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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.
Are you pregnant and looking for natural solutions and the answers that mainstream prenatal care providers simply don't have the time to discuss with you? Sarah Keen interviews midwives, doulas, hypnobirthers, and many more on a quest to understand how we can improve our pregnancies and our births. How? By knowing more, thinking more, questioning more, and trusting our bodies' amazing innate ability to carry and birth a baby!
Rank #1: Optimum Nutrition in Pregnancy.
Sally Beare is a nutritional therapist based in Bristol. She originally trained at the UK College of Nutrition and Health in London, following the discovery of a new level of health, which emerged when she changed the food on her plate. She is registered with the Nutritional Therapy Council and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, which set the highest standards for nutritional therapy practice in the UK. Sally has written books, and also worked with the Natural Health Clinic, taking nutrition workshops to schools in Bristol as part of a project called Engaging Minds. She is also a member of Mums Say No to GMOS, who are campaigning to rid our supermarket shelves of GMO products, as a proactive protective move, rather than wait and see what effect these GMOs have on our population’s future health. As if that isn’t enough, as well as being a mother of two, she has recently released her latest book, The Stacking Plan, which guides readers through a ten week plan to stack healthy habits on top of one another to optimise your diet and optimise your health, and will soon be the resident nutrition columnist for Juno magazine. In this episode: We had a great chat, and discussed an awful lot given the restrictions of time. Sally is hugely knowledgeable and I really learnt a lot from talking to her. She’s not prescriptive in a one size fits all approach, and offers many ways in which the mother to be can improve her nutritional profile to help her enjoy an energetic and vitality filled pregnancy, along with providing the best nutrients for her growing baby. Overview of the differences between the scope and practice of a nutritional therapist and dietician Common nutrient deficiencies seen in pregnancy Omega 3 deficiency and post natal depression Probiotics and the micro biome Choosing a quality probiotic supplement and how fermented foods can help Why locally sourced organic food is a better choice if available to you The “cocktail effect” of pesticides and how the body stores them in your fat cells How to prioritise your organic purchases Why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the feed of non-organic animals should be a concern to us as consumers Why Mums Say No To GMO’s are campaigning for Glyphosate to be kept out of our food chain How GMOs are sneaking into our supermarkets Sally’s book, The Stacking Plan Resources: Nutritional Therapy Council Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Probiotic brands – Cytoplan, Biocare, Megafood PAN Network Clean 15 & Dirty dozen Mums say no to GMO Beyond GM GMO Education
Rank #2: Fear Free Childbirth.
Today’s episode is all about releasing fears during pregnancy, so that you can enjoy a fear free childbirth. It surprised me to learn that there are so many thousands of women for whom pregnancy and birth is something that creates massive fear. To the extent that marriages break down and women are having abortions, because they are so petrified of birth. Alexia specialises in helping women to overcome these fears, so that they can enjoy their pregnancies! It was a pleasure chatting to her, and I have already signed up for her Head Trash podcast too. In this episode: Tokophobia – the fear of childbirth – and it’s possibly surprising prevalence The most common fears that women have surrounding pregnancy and birth itself Alexia’s own fears during pregnancy How she overcame them and changed careers to help other women learn the tools to create their own fear free pregnancy and birth Using these tools in day-to-day life Further Research: Alexia’s Fear Free Childbirth website and podcast has a wealth of information, and also many freebies for you to download The Head Trash Show
Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherhood and fatherhood. We talk about having sex while pregnant and maintaining your connection and intimacy as a couple. We reveal how to stay centered and not lose yourself through pregnancy, and tons more! This show is all about adding an empowered conversation to the topic of home birth and natural birth, while keeping it real, grounded and fun. So strap in and join us as we’re doing it at home!
Rank #1: 187: All Women Can Have Orgasmic Births with Kim Anami.
Do you want an orgasmic experience of your pregnancy and birth?Who wouldn’t?!In today’s episode, Kim Anami, holistic sex and relationship coach, joins us for a powerful conversation about mamas reclaiming their sexual energy, intuitive power and true knowingness in order to clear away any blockages that prevent them from having a pleasurable birth experience.Show Notes:DIAH store - https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/Kim’s website - https://kimanami.com
Rank #2: 203: HOME BIRTH STORY - First Time Mother and Labor and Delivery Nurse on the Safety of Home Birth with Corrie Oyinloye.
Why would a labor and delivery nurse choose home birth? There are quite a few reasons, at least for today’s guest Corrie Oyinloye. Corrie has been a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years. And two years ago, she chose home birth for the birth of her daughter, Rachel. Corrie’s story also includes creating the space for her husband Gabe to feel confident in the decision, a move to a different state, prodromal labor, a cervical lip, occipito posterior position of baby and a double nuchal cord.
