24 episodes

Join Sarah Bradford as she sits down with some of the world's leading experts in motherhood & women's health, a few celebrity friends, and fellow mamas (like you) to educate, empower, and inspire you along your motherhood journey. From fitness & wellness, to sex, parenting, and even the most "taboo" topics, we cover it all.Sarah is a mother of two IFV babies, a certified personal trainer, pre/postnatal fitness expert, pelvic floor & core rehabilitation specialist, female athlete coach, board certified nutrition educator, and the Founder of LUNA Mother Co - the leading fitness & wellness app for moms.

The MOTHERLODE Podcast Sarah Bradford

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Join Sarah Bradford as she sits down with some of the world's leading experts in motherhood & women's health, a few celebrity friends, and fellow mamas (like you) to educate, empower, and inspire you along your motherhood journey. From fitness & wellness, to sex, parenting, and even the most "taboo" topics, we cover it all.Sarah is a mother of two IFV babies, a certified personal trainer, pre/postnatal fitness expert, pelvic floor & core rehabilitation specialist, female athlete coach, board certified nutrition educator, and the Founder of LUNA Mother Co - the leading fitness & wellness app for moms.

    Raising Health Kids with Whitney & Alex of Plant Based Juniors

    Raising Health Kids with Whitney & Alex of Plant Based Juniors

    This week we sat down with Whitney English & Alex Caspero, the Founders of Plant Based Juniors to talk about everything from how to instill healthy eating habits in our children, navigating picky eaters, the truth about protein, and so much more! This was such an informative and fun conversation!

    Whitney and Alex are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and mothers who started Plant Based Juniors as a resource for families who want to raise their kids in a predominantly plant-based way; and feel confident about the many decisions that come with nourishing children. 
    They know how confusing it all can be, so at PBJs they do the research for you. Whitney & Alex rely on evidence-based nutrition advice, so you know that the recommendations they make are based on research, not dogma. Their goal is to empower parents to make the best nutrition decisions for their families.

    RESOURCES
    Check out the Plant Based Juniors website to lear more HERE!

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, the first all-in-one digital platform for motherhood. From their evidence based fitness method, to pelvic floor & core physical therapy programs, parenting classes, & community, LUNA Mother Co has it all. New subscribers, get your first month FREE using the code MOTHERLODE.

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us online@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts! 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    CBD & Motherhood - The New "Tupperware Party" with Shaina Kerrigan

    CBD & Motherhood - The New "Tupperware Party" with Shaina Kerrigan

    This week we sat down with Shaina Kerrigan, mama of two and Founder of Molly J Life - handcrafted CBD confections, to learn more about some of the benefits of using CBD for things like stress, anxiety, and sleep. We learned so much about the ins and outs of cannabinoids, how to choose a high quality CBD product, how to get your dosage right for YOUR body, and so much more. It's such an interesting episode!

    RESOURCES
    Check out the MollyJ website HERE.

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, the first all-in-one digital platform for motherhood. From their evidence based fitness method, to pelvic floor & core physical therapy programs, parenting classes, & community, LUNA Mother Co has it all. New subscribers, get your first month FREE using the code MOTHERLODE.

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us online@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts! 

    • 54 min
    Navigating Sex & Relationships As Parents with Dr. Claudia Six

    Navigating Sex & Relationships As Parents with Dr. Claudia Six

    This week we sat down with Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, Dr. Claudia Six and took a deep dive into the subject of sexual health, relationships with partners as well as with ones self, why and how relationship dynamics may change after becoming parents, why so many mothers feel like their libido had up and left them for good(spoiler alert - it hasn't) as well as ways to reignite that flame. This was an interesting conversation that certainly opened our eyes and our minds!

    MORE ABOUT DR. CLAUDIA SIX:
    Dr. Claudia Six is the author of Erotic Integrity - in her book she leads readers through ten sexual themes including garden-variety performance anxiety, sexual boredom, newly dating, coming out, and more and reveals three simple steps to a more rewarding sex life: knowing who you truly are as a sexual being, embracing that knowledge, and living it authentically.

    Dr Six has a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA, USA, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, is certified by the American College of Sexologists, and is Board Certified Clinical Sexologist by the American Board of Sexology, which sets standards and maintains quality assurance based on academic achievement, dedication to the discipline and evidence of competence.  For more information on the scope of work she does in her private practice, please click here.

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, the first all-in-one digital platform for motherhood. From their evidence based fitness method, to pelvic floor & core physical therapy programs, parenting classes, & community, LUNA Mother Co has it all. New subscribers, get your first month FREE using the code MOTHERLODE.

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us online@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts! 

    • 46 min
    Breaking Down The Barriers Women Face When Becoming Mothers with Molly Dickens, Co-Founder of &Mother

    Breaking Down The Barriers Women Face When Becoming Mothers with Molly Dickens, Co-Founder of &Mother

    In this week's episode Sarah & Stephanie sit down with Molly Dickens, Co-Founder of &Mother to talk about everything from the effect of the pandemic on mothers, to the disparities in research on maternal and paternal care, to how high level female athletes are unsupported in their journeys to motherhood. Its a very interesting episode, and Molly is a wealth of knowledge so be sure to tune in!

