PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com
PregTASTIC is the weekly podcast by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Full of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms. Weekly guests include doctors, doulas, authors etc. Hosted by "real" pregnant women with the same joys, concerns and swollen feet as our listeners. www.pregtastic.com
We educate and entertain expectant mothers and those hoping to become pregnant. Each episode features a panel of pregnant women, at various stages and trimesters, as well as experienced moms and experts. Together they explore topics aimed to embrace pregnancy and encourage women to pursue their individual childbirth choices.
Rank #1: 10 Pregnancy Questions (You're Too Embarrassed to Ask).
There's a lot of unknowns when it comes to being pregnant, and you may not be 100% comfortable asking your doctor all the questions you have buzzing around that pregnancy brain of yours. Will you really "poo" when you push? What's happening with your boobs? And will you ever fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes again? So, today we're asking moms for their honest feedback on some of your most common questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: I'm Pregnant, Now What?.
You've just peed on the stick and it's positive. Now what? Most care providers will schedule your first prenatal appointment at the eight-week mark. So, what are you supposed to do in the meantime? We're answering some of the main questions you'll have during this time, especially if this is your first baby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Place For First Time Pregnant Moms
Rank #1: 003: How to Prepare for Birth and Delivery.
Its that time now. The nine months that originally felt like they were going by so slowly, are suddenly here. All those weeks of anticipating the birth of your baby are over. Here you are: 40 weeks pregnant (maybe a little more or a little less) and its time to have your baby. Are you […] The post 003: How to Prepare for Birth and Delivery appeared first on Baby in Bloom.
Rank #2: 004: Common Teratogens in Pregnancy.
Teratogens are substances that can cause harm in a developing fetus resulting in birth defects or fetal death. Teratogens affect growth and development of the baby. The effect of the teratogen depends on the specific substance and how much exposure has occurred. Common teratogens include alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs and medications. Alcohol should be avoided […] The post 004: Common Teratogens in Pregnancy appeared first on Baby in Bloom.
Common Sense Pregnancy, the podcast, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit Pregnancy.com columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the bedside for thousands of deliveries. She provides the honest insider advice you need during pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood. Jeanne believes that parents have the power to change the world and that's what we're talking about here on Common Sense Pregnancy Radio.
Rank #1: #75: Fitness, Wellness, and Motherhood Anxiety.
Jeanne talks with fitness pro Melissa DiLeonardo about pregnancy and parenting, postpartum anxiety and depression and how practicing her own fitness and wellness advice helped her heal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: #166: No-fear Pregnancy .
Jeanne talks with Emily Benet - author of her new book The Pregnancy Diaries - about being pregnant without fear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pea in the Podcast is a podcast program dedicated to guiding and nurturing you through each stage of your pregnancy. Join other moms-to-be and the experts including doctors, midwives, doulas and authors as we guide you through each week of your pregnancy. In addition, we have gone in-depth on a range of pregnancy topics to bring you the latest news and information to make sure you make the most of this incredible journey to motherhood!
Rank #1: First Trimester.
Oh baby, you're having a baby! You're at the beginning of a 40-week journey in which the spark of life begins in you and becomes your baby. It is awe-inspiring and thrilling. If you planned this little one, as Alissia -- who is now 10 weeks pregnant -- did, you've probably already started making changes in your life to give your little one the best possible start.
Rank #2: Week 06: First Prenatal Appointment.
What to expect on first prenatal appointment
Real Moms. Real Stories. A weekly podcast by new moms, for new moms with tips, tricks and sanity savers on sleeping, feeding, crying and more! Guests include, doctors, pediatricians, authors, experts on child seat safety, strollers, baby carriers, activities and more! Friendly advice, various perspectives and relevant information to get you through those first years.
Rank #1: Early Childhood Development and the Importance of Relaxing With Your Baby - NMNB Ep35.
What you should know about early childhooddevelopment. Learn how to better communicate with your baby, and some insight on how infants see the world. Plus, are high tech toys beneficial or not? And, the importance of relaxingwith your baby. Mark Hamilton of Just Ask Baby.com is this week's guest.
