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How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn?

I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped mamas all over the world stand up to their fears and walk into the labor room with confidence.

The Birth Experience with Labor Nurse Mama is here to guide you through every step of your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I’ll show you how to embrace your inner feminine wisdom and teach you to feel totally comfortable owning the labor room.

Your body was made to deliver this baby, mama...let’s face all those fears and doubts and answer those nagging questions — so you can be ready for the most important day of your life!

The Birth Experience with Labor Nurse Mama Trish Ware, RN

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn?

I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped mamas all over the world stand up to their fears and walk into the labor room with confidence.

The Birth Experience with Labor Nurse Mama is here to guide you through every step of your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I’ll show you how to embrace your inner feminine wisdom and teach you to feel totally comfortable owning the labor room.

Your body was made to deliver this baby, mama...let’s face all those fears and doubts and answer those nagging questions — so you can be ready for the most important day of your life!

    Pregnancy Unpacked Weeks 14 to 16: Tips, Health, and Emotional Well-being

    Pregnancy Unpacked Weeks 14 to 16: Tips, Health, and Emotional Well-being

    Trish Ware, a seasoned labor and delivery nurse and mother of seven, guides listeners through the 14th to 16th weeks of pregnancy, offering insights into the exciting physical and emotional changes expectant mothers can expect during this second trimester. 
    She emphasizes the importance of self-care, comfort, and mental health during this stage. Trish provides practical advice on maternity wear, dealing with body image issues, and the significance of prenatal appointments. 
    She also discusses the baby's development during these weeks, including the beginning of quickening, and shares a personal story to highlight the emotional impact of feeling the baby's first movements. 
    Trish emphasizes the value of connecting with other moms-to-be and advocating for oneself during prenatal visits. This episode is packed with tips for a healthy pregnancy, from nutrition to exercise, and encourages women to cherish every moment of their pregnancy journey.
    01:59 Entering the Second Trimester: Changes and Expectations
    05:06 Body Image and Emotional Health During Pregnancy
    08:48 Baby's Growth and Development: Weeks 14 to 16
    11:08 Prenatal Appointments and Advocacy
    12:22 Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Pregnancy
    13:04 The Importance of Self-Care During Pregnancy
    Resources:
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!
    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.
    If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.
    If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.
    Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer...

    • 15 min
    Empowering Pregnancy Fitness: Insights & Tips from Kim Lecuyer

    Empowering Pregnancy Fitness: Insights & Tips from Kim Lecuyer

    Join Trish as she chats with Kim, prenatal/postnatal certified fitness coach & mom of three with one on the way, for simple ways you can stay fit during the pregnancy and postpartum period. 
    Kim shares her program that teaches pregnant women and new mothers how to maintain or begin routines that are easy and manageable regardless of their fitness background. 
    They delve into various aspects of fitness and empowerment during pregnancy, sharing insights, experiences, and practical tips for expecting mothers. 
    The discussion also explores personal birth experiences and the need for women to be knowledgeable and well-prepared ahead of their births, and of course, some tangents. 
    “Just remember, give yourself grace. You don't have to do all the things. But it's really important to take care of that beautiful, powerful body of yours.” - Trish
    00:00 Introduction and Welcome
    00:35 Podcast Review and Listener Challenge
    01:41 Kim's Personal Journey and Fitness Program
    03:39 The Importance of Short, Manageable Workouts
    11:22 Overcoming Comparison and Embracing Authenticity
    23:36 The Power of Knowledge and Application in Pregnancy
    24:56 Kim's Personal Birth Experience and Lessons Learned
    26:44 The Fearless Birth Experience: Common Mistakes
    27:53 The Unacceptable Practice of Non-consensual Episiotomy
    29:53 The Power of Preparation and Knowledge in Childbirth
    33:00 The Journey of a Third-time Mom
    33:44 The Role of Online Communities in Shaping Birth Experiences
    40:04 Exploring the Possibility of a Water Birth
    42:28 Postpartum Fitness and Recovery
    45:12 Wrapping Up: The Importance of Self-care in Pregnancy
    More from Kim Lecuyer:
    Kim's FREE Pregnancy Starter Kit
    Visit her website: KimPerry.com
    Find Kim on IG & TikTok @kimperryco
    Resources:
    Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:
    If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!

    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then a...

