Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories!
As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
EP56: Brittany's 29-Hour Long Induction!
In this episode, Brittany shares her unplanned 39-hour long induction at 37 weeks.
Brittany Dougherty is a mom to a 1.5 year old and is currently pregnant with baby number two. She lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband, son, and two dogs. She is a civil engineer by trade, but she enjoys talking about pregnancy and babies whenever she gets the chance.
You can follow Brittany on social media here:
Growing Our Family Podcast & Blog Website: https://growingourfamily.com/
Insta, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter: @growingrfamily
Listen to Brittany's podcast episode that I was on here!
EP55: A Fellow Labor Nurse’s Birth Story! (Part 2)
In this episode, my employee and personal friend Tiffany shares her empowering unmedicated birth story with her second son, Callan.
Tiffany is a long-time friend to Liesel, an employee at Mommy Labor Nurse, and a fellow labor and delivery nurse. At about 3 1/2 months postpartum, Tiffany found out she was pregnant for the second time and on April 28th, 2020 delivered her second son, Callan.
EP54: A Fellow Labor Nurse's Birth Story! (Part 1)
In this episode, my employee and personal friend Tiffany shares her birth story and difficult postpartum experience with her first son, Wyatt.
Tiffany is a long-time friend to Liesel, an employee at Mommy Labor Nurse, and a fellow labor and delivery nurse. After marrying her husband Ben, Tiffany got pregnant shortly afterwards and on April 18th, 2019 delivered her first son, Wyatt.
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EP53: What To Do When You’re Pregnant and Stressed Out!
In this episode, I interview my friend Parijat, a high-risk pregnancy specialist, all about stress and how it relates to pregnancy and delivery.
Here are the questions we go over!
Talk to me about how stress can play a part in pregnancy? How is stress related to preterm labor/other complications during pregnancy? What are some of the high risk complications that can occur related to stress? What are some tips we can do to reduce our stress during pregnancy? How about postpartum - is stress related to complications during postpartum as well? Parijat's Bio:
Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever. Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home. Learn more at parijatdeshpande.com
You can follow Parijat here:
Parijat's Book, Pregnancy Brain - Available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: https://parijatdeshpande.lpages.co/pregnancybrain/
Listen to the Delivering Miracles® podcast - https://www.parijatdeshpande.com/podcast
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EP52: Erin’s Redemptive Unmedicated Hospital Birth!
In this episode, Erin shares her traumatic birth story with her twin daughters and her redemptive unmedicated birth story with her son.
Erin is a mom of three kids aged three and under living in Chicago. After a traumatic birth with her twin daughters, Erin shares why the unmedicated hospital birth of her son was a long-awaited redemptive experience -- and also like being in the passenger seat of a really crazy car ride!
Resources from the episode:
Birth it Up: The Natural Series: Erin's birth course to help her prepare for her second delivery (AKA my birth course!)
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth: Helpful book Erin read to help prepare for her second delivery
http://www.chicagobirthboutique.com/: Erin's doula, Lauren Elliott in Chicago
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EP51: From Birth To Baby’s First Birthday…Let’s Talk About Milestones!
In this episode, I interview my friend KC all about
KC is a pediatric physical therapist, specializing in motor development of children 0-3 years of age. She has been working in the physical therapy field with children for just under a decade, and is passionate about arming parents with knowledge & instilling confidence while teaching them how to understand & foster their child’s development. She is also a wife, mother to two girls, and the founder of Milestones & Motherhood, a community focused on parent education. She found after working in the field that parents simply weren’t provided information about what to expect in regards to milestones & their child’s development, which often leads to stress, comparison, & fears. She began her instagram page to provide free tips, tricks & information to parents to bridge this gap.
You can find KC on social media here:
Resources from the episode:
KC created a Motor Milestone PDF that covers the first 3 years of gross motor milestones, including activities and photos to encourage milestone acquisition, general developmental information, when to speak to your pediatrician, & tips for other areas of development.
Use code MOMMYLABOR5 for $5 off the Motor PDF
Newborn Basics 101 I’m still basking in the newborn snuggles (and struggles) over here and feeling super excited about Halloween with my TWO little ones this year.
With a newborn around, I’ve been catapulted back into newborn care 101 myself these days.
And you better believe I’m putting ALL the info in my Newborn Basics course to the test. The swaddling, the cord care, the witching hour – I’m living it mama!
What’s awesome about this for you? I FULLY UPDATED Newborn Basics to include video content and demonstrations with my real live newborn! To celebrate the course updates, I’m having a site-wide sale from October 30th at 10am EST until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 1st!
All of my individual products will be 30% off and bundles will be 10% off!
I can’t wait to be a part of your journey!!!
Customer ReviewsSee All
Amazing birth education resource!
Just found this podcast after following on Instagram for a year. Very real and engaging podcast. The recent episode on Mommy Labour Nurse’s second birth was particularly great, especially the perspective on a difficult birth, and how it can take time to come to terms to deal with the unmet expectation and feelings. Thank you!