Rank #2: NMNB 7 - No Cry Sleep Solutions.
As new parents all we can ever wish for is a healthy baby with healthy sleep patterns. From feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep or even driving to sleep; turning to any means to get our babies to sleep. Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No Cry Sleep Solution and the No Cry Nap Solution answers our questions and shares tips, tricks and sanity savers to get rid of all the sleeping crutches.
Great Pregnancy. Natural Birth. Healthy Baby.
Rank #1: BBL 046: Childbirth Preparation Q&A.
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 […] The post BBL 046: Childbirth Preparation Q&A appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.
Rank #2: How to Relax During Labor and Really Enjoy Your Birth with Sarah Prince.
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 […] The post How to Relax During Labor and Really Enjoy Your Birth with Sarah Prince appeared first on Natural Birth and Baby Care.com.
Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.
Rank #1: The Best Sleep Environment For Your Baby.
New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wearing when they go to sleep? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: The Best Sleep Environment For Your Baby.
New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well-rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wearing when they go to sleep? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pregnancy Confidential is a series of 32 podcasts designed to be accessed weekly by expectant moms. Hosted by editors from Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazines, each 10-20 minute podcast walks listeners through the physical, emotional and/or lifestyle markers of that week of pregnancy. The tone is friendly, fun, and conversational—you can read the medical information about pregnancy elsewhere. This podcast will be your best friend taking you through the real feelings—the joy and the annoyances—of pregnancy so you never have to experience any of it alone. This is real talk/girlfriend-to-girlfriend stuff you might not get elsewhere.
Rank #1: Pregnancy Week 28 - What a natural birth is REALLY like.
As you enter your third trimester at 28 weeks, your thoughts are likely drifting towards what’s happening in three months—um, pushing a baby out—and how you’re actually going to manage it. First, know that many billions of women have birthed babies and it can be done—of that we promise you—but how you decide to do it can vary, and depends a lot on your personality, pregnancy and, well, pain tolerance. Over the next few episodes, we’ll discuss different ways of giving birth, starting with this one, where we get real about what it’s like to have a natural unmedicated birth.
Rank #2: Pregnancy Week 14 - The TMI Episode.
At Week 14 you’re truly in your second trimester—and with it comes a slew of body changes that you’re probably starting to notice—from top to bottom. Yup, there’s a lot more to pregnancy than just growing a baby bump, even for those seemingly blessed with a “perfect” bump on a “perfect” body. There’s nary an inch of your body that goes untouched during these 9 months, not always for the worst (hello, big boobs and lustrous hair!). And sometimes for the worst (thanks but no thanks pregnancy acne). In today’s TMI episode, we focus on your changing pregnant body.Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible has over 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/PREGNANCY.
Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts, as well as new parents to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.
Rank #1: 091: Breastfeeding Preparation, with Cindy Leclerc.
Although about 80% percent of mamas start off breastfeeding, by 3 months only about half of them are exclusively breastfeeding. So, what vital information should you know before baby arrives to increase your breastfeeding success? Cindy Leclerc tells us more. Check it out! Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastbreastfeedingprep/ If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to leave your rating or review. It really helps! And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at:. facebook.com/birthful twitter.com/birthful instagram.com/adrianika Title music: “Vibe Ace” by Kevin MacLeod, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/ (©CC BY) Sponsorship music: “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ (©CC BY)
Rank #2: 106: Weight Gain & Nutrition, with Genevieve Howland.
For a lot of people, the idea of gaining weight -even if for such a fabulous cause as pregnancy- can be stressful. Genevieve Howland is here to talk about ways you can tackle your anxiety, triggers, and body image issues as well how to easily establish good nutrition habits that can serve you past pregnancy and postpartum. Check it out! Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at: birthful.com/podcastweightgain If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to leave your rating or review. It really helps! And if you want to connect with Adriana, reach out at: facebook.com/birthful twitter.com/birthful instagram.com/adrianika Title music: “Vibe Ace” by Kevin MacLeod, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/ (©CC BY) Sponsorship music: “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, at freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ (©CC BY)
Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this show will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your pregnant body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the birth you want, plus get a tip each week for our partner! To get each week delivered to your inbox according to your due date sign up at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week/The Pregnancy Podcast has so much more information on specific topics related to pregnancy and is an awesome resource in conjunction with the 40 Weeks podcast.www.PregnancyPodcast.com
Rank #1: Week 6.
