108 episodes

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.

Katie's Crib Shondaland Audio

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 401 Ratings

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.

    Introducing: #MATTER

    Introducing: #MATTER

    Hi, Katie's Crib fans! The riveting iHeartPodcasts and Shondaland Audio podcast, #Matter, has a full season available to binge now. Since you enjoy great audio programming (like our show), we think you'll love this fiction pod as well. Don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself!

     

    About #Matter: When Gerald Hayes (Amin Joseph, SNOWFALL) witnesses his teenage son Niles’s (Nile Bullock, POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN) brutal beating by police officers, a split-second decision leads him to being barricaded in friend Jayce’s (Steve Harris, THE PRACTICE) nearby restaurant with one of the officers, Sergeant Place (Haley Joel Osment, THE KOMINSKY METHOD). As the situation deteriorates and the press paints Niles as the offender, Gerald fights for justice for his son using the one tool at his disposal in that moment – social media. Told through the lens of an investigative journalist, Kate Bell (Jennifer Christopher, TIMELESS) takes us back to that fateful afternoon and its aftermath a year later through interviews, found surveillance footage and more. Additional voices include: Tarina Pouncy (ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.) as Michelle Hayes, Pooch Hall (RAY DONOVAN) as Martin, and Snoop Dogg as Big H.

     

    Listen to #Matter season 1 on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!

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    • 2 min
    Kelly McCreary’s Undoctored Birth Story

    Kelly McCreary’s Undoctored Birth Story

    “Grey’s Anatomy” star Kelly McCreary takes Katie Lowes and listeners inside her pregnancy, labor, and recovery experience after welcoming daughter Indigo Wren weeks early. From suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum to her bag of waters breaking at 23 ½ weeks to Indi’s extended stay in the NICU – almost nothing went according to Kelly’s birth plan. The first-time mama stresses the importance of normalizing and lifting the shame and guilt that can come with these frightening experiences.

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    • 58 min
    Sarah Drew Talks Grey’s Anatomy Postpartum, Faith, & Making Peace

    Sarah Drew Talks Grey’s Anatomy Postpartum, Faith, & Making Peace

    Sarah Drew joins Katie to reflect on the pregnancies of her two children, and both the sorrow and joy experienced during some of life’s greatest moments. 

     

    The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum opens up about what it was really like being back on set just two weeks after giving birth, and the Dr. April Kepner storyline that triggered her own severe mom guilt. 

     

    Sarah also shares how her 10-year-old and 7-year-old have wrestled with God and purpose, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak, and the open talks she and her husband Peter have with them to help them navigate.

     

    Plus, are you looking for some tips on how to help your children to get along? Sarah has a couple of pointers for you: listen for details!

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    • 49 min
    Giving Birth as a 40-Year-Old Virgin w/ Lynette Weaver

    Giving Birth as a 40-Year-Old Virgin w/ Lynette Weaver

    40-year old virgin and childbirth educator Lynette Weaver shares with Katie her experience of having an embryo adoption.

     

     The former birth doula outlines the step-by-step process of the implantation. She also discusses why she chose this route instead of IVF, the pregnancy and postpartum struggles along the way, and how she is explaining to her son how he was born.

     

    Plus, how is the labor experience for a virgin different from the experience of a sexually-active woman? Tune in to find out!





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    • 47 min
    Optimizing Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing w/ Erica Chidi (LOOM)

    Optimizing Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing w/ Erica Chidi (LOOM)

    Erica Chidi, Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, shares how she is using her digital platform to help people get out of the glib and into the details of women’s sexual and reproductive health.

     

    In a patriarchal society steeped in shadow language around women’s bodies and experiences, Erica understands that words and specificity matters. In this episode, the author and former doula discusses everything from postpartum versus postpartum mood disorder to the need for biological empathy. Erica also digs into the type of curriculum LOOM offers to educate people on what to really expect before moving into the birthing experience and beyond.

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    • 31 min
    Peaceful & Intentional Parenting w/ Destini Ann

    Peaceful & Intentional Parenting w/ Destini Ann

    Peaceful parenting expert and TikTok influencer Destini Ann talks with Katie about raising children with strategic, calm and positive techniques.

     

    Destini outlines what peaceful and intentional parenting is, and how therapy and self help guided her toward using the kind but firm approach. She also outlines tips and personal examples of how families can communicate with their own children when it comes to enforcing boundaries, power struggles, and getting kids to cooperate.

     

    Plus, did you know that even as a peaceful parent, there are also areas where Destini is still developing in raising her two kiddos? Tune in to hear hilarious and relatable examples, and how Destini continues to push forward.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

Kphel886 ,

The BEST!

Katie Lowe’s is a girls, girl. I not only love this podcast and have loved her for many years but hearing her on so many other podcasts this week has just confirmed my love even more. She can relate to all us moms, no matter what birth you had, if you breastfeed or not, stay home or work, etc. As much as I LOVE Kelly Ripa, I would be okay if she one day replaced her on Live. 😉 Thank you for being so relatable and vulnerable. You truly are helping us all.

WowwItsBrooke ,

Love this show!

I have listened to the Breastfeeding episode with Kristen Bell multiple times. I love all of the raw truths and stories told. It’s all the things that no one tells you!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Katie, host of the Katie's Crib podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, family and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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