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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

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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!

    Episode 63: Infertility journey: Holistic Support through the ups and downs of IVF, with Lisa White, OT and founder of IVF Manifesting a Miracle

    Episode 63: Infertility journey: Holistic Support through the ups and downs of IVF, with Lisa White, OT and founder of IVF Manifesting a Miracle

    I am very pleased to introduce you to my fabulous guest Lisa White. She’s the sweetest person and infertility coach.
    As currently trying to conceive myself at the moment when this episode will be live, I absolutely love recording this episode with Lisa. She taught me a lot about mindset and calmed the thousands of questions and doubts I have in mind. I highly recommend getting a copy of her book Hold on Baby.
    Lisa is an OT, and IVF Coach specializing in helping women navigate the emotional ride of IVF while staying empowered on their path to motherhood. She is also the author of the #1 bestselling book ‘HOLD ON, BABY’ – A Soulful Guide to Riding the Ups and Downs of Infertility and IVF.’ She also has her very own online program called the IVF Soul Align Method; A framework she lived, documented, and now guides others through.
    Lisa came to the show today to talk about her very own journey and story, but also how her methodology, the sould align method can greatly help women and couples going through the ivf ride, and how mindset has a huge impact on this journey.

    Lisa and I talked about:
    👩‍⚕️ Her very own infertility journey, the ups, the downs, and all the setbacks she and her husband encountered
    👩‍⚕️ Why the mindset piece is currently missing from the conventional approach and why it is so important to make room for it
    👩‍⚕️ What is her own methodology: the soul aligned method and how it supports couples and women going through their IVF journey
    👩‍⚕️ Her best piece of advice to women starting and going through the IVF ride.

    Connect with Lisa White:
    👉 https://ivfmanifestingamiracle.com/
    👉 Instagram
    👉 Facebook
    👉 YouTube
    👉 Hold On Baby! Book: https://ivfmanifestingamiracle.com/holdonbaby

    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 here, 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!

    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 - group coaching program. It’s 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/

    • 31 min
    Episode 62: Food and lifestyle medicine to support your body’s healing process and weight loss journey with Dr Ritu Saluja Sharma, MD, Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness coach

    Episode 62: Food and lifestyle medicine to support your body’s healing process and weight loss journey with Dr Ritu Saluja Sharma, MD, Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness coach

    Today Dr Ritu Saluja Sharma, lifestyle medicine physician and integrative nutrition health and wellness coach is coming to the show.
    Ritu is a MD, a board certified emergency medicine physician, a wife and a Mom.
    She has created her own weight loss program after studying lifestyle medicine. She wanted to have a program where people can make real and lasting change. Rather than just treating disease, she wanted to address the root causes of illness, and help people achieve their best health and true wellness.
    She considers that she is here to empower the members of her health and wellness program with the information and tools that most doctors don’t have time to share with their patients. This information and these tools can transform your life.
    Dr Ritu came to the show today to talk about food choices not only help you to lose weight but also play a huge role in your recovery process after giving birth. If you’re new to this show, this might be a new notion for you, but my guests and I really see and value food and nutrition habits as important and amazing tools to support your recovery after giving birth.

    We talked about weight loss coming from a place of abundance of nutrients, a place of nourishment rather than being the fruit of restrictions and interdictions and what it means for your recovery process. Dr Ritu even shared some super useful and simple tips with us.

    Dr Ritu and I talked about:
    👩‍⚕️ What is lifestyle medicine and its 6 pillars
    👩‍⚕️ How they all work together to help us to live a longer, healthier life, prevent disease, and help you lose weight in the long term
    👩‍⚕️ Her tips to promote postpartum weight loss
    👩‍⚕️ How a micronutrient-rich diet is more powerful than calorie counting
    👩‍⚕️ Her 5 top foods to promote nourishment, recovery, and weight loss

    Connect with Dr Ritu Saluja Sharma:
    👉 https://www.headhearthandsmd.com/

    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 here, 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!