Week 6, your baby's cute face starts to take shape this week. Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this podcast will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the birth you want, plus get a tip each week for Dads! You can check out a picture of what your baby looks this week and see resources mentioned in this episode at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week6 To get each week delivered to your inbox according to your due date sign up at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week The Pregnancy Podcast has so much more information on specific topics related to pregnancy and is an awesome resource in conjunction with the 40 Weeks podcast. www.PregnancyPodcast.com Thank you so much for listening and please let me know how I can help you navigate all of the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! As always you can get in touch with me via email email@example.com You can join us in the Pregnancy Podcast Community on Facebook to connect, support, share, and ask questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancypodcast/ You will be an amazing parent! I wish you the very best on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PregnancyPodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/PregPodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pregnancypodcast/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Pregnancypodcast1
Rank #2: Week 7.
Week 7, your baby gets 100 new brain cells every minute. Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this podcast will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the birth you want, plus get a tip each week for Dads! You can check out a picture of what your baby looks this week and see resources mentioned in this episode at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week7 To get each week delivered to your inbox according to your due date sign up at www.PregnancyPodcast.com/week The Pregnancy Podcast has so much more information on specific topics related to pregnancy and is an awesome resource in conjunction with the 40 Weeks podcast. www.PregnancyPodcast.com Thank you so much for listening and please let me know how I can help you navigate all of the crazy awesomeness that is pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent! As always you can get in touch with me via email firstname.lastname@example.org You can join us in the Pregnancy Podcast Community on Facebook to connect, support, share, and ask questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancypodcast/ You will be an amazing parent! I wish you the very best on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PregnancyPodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/PregPodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pregnancypodcast/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Pregnancypodcast1
We support parents who are passionate about providing breast milk to their babies. Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more.
Rank #1: New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Second Week.
If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of weeks. What does nursing look like during a baby's second week of life? What can you expect when your mature milk comes in? How often should your baby feed? Plus, what to do during those crazy growth spurts! Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Top Questions Moms Ask Lactation Consultants.
Breastfeeding isn't always simple. And that’s when we turn to the professionals: lactation educators, counselors and consultants who can help overcome issues that come our way. So, what are some of the most common questions we ask these professionals? And what are the answers to those questions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and beyond. The show covers everything from pregnancy to caring for a newborn. Topics include prenatal care, labor, natural birth, hospital birth, cesarean birth, preparing for your baby, breastfeeding, postpartum, and caring for a new baby. This is your evidence-based resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby.
Rank #1: 69: The First Trimester (Updated).
The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy will probably be the biggest adjustment period as you get used to the idea of being pregnant, make some lifestyle changes, and deal with all of the physical and emotional changes that are going on. The first trimester is thought of as the most sensitive time during your pregnancy because this is when all of your baby’s organs and structures are being built. You may not see a whole lot going on outside during the first trimester but you will definitely be able to tell there is a whole lot going on internally, and emotionally. Get an overview of everything you can expect during the first trimester of your pregnancy including; common symptoms like morning sickness, changes in hormones, your baby’s development, and how you can get some relief from some of the not so fun side effects of being pregnant.
Rank #2: 76: Common Pregnancy, Birth, & Breastfeeding Myths.
There are a lot of myths surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Many of these false beliefs are perpetuated by movies and television, repeated by news outlets and on social media, and passed on through friends and family. Eventually these untruths come to be assumptions that can mislead expecting moms. Pregnancy myths can give you a negative attitude about your pregnancy, misguide you about your diet, and mislead you about your due date and going into labor. Myths about birth can limit your options about how you give birth and steer you towards unnecessary interventions. Breastfeeding myths can give you false information about drinking alcohol and breastfeeding and even influence you to stop breastfeeding before your baby is ready to wean. This episode digs into the evidence to debunk 15 common myths about pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding that can have a major impact on you and your baby.
