The Birth Experience with Labor Nurse Mama

Trish Ware, RN

How do I actually push during labor? Should I get an epidural? Why is breastfeeding so hard? What exactly is Pitocin, and how much will induce labor? Is there a secret to having a successful VBAC? What happens if I poop during labor *shudder*? And oh yeah, how do I take care of a newborn? I know you’ve got a ton of questions and fears when it comes to giving birth. How? Because I’ve delivered thousands of babies as a labor nurse! I’ve seen it all...and as @labor.nurse.mama on IG, I’ve helped mamas all over the world stand up to their fears and walk into the labor room with confidence. The Birth Experience with Labor Nurse Mama is here to guide you through every step of your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I’ll show you how to embrace your inner feminine wisdom and teach you to feel totally comfortable owning the labor room. Your body was made to deliver this baby, mama...let’s face all those fears and doubts and answer those nagging questions — so you can be ready for the most important day of your life! read less
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Pregnancy Unpacked Weeks 14 to 16: Tips, Health, and Emotional Well-being
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Pregnancy Unpacked Weeks 14 to 16: Tips, Health, and Emotional Well-being
Trish Ware, a seasoned labor and delivery nurse and mother of seven, guides listeners through the 14th to 16th weeks of pregnancy, offering insights into the exciting physical and emotional changes expectant mothers can expect during this second trimester. She emphasizes the importance of self-care, comfort, and mental health during this stage. Trish provides practical advice on maternity wear, dealing with body image issues, and the significance of prenatal appointments. She also discusses the baby's development during these weeks, including the beginning of quickening, and shares a personal story to highlight the emotional impact of feeling the baby's first movements. Trish emphasizes the value of connecting with other moms-to-be and advocating for oneself during prenatal visits. This episode is packed with tips for a healthy pregnancy, from nutrition to exercise, and encourages women to cherish every moment of their pregnancy journey.01:59 Entering the Second Trimester: Changes and Expectations05:06 Body Image and Emotional Health During Pregnancy08:48 Baby's Growth and Development: Weeks 14 to 1611:08 Prenatal Appointments and Advocacy12:22 Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Pregnancy13:04 The Importance of Self-Care During PregnancyResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience. If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer...
Empowering Pregnancy Fitness: Insights & Tips from Kim Lecuyer
Feb 23 2024
Empowering Pregnancy Fitness: Insights & Tips from Kim Lecuyer
Join Trish as she chats with Kim, prenatal/postnatal certified fitness coach & mom of three with one on the way, for simple ways you can stay fit during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Kim shares her program that teaches pregnant women and new mothers how to maintain or begin routines that are easy and manageable regardless of their fitness background. They delve into various aspects of fitness and empowerment during pregnancy, sharing insights, experiences, and practical tips for expecting mothers. The discussion also explores personal birth experiences and the need for women to be knowledgeable and well-prepared ahead of their births, and of course, some tangents. “Just remember, give yourself grace. You don't have to do all the things. But it's really important to take care of that beautiful, powerful body of yours.” - Trish00:00 Introduction and Welcome00:35 Podcast Review and Listener Challenge01:41 Kim's Personal Journey and Fitness Program03:39 The Importance of Short, Manageable Workouts11:22 Overcoming Comparison and Embracing Authenticity23:36 The Power of Knowledge and Application in Pregnancy24:56 Kim's Personal Birth Experience and Lessons Learned26:44 The Fearless Birth Experience: Common Mistakes27:53 The Unacceptable Practice of Non-consensual Episiotomy29:53 The Power of Preparation and Knowledge in Childbirth33:00 The Journey of a Third-time Mom33:44 The Role of Online Communities in Shaping Birth Experiences40:04 Exploring the Possibility of a Water Birth42:28 Postpartum Fitness and Recovery45:12 Wrapping Up: The Importance of Self-care in PregnancyMore from Kim Lecuyer:Kim's FREE Pregnancy Starter KitVisit her website: KimPerry.comFind Kim on IG & TikTok @kimperryco Resources: Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then
A Journey to A Successful VBAC: Kara’s Birth Story
Feb 16 2024
A Journey to A Successful VBAC: Kara’s Birth Story
After having two C-sections, Kara pursued a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and with the help from a supportive doctor, Kara was able to have a successful VBAC despite multiple challenges.  Listen to this birth story as Kara shares her journey of advocating for her birth preferences, finding the right supportive provider, and ultimately achieving her dream birth experience. Whether you're pursuing a VBAC or simply interested in empowering birth stories, Kara's story will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.00:01 Introduction and Background00:57 Guest Introduction: Nutritionist Kara Swanson01:34 Kara's First Two Birth Experiences03:43 The Struggle for a VBAC04:55 Finding the Right Doctor and Preparing for VBAC08:46 The Labor and Delivery Experience17:22 The Joy of Successful VBAC26:50 Reflections and Closing ThoughtsSend a DM with the word "VBACPACK" to Labor Nurse Mama on Instagram or FaceBook for a VBAC prep pack with all the tips!Resources: Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of...
