15 episodes

The mission of the C-Section Strong Podcast is to support, encourage, and empower moms who've had cesarean births. This is a shame-free space for moms to acknowledge what they've experienced in their births and discover that their stories matter.

Hosted by Olena Danko, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

The C-Section Strong™ Podcast Olena Danko, MS, RDN, LD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The mission of the C-Section Strong Podcast is to support, encourage, and empower moms who've had cesarean births. This is a shame-free space for moms to acknowledge what they've experienced in their births and discover that their stories matter.

Hosted by Olena Danko, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

    Cesarean Birth Story with Hannah

    Cesarean Birth Story with Hannah

    Join us as Hannah Pritchard discusses her cesarean birth and how it affected her postpartum experience. 
    Learn more about C-Section Strong:
    Connect with C-Section Strong™ on Instagram
    Join the private C-Section Strong™ Mamas Facebook Group
    Submit Your Own C-Section Birth Story

    • 52 min
    C-Section Scar Care & Recovery From a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist & 3-Time C-Section Mama

    C-Section Scar Care & Recovery From a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist & 3-Time C-Section Mama

    Amanda Fisher, PT, DPT is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, 3-time c-section mama, and the owner of Empower Your Pelvis - Physical Therapy, Health, & Wellness.
    Amanda discusses her path to becoming a pelvic floor physical therapist, her three different cesarean birth experiences, and answers common questions/concerns about c-section scar care and healing. 
    Connect with Amanda on Instagram
    https://www.empoweryourpelvis.com/
    Learn more about Amanda's C-Section Recovery Program
     
    Learn more about C-Section Strong:
    Connect with C-Section Strong™ on Instagram
    Join the private C-Section Strong Mamas Facebook Group
    Submit Your Own C-Section Birth Story

    • 52 min
    Interview with Alice Pickering, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Interview with Alice Pickering, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Connect with Dr. Pickering:
    Connect with Dr. Pickering on Instagram
    http://momdocpsychology.com/
    Connect with Dr. Pickering on Facebook
     
    Learn more about C-Section Strong:
    Connect with C-Section Strong™ on Instagram
    Join the private C-Section Strong™ Facebook Community
    Submit Your Own C-Section Birth Story

    • 46 min
    Bonus: Ella Goldberg, MPH, LCCE on Advocating for Yourself During Pregnancy and Birth, In the Midst of COVID-19

    Bonus: Ella Goldberg, MPH, LCCE on Advocating for Yourself During Pregnancy and Birth, In the Midst of COVID-19

    Ella Goldberg is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator with a Master's Degree in Public Health. In this interview, she shared tips for pregnant women about making birth decisions during the Coronavirus pandemic. She stressed the need to make sure they have evidence-based, credible information about their questions and concerns, especially during the pandemic. She went into detail about the changes in prenatal care and birth protocols and how to adapt to them. She narrowed in on how to advocate for yourself, how to make critical decisions, and what to know and ask in stressful and emergent situations. She also addressed the possibility of not having your support person with you during birth and how to get through birth if you're alone. Finally, she discussed several ways to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, during this time of uncertainty.
    BRAIN Acronym:

    B = benefits
    R = risks
    A = alternatives
    I = intuition
    N = not right now or never
    Credible Resources:
    * Please note, it is important to know where you're getting information, when the guidelines were published, and the last update provided. 
    * Please check with your doctor or midwife and your local hospital for the most updated policies on prenatal care and birth.
    WHO - World Health Organization
    Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists
    CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (COVID-19 page)
    Evidence Based Birth®️: COVID-19 Updates
    - Under "Parent and Birthworker Advocacy", click on the Sample Informed Consent Form for Refusal to Separate Birthing Parent and Infant to download the form
    Info on Doulas and Stress Relief:
    DONA®️ International
    Calm App
    Workout Resource Mentioned:
    Expecting and Empowered Fitness Guides (for pregnancy and postpartum)
    * Use code CSECTIONSTRONG for $10.00 off your order (I am an affiliate partner)
    How to Connect with Ella Goldberg:
    Ella's "Online Empowered Birth Course"
    *LIMITED TIME: You can use code CSECTIONSTRONG for $50.00 off the course (this offer expires on April 21, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST)
    Motherhood Empowered Private Facebook Group
    Connect with Ella on Instagram
    Ella's Facebook Page
    Ella's Website

    • 52 min
    Bonus: Dr. Marta Perez on COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

    Bonus: Dr. Marta Perez on COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

    Dr. Marta Perez is an OB-GYN in St. Louis. She discussed the current implications of the coronavirus pandemic on pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Please note that policies and guidelines are changing rapidly, so it's important to check your local hospital for their specific policies on labor and delivery and support people. As always, please reach out to your own doctor or midwife for specific questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy. 
    Connect with Dr. Perez on Instagram

    • 26 min
    10: Interview with Leslie Froelich on Infant Loss, A Healing Birth, & Postpartum Mental Health

    10: Interview with Leslie Froelich on Infant Loss, A Healing Birth, & Postpartum Mental Health

    Leslie Froelich is a mother and a postpartum mental health advocate. Join this powerfully vulnerable conversation as she opens up about her journey through a high-risk twin pregnancy, infant loss, pregnancy after loss, a healing birth experience, and her advocacy and mission for postpartum mental health. 
    Resources:
    About POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms)
    POEM - Cleveland Chapter Facebook Group
    Grief Support in Ohio: https://cornerstoneofhope.org/
    Free 24 hour POEM Helpline (Northeast Ohio area): (216)282-4569
    Postpartum Support International 
    Email Leslie: lesliedunstan@yahoo.com
    Connect with Leslie on Facebook
     
    Join the private C-Section Strong™ Mamas Facebook Group here
    Connect with C-Section Strong™ on Instagram
    Share your own cesarean birth story here.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

hotpinkpina ,

Great guests and insightful conversations

I’m so glad I found this podcast after finding most birth and pregnancy podcasts to be focused on natural births or ones with less intervention. I wish she would come out with more episodes because it’s a good mix of guests with evidence-based discussions and personal stories. Looking forward to more in the future 🤞

Rnrojas ,

Grateful for this resource

I am so glad I found this podcast as I prepare for my upcoming scheduled c section after my first emergency Caesarian. So many helpful and informative interviews, I’ve taken something valuable away from each and every episode.

Em_125 ,

Thank you

Many many thanks! This podcast has been so helpful after my unplanned c-section.

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