314 episodes

Sharing stories about infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, labor and delivery, bottle feeding, breastfeeding relactation, self-care after birth, sex to get pregnant and after kids, birth options, to medicate or not to medicate, adoption, midwife vs hospital, the struggles, surprises, joys and exhaustion, and - holy cow - you’ve become a parent! WHAT NOW?!

Mom Of 18
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BLOGGER SINCE 2011,
BECOMING PARENTS PODCAST SINCE 2017,
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Becoming Parents Jennifer Campbell

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Sharing stories about infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, labor and delivery, bottle feeding, breastfeeding relactation, self-care after birth, sex to get pregnant and after kids, birth options, to medicate or not to medicate, adoption, midwife vs hospital, the struggles, surprises, joys and exhaustion, and - holy cow - you’ve become a parent! WHAT NOW?!

Mom Of 18
DOULA
BLOGGER SINCE 2011,
BECOMING PARENTS PODCAST SINCE 2017,
AUTHOR SINCE 2016,
MINIMALIST,
RV LIVING,
RUNNER
https://linktr.ee/momofeighteen

    Breast Cancer Survivor, “Bonus Mom”, & Podcaster with Jamie Vaughn - S7 E12

    Breast Cancer Survivor, “Bonus Mom”, & Podcaster with Jamie Vaughn - S7 E12

    SPECIAL RELEASE LOCAL EPISODE! 

    Jamie Vaughn is a retired school teacher, bonus mom of 3 adult children, wife to her amazing husband, Farrell, dog-mom, and “Glamma” to 2 granddaughters. 

    Jamie is a recent breast cancer survivor, who is a fierce advocate for other breast cancer patients and survivors. Her journey has been an emotional struggle and still is, at times, in her survivorship, yet she does recognize all of the silver linings as well. 

    Aside from her mother’s death only 4 years ago, which was downright gut-wrenching, breast cancer has been a whole new level of trauma. 

    Jamie has shared her story through social media, podcasts, and news programs. She holds a lot of space for others too. 

    She has her own podcast called “Test Those Breasts!” where she holds important conversations with patients, survivors, caregivers, multiple types of therapists, and a myriad of medical providers, including surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and nurses, in order to provide much-needed support. 

    On her podcast, she and guests discuss ALL things breast cancer, including the emotional toll, advocacy, treatment/surgical options, caregiving, and more. She started her podcast as a healing mechanism AND to help shorten the learning curve for the newly diagnosed, survivors, caregivers, and anyone else who is touched by breast cancer.

    Absolutely nothing is off-limits for me. I am an open book when it comes to my journey, including my initial response to my diagnosis, unexpected detours, disappointments, anger, fear, silver linings, etc. 

    In learning more about the Becoming Parents podcast, I have noticed that you focus a lot on how cancer affects us emotionally, which is so important. I always encourage others to walk into and honor their emotions (good, bad, ugly) in order to embrace the process of their own individual journeys. I can also speak to support, advocacy, 2nd opinions, my surgeries, etc.



    FIND HER HERE:

    (IG) https://www.instagram.com/test_those_breasts/

    (Personal Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/JamieAllenVaughn

    (Private Test Those Breasts! Podcast Group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/305366625452942/?notif_id=1709323493333826&notif_t=group_invited_to_group&ref=notif

    (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieallenvaughn/

    (TikTok) https://www.tiktok.com/@test.those.breasts

    My podcast is on Apple, Spotify, and most other platforms. Here is the Apple link:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/test-those-breasts/id1691009242

    https://open.spotify.com/show/5KFLrl47VUhywxhY36BjgQ?si=P2jcqqXFRcq7TdFct1judA


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    • 43 min
    Broken Tailbone with a Forceps Delivery, Severe Postpartum Depression & Yoga - Sarah Parise S6 E91

    Broken Tailbone with a Forceps Delivery, Severe Postpartum Depression & Yoga - Sarah Parise S6 E91

    ~Tough time getting pregnant due to an undiagnosed thyroid condition, Hashimotos. 

    ~Birth trauma (My daughter wasn't breathing when she was born so she was taken to the NICU immediately with my husband and I broke my tailbone during delivery, so recovering was unique/challenging in many ways) 

    ~Self-care after birth was non-existent and that's the way I thought it should be. Give everything to your child, nothing remains yours, that's what motherhood is. 

    ~After digging myself out of the darkness of postpartum depression I was determined to change the narrative on self-care for all mothers!

    ~I created The Great Days For Mom Method Program to empower moms to prioritize their own physical, mental & emotional health for just 2% of the day so that they can tame the chaos of motherhood, have more energy and ultimately experience more joy, resulting in MORE GREAT DAYS! 

