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If you are an expecting or new parent looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life, then The Baby Pro Podcast is for you!

Join your hosts, Shelly Taft, a lactation consultant, doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep educator, and licensed practical nurse, and Nicole Glover, a doula and childbirth educator, as they bring you conversation and interviews with experts regarding all things pregnancy and baby related.

Each episode will tackle the burning questions that all expecting and new parents have, like Will I ever sleep again? How do I write the perfect birth plan? Does intimacy after birth exist? We will also answer listener questions and talk about the latest news in the parenting world.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

If you are an expecting or new parent looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life, then The Baby Pro Podcast is for you!

Join your hosts, Shelly Taft, a lactation consultant, doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep educator, and licensed practical nurse, and Nicole Glover, a doula and childbirth educator, as they bring you conversation and interviews with experts regarding all things pregnancy and baby related.

Each episode will tackle the burning questions that all expecting and new parents have, like Will I ever sleep again? How do I write the perfect birth plan? Does intimacy after birth exist? We will also answer listener questions and talk about the latest news in the parenting world.

    The Three Pillars of Motherhood with Jessica Lorion from Mamas In Training Podcast

    The Three Pillars of Motherhood with Jessica Lorion from Mamas In Training Podcast

    Most women struggle with their journey into motherhood, from conception to postpartum. I am thrilled to have Jessica Lorion in today's episode and share the three pillars of motherhood – Advocacy, Planning and Preparing, and Commmunity. 
     
    Jessica is the host of Mamas in Training podcast, wherein she talks about everything about motherhood. Her curiosity to ask questions that will surely help mothers or mothers-to-be makes her stand out. Jessica shares how this podcast came about despite not being a mother yet. 
     
    These three pillars of motherhood are related to her podcast because it is the common theme of every episode based on Jessica's observations. What's more impressive is that these three pillars can be used in any stage of your life, not just motherhood. 
     
    So, are you ready for a deep dive into the three pillars of motherhood with Jessica and Shelly? Listen now and get your papers and pen ready.
     
    Article: ​​https://www.todaysparent.com/baby/baby-health/covid-in-newborns-aap-study/ 
     
    Connect with Jessica:
    Jessica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamasintrainingpod/
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamasintraining
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc
     

    • 52 min
    Sleep Deprivation and Mental Health Solutions with Yasmin from Mindful Sleep

    Sleep Deprivation and Mental Health Solutions with Yasmin from Mindful Sleep

    Having enough sleep is a must! Don’t you agree?
     
    Taking care of your baby is important, but so is taking care of yourself, especially after birth. And one way to take care of yourself is by ensuring you get enough sleep. That’s why we are joined by Yasmin from Mindful Sleep, so we can talk about everything about sleep deprivation and mental health solutions. 
     
    Throughout this episode, you will hear anecdotes and experiences that made Yasmin passionate about getting enough sleep postpartum. This can be done in multiple ways, and one of them is having a sleep plan along with your birth plan before the baby comes. Also, Shelly and Yasmin talk about the importance of sleep in taking care of your mental health. It is emphasized that help from your partner and your support system and asking for help is highly beneficial.
     
    Listen now and learn new tips on getting enough sleep and prioritizing yourself, even with kids.




    Connect with Yasmin:
    Yasmin’s website https://www.mindfulsleepconsulting.com/
    Yasmin’s insta: https://www.instagram.com/mindful_sleep/
     
    Parental Support and Brain Development in Preemies: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220928/Parental-support-improves-the-brain-development-of-prematurely-born-infants.aspx
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc

    • 1 hr
    Tandem Feeding with Carly and Megan from Fourth Trimester Foundations

    Tandem Feeding with Carly and Megan from Fourth Trimester Foundations

    We'll get to know Carly and Megan from Fourth Trimester Foundations for today's episode. This passion project was created to fill mothers' need for care and support after childbirth. 
     
    Carly and Megan aim to support and educate families and mothers about what they can do to care for their bodies right after giving birth. Although in this episode, they focused more on tandem nursing. 
     
    Tandem nursing is when you nurse more than 1 baby at a time. They tackle the benefits and share tips for tandem nursing. Along with this are their breastfeeding journeys with their babies. 
     
    Tune in, learn how Carly and Megan passionately formed Fourth Trimester Foundations, and understand tandem nursing in depth.
     