Taking The Fear Out Of Birth
Rank #1: Preparing your mindset for birth.
Getting into the right mindset for birth is something that is often talked about. We're often hearing people say "Birth is mind over matter" and that's because it's true! So I wanted to dig a bit deeper into understanding what a great mindset for birth was and I've a great guest to help me.On the podcast today, I'm joined by Ulf Sandstrom who is a mental trainer and hypnocoach who also happens to be a co-founder of the Hypnobirthing Society of Sweden. Doesn't he sound like the perfect guest to help us to better understand the best kind of mindset for birth and how we might go about achieving that?During my conversation with Ulf, we talk about many aspects of mindset for birth because quite frankly he has so much to share. He's also very generously created some free downloads to go with our chat and help you to take some of the things we talk about further. See below for more details!Here are just some of the things that we talked about...How dads can play an active role during birthHypnobirthing places a great emphasis on the importance of dads during pregnancy and birth and Ulf shares some of the ways that he encourages dads to get involved including; Helping mum to relax during pregnancy by reading relaxation scripts to her. This has the added benefit of the baby learning to associate dad with being a calming influence THIS TIP IS GOLD-RATED**!! Why? Because once baby is here, dad will have a hugely calming influence on the baby which will not only help mum but help dad to feel super-involved with the little one. What's great about this is that both of you are doing something practical, that gets results AND that can be used afterwards. Be a gatekeeper to all aspects of the birth where thought is required. This helps mum to stay focused on birthing. Helping mum get back to calm place during birth by using some tools and techniques he has learned during the pregnancy.His advice to dads is this; Think of yourself as a sommelier at a top-notch restaurant and come from a place of service.**Now, not only is this dad-tip GOLD RATED, but he's also created a dad-script exclusively for you my podcast listeners. How fabulous is that? To find out how to get yours - see below.How to handle your fearsIf you’re afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet, it’s because you’re imagining what it’s going to be like. perhaps you read it, saw it or heard about it. Or perhaps you have a vivid imagination that prefers to look at possible dangers.Ulf reminds us that "if you develop a fear or a phobia, it’s not your will; it's a response by your nervous system" and that a fear isn't any less difficult for someone than a trauma based on something that's actually happened."If you’re afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet, it’s because you’re imagining what it’s going to be like"Ulf shares a great exercise which is great for both mums and dads. Write down anything you’re afraid of about the birth - or post birth. You don't need to share it with each other. Once you've written your fears down, set fire to the paper. Setting fire to your fears like this can be really powerful; it can help you not only to acknowledge and accept your fears but also to feel like you've voiced them as well as helping you to let them go.Getting into the mindset for birthUlf says this on getting into a mindset for birth; "The more luggage you can lose before birth the better". I love how he uses the term "luggage"; I use the term head trash, but we're talking about the same thing. It's all that emotional baggage that can prevent you from being totally present during birth but can also kick off mental processes that could bring on anxiety or fear which could directly impact labour. BUT... and it's a big BUT!"If you haven't lost your luggage, the better mood you can find yourself in, the better." This is a great point. We don't all have the time or ability to shed all our luggage before birth,
Rank #2: Essential Steps of Birth Preparation.