    • 45 min
    A Journey to A Successful VBAC: Kara’s Birth Story

    A Journey to A Successful VBAC: Kara’s Birth Story

    After having two C-sections, Kara pursued a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and with the help from a supportive doctor, Kara was able to have a successful VBAC despite multiple challenges.  
    Listen to this birth story as Kara shares her journey of advocating for her birth preferences, finding the right supportive provider, and ultimately achieving her dream birth experience. 
    Whether you're pursuing a VBAC or simply interested in empowering birth stories, Kara's story will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.
    00:01 Introduction and Background
    00:57 Guest Introduction: Nutritionist Kara Swanson
    01:34 Kara's First Two Birth Experiences
    03:43 The Struggle for a VBAC
    04:55 Finding the Right Doctor and Preparing for VBAC
    08:46 The Labor and Delivery Experience
    17:22 The Joy of Successful VBAC
    26:50 Reflections and Closing Thoughts
    Send a DM with the word "VBACPACK" to Labor Nurse Mama on Instagram or FaceBook for a VBAC prep pack with all the tips!
    Resources:
    Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!
    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.
    If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.
    If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.
    Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of...

    • 27 min
    Unlocking Your Pushing Potential: Expert Tips and Strategies

    Unlocking Your Pushing Potential: Expert Tips and Strategies

    Five Essential Tips for a Successful Pushing Experience in Childbirth
    Tip 1: Don't Push in Lithotomy
    Tip 2: Understand the Power of Your Body
    Tip 3: Utilize Gravity
    Tip 4: Harness the Power of Encouragement
    Tip 5: Stay Educated and Prepared
    In this episode, Trish emphasizes avoiding push in lithotomy and understanding your body's power, especially gravity's role.
    She also highlights the importance of the power of positive words during labor and the need to be well-educated about the whole birthing process.
    For mothers opting for an epidural, Trish strongly recommends the "labor down" approach to decrease the hardship on the baby and the likelihood of episiotomy or a bad tear.
    Resources:
    Join our FREE masterclass - The Third Trimester Blueprint: Conquer Your Birth With 3 Powerhouse Strategies
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!
    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.
    If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.
    If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.
    Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything; we love ’em and want you to know about them.

    • 20 min
    Kailee's Birth Story: An Honest Insight from NICU Nurse to New Mom

    Kailee's Birth Story: An Honest Insight from NICU Nurse to New Mom

    Today Trish sits down with her Calm Labor Confident Birth Class student, Kailee, who shares her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
    Kailee, a NICU nurse herself, talks about how Trish's classes and the supportive community helped her navigate motherhood, both in preparing for childbirth and managing postpartum challenges.
    They discuss the importance of addressing both physical and emotional well-being during the stages of pregnancy and postpartum, managing fears, and understanding the nuances of labor.
    Kailee also discusses her experience of returning to work on night shifts and how it affected her relationship with her baby.
    Resources:
    Join our FREE masterclass - The Third Trimester Blueprint: Conquer Your Birth With 3 Powerhouse Strategies
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!
    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.
    If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.
    If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.

    Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything; we love ’em and want you to know about them.

    • 45 min
    Empowered Induction Decision-Making: Insights from a Labor Nurse

    Empowered Induction Decision-Making: Insights from a Labor Nurse

    Navigating the Decision of Induction: An Episode on the Birth Experience
    In this episode, we'll be diving into the topic of induction during childbirth – understanding it and making informed decisions.
    We delve into different scenarios like gestational diabetes, IVF pregnancies, older mothers, and potential medical reasons for induction.
    The main point is for women to do their own research, understand the suggested processes, and make informed decisions.
    It's all about empowering women and letting them know they have the right to say no.
    Enroll in our induction masterclass for a deeper understanding of the issue.
    Remember, each situation is unique and needs to be examined individually.
    More from this episode:
    Enroll in the Labor Induction Workshop Masterclass
    Grab your Labor Like A Pro Playbook: Visual Guide to Position for Birth
    Resources:
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On YouTube
    On Pinterest
    On TikTok
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!
    If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.
    If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.
    If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.
    Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Joyrider77 ,

So much insight!

As a labor and delivery nurse myself I think I’ve learned the most from other nurses, and Trish makes it so easy to understand! Great for when I need to teach my expecting parents. #nurseapproved

EmtGirl08 ,

Pregnancy lifeline

Trish is an amazing resource and so knowledgeable. I love learning from all the guests and hearing other mama’s experiences too! I’ve gained so much confidence and know that I’m going into my next pregnancy super prepared.

Melly444 ,

Absolutely Empowering

This podcast is so empowering and keeps it REAL on all the stages of pregnancy, postpartum, & motherhood. 💜

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