    Carly and Megan's Links:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fourthtrifoundations/
    Website: https://www.fourthtrimesterfoundations.com/
     
    Article: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979020
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc
     

    • 52 min
    Parenting with a Disability with Lo Nigrosh, host of The Milk Making Minutes

    Parenting with a Disability with Lo Nigrosh, host of The Milk Making Minutes

    Today, Lo Nigrosh shares how she’s raising her kids to be compassionate and open-minded. She shares her birthing experience wherein she was induced despite not wanting to and being filled with so many fluids that she can’t wear her prosthetic leg. This experience showed her how little the medical field knows about birthing for people with disabilities.
     
    Moreover, many parents feel alone and defeated whenever they can’t show up for their kids 100%, 24/7, with or without a disability. Shelly and Lo remind you that connecting with your kids doesn’t have to be 100% all the time. It’s crucial for your kids to see that you take care of yourself. Having a disability gave Lo a different perspective on how she can listen to her body and fend for her kids without neglecting herself or her kids. Her disability influenced her way of taking care of her kids by letting them know that it’s okay to let yourself have a break, regardless of how many hats you wear in life. 
     
    She also shares her amazing podcast, The Milk Making Minutes, which explores breastfeeding struggles and triumphs through the lens of systemic barriers.
     
    Join in this insightful conversation now and tune in!



    Links: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35945826/
     
    Connect with Lo:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lonigrosh/
    The Milk Making Minutes Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Avoiding The Cascade of Interventions with Meryl Estabrook

    Avoiding The Cascade of Interventions with Meryl Estabrook

    Today we are talking to Meryl Estrabook, a doula continuously learning and imparting all her knowledge to families. She shares her birthing journey and how she got into this field. 
     
    Because of her experiences, she decided to help families avoid the cascade of interventions. If you’re unfamiliar with this phrase, Shelly and Meryl explain it more profound in this episode. 
     
    As the conversation progresses, they tackle the flaws in the healthcare system for birthing and how having a knowledgeable doula who cares for you and your family is essential.
     
    Listen and learn more about Meryl and her work.



    Links: t-shirt study: https://consumer.healthday.com/12-13-t-shirt-study-shows-importance-of-mom-s-smell-to-baby-s-bond-2655927897.html
     
    Connect with Meryl Estabrook:
    Website: https://www.estabrookbirth.com/
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc

    • 59 min
    Transitioning to the Crib with Unnati Patel from Nested to Rested Sleep Consulting

    Transitioning to the Crib with Unnati Patel from Nested to Rested Sleep Consulting

    tell you that you are not alone!
     
    In today's episode, Shelly is joined by Unnati Patel, a certified pediatric sleep consultant and your rested mama ally. Her goal is to help families get the best sleep possible, both for the baby and the parents. 
     
    They discuss the key things you need to know about your baby's transition to the crib. They covered everything from the signs to look out for before transitioning up to what you can do to gradually transition your baby. Shelly also asked different scenarios about babies' sleeping patterns, and Unnati outstandingly answered every scenario like the expert she is.  
     
    Join this conversation and learn more about transitioning to the crib with our sleep expert, Unnati Patel!
     
    Links: 
    Mammaroo recall: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/08/15/baby-rockers-swings-recall-mamaroo-rockaroo/10333625002/
     
    Connect with Unnati:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nestedtorestedsleep/
    Website: https://www.nestedtorestedsleep.com/ 
     
    Connect with Shelly:
    Website: www.shellytaftibclc.com   
    Instagram:@shellytaftibclc

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Totte B ,

Great source of info!

This podcast is well rounded and very easy to listen to. It is a source of information that I feel good suggesting to my clients. As a lactation consultant (IBCLC), I especially love the episode on baby massage and safe formula prep. Such needed information!

Aminta147 ,

Well balanced, informative, and fun!

On issues of parenting, there can be a lot of pressure and even self imposed shame about the methods and expectations we set for raising a newborn. LET IT GO! The Baby Pro Podcast is a safe haven for meaningful discussion with experienced and well-informed practitioners covering a wide range of topics to support new parents on their baby journey. Details are supported by research, and presented with warmth and candor. ❤️

Sonya Shaw ,

Great advice

Wonderful conversation with excellent advice from real woman. Perfect balance of personal and professional experiences working with moms and babies during their parenting journey.

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