45 episodes

Welcome to the Growing Our Family pregnancy podcast, where we discuss topics ranging from your first positive test all the way through delivery. Throughout my pregnancy, I did hours of research on anything that came my way. Join me on a weekly chat where I will share my knowledge and personal experiences with all of you!

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Growing Our Family - Pregnancy Podcast Brittany Dougherty

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Welcome to the Growing Our Family pregnancy podcast, where we discuss topics ranging from your first positive test all the way through delivery. Throughout my pregnancy, I did hours of research on anything that came my way. Join me on a weekly chat where I will share my knowledge and personal experiences with all of you!

FB: www.facebook.com/growingrfamily

Insta, Pinterest, Twitter: @growingrfamily

    45: Pregnancy Nutrition with Mamas Maternal Health

    45: Pregnancy Nutrition with Mamas Maternal Health

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 45: Pregnancy Nutrition with Mamas Maternal Health







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e45/   







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    Makayla and Cassandra are the founders of Mamas Maternal Health, a Virtual Nutrition Counseling business specializing in pregnancy and lactation helping both you and your child to achieve maximum health during this critical time period. 















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    Show Notes







    * Tell us a little bit about yourselves and your families* Why is it important to eat healthy during pregnancy?* What food should you avoid during pregnancy and why?* Can you list some of the important nutrients you need during pregnancy, how much you should be getting per day, and why they are important?* Vitamin D* Folate vs Folic Acid* Iron* Magnesium* Choline* Calcium* Vitamin B12* Iodine & Selenium* Omega-3, DHA, EPA (what is the difference between them)* Why do you need to eat healthy if your prenatal vitamin has all of these?* How should you handle cravings?







    Makayla’s Recommended Mommy Tip: Creating a Community for Support







    Cassie’s Recommended Mommy Item: Baby Wraps/Carriers 







    Where to find Mamas Maternal Health:







    Website: https://www.mamasmaternalhealth.com/







    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mamas_maternal_health







    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.

    • 42 min
    44: Surrogacy with Stacy Heidel

    44: Surrogacy with Stacy Heidel

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 44: Surrogacy with Stacy Heidel







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e44/  







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    Stacy Heidel is a mom, wife, and gestational surrogate. She runs the blog “Stories from the Stork” where she talks about her experiences as a surrogate and shines a light on what gestational surrogacy really entails. Tune in to learn all about surrogacy! 















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    Show Notes







    -What made you decide you wanted to be a surrogate?







    -After you decide this is something you want to pursue, how do you start?







    -What’s the difference between Traditional vs gestational surrogacy







    -How does the transfer process work? 







    -What requirements do surrogates have to meet? Are there tests that need to be run?







    -Does your health insurance cover it or do you get put on the intended family’s plan?







    -Do you get attached to the baby? Is it hard to give up after birth?







    -Can you tell us about your surrogate experiences and how they differed from your personal pregnancies?







    – How does the delivery process work?







    – What happens after delivery and into the future?







    – What does your husband think of all this?







    – What are the meds like?







    – Legal stuff







    Stacy’s Recommended Pregnancy Item: Belly Buds

    • 35 min
    43: Breastfeeding Benefits with Laurel Wilson, IBCLC

    43: Breastfeeding Benefits with Laurel Wilson, IBCLC

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 43: Breastfeeding Benefits with Laurel Wilson, IBCLC







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e43/   







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    Laurel Wilson, BSc, IBCLC, RLC, CCCE, CLE®, CLD, CPPFE, CPPI owns MotherJourney in Morrison, Colorado. She has her degree in Maternal and Child Health – Lactation Consulting. With over twenty six years of experience working with women in the childbearing year and perinatal professionals, Laurel takes a creative approach to working with the pregnant family and perinatal professionals.







    She is a board certified as a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, labor doula, lactation educator™, Prenatal ParentingTM Instructor, and Pre and Postpartum fitness educator. Laurel is here today to talk all about breastfeeding and the amazing benefits it has for both mom and baby. 







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    Where to find the Growing Our Family Pregnancy podcast:







    * Spotify* Apple Podcasts* Blubrry* Stitcher* TuneIn* Google* iHeartRADIO* Pandora* Or any other major podcasting platform!







    Show Notes







    * What are the benefits of breastfeeding?* How is our milk customized for our specific babies and why that is such an incredible benefit?* What genetic information can be found in milk? Stem cells?* How has our milk evolved over the years?* What is the critical thousand?* Are there Long term consequences of replacing human milk?* What can we do to help support moms in their breastfeeding journey?* How can moms prepare for their breastfeeding journey in order to create the best experience for mom and baby?* Those first few weeks of learning how to breastfeed can be very difficult, do you have any advice for moms to help them make it through that time reach their breastfeeding goals?

    • 43 min
    42: Baby’s Gut Microbiome with Megan Whitaker

    42: Baby’s Gut Microbiome with Megan Whitaker

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 42: Baby’s Gut Microbiome with Megan Whitaker







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e42/  







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    Megan Whitaker is the host of the Going Crunchy Not Crazy podcast and she is here today to talk all about baby’s gut microbiome. What are the benefits to having a healthy gut, what environmental factors play into it, and how is modern life destroying our guts? 















