Discussions of the many facets of Motherhood, with a particular focus on the Postpartum journey. You've had the baby - now what?! As told from a Doulas perspective, helping women to empower themselves from fertility through to postpartum. Sharing ways for women to be supported in order to heal, thrive and kill the mom game.
114 | Eclipse: Endings and Beginnings
In today's episode of Mother The Mother, McLean talks about grief as she reflects on how she felt in the 7th year of her father's passing and the death of a friend — a shade tree. Hear her contemplate how we should honor our life's journey and not skip ahead of ourselves. Plus, McLean talks about depression and the increasing rate of suicide due to sickness and the effects of the pandemic.
113 | Beyond Relationship Labels with Jessica Esfandiary
Today on the show, McLean dives into the world of polyamory with coach and podcaster Jessica Esfandiary! Jessica, host of the Open Late podcast, tells her story of opening up her marriage and finding a better version of herself in the process. She shares what led her and her husband to wanting to date outside of their marriage, all the struggles and challenges they faced along the way, and clears up some common misconceptions about non-monogamy. And now, she’s on the path to becoming a mother via surrogacy, and she and McLean discuss what that means for her relationship now.
112 | Birth Outside the Matrix with Emily Stanwyck
Today on the show, McLean is joined by her good friend Emily Stanwyck. A mom of two, wife, trainer & BIRTHFIT Coach, and a birth doula, Emily has a vast amount of experience in the wellness and birthing world. She works advocating for freedom, informed consent, and birthing out of the medical system. She teaches birth education and leads a year long doula training and mentorship program in the hopes that more women will stand up for their rights in the face of childbirth so that they can feel empowered, whole, and complete when she brings a child into the world and becomes a mother! Today, she and McLean dive deep into the world of birthing. Listen as they chat about the birthing wisdom we’ve allowed ourselves to forget, why women need to learn how to trust their bodies again, and rethinking the role men should play in labor and delivery.
111 | Why Your Intuition is Enough
McLean is back with another solo episode! And today, she’s talking about intuition and birth. We as women are so often taught not to trust our bodies, but there’s an innate wisdom we hold, despite what any experts may say. McLean breaks down why birth has become a big business in recent years, touches on what it’s like to work towards empowering women within a broken medical system, and shares a powerful story about freebirthing that changed her. Listen to feel empowered, refreshed, and to learn how to start finding your way back to that innate wisdom and intuition you have inside of you.
110 | The Truth About Breast Implant Illness & Explant Surgery with Amanda Porta
Today McLean is joined by holistic beauty coach and advocate for BII (Breast Implant Illness) awareness, Amanda Porta. She’s here to share her story, from getting breast plants in her 20s, selling implants as her career, to the dozens of symptoms she then suffered from for years, and eventually finding healing with getting an explant surgery. She’s now a patient advocate for women going through Breast Implant Illness, having gone through the illness herself, she has explanted, detoxed, healed, and can guide women through their own explant journeys. She has advised thousands of women around the world from celebrities to athletes to prominent businesswomen that have trusted her expertise to support them through this health crisis. She and McLean discuss the history and types of implants, the lack of informed consent with implants, and how they can even affect breastfeeding. Her story is amazing; she went from unknowingly selling the very thing that was making her sick, to now helping other women find healing.
109 | Honor the Season You Are In: Spring Alignment
The seasons are changing, and we have a choice to either fight the change, or move and flow with it. And on today’s solo episode, McLean brings clarity and encouragement to those fighting the movement of the seasons, and shares how she’s been learning to honor the seasons in her own life and what benefits she’s reaped from it. Plus, hear her contemplate on the lack of community and help in our patriarchal culture, why mothering is the most important work, and how to begin honoring the season you’re in by surrendering your days to the flow of life.
Soul support and nourishment
I love McLean’s energy and one of the biggest reasons I really love this podcast is how incredibly down to earth she is and that she lays out her truth with no fluff. The guest episodes and the solos are always something I look forward to listening to. Plus I’m always here for the card pulls!
Sisterhood, real talk, soul medicine
This podcast has been a source of support for me since I became a postpartum doula (and a mother) years ago. I’ve been here since the first episode and I continue to listen and to share it with others because McLean gives the sisterly advice we all crave and need. She drops truth bombs in a loving way that is easy for anyone to understand and digest. Thank you, McLean, for the light you bring to the darkness in our world, for speaking out about all things motherhood, and for using your platform for good and standing up for what is aligned, intuitive, and pure. 🤍
Still loving and listening 3 years later…
I started listening to this podcast on my morning walks when I was pregnant with my second daughter. It was something I looked forward to every day. No matter how long the episode, I’d just keep walking… wrapped up in all the wisdom bestowed by McLean and her guests. She is honest, passionate, and her voice and message cut through so much of the noise… I love what you do McLean! It’s so important and needed! I still, 3 years after discovering this podcast, look forward to each episode!