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We are changing the way women are celebrated! On this podcast we meet all the different types of service providers available on Be Her Village's unique gift registry. And we meet real moms who share their stories of needing support during birth and their transition to parenthood.
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Join Kaitlin McGreyes, founder of Be Her Village, as she talks to Sowania Germain, maternal mental health specialist, about her experience giving birth as a Black woman, and how her traumatic experience called her to work with mothers. Sowania talks about EMDR therapy and how she uses it to help women heal from birth trauma.  And we have an enlightening conversation about the myth of "strong Black women" and how this idea can be harmful to Black women as they navigate the medical system. This is one episode you don't want to miss!
Join Heather and Kaitlin as they explore what it actually means to have sex. Is sex only successful if one or more people involved have an orgasm? What is the difference between sexual and non-sexual touch and why are both important in a healthy relationship? How can we expand our understanding of sex to have a more fulfilling sexual experience? We talk about all of it and ask you to explore the origins of what sex means to you in our latest episode. 
In this episode of the Be Her Village Podcast we sit down with Michelle Friedman, Maternal Mental Health Professional, who talks to us about having grace with ourselves. How to deal with unsolicited advice from well-meaning loved ones, how to figure out the difference between baby blues and a postpartum mood disorder, and what therapy actually feels like. Find Michelle and her services on BeHerVillage.com and add her to your gift registry today! 
This week Heather and Kaitlin explore sex and self care through the pandemic. Women and mothers have more on their plate than ever before trying to juggle home, kids, work, relationships, all while social distancing! Having sex can so often feel like one more thing we need to do in order to take care of someone else's needs. How can we flip the script and make having sex part of our own self care? Listen in for tips on how to enjoy sex and even look forward to it. 
Join Kaitlin, Laura, and Evelyn as we talk about life as working mothers in the middle of a pandemic. This week we talk about how getting ready for another lockdown feels a bit like getting ready for birth the second time around. We also discuss how we feel about the vaccine. Is it safe? Who should get the vaccine first? Will it be mandated? And are we ready to take it ourselves? Listen to our unscripted, honest conversation about mothering in a pandemic. 
Join Kaitlin McGreyes and Heather Simonson as they talk about having sex after baby. What do you do when you have a vaginal tear? And why is vaginal tear the worst phrase in the English language? Listen for real tips on how to have better sex after baby. Plus a fun at-home activity for our listeners!
Pandemic life is not easy, and all of us have different ways of coping. Some of us are having way more sex, some of us are too stressed to even think about sex, and many of us are skin hungry. We talk about navigating sex during the pandemic for couples and singles. Tune in and share with a friend! With a bonus homework assignment to do alone or with a partner!
Join Kaitlin McGreyes as she talks with Laura Otton and Evelyn Page about mentally and emotionally preparing for another possible lockdown, how to handle mom guilt and the feeling of dreading time at home with our kids, and the fallout of the election. We have an honest and raw conversation about racism, raising our daughters, and the emotional reaction of watching Kamala Harris become the Vice-President Elect. Tune in and let us know what you think!
Join Kaitlin McGreyes, Founder of Be Her Village, and  Heather Simonson, Sex Therapist and Owner of Sea Change Holistic Wellness Center,  as they talk about all the things no one talks about. This new series will release a new episode each week exploring all things sex, parenthood, and everything in between. Birth, motherhood, parenthood, and sexuality are inextricably linked. Let's talk about it! 
Join Kaitlin McGreyes, Laura Otton, and Evelyn Page as they talk about what the holidays will look like this year and how to navigate family relationships. Plus a discussion about the political climate in our country and tips for coping with the election angst. Listen to our honest conversation about how three working mothers are navigating the pandemic and raising small children. 
Be Her Village Founder Kaitlin McGreyes is joined by Laura Otten and Evelyn Page, both LCSW and Maternal Mental Health Providers to discuss the pandemic, parenthood, and what it looks like to be heading into winter. Listen to our conversation for a dose of validation that we're all struggling a little bit and we're in this together.