Unlocking Your Pushing Potential: Expert Tips and Strategies
Feb 9 2024
Unlocking Your Pushing Potential: Expert Tips and Strategies
Five Essential Tips for a Successful Pushing Experience in ChildbirthTip 1: Don't Push in LithotomyTip 2: Understand the Power of Your BodyTip 3: Utilize GravityTip 4: Harness the Power of EncouragementTip 5: Stay Educated and PreparedIn this episode, Trish emphasizes avoiding push in lithotomy and understanding your body's power, especially gravity's role.She also highlights the importance of the power of positive words during labor and the need to be well-educated about the whole birthing process.For mothers opting for an epidural, Trish strongly recommends the "labor down" approach to decrease the hardship on the baby and the likelihood of episiotomy or a bad tear.Resources: Join our FREE masterclass - The Third Trimester Blueprint: Conquer Your Birth With 3 Powerhouse StrategiesGrab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything; we love ’em and want you to know about them.
Kailee’s Birth Story: An Honest Insight from NICU Nurse to New Mom
Feb 2 2024
Kailee’s Birth Story: An Honest Insight from NICU Nurse to New Mom
Today Trish sits down with her Calm Labor Confident Birth Class student, Kailee, who shares her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.Kailee, a NICU nurse herself, talks about how Trish's classes and the supportive community helped her navigate motherhood, both in preparing for childbirth and managing postpartum challenges.They discuss the importance of addressing both physical and emotional well-being during the stages of pregnancy and postpartum, managing fears, and understanding the nuances of labor.Kailee also discusses her experience of returning to work on night shifts and how it affected her relationship with her baby.Resources: Join our FREE masterclass - The Third Trimester Blueprint: Conquer Your Birth With 3 Powerhouse StrategiesGrab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience. If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything; we love ’em and want you to know about them.
Empowered Induction Decision-Making: Insights from a Labor Nurse
Jan 26 2024
Empowered Induction Decision-Making: Insights from a Labor Nurse
Navigating the Decision of Induction: An Episode on the Birth ExperienceIn this episode, we'll be diving into the topic of induction during childbirth – understanding it and making informed decisions.We delve into different scenarios like gestational diabetes, IVF pregnancies, older mothers, and potential medical reasons for induction. The main point is for women to do their own research, understand the suggested processes, and make informed decisions. It's all about empowering women and letting them know they have the right to say no. Enroll in our induction masterclass for a deeper understanding of the issue. Remember, each situation is unique and needs to be examined individually.More from this episode:Enroll in the Labor Induction Workshop MasterclassGrab your Labor Like A Pro Playbook: Visual Guide to Position for BirthResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience. If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn...
