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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: September, 2016
Sep 20, 2016

Today I was so happy to have Rachel Rambach back on the podcast.  You may remember her first episode where we talked about her son Parker's postpartum year.  Now that her daughter, Mia is one, I wanted to have her back on to talk about how that postpartum year was different than her first. Rachel is a board certified music therapist, business owner, blogger and fellow podcaster.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • How her daughter flipped transverse during labor and then flipped back
  • Another plug for the importance of doulas!
  • Watching your oldest child become a sibling
  • Watching her business expand during her daughter's postpartum year
  • How we beat ourselves up for not being present enough
  • The challenge of caring for both kids at once
  • Letting go of the guilt of putting kids in childcare to allow more space for work
  • The importance of having people to help with your older child so you can bond with the new baby
  • The physical demands of these little years
  • The importance of asking for help - and particularly from your partner!

Make sure you check out Rachel's podcast, Guitars and Granola Bars as well as her business, Music Therapy Connections.

This episode of the Postpartum Podcast is sponsored by Earth Mama Angel Baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby has been safely nurturing pregnant women and babies for over a decade with trusted, certified organic and natural herbal products formulated to support the entire journey of childbirth, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and baby care, and even baby loss. Listeners can get 20% off your order with the code"Postpartum20" at checkout.  

You can find the show wherever you find your podcasts, or stream it here.

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As always, please consider subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes here. Your reviews really help the show out because they allow it to be more visible so that we can reach more moms. 

Do you shop on Amazon?  Use this link and do your shopping as you always would and the show will get a teeny tiny kickback. 

The podcast is also sponsored by Audible.com.  To get your FREE audiobook and 30-day trial, please go tohttp://www.audibletrial.com/postpartum   

You can also support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon.  No donation is too small, for as little as $1 per episode, you can make a huge difference for the show.  Click here to learn more. 

Thank you SO much for your support!

Sep 13, 2016

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Lisa Abramson. Lisa is an entrepreneur, speaker, executive coach and maternal mental health advocate. She co-founded Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, which teaches high potential women leaders how to create sustainable success. The New MBA has been taught to thousands of women, and at Google, Cisco, Salesforce, Mattel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, The Stanford Graduate School of Business and many other organizations. 

Abramson has given a Tedx talk on her experience with Postpartum Psychosis and Depression and been featured in Fast Company, sharing 5 Ways To Lean In Without Burning Out. Lisa was recently honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide by EBW.

Over 12,000 people have taken part in Mindfulness Based Achievement’s free 10 Day Meditation Challenge. Lisa graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and daughter.

In her episode we talk about:

·      Postpartum Psychosis

·      Wondering if postpartum mood disorders can correlate with Type A personalities

·      Knowing that it can really truly happen to anyone, it’s rare, but it happens

·      Starting a company right when she got pregnant

·      Pain versus suffering in labor

·      The delusions and suicidal thoughts that can happen during postpartum psychosis

·      How she thought her husband was taking her to the hospital and she thought he was taking her to jail

·      Her outpatient clinic experience meeting other people who’ve gone through the same thing

·      The importance of reveling in the little stuff

·      The importance of protecting your sleep

Check out her company Mindfulness Based Achievement.

Be sure to check out her Tedx Talk also, here.​

Also, here is the Brene Brown Ted Talk we mentioned.

 

This episode of the Postpartum Podcast is sponsored byEarth Mama Angel Baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby has been safely nurturing pregnant women and babies for over a decade with trusted, certified organic and natural herbal products formulated to support the entire journey of childbirth, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and baby care, and even baby loss. Listeners can get 20% off your order with the code"Postpartum20" at checkout.  

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As always, please consider subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes here. Your reviews really help the show out because they allow it to be more visible so that we can reach more moms. 

Do you shop on Amazon?  Use this link and do your shopping as you always would and the show will get a teeny tiny kickback. 

The podcast is also sponsored by Audible.com.  To get your FREE audiobook and 30-day trial, please go tohttp://www.audibletrial.com/postpartum   

You can also support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon.  No donation is too small, for as little as $1 per episode, you can make a huge difference for the show.  Click here to learn more. 

Thank you SO much for your support!

Sep 6, 2016

Today was such a fun episode. Kelsey and Sarah are two of my most favorite ‘internet friends.’ We are such kindred spirits, and I always find myself turning to them for Working Mama Advice so I wanted to have an episode solely dedicated to talking about being a working mom during postpartum and beyond. 

A little bit more about Sarah: Sarah is a wife, mother of three, and writer, blogger at sarahrosemary.com, and podcaster living outside DC. She also teaches group exercise classes and provides social media, marketing, web design, and communications work.

A little bit more about Kelsey: Kelsey is a writer, podcaster and full time working mom. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two young boys. She works full time as a science writer for Arizona State University and pursues other creative projects outside of work including two podcasts (The Girl Next Door Podcast and Matrimoney) and writing her personal blog at risingshining.com

In the episode we talk about:

·      How Sarah has made part-time working work for her family

·      How Kelsey decided to stay in the work force full time when she had her kids because she had just started an awesome new job that she loved

·      How our parental leave policies are ridiculously short

·      Part of making creative work possible is prioritizing and what we “don’t do”

·      Ways to fit in Self Care – (Hint, we are all 3 early birds)

·      The danger of comparison or “grass is always greener” in the social media age

·      That we need to talk more about the positives of working motherhood, not just the downsides

·      How being a mother makes you an asset in the workforce

·      The importance of remembering Nothing is Permanent

 

Don't forget to check out their podcasts! 

Matrimoney

Girl Next Door Podcast

Sarah R Bagley Podcast

25% Friends Podcast

Also, check out the two articles Kelsey sent me about working motherhood here and here.

This episode of the Postpartum Podcast is sponsored by Earth Mama Angel Baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby has been safely nurturing pregnant women and babies for over a decade with trusted, certified organic and natural herbal products formulated to support the entire journey of childbirth, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and baby care, and even baby loss. Listeners can get 20% off your order with the code "Postpartum20" at checkout.  

 

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As always, please consider subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes here. Your reviews really help the show out because they allow it to be more visible so that we can reach more moms. 

Do you shop on Amazon?  Use this link and do your shopping as you always would and the show will get a teeny tiny kickback. 

The podcast is also sponsored by Audible.com.  To get your FREE audiobook and 30-day trial, please go tohttp://www.audibletrial.com/postpartum   

You can also support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon.  No donation is too small, for as little as $1 per episode, you can make a huge difference for the show.  Click here to learn more. 

Thank you SO much for your support!

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