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My name is Shiro Bergbauer, DNP, CRNA. Becoming a mom was a huge shift and transition from me. I needed to find information on transitioning to becoming a working mom that was relevant to my career and I found that most information was targeting corporate moms who work traditional 9-5 hours. As I surveyed moms in medical careers, I realized the paucity of content addressing our needs. We take care of other people at We take care of other people at work and at home. We aren’t always equipped for the transition from clinician to working mom, and this isn’t how it should be.

Stethoscopes to Swaddles Podcast Shiro Bergbauer, DNP, CRNA

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

My name is Shiro Bergbauer, DNP, CRNA. Becoming a mom was a huge shift and transition from me. I needed to find information on transitioning to becoming a working mom that was relevant to my career and I found that most information was targeting corporate moms who work traditional 9-5 hours. As I surveyed moms in medical careers, I realized the paucity of content addressing our needs. We take care of other people at We take care of other people at work and at home. We aren’t always equipped for the transition from clinician to working mom, and this isn’t how it should be.

    Babes and Beyond: Pediatric Sleep

    Babes and Beyond: Pediatric Sleep

    Kim Davis: Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

    Babes & Beyond
    www.babesandbeyond.com

    Email: babesandbeyond@yahoo.ca

    The Wonder Weeks Book:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/168268427X/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_glt_fabc_0SA25ZK6SPVH857G8CX3?linkCode=ml1&tag=stethoscopest-20

    The Wonder Weeks App:
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-wonder-weeks/id529815782

    Instagram:
    @sleep_babesandbeyond

    Facebook:
    https://m.facebook.com/BabesandBeyond/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rebranding Mama

    Rebranding Mama

    When you become a mother, there are shifts that will happen in your identity, priorities, work, relationships, body, essentially: your whole world.

    This podcast delves into how we can move with those changes, embrace the new person you're becoming, navigate changing dynamics with friends, and maintain a connection with your full self.

    Please enjoy the 29th episode of the Stethoscopes to Swaddles Podcast: Rebranding Mama!

    • 41 min
    And Baby Makes 3: How Not to Hate Your Partner After Having Kids

    And Baby Makes 3: How Not to Hate Your Partner After Having Kids

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:

    Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt, Stonewalling


    How to Fight:

    Self soothing

    Compromise

    Repair- words, jokes, gestures

    Apologize

    Explain what was difficult

    Ask for forgiveness

    Listen

    Process fights

    Fight fair

    Ask for help and what you DO need


    Recommended Reading:

    And Baby Makes Three by Jon and Julie Gottman

    How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn

    Hold me Tight by Sue Johnson

    • 38 min
    The Mental Load of Motherhood

    The Mental Load of Motherhood

    The mental load is a term for the invisible labor involved in managing a household and family.

    HOW TO IDENTIFY OVERLOAD
    Burnout and depletion, Resentment and dissatisfaction, Overwhelm, Feeling unseen

    MANAGING THE LOAD
    “Mothering mothers” (Luthar and Ciciolla 2016, p. 1820). 
    Consider the magnitude of responsibilities
    Write down examples
    Ask for help with management
    Delegate/ Outsource
    Task lists/ Project manage
    Prioritize rest/ Self care
    Deconstruct gender stereotypes with family

    • 41 min
    Why is No One Talking About the Effects of the Pandemic on Working Mothers?

    Why is No One Talking About the Effects of the Pandemic on Working Mothers?

    Before the pandemic- our identities as mothers and employees were separated
    Many of the salient relationships described primarily transpired in our homes due to the constraints of social distancing and quarantine imposed by the
    pandemic.

    The four main themes
    mental load and exhaustion
    conflicting identities
    Shame cycle,- guilt, shame, gratitude
    connection and reflection

    • 31 min
    The Fifth Trimester

    The Fifth Trimester

    Trimester 1,2,3,4,5- Pregnancy and Beyond, You Can Survive
    INTRODUCTION
    Lauren Smith Brody: The Fifth Trimester
    The Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. If the first three trimesters are pregnancy and the fourth is the newborn phase, the fifth is when mom heads back to work…often before she’s physically or emotionally ready to be there. And yet there she is, because that’s the reality for American women right now. (25% of new working moms are back on the job two weeks after birth. And only 56% of working moms even qualify for unpaid FMLA leave. The percentage who can afford to take all of that time off unpaid is even lower.)
     
    THE CHANGING BODY
    Hair Loss
    Honor your body
    Be patient with your body
     
    PLANNING THE RETURN
    CHILDCARE
    Daycare
    Nanny
    Family
     
    PLANNING TO QUIT
    It’s normal
    The Five steps
    The discomfort is temporary
    Think about what you get out of work
    Realize what your job gets out of you
    Consider phasing back in
    Enjoy a bit of success
     
    RELATIONSHIPS
    Partner
    Make time for each other
    Date nights
    It’s his baby too
    Communicate, communicate
    How not to kill your husband after having kids
    Pick no battles
    Friends
    Changing dynamics
    Ask for help
     
    WORK CHANGES
    Dry run before the actual return day
    Shift flexibility
    Pump breaks & Pumping spaces
    Know your rights
    Speak up
    Choosing part-time
    Postpartum mood disorder support
    ADA accommodations
    Prioritizing your career or not
    Judging and shaming
    Formula vs. breast milk, co-sleeping vs sleeping solo, sleep training
    Handling the conversations
    Acknowledge their interest. “I appreciate that you’re thinking about what’s best for our family. I know you love us/ care. Here is what we think is best.
    Legitimize their cultural cluelessness. “As you can see, this is a topic and debate that so many people are having right now. Here’s the choice we’re making”
    Deflect their attention by asking, “What did YOU do?”
     

    PEDIATRICIAN APPOINTMENTS
    4 Month
    Check your baby's weight, length, and head circumference
    2nd round of (DTaP, Hib, polio, PCV, and rotavirus)
    6 month
    Physical
    Weaning questions
    Developmental milestones
     
    This concludes the series of Trimester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5- Pregnancy and Beyond, You Can Survive. Thank you for joining us on this journey! You're welcome to reach out with any questions with an email to Hello@anesthesiamom.com
    Please rate the show if you feel called to, it really helps us reach and help more moms. 
    Trust that you're making the right choices. Take pressure off of yourself to try everything. You're doing a great job Momma, see you next week! 
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MPerales00 ,

Relevant for mothers in healthcare

I really appreciate the unique perspective this podcast provides to mothers in healthcare. There are so many relevant topics discussed in a manner that is easy to listen to. I appreciate that this host provides actionable items for the listener.

staceyvernon ,

Love this!

Great podcast

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