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Drs. Sarah and Alicia answer common questions such as: I'm pregnant what do I do? are my symptoms in first trimester normal? What to expect for labour and delivery? How will I know about breastfeeding? How do I care for my newborn?

She Found Motherhood aims to help take the anxiety out of pregnancy and the journey through childbirth to parenthood. We discuss the fourth trimester and how to care for your newborn. We discuss mental health in pregnancy and the postpartum period and how to navigate changing relationships. We discuss newborn sleep, starting solids and even our tips and tricks for all topics given we have had 5 kiddos between the two of us.

Are you looking for evidence based, high quality information to help you make decisions through your prengnacy, labour & delivery and postpartum journey? If so you have come to the right spot! Make sure to subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any episodes!

We also do birth stories! Because we truly believe you learn from those who go before you. Check out our birth stories from The.mom.room and The Breastfeeding dietitian and more!

You can find us on instagram @She.found.motherhood and join our facebook group she.found.motherhood.

Check out our online prenatal course and our Newborn Sleep 101 course at https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/store

She Found Motherhood Podcast She Found Motherhood

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 104 Ratings

Drs. Sarah and Alicia answer common questions such as: I'm pregnant what do I do? are my symptoms in first trimester normal? What to expect for labour and delivery? How will I know about breastfeeding? How do I care for my newborn?

She Found Motherhood aims to help take the anxiety out of pregnancy and the journey through childbirth to parenthood. We discuss the fourth trimester and how to care for your newborn. We discuss mental health in pregnancy and the postpartum period and how to navigate changing relationships. We discuss newborn sleep, starting solids and even our tips and tricks for all topics given we have had 5 kiddos between the two of us.

Are you looking for evidence based, high quality information to help you make decisions through your prengnacy, labour & delivery and postpartum journey? If so you have come to the right spot! Make sure to subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any episodes!

We also do birth stories! Because we truly believe you learn from those who go before you. Check out our birth stories from The.mom.room and The Breastfeeding dietitian and more!

You can find us on instagram @She.found.motherhood and join our facebook group she.found.motherhood.

Check out our online prenatal course and our Newborn Sleep 101 course at https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/store

    Cesarean Section: You Asked, We Answered!

    Cesarean Section: You Asked, We Answered!

    You asked - we answered all of your burning questions about Cesarean Sections! Our discussion includes optimal time between pregnancies after a C-section, factors affecting type of wound closure post-C-section, and reasons why some people might choose an elective C-section even when not medically necessary. 
    Consider downloading our Birth Preferences Guide or signing up for our free Birth Preferences Mini Course! For a deeper dive into all things pregnancy, birth & labor, postpartum and those first few weeks with your newborn, consider signing-up for our Pregnancy to Parenthood Masterclass, which includes 5 modules, bonus materials with subject matter experts, inside looks into birthing spaces, and so much more! 
    And for bonus credit, here are the several other super informative episodes and guides we reference in relation to C-Sections!
    To TOLAC or not to TOLAC… That is the question!!!
    Twin Pregnancies! Double the fun and double the trouble!
    C-Section Scar Recovery with Janette Yee
    Top 5 Reasons for Cesarean Birth
    Silicone Scar Sheets
    Download our FREE Perineal Massage Guide!
     

    • 20 min
    Heather’s Birth Story

    Heather’s Birth Story

    Today’s birth story comes from Heather in Victoria, British Columbia and long-time She Found Motherhood Podcast listener!
    Heather’s birth story starts off with a bit of a rocky pregnancy which lead to the preterm birth of her daughter and a rather long stay in the NICU. She describes the many challenges, and the small pieces of joy, she discovered on that journey. 
    Part of the challenges she experienced included a significant amount of nausea in pregnancy. If you or anyone you know is suffering from nausea, DM us on Instagram or shoot us an email asking for our free Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy download!
    And just as a reminder, if you love listening to these birth stories, share the link or screenshot the episode and spread the word! We’d so appreciate it.

    • 44 min
    Eyes in Pregnancy: What Can Happen?

    Eyes in Pregnancy: What Can Happen?

