Breastfeeding Interview with Sally Wright, IBCLC

 
Join us for an incredible interview with Sally Wright, IBCLC where she gives you all the best tips for getting the first week of breastfeeding off to an incredible start as well as answering the top questions we received from all of you on Instagram!
 
[6:01] What an IBCLC is
[9:00] How can I stand up for myself (especially with COVID-19)?
[11:55] La Leche League
[19:03] The difference between the training of a pediatrician vs other lactation helpers
[22:50] How to take on the first week of breastfeeding
[23:21] The 3-hour feeding schedule at the hospital is not based on biology, it is based on a 12-hour hospital schedule
[24:41] Positioning when breastfeeding matters
[27:08] Keeping a log of breastfeeding, wet/poopy diapers will help postpartum - *FREE Breastfeeding Log Download Below!
[29:31] Questions from our community answered here!
[29:49] How do I know when my milk comes in and what do I do until then?
[33:49] What can moms do when confronted with being told they...
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And Baby Makes Three: Newborn Procedures

 
We love talking about all things birth, but there a few things you need to know after birth in order to make an informed decision for your baby. This episode goes over the basics of what will be offered or required for baby within their first 24-48 hours of life.
 
[3:54] Delayed Cord-Clamping
[5:19] What cord-milking is and why it isn't a best practice for baby.
[7:52] Why immediate skin to skin has so many benefits for mom and baby.
[9:42] Hepatitis B Immunization
[12:09] Vitamin K Injection + Oral Vitamin K
[14:08] Erythromycin eye ointment
[16:13] Washing your baby - not necessarily a procedure, but the evidence to wait is pretty good!
 
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Communication Pitfalls & Pointers for Birthing Couples

 
Anyone else experience pregnancy hormones drawing you away from your partner instead of closer? You're not alone! This important time in your life may shed light on communication skills that could use a little improvement. So, we've given you tons of examples and incredible tips and exercises to keep your communication strong and open. The best part is all of this will transfer into how you communicate and lean on your partner during birth.
 
[2:00] Marriage + Pregnancy & Parenthood = time to level up your communication skills
[2:25] How does poor communication show up in labor and birth?
[7:50] The most important step in building communication
[8:48] We discuss The Five Love Languages
[10:35] Our first communication exercise for you!
[10:45] It's important to recognize that pregnancy affects both people
[15:12] Two more communication exercises for you!
[16:43] The sandwich method
[20:27] The magic of creating a check-in time
[22:09] The importance of studying...
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Cesareans: When They're Necessary & Avoiding When They Aren't- PART 2

With cesarean rates higher than ever in the U.S., we realize there is a major lack of education about why and how to avoid an unnecessary one, until now. This two-part podcast covers all things cesarean birth: from the history behind cesarean birth, where it developed, why the cesarean birth rate has not gone down (even though it should have), why a provider may recommend one - including which reasons are legitimate and which can be avoided, what you can expect if you have one, and most importantly how to PREVENT an unnecessary cesarean birth! This episode (Part 2) covers everything from what to expect during a cesarean birth, emotions that go along with one, and a quick overview for recovery. Spoiler alert: be gentle with yourself!
 
[1:13] What to expect during a cesarean birth
[7:10] Gentle cesareans
[11:12] Stephanie's cesarean birth experience
[14:20] Emotions that come along with cesarean birth
[16:45] Processing our birth stories
[17:48] What partners can do...
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You Know You're Crunchy If...

 
Whoa, Nelly! Natural living is a slippery slope...one minute you decide to give cloth diapering a try, and the next thing you know you're washing down your placenta pill with a big glass of homemade kombucha. Don't say we didn't warn you! We had so much fun talking about some of the "crunchier" birth & postpartum options- how many of them have you tried? Don't forget to check out our "How Crunchy Are You?" quiz at the end of this post!
 
[1:02] Meme of the week!
[2:40] Cloth diapering
[6:28] Perineal massage
[8:06] Stephanie takes us inappropriately off-topic...
[10:53] The different ways to consume your placenta
[13:38] Drying of the umbilical cord
[14:06] Placenta prints
[14:46] Lotus birth
[15:57] Cord burning
[16:36] Orgasmic Birth
[19:46] Herbal postpartum bath
[21:22] Mother's Blessing
[24:22] Henna
[25:10] Belly casting
[27:11] Stephanie takes us off track again with another great idea....too much caffeine and sugar before #last90days
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The What & Why of Postpartum Belly Binding

If you've ever wondered what all the hype is about postpartum belly binding, or even if you've never heard of it before, we get into the what and why women choose to purchase one or have a professional belly binder come wrap them!
 
[1:15] Meme of the week!
[2:46] Stephanie discovered belly binding with her third baby
[4:25] Belly binding is like a big hug that helps pull everything back in after having a baby
[5:32] Will belly binding help me get back to my pre-pregnant shape?
[6:14] Two different kinds of belly binds (Velcro & Malaysian Bengkung Bind)
[9:08] How long after having a baby does it work?
[10:29] It is great for posture
[12:00] Bengkung bind moves around so it could be a great idea to use a velcro bind as you get more active.
[14:27] How a professional belly binder works with mama and partner
[15:48] How often a mama wears a bind
[17:47] We summarize the benefits
[18:20] Diastasis recti
[19:24] Cesarean birth and binds
[21:12] How to find someone who belly...
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Things They Don't Tell You: Postpartum Edition

Let us take you just a little deeper into the things people probably aren't telling you about the postpartum period. Don't worry, we laughed our way through this episode and we hope you will too! And as gross or frustrating as some of this info may be...it's simply part of the beautiful, messy, "wouldn't-trade-it" experience we call motherhood.
 
[1:19] If we could have a subtitle for this episode, it would be; "The 3 B's: Boobs, Blood, & Bodily Fluids" 
[2:55] We talk about blood flow postpartum, what to expect, and when to wear adult diapers.
[6:13] We talk about "gettin' it on" postpartum. ow ow!
[7:14] The stinks and the sweats. What is up with that postpartum BO?!
[10:03] We get into all the things boob-related. Rock hard boobs when baby has a nice long stretch of sleep during the night, the joy of bigger boobs (for us tiny-boobed people) and the sadness of watching them go away even when you're nursing all the time, the size of nipples & areolas,...
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