    I am an experienced personal trainer, yoga instructor, CEO & business owner, but most importantly, a mother. Becoming a mother was a dream come true and a nightmare realized all at the same time. I struggled with postpartum depression, extreme mom guilt and anxiety dictating my decision making. Having struggled on my own for so long, I was determined to change the narrative on motherhood. I take pride in helping my clients transform their lives. 

    As a coach, I spend time understanding the root cause of the issue, set milestones throughout the process, and celebrate when goals and dream scenarios are achieved.  I've been recognized by moms of all ages, and stages of motherhood around the world, for my extraordinary commitment to empower them to feel their best, so they can give their best, to their families each day. Bottom line, I help moms have MORE GREAT DAYS!

    I teach moms through fitness, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, nutritional awareness, and overall self-care to carve out time each day to focus on their own health. I don't believe in weight loss programs, extreme dieting, or exercising for hours a day. I focus on transformational change that can last a lifetime!



    FIND HER HERE:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greatdaysbysarah/

    Facebook Community group for busy moms looking to make their own wellness a priority:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/timeoutformoms

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahpariseWebsite: www.greatdaysbysarah.com


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    • 37 min
    Mom at 16, Four Time Surrogate & Director at SurrogateFirst with Ashley Mareko S7 E11

    Mom at 16, Four Time Surrogate & Director at SurrogateFirst with Ashley Mareko S7 E11

    SPECIAL RELEASE LOCAL EPISODE! 



    - Mom at 16, step-mom, and surprise baby at 20, paternal infertility

    - Four-time surrogate

    - She currently works as a director at SurrogateFirst

    - She is a pro-life surrogate

    - Ashley is very well-known in the surrogacy industry for her work advocating for all surrogates 



    Surrogacy and religion: 


    Ashley Mareko is a four-time surrogate who is pro-life and was working in ministry during her first surrogacy journey and part of her second surrogacy journey. Due to her employment agreement, she had to get approval from a board and the pastors. She loves religion and has studied religion and their origins for more than 20 years. Her current Baptist church is okay with surrogacy, as long as all embryos have a chance at life. 





    FIND HER HERE:

    https://www.instagram.com/ashleysurrogatefirst/?hl=en

    https://www.tiktok.com/@surro1st.ash?lang=en



    Surrogacy Awareness Month is March and here is some INFO!


    There has been a 400% increase in Black and Latina surrogates:




    More single women are becoming surrogates: 




    Surrogacy education is happening on TikTok:



    Yessenia Latorre and Zarah Hilliard are sharing their surrogacy experiences on social media like TikTok to educate others who may be interested in surrogacy. 





    Increase in support for LGBTQ couples: 



    The number of surrogates open to carrying for same-sex intended parents increased from 32% in 2020 to 75% in 2023. Zarah Hilliard, a same-sex surrogate who carried for a same-sex couple is happy to share her story. Her intended parents are also available for an interview. 





    Higher transfer rates: First time transfer success rates of 88% for surrogates are considerably higher than the national US average of 45.5% for women under 35 years old:



    screening and improved medical protocols that lead to such high success rates. 





    Surrogacy total compensation is set to increase by 20%:



    there will be an increase in total compensation for surrogates in 2024 and beyond. 




    FROM A FRIEND AND SURROGATE IN NEVADA:

    While Surrogacy is awesome, companies that embezzle from IPs and surrogates have been an issue.

    EWS is no longer, or closing down I should say. The owner Kenia German is meant to be arrested anytime now. She has over $1 million of combined embezzlement.


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    • 43 min
    Reconnecting as a Couple Post-Parenting: Reigniting Communication, Romance, and Intimacy - Dr Liz Jenkins - S6 E90

    Reconnecting as a Couple Post-Parenting: Reigniting Communication, Romance, and Intimacy - Dr Liz Jenkins - S6 E90

    1. How to reignite fulfilling communication after years of only talking about kids and the to-do list.

    2. How to reconnect as a couple when parenting leaves you depleted and exhausted.

    3. How to restart sexy time that doesn't require the bedroom.

    4. Post-baby changes that every couple should know are healthy and will pass.

    5. Reconnecting as a couple post-parenting.

    Dr Liz personal share: 1st time Mom surprised even herself when she started pretending to be asleep and kicking her husband awake when their new baby daughter woke up crying for food or diapers. 

    Reconnecting as a couple post-parenting is possible, and it begins with nurturing one's relationship. What if you could spend ONLY six weeks using a proven process that 100s of couples are on the brink of divorce and certain they couldn’t reclaim their love to rapidly reconnect and restore their loving connection and commitment to one another? 

    That’s my Couples Smart Restart. A 6-week intensive using my signature connection process to walk you and your partner through a simple very effective process that relies on facts not feelings and gets you results. 