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
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: 148: Updates in What You Should Eat during Pregnancy, with Lily Nichols.
Today we’re taking a closer look at nutrition during pregnancy. You’ve probably heard you should stay away from raw fish, soft cheeses, deli meats, and runny eggs - but is this really the case? Does avoiding these foods keep you from getting the nutrition you really need for your health and your baby’s development? Lily Nichols has answers. 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/podcast-Pregnancy-Diet-Nutrition-What-to-Eat Support our sponsors: Go to MaternityInsoles.com and use the code BIRTHFUL to receive a listener special of 20% off. If you enjoy what you hear, make sure to subscribe. 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) The Birthful Podcast is part of the Parents On Demand Network. Find out more at parentsondemand.com
Rank #2: 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)
Women Own Birth
Rank #1: Dispelling 10 Myths About Group B Strep.
In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about some of the biggest myths about Group B Strep.
Rank #2: Feeling Your Baby Move.
The podcast this week is all about baby movement in the womb. This podcast is all about movement; when do babies start to move? When do we actually feel it, on average? What other factors influence how much baby movement we feel and what is “normal”? I share some helpful information as well as my...Read More
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: #101: Fitness, Intention and Your Pre/Post Pregnancy Body.
Jeanne interviews Lisa Druxman, creator of FIT4MOM®. and author of the new book, The Empowered Mama and answers listener email about how to get your body back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: #118: Debunking Pregnancy Myths with Math.
Jeanne talks with Daphne Adler, mathematician and author of the new book, Debunking the Bump about sushi, coffee and common pregnancy risks and myths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
Rank #1: Ep141 The Bradley Birthing Method: No Medication Needed.
All encompassing, the Bradley Method is the only childbirth class where you learn about pregnancy, birth and post partum. Almost 90% of women who use the Bradley method deliver their babies without medication. What are some of the pain coping techniques? What is your partner’s role? When should you start the classes? Bradley instructors, Kyla & Joel Festerly, share what the Bradley Method is and how it might work for you and your partner.
Rank #2: Ep134 Natural Childbirth: Tips For An Unmedicated Birth.
What exactly is natural childbirth? What happens with a woman’s hormones during a natural childbirth? What causes pain during childbirth? Tips to achieving an unmedicated birth where you feel most comfortable, and how to best prepare yourself and your partner. Midwife and creator of It's My Body My Baby, My Birth DVD, Maria Iorillo joins PregTASTIC.
Deepen your sense of the sacredness of pregnancy and enhance the loving connection between you and your baby through this series of meditations for conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Written and spoken by Catherine Stone, a longtime birth and postpartum doula and lactation specialist in the San Francisco bay area.
Rank #1: 2. Meditation for the First Month of Pregnancy.
Gently welcome the tiny embryo growing within your womb. Align your mind and heart with God’s Grace and Goodness in protecting the new life. Multiple miracles of the most delicate and beautiful nature are blooming within.Meditations: Listen daily in a peaceful place for the duration of each month of pregnancy. Try to sit undisturbed and relaxed for at least ten minutes. Let the Meditation spark your own inner voice to continue meditating and praying in your own words. (More in Introduction.)Written and spoken by Catherine Stone, a longtime birth and postpartum doula and lactation specialist in the San Francisco bay area. Music from Dawn Chorus by Sundaug.
Rank #2: 3. Meditation for the Second Month of Pregnancy.
Send thoughts to your baby of loving intention as you contemplate motherhood. Acknowledge your baby’s well-being as you direct the energy of attention and express gratitude to God.Meditations: Listen daily in a peaceful place for the duration of each month of pregnancy. Try to sit undisturbed and relaxed for at least ten minutes. Let the Meditation spark your own inner voice to continue meditating and praying in your own words. (More in Introduction.)Written and spoken by Catherine Stone, a longtime birth and postpartum doula and lactation specialist in the San Francisco bay area. Music from Dawn Chorus by Sundaug.
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: 005: Planning your Baby Shower.
One of the most exciting things to plan for while awaiting the birth of your baby is your baby shower. They are a great way for friends and family to gather and celebrate the birth of your baby. Mine is one of my happiest memories, and I want yours to be too. To help make […] The post 005: Planning your Baby Shower appeared first on Baby in Bloom.
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.
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. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
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: Pregnancy Symptoms: The First 20 Weeks.
You're pregnant and you may not even know it yet. For many women, it's the early pregnancy symptoms that give it away. So, what type of symptoms can you expect during the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy? What triggers these symptoms and what can you do to overcome them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, their “Movie moments”, and their successes can help you to avoid some mistakes, remind you to keep moving forward, and ultimately inspire you to become a better birth worker. Whether you are listening in the comfort of your home, at they gym, or even on your way to or from a birth, Dearest Doula is the podcast that is designed to help you feel connected, educated, and empowered.
