Cassie Young from The Bert Show gets open & honest about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. She also shares about her birth experience where her epidural failed multiple times, breastfeeding, going back to work after maternity leave, and how she knew it was time to seek professional help to support her through her mental health struggles.
Savannah shares about her experience as a single, young mom to her beautiful baby girl, Charlotte. After an unplanned pregnancy with an unsupportive partner, Savannah impressively decided to move forward with raising her daughter all on her own. Her birth story started at 32 weeks when she went into pre-term labor which required her to be on bed rest for the remaining 8 weeks of her pregnancy.
After coming home, Savannah noticed that her daughter had a tongue tie and a dairy intolerance that made breastfeeding very difficult. They also faced some sleep challenges and are still working through them now that Charlotte is 1-year-old. Savannah's family initially had some negative feelings towards her pregnancy but eventually came around and are now a very strong support system for her and her daughter.
TV Host & Entertainment Reporter, Stuart Brazell, shares about how her first birth experience didn't go as planned, requiring a vacuum and an episiotomy, leading to a very challenging physical recovery. Although she didn't feel like herself for months after her son was born, she was able to successfully breastfeed for 18 months.
Stuart also shares about having a night nurse, traveling internationally with an infant, co-sleeping, sleep training, acid reflux, and managing her fast-paced career while being a hands on mom.
Colleen and her husband were planning on an unmedicated hospital birth, but were shocked when their son flipped into a breech position at 37 weeks gestation. While this resulted in an unplanned C-section, Colleen still had a very positive birth experience.
Shortly after giving birth she was diagnosed with postpartum preeclampsia which presented its own set of challenges. Impressively through it all she was still able to breastfeed until she had a drop in supply and needed to supplement with formula. Colleen also shares how she struggled with going back to work at 8 weeks postpartum and why she chose not to sleep train her son.
Samantha from the hysterical and relatable blog & Instagram account, @mommy.realist shares about her positive birth experience, challenges with breastfeeding, success with sleep training, traveling internationally with a newborn, and how she and her husband navigated changes in their relationship after having a baby.
Candace shares about her struggle with the idea of becoming a mother of two, a surprise unmedicated birth, and success with feeding on demand. She also talks about coping with anxiety during pregnancy, choosing not to sleep train either of her babies, and staying true to what felt was right for her family throughout her motherhood journey.
On today’s episode, Miranda Alcaraz shares about her two unmedicated births, switching to a home birth just weeks before her due date because of Covid regulations, a surprise first pregnancy that changed her perspective on motherhood entirely, and how “owning it” impacted her career for the better. She also talks about her breastfeeding journey, struggles with body image, sleep challenges, and how she learned to love motherhood more than she could have ever imagined.
Stephanie shares about her daughter's premature birth at 32 weeks via emergency C-section, challenges they faced with feeding & acid reflux, transitioning back to work after maternity leave, and ultimately deciding to leave her career when her daughter was 18 months old.
On this episode, we learn about Amanda's PCOS diagnosis when she was in her teens, her struggle with years of infertility, and how she was eventually able to have two successful pregnancies. She also shares about her C-section, VBAC, sleep training, and navigating having two under two with minimal outside support due to Covid.
Catherine, shares about her two differing birth experiences, navigating how to feed her twins, exclusively pumping, wishing she hadn’t put so much pressure on herself about transitioning to formula, following a sleep routine, and getting the support of a night doula.
Morning radio show co-host, Falen Bonsett, shares about her positive birth experience, dealing with hemorrhoids, overcoming irrational fears, feeling mom guilt about her husband stepping in as the primary nighttime caretaker due to her career’s demands, and success with sleep training.
Katie shares her story of two unmedicated hospital births, being a naturally minded mom, dealing with extreme colic with both of her children, feeding challenges, strain on her relationship with her husband, and the importance of learning to value the perspectives others bring when caring for your babies.
Arielle shares her story of a traumatic birth experience, postpartum hemorrhage, divorce, and success with sleep training her daughter after 4 months of being up every two hours with her.
Sarah shares her experiences with an unmedicated hospital birth, difficulty with bonding with her baby, following a sleep routine, and learning to put her challenging childhood behind her by having a daughter of her own.
Brooke from @thesouthernishmama shares about her 3 different birth experiences, recovery from a third degree tear, dealing with postpartum depression & postpartum insomnia with her second, and how motherhood helped her find her voice.
Allison shares her experiences with co-sleeping, finding a sleep training method that worked for her family that didn't involve crying, and moving to Italy with her infant daughter for her husband's basketball career just as the coronavirus was starting to break out.
On today’s episode, Liz Price, NICU RN, Certified Sleep Consultant, and Certified Lactation Counselor, explains what a night nurse is, who should have one, when they are most beneficial to families, and ways they provide support postpartum. She also shares about how a night nurse impacts sleep and bonding with your baby.
Mary Jane shares her experiences with jaundice with her first baby, overcoming significant feeding challenges with her second, and undergoing a serious & invasive surgery while 28 weeks pregnant with her third.
In celebration of Winnie's first birthday, I am telling our story and sharing my experiences with miscarriage, breastfeeding & pumping challenges, learning how to bond with my baby, leaving my career, and overcoming nap struggles.
Casey shares about her emergency c-section and the emotional toll it took on her, how speaking with a counselor helped her cope with postpartum anger, and ways she handles sleep developmental milestones with her two children.
Food Network Star turned entrepreneur, Addie, shares about her very different birth experiences, having an allergic reaction to her epidural that caused challenges with breastfeeding, managing two kids under two, and starting a business while on maternity leave with her youngest.
Gill Rapley, Author & Founder of Baby Led Weaning, shares her tips and best practices for starting your baby on solid foods.
Jess from @jessicaoakes shares her story of overcoming infertility struggles (twice!), choosing to sleep train her second baby after having a tough time with her first, and coping with mom guilt while trying to balance being a mom, wife, and successful blogger.
Richelle shares her experience with an induction, choosing to have her baby sleep in a crib from day one, success with pumping, and going back to work when her daughter was 8 weeks old.
Raquel, Co-Founder of Funboy, tells her story of a natural hospital birth, balancing being a mom and an entrepreneur, and shares products that helped her children sleep.
Margot shares her experiences with an induction, breastfeeding challenges, and activities that helped her bond with her baby.
Laura Hunter, Author & Co-Founder of Moms on Call, shares her experience of raising 5 children and starting her successful business while her youngest was just 1 week old.
Katie shares her experience with a twin pregnancy, an emergency c-section, having premature babies, and finding the right medical providers.
Kris shares her experiences with postpartum depression, co-sleeping and building a strong support system.
Colleen shares her experiences with a c-section, feeding challenges, traveling internationally with a newborn, and changing family dynamics.
Hannah shares her experiences with c-section recovery, having babies 18 months apart, and sleep training.
Caitlin shares her experiences with a home birth, co-sleeping, and handling unwarranted criticism.