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The Nitty Gritty of Postpartum

Show Notes:

[2:25] Our Reviewer of the Week, _smileyriley_, said "This podcast was one of the most fantastic resources throughout my entire pregnancy and helped me feel very prepared and informed ahead of my birth this past spring. I had a spectacular birth experience and was able to navigate conversations with my providers confidently to ensure that my baby and I were safe but that my preferences and values were adhered to and respected. I showed this podcast to my doula and will continue telling friends and family about it any chance I get!"

[4:05] This week's episode is going to be really helpful for moms who are currently pregnant and/or immediately postpartum! This is one of those episodes that you can listen to again and again, and then tuck away for when you need it.

[6:57] We're going to start with what to expect when you get home. We've covered what happens immediately postpartum to your body before! See episodes below. Remember when you get...

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Postpartum Doula, Gigi Vincent, Answers Your Questions!

Show Notes

[1:11] Our Reviewer of the Week is ashking223, and she says “I found this podcast at six weeks pregnant while bedridden due to my HG pregnancy. This has been the most helpful podcast with so much amazing information in every episode. I want to let every mom-to-be know about it. I'm 27 weeks now!”

[1:51] My guest is Gigi Vincent, a postpartum doula, newborn care specialist, and host of the Ready for Baby podcast located in Orange County, CA. She is committed to shifting the disparity between the amount of focus most families place on birth versus preparing for the fourth trimester.  She is a strong advocate of preparing for postpartum by investing in maternal support instead of fancy baby equipment. Gigi empowers families so that once your baby arrives, they can focus on resting and bonding, instead of researching or stressing. Knowing there isn’t one right way to have and raise a tiny human, Gigi works with parents as they find their way to thrive...

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Let's Talk about Pelvic Floor Exercises, Diastasis Recti, and Holistic Approaches to Infertility with Dr. Lizzie Kieffer, DPT

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[1:10] Our reviewer of the week, MadStidham, says: “At 33 weeks pregnant I realized “Holy cow, I really don’t like some of the things that went down with my first labor/delivery,” and I started trying to find resources on natural hospital births. Enter this podcast! I started listening about a week ago (I am almost 36 weeks at this point). I am SOOOO happy I found this podcast, it’s exactly what I was looking for and I feel more informed and excited about my birth with each listen! I’m confident that I can have the birth I want!”

You guys, these are the reviews I live for! By the time this episode airs, you will have had your baby, and I hope you share your birth story with me and our listeners!

We tend to think of pelvic floor exercises as something you do postpartum. This week's guest, Dr. Lizzie, DPT, talks about how crucial it is to prepare your body before and during pregnancy! We talk about pelvic floor therapy, diastasis...

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Kim West, The Sleep Lady, Talks All Things Baby Sleep with Practical Tips and Loving Advice

Show Notes:

[1:11] Our reviewer of the week, Epultar, said: “Game Changer for a first birth! I listened to every episode during my first pregnancy 2 years ago. About to go through it all again with my second pregnancy. This podcast and Stephanie’s Instagram really helped me feel like such a strong & educated mama when it came down to delivery. I don’t think it would’ve gone as smoothly as it did without her. Now I know what I’m capable of and I’m not scared at all for the next one. Thank you so much for all of this helpful information.”

Thank you for your review and congrats on pregnancy #2!

Parents get so much "advice" on what to do and what not to do when it comes to baby sleep. Kim West, author and sleep coach, takes a gentle baby-led approach to creating sleep habits that will guide you and your family on your sleep journey.

[1:51] I’m excited to have Kim West here with me talking about newborn sleep! We talk about what...

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The Evidence-Based Information You Need to Know about Real Food, Pregnancy Diets, & Postpartum Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RDN

Show Notes:

Join me this week as we uncover the evidence-based information that you need to know when it comes to your diet and nutrition while pregnant! You'll be shocked to see the difference between what your OB is telling you to eat versus what you should actually be eating!