Pregnancy Unpacked: Weeks 9-12 Pregnancy with Midwife Trystan
Jan 19 2024
Pregnancy Unpacked: Weeks 9-12 Pregnancy with Midwife Trystan
In this podcast episode,Trish is joined by Trystan White, a midwife and former labor and delivery nurse.Together, they discuss pregnancy from weeks 8 to 12.They share:Early signs of pregnancyPreparing for the first prenatal visitThe importance of choosing the right healthcare providerTrystan also shares information about common genetic tests during this period of pregnancy, tips to manage morning sickness, and the importance of a suitable diet.The conversation also touches on matters like handling prenatal appointments, testing in pregnancy, advocating for one's health, and the right to change a healthcare provider if one isn’t comfortable.00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction01:01 Reminiscing About Nursing Experiences02:13 Transition from Nursing to Midwifery03:26 Personal Adoption Stories08:39 Pregnancy Unpacked: Weeks 8 to 1212:38 Choosing a Healthcare Provider14:48 First Prenatal Visit and Tests27:05 Dealing with Morning Sickness30:50 Diet and Nutrition During Pregnancy33:42 Scheduling and Preparing for Future Appointments34:44 Choosing Between a Midwife and an Obstetrician41:44 Changing Providers and Final ThoughtsTrish also covers the basics of fetal development during this critical stage of pregnancy!DM @labor.nurse.mama on Instagram the word "PROVIDER" for a list of questions to ask your provider!Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my
A Done For You Padsicle: Julie Dhingra and The Ma Mask
Jan 12 2024
A Done For You Padsicle: Julie Dhingra and The Ma Mask
Join me as I chat with Julie Dhingra, a mom of 2 and the owner/founder of Sacral Garden Skincare.I invited her to sit down and talk about her new product, Ma Pad. It is a truly genius done for you, padsicle. About Julie:After leaving her job as a seasoned jet pilot and instructor in the aerospace industry Julie, a single mom of two young kids, graduated with a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation from Formula Botanica. She then decided to establish a business called Sacral Garden Inc. She looks for more ways to empower women in managing their wellness and self-care. To do this, she aims to develop clean and natural intimate care products for the different stages of being a woman.After a personal struggle with pregnancy, she became more conscious of what she put on her body. After motherhood, she took advantage of her knowledge growing up with Ayurveda and focused on restoring her intrinsic energies through safe and natural self-care practices. Her passion for improving health and wellness inspired her to share her experiences and multidimensional skincare solutions.More from Julie Dhingra:Use the code LNM15 to save 15% off now!!SacralGardenSkincare.comFind her on socials as @sacralgardenskincareResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience. If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my
Pregnancy Unpacked: The First Chapter - Weeks 0-8 Journey
Jan 5 2024
Pregnancy Unpacked: The First Chapter - Weeks 0-8 Journey
Hey there, beautiful mommas-to-be! Join me, Trish, as we cozy up and chat about the rollercoaster of the first eight weeks of pregnancy. It's a journey filled with surprises, changes, and a whole lot of magic. Let's dive in!We’ll talk about those first moments - from wondering if you're pregnant to seeing that positive test. It's all about those early signs, the anticipation, and the big reveal!Ever wondered about the best time to take a pregnancy test or which one to pick? We’re talking about it all - from those early morning rituals to understanding what those lines really mean.Get ready for some real talk about morning sickness (which, let's be honest, is a bit of a misnomer), the first flutters of fatigue, and the emotional whirlwind that comes with them. Plus, that magical moment of hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time.As we move forward, your little one is growing, and so are you, in more ways than one. We’re exploring the physical changes, those intense cravings (hello, pickles at midnight!), and how to ride the wave of emotions.We'll wrap up our cozy chat with some heartfelt advice on taking care of yourself and staying connected with your support network during these transformative weeks.So, grab your favorite comfy blanket, a warm cup of tea, and let’s share this beautiful journey together. It's about getting real, having laughs, and supporting each other every step of the way. Can't wait to share this adventure with you all!Remember to hit that subscribe button for more heart-to-heart talks and insider tips on the wonderful world of pregnancy. Your journey, your rules, and I'm here for it all!Sending you all loads of love and positive vibes, Trish 💕From this episode:8 Essential Things to Do During Your First TrimesterHere's How to Beat Morning Sickness and Take Back Your Life!Labor Nurse Mama's First Trimester List on AmazonPaleovalley Grass Fed Beef Organ ComplexAlso, we'd love it if you would leave an honest review for The Birth Experience Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are super helpful and greatly appreciated as it helps us expose this show to a wider audience and spread this information to more people who need to hear it. We read every review so we look forward to hearing from you! And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates…see you next time!Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you...
