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This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I'm excited to share Natalie Portman and her birth story with you guys! Natalie reached out to me to share the story of her positive, natural birth! Natalie hopes that her story will help women who are on the fence about unmedicated birth or that are just scared about giving birth, in general, to know that although you can’t control everything about the situation, there is still a lot you can do. In her words, Knowledge is power, and trust is power
Inside of the episode I spoke with Courtney Miller, IBCLC all about the benefits of virtual lactation consultants. Then we switched gears and did a total deep dive into the topic of tongue ties - which I know is something that a LOT of you are curious about. There's so much great info packed into this episode, so definitely tune in!
On this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I'm talking all about the first 48 hours after birth. We'll start with details about the very first hour - also known as the golden hour. This is because an uninterrupted first hour of life is actually filled with evidence-based benefits for both mama and baby! Then we'll get into the duration of your hospital stay so that you’re totally prepared for that too! The first 48 hours after birth are a critical time of recovery for you, and there’s a lot you can do during your hospital stay to make your transition home with your baby a bit easier.
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I had my friend and follow Instagram Nurse/Educator Tori Meskin come onto the show to talk to us all about the NICU! Today on the show, Tori shared her insights into what it's like to be a NICU nurse, the most common reasons babies are admitted into the NICU, what the deal is with visiting babies in the NICU, all about kangaroo care, feeding your NICU baby, and so much more!
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I have a birth story to share with you guys from Heather Evans.  Heather reached out to me to share her story because she hopes that it will help those with infertility, those considering egg donation, mamas of multiples, preemie moms, and moms of kiddos with special needs. And furthermore, her career as a pelvic health PT offers insight to ALL moms!
In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, we're going to talk all about your placenta and the umbilical cord! You will learn all about the placenta, potential complications, how it’s expelled, and more! We’re also going to cover umbilical cords so that you understand what’s normal and what’s not with baby’s cord, too.
In this episode, Anita Lambert, pelvic floor PT, shared her expertise on diastasis recti so that we could do a deep dive for you guys! In the interview, you'll learn about what diastasis recti is, how to tell if you're suffering, what pregnant women can do proactively to help prevent it from happening, and what to expect if you do have a separation and seek out professional help!
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, fellow mom Payton Bridges came on the show to share her incredible birth story. In the episode, you'll hear her tell that story about how they tried to keep her growing as long as possible, but that she ended up having an emergent c section at 26 weeks after lots of ups and downs.  She explained how when she was going through this she did what we all do, and went to Google to look at statistics and other stories. But it was SO difficult to find positive information on Mirror Syndrome and positive outcomes.
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we’re talking about stillbirth prevention. And I know that this topic can be very heavy and can provoke anxiety for a lot of mamas. It’s not something that anyone really wants to talk about. Here you’ll learn about what stillbirth is, some statistics surrounding this tragedy, risk factors, and some actionable things you can do to help prevent stillbirth!
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I'm happy to share the birth stories of Kat Tepylo Murphy with you guys! Kat reached out to me to share about the redemptive, natural birth of her son after a traumatic first birth.
In this episode, I chatted with my friend Kristen Krahl who is an experienced pumping mama, certified lactation consultant, and the face behind the amazing platform Be My Breast Friend! Inside of today's episode, Kristen weighs in on, well, all things pumping! She talked about what to look for in a pump, sizing, when to start pumping, tips for exclusive pumpers, what to do if you're seeing a dip in supply, and so. much. more.   
This episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is all about the realities of black maternal health here in the US, and what we can do to spark change! I actually put this article out last year, but I wanted to re-release it this week in honor of Black Maternal Health Week 2022. to spark any kind of change surrounding racism in healthcare (and specifically in black maternal health) I truly believe that awareness is the first step.
In this episode, I chatted with Leslee, a dietician who specializes in counseling mamas who have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. 
Sierra and Hailey are identical twin sisters who had their first babies born within one week of each other. And you guys, hold on to your hats. These stories are WILD. I don't want to spoil the episode, but let's just say this episode may have been longer than both of their labors combined.
Tearing During Birth

Tearing During Birth

2022-03-2145:03

In this podcast, I’m going to go over the ins and outs of tearing, all the different types of ways to tear, how to prevent tearing if there is such a thing, how to care for a perineal tear if it does wind up happening to you and more. My goal with this episode is to rid that fear of tearing from your brain. Ready to talk vaginal tears? Let’s do it.
This week on the podcast we are talking all things TODDLERS! I know a lot of you guys that listen to the podcast each week are veteran moms, who might have toddlers at home. One topic that is brought up, again and again, is how adding a new baby to your family can affect your other kiddos.  Devon Kuntzman joined me today from Transforming Toddlerhood, to talk about tips you can do during your pregnancy to help prep your little (or littles) for your new baby! We talked about behaviors you can expect, tips for that first meeting, how to cope with dividing your time now that you have an additional child, and more!
This week on the podcast we have part 2 of Addie's story featuring birth after still birth. If you missed last week, she shared all about her pregnancy and emergency C-Section with her first daughter, Sophie, who died shortly after birth due to what can only be described as negligence on the part of her labor and delivery team. If you haven't listened to that episode yet, it is an emotional episode but one that gives context to today's part of the story. Here in part 2, you'll hear Addie share about the birth of her rainbow baby, and then in her words, her pot of gold baby - an empowering VBAC after two previous C-Sections. Like I said last week, Addie is a fabulous storyteller and it was an absolute pleasure to have her on the show.
This is part 1 of Addie's 2 party birth story. Addie had an emergency c-section with her first daughter, Sophie, who unfortunately did not survive. Addie goes into detail about the events leading up to that day, and what I can only describe as negligence by her care team during the birth of her first daughter. She then found herself pregnant again 3 months later with her rainbow baby, and this time chose an elective C-section for her birth. 9 months after the birth of her rainbow, she becomes pregnant with, in her words, her "pot of gold" baby -his birth was an empowering VBAC after her previous two C-Sections.
In this episode I share actionable ways that you can educate and advocate for yourself throughout pregnancy and birth and shed some light on the tragic black maternal death rates in the US – because it NEEDS attention!
This week on the podcast I have a short and fun episode for you guys featuring my sister, Jenna! I wanted to keep it light-hearted this time because we've had quite a few longer educational episodes lately. I quizzed her on some fun pregnancy trivia - it turned out to be WAY HARDER than I thought it was going to be, I think she only got 2 right hah. So, I invite you to play along at home too to see if you can beat her!
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