38 episodes

Perfectly, Wonderfully Made is a podcast by moms, for moms. Hosted by Alise Marsh, a certified childbirth educator and doula, episodes include interviews, inspiration and a whole lot of love. We laugh. We cry. We admit fault. We are mama bear. We tell stories of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood that fill the soul.

Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Alise Marsh

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Perfectly, Wonderfully Made is a podcast by moms, for moms. Hosted by Alise Marsh, a certified childbirth educator and doula, episodes include interviews, inspiration and a whole lot of love. We laugh. We cry. We admit fault. We are mama bear. We tell stories of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood that fill the soul.

    Postpartum Life: Being Made Into Something New

    Postpartum Life: Being Made Into Something New

    I’m so excited to talk with you today about Postpartum life! We’re going to cover some good stuff today!

    • 44 min
    Chelsey Matley: Learning to hold everything with an open hand

    Chelsey Matley: Learning to hold everything with an open hand

    In this episode, I chat with Chelsey Matley. I was Chelsey’s doula about 18 months ago and have had such a great time getting to know this girl! 

    Chelsey is a follower of Jesus, wife to her husband Kevin, mama to her baby girl Evelyn Golden. She’s a freelance makeup artist born and raised in Seattle, WA. She loves the PNW, film, music, watching the birds on my bird feeder, reading books with Evelyn, watching reruns of The Office and finding new recipes to cook. She’s pretty cool and you are going to love our honest conversation today. 

    We chat about their trial of infertility, overcoming challenges in their marriage, being a working mom, and her breastfeeding journey. Go follow this girl on instagram while you’re listening at @chelseymatley

    I want to encourage you to join me over on my Patreon page and consider partnering with me to support this show! I wouldn’t be here without you all. Check out my Patreon to learn more about all the awesome resources I’ll have over there for my members!

    LINKS FROM THE SHOW

    LeggingsStain Remover Sound MachineChelsey’s WebsiteDevotional Your Best Birth Course Patreon

    Connect with Chelsey

    Facebook // Instagram 

    Connect with Alise

    Facebook // Instagram

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)

    You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!

    You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 

    You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com

    You can tell your friends about the show!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How To Break Up With Your Provider

    How To Break Up With Your Provider

    Today, we’re chatting about how to break up with your provider? Maybe you’re not sure if you need to switch providers…Maybe you don’t even realize there is another option for you…Maybe you’ve just been content to deal with your current provider relationship as it is, and do something different next time. I’m going to break it all down for you on the show today:

    Signs you need to break up with your provider:

    Your preferences don’t align

    You aren’t getting your questions answered

    You don’t feel heard

    You don’t feel supported

    You’re afraid to upset your care provider (OB or midwife)

    You’re worried about what your care provider might think

    If you’re ever thought to yourself, I don’t want my care provider to think I don’t trust them  

    If you get nervous when your care provider walks in the room. Or you notice your heart starts to race, your hands get sweaty, or your start experiencing any physical symptoms of anxiety in the presence of your care provider.

    Your provider makes fun of you or makes light of what you have to say or is making jokes about questions you might have

    You feel pressured into doing something that you’re not comfortable with? ie induction, pain meds, cesarean birth, etc.

    Your provider does not value things that are important to your family.

    Just because a provider delivered all of your friends babies or you’ve been seeing this provider for years, does not mean that their style of care will align with the type of care that would best meet your needs.

    Changing care providers in your third trimester can be challenging friend, but it ABSOLUTELY can be done! You’re never too late to get the type of care you deserve. So please don’t let the fact that you’re in your third trimester hold you back. Your birth experience is TOO important!

    Alright friends if you want to change providers, I’m going to lay it all out for you step by step…

    I’ve got the best news for you… YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY A WORD to your old provider if you don’t want to!

    So for those of you who don’t like confrontation here’s what you do:

    Call up your new provider and schedule an appointment with them. Establish care with your new provider and have your new provider request that your records be sent over. Done : ) No conversation needed.   

    For those of you who can handle a small amount of confrontation you can…

    Write a letter or email saying, thank you for your time, but I’m changing providers. No explanation is needed.

    For those of you who are Enneagram 8s or you just don’t mind confrontation… I would send an email to your current provider telling them you are leaving, and explain what went wrong with your care and how they can do better in the future. Schedule an appointment with your new provider and the office will request that your records be sent over for you!

