44 episodes

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
    • 4.5 • 16 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!

    What Goes Into the Beginning of Your Breastfeeding Journey - with Sterling Grey-Simmons

    What Goes Into the Beginning of Your Breastfeeding Journey - with Sterling Grey-Simmons

    The early postpartum days and hours can be a little bit of a rollercoaster.
    You're still recovering from the childbirth experience and learning to adjust to your new role as a mother.
    You may not know where to turn when it comes to breastfeeding questions or how to get help if you're having trouble breastfeeding. So people will tell you that it just comes naturally, but that is not true.
    Starting your breastfeeding journey can be a learning curve for both you and your baby.
    That's where someone like today's guest comes in. Sterling Grey-Simmons is a postpartum doula and a certified breastfeeding specialist. From working out how much milk your baby needs each day to figuring out if there are any old wives' tales that might be causing problems for you (we know we hear them, too!), she explains how having education and support brings security every step of the way.
    MORE FROM Sterling Grey- SimmonsSterling and I talked so much more about breastfeeding, milk oversupply, and life, but we also dove into real-life postpartum. To follow along with more of Sterling’s life and business, visit @loyallactation on Instagram, or grab her free breastfeeding meal journal here.
    Resources:
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth? Take a Birth Class NOW!
    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.
    Privacy Policy!

    • 33 min
    VBAC Lab Student Birth Story: Gina

    VBAC Lab Student Birth Story: Gina

    On today's episode, I'm talking to one of my VBAC Lab students, Gina.
    She is a mom of 2, whose first birth was a cesarean due to a string of events that lead to complications.
    So when she got pregnant with her second baby, Gina wanted the birth that she didn't get originally and set out to learn everything she could about having a VBAC.
    Prepped with what she learned throughout our birth course, The VBAC Lab, her second birth experience was completely different than the previous one, and even though it did end up as a cesarean as well, the experience was completely different because she was armed with all the knowledge she gained and she was the one calling the shots.
    Gina's birth story speaks of resilience in healing–through the ups and downs before and after giving birth.
    Tune in as we discuss:
    - What Gina experienced with her first birth and how she gained the strength to keep going
    -How Gina prepared for her VBAC
    - What hindered her from having a successful VBAC
    - How she handled her second cesarean birth
    Join our FREE 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience
    Resources:
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth, Take a Birth Class NOW!
    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.
    Privacy Policy!

    • 52 min
    Ten Tips To Get Your Body Ready For Birth

    Ten Tips To Get Your Body Ready For Birth

    Something that I get asked about often from both students and followers is what's the best way to get your body birth ready.
    So today, I'm sharing ten tips to help your baby engage, thin your cervix, and help you start dilating. I'll walk you through each one of my favorite ways to prep your body for birth, give you information on why it works, and how to do it properly.
    We'll go over:
    Raspberry Leaf Tea
    Dates
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Smart Diet and Hydration
    Forward Leaning Inversion
    Curb Walking & Stair Climbing
    Deep Squats
    Nipple Stim
    Sex with Orgasm and Semen
    Resources:
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth, Take a Birth Class NOW!
    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.
    Privacy Policy!

    • 25 min
    VBAC Lab Student Birth Story: Rebecca Geiger

    VBAC Lab Student Birth Story: Rebecca Geiger

    Rebecca's birth story is one of self-awareness and some really eye-opening insights on how women feel about labor that some mamas don't fully realize.
    Rebecca is a mom of 2 girls who are 11 years apart and didn't get the birth that she hoped for with her first, so she was determined to have a VBAC with her second. With the help of the Labor Nurse Mama team, VBAC Lab course, and the Calm Mama Society, Rebecca was able to use the knowledge she obtained to have the type of birth she had been wanting.
    Her story is so powerful and full of helpful advice and information for other mamas considering a VBAC. She talks about how important it is to have a good support system, the importance of trusting your body, and the power of self-advocacy. She also shares insights on how she prepared for labor and what she learned about herself in the process.
    Rebecca's story is an inspiration for anyone considering a VBAC and it demonstrates how important preparation can be in getting the birth that you desire. We hope that Rebecca's story will give courage and strength to all the mamas who are considering a VBAC.
    Resources:
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth, Take a Birth Class NOW!
    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.
    Privacy Policy!
    Find Rebecca here:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebeccageigerholistics

