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.
Cathryn's Story of Secondary Infertility
I am so excited to share this birth story with you guys. Cathryn struggled with secondary infertility with the birth of her daughter. It was actually a full 18 months of going through rounds of Clomid, IUI, and IVF before conceiving.
It was really tremendous to hear the whole process, have her explain how she was feeling throughout it, and just everything that goes along with infertility because there's a lot to it and it can be really hard to relate to others who are going through infertility if you haven't been through it yourself. I love that she touched on that and shared her story so openly.
During the second half of the episode, Cathryn talks about her pregnancy with her daughter and her amazing birth story, too!
Liesel and Jenna's Live Reactions Birth Scenes in the Media
This week on the podcast, I had my sister Jenna come on the show for a fun and light hearted episode that I'm really excited to share with you guys.
Jenna and I watched some birth videos - but not the kind of birth videos that you're thinking of! - and react to them live on the episode.
I thought it'd be interesting coming from me as a labor and delivery nurse and from Jenna, who you know has never been pregnant and doesn't have any kids.
I'm not gonna spoil too much of the episode. It was a lot of fun to record, but was also a big pain in the butt to get ready for, so I hope you guys like it!
Unpacking Working Mom Guilt with Dr. Sarah Allen
For today’s episode, we spoke specifically about flipping the narrative on working mom guilt and Sarah weighed in with her brain expertise to share why being a working mom benefits children and their development!
You’ll hear as discuss what working mom guilt typically looks like, research-backed reasons why being a working mom can benefit your children, discuss the pros and cons of daycare vs. nanny care in the first year from a neuro-development perspective, and maternity/parental leave in general here in the US.
Bryce Reddy's Surprise Third Baby
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have a birth story to share with you guys from Bryce Reddy who you probably know as @mombrain.therapist over on Instagram.
You'll hear Bryce open up about her struggles, what it was like to navigate this unexpected pregnancy and the amazing birth story of her third little kiddo.
Ask Me Anything About Labor and Delivery
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had my sister, Jenna, come on the show to help me do an "ask me anything about labor and delivery" episode! I haven't done an episode like this in a while, and it was very fun to bring it back!
These questions came straight from the MLN community - and when you listen you'll hear me talk about inductions, the big baby myth, epidural side effects, partner tips, and more!
Preparing Your Relationship for Baby with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I was joined by psychologist and couples therapist, Dr. Tracy Dalgleish to talk all about preparing your relationship for baby before they're here!
Inside of the episode, you'll learn actionable tips and systems you can put into place now, hear about common pitfalls and obstacles that couples often have so that you can prepare for them, and so much more!
Not just educational but it’s sooo amazing to listen to other mummas stories and be able to relate to some of the stories and not feel alone. I’ve learnt a great deal from listening to nearly all the episodes and I look forward to Monday’s when a new one comes out !!! Highly recommend to expecting mums or already mums.
Fan from Oz!
I found this podcast a few months ago, around 4 months into my pregnancy, and I can’t get enough of it! I have binge listened to episodes on my long drives. I have been able to tailor questions to find the “Australian” way from my midwives. It’s so informative, so captivating and most of all so useful!! Thank you MLN 🥰
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!