Birth Story Unfiltered: Suzannah’s Journey to Motherhood with Calm Labor Confident Birth Class
Dec 29 2023
Birth Story Unfiltered: Suzannah’s Journey to Motherhood with Calm Labor Confident Birth Class
Welcome back to your favorite online spot where we chat about all the beautiful, crazy, and absolutely unpredictable sides of pregnancy and childbirth.Join me, Trish, your fave labor nurse, sipping on my all-day coffee and ready to dive into another fantastic episode!We've got an amazing birth story for you! Suzannah, one of our rockstar students from the "Calm Labor Confident Birth" class, is here to spill the tea on her first-time mom adventure.Trust me, it's a story you don't want to miss!Suzannah's journey kicks off with her bold decision to start a family right out of the high school gates. She's sharing her unfiltered thoughts on being a young mama and why it rocks!Our girl dives into how she juggled her studies with baby bumps and the crazy rollercoaster that is pregnancy.Suzannah takes us on a wild ride through her labor story. From deciding on induction to tackling the big day with some serious sass and spirit. It's a story filled with ups, downs, and all-around realness.(We even break down some of her regrets and what-ifs together, one of the sweet side effects of being a labor nurse mama student. We walk the walk with our mamas.)After the big debut, Suzannah gets real about adjusting to life with her new mini-me. She's talking about the good, the bad, and the oh-so-tiring parts of becoming a mom.Reflecting on her whirlwind of an experience, Suzannah gives a massive shoutout to "Calm Labor Confident Birth" for empowering her with knowledge and confidence. It's all about making informed choices and feeling like a boss!Thinking about embarking on your own motherhood journey? Jump into our "Calm Labor Confident Birth" class! It's where the magic happens.Click the link, join our fab community, and let's navigate this wild ride of pregnancy and birth together. Every Wednesday is a party! Don't miss out on our weekly pregnancy hangouts where we chat, laugh, and share all the motherhood deets.Ready to join? Click here and let's get this journey started!See you in the next episode for more real talk and laughs. Stay awesome, mamas!Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our
Embracing the First Year with Baby: Realities, Myths, and Empowerment with Sharon Mazel
Dec 22 2023
Embracing the First Year with Baby: Realities, Myths, and Empowerment with Sharon Mazel
In this episode, Trish welcomes Sharon Mazel, an internationally recognized parenting and pregnancy expert, author, journalist, speaker, parenting coach, and mom of four with over twenty-five years of experience in the field. Sharing her extensive knowledge on how to handle parenting your newborn during their first year, Sharon highlights the realities of what that first year looks like.Tackling myths around breastfeeding, dispelling unrealistic expectations of immediate bonding with baby, and embracing imperfection.During pregnancy, you have visions of what that first year will look like. Then, baby comes, and those first 6 months are so exhausting - between changing diapers, feeding, and sleep deprivation. All the while, finding the moments to marvel at baby’s first smile and crawls.She shares much more on this in her amazing book, “Bite-Sized Parenting”, guiding expecting and new parents through parenting during their first year with baby. Sharon and Trish share their own experiences and traumas during childbirth, emphasizing the need for open conversations about imperfect help and the challenges in partner relationships.“I'm hoping with Bite-Sized Parenting to demystify the unknown, to give that knowledge so that parents then feel empowered to say, “You know what, I got this. I can do this. It's not so hard.”” - Sharon MazelMore from Sharon Mazel:Grab her new book Bite-Sized Parenting: Your Baby's First YearVisit SharonMazel.comFollow @sharonmazel on InstagramResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you
Demystifying Fetal Monitoring for a Safe & Informed Delivery
Dec 15 2023
Demystifying Fetal Monitoring for a Safe & Informed Delivery
In today's episode, we dive into the essential topic of fetal monitoring, especially during labor.Here's a snapshot of what you'll learn:The Basics of Fetal Monitoring: Discover what fetal monitoring is and why it's important for your baby's health during labor.Your Rights and Choices: Learn about your rights regarding fetal monitoring and how you can make informed decisions during your birth experience.Interpreting Fetal Monitor Readings: Get insights into how to read a fetal monitor strip and understand what it indicates about your baby's well-being.The Role of Movement in Monitoring: Find out why baby's movement is a key indicator of health and how it relates to fetal monitoring.Options for Monitoring: We discuss continuous versus intermittent monitoring, external monitors, and the innovative option of wireless monitoring for greater mobility.Upcoming Live Classes: Get excited for our free live classes in the Fearless Birth Experience Facebook group, starting soon! We'll cover topics like managing labor pain and more in-depth aspects of fetal monitoring.Exclusive Downloadable Content: Listen in to learn how you can get our Third Trimester Birth Prep Pack, which includes a fetal monitor guide, a hospital packing list, and a customizable birth plan template.Support for All Births: Whether you're planning a hospital birth, birth center delivery, or home birth, we support your choice and provide information to ensure a healthy outcome for mom and baby.Listener Interactions: Head to IG and on any post/reel comment 'third' to receive valuable resources that support your journey through the final trimester.Remember, knowledge is power when it comes to your birth experience. Empower yourself with the information you need to make the best choices for you and your baby.Shoot a DM to @labor.nurse.mama with the word "third" and we will send you a Third Trimester Prep Pack.Head to this video to see a fetal monitoring strip class with visuals and comment #third to get our Third Trimester Birth Prep Pack.Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or
Feeling as If Your Toddler will Never Potty Train?
