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The Postpartum Podcast

In this biweekly podcast, Kellie Edson, childbirth educator-in-training chats with both birth professionals and regular moms about all aspects of the transition to parenthood. Whether this is your first child or your tenth, I hope that you gain new knowledge, insights or just plain old comfort from this twice per month show. This podcast was born out of the belief that with each child born, a mother is born (or reborn) and that transition in all of its messy, beautiful chaos deserves to be honored, supported, and celebrated.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 27, 2015

Today I chat with Catharine Bramkamp.  Catharine is an author, college professor, writing coach and podcast host of The Newbie Writers Podcast. She is also mom to two grown boys.  Catharine and I met several years ago at the San Francisco Writer's Conference. She's hilarious and witty and I loved getting to chat with her about her postpartum stories - especially because she has the great benefit of perspective on those early years now that her boys are grown. We chat about:

  • The benefits of having mom friends close by, within walking distance
  • The benefits of having kids close together in age - hers are 16 months apart
  • The great benefit of building your tribe, it doesn't have to be family, it can be anyone who is supportive!
  • The real challenge but importance of staying in the moment with our babies while they are little. 
  • And finally - why we need to stay away from Dr. Google!

I know you will enjoy her interview, and be sure to check out Catharine's website here.

You can check out her new book, Future Gold on Amazon.

And give The Newbie Writer's Podcast a listen!

As always, you can find the podcast on iTunes. 

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Oct 13, 2015

I am so excited to share this episode with you all!  When I heard Jeanne Faulkner speak on One Bad Mother a few months ago, I knew right away that I wanted to have her on the show.  Jeanne is a writer, registered nurse and strong maternal health care improvement advocate.  She works with the Every Mother Counts non-profit which is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for all mothers around the world.  She is also the author of the book Common Sense Pregnancy: Navigating a Healthy Birth for Mother and Baby which came out earlier this year. 

In this episode we talk about how Jeanne came to change paths from a career as a labor and delivery nurse to that of a writer. We also talk about how her "Ask the Labor Nurse" column for Fit Pregnancy led to her writing her Common Sense Pregnancy book.  

We talk about her very differing birth and postpartum stories with each of her children.  She's given birth with all kinds of practitioners and both in and out of hospitals.  She talks about pregnancy, birth and postpartum during nursing school, and as she took the nursing boards, and even during cancer treatments after her 4th child. 

I loved being able to share Jeanne's knowledge and expertise with you all. We talked about the state of maternal healthcare today and about how she hopes we are going into seeing a shift in the way things happen, and how we as women and moms, as well as practitioners can help make this happen.  

I really think it's good for us to hear moms who have been there already, perhaps have grown kids,  and are able to tell us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel getting through these hard early years of raising kids.  Thank you so much again, Jeanne for coming on and sharing with us!

You can find Jeanne's book here.

You can find her website here

Here is more about the  Every Mother Counts nonprofit.

As always, you can find the podcast on iTunes 

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Have you reviewed us on iTunes?  You still have time to enter this giveaway by leaving us a review. 

Don't forget to get your submissions in for The Postpartum Year anthology

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