    Dr. Liz Jenkins helps couples reconnect, repair and reignite their love, quickly transforming their relationships or marriages to the connection and passion of their early years. Married for 35+years, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Certified Connection Coach with over 75,000+ of focused time working with women and couples, she is a trusted expert who quickly identifies each couple's and individual's unique path to success in their self-love and relationships. 

    She’s currently featured as a relationship expert in Dave Ramsey’s Online Dating Facebook Group, Singles Collective Facebook Group,  a featured Podcast guest on shows such as The Fit & Fabulous Podcast guest with Dr. Jamie Seeman,  Masterclass on Relationships with Kyle Gillette and published author.  Her true passion and superpower is guiding couples to identify their unique path to relationship success.   



    FIND HER HERE:

    - I will be promoting our podcast and any media you share across all of my platforms  - 

    Connect with me here👉 www.drlizjenkins.com 

    Follow me on Facebook📲 https://www.facebook.com/DrLizJenkins   

    Follow me on Instagram 📲 https://www.instagram.com/dr_liz_jenkins/  

    Follow me on LinkedIn 📲 https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlizjenkins/   

    I have 2 options on Freebies  + Complimentary Connection Call - feel free to share all  that might resonate best with your audience. 

    😍You deserve that connected & loving relationship. Grab my FREE Couple's Connection Checklist and let's get started today! 

    👉 https://learn.drlizjenkins.com/couples-checklist

    💕Here's the link to my FREE Love Languages Guide, a game changer that helps you both quickly understand and connect using the power of your love languages: https://learn.drlizjenkins.com/love-languages-guide

    Love Unlocked: Creative Date Nights for Couples at Home. 

    https://drlizjenkins.kartra.com/page/ozn16

    Couples:

    Here is the link to schedule your complimentary Connection Call: https://calendly.com/drlizjenkinscoaching/couples-connection-call-with-dr-liz  (If you have problems finding the time and day that will work, please let me know, and I can assist.)   


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    • 41 min
    Miscarriage, Rare Defect Loss, 2 Deliveries & Being A Freelance Entrepreneur - Kiri Mohan - S6 E89

    Miscarriage, Rare Defect Loss, 2 Deliveries & Being A Freelance Entrepreneur - Kiri Mohan - S6 E89

    -First pregnancy in 2014, ended in miscarriage, no heartbeat at 9 weeks.

    -Second pregnancy in 2015, at 12 weeks was sent to a specialist - baby had a rare chromosomal defect called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (1:50,000 chance of happening) and we decided to terminate at 15 weeks.

    -Third pregnancy again in 2015, this time a healthy baby girl, now age 7.

    -Began trying again in 2018...no luck for 2-3 years.

    -Fourth pregnancy finally in 2021, after secondary infertility, baby boy born healthy in 2022.

    -As a parent, I run my own coaching business, have the baby home with me two days a week, and try to manage it all - making a full time salary on part-time hours, being present for my kid or business, and it's a lot.

    -The large age difference between children does help at times!



    I'm a career/business coach. I coach women on taking their corporate experience and building a lifestyle/freelance business with their skills.



    FIND HER HERE:

    www.corporate2contract.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirimohan/

    https://www.instagram.com/thekirimohan/

    Podcast: https://www.corporate2contract.com/podcast


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    • 36 min
    Giving Up A Child For Adoption, Having Kids In 3 Decades, DV & A Blended Family with Anna Pageau S7 E10

    Giving Up A Child For Adoption, Having Kids In 3 Decades, DV & A Blended Family with Anna Pageau S7 E10

    SPECIAL RELEASE LOCAL EPISODE!

    Parenting journey has been varied: 

    *a child at 16 that I gave up for adoption

    * a son at 20, pregnancy was easy, but he was breech at 36 weeks and was turned by the doctor. I had contractions from that point on until he was born at 40 weeks. Became a single mom when he was 3. 

    * a son at 38, pregnancy was normal except the geriatric point of view constantly wanting to do ultrasounds and tests. Began having contractions around 37 weeks, natural birth 2 days after the due date.

    *Have 2 step daughters, my husband and I got married when they were 17 and 19 so that has been an interesting journey. 



    I have 2 different businesses. As a sole-entrepreneur I have been a freelance writer and educator for almost 10 years. I write copy for others in the wellness field. Both my clients and my writing is focused around using herbs, and aromatherapy to support overall health. A few of my clients focus on women's issues around perimenopause and menopause. As a couple we have started a farm business where we will continue the wellness focus and also sell produce and plants. 



    FIND HER HERE:

    www.annasmusings.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/AnnaPageauCA 

    https://www.instagram.com/anna_pageau_ca/  

    https://www.pinterest.com/annasmusings/ 


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    • 36 min

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