    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 - group coaching program. It’s 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://bonjou

    • 29 min
    Episode 61: Using self-care, manifestation and spirituality to heal and overcome postpartum depression, with Angela Christian, Author, Manifestation and Mindfulness Coach, and Mom of 4

    Episode 61: Using self-care, manifestation and spirituality to heal and overcome postpartum depression, with Angela Christian, Author, Manifestation and Mindfulness Coach, and Mom of 4

    In today’s episode Angela Marie Christian, author of Manifestation Mastery, Manifestation and Mindfulness coach, is coming to the show!

    Angela Marie came to the show today to talk about how self-care rituals, manifestation and spirituality - whatever it means for you - can help one heal and overcome postpartum depression. During the episode, we will be diving into Angela’s very own journey with postpartum depression and she will be sharing with us the tools she used for herself.

    She was a corporate finance manager for over a decade when she decided to finally pursue her dreams of writing a book and teaching spiritual development. Trained by the top spiritual leaders in the mystic, shamanic, and astrological space, Angela combines her analytical mind with her intuitive gifts to deliver unique teachings of ritual and transformation. Angela is a mother of 4 in a blended family where conscious parenting is top priority.

    Angela Marie and I talked about:
    ❤️ Her personal story, how she struggled with postpartum depression during each of her pregnancies
    ❤️ How she overcame these challenges and the self-care tools that helped her
    ❤️ How spirituality played a role in her healing journey and what it can mean for you
    ❤️ Her last piece of advice for all new Moms

    Connect with Angela Marie:
    👉 https://www.angelamariechristian.com
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelamariechristian/
    👉 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela.christian.756
    👉 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/angelamariechristian7

    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 - group coaching program. It’s 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/

    • 24 min
    Episode 60: Essential oils for anxiety and gut health with Cindy Vallone, Essential Oils Advocate

    Episode 60: Essential oils for anxiety and gut health with Cindy Vallone, Essential Oils Advocate

    Today Cindy Vallone, DoTerra essential oil wellness advocate, is joining me for this episode.
    She is a busy wife, a mom to two teenage boys, and an entrepreneur. Cindy and her family have been using essential oils for over 6 years and have made over their medicine cabinet, naturally.

    Today, essential oils are their first line of defense for ‘head-to-toe’ wellness and Cindy enjoys teaching others the benefits of essential oils and how easy they are to incorporate into your daily routine.

    That’s exactly why I asked her to come to the show today to talk to us about how to use essential oils in the postpartum period, especially to decrease anxiety and improve gut health.

    As a doTERRA essential oil Wellness Advocate and Educator, Cindy leads an international team of people who help people meet their physical, mental, and emotional wellness goals.

    Cindy came to the show today to talk about how you can safely use essential oils at home, what oils she recommends, but also how to ditch the toxins and use healthier and safer products at home.

    In this episode, we talked about:
    🌺 How to use essential oils - some safety guidelines
    🌺 What essential oils can be used to lift up our mood, and help us fight anxiety,
    🌺 Essential oils Cindy recommends to improve gut health, and more particularly ease constipation, heartburns, and difficult digestion in general,
    🌺 Finally, we talked about toxins in our environment, more specifically in our cleaning products, how we could reduce them, and why it matters.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Modern Essentials - 13th edition: https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Essentials-HANDBOOK-Introductory-Individually/dp/195104441X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=31GHAMNLP7567&keywords=Modern+Essentials+-+12th+edition&qid=1657120394&sprefix=modern+essentials+-+12th+edition%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-2
    👉 The essential life book - 7th edition: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Fragrant-Recipes-Support-Aromatherapy/dp/1737692422/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1B6B3OC1JS1MY&keywords=The+essential+life+book&qid=1657120424&sprefix=the+essential+life+book%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-1
    👉 Advanced Oil Magic - 5th edition: https://www.amazon.com/Llewellyns-Complete-Formulary-Magical-Oils/dp/0738727512/ref=sr_1_1?crid=HCJG9DSCV00I&keywords=Advanced+Oil+Magic+-+5th+edition&qid=1657120469&sprefix=advanced+oil+magic+-+5th+edition%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1

