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Bonjour Baby is a podcast about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood. Hosted by Leslie Abraham, DO, certified pre/postnatal exercise specialist and expert in the pregnacy and postpartum field for the last 11 years, this podcast is your companion during your motherhood journey. Leslie provides evidence-based tips, resources and information backed up by her international experience.
She welcomes other guests, speakers and experts to bring you even more helpful content. In the show, Leslie and her guests talk about pregnancy, conception, all types of birth, newborn care, preparing for birth, bonding with baby, postpartum recovery and life, body image and so much more!

The Bonjour Baby Podcast Leslie Abraham

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Bonjour Baby is a podcast about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood. Hosted by Leslie Abraham, DO, certified pre/postnatal exercise specialist and expert in the pregnacy and postpartum field for the last 11 years, this podcast is your companion during your motherhood journey. Leslie provides evidence-based tips, resources and information backed up by her international experience.
She welcomes other guests, speakers and experts to bring you even more helpful content. In the show, Leslie and her guests talk about pregnancy, conception, all types of birth, newborn care, preparing for birth, bonding with baby, postpartum recovery and life, body image and so much more!

    Episode 76: Sitting the month, a traditional approach to postpartum recovery - wisdom from Chinese Medicine, with Rachel Redmond Dr of Oriental Medicine

    Episode 76: Sitting the month, a traditional approach to postpartum recovery - wisdom from Chinese Medicine, with Rachel Redmond Dr of Oriental Medicine

    Today, Dr Rachel Redmond, Dr of Oriental Medicine, is coming to the show. We will be talking about sitting the month, and some bits of wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
    Rachel Redmond is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in women’s health and self-care.

    She is the Founder of The Yin Way, an online program designed to help busy people and moms improve their health while still prioritizing their self-care. She helps her clients maximize their potential without burning out.

    In this episode, Rachel and I talked about:
    🤱 What is sitting the month: where does it come from? What is the reason behind this cultural postpartum healing process?
    🤱 What does it look like? What does the everyday routine look like when sitting the month?
    🤱 How to apply these principles to our western civilization and society? Especially in places where maternity leave is barely an option

    Connect with Rachel Redmond:
    👉 Website: www.rachel-redmond.com and learn about her Yin Way Program
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachel.e.redmond/


    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    To stay up to date with all the episodes dropping every Thursday at 7am pst, make sure to subscribe otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide

    🎁 Join my FREE Community, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://communities.kajabi.com/naturaldiastasisrectiandpostpartumhealingthebonjourbabyclub/challenges

    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/

    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coaching/

    👋 Say hi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonjourbaby.la/

    • 32 min
    Episode 75: Beyond the pill - introduction to natural family planning, with Dr Emily Kirkwold Pharmacist

    Episode 75: Beyond the pill - introduction to natural family planning, with Dr Emily Kirkwold Pharmacist

    Today, Dr Emily Kirkwold, Pharmacist and Natural Family Planning expert, is coming to the show. We will be talking about how to use the NFP fertility method if you choose to ditch the pill and go with a more natural contraception method.
    I want to add that I’m absolutely not anti-pill but instead sharing with you valuable information on how to take control of your cycle and fertility without going the synthetic hormone way.
    Dr. Emily empowers women to care for and love their bodies. She is a pharmacist by background, but takes that medical background and uses her knowledge and passion to teach women and couples about natural family planning.

    She is the founder and CEO of NFP Pharmacist, where she teaches classes, sees patients, and speaks on natural family planning and natural approaches to health. She is also the co-creator of the Unlock Your Cycle online course, teaching cycle tracking for health.

    In this episode, Emily and I talked about:
    🔄 Why the pill might be an issue for some women and what could make us look for more natural ways of taking charge of our fertility
    🔄 What is natural family planning and how does it work
    🔄 How to know when you’re ovulating: learn and know the signs that your body is busy with ovulation
    🔄 Postpartum menstrual cycle health: is it possible to get pregnant before getting our periods back and how to track where we’re at?

    Connect with Dr Emily Kirkwold:
    👉 Website: https://nfppharmacist.com/
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nfppharmacist/
    👉 Podcast: https://nfppharmacist.com/podcasts/


    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    To stay up to date with all the episodes dropping every Thursday at 7am pst, make sure to subscribe otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide

    🎁 Join my FREE Community, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://communities.kajabi.com/naturaldiastasisrectiandpostpartumhealingthebonjourbabyclub/challenges

    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/

    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coa

    • 37 min
    Episode 74: Reconnect to who you truly are, with Claudia-Sam Cataford Sauve, Soul Connection Coach

    Episode 74: Reconnect to who you truly are, with Claudia-Sam Cataford Sauve, Soul Connection Coach

    Today, Claudia-Sam Cataford Sauve, Soul Connection Coach, is coming to the show. We will discuss how to reconnect to our true selves, especially when we feel overwhelmed, disconnected from who we used to be, and trying to embrace a new identity.
    Claudia-Sam supports ambitious happiness seekers who’ve lost sense of their purpose, who haven’t learned to put themselves first, who deep down know that they’re here for a bigger reason, and who are ready for a change!

