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This podcast is a place for new + expecting mamas to learn, connect, grow, and encourage each other along the way. Tune in each week as we discuss all of the nuances of motherhood from pregnancy, birth, postpartum and everything in between!

Milestone Mama Chelsea Hollis

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

This podcast is a place for new + expecting mamas to learn, connect, grow, and encourage each other along the way. Tune in each week as we discuss all of the nuances of motherhood from pregnancy, birth, postpartum and everything in between!

    How to Cope with Gestational Diabetes

    How to Cope with Gestational Diabetes

    So you took the dreaded 28 week glucose test, and you got the news you were hoping you wouldn't get. Gestational Diabetes is certainly not something we would choose to experience during pregnancy. However, it doesn't have to be an awful experience if you get your mindset right! Becky Reiss is on the show today to chat all about her experience with GD from how she handled the news of the diagnosis, how it changed her lifestyle day to day, to ultimately how she maintained her and baby's health for the remainder of her pregnancy!

    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Becky on Instagram: @beckyreiss23

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 25 min
    Why Choose Home Birth?

    Why Choose Home Birth?

    Lauren Jolly is an INCREDIBLE birth photographer + doula in Winston Salem, NC. She has had two home births of her own, so this topic is very near and dear to her heart! Today Lauren and I chat all about what a home birth experience looks like, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and some reasons why it may be a good option for you and your family. We also talk a lot about education going into your birth, why we think there should be more emphasis on how women perceive + process their own birth experiences, and much more! 



    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurenjollyphoto

    Visit Lauren's Website

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 36 min
    BIRTH STORY - Hospital Induction with Epidural

    BIRTH STORY - Hospital Induction with Epidural

    *TRIGGER WARNING*: This birth story was very traumatic for Sarah and her husband, so it could also be traumatic to listen to for those who may be sensitive to this type of story. However, the outcome is still very positive and both Sarah and baby are healthy.

    Sarah Reaves shares her most recent birth story of her son, Edward. Tune in to hear all about how EXTREMELY different her birth stories were from her first to second baby even though she chose an induction birth with an epidural for both. Sarah shares the many thoughts that went through her head, what she felt physically, and what she plans to do differently next time around. Edward's birth was very hard for her to process, but it is still a beautiful story and she believes sharing it is important!

    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Sarah on Instagram: @sarahreaves_photo

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 48 min
    Postpartum is Freaking Hard

    Postpartum is Freaking Hard

    You're not crazy. Postpartum is a STRUGGLE. Especially the first time around when you are experiencing a total life transformation and figuring everything out as you go. Even though you may feel high highs of being so in love with your baby, it can also be paired with low lows. Pair the sleep deprivation with plummeting hormones and there are some days when you may feel like you're totally losing it. Today my friend Molly and I are here to tell you that you are NOT alone, mama. Tune in as we share our experiences with postpartum, breastfeeding, friendships after becoming a mom, and much more!

    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Molly on Instagram: @mollyingraham

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Truth About Sleep Training

    The Truth About Sleep Training

    It's no secret that sleep becomes one of the biggest struggles when having a baby. This can be such a frustrating topic because there is SO much information out there. But sleep is so incredibly important for both parents AND baby. Today's guest is Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Michele DiSpirito! She will teach you how to set foundations for good sleep starting at the newborn stage through the appropriate time to "sleep train." Michele also breaks down the facts vs myths when it comes to sleep training -- and how you can make it work however feels best for YOUR family!

    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Michele on Instagram: @goodnightfamilies

    Visit Michele's website

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 45 min
    Exercise + Body Image in Pregnancy and Postpartum

    Exercise + Body Image in Pregnancy and Postpartum

    Macy Pruett is a wife, new boy mama, and fitness professional out of Nashville, TN. She runs her business called Fittest Core from home while taking care of her baby boy, Eli, full time. Macy and I chat all about the overwhelming information that is thrown at you around exercise during pregnancy and after baby. We also touch on what Diastasis Recti is, how it isn't talked about by our medical providers, and ways we can avoid severe cases as well as rehabilitation. Macy gives some great, tangible tips on how to maintain a positive body image both during pregnancy and in the postpartum season + beyond. Tune in for an honest, candid conversation and walk away feeling empowered and encouraged!



    Let's Connect!:

    Follow the podcast on Instagram: @milestonemamapodcast

    Follow me on Instagram: @chelseaallegra

    Learn More About The Milestone Collection

    Follow Macy on Instagram: @fittestcore

    Macy's Fittest Bump Program

    Questions? Want to be a future guest on the podcast? Let's chat! Send me at e-mail at milestonemamapodcast@gmail.com.

    xo Chelsea

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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Discep ,

Incredible Stories

I’m not yet a mother, but listening to these stories brings me so much peace. Hearing what these incredible women are capable of is so inspiring and it’s great to hear what each mama’s experience is. Love this podcast, will definitely keep listening!

emilyouten ,

so refreshing!

this podcast is so refreshing because it reveals the honest, and often hard truths about pregnancy, parenting, post partum and motherhood. love the episode about sleep training because there is so much controversy around it. michele really broke it down and explained how each child requires a different type of training.

__StefR ,

Such a light for new mama’s!

Listened to your episode on sleep training and just wanted to let you know it brought me so much peace! Last week I got Michele’s newborn guide (currently struggling with sleep and my 7 week old newborn) and have trouble even implementing putting him down for fear of him crying, so have been super worried about how I could even consider sleep training. After listening to the episode, your story & debunking all of those myths that I’ve bought into myself, I feel so much peace about the future with my little one. Thank you for doing this podcast!

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