10 episodes

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood are full of hardships and victories. Join Raisa Mnichowicz, a physical therapist turned birth photographer, as she shares her motherhood journey and path towards emotional healing after having an unexpected c-section. Happy, Sad, and Grateful breaks taboos about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood—and reminds moms that it’s okay to feel sad. If you are currently pregnant, recovering from a difficult birth, or struggling to find validation for how you feel as a mom, this podcast is for you.

Happy, Sad, and Grateful: A C-Section Mom's Journey Through Motherhood Raisa Mnichowicz

    • Kids & Family

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood are full of hardships and victories. Join Raisa Mnichowicz, a physical therapist turned birth photographer, as she shares her motherhood journey and path towards emotional healing after having an unexpected c-section. Happy, Sad, and Grateful breaks taboos about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood—and reminds moms that it’s okay to feel sad. If you are currently pregnant, recovering from a difficult birth, or struggling to find validation for how you feel as a mom, this podcast is for you.

    007| High-Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    007| High-Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Raisa talks with her husband Brian to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected them with 2 members of their family having pre-existing conditions.

    • 50 min
    Sorry for the wait, we're back for Season 2!

    Sorry for the wait, we're back for Season 2!

    • 2 min
    006| Our 1st Baby's Sleep Journey

    006| Our 1st Baby's Sleep Journey

    In this episode, Raisa's husband Brian joins as a guest for the first time to talk about their sleep journey with their first child.

    • 58 min
    An Unexpected Hiatus and Plans for the Future

    An Unexpected Hiatus and Plans for the Future

    In this episode, Raisa talks about the challenges of sharing her vulnerable story and the reason for a 2-month hiatus.

    • 4 min
    005| Birth Trauma and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety with Amy Kranz

    005| Birth Trauma and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety with Amy Kranz

    In this episode, Raisa has an honest conversation with Amy Kranz, PhD about birth trauma and postpartum depression, mood, and anxiety disorders.

    • 37 min
    004| Birth Doulas: Who Are They And How Can They Help You?

    004| Birth Doulas: Who Are They And How Can They Help You?

    In today's episode, in honor of World Doula Week, Raisa has a conversation with two doulas, Heather and Rowenna, to discuss their role in the birth world and how they supporting families. Raisa starts with the basics, asking, "What is a doula?" and then dives deeper into to clear up misconceptions.

    Guests:
    Rowenna Oesch (www.kinderhavenbirthandfamily.com)
    Heather Nischke (www.heathernischkebirthservices.com)

    • 35 min

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