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    * Spotify* Apple Podcasts* Blubrry* Stitcher* TuneIn* Google* iHeartRADIO* Pandora* Or any other major podcasting platform!







    Show Notes







    -What is the gut microbiome and what role does it play?







    -What are the benefits to having a healthy gut?







    -Are there environmental factors that play into a healthier microbiome? 







    -What can you do during pregnancy and after birth to help our babies develop a healthy gut?







    -How does the birth process affect a baby’s gut and when do their guts actually mature?







    -How is modern life destroying our gut and what steps can we take to prevent that?







    Megan’s Recommended Item: 







    Restore for Gut Health







    Find it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IEalyh 







    Where to Find Megan: 







    Website: https://goingcrunchynotcrazy.com/







    Going Crunchy Not Crazy Podcast: http://goingcrunchy.libsyn.com/







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    • 33 min
    41: Pregnancy Hormones with the PUSH Revolution Podcast

    41: Pregnancy Hormones with the PUSH Revolution Podcast

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 41: Pregnancy Hormones with Courtney and Katie from the Push Revolution Podcast







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e41/ 







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    Courtney and Katie are a Doctor and Certified Nurse Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner team here to provide expert advice and evidence-based information to empower parents in achieving understanding, support, and health in the pregnancy and postpartum period. They are here today to talk all about Pregnancy hormones and the effect they have on our bodies both before and after birth. 







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    If you prefer to read instead of listen, check out the post on this topic HERE.







    Where to find the Growing Our Family Pregnancy podcast:







    * Spotify* Apple Podcasts* Blubrry* Stitcher* TuneIn* Google* iHeartRADIO* Pandora* Or any other major podcasting platform!







    Show Notes







    -What is a hormone?







    -What are some of the major pregnancy hormones and how do they affect you?







    → HCG → Estrogen→ Progesterone → Oxytocin→ Prolactin→ Relaxin 







    -How do these hormones help your body change and develop during and after pregnancy?







    → Your Uterus→ Bleeding→ Breasts→ Kidneys→ Bladder→ Ab Muscles







    The PUSH Revolution Pregnancy Hormones blog post: https://www.postpartumpush.com/blog/pregnancy-hormones







    Related Podcast Episodes:







    Pregnancy Episode 29: Pregnancy Fitness with Sara Haley https://growingourfamily.com/s01e29/







    Parenting Episode 34: Sex and Breastfeeding with Alisha from Mama Bird Lactation https://growingourfamily.com/s02e34/







    Courtney and Katie’s Recommended Mommy Items:







    The Honey Pot: https://thehoneypot.co/On Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xcptjY 







    Aden + Anais Swaddle Blanket: https://amzn.to/2xeQ67T 







    Uber Lube: https://amzn.to/39ykl8i 







    Where to find Courtney and Katie

    • 51 min
    40: Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, & Belly Binding with Liz Walsh

    40: Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, & Belly Binding with Liz Walsh

    Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 40: Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, & Belly Binding with Liz Walsh







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s01e40/







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    And Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/growingrfamily







    Liz Walsh Is a postpartum doula with Little Giraffe Doula and also specializes in placenta encapsulation and postpartum belly binding. She’s here today to talk all about what she does, and how she helps moms after birth. 















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    “Growing Our Family Podcast -> A Community For Moms”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434759000779665/?ref=share







    Where to find the Growing Our Family Pregnancy podcast:







    * Spotify* Apple Podcasts* Blubrry* Stitcher* TuneIn* Google* iHeartRADIO* Pandora* Or any other major podcasting platform!







    Show Notes







    -A little about Liz and how she became a doula. 







    -What is the difference between a birth doula and a postpartum doula? 







    -Do some doulas do both? 







    -What services do you provide to new moms?







    -What is placenta encapsulation and why do some moms choose to do that? 







    -What are the health benefits? 







    -Can it help with postpartum depression ?







    -Would you recommend people hire a birth professional to do this for safety or is it something they can do themselves? 







    -The biggest argument I see on placenta encapsulation is that the placenta acts as a filter to absorb toxins before it reaches your baby and could be potentially dangerous to ingest it – can you touch a little on this? 







    -What is belly binding and how can this be helpful during postpartum recovery? 







    Liz’s blog post about belly binding: http://littlegiraffedoula.com/2019/02/03/belly-binding-the-whats-and-whys/







    -If you could recommend one product to new moms, what would it be? 







    Perineal Cold Pack for Postpartum! Check out the Medline Standard Perineal Cold Packs on amazon: https://amzn.to/2wuau4I 







    Also, the Muslin Cloth for Belly Binding!







    Where to Find Liz:







    Website: http://littlegiraffedoula.com/







    Social Media: @littlegiraffedoula







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Customer Reviews

Kate Reuter ,

Great resource!!!

What a great resource! I wish I had this when I was going though my pregnancies!!! Thank you so much for bringing such great value to mamas!

aj1227 ,

Amazing!

Love this podcast so much, found it when I was fairly early into my pregnancy and it’s been super helpful with prepping for baby arrival and even after.

I especially enjoy her product reviews at the end of each episode....none of my close friends have had children...so it’s nice to have someone to provide insight to products that they love.

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Excellent resource!

I wish I had these when I was pregnant the first time! I love the variety of topics covered and perspectives offered. Great podcast!

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