Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood

Mamas in Training: Preparing for Pregnancy & Motherhood

Giving aspiring first time moms guidance & community from moms who’ve been there. Hosted by Jessica Lorion, a Mama in Training herself. Whether you’re an aspiring mom or a pregnant, expecting woman, we are here to learn right along with you, all about motherhood. We‘re in this together!

Episodes

September 28, 2022 34 min

Rarely do we think about managing our blood sugar unless our doctor tells us there is a problem. However, when we are pregnant, we have to get the glucose test to check for gestational diabetes and all of a sudden stress and anxiety sets in.

What if we don't pass the test, what does it mean? How can we make changes now? What should we do on the day of our glucose test?

Today’s guest, Katie Dewhurst struggled herself with her he...

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When you’re laying in bed postpartum with your newborn on your chest, maybe practicing skin to skin, you never expect that little infant to wiggle off you and fall. This traumatic moment became a reality for one of today's guests, Hayley Mullins, two weeks postpartum. 

This week is Newborn Falls Awareness Week and it’s important for us to realize that newborn falls are much more common than we hear about. Hayley was so empowere...

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What if we experience loss or grief during our pregnancy or around our birth? We envision the birth of our baby to be a joyous, beautiful, celebratory time. However, if loss or grief comes up around the same time, how do we navigate polