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Embark on a transformative journey through motherhood with the Entering Motherhood podcast, hosted by Sarah Marie Bilger. As a mom of two, wife, certified birth and postpartum doula, and passionate advocate for intentional motherhood, Sarah Marie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every episode. Join us as we delve into mindful healing, holistic parenting practices, and reflective exploration of generational impacts. From preconception to postpartum, Sarah Marie guides us through intentional conversations, sparking curiosity and empowerment during pregnancy, birth, and the often-overlooked postpartum period. Our mission is to equip you with the tools you need to heal, thrive, and embrace motherhood while staying true to your own individual identity. Join us as we empower you to become the mother you aspire to be, with confidence and authenticity!

Entering Motherhood: Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Support Sarah Marie Bilger -

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Embark on a transformative journey through motherhood with the Entering Motherhood podcast, hosted by Sarah Marie Bilger. As a mom of two, wife, certified birth and postpartum doula, and passionate advocate for intentional motherhood, Sarah Marie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every episode. Join us as we delve into mindful healing, holistic parenting practices, and reflective exploration of generational impacts. From preconception to postpartum, Sarah Marie guides us through intentional conversations, sparking curiosity and empowerment during pregnancy, birth, and the often-overlooked postpartum period. Our mission is to equip you with the tools you need to heal, thrive, and embrace motherhood while staying true to your own individual identity. Join us as we empower you to become the mother you aspire to be, with confidence and authenticity!

    170. The Most Effective Strategies for Navigating Toddler Sleep When Welcoming a New Baby with Maisie Ruttan

    170. The Most Effective Strategies for Navigating Toddler Sleep When Welcoming a New Baby with Maisie Ruttan

    In this episode of "Entering Motherhood," host Sarah Marie Bilger and guest Maisie Ruttan, a twin mom and former nurse turned sleep consultant, discuss the challenges of toddler sleep, especially in the context of welcoming a new child into the family. Maisie shares her journey from nursing to sleep consulting after her own experience with twins and IVF. She emphasizes the normalcy of sleep issues in toddlers and preschoolers and the importance of a gentle, nurturing approach to help children sleep more independently. Maisie offers insights into common sleep problems, underlying causes, and the importance of not rushing changes in sleep routines. She also touches on the societal pressures of early bedtimes and the potential need for naps in children's schedules. The conversation provides valuable tips for parents navigating sleep with multiple children and underscores the importance of understanding each child's unique sleep needs. Click here for full show notes.

    • 27 min
    169. Capturing Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby's First Days

    169. Capturing Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby's First Days

    In this episode of the Entering Motherhood podcast, host Sarah Marie Bilger shares insights on maternity, birth, and newborn photography. She covers finding a photographer, creative maternity photo ideas, poses to highlight the baby bump, and capturing key birth moments while maintaining privacy. Sarah also discusses preparing for a newborn photoshoot at home and the importance of scheduling it early. Her tips aim to help parents preserve the special moments of pregnancy and early parenthood through beautiful photographs. Check out the full show notes here.

    • 18 min
    168. Co-creating a Harmonious Parenting Environment with Mikki Gardner

    168. Co-creating a Harmonious Parenting Environment with Mikki Gardner

    In this episode of the Entering Motherhood podcast, host Sarah Marie Bilger and guest Mikki Gardner, a life and conscious parenting coach, delve into the complexities of co-parenting and motherhood. They discuss the emotional journey of becoming a mother, the societal pressures on women to "do it all," and the importance of self-awareness and personal growth in parenting. Mikki shares her expertise on co-parenting, emphasizing the need for clear communication, setting boundaries, and creating a support network. She also offers a three-step framework for improving relationships and co-parenting dynamics. Click here for full show notes. 

    • 50 min
    167. The Impact of Having Postpartum Doula Support as Part of Your Plan

    167. The Impact of Having Postpartum Doula Support as Part of Your Plan

    Discover the transformative support of postpartum doulas in this comprehensive podcast episode. From newborn care to breastfeeding assistance, explore how postpartum doulas empower new mothers through the challenges of early motherhood. Uncover the benefits, debunk myths, and find your support system so that you are able to experience a confident and nurturing postpartum journey. Click here for full show notes.

    • 25 min
    166. Diapers, Deadlines, and Drama: Navigating Motherhood and a Career with Kate Walker

    166. Diapers, Deadlines, and Drama: Navigating Motherhood and a Career with Kate Walker

    In this episode of the Entering Motherhood podcast, host Sarah Marie Buhler interviews Kate Walker, a mother of two and author, about her 20-year journey in motherhood and career. They discuss the challenges of balancing work and family, the impact of mobile devices on parenting, and the importance of routine. Kate shares insights from her book, reflecting on motherhood, marriage, and career transitions. They also explore the taboo around discussing motherhood's difficulties, the role of platforms for open conversations, and the need for self-care and setting boundaries for children's screen time. Kate's experience with divorce and her advice on avoiding over scheduling children are also highlighted. Click here for show notes. 

    • 32 min
    165. Is a Doula Right for Your Birth?

    165. Is a Doula Right for Your Birth?

    Discover the transformative power of birth doulas! Join us as we delve into the essential role of doulas in enhancing childbirth experiences. From navigating labor with confidence to advocating for your birthing preferences, learn how doulas empower expecting parents every step of the way. Whether you're curious about the benefits of doula support or seeking guidance on finding the perfect doula for your birth journey, this episode has you covered. Click here for show notes.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Lina Roque ,

Great podcast from an experienced doula and working mom

Sara knows how to support moms through birth and postpartum and her calming energy makes this show a relaxing and informative listen 👌🏼

Spidermonkey3333 ,

10/10 love this podcast

Absolutely in love with this podcast. So many great things about being a parent. I highly recommend and encourage you to check it out!

AmandaGotchaMama ,

All moms should tune in!

Sarah’s passion for helping new moms and moms with young children shines through in every honest, vulnerable, and thought-provoking episode. You will gain so much wisdom and encouragement from listening and being in Sarah’s sphere. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode!!

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