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New, expectant or aspiring mama? You’ve come to the right place. Learn from holistic health experts—and moms like you—about the importance and how-tos of self-care in a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

New, expectant or aspiring mama? You’ve come to the right place. Learn from holistic health experts—and moms like you—about the importance and how-tos of self-care in a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

    Encore: In the Middle of a Transformation with Dr. Britta Bushnell

    Encore: In the Middle of a Transformation with Dr. Britta Bushnell

    Dr. Britta Bushnell (she/her) is a wife and mother, author of Transformed by Birth, host of the podcast Transformed, veteran childbirth educator, celebrated speaker, mythologist, and specialist in childbirth, relationship, and parenting. For over 20 years, Dr. Bushnell has worked with individuals and couples as they prepare for the life-changing experience of giving birth. Her work with parents has been enriched by her doctoral work in mythology and psychology, her years spent as a co-owner of Birthing From Within, as well as her dedicated study of solution-focused brief therapy, storytelling, sustaining sexual vibrancy, and helping romantic partnerships thrive even during parenthood.
    What you'll hear in this episode: Britta's yoga career Episode 97: Birth Story Medicine with Pam England Transformed by Birth book by Dr. Britta Bushnell E X P A N D  your birth expectations Global postpartum period The transformation brought on by birth and becoming a parent Dealing with isolation in 2020 The highs and lows of parenting The illusion of perfectionism Rites of passage and what they have to do with this moment in time Connect with Britta: Website: BrittaBushnell.com
    Instagram: @brittabushnellphd
    Facebook: @brittabushnellphd
    Book: Transformed by Birth
    Podcast: Transformed

    • 34 min
    Encore: Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

    Encore: Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

    Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy and a Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on women's health, specifically prenatal and postpartum care. She’s one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labor support, which blends orthopedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support.
    Anita is always looking to share and learn up-to-date information about pregnancy, birth and beyond which led her to co-host the To Birth & Beyond Podcast.
    You can usually find Anita on the move - whether playing with her kids or exercising with strength training, spin, yoga or Pilates. Anita lives in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband Andy, daughter Pippa and the newest addition to the family - baby Jack.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about:
    Anita’s work with prenatal and postpartum care (1:27) To Birth and Beyond Podcast Where your Pelvic Floor is (5:53) Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth Podcast Kegel exercises (8:27) Best time to do Kegel exercises (most women do it wrong) (9:00) In-Depth Birth Prep Podcast Flower Bloom Breathe to expedite labor — How to video (10:40) Perineal Massage — How to video  (12:30) Massage oil recommendations (15:50) Exercises to prepare for birth (16:30) Spinning Babies Daily Essentials Video Ways to ease your birth (17:50) If you feel drawn to Anita, you can find her on Instagram here, Facebook, her site HolisticHealthPhysio.com, and her amazing podcast To Birth and Beyond.
    If thinking about birth gives you the jitters, Anita’s shares solid advice to help you prepare here. If I was pregnant, I would’ve downloaded this.

    • 30 min
    Encore: Superfoods for pregnancy and healthy skin

    Encore: Superfoods for pregnancy and healthy skin

    Pure Nurture Blog Series
    Guest post written by Sarah Brown.
    Grab your superfood recipe here. 

    • 9 min
    Encore: Steps to Take for a Healthy Baby and an Easeful Pregnancy with Dr. Aumatma Simmons

    Encore: Steps to Take for a Healthy Baby and an Easeful Pregnancy with Dr. Aumatma Simmons

    Dr. Aumatma is a Naturopathic Doctor & Nutritionist, in practice for close to 15 years. She specializes in women's health, is the best-selling author of "Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Baby-Making," and is a sought out speaker on topics related to Women’s Health and Empowerment. Dr. Aumatma was awarded the “Best Alternative Medicine Practitioner″ award locally in 2015, and as a top “Women In Medicine” Doctor in 2020. In addition to supporting couples through private 1 on 1 care and online group programs, and she also trains practitioners who want to specialize in fertility
    In this episode, you'll hear about:
    Dr. Aumatma's road to fertility and postpartum support Pre-conception testing What ridges on your nails mean What a Naturopathic Doctor is Mind Body Spirit Approach Body Talk Prenatal Supplements Folic Acid vs Folate Nutrition for Pregnancy Emotional and Mental Support Website: HolisticFertilityCenter.com
    Facebook: @DrAumatmaNd
    Instagram: @holsitic_fertility_doctor

    • 33 min
    Helping (New) Siblings Thrive: Navigating Conflict with Compassion + Connection with Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing

    Helping (New) Siblings Thrive: Navigating Conflict with Compassion + Connection with Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing

    Hannah & Kelty are twins, coaches + speakers at the parenting resource, Upbringing. Certified in Simplicity Parenting, Positive Discipline + trained in Foundations of the respectful parenting approach, RIE, Hannah & Kelty empower parents to grow up alongside their babies and kids for sanity + social change, elevating their discipline practices one conversation at a time!
     
    They are co-parenting in captivity on a farm outside Portland, Oregon that they share with their partners and kids, ages 4, 5, 6, and 7.
     
    Learn more about their new baby course, Right From The Start and their discipline-related guides on their website, and catch their LIVE weekly Dismantling Discipline Q&As on their thriving Instagram community or their top-rated parenting podcast of the same name.

     
    In this episode, you'll hear about:
    Simplicity Parenting Independent play Episode 105: Radical Unschooling How to can prepare toddlers/kids for your new baby Understand your child's stress language Mommy Daughter or Daddy Daughter Dates Boundaries Supporting your partner through the new baby Right From The Start Online Course CONNECT WITH HANNAH & KELTY:
    Website: Upbringing.co Instagram: @upbringing.co Right From The Start Online Course: yourparentingmojo.com/rightfromthestart

    • 36 min
    Helping (New) Siblings Thrive: Navigating Conflict with Compassion + Connection with Hannah and Kelty

    Helping (New) Siblings Thrive: Navigating Conflict with Compassion + Connection with Hannah and Kelty

    Hannah & Kelty are twins, coaches + speakers at the parenting resource, Upbringing. Certified in Simplicity Parenting, Positive Discipline + trained in Foundations of the respectful parenting approach, RIE, Hannah & Kelty empower parents to grow up alongside their babies and kids for sanity + social change, elevating their discipline practices one conversation at a time!
     
    They are co-parenting in captivity on a farm outside Portland, Oregon that they share with their partners and kids, ages 4, 5, 6, and 7.
     
    Learn more about their new baby course, Right From The Start and their discipline-related guides on their website, and catch their LIVE weekly Dismantling Discipline Q&As on their thriving Instagram community or their top-rated parenting podcast of the same name.

     
    In this episode, you'll hear about:
    Simplicity Parenting Independent play Episode 105: Radical Unschooling How to can prepare toddlers/kids for your new baby Understand your child's stress language Mommy Daughter or Daddy Daughter Dates Boundaries Supporting your partner through the new baby Right From The Start Online Course CONNECT WITH HANNAH & KELTY:
    Website: Upbringing.co Instagram: @upbringing.co Right From The Start Online Course: yourparentingmojo.com/rightfromthestart

    • 36 min

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Kristy knows how to put an anxious mama to be’s heart at ease. So grateful for this continued insight and conversations about the most important parts of motherhood!

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I’m so glad I found this podcast! It’s an easy listen that leaves you feeling inspired while expanding your knowledge of pregnancy & childbirth. The variety of topics keeps it interesting & informative. The approach is also very open minded and not pushy at all. Kristy shares different options and perspectives since every woman and pregnancy are different.

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