Labor Lessons

Labor Lessons

Many women find that their first-time birth experience wasn't exactly what they wanted or hoped for. If you'd like more knowledge about how to better prepare for labor and delivery, or want to know that you're not alone on your birthing journey, this podcast is for you. Every episode shares a real-life lesson learned from a real-life labor and delivery experience. Every episode offers the chance to connect with other women, to increase your knowledge of the birthing world, and to advocate for a better birth next time.

Recent Episodes

Homebirth

E24 Eileen Joy: No One Cares About You More Than You- changing providers multiple times, homebirth with midwife, empowering birth

Feb. 1, 2023

Eileen Joy is the Money Coach for Moms. She's also the woman who FIRED four doctors to have the birth she dreamed about! When she got pregnant with her son, Eileen totally changed her life around. She ate very clean and got …

Guest: Eileen Joy

E23 My Journey With Postpartum Anxiety: Unplanned C-Section, Postpartum Anxiety

Jan. 25, 2023

In this episode, I share some of my struggle with postpartum anxiety. During my unplanned c-section, I was left feeling out of control, with no one explaining to me what was happening. I felt like a bystander, watching birth…

Postpartum Anxiety Postpartum Hemorrhage Retained Placenta

E22 Liz: Postpartum Anxiety Is Very Common- Know The Signs- postpartum hemorrhage, retained placenta, postpartum anxiety

Jan. 18, 2023

Liz from the Golden Hour podcast joins me in this episode to share her story! Liz has always been a planner, and spent a lot of time preparing for birth. She found a birth center attached to a hospital, and loved the welcom…

12th Day of Christmas: Coping With Pain During Labor- TENS Unit

Jan. 1, 2023

What the heck is a TENS unit? TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It works by sending electrical pulses through a handheld device through your body, to your spinal cord and brain. In this episode, I …

11th Day of Christmas: Coping With Pain During Labor- Visualization Techniques

Dec. 31, 2022

How can visualization exercises help you manage pain during labor? They help keep your mind focused, and can relieve anxiety and fear that you might feel. In this special episode, I share a few visualization exercises that I…

10th Day of Christmas: Coping With Pain During Labor- Jingle/Poem Repetition

Dec. 30, 2022

This tool comes from the book "Birthing From Within", by Pam England and Rob Horowitz. Pam calls it a "self-hypnotic jingle". It's a rhythmic affirmation that states an outcome you want. In this episode, I share the story be…

Recent Blog Posts

Birth During a Pandemic

Giving birth during a pandemic means that I went to all of my doctor's appointments alone. I sat by myself awaiting to see our baby...

Ice Cube Exercise

The ice cube exercise will help prepare you for labor by focusing your mind during contractions. Whether you are planning to go unmedicated or know you w…