    Molly Dickens is a scientist, writer, advocate, and mother of two. After ten years as an academic researcher, Molly became a founding team member of a maternal health startup to follow her passion for aligning science and education with empowering mothers, called &Mother. &Mother is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the barriers that limit a woman’s choice to pursue and thrive in both career and motherhood.

    As a stress physiologist, she has over 30 academic publications and has extended her work to include support for women during pregnancy, postpartum, and early motherhood. In science, academia, technology and startups, Molly has direct experience with the barriers that women face when they choose motherhood. She has witnessed the impact of a failure to support the needs of the modern family’s work/life balance and the repercussions of a working world that is not representative of women in society. She truly believes that improving the health of mothers is inextricably linked with representation across professions and that women, with all choices available to them, will lead the charge to change societal norms.

    RESOURCES:
    andmother.org
    CNN op-ed -- health benefits of policy to better support caregivers
    & Mother's Instagram community
    COVID+stress+maternal health 

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, the first all-in-one digital platform for motherhood. From their evidence based fitness method, to pelvic floor & core physical therapy programs, parenting classes, & community, LUNA Mother Co has it all!

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us hello@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts!

    • 50 min
    A Mother's Story of Loss with Lynea Wallace

    A Mother's Story of Loss with Lynea Wallace

    *TRIGGER WARNING* - this week's episode talk about pregnancy loss and may be triggering for some listeners.

    1 in 4 people who become pregnant will experience loss. That is no small number. Yet our society tends to shy away from talking about it. We believe these stories deserve to be told, and that people who have experienced loss deserve more support. In this week's episode we talk with Lynea Wallace, a mother of two living children who has gone through three pregnancy losses. She bravely shares her story with us in a completely unedited, real, and raw conversation.

    RESOURCES:
    - LUNA Mother Co's CONNECT Program is a curated offering for those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss to begin to connect to and heal your body through a 4 part core and pelvic floor connect series, restorative yoga practices, and guided meditations, process emotions with the help of mental health experts, and honor your loss with a community who stands with you and supports you. neutral, non-triggering language is used throughout this program. This program is offered on a sliding scale and grants are also available. Learn more about the program HERE or email us at hello@lunamother.co for financial assistance.
    - Hand Online
    - Birthwaves Doula Support for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
    - Walk With Me
    - March Of Dimes
    - Return To Zero : HOPE

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, a curated fitness and wellness app for MOTHERhood. Because we believe you deserve more from fitness. From evidence based fitness classes, core and pelvic floor programs, meditations, and nutritional guidance to parenting classes, LUNA has you covered.

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us hello@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts!

    • 38 min
    Normalizing The Challenges of Breastfeeding

    Normalizing The Challenges of Breastfeeding

    As natural a thing as it may be, breast/chestfeeding can be friggin’ hard! And many new parents aren’t prepared for that. Neither one of us were, that’s for sure! We both assumed it would feel natural and would just click into place. What we didn’t anticipate was the unbearable pain, the problems latching, the endless hours spent pumping, the undiagnosed lip tie, the many, many shed tears, or the feeling of defeat that would come along with it and we certainly weren’t prepared for any of that. Can we ever truly be prepared for what postpartum and new motherhood brings? We certainly don’t think so. We can have tools in our box but nothing can truly prepare you, since every experience is so unique.
    ️What we both wish we’d known then is that our babies would be OK. Whether exclusively breastfed or formula fed, they would be just fine. That they would grow strong, thrive, be healthy, and happy regardless of how they were fed. That our bonds with our first borns would be stronger than anything either of us could have ever imagined. That we didn’t need to be so hard on ourselves.
    In this week's episode, Sarah & Stephanie share their own personal experiences with breastfeeding; their struggles and successes, and ways in which you can find support.

    RESOURCES:
    Nurture by Naps
    La Leche League
    Lactation Matters
    Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
    United States Breastfeeding Committee
    Milk Junkies
    Milk Banking Association of America
    MOBI Motherhood International
    National Alliance For Breastfeeding Advocacy
    Breastfeeding.com

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Sarah & Stephanie are the Founders of LUNA Mother Co, the first all-in-one digital platform for motherhood. From their evidence based fitness method, to pelvic floor & core physical therapy programs, parenting classes, & community, LUNA Mother Co has it all!

    Subscribe to The MOTHERLODE Podcast so you never miss an episode, & catch up with us on Instagram! Interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great fit? Email us hello@lunamother.co Like this episode? Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

Wedy07 ,

All the things we never knew about our bodies after baby

There is so much amazing information on this podcast!!!! Who knew?! It has been so helpful and knowledgeable- it makes me feel normal!!! Highly recommend it for anyone who is thinking of being pregnant, who wants to be pregnant, who has been pregnant, who has given birth.....everyone!

betty71726 ,

So good!!!

I subscribe to their app Luna Mother Co and really love it so when they announced this podcast was coming I was so excited! As usual, these ladies did not dissapoint! So refreshing to hear women be so honest and open about real life. Can't wait to hear more!

03jm ,

My wife loves it

My wife loves this so far and she’s hard to impress. Looking forward to more great content! :)

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