! EP195: Itching During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not! Sponsor Ritual I know first hand the importance of nourishing your body, especially during pregnancy. That’s why I want to share Ritual and their ‘Essential for Women’ Prenatal Multivitamin with you. This is the prenatal I took during my pregnancy after researching a ton of different options. Ritual is all about transparency. They make sure that 100% of their ingredients are made traceable, so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Ritual offers a subscription based service with free shipping, control over your delivery date, and savings when you bundle. And they are so confident in their products that they offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Visit ritual.com/mommylabornurse and 40% off your first month of Ritual will be applied at checkout!
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I'm honored to have a distinguished guest, Dr. Wanda Barfield, joining us in support of the CDC's Hear Her Campaign. This initiative aims to raise awareness about maternal health issues and promote respectful maternity care. The CDC has recently released its 2023 Vital Signs Report, shedding light on crucial statistics and findings related to maternal care in the United States. During our time with Dr. Barfield, we'll explore the report's insights, discuss the importance of addressing mistreatment during pregnancy and delivery, and learn how the Hear Her campaign is working to improve communication between healthcare providers and pregnant and postpartum patients. Want to feel more in control of your birth experience? No matter how you plan to deliver, the FREE Birth Prep Guide is here to help you prepare. Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! About Dr. Wanda Barfield Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She also serves as Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service. She received her medical and public health degrees from Harvard University and completed a pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Harvard’s Joint Program in Neonatology (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, Boston). Before joining CDC in 2000, she was Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is the CDC liaison to the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (SoPPe) and Committee on Fetus and Newborn (COFN). She continues to do clinical work in neonatology, providing care to critically ill newborns in Atlanta, Georgia.  
Hi MLN Podcast fam! I am so glad you are here for part 2 of our new series - Baby Registry 101! If you haven't listened to part 1 (episode 198) be sure to check that out to learn where to start with your registry. But today, let's move our focus to nursery essentials! Designing and decorating your baby's nursery is one of the most exciting tasks of pregnancy! But let's be honest - it can also be kind of overwhelming too! So today, I'll guide you through the must-have items you need to create a cozy and safe sleep environment for your baby. From cribs and mattresses, to bedding and sound machines, we're going to talk through it all - with a healthy dose of pros and cons thrown in! Want even more baby registry support?! Grab my FREE Baby Registry Guide - 150+ pages of pros and cons, considerations, and shoppable links for every price point! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes and Resources Episode 136: Preparing Your Relationship for Baby with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish Episode 198: Baby Registry 101: Where to Start Newton Crib Mattress - Use code LIESEL for $50 off  Snoo Bassinet Sponsor Ritual I know first hand the importance of nourishing your body, especially during pregnancy. That’s why I want to share Ritual and their ‘Essential for Women’ Prenatal Multivitamin with you. This is the prenatal I took during my pregnancy after researching a ton of different options. Ritual is all about transparency. They make sure that 100% of their ingredients are made traceable, so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Ritual offers a subscription based service with free shipping, control over your delivery date, and savings when you bundle. And they are so confident in their products that they offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Visit ritual.com/mommylabornurse and 40% off your first month of Ritual will be applied at checkout!
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I'm here to answer a question that I get asked ALL the time in my DMs...what gifts or gift basket items should I get for my labor and delivery team?? While nurse gift baskets are very much appreciated, they absolutely aren’t expected and certainly don’t have any impact on the care you receive during your birth. But since I do get asked about this topic a lot, I wanted to take a moment to share some potential nurse gift basket ideas with you today!  Anxious about packing for the hospital? Grab the FREE Hospital Bag Checklist created by a practicing L&D nurse and feel 10000% certain you’ve got everything you need on the big day! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes EP165: What (and What Not!) to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Birth and a Bit About Eating During Labor
On this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, Laura Rush joins me to share the story of the birth of her son, Tate! Laura thoroughly enjoyed listening to birth stories throughout her pregnancy, but she often found most birth stories to be "crazy" or with something really unusual happening. Her own birth was relatively "normal" with no major complications, and she felt compelled to share her story hoping that other mamas would find it encouraging and relatable. Want to feel confident before your epidural birth? Get the FREE Epidural Birth Prep Pack to gain a sense of control before the big day! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes EP84: Kim Perry's Three Very Different Births EP135: A Positive Natural Birth Story EP184: Andrea's Inspiring Natural Birth Story  
You spoke (literally!), and we listened! In this episode, I'm diving into two more questions from our podcast listener line.  Today we'll be talking in depth about breech positioning and what that means for birth, the recurrence rate of breech pregnancies, how to VBAC after a breech Cesarean, and more. Then we'll be unpacking pregnancy anxiety and fear related to birth too! This is actually a topic I'm really passionate about, and one of the main reasons I started Mommy Labor Nurse (and this podcast!) to begin with!! If you have a burning question about pregnancy, birth, or postpartum that you'd like me to answer on the show, all you have to do is call 919-213-8719 and leave a voicemail! Want to erase anxiety and actually feel excited about birth? Get instant access to my FREE Birth Workshop to learn tons of pain-coping strategies and actionable tips today! Have an even better birth! CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver. And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Related Episodes Episode 168: Ask Me Anything Episode 174: Ask Me Anything: Talking Placentas, Epidurals, and Second Pregnancies Episode 191:  Me Anything: Placenta Previas to Postpartum Recovery
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