[1:13] GIVEAWAY: As a bonus to thank you for listening to this episode and to ensure you get everything you can out of learning about prenatal nutrition, I am giving away a copy of our guest’s book, Real Food for Pregnancy! All you have to do is leave a review for The Pregnancy & Birth Made Easy podcast. Screenshot it and send it to [email protected]!

[2:33] Our reviewer of the week is, atap123, and she says: “I only wish I found this podcast earlier! I found this podcast at 37 weeks, and I have faithfully listened to an episode a day. Helped me remember so many things about birth that I forgot about since my first. And I love that it’s non-judgmental and open to all...

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Postpartum Checklist for Mom

 Show Notes:

[1:11] Our reviewer of the week, lulu_daisy_1001, said: “This was the first podcast I listened to when I found out I was pregnant. Information was presented in such a fair, balanced, and non-judgmental way. In particular, I LOVED hearing different birth stories - they reinforce what an amazing and positive experience birth should be! I had a beautiful, natural birth on my own terms armed with so much knowledge from this podcast!”

This is exactly what I hope every single mom is able to say at some point. That you had a positive birth experience, whatever that looks like for you, and that the podcast was part of that knowledge and preparation. 

 A few weeks ago, I felt a little down trying to balance all the roles of being a mom, running a business, homeschooling, being a wife, and just life in general. But I read a few reviews, and it reminded me of why I do this! I have such a great desire to help other women through birth and postpartum....

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The First 24 Hours Postpartum: Mom & Baby

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What can I expect in the first 24 hours after my baby is born? For mom, we’ll talk about all the things such as afterbirth, tearing, and what’s going on with your body. For baby, we’ll talk about tests, medical procedures, and even paperwork! 

Our reviewer of the week, evitakay, said: “Love. I like to determine quality, reliability, truthfulness of podcasts and blogs, etc. by listening to or reading about something they talk about that I’ve already researched and come to a conclusion on myself. The vaccine episode is what hooked me with this podcast. Everything was laid out effectively and succinctly, and was EXACTLY in line with the research I’d found. And it was especially refreshing to hear the information given in an unbiased way. Fantastic.”

Truly, this is the goal with my podcast! I try to present all of the information so you can make an informed choice! (Our vaccine podcast is Episode 90, in case you wanted to...

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Birth Story: Unmedicated, Hospital Birth with Sally Steffy

Sally shares her unmedicated, hospital birth experience despite dealing with family loss the same week she went into labor. She talks about the goodness of God and how her experience of giving birth has brought her and her husband closer than ever before. We also talk about a few small things to have with you during labor that will help you keep your energy up, keep you hydrated, and distract you from the pain of contractions. I hope this episode speaks to your heart the way it spoke to mine!

Show Notes:

[1:11] Our reviewer of the week is KylieDilulo, and she says, “Best birthing preparation podcast! This is hands down my favorite birthing podcast!” She recently gave birth to a 9 lb 4 oz boy in a birthing center. She credits her "absolutely perfect and amazing in every way" birth to all of her preparation and the My Essential Birth podcast. She knew she always wanted an unmedicated birth, and this podcast gave her the tools and knowledge to...

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The Magic of Postpartum Doulas, with Sariah Wight

As a mother of 3 and someone who has experienced postpartum depression and anxiety, I wish I had known about postpartum doulas sooner in my journey.

Postpartum care, especially in the U.S., is absolutely vital. Despite the popular narrative, postpartum care is not just about holding your baby and delivering frozen dinner. While those things are amazing and can be so helpful, postpartum doulas come equipped with extra knowledge, tools, and support measures to care for the whole you because you deserve to be taken care of too. 

I'm so honored to be joined by Sariah Wight, a postpartum doula here in Utah, who is here to share all her postpartum magic in this week's episode.


Show Notes:

1:11 - Our reviewer of the week shares that she loves sharing this podcast with her clients as a birth and postpartum doula

3:32 - Introducing Sariah Wight, a postpartum doula and mother of 3. She shares how she made the decision to become a postpartum doula after experiencing...

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