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That New Mom Life, a new podcast from Parents Magazine, is here to hold your hand through those first bleary-eyed, isolating months of parenthood, when you’re not even sure what day it is.Each week, co-hosts Grace Bastidas, Editor-in-Chief of Parents Latina, and Desiree Fortin, mom of triplets and a newborn, share the mic with leading experts and fellow parents as they talk sleep deprivation, body changes, making mom friends, and more. No topic is off-limits!For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast

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It All Goes By So Fast

It All Goes By So Fast

2021-05-0429:381

In the final episode of That New Mom Life, hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin chat with Julia Edelstein, whose job as Editor-in-Chief of Parents is to empower moms at all stages of parenthood. They discuss Julia’s own journey as a mother, how no two postpartum experiences are the same, and what you can do to hold on to those first few months, which really do fly by.  You’ll also hear memories of new motherhood from some moms you’ll instantly recognize.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Becoming a Working Mom

Becoming a Working Mom

2021-04-2726:533

Whether you decide to stay at home with your baby or get back into the workplace, it’s never an easy decision. Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin talk to Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester, about how to navigate the work-life juggle and get the support you need.  You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they decided to opt back in—or not.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When it comes to sex after baby, it’s just not the same! Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin talk to sex therapist Vanessa Marin about how to get your mojo back with time. She shares tips for feeling connected to your partner and, in turn, jump-starting your libido. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they felt about getting intimate postpartum. For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Find Your Rhythm

Find Your Rhythm

2021-04-1327:30

While life with a newborn can be unpredictable, the answer isn’t necessarily a routine. Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin talk to Dr. Ashurina Ream, aka Psyched Mommy, a psychologist who helps moms let go of unrealistic expectations. She talks about how schedules can be overrated if they don’t meet your needs and shares tips for enjoying the day-to-day with your baby. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they found their groove.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Raise your hand if your to-do list feels endless with a baby. Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin get it! In this episode, they talk to the amazing Dr. Becky Kennedy, a psychologist and relationship expert who works with overwhelmed parents. She explains how to get on the same team as your partner and shares tips for finding support if you’re a single mom.  You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they divvy up the newborn parenting load.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your Body after Baby

Your Body after Baby

2021-03-3029:02

Bringing a human into the world transforms your body! In this episode, hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin chat with physical therapist Sara Reardon, aka The Vagina Whisperer. She explains everything from separated abs to pelvic floor complications, and what steps you can take to recover. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they adjusted to their postpartum bodies. For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feeling overwhelmed? Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin know the feeling! In this episode, they speak with Dr. Whitney Casares, aka Modern Mommy Doc, who is on a mission to help you thrive, not just survive as a new mom. She shares practical advice for focusing on what matters most to you. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you about how they learned to let go. For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wanted: Mom Friends

Wanted: Mom Friends

2021-03-1626:261

Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin know that nothing throws a wrench into your social life quite like having a baby. In this episode, they talk to Michelle Kennedy, creator of Peanut, a social networking app for moms, about making mom friends. You’ll also hear from moms just like you about how they found their support networks.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode, Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin talk to Dr. Maida Chen, director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, who shares insights about why your baby never seems to sleep and tips on how to get some shuteye. You’ll also hear from moms just like you about the wild and wonderful things we do when we’re sleep deprived. For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin discuss the postpartum feelings no one warns you about. Reproductive psychologist, Parents magazine advisor, and author Dr. Alexandra Sacks joins the podcast to talk about the emotional rollercoaster that can ensue when we have a newborn and the signs it may be time to ask for help. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin meet Erica Campbell, nurse, lactation consultant and the woman behind The Milk Manual, to talk about the joys and challenges of feeding your newborn, however you choose to do it, from breast to bottle. You’ll also hear real-life stories from moms just like you.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this debut episode, hosts Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin discuss the first 24 hours of parenthood! Celebrity doula Latham Thomas joins the podcast to talk about the physical and mental changes you may experience and what to do if you don’t fall in love with your newborn right away. You’ll also hear real-life birth stories from moms just like you.  For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
That New Mom Life is a podcast from Parents Magazine  Over 12 episodes, hosts and moms Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin explore those first bleary-eyed, isolating months of parenthood, from making peace with your chosen feeding method to adjusting to your mombod.   Join them as they chat with top experts in the postpartum world to bring you all the best advice. You’ll also hear deeply personal stories from real moms on this wild ride who will remind you that you are not alone! For more information visit parents.com/newmompodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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