    She helps them to put themselves at the top of their to-do list (without feeling unproductive), ditch the self-care guilt and flex their soul connection muscle so that they can be their own inner guides to fulfillment and happiness now, using her Tune-In method.

    In this episode, Claudia-Sam and I talked about:
    🧘‍♀️ What it means to find ourselves again
    🧘‍♀️ Her tune-in methodology and what kind of transformation you can expect from it
    🧘‍♀️ Her 3-step framework: balance, connect, and trust

    Connect with Claudia-Sam:
    👉 Website: claudiasamcoaching.com
    👉 Free Audio Guide: claudiasamsoulcoaching.com/imimportant
    👉 Podcast: behappynowshow.com


    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    To stay up to date with all the episodes dropping every Thursday at 7am pst, make sure to subscribe otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide

    🎁 Join my FREE Community, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://communities.kajabi.com/naturaldiastasisrectiandpostpartumhealingthebonjourbabyclub/challenges

    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/

    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coaching/

    👋 Say hi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonjourbaby.la/

    • 56 min
    Episode 73: Curbing cravings to support your health and weight loss journey with Sara Best, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

    Episode 73: Curbing cravings to support your health and weight loss journey with Sara Best, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

    Today, Sara Best, Registered Holistic Nutritionist is coming to the show. We are going to chat about how you can curb cravings to support your recovery post birth, but also to help with your weight loss journey if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Sara is known to many as ”the Nutritionist who never talks about food,” and she has worked with women around the world through her popular Change Your Brain - Change Your Body program to help them reprogram and rewire the way their brains think about food.

    She uses techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, visualization, thought reframing and habit mapping. She helps her clients master brain-based tools that allow them to finally stay consistent with healthy eating habits and self care.

    Sara is also the author of the book, Turning Off the Tap: Overcoming the Real Reasons we Overeat and the founder of the Consistency Coach School.

    In this episode, Sara and I talked about:
    🥑 How to reduce sugar cravings, and I know you’re gonna love these tips, especially if you’re craving sugary foods at night after dinner
    🥑 What kind of consequences these cravings have on our health and weight loss journey
    🥑 Why do we crave sugar and other types of food when we feel down, sad, anxious, overwhelmed or just plainly exhausted?
    🥑 How to reframe these cravings, and how to break this vicious cycle so we can connect these emotions to healthier foods
    🥑 How can we talk about food with our little ones? How can we teach them about cravings, food-emotion connection, without demonizing food?

    Connect with Sara Best:
    👉 Website: www.sarabest.com
    👉 Free Guide: www.sarabest.com/guide
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarabestnutrition/

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide
    🎁 Join my FREE Community, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://communities.kajabi.com/naturaldiastasisrectiandpostpartumhealingthebonjourbabyclub/challenges
    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/
    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coaching/

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    • 55 min
    Episode 72: Traditional wisdom for postpartum recovery, with Ameya Duprey, Ayurvedic Practioner, and Doula

    Episode 72: Traditional wisdom for postpartum recovery, with Ameya Duprey, Ayurvedic Practioner, and Doula

    Today, we are extremely lucky to have Ameya Duprey, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Doula, coming to the show. Ameya shared with us so many tips taken from Ayurveda, that we can apply to help us recover better after giving birth. This is what happens when traditional wisdom mixes up with modern type of care. Both are so useful, and they work so well when combined together.
    Ameya Duprey is a board certified Ayurvedic practitioner, massage therapist and Ayurvedic postpartum doula. She has been helping postpartum mothers fully heal from birth for over a decade.
    She is the founder of Shakti Care and author of Mama’s Menu, an Ayurvedic recipe book to support postpartum healing.
    In this episode, Ameya and I talked about:
    🌿 The 5 pillars of postpartum recovery and why seeing recovery as a holistic process is so important
    🌿 The place of food for recovery in Ayurveda: what types of food and why? And how to progress as you go
    🌿 The role of spices in your recovery: which ones would be beneficial to support your health during this transition period? And how to use them?
    🌿 The place of Ayurvedic massage in postpartum recovery: what does it look like? When should you schedule one for yourself? And what are the benefits?