Rank #1: Ep. 50: 'Squatting, Sitting, Standing; Labor and Birth Positions' Featuring Mai Heath ND, and Sarah Connors ND.
Squatting, sitting, standing- how familiar are you with labor and birth positions? Listen in to our newest panel episode, featuring two Naturopathic Doctors and doulas, Mai Heath and Sarah Connors. For links to all the resources Mai and Sarah outlined, be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/positions Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoula/ You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business. I look forward to connecting with you! *Sound/Music by Setuniman at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
Rank #2: Episode 29: 'DONA International' Featuring Sunday Tortelli.
I recently had the incredible opportunity to connect with and interview DONA International president Sunday Tortelli, for the 'Dearest Doula' podcast. Ms. Tortelli was incredibly sweet and informative, and gave an excellent insight into the philosophy and doula training process one can expect with DONA. In addition to being the president, Sunday is also a birth and postpartum doula, DONA approved doula trainer, childbirth educator, and lactation consultant. For links to all the amazing resources Sunday outlined, be sure to visit her 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoula/ You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ I look forward to connecting with you! *Sound/Music by Setuniman at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
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Rank #1: The metamorphosis of motherhood.
When you become a parent there is a shift in identity that occurs, pre-birth expectations drop away as reality kicks in. Life that perhaps was once goal orientated or career focus shifts as life with a baby forces a new daily rhythm, a slowing down, surrendering and letting go for a new way of being in the world. My guest Kari Azuma, leadership development coach and mother, from Santa Barbara, California joins us in a conversation about her transition to motherhood, birth as an opportunity for introspection and personal evolution and finding your passion and power as a mother. This episode focuses the lens on motherhood, my guest Kari specially works with mothers. Yet, what ever gender you identify as this episode speaks to all parents in the transition that occurs with the birth of a new family member.Produced and presented by Sally CusackCopyright 2018 PBB Media and Sally Cusackwww.pbbmedia.org
Rank #2: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection in Pregnancy and Birth.
In this episode of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, host Kirilly Dawn chats with craniosacral therapist and birth attendant Oni Blecher, on the relationship of the body, mind and spirit during pregnancy and birth.
In this biweekly podcast, Kellie Edson, childbirth educator-in-training chats with both birth professionals and regular moms about all aspects of the transition to parenthood.Whether this is your first child or your tenth, I hope that you gain new knowledge, insights or just plain old comfort from this twice per month show.This podcast was born out of the belief that with each child born, a mother is born (or reborn) and that transition in all of its messy, beautiful chaos deserves to be honored, supported, and celebrated.
Rank #1: Episode 3: Sarah R. Bagley and the motherhood identity shift and confidence during postpartum.
Today we talk with Sarah R. Bagley, the host of the Sarah R. Bagley Podcast. Sarah is a blogger, podcaster, group fitness instructor and part time working mom of two – with a new baby on the way! On her podcast Sarah interviews guests about pushing past perfection and on what living a “B+” life looks like for them. During our episode Sarah and I talk about piece-mealing a work/life balance together once you have children, the identity shift that comes with going from working full time to being a mom. We also discuss the importance of finding a good pediatrician, how unexpected the loneliness of postpartum can be, prenatal and postpartum exercise and the importance of confidence during the postpartum period. Sarah is a joy to talk to and her confidence is sure to inspire. Enjoy! You can find Sarah’s blog here. You can listen to Sarah’s podcast here. If you enjoy the show, please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes. These help the podcast get more visibility and reach more moms. Thanks for listening!
Rank #2: Episode 4: “You’re Not Alone” – Working Mama Community & The Importance of Birth Doulas with Kelsey Wharton.
I was so excited to chat with Kelsey Wharton of the Girls Next Door Podcast for this episode. I feel like we are such kindred spirits and we could have talked for so much longer. I hope to have her on the podcast again in the future. Kelsey is a science writer for Arizona State University, a blogger at RisingShining.com, and a podcaster on the Girls Next Door Podcast. She is a mom of two boys - her second was just a month old when we recorded. In this episode we talk about the transition from maternity leave to going back to work full time, postpartum blues and the importance of birth doulas. We also chat about the e-course that Kelsey is working on called Radiant Mamas. This will be a course geared towards bringing community and supporting working moms. Thank you SO much Kelsey for coming on! Check out the Girls Next Door Podcast here. Read Kelsey’s Blog here. You can also connect with Kelsey on Twitter and Instagram. **The website Kelsey mentioned for setting up a food train for new moms was Food Tidings.