Birth preparation is a huge part of preparing for a positive birth. Lots of women don’t appreciate why doing birth preparation is so important with many leaving it last minute. The truth is if you want to stack the odds in your favour when it comes to having a positive birth experience, birth preparation is essential. The thing is, birth preparation can seem like this huge overwhelming task, so it’s understandable that many shy away from it or procrastinate. To help you I’m going to talk you through what I believe are some of the most important elements of your birth preparation. [spp-player] Why birth preparation is important Preparing for your birth means that you’re saying no to the “winging it” birth plan. For the record, “winging it” or “going with the flow” is NOT recommended and is more likely to lead to a difficult birth; Your labour is more likely to be longer Increased chances of experiencing a painful labour You’re more likely to have a medicalised labour Increased chances of ending up with an emergency C-Section I don’t know about you, but they are good enough reasons for me! To receive my 9 Steps to a Fearless Birth just pop your details below and I will send you everything you need to know via email. Essential Steps of Birth Preparation So, in no particular order, here are some of the important steps that I think you need to include in your birth preparation. Get clear on what you want How can you prepare if you don’t know what you want? So this bit is super important. Think about what you DO want and what you DON’T want when it comes to your birth. Where do you feel the safest? Home or hospital? Birth centre? Maternity-led unit? How do you feel about medical staff? Do they scare you or make you feel safe? Are you considered high risk? If so, what does this mean in terms of your birth? Does your current health have any implications for your birth? If so, what? What birth assistance would you like? Birth pool? Pain relief? Space to move around? Home comforts? And, where is that most easily available? What’s the birth you DON’T want? Why? What is it about that that you don’t like/want? If this ended up being your birth how would that make you feel? Get savvy If you’re going to prepare for something, then it’s important to know what you’re preparing for so that you improve your chances of getting it. This means going all crazy on the details. So even though you might have things clear in your head in terms of what you want – you still need to plan for various eventualities. With birth, nothing is guaranteed, which is why it’s also worth preparing for plan B and maybe even plan C. The reason why I want you to prepare for the birth you don’t want is so that you do your homework on it. This does two things; it helps you to understand it better as a birth option, and crucially, this helps to reduce the fear you might have of it. After all, there’s a reason you don’t want it, right? Having a load of negative emotion around your plan B will not be very helpful for you on the day if your birth ends up going that way. Being prepared means that you will be able to change tack without getting all stressy on the day, which would be no good for the hormonal cocktail that keeps labour moving. So you see; being clear AND savvy on both birth options is important work! Start seeking out the information you need that will support your birth choices. Who do you want at your birth? Your partner? Your mother? Friends? Doula? Photographer? Are they are fully briefed and “on the same page” as you? Pain relief: do you know your options and consequences of their use? How do you feel about accepting pain relief? Does this carry emotional weight? What pain management strategies would you like to adopt? What methods would you consider to induce labour if required? At what point would you accept an induction? Do you know which methods you’d accept? What are your fears? Now that you’re clearer and a bit more savvy about this whole birth lark, you’re in a much better position to tune into any fears you have. My experience tells me that fears around pregnancy and birth usually fall into one of two categories; Fear of the unknown – “I’ve never been through this before and I have no idea what to expect” Deep-rooted fears – “I’ve read all the birth books but I’m still completely terrified of the thought of x” Maybe you don’t have any. Early on in pregnancies, this is possible but it may well be because you’re not fully aware of them yet. If you’re feeling confident and excited, that’s brilliant. But don’t make the mistake of denying that you have any fears or pretending that you don’t have any. Be open to explore this as soon as possible. If you dig for them and don’t find any, then even better. But the last thing you want is for them to pop up in the weeks before you’re due because then you’ll have nearly no time to sort them out. Perhaps you started with some fears, but now that you’re a bit more savvy, you’re feeling less fearful. Or maybe not! Whichever it is, it’s important to give this some focus so that you put some effort into sorting this out. Going into your birth with fear is not a good thing because fear has a direct physiological