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You'll usually hear moms say they loved the pushing stage, but many of us find it overwhelming and confusing. When should you push, how should you push, and should you ever not push? Get the lowdown on pushing in this week's episode. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why some women feel pushing is a huge relief […]
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Jan 20 2015
You're convinced a natural, intervention-free birth is best for you and your baby… but maybe Daddy is still worried about safety. How do you help Dad understand that birth really works. And what do you do if Daddy isn't confident he can help you during labor (or maybe you're not so sure he can!). Listen […]
Sep 15 2015
At least a quarter of all mamas-to-be are induced to begin labor – and countless others have “augmentation” to increase the strength of contractions. There's no debate – induction leads to a cascade of interventions and causes stress for moms and babies. How can you prevent induction and make sure your baby is born at […]
May 23 2016
Don't miss The Ultimate Guide to a Fabulous Pregnancy! When I reflect back on my pregnancies I think of things I'd have done differently – and things I did right! I cover those in this episode so you can get some tips from my experience! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What I took at […]
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Feb 17 2015
Is morning sickness an inevitable part of pregnancy? Is there actually hope for stopping it naturally? I can't make a 100% guarantee, but I cover some pretty effective tips in today's podcast! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The one thing that made all the difference between my sickness-free pregnancy… and the other six! The […]
Sep 09 2015
Sometimes life with baby feels easy – and sometimes it feels more challenging! Here are some ways to expect things to change and how you can enjoy those changes! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What to realistically expect about sleep! How your time management will change What you need to know about changes with […]
May 20 2015
Feeling exhausted during pregnancy? Or has insomnia moved in? Great sleep can be elusive when you're pregnant, but on today's episode Dr. Rosenberg shares how you can sleep well – and have a healthier baby because of it! Topics We Discuss: How pregnancy impacts your sleep Why sleep is so important during pregnancy Why you […]
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Jul 28 2015
Many mamas are shocked by just how much life changes postpartum – not only does your body feel different, but life looks very different with baby in tow. How can you prepare for these changes – and enjoy them when they happen? Arianna and I cover those questions and more in today's podcast. Topics We […]
Aug 19 2016
I am thrilled to have Dr. Sarah Buckley on today's show to share her wisdom about how your hormones create an ecstatic blueprint for birth and mothering. She also discusses how honoring the process of birth creates safety for you and your baby. Don't miss this episode! Topics We Discuss in This Podcast: How Sarah's […]
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Jun 02 2017
Hannah shared her experiences advocating for herself and having a great natural hospital birth in last week's podcast – this week she shares why she chose an unassisted birth for her second baby, and what she learned from that pregnancy and birth! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How Hannah is learning the joy of […]
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Sep 02 2016
Photos captured by Shoots & Giggles, serving Los Angeles & Orange County Do you worry about the “ring of fire” as your baby is being born? Want to bring your own baby up but not sure if you can do it? This podcast episode covers all those worries and practical tips for you <3 Topics […]
May 26 2017
How can you handle the pain of childbirth? What can you do to feel confident and in control during labor? And what are good positions to labor and birth in? I cover these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode! Enjoy 🙂 Issues I Discuss in This Podcast: Feeling confident and in control during […]
Nov 11 2014
I really enjoyed handling routine “prenatal care” during my pregnancy with Sadie. In today's episode I talk about what I did to care for myself and Sadie, why I still appreciated my midwife, and how directing my own care helped me bond with Sadie. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why it's so important to […]
Apr 28 2015
We're back this week to talk more about the baby gear you need – and the baby gear you don't! We talk feeding, sleeping, monitors, and more! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Which nursing pillows I like best Do you really need bottles “just in case” if you're exclusively breastfeeding? What to get if […]
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Apr 08 2016
Moms-to-be often ask if there's any point to taking a birthing class. After all, there are lots of good books and websites on natural birth. Here's why a birthing class is still the best option – and how it can help you have a great birth. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The benefits of […]
Jan 06 2015
Women are offered many prenatal tests today. What's the purpose of each test? Is it mandatory? Does it really benefit mother and baby? We tackle those questions today! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The Great Pregnancy session starting next week! What to expect from blood work What the 12 week ultrasound is looking […]
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May 07 2015
This week I tackle some questions about common complications that may occur during your baby's birth – plus how you can prevent them or handle them: Issues I Discuss in This Podcast: What are the risks of hemorrhage during the 3rd stage? How long is safe to wait on the placenta? Why your cat's labor […]
Nov 25 2014
The newborn period is amazing… and overwhelming. Here's what to expect – and how to make it through this crazy experience! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How you'll get diapering down to an art… but maybe not much else Common breastfeeding challenges – and how to overcome them What to expect when it comes […]
Feb 24 2015
Is it true that we don't know why many pregnancy complications happen? Can you do anything to prevent them? What if your mom, sister, or all your friends had a complication… will you be “unlucky” too? I answer those questions – and tell you how to stop complications – in this episode: Issues I Discuss […]
Nov 18 2014