    Connect with Cindy and learn more about how she works with her clients:
    👉 http://www.CindyVallone.com
    👉 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cindy.vallone.1
    👉 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/389932954692954/

    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

    • 34 min
    Episode 59: Making endometriosis diagnosis simple and accessible - no more time and lives wasted, with Somer Baburek, CEO of Hera Biotech

    Episode 59: Making endometriosis diagnosis simple and accessible - no more time and lives wasted, with Somer Baburek, CEO of Hera Biotech

    In today’s episode Somer Baburek, CEO and co-founder of Hera Biotech, is coming to the show!
    Hera Biotech began developing the world’s first non-surgical, tissue-based test capable of both diagnosing and staging endometriosis. As an endo-warrior, I was so intrigued and interested in this new solution when I met Somer. As you may know, today the only diagnosis that can confirm that one is suffering from endometriosis is a laparoscopy - so a surgery - with a following analysis of tissues.

    Prior to founding Hera Somer spent 7 years with the largest life science VC Fund in San Antonio assisting with diligence activities. Somer also served in 2 of the fund’s sister companies as the Director of Clinical Operations.

    She then looked for available technology in her field of passion, women’s health. After completing diligence on the underlying technology, Somer founded Hera Biotech.

    Somer came to the show today to talk about the incredible solution that Hera Biotech is bringing to the women’s health field, how it works, what’s the science behind it, and how it can drastically improves women’s lives.

    Somer did a wonderful job at breaking everything down, and explaining how the tech works, and make it super easy to understand, so you can use this information when talking with your health care provider.

    Somer and I talked about:
    ⚛️ Somer’s why: why she chose to join this venture
    ⚛️ What non-invasive diagnosis solution Hera Biotech is offering for diagnosing endometriosis
    ⚛️ How this solution makes a confirmed diagnosis - and thus treatment - of endometriosis more accessible
    ⚛️ The tech and science behind the Hera Biotech diagnosis solution
    ⚛️ How it is different from a laparoscopy

    Connect with Somer and learn more about Hera Biotech:
    👉 https://www.herabiotech.com/
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herabiotech/
    👉 Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeraBiotech
    👉 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hera-biotech/

    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 - group coaching program. It’s a 12-week self-paced online program designed for Moms like you who want to take back control of their health

    • 30 min
    Episode 58: Eating for less brain fog and more energy with Becky Bell, RD and gut health expert

    Episode 58: Eating for less brain fog and more energy with Becky Bell, RD and gut health expert

    In today’s episode Becky Bell, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Gut Health Expert, and Mom of 3 is coming to the show!

    Her passion is helping others develop a way of eating and living that leads to freedom and authentic living.

    Her goal is to help people find relief from chronic digestive issues that are holding them hostage, so they can be free to pursue their goals and dreams without stressing about food. Becky has 15 years of experience as a dietitian and has training in integrative and functional medicine, which allows her to get to the root of her client’s digestive symptoms, and help them find lasting relief.

    She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is also trained as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider and Certified L.E.A.P. Therapist.

    Becky accepted to come to the show today to talk about how food choices can play on our energy level, and ability to focus. We’ll go over why new Moms like you have to deal with brain fog and fatigue - other than sleep deprivation, how supporting gut health can make a whole difference, why managing stress is so important, and more!

    Becky and I talked about:
    🍉 Why do new Moms like you have to deal with brain fog and fatigue - other than sleep deprivation
    🍉 How supporting gut health can make a whole difference
    🍉 The best foods and supplements to nourish your gut and where to start
    🍉 How stress, chronic inflammation, and brain fog are connected
    🍉 Why managing stress is so important and some easy daily practice to get you started

    Connect with Becky:
    👉 http://www.rootednutritiontherapies.com
    👉 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rooted.dietitians/
    👉 Free symptom relief guide: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/618460c4db5bc2b4fb3087f7

    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 - group coaching program. It’s 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://bonjo

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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!

MegOutside ,

Excellent!

Love the podcast! Leslie is wonderful and covers such important topics relating to health and wellness for moms and babies.