Dec 8 2023
Feeling as If Your Toddler will Never Potty Train?
Allison Jandu and I sat down to chat about potty training. You may not be at this stage yet. But I promise it will come faster than you expect.Being prepared is key to handling parenting challenges, and potty training might land in that category for most of you.I asked Allison what she thinks is most important to know when you enter into what I call potty training H-E-L-L.Listen in as we chat about:Preparing to potty trainUnderstanding child development & signs they are ready.Buying a potty (not the cute ones...)Reading Potty BooksWhen should you start training?The down low on pull-ups and so much more. More From Allison JanduAllison is helping to empower parents and toddlers to successfully go through the potty training process in a fun and positive way! She is a mom of two! Evan, 8, and Layla, 6! Layla has Type 1 Diabetes. When Layla was a toddler, she struggled with constipation, which drove Allison to quit her full-time job and become the potty training consultant full-time! She has now potty trained over 6000 children!!!Here is a link to her website and her potty training courses!Follow Allison on IG: @pottytrainingconsultantResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay...
Your Epidural Playbook: Tips, Choices, and Practical Advice
Dec 1 2023
Your Epidural Playbook: Tips, Choices, and Practical Advice
Welcome to another episode designed specifically for all the expecting moms out there. Today, we're diving deep into a topic that's often shrouded in myths and misconceptions: Epidurals.With the help of my long time experience as a labor and delivery nurse, I aim to arm you with all the information you need to make empowered choices for your birthing experience.What's Inside this Episode:What is an Epidural?: Understand the medical science behind epidurals and how they can impact your labor.The Best Timing for an Epidural: Get the lowdown on when you should consider getting an epidural for a seamless labor experience.The Epidural Placement Process: Know what to expect during the actual procedure and pick up some relaxation techniques to ease the process.Types of Epidurals: From 'walking epidurals' to standard ones, explore the options that best suit your labor goals.Pros and Cons of Epidurals: Navigate the benefits and risks, and learn how to discuss them effectively with your healthcare provider.Resources & ExtrasEpidural Empowerment Kit: Comment '#Epidural' on our latest Instagram post to get your hands on this invaluable resource filled with FAQs, checklists, and practical tips. or click this link:Epidural Labor Prep ToolkitQuestions to Ask Your Provider: Don't miss our bonus list in our toolkit where we share essential questions to discuss with your healthcare provider, ensuring you make an informed choice.Final ThoughtsMaking decisions about your birth plan can be daunting, but knowledge is power. This episode is designed to provide comprehensive insights into epidurals, helping you take control of your labor and birthing experience.Connect with UsDon't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. Share this episode with anyone you think could benefit from it.Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth...
A Holistic Approach to Pelvic Floor Wellness – with Jenn Lormand
Nov 24 2023
A Holistic Approach to Pelvic Floor Wellness – with Jenn Lormand
Join Trish in an engaging conversation with Jenn Lormand from Tighten Your Tinkler, as they delve into holistic solutions for pelvic floor issues.Jenn, an experienced exercise physiologist shares her revolutionary approach which goes beyond traditional methods like kegels, offering hope and healing to women facing these challenges.Jenn discusses the importance of a holistic approach to pelvic floor health, emphasizing the body's ability to heal and reactivate dormant muscles. This is amazing news for many of our mamas.They explore the core issues behind pelvic floor dysfunctions and the inefficacy of temporary fixes like kegels. Jenn highlights their Signature Program, an online platform designed to ease related symptoms like back and hip tightness and improve overall quality of life from home.More from Jenn:Visit TightenYourTinkler.comResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links); however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything; we love ’em and want you to know about them.
