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We are diving into the variables and normal variations of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! This is a safe space for all parents to hear what the experts have to say and to hear from other parents and their take on parenthood! Join us for all things birth and parenting for an empowering and research-backed walk with a birth and newborn expert HeHe Stewart, Founder of Tranquility by HeHe Maternity Concierge and creator of The Birth Lounge.

The Birth Lounge Podcast HeHe Stewart

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We are diving into the variables and normal variations of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! This is a safe space for all parents to hear what the experts have to say and to hear from other parents and their take on parenthood! Join us for all things birth and parenting for an empowering and research-backed walk with a birth and newborn expert HeHe Stewart, Founder of Tranquility by HeHe Maternity Concierge and creator of The Birth Lounge.

    Ep. 266: A Twin & Breech Birth with Laura Siddons, Founder of TumTum Pillow

    Ep. 266: A Twin & Breech Birth with Laura Siddons, Founder of TumTum Pillow

    In this episode, HeHe is joined by Laura of The Nesting Place & TumTum Wedge Pillow. She shares her twin and breech hospital birth story. Tune in today to hear her story and explore all of the questions you should consider asking if you have a breech baby or twin pregnancy.
     
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    Connect with Laura at: 
    The Nesting Place on IG
    TumTum Tummy Time Wedge
    TumTum on IG
     
    Use the code HEHE to get 10% off the TumTum Wedge Pillow!! 
    Join The Birth Lounge here for judgment-free childbirth education that prepares you for an informed birth and how to confidently navigate hospital policy to have a trauma-free labor experience!
     
    Breech & Twin Resources:
    Rixa Freeze, David Hartung: https://www.breechwithoutborders.org/
    Nathan Riley: https://www.belovedholistics.com/
    Stu Fischbein: http://www.birthinginstincts.com/
     
    Twin Sleep: Episode 249 with Natalie Diaz and Kim West

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 265: SSRI's in Pregnancy with Alex Hoeft, RN

    Ep. 265: SSRI's in Pregnancy with Alex Hoeft, RN

    SSRI's are commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression, so what happens when you get pregnant? Can you stay on these medications? Should you consider a different prescription or different modality of support? Alex Hoeft is a Labor & Delivery Nurse, homeschool mama of 5 & doula here to talk to us about her experience taking an SSRI during pregnancy. We will be diving into the questions that you should be asking yourself and your provider to determine the right path for you! From what they are to how they can impact your baby after birth, and even some of the more natural ways to support your mental health whether you are looking to wean from your SSRI or supplement it with other resources. 
     
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    Connect with Alex on IG 
    Join The Birth Lounge here for judgment-free childbirth education that prepares you for an informed birth and how to confidently navigate hospital policy to have a trauma-free labor experience!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 264: Postpartum Hemorrhage with Mama Nurse Tina, L&D RN

    Ep. 264: Postpartum Hemorrhage with Mama Nurse Tina, L&D RN

    You asked and we delivered! In this episode, HeHe and MaMa Nurse Tina bring a human touch to the heavy topic of postpartum hemorrhage. We’re diving into what postpartum hemorrhage is, what increases your risk for experiencing it, some things that to mitigate those risks and then what to ask your providers during prenatals and if you do experience a hemorrhage. 
     
    Guest Bio:
     
    Tina has been a labor and delivery nurse since 2012 with experience as an emergency room nurse prior. Recently she obtained her perinatal nursing certificate and has a passion for educating and empowering people who are looking forward to welcoming their new baby or have recently had a baby and would like some direction and encouragement. She's also a mom of 4 herself.
    Links: 
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    Connect with Mama Nurse Tina on IG
     
    Connect with Nurse Tina on TikTok 
     
    Connect with Nurse Tina on YouTube
     
    Join The Birth Lounge here for judgment-free childbirth education that prepares you for an informed birth and how to confidently navigate hospital policy to have a trauma-free labor experience!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep. 263: Pre-Eclampsia with OBGYN & MFM, Dr. Lexi Hill

    Ep. 263: Pre-Eclampsia with OBGYN & MFM, Dr. Lexi Hill

    Join HeHe as she sits down with High Risk OBGYN & MFM, Dr. Lexi Hill to discuss Pre-Eclampsia which is a pregnancy complication that generally arises after 20-weeks of pregnancy and often presents as high blood pressure, possible proteins in your urine, a headache that won't go away and intense swelling of legs and feet! Dr. Lexi shares about monitoring yourself for signs & symptoms, diagnostic criteria, risk factors that may increase your risk of developing Pre-E, questions to ask your provider plus the medical remedies you can expect to be offered to you if you develop Pre-E in pregnancy. 
     