    • 51 min
    Understanding Birth Trauma from a Birth Trauma Survivor's Point of View

    Understanding Birth Trauma from a Birth Trauma Survivor's Point of View

    I am so excited about today's episode with our guest, Kayleigh Summers who is better known as The Birth Trauma Mama.
    Trigger warning: this podcast episode talks about birth trauma and near-death experience.
    Kayleigh is a licensed therapist, a mama, and a birth trauma survivor, and we're gonna talk all about birth trauma and why that became such a focus in Kayleigh's life. 
    She shares her journey of suffering from an Amniotic Fluid Embolism during the birth of her son Callahan in 2019, which almost took her life—and how becoming a birth trauma survivor led her to create a supportive community for others who have experienced birth trauma themselves.
    In this episode, we'll talk about:
    -What birth trauma is 
    -Most common causes of birth trauma
    -Signs of birth trauma
    -How birth trauma impacts you
    -Is there a difference between birth trauma or birth PTSD from Postpartum Depression?
    -Resources if you feel you have birth trauma
    Resources: 
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth, Take a Birth Class NOW!
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish: 
    Instagram: @labor.nurse.mama
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/labor.nurse.mama
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LaborNurseMama
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/LaborNursemama/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@labor.nurse.mama
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Privacy Policy!
    Find Kayleigh here:
    Instagram: @thebirthtrauma_mama
    TikTok: @thebirthtrauma_mama
    Website: thebirthtraumamama.com
    Resources for Birth Trauma Support:
    Postpartum Support International
    Open Path Collective

    • 37 min
    Birth centers, Birth Tubs, and Fish Scoops: LNM Student Laura Reinhardt

    Birth centers, Birth Tubs, and Fish Scoops: LNM Student Laura Reinhardt

    Join me, as I talk with one of my Calm Labor Confident Birth Class students, Laura.
    Laura's birth story is definitely best friend squad goals! Laura's bestie (who's studying to become a birth doula) was with her during it all— to cheer her on, and to help her through the intense moments.
    In this episode, she shares her journey to a positive, unmedicated vaginal delivery of a healthy baby boy!
    She tells us all about laboring at home and delivering in a birth center. She also shared how our birth course helped her have an empowered birth experience.
    Laura gets real with us and shares the nitty-gritty details of what a water birth includes. You won't hear this anywhere else.
    Plot twist: her best friend/Doula was the one who actually told her about Labor Nurse Mama and encouraged her to join one of the meet-and-greets we have.
    Resources:
    Ready to be empowered & Prepared for Birth, Take a Birth Class NOW!
    Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist Bundle
    Connect w/ Trish:
    Come hang with Trish on Instagram
    Connect with Trish on Facebook
    For more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Privacy Policy!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Adav33 ,

LOVE

Love this podcast

Reagsbrock ,

Peace with Knowledge

Absolutely amazing, I have found so much comfort in the education from this podcast. Highly recommend!

Jjrebpie ,

Disappointing

Pain episode was literally just a half hour commercial for her workshop, repeating ad nauseum that birth has been happening since long before pain meds blabla and you just need techniques to help your brain know this is a welcome pain not a frightening one—and, you guessed it, you can learn those in the workshop! Would've been much more interesting to actually discuss the physiological/neurological basis for pain and for how the brain can be "the rewired", esp coming from an RN.

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Dr. Becky Kennedy
American Public Media
WBUR
ABC11-WTVD
Dear Media, Aliza Pressman
Story Pirates

You Might Also Like

My Essential Birth
Liesel Teen
Cynthia Overgard & Trisha Ludwig
Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN
Dr. Nicole C. Rankins
Motherly