6 Ways to Prepare for An Unmedicated Birth
Nov 17 2023
6 Ways to Prepare for An Unmedicated Birth
In this insightful podcast episode we focus on preparing for an unmedicated birth.Emphasizing on how you can address your fears and the importance of understanding your “WHY” for choosing an unmedicated birth.6 Ways to Prepare for An Unmedicated Birth:Mindset Matters: Addressing your fears and your mindset happens long before the labor room. Replace your fears with TRUTH, and having a clear “WHY” for choosing an unmedicated birth is essential for a positive mindset.Being Educated: Education gives you a sense of calm & peace to make the best decisions for your during your birth. Winging your birth is not an option.Preparing Your Body: Understanding the power of the pelvis and movement during birth is monumental to your birth experience.Creating a Supportive Birth Environment: If you create a birth environment that is supportive, you are going to feel safe while allowing the natural pain killers that we have flowing through our body to flow.Unmedicated Pain Management Tools & Techniques: Understanding the importance of various unmedicated pain management techniques, including breath work, hot/cold therapy, & the comb technique.Understanding Your Interventions & Your Birth Rights: Like I’ve said before, we don’t just refuse willy nilly. You need to know what this intervention is for, why it is used, and when it is appropriate. Should I say yes? Should I say no? You need to know your rights to navigate this.Resources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my
Revolutionizing Postpartum Care with Melissa Fernandez, the Acrobat-Turned-Doula
Nov 10 2023
Revolutionizing Postpartum Care with Melissa Fernandez, the Acrobat-Turned-Doula
Today we're diving into a unique story of athleticism, artistry, and maternal care. Join me as I chat with Melissa, a former Cirque du Soleil acrobat, NCAA gymnast, and now, a dedicated postpartum doula.Discover how she's redefining postpartum support through her work at The Atlanta Postpartum Doula.What You'll Learn in This Episode:Melissa's Journey: From the heights of Cirque du Soleil to the heart of doula work.The Intersection of Art and Maternity: How gymnastics and acrobatics influence postpartum care.Revolutionizing Postpartum in America: Melissa's vision for new mothers and families.Episode Highlights:Melissa shares anecdotes from her Cirque days and the skills that translated into her doula practice.How athletic discipline shapes her approach to postpartum care.Exploring the Expansion Principle Energetic Practitioner's role in postpartum support.Personal stories of transitioning careers and impacting families.Connect with Melissa:Visit Melissa's Website: TheAtlantaPPD.comFind Melissa on Instagram as: @the.atlanta.postpartum.doulaResources: Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what you learn with your team. See my Disclaimer here! Also, We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any...
Reigniting the Spark: Postpartum Intimacy with Expert Sex Coach Kaci Mial
Nov 3 2023
Reigniting the Spark: Postpartum Intimacy with Expert Sex Coach Kaci Mial
Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Kaci Mial, an esteemed sex coach with a robust educational background in human sexuality and hands-on experience as a support provider for teen moms. Kaci delivers her expert insights into preserving intimacy during the postpartum period, a topic that many new mothers find challenging yet crucial for their well-being and relationships.Here are the key takeaways from our conversation:Embracing Your New Body: Self-Care Postpartum Kaci emphasizes the importance of prioritizing self-care and acknowledging the physical changes after birth. She advocates for attending postpartum check-ups and introduces the idea of using lubrication as a helpful tool for comfortable intercourse during this time.Rediscovering Your Sensuality: Body Awareness Techniques The journey back to intimacy begins with understanding your transformed body. Kaci encourages new mothers to engage in sensory exploration, breathing exercises, and specific massages that aid in healing and comfort. She also suggests the novel use of a squatty potty and mirror work to foster a positive body image.Mental and Emotional Well-being: Psychological Support and Myth-Busting Mental health is as crucial as physical health in the postpartum period. Kaci recommends therapy, creating a robust support system, and engaging in mindfulness practices to maintain a healthy mindset. She also addresses the need to dispel common myths surrounding post-birth sexuality.Strengthening Your Partnership: Communication and Empathy Finally, Kaci outlines strategies for new parents to maintain a strong connection with their partners. Open communication about desires, expectations, and the emotional complexities faced by both partners is vital. She underlines the significance of empathy and mutual support during this transformative phase.For those eager to deepen their understanding of postpartum intimacy, Kaci's tips provide a foundational guide for nurturing both self and relationships after childbirth.Remember to follow and subscribe for more empowering discussions that help you navigate motherhood with ease and confidence.More from Kaci Mial Here:Find Kaci as @sexcoachkaci on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.Visit Kaci's Website: SexCoachKaci.comGrab Kaci's Free Checklist: The Yes ListResources: Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in...
