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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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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!
In this can't-miss episode sex therapist Heather Simonson sits down with us to talk about what sex looks like after baby. How to manage the demands of motherhood while still connecting physically with yourself and/or a partner. 
The good things that are coming out of quarantine, how we are forced to face our fears, and parallels between becoming a mother and the coronavirus. Tune in for validation, solidarity, and an inside look on how three mothers are coping with the pandemic. Join Laura Otton, Evelyn Page, and Kaitlin McGreyes as they discuss their experiences.
In this episode Laura Otton, LCSW and Be Her Village founder, Kaitlin McGreyes, discuss the implications of COVID-19 on maternal mental health.
In this episode Laura Otton, LCSW shares tips for new moms. What happens when we have sad or angry feelings after birth? What if we feel like we're failing? Or if we just don't think we like being a mom? There are lots of emotional ups and down when you give birth. Listen to find out when and how to reach out for help after having a baby.
Maternal Mental Health specialists Evelyn Page and Laura Otten sit down with Kaitlin McGreyes, founder of Be Her Village, to talk about week 6 of quarantine and how we can continue to cope with the ever evolving challenges of life in the time of COVID-19.
Introducing our new Socially Distant Tea Time Series. Every Wednesday we sit down with maternal mental health specialists Laura Otten and Evelyn Page to talk about parenting in the time of COVID-19. 
Sitting down with Ashley Meccariello, Gaia Midwife and best friend of Be Her Village founder, Kaitlin McGreyes. We laugh a whole lot and remember how we met and the challenges we faced on our way to becoming friends.
We sit down with Amanda Salazar to talk about mindfulness, pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.
Sitting down with Lauren Oak, a postpartum doula and twin expert from Twiniversity. She shares with us what her experience was when she found out she was pregnant with twins and how she helps families cope when life hands you twins! 
Sitting down with Rachel Parrotta, DPT, a pelvic floor physical therapist, dispelling myths about the pelvic floor. We cover how to push your baby out, how to safely exercise, and what to do when sex hurts.
We sit down with Colleen Heinze of Gaia midwives to talk midwives, doulas, home birth, home birth transfers, and more! 
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