Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories!
As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
EP73: The Realities of Black Maternal Health
his episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is all about the realities of black maternal health here in the US, and what we can do to spark change!
We’ve done some feed posts over on IG about this topic before to help raise awareness, but I knew I wanted to take more of a deep dive over here.
It’s a topic that can be really heavy in some ways, but it’s one that needs a LOT of light! If we’re going to spark any kind of change surrounding racism in healthcare (and specifically in black maternal health) I truly believe that awareness is the first step.
Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/black-maternal-health/
EP72: Help! What Is An Induction Like?
Labor induction – this is a topic that comes up a LOT in my DMs over on Instagram and in the MLN community in general!
So, today on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I’m doing a Q&A-style episode all about planned inductions. Your most burning labor induction FAQs, answered!
Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/labor-induction-faqs/
EP71: Do You Want A Redemptive Birth?
In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had fellow mom Kyriaki come on the show to talk about her challenging postpartum experience after the birth of her first son.
The story is emotional from the start but ends with a beautiful, redemptive, second birth that completely heals Kyriaki physically and emotionally.
Read more about the episode at https://mommylabornurse.com/healing-after-traumatic-birth-story/
EP70: Why Do We Fight With Our Partners More After Having Babies?
In this episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had licensed therapist and creator behind the Instagram page @loveafterbaby, Sheina Schochet, come on the show to talk about the challenges of, yup, love after baby!
Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/love-after-baby-sheina-schochet/
EP69: Mom Hacks With Dr. Darria!
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had the chance to have a chat with Dr. Darria, an ER doctor, regular contributor on CNN, NBC, and the Dr. Oz show, and author of Mom Hacks. Her book hit the list of top 25 nation bestseller list, and when she reached out about coming on the show, I was so excited to have her come on to personally share some of her best mom hacks with the MLN community!
In today’s episode, Dr. Darria shares some her top tips and hacks for mamas that are currently pregnant, recently gave birth, breastfeeding, or have a young child at home!
Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/mom-hacks-dr-darria-interview/
Ep68: The Labor Games!
This episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast is light-hearted and fun! I always like to feature interesting and unconventional birth stories, interview experts on various pregnancy symptoms and complications, and discuss all things labor and delivery.
But every once in a while, I like to do an episode that is just, well, FUN! And that’s where this idea came from.
My sister Jenna (who has never been pregnant and is not currently pregnant!) came on for a little segment I’m calling “labor games”. I broke it up into four categories – and they were all a total hit!
So, if you’re looking for some easy listening, pregnancy-related fun, you’re in the right place.
Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/labor-games-baby-shower-games/
Liesel is the best!
I’ve been following Liesel for the last 2 + years and I have to say she has truly some of the best content for pregnant and new moms. The way she shares tips is so helpful and I’m constantly sharing her posts with friends of mine. Keep it up Liesel!
Not a great host
There is a lot of good info in these shows, but the host is constantly talking over her guests without actually adding anything of value to the conversation. She’s always saying “that’s great” to everything which is not only annoying, but insensitive in some instances. I love hearing birth stories, but before every birth story on this show the host gives you a complete synopsis of the whole story. Why even bother having someone on to tell their story if you are going to spoil it for all your listeners every time?!
Fun and Informative!
Liesel does such a great job of creating interesting, entertaining and informative episodes every week! Love the varied content, expert interviews, birth stories and info - it’s all awesome!!!