Unconventional Pain Relief Techniques for Childbirth
Oct 27 2023
Unconventional Pain Relief Techniques for Childbirth
Are you an expectant mom, curious about innovative ways to ease labor pain and make your birthing experience more empowering? Look no further! Coping with Labor Pain - Beyond the Norm In this episode, Trish, a seasoned labor and delivery rn and childbirth educator, dives deep into unconventional yet scientifically-backed methods that can revolutionize your birthing journey. We're talking about: The Comb Technique: Learn how a simple comb can be your secret weapon against pain using the Gate Theory of Pain. Trish will guide you through a practice session you won't want to miss. Visualization Magic: Harness the incredible power of your mind! Discover how visualization can reduce anxiety and pain perception during labor, and practice this transformative technique with Trish. The Power of Affirmations: Empower yourself with positive words. Trish shares empowering birth affirmations and guides you through an affirmation practice session. Unlock Your Birth Potential: Don't miss this opportunity to prepare for a positive birth experience like never before. Our unconventional methods are not only effective but also empowering.Subscribe, share, and be sure to invite all the moms-to-be you know.Together, we're on a mission to make childbirth a beautiful and empowering experience.Remember, you're strong, capable, and fully equipped for this incredible journey. Resources: Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our
We Need to Talk About Pregnancy Loss: Forget Me Not
Oct 20 2023
We Need to Talk About Pregnancy Loss: Forget Me Not
Today's episode will be one that no one wants to have to talk about but it is the side of labor and delivery that is not happy smiles and laughter.Labor and delivery nurses have the most incredible job in the world. We have the honor of standing in the presence of your family's most wonderful moment in history, the birth of a family member.But there is a side to birth that many do not talk about, which has to be honored because many parents experience it, and that is the loss of their little one.This episode is dedicated to the many babies who are born sleeping, and as I write this, I am crying because my entire life has been affected by the loss of a newborn.My sister, Michelle, came into this world sleeping, forever changing my mother's heart. In 2013, amidst the turmoil of experiencing the first of three miscarriages, my niece brought her daughter, Alivia, into the world, asleep forever in the arms of Jesus.Grief has left an indescribable mark on my family, touching us in ways words fail to capture.Today's guest is sharing how she is impacting the world of newborn loss and educating those who care for the ones who have been devastated. Listen as we chat about the other side of birth.You can learn more about Forget Me Not here:On Instagram as @the_forgetmenotboxResources: Join our 5 Days to A Fearless Birth Experience and watch 5 Online Birth Classes FOR FREE!!Grab a Free Pregnancy/Postpartum Checklist BundleConnect w/ Trish: On InstagramOn FacebookOn YouTubeOn Pinterest On TikTokFor more pregnancy & birth education, subscribe to The Birth Experience on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Next Steps with LNM:If you are ready to invest in your pregnancy & postpartum journey, you are in the right place. I would love to take your hand and support you in your virtual labor room!If you are ready to dive into a birth class and have your best and most powerful birth story, then Calm Labor Confident Birth or The VBAC Lab is your next step.If you have a scheduled cesarean, take our Belly Birth Masterclass and own that experience.If you are a newly pregnant mama or just had the babe, you want to join our private pregnancy and postpartum membership, Calm Mama Society.Remember, my advice is not medical advice. Always discuss what...