Episode 4: “You’re Not Alone” – Working Mama Community & The Importance of Birth Doulas with Kelsey Wharton

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I was so excited to chat with Kelsey Wharton of the Girls Next Door Podcast for this episode. I feel like we are such kindred spirits and we could have talked for so much longer. I hope to have her on the podcast again in the future.

Kelsey is a science writer for Arizona State University, a blogger at RisingShining.com, and a podcaster on the Girls Next Door Podcast. She is a mom of two boys – her second was just a month old when we recorded.

In this episode we talk about the transition from maternity leave to going back to work full time, postpartum blues and the importance of birth doulas. We also chat about the e-course that Kelsey is working on called Radiant Mamas. This will be a course geared towards bringing community and supporting working moms. Thank you SO much Kelsey for coming on!

Check out the Girls Next Door Podcast here.

Read Kelsey’s Blog here.

You can also connect with Kelsey on Twitter and Instagram.

**The website Kelsey mentioned for setting up a food train for new moms was Food Tidings.

As always, you can find the podcast in itunes here and you can also stream it here.

Episode 3: Sarah R. Bagley and the motherhood identity shift and confidence during postpartum

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Today we talk with Sarah R. Bagley, the host of the Sarah R. Bagley Podcast. Sarah is a blogger, podcaster, group fitness instructor and part time working mom of two – with a new baby on the way! On her podcast Sarah interviews guests about pushing past perfection and on what living a “B+” life looks like for them. During our episode Sarah and I talk about piece-mealing a work/life balance together once you have children, the identity shift that comes with going from working full time to being a mom. We also discuss the importance of finding a good pediatrician, how unexpected the loneliness of postpartum can be, prenatal and postpartum exercise and the importance of confidence during the postpartum period. Sarah is a joy to talk to and her confidence is sure to inspire. Enjoy!

You can find Sarah’s blog here.

You can listen to Sarah’s podcast here. 

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Episode 2: “You’re doing it right.” With Emilie Beecroft, Postpartum Doula.

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Today we chat with Emilie Beecroft. Emilie is a postpartum doula, lactation consultant assistant and mom to two. Her children are 4 ½ and 2 1/2 . We chat about how Emilie decided to pursue becoming a postpartum doula, what a postpartum doula does and why a new mom might want to hire one and about some really helpful resources for new moms, both locally in our Sacramento area and more generally. When the weather gets nice again, Em will be hosting her monthly postpartum in the park moms groups here in Sacramento. You can follow her facebook page for more updates. She also hosts new moms groups at Java Mama here in Folsom twice per month on the first and third Tuesday. My favorite part of the interview was what she would tell a new mom – “You’re Doing It Right.”   Enjoy the show!

You can find Emilie’s website here.

Follow her on Facebook here. 

Emilie is also a member of the Capital City Doula collective.

 

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Episode 1: Lesley Miller on the Importance of Slowing Down and Counseling during the Postpartum Year

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In the inaugural episode of the Postpartum Podcast, I speak with Lesley Miller of the blog Barefooton45th. She is also the editor of Kidaround magazine, wife to Jonathan and mom of two. In this episode we talk about how her first postpartum year was rocked by her husband’s cancer diagnosis, how different her postpartum period looked like with her second child, the importance of slowing down during your postpartum year, rest, and listening to your instincts. Lesley also talks about how helpful counseling can be and overcoming her struggles with anger during the newborn period. Her honesty is inspiring and I thank her so much for sharing her story!

A blog post of hers that we discussed was her post called “Dear Mom of a Newborn.”

You can find her blog here.

You can find her on Twitter here.

You can find her on Facebook here. 

You can find Kidaround magazine here.

Please enjoy the show below and you can also find it and subscribe in iTunes HERE.