    Connect with Ameya Duprey:
    👉 Website: https://shakticare.com
    👉 Free Masterclass: https://shakticare.com/heal
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shakticare/


    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    To stay up to date with all the episodes dropping every Thursday at 7am pst, make sure to subscribe otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide

    🎁 Join my FREE Facebook group, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724317574831792

    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/

    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coaching/

    👋 Say hi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonjourbaby.la/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 71: PCOS, Endometriosis and endocrine disruptors, with Nika Lawrie, Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor

    Episode 71: PCOS, Endometriosis and endocrine disruptors, with Nika Lawrie, Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor

    Today, Nika Lawrie is back on the show. You can check out episode 65 where we talked about non-toxic living to heal our bodies. In this episode, Nika, a Functional Nutrition Counselor, and I talk about period and hormone balance issues, namely PCOS, Endometriosis and the link with endocrine disruptors in everything surrounding us.
    Nika Lawrie, is the founder and CEO of Moringa Health + Wellness, LLC a multimedia and lifestyle company that marries functional health and nutrition with natural and sustainable living across a whole host of media and merchandising products making clean and green living luxurious, joyful, and easy.
    Using her skills as a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and growing up off the grid, Nika has become a Leading Consumer Health and Sustainability Consultant, on a personal mission to heal both people and the planet!
    In this episode, Nika and I talked about:
    ❤️ PCOS and endometriosis: how can we define these diseases, what are their consequences, and how they manifest (signs and symptoms we can encounter)
    ❤️ What are endocrine disrupting substances and their effects on health
    ❤️ What the research is currently telling us about the link between PCOS, endometriosis and endocrine disruptors
    ❤️ Gut health, endometriosis and PCOS: how does it impact these hormone imbalances, why is it important to care for our gut to help improve PCOS and endometriosis

    Connect with Nika Lawrie:
    👉 Website: https://nikalawrie.com/
    👉 Shop, course and more: https://www.consciouslie.com/
    👉 Podcast: https://www.consciouslie.com/living-consciouslie-podcast/

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    🔗 Majka website: https://lovemajka.com/ use coupon code BONJOURBABY for 10% off
    🔗 Jolly Mama website: https://jollymama.com/ use coupon code AF_ABRAHAML for 15% off

    Rate, Review and Follow on Apple Podcasts. If you’re thinking to yourself “I love this podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing my show!
    This helps me support more Moms and women like you, take back control of their health and body, and embrace this new chapter of their life with confidence. Click below, scroll down to the button, tap to rate with 5 stars and select “write a review”. Let me know what you loved the most about this episode!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bonjour-baby-podcast/id1553177438

    Now I have some sweet gifts for you:
    🎁 If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago, you want to check out this free resource I have for you. Do you wonder how you can get rid of the mommy pouch, stop peeing your pants, heal your diastasis recti, and simply feel better in your body (not like you’re ending up into someone else’s body!).
    I got you covered. Discover my step-by-step, science-based program recommended by OBGYNs, PTs and DOs: https://courses.bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-recovery-guide

    🎁 Join my FREE Facebook group, The Bonjour Baby Club, where I share exclusive content, diving deeper on each episode, and get more tips and free resources to heal your body the right way, find yourself as a new mom, and finally feel like yourself again: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724317574831792

    🎁 Want to chat about everything postpartum? Wonder if what you’ve been doing so far is really helping your body recover? Don’t really see results and don’t know what to do? Book your free 30 min consultation with me today:
    https://bonjourbaby.net/free-consultation-postpartum/

    🎁 Discover the Postpartum Body Solution. A 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health, and body, support diastasis recti and core healing, stop peeing their pants, and feel like their old selves again.
    https://bonjourbaby.net/postpartum-body-solution-group-coaching/

    👋 Say hi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonjourbaby.la/

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Sally, WISH ,

Such great information!

Leslie is such a wealth of knowledge during the postpartum period. This podcast fills in the gaps between pregnancy and postpartum. For everyone wanting to know when and how you can start exercising after pregnancy, work with Leslie for a precursor to an exercise program. Postpartum recovery is so vitally important!

Angelamariec7 ,

Leslie is amazing!

Leslie is very knowledgeable about the hardships women endure during and after birth, especially in the US where we’re less advanced when it comes to postpartum care. I love that she’s spotlighting the need for longer and better support for women.

Foxy1289 ,

Fertility, Pregnancy,

This podcast is so great because it is packed full of information about the entire journey from trying to get pregnant through delivery and postpartum. The information is factual and clinical, I love that every guest on is an expert in their space! What a great resource!

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