When the pandemic and quarantine hit life with small children was extremely stressful and disorienting. As mothers of small children ourselves we saw the need for an outlet and a place for new moms and expectant parents who were also juggling the unique stressors of the pandemic. I reached out to Laura Otton of Therapy for Motherhood and Evelyn Page of Evelyn Page, LCSW (both maternal mental health listed on Be Her Village) and Socially Distant Tea Time was born.Each week we explore the current mood, how we are caring for ourselves as well as our children, and how we are handling tough topics like masks, visiting grandparents, and decisions about camp, daycare, and school.Our episodes now focus on the reopening. These conversations are organic and authentic, never pre-planned. We talk from our perspective as working mothers, quarantined with small children, who work with mothers. Join us!Episodes available on our YouTube channel and podcast! Subscribe to both and never miss an episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlbShvw96QABe Her Village is running a free 6 month trial for businesses that serve mothers. Sign up today: www.behervillage.com/partners/plansFollow Be Her Village
Meet Jess Duffy. Shes a hypnobirthing and prenatal yoga instructor in metro-Detroit with a lot of tattoos and a super cool haircut. She shares with us how she became a hypnobirthing instructor, the impact prenatal yoga had on her life, and we talk about a bunch of other things too.... like Black Lives Matter, how much we love therapy, and how parenting is inherently political. This honest, funny, and really organic conversation is worth the listen. Check out Jess on BeHerVillage.com/partners/inspiredyogaplus or her website: www.inspiredyogaplus.com.
This week's episode is a look back at the beginning of the pandemic and how far we have come. We talk about how masks are the WORST to wear but a necessary part of our life right now. And how our maternal instincts kicked in to care for our children when the world was a scary place. Join us for an honest, organic conversation about life during a pandemic.
This episode has a little bit of everything. Vulnerability, growing as a person while trying to parent, why your birth matters, Black Lives Matter, the unfair burden on working mothers, and trying to change motherhood together. We are honest, raw, funny, and real. There's no script, we don't talk about the topic beforehand. This is a completely organic half hour with three working mothers navigating quarantine.
In this episode of Socially Distant Tea Time Kaitlin, Laura and Evelyn talk about the difficulties of navigating the post-COVID reopening. As stores, businesses, and activities reopen and friends and families begin to gather there are lots of new difficult conversations to have and relationships to navigate. How do you set boundaries for yourself? What do we want to keep from the quarantine? How do we say no? A must-listen for anyone finding their way through this unprecedented time. 
Kaitlin, Laura, and Evelyn have an honest, off-the-cuff discussion about whiteness, police, riots, mothering, and what we can and can't do about it. We are all learning, having difficult conversations, and doing it very imperfectly. Listen in to hear our discussion about topics that are difficult but necessary to talk about.
In this episode Kaitlin, Laura, and Evelyn talk about the implications for reopening on mothers. The unknown future largely impacts mothers as they envision a post-pandemic world. How we handle this matters on large and small scales. Tune in for a really interesting discussion about the return to the "new normal" that is post-COVID-19 life. 
We get into the nitty gritty on this episode with Laura Otton and Evelyn Page, both LCSW and maternal mental health specialists. How do we know if we're doing this right? What if we don't like being a mom? How can new moms tell when they are slipping into dysfunctional thinking? What happens when we lose our temper and yell at our kids (or worse)? This ongoing series with two maternal mental health specialists and one overwhelmed mom is an honest look at parenting young kids in quarantine.
In this episode of Socially Distant Tea time we get into it. Breast isn't best? Blasphemy! Or is it? Breast milk is great for babies. But being a breastfeeding parent is NOT easy. And sometimes the best thing for baby is to have well-supported, stable, calm parents. Formula, bottles, donor milk, wet-nursing, and pumping. We talk about it all in this episode!
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