impact on your birthing body; Fear will slow labour down, if not stop it altogether, due to the effect it has on your hormones Fear can increase the likelihood of you experiencing pain, and/or increase any sensations of pain you have Increases likelihood of an instrumental delivery or c-section As you think about your birth, what fears are you aware of? When you tune into your fears, do they feel strong? Do you notice them in your body? What is contributing to your fear? Friends or family sharing stories? Things you’ve read? Boost your birth confidence There are always two sides to everything. I talked about fears, well the flip side to that is confidence. They both affect each other; the more you have of one, the less you have of the other, so we’re going to help you to tip the balance and stack the odds in your favour. Find ways that you can boost your birth confidence. No matter how you feel about birth, feeling even MORE confident about it can only help. Your level of confidence going into your birth is crucial, so finding ways to boost your birth confidence is an important step. This will differ for everyone but might include things like; Start listening to positive birth stories Stop listening to the scary ones Listen to the Fear Free Childbirth Podcast! Or indeed other podcasts 😉 Seek out positive and balanced sources of birth information Create firm boundaries with people who aren’t supportive or encouraging Write birth affirmations and post them around your home Get even more savvy about the birth process Find brilliant and supportive people to be on your birthing team Edit your Facebook stream to limit the scary stuff and boost the positive stuff Join supportive Facebook groups like the Fear Free Childbirth Facebook Group Read birth books Watch some birth documentaries The great thing about many of these is that they’re free. But, they do require persistent action. Think about how confident do you feel RIGHT NOW? What thoughts do you have around birth? How does birth and motherhood make you feel? What has the potential to sap your birth confidence? Fear? Lack of support? Lack of knowledge? Lack of encouragement? Identify your birthing tools One thing that will help you to boost your confidence going into your birth is having a bunch of tools you can use to help you cope with what’s happening and to stay in your birthing bubble. This applies no matter what kind of birth you’re working towards. The most obvious thing that people want help with is pain management. The thing is, pain is as much as a mindset thing as it is a physical thing, and when it comes to birth, this is even more so. With a lot of these techniques, you will need to practise using them. It’s when you have confidence in your techniques that you boost your birth confidence. They need to be second nature to you on the day so time spent practising is worth it. And remember, it’s not just you who has to prepare in this way; your birthing partner needs to too! I’m going to break this down a bit, so that it’s easier for you to find things that can help you; Pain Management Pain management techniques are the most common ones that are worth doing your homework on as there are quite a few for you to choose from. Acupressure and massage can be really helpful for pain and is an ideal way for your partner to get involved and feel like they have an important role. Relaxation Being relaxed will help you to manage the tension that may arise which in turn will help you to minimise the pain. Things can help you to relax include breathing, listening to music or hypnosis tracks, or applying pressure on acupressure points. Mindset Management This is more about helping you to keep your mind clear of fear and focussed on the birth. The aim here is to minimise mental chatter and negative self-talk, but be clear of emotion so that you can tune into your body. Having some fear-clearance or positivity boosting techniques will help to boost your confidence. Breathing can also help you to keep your mind clear.
Lori Jill Isenstadt from All About Breastfeeding is on a mission to normalize breastfeeding..... all around the world. She has interviews with Dr Dawn Obrecht, Abby Theuring, Jessica Shortall, Dr. Jack Newman, Maureen Minchin and more. Learn from mothers who are actively breastfeeding, sharing their personal stories of breastfeeding with ease and babies who just know exactly what to do. Hear intimate stories from mothers about their struggles and pain with breastfeeding. Everyday moms sharing extraordinary stories of what life was like behind their breastfeeding doors. Get help with common concerns such as low milk supply, oversupply, babies who are tongue and lip tied, premature babies, sick babies who are breastfeeding as well as babies who have had surgeries such as heart and cleft surgeries. Book authors and physicians who are huge breastfeeding supporters share their expertise as they all have a common interest. To normalize breastfeeding. Lori interviews mothers and professionals about breastfeeding as it relates to pregnancy childbirth postpartum mothering and newborn parenting
Rank #1: AAB 348 Emily Souder FIrst time mom overcoming breastfeeding struggles.