    Today’s topic might be something that many of us haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about - what kind of changes can occur within our eyes during pregnancy? If you have a pre-existing condition, either physical or specifically ocular, are the eyes particularly susceptible to damage during pregnancy and should specific precautions be taken? Could your eyesight worsen? Or can it improve? What effects does breastfeeding have?
    Ophthalmologist Dr. Amaka Eneh joins Dr. Alicia to answer the above questions and much more on today’s episode! Today’s episode may also encourage you to optimize your preconception health. Luckily, we've put together a clear, easy to read guide to help ensure your physical and mental health as you begin your journey through motherhood. Download our Preparing for Pregnancy guide here!
    Looking for more? Check out our Pregnancy to Parenthood Online Prenatal Masterclass, taking you from anxious and overwhelmed to confident during your childbirth experience!
     

    • 36 min
    Two Weird Diseases in Pregnancy: When to Worry

    Two Weird Diseases in Pregnancy: When to Worry

    Sometimes it might seem like restricting certain foods in pregnancy is overkill, but once you listen to this episode, you’ll understand why! Keep in mind these two diseases are quite rare in pregnancy, but if you do contract them and pass them onto your baby, they can have dire consequences.
    There is no need to overly worry, but we think it’s important to be aware and just exercise a little bit more caution - as always, knowledge is power!
    As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this episode or suggestions for future topics. Just shoot us an email or DM! Looking for more? Check out our Pregnancy to Parenthood Online Prenatal Masterclass, taking you from anxious and overwhelmed to confident during your childbirth experience. Let’s dive in!

    • 14 min
    Kelsey’s Birth Story

    Kelsey’s Birth Story

    Today Kelsey shares with us her birth story with an admirable openness and generosity of spirit, despite having to navigate a pregnancy and birth with more than one unexpected twist and turn. She speaks to Dr. Sarah about how her Birth Plan and birth education equipped her to anticipate various decisions she might encounter - and how she also had to embrace the unpredictable nature of childbirth when the “right” path became unclear. 
    Tune in to hear her full story, including how therapy aided her in processing her experience in pregnancy and postpartum, and navigating any undue feelings of guilt when things didn’t go as planned.
    We must acknowledge that birth is unpredictable, but having a plan can help. Drs. Sarah and Alicia have created a free mini Birth Plan course for you to work through with your partner and care provider! Sign up here to receive it and keep an eye out for our 4-part video series in your email on how to fill out your Birth Plan Template!

    • 33 min
    Top 10 Tips for Managing NVP!

    Top 10 Tips for Managing NVP!

    In this episode of the She Found Motherhood podcast, Drs. Sarah and Alicia dive into a topic that resonates with up to 80% of pregnant individuals – nausea and vomiting! Between simple lifestyle adjustments and lesser-known tricks, our top 10 tips to help manage these challenging symptoms cover everything from staying hydrated, to how modifying your vitamin intake, and even your dental routine, might help! Don't let nausea overshadow your pregnancy journey – empower yourself with these practical tips!
    And for a deeper dive, check out these helpful links:
    Check out our companion episode on ​​Nutrition and Preparing for Pregnancy!
    Pick up a Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband for Motion or Morning Sickness
    Download our free Sleep Tips Guide for more tips on how to optimise sleep in pregnancy
    Download our free guide to Managing Nausea and Vomiting in your Pregnancy!
    Subscribe to The Pregnancy to Parenthood Podcast Series! For the low, one-time cost of $47, get full access to over 40 informative episodes supporting you week by week, focused on the trimester and stage of pregnancy you are in. Tune in every week, or binge listen all at once and come back to the episodes you found most helpful as you move through pregnancy to parenthood!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

sharda sharda nita ,

Great listen!

Love listening to episodes I’m interested in especially as a provider in the perinatal space. I love the evidence based info and breadth of knowledge they share!

NurseJPD ,

Evidence based, Canadian content !

I was so happy to find evidence-based information from reliable, healthcare professionals surrounding perinatal health. The fact that it’s Canadian is even better! I recommend this podcast to anyone seeking resources during pregnancy.

MDessaulles ,

A great podcast

So refreshing to hear evidence based information in a relatable way! I know how much work podcasting is and I appreciate all your time and energy you dedicate to the cause. Your passion for these topics is helping so many people!!

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