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May 9, 2022 58 min

Welcome to the very first episode of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast - a place where you just might find (or hear!) a tiny piece of your motherhood reality! I'm your host, Rae Lynn Minke - an educator, writer, and emotionally-frazzled toddler mom.

In today's episode, we're talking about Pandemic Pregnancies and Postpartum Experiences (because they say you should share about what you know...). I'll share a bit of my motherhood journey to date, as well as how I ended up here behind the mic - talking to you!

The first guest on the podcast is Liza Randolph Hunwick - my very lovely and supportive Birth Doula. Listen in to learn about Liza's odd pivot into becoming a Doula, her experiences working with families and pregnant moms during the Pandemic, as well as her own pandemic pregnancy and postpartum experiences, struggles, and 'must-haves' for motherhood!

1:17 - Introducing The Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast
5:18 - Non-ad Ad / Rae's personal motherhood 'must-have'! (Smash+TESS)
6:47 - 'Pandemic Pregnancy' poem
8:03 - Sharing my story
15:01 - Other moms share their pandemic pregnancy/postpartum stories (Thank you so much, Niamh, Victoria, and Jade)
19:31 - What is a Doula, exactly?
20:35 - Introducing the very lovely, Liza Doula!
55:21 - Hey, to help another mama out? Don't forget to HIT SUBSCRIBE and SHARE THIS EPISODE with ONE other friend, before you hop on over to the latest episode of your true crime podcast!

Liza's websites:

Liza's 'must-haves' for motherhood:
Lavender weighted eye pillows

Haakaa clogged ducts trick

Liza's Vancouver-based Acupuncturist

Wondering how you can afford a doula? Read Liza's blog for helpful tips:

Smash+TESS - Get $10 off on me!
Need a playlist for labor? Here's mine: 'Our Baby is Coming' (I listened on repeat!)

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