They’re expensive, sometimes annoying and the best thing that’s ever happened to us. But there’s so much more to being a mom that no one really talks about. Betches Moms is a podcast that deals with all the real sh*t that happens - like what to do when your toddler figures out TikTok, the fact that the baby’s not the only one who has to wear a diaper after birth, or your mother-in-law constantly criticizing you for eating carbs or drinking coffee. Relax, it’s decaf. Every week, hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine share stories and insights, interview guests, and have honest conversations about what it’s really like being, and becoming, a mom. They answer questions about the sides of pregnancy and motherhood that everyone experiences, but you rarely hear about. You know, the moments in between those perfect looking Insta posts. So get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.
How To Build A Budget For Your Baby
This week, Aleen are Brittany are back and start with some personal updates! Aleen tells us about her latest sonogram experience and how relieving it felt to see the baby, and Brittany discusses the results of her glucose test and what she learned from the whole experience. Then, they dive into a Dear Betches Moms email from a listener who is wondering how to tell if she is financially prepared to have a baby. They offer their thoughts on what big expenses to keep in mind as you build a budget, including childcare, diapers, toys, cribs, and more. They also give a few tips on how to save money where you can, and how to stay on top of your finances so that you’re also preparing for the future. Finally, it’s time for the No Mom Guilt story of the week presented by Heineken, featuring Brittany’s story about feeling guilty for caving into her son, and how sometimes even small happenings can linger on your mind for a while when you’re a mom.
Should I Get The Vaccine If I’m Pregnant? Ft. Jennifer Ashton
On this episode, Aleen and Brittany are joined by board-certified Ob-Gyn and ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton to talk all about the Covid vaccine and pregnancy. The start off talking about the vaccine itself, what we know about potential risks, and when to get the vaccine if you decide to do so while pregnant. They also talk about what factors to consider when choosing whether to get it, and how to ask the right questions so you make the best decision for yourself. To end the episode, they get into some general pregnancy questions from listeners, including best practices when trying to conceive, prenatal vitamins, and gestational diabetes.
Am I Doing Enough To Prepare For The Baby?
Aleen and Brittany start things off with updates on how their bodies are faring in their respective stages or pregnancy. Brittany talks about her upcoming Glucose Test and the possibility of having gestational diabetes, including a few symptoms that could point towards that diagnosis. Then they dive into a conversation how your eating habits change during pregnancy, sometimes in unexpected ways. Next, they share a listener-submitted Embarrassing Story Of The Week featuring a hilarious mixup at the hospital between the mother and the grandmother. Finally, it’s time for the No Mom Guilt story of the week presented by Heineken, where Aleen shares her struggles with feeling like she’s not doing enough to prepare herself for the baby, and how to make the mental shift to acknowledge that she’s already doing so much.
Can I Switch Doctors Mid-Pregnancy?
Hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine are back and start the episode with a conversation about where kids learn all that defiant language you certainly never taught them. Next, Aleen shares an Embarrassing Story of the Week all about getting advice for conceiving from her OB-GYN mother. Then they play a game of “What the F*ck Did You Just Say” featuring some boob-related kid quotes. Aleen tells us about finding out she’s having a girl and wonders out loud: how do you even figure out how to parent? This leads Brittany to share an excellent piece of advice for allowing your kid to have “big feelings'' and why that may be the secret to raising happy children. Then a listener writes in to ask whether or not it’s okay to change doctors midway through your pregnancy. Should you search for a new physician if your current one doesn’t feel like the right fit? Finally, Brittany gets vulnerable in a segment called “No Mom Guilt” all about why you need to take it easy on yourself and shake those feelings of judgment and guilt.
We’re Having A Podcast Ft. Rachel Bilson
On the first ever episode of Betches Moms, hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine start the show with a conversation about the two of them being pregnant at the same time during a pandemic. Then they’re joined by actress Rachel Bilson to talk about her new podcast “Welcome to the OC Bitches” and what it’s like to raise a six year old as a working actress. They discuss what it’s like for a child to start virtual kindergarten, how she handles co-parenting and whether or not Bilson’s daughter knows just how famous her parents really are. Plus, they talk about the ‘hot grandma shit’ they like to do and Rachel shares a great parenting hack to keep kids busy. Then they play a game of “What the F*ck Did You Just Say” featuring some of the craziest things the Betches Moms followers have heard from their children. They close things out with some embarrassing stories of the week, and Rachel reveals whether or not she’d ever do an OC reunion.
Coming Soon - Betches Moms (Trailer)
Betches Moms with hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine starts April 5th, 2021! Follow us now on Spotify or subscribe on Apple podcasts to be the first to hear it.
I am an avid DST listener and was so excited to hear about the moms podcast. I am 23 weeks pregnant as a first time mom so the timing was so perfect! Loved the episodes so far and excited to hear more each week!
Makes me feel so good!
So, I have been following betches from the very start. I remember some of their very first articles when they went viral during my senior year of college, and I have kept up with their website and Instagram ever since. It only seems fitting that I would follow them into the journey of motherhood. I recently had my first baby and betches moms has helped me to keep finding the humor and to help me realize I’m not alone! Thanks for the laughs!
This podcast couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m 31 and currently 28 weeks pregnant (my first pregnancy) and not only is pregnancy isolating enough in itself but add quarantine, working from home and covid life to that and it makes it 100 times worse. It’s SO nice to listen to the girls talk about all the same things I’ve been feeling and thinking, they truly are my “mom friends”. Thank you girls for making me feel like I have somebody along on this journey with me, keep up the great work!