Emily is a licensed clinical social worker, self-care & authenticity coach, writer, and Reiki Master. She offers coaching and Reiki to moms and mom entrepreneurs who are ready to put themselves first in a loving way. She has written 3 guides for self-reflection and is a panelist for MotherHustle, an online publication for mom entrepreneurs. Emily is a mama to 2 beautiful young ones, and is married to a guy who makes her laugh regularly. She is on her own journey of growth and loves helping others who want to expand! Are you looking for help with breastfeeding? https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/ Breastfeeding class http://www.aabreastfeeding.com/audioclass Grab Your Ebook - The New Mother's Survival Guide - Practical tips for the new mother: https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/ Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/ Subscribe on itunes the All About Breastfeeding show HERE: https://apple.co/2FJGwsV Listen to the All About Breastfeeding show HERE: http://bit.ly/1MOl4lb Like us on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/2dNPlsC Follow us on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/2BfEIJ2 @breastfeedingaz Follow us on Pinterest HERE: https://www.pinterest.com/lorijisenstadt Follow us on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/allaboutbreastfeeding
Rank #2: AAB 335 Breastpumping - Jessica Shortall Work. Pump. Repeat.
Jessica is from New Jersey. She always had an interest in womens issue and social justice issues. She was a Peace Corp volunteer, helped start up and franchise a non-profit organization, has her MBA, led her to Tom’s Shoes and built and ran the One for One program. She was the first woman to have a baby in the job. Her kids are now 5 and 2 years old now. There was so much to know about being a breastfeeding mom and pumping and returning to work and coordinating it all. She likes solving problems and the information she desperately needed, she just could not find. So, she decided to be the one to write the book she could not find. My first big trip once I returned to work was taking a trip to Nepal, without my son. I learned a lot of practical tips along the way. Like what to do when you are in a hotel room and they tell you they don’t have another refrigerator. Well, you lie! Tell them it is a medical need because when you ask nicely it is easy for them to turn you down. So you lie a little. And a medical need is respected and all of a sudden you will get a refrigerator. Are you looking for help with breastfeeding? https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/ Breastfeeding class http://www.aabreastfeeding.com/audioclass Grab Your Ebook - The New Mother's Survival Guide - Practical tips for the new mother: http://www.allaboutmothering.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/ Grab your free Ebook SIgns breastfeeding is not going well http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/ Subscribe on itunes the All About Breastfeeding show HERE: https://apple.co/2FJGwsV Listen to the All About Breastfeeding show HERE: http://bit.ly/1MOl4lb Like us on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/2dNPlsC Follow us on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/2BfEIJ2 @breastfeedingaz Follow us on Pinterest HERE: https://www.pinterest.com/lorijisenstadt Follow us on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/allaboutbreastfeeding
My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about the practical, emotional and social support parents and baby require, and importantly, helps set the tone for the lifelong journey of parenting. This podcast provides resources for new parents and examines the socio-cultural influences on parenting. When I first became pregnant, I had never heard of postpartum Doulas, let alone knew what they did. So much of the training and preparation that expecting parents do is focused on the birth and newborn care. Once baby is born, often the first interaction parents have with medical or child professionals, other than the first pediatrician visits, is the six-week checkup with the OB/GYN. What about caring for mama and family between the birth and the six week doctor visit? What are the strategies for taking care of the partner and the rest of the family while looking after your newborn? Our podcasts contain expert interviews with specialists from many fields to cover topics including postpartum doula practices, prenatal care, prenatal and postnatal yoga, parenting, breastfeeding, physical recovery from birth, nutrition, newborn care, midwifery, negotiating family visitation, and many more.First-hand experience is shared through lots of stories from both new and seasoned parents. Hear what other parents are asking and what they have done in their own lives. We reference other podcasts, internet resources and real-life experts who can help you on your own parenting journey. Visit our site at http://www.fourthtrimesterpodcast.com/We hope you have a well-resourced and enjoyable experience as new parents.Sarah Trott & Esther Gallagher xo
Rank #1: Episode 3: Covering the basics of first few weeks post birth.
What does every new parent need to know for their first few weeks with a new baby? Crucial know-how tips are the focus of this episode. Thanks for listening! Sarah & Esther xo
Rank #2: Episode 54: Preparing For Life With A Newborn - Deb Flashenberg Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, Prenatal & Postnatal.
This is THE PREP LIST episode that can act as an essential checklist for any expecting parent. Here's what we cover: 1. Caring for the postnatal body2. Preparing for life with a newborn - an introductory playbook -- seriously, it's good