Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.
BBL 183: How to Overcome Mom Burnout
Mom burnout is real - every mome experiences it, and it keeps you from being the mama you want to be. In today's episode I dive into a practical strategy to take the first step out of mom burnout - so you can be the happy mom you'd like to be. Topics I Cover in […]
BBL 182: Childbirth and the Feminine Power of Women
Pregnancy and childbirth offer the chance to explore the feminine power of women. Dig deep and find the strength that already lives inside you. You find this reserve during pregnancy, pull on it during birth - and use it over and over and over again as you go through life as a mama. Let's dig […]
BBL 181: How Moms Can Get What They Need
Many moms tell me they can't follow their intuition during pregnancy and birth because they don't have any intuition. Listening to your needs is the first step to discovering your inutition. In today's episode I talk about how to listen to your needs - and how to share your needs - even when you're busy […]
BBL 180: How to Choose a Pregnancy Doctor or Midwife
What do you need to consider when you choose a doctor or choose a midwife for your pregnancy? Today's episode covers what's really important (hint: it's what you want) and how you can both grow your trust in yourself and find a great care provider for your pregnancy. Topics I Cover in This Podcast:What does […]
BBL 179: Straight Talk on Labor Pain Perceptions
I've talked to thousands of women about preparing for childbirth - and labor pain is one of the biggest worries. Can you handle it? Will you lose it? Today's episode focuses on how we think about pain in birth - and how we can handle it.Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why our views on […]
BBL 178: Living Well on a Budget with a Growing Family
Money and kids - are they like oil and water? You can enjoy both your money and your kids - today's episode talks about living well on a budget with a growing family!Topics I Cover in This Podcast: How to let go of fear and find happiness - even on a budget! The pros and […]
Well-researched and informative podcast
** UPDATE: I am so glad Kristen is back with great content. I am thoroughly enjoying her podcast and to those reviewers who say she rambles, I kindly recommend for you to take the time to actually listen and focus on what she is saying. If you are planning to give birth (ever), you will most certainly benefit from Kristen’s wisdom and insight on this important subject. I take Kristen along for my solo walks or listen while doing housework without my kids nearby — you truly need to be able to focus to receive the maximum benefit of this incredible content. **
I have been enjoying this podcast very much, but sadly, it appears as though it is no longer active. Truly a bummer because this is my favorite of all of the educational pregnancy and birth podcasts.
I really enjoyed the series on VBACs, as that is a topic near and dear to my heart. It was very informative and well-done. I also love and appreciate that Kristen places such a huge emphasis on the proper diet and nutrition during pregnancy. It matters!!
I do hope she has not closed this chapter in her life and continues to release new content. She has a gift for presenting the information in an engaging and encouraging manner.
All the best to Kristen and her lovely family.
This has been my absolute favorite birth podcast for the past 7years. I am a mom of 6 and doula myself and always learning from Kristen. Ty so much for continuing to educate us all!!!
Doesn’t offer solutions
Titles podcast how to xyz but then after you waste 30 minutes of your life listening to nothing about discussing the problem, the solution is, “tune into my master class”. I’ve now listened to multiple episodes now where the actual solution isn’t addressed.