How can you help your little develop a strong, resilient immune system? There are lots of germs all around, but some simple steps can help you little one have a stronger immune system – for life. Today's podcast covers everything! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why you should start thinking about your baby's immune […]
May 13 2016
Why do moms need to get moving? How does movement during pregnancy help prepare you for birth? And why do I say “movement” instead of exercise? Find it all out – and how to fit it into your day – in this episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why I use the word “movement” […]
Nov 08 2019
Mamas are often overwhelmed with how to get meals on the table – but there are meal strategies that really do make it easier to prepare healthy meals for your family with minimal effort! This podcast episode covers some systems and secrets to help you keep everyone's belly full with less stress for you. Topics […]
Oct 23 2019
Is your home a complete mess – and you don't know how to get it back on track? In today's podcast I give you secret weapons that will help you get your home feeling fresh and clean even during the most overwhelming times of your life. I share my top tips from 18+ years of […]
Oct 10 2019
When life feels crazy and overwhelming, systems get life back on track so you have time to give your family the attention they need – and take some time for yourself, too. Systems and other practical tips round out part two of our series on managing the kids without a lot of help. Topics I […]
Sep 25 2019
Are you trying to take care of your kids without a lot of help? Regardless of your situation – single mom, husband deployed, working, incarcerated… or if you have very little “hands on” help locally – the tips in today's podcast show you how you can handle it with grit and grace. Topics I Cover […]
Sep 18 2019
Do you have trouble keeping weight on while breastfeeding? Find that you're feeling depleted and fatigued, but want to keep up your milk supply – and your energy – for your baby? This episode will reveal what keeps weight on, milk rich, and mama and baby happy! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why some […]
Sep 11 2019
How do you prepare your older child or children for life with a new baby? After welcoming 7 new siblings in our family, I've discovered a few tips and ideas that will help you get big brothers and sisters off to a great start with a new sibling! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Major […]
Sep 04 2019
How do you handle life as a student when you've got a baby to care for? Is it possible to juggle the books and your baby? What about doing clinical or intern work while parenting your little one? I share my experiences and some tips I've found helpful along the way Topics I Cover in […]
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Mar 12 2018
Your milk IS what you eat! In this podcast I tell you how to eat to boost your breast milk supply – covering superfoods, what else to eat, and when you should eat it! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Exactly what to eat for an abundant milk supply How what you eat influences your […]
Mar 02 2018
What you eat makes a difference to your baby! Lily shares 5 surprising pregnancy diet facts that will help you eat exactly what your baby needs most… and help you really enjoy your food. As a dietician with a passion for helping mamas, Lily has read and referenced over 900 studies to bring you the […]
Feb 23 2018
Staggering numbers of women will give birth through cesarean section this year – but nobody talks about the dangers of c-sections or why it's important to make sure surgery is truly needed before making the cut. Today's episode covers the real risks of surgical birth and why reversing the c-section trend is important to mamas, […]
Feb 16 2018
Do you want to enjoy your birth but worry about pain during labor? Secretly wonder if you don't have what it takes to “make it through” natural birth? You don't want to miss this incredible interview with Sarah Prince – she reveals how to short-circuit fear and have an amazing experience birthing your baby! Topics […]
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Feb 09 2018
Language, pronouns, semantics – all are a hot topic today. How is language impacting the world of birth – and why is taking women out of birth much more dangerous that it seems? Details inside this episode… Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Should we take women out of birth? What do the statistics say […]
Jan 12 2018
In the fourth and final part of our VBAC series I share a top-secret super-power every VBAC mama has… the word “wait.” Listen in to find out why this is such a powerful part of your VBAC toolbox <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast: The option they won't tell you that you have… Why […]
Dec 22 2017
What essential skills do you need to prepare for a VBAC birth? This episode covers exactly what you need to do to prepare for birthing your baby – plus how to get baby lined up for a smooth labor and delivery. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How to “practice” during pregnancy so that you're […]
Dec 01 2017
Your support team is a big part of a successful VBAC, and today's episode covers how to assemble a dream team to support you through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We also discuss keeping yourself healthy, strong, and ready for a great birth! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why your support team is crucial during […]
Nov 28 2017
Today we kick off a series on having a VBAC with a discussion on why you'd want a VBAC and how to choose the right care provider for you. Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why you'd want to choose a VBAC Selfish or backed by science? The real deal on VBAC Is vaginal birth […]
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Nov 17 2017
Our new baby, Phoenix Arthur, has arrived! I share his birth story in today's episode! Phoenix's birth announcement poem: Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, […]
Oct 20 2017
It's the final countdown to baby #8, and I share some of the “last minute” things I'm doing to prepare and feel ready – both practically and mentally/emotionally for this baby <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast: What I'm doing to get ready in the last couple of weeks 😀 When I gathered birth […]
Sep 15 2017
Starting pregnancy over your “ideal weight” can bring its own risks and challenges – but they may not be what you're expecting. Here's the surprising truth about plus-sized pregnancy and how you can advocate for yourself and your baby. Topics We Discuss in this Podcast: Who and what bebo mia is and how they're supporting […]
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Jul 28 2017