    Guest Bio:
    Dr. Lexi Hill obtained her BS in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University. After taking a year to volunteer abroad in Costa Rica, substitute teach, and work as a Medical Assistant, she attended medical school at Texas A&M followed by an OB/GYN residency in Phoenix, Arizona. The native Texan returned to Galveston, Texas to complete a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch where she received multiple teaching awards for her involvement with medical students and residents. Dr. Lexi Hill is licensed in over 20 states and practices telemedicine full-time to underserved communities. She is extensively involved with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to help advocate for maternal health care at both the state and national level. She has traveled extensively and enjoys incorporating her study of the Spanish language into her daily clinical practice. Her commitment to teaching self-advocacy skills to patients, as well as physicians, led her to start her own business based on the three pillars of EXPANDING knowledge, DEVELOPING skills, IMPACTING lives (E.D.I). With this concept, Dr. Lexi Hill shares data driven pregnancy information through social media, YouTube videos, and her podcast. She also offers virtual concierge consultations which require no referral or delays due to insurance. She truly has a passion to help individuals experience a happy and healthy pregnancy.
     
    Links: 
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    JOIN THE BIRTH LOUNGE!
     
    Connect with Dr. Lexi:
    https://www.drlexihill.com/
    https://www.drlexihill.com/advocate
    www.drlexihill.com/aspirin
    www.drlexihill.com/fetaltesting
     
    Link to purchase a module or book a consultation with Dr. Lexihttps://www.drlexihill.com/pregnancy-advocacy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 262: Coping with an Unplanned C-Section with Jessica Rita

    Ep. 262: Coping with an Unplanned C-Section with Jessica Rita

    In this episode, HeHe chats with Jessica Rita of Modern Courage. They discuss the impact an unplanned cesarean can have on the initiation into motherhood including dealing with feelings of failure and many more layers of emotions. Jessica dives a bit into the cause of birth trauma as well as steps you can take to start healing now, including the importance of nervous system regulation, and trigger tracking. She also shares how an unplanned cesarean can impact the mother-baby bond & attachment style!
     
    Guest Bio:
    Jess is a specialist in supporting millennial and Gen X women with anxiety, and individuals who have experienced birth trauma. She is a licensed canadian clinical counselor who offers individual therapy to support your personal growth with a focus on helping you to improve your self-worth, and to grow a more mindful, and balanced lifestyle. 
     
    Links: 
    Connect with Jess on IG 
     
    Join Jessica’s group to repair your birth story
     
    Jessica’s website
     
    Join The Birth Lounge here for judgment-free childbirth education that prepares you for an informed birth and how to confidently navigate hospital policy to have a trauma-free labor experience!
     
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    YOUTUBE LINKS:
    Connect with Jess on IG: https://www.instagram.com/itsanewbirthstory/
    Join Jessica’s group to repair your birth story:

    • 57 min
    Ep. 261: VBAC Birth Debrief with Alexis Stearns

    Ep. 261: VBAC Birth Debrief with Alexis Stearns

    In this episode HeHe sits down with our editor, Alexis Stearns to go through a birth story case study. This is one of the coolest episodes to date! Special thanks to Alexis who shares her story of the classic 'cascade to intervention' cycle that ended with an unwanted, yet emergency (necessary) cesarean induction and VBAC induction stories with a play by play from HeHe on the different options at each step of the way. We dive into the feelings she experienced finding out she was pregnant again, how she made the decision to VBAC and what her hospital experience looked like trying to VBAC! Tune in to explore all the options! 
     
    Guest Bio:
    Alexis is on a mission to heal motherhood. As a manifesting generator (iykyk), Alexis achieves this mission in a variety of ways. From business support services for those aligning with her mission, to teaching children and their families social and emotional regulation skills, to helping moms create their own healing plan. Alexis believes firmly that every person is unique and helps them find what works for each individual. Alexis offers birth story debriefs for mothers and doulas, as well as a completely free course and workbook for new moms to complete with their support system.
     
    Links: 
    Connect with HeHe on IG 
     
    Connect with Alexis on IG 
     
    Join The Birth Lounge here for judgment-free childbirth education that prepares you for an informed birth and how to confidently navigate hospital policy to have a trauma-free labor experience!
     
    Grab the posture guide referenced in the episode! 
     
    Grab Alexis’ free course to start healing a difficult birth here 
     
    YOUTUBE LINKS:
    Connect with HeHe on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tranquilitybyhehe/
    Connect with Alexis on IG: https://www.instagram.com/intentionally.alexis/

    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Lo Dandy ,

Gives Great Information that’s Easy to Understand

HeHe is a powerhouse who helps birthing people and their families UNDERSTAND ALL THEIR OPTIONS which is really what makes the difference in feeling great about your birth and postpartum experience or not!!!

AshListener444 ,

Thank you, THANK YOU!

Thank you for taking the time to make each and every episode! So reassuring that I am not alone to figure out this crazy journey!

epg96 ,

This podcast is so super helpful! 4 stars due to guests.

I literally love this podcast but unfortunately I have to knock a star off because some of the guests, specifically guest in episode 202, are eating/sucking on something while talking and it makes it incredibly hard to get through listening to the episode. Episode 202 is really really important content and unfortunately I literally cannot get past the guest sucking on blueberries which is a huge bummer! Otherwise this content is amazing.

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