    Are you in the camp of, '“I don’t like my current provider and I don’t know who to switch to…” reach out to the doulas and childbirth educators in your area, ask your friends who they liked and WHY they liked them.

    Choosing a provider that aligns with your preferences is SO IMPORTANT. And for some of you its choosing a provider GROUP that aligns with your goals for your birth, since you won’t know who will be on call when you’re in labor…

    You deserve and should expect that you receive individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, throughout your pregnancy and birth experience!

    Connect with Alise

    Facebook // Instagram

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)

    You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!

    You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me

    • 11 min
    Jessie Ereddia - Nurturing Your Soul As A New Mom

    Jessie Ereddia - Nurturing Your Soul As A New Mom

    Today on the show I chat with Jessie Ereddia! Jessie and I connected through good ole instagram you guys! So it was pretty fun to chat with this mama on the phone in real time! Jessie is a wife to her husband Grant, a mama to 2 little girlies, a writer, fellow podcaster, and an encourager of new moms! Jessie is super passionate about equipping mamas in the season of little people running around at your feet! She gets it you guys. She’s in it too and understands how so many women struggle to spend quality time with the Lord! She knows what it’s like to need a little soul care after tending to a sweet baby all day. I’m so excited for you to hear from Jessie today!

    I want to encourage you to join me over on my Patreon page and consider partnering with me to support this show! I wouldn’t be here without you all. Check out my Patreon to learn more about all the awesome resources I’ll have over there for my members!  

    LINKS FROM THE SHOW

    Soul Care for the New Mom Moms in Pursuit Online CourseSoul Care for the New Mom Podcast

    Don’t Mom Alone The Struggle Well ProjectRisen Motherhood Coffee & Crumbs

    Connect with Jessie

    Facebook // Instagram 

    Connect with Alise

    Facebook // Instagram

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)

    You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!

    You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 

    You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com

    You can tell your friends about the show!

    • 59 min
    Quiet the Noise That Says You Are Not Enough - with Katie Gruener

    Quiet the Noise That Says You Are Not Enough - with Katie Gruener

    On this episode 02 of Season 02, I sit down and have a lovely conversation with Katie Gruener. I’ve known Katie over the years through running into her at the gym. And I’m telling you this girl is LIGHT. She lights up the room and brings so much joy to others. Go follow her on instagram @Gruener_farms and scroll through her feed and put a face to her name!

    She is just a joy to be around. I loved when Katie shared about being the “lead learner” for her girls in this episode. I think that’s so important. It’s easy to rely on school or church or programs… to teach our kids, but ultimately it’s US you guys. And that is an amazing gift. None of us our qualified, but God has equipped us for the job.

    If you’re in a season of stripping away the old in your marriage you will be encouraged by Katie’s story. I know I was. Jeff & I are definitely in a season of rebuilding. It’s hard, but I wouldn’t trade it. There’s a lot of noise around us in our everyday lives as moms and parents. Go listen and be encouraged today to turn down the noise of our culture and turn up the voice of the one who says you’re already enough.
    I want to encourage you to join me over on my Patreon page and consider partnering with me to support this show! I wouldn’t be here without you all. Check out my Patreon to learn more about all the awesome resources I’ll have over there for my members!  Praying for you friend!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Welcome Back for Season Two! The Thing I Never Thought I'd Do Again

    Welcome Back for Season Two! The Thing I Never Thought I'd Do Again

    Hi friends!

    It’s been a long time! I’ve missed you all :) Don’t worry, I’m back from a much needed break and I’ve got some incredible shows I can’t wait to share with you! I thought I could take this time to give you a little Alise life update! Sound good?

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)

    You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!

    You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 

    You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com

    You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

JeffMarsh41 ,

The most honest, real podcast!

So thankful for Alise, her heart, and this podcast. It is authentic, honest, hopeful. I look forward to her episodes every single week! Great for moms, dads, everyone.

LoraVol ,

Sweet and inspirational

The stories and inspiration are so sweet, uplifting, and educational! Alise feels like a friend. She’s so warm and wise! I’m not a mama (yet) but a believer who sees kiddos as such a gift. This show will help prepare me for the day I am a mama, Lord willing! ❤️

A Fellow Doula ,

Such a refreshing show!

As a Christian wife, mom, and doula, this show is a blessing to me on so many levels! Alise is so sweet and bubbly, her questions are always pertinent, and she keeps the podcast upbeat and fun while also being extremely encouraging and spiritually edifying. This is by far one of my favorite podcasts!

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