43 episodes

Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 138 Ratings

Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.

    Surviving Postpartum: What's My New Identity?

    Surviving Postpartum: What's My New Identity?

    You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity?
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    • 43 min
    Decoding Your Baby’s Body Language

    Decoding Your Baby’s Body Language

    Your baby seems to cry, a lot. She also spends a lot of her time moving, grunting, and cooing. Maybe she is trying to communicate what is going on in her tiny little body, but you don’t understand. Is there a way to decode what your baby’s body language is saying? Does this baby come with a user manual? Help!
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    • 33 min
    Adopting a Newborn

    Adopting a Newborn

    Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you may face when adopting a newborn? How do you overcome obstacles that may come your way? In this episode, moms of adopted newborns share their personal experiences.
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    • 52 min
    Delayed Postpartum Depression: The Symptoms

    Delayed Postpartum Depression: The Symptoms

    Many people think mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, must begin immediately after having your baby. But that's simply not true. Delayed postpartum depression can occur 18 months after birth or later depending on hormonal changes within the mother's body. So, would you know if you're experiencing delayed PPD or if something else is wrong? Today we're looking at the main symptoms that when left untreated, can even impact future pregnancies.
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    • 39 min
    Breastfeeding Your Baby: Losing 10% of Birth Weight

    Breastfeeding Your Baby: Losing 10% of Birth Weight

    Your baby's birth weight is important. And for those first couple weeks of life, your primary goal as a new mom is to keep that birth weight from falling more than 10%. Why is it important to maintain that birth weight right after birth? Why is 10% the magic number? And what does it mean if your baby loses more than 10% of her initial weight? What are your options?
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    • 44 min
    Should I Eat My Placenta?

    Should I Eat My Placenta?

    You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What? It's true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

kayemgee924 ,

Golden nugget surrounded by too much fluff

I love listening to the professionals and the panels take about their experience. I’m so thankful to have a family of podcasts to help me prepare for all stages of parenthood. The speakers are non-judgmental and realistic. I also think the headline segment and “baby oops” segments are very interesting/timely.
I usually skip forward to about the 10 minute mark. Things like ads, app reviews, and small talk beforehand drive me crazy. This is only a 30 minute show - the agenda needs to be trimmed WAY down. I can’t stand when I’m listening to a 5 minute segment only to realize at the end that it’s promoting a product I’m not going to buy.
Despite this, I’ve listened to a lot of postnatal podcasts and this is by far my favorite. When it comes to the topic at hand, it has a good balance of professional and personal advice. I feel much better prepared for what is to come.

Kpnewton2 ,

More ads than content

You have to skip about ten minutes ahead to actually hear the content. As a new mom, I don’t have that kind of brain capacity! I dropped this podcast from my rotation because of the multitude of ads/fluff.

tntt1323 ,

Too many commercials

I want to love this podcast so much because it has lots of good info and the women on hear are really knowledgeable. I like to go listen to podcasts when I’m working or driving but I can’t with this one because there are SO many commercials I’m always having to go back to my phone to fast forward! And the episodes are only like 30 minutes, so there’s 10 minutes of commercials it just isn’t enough time per episode. I have two hour podcasts that I listen to with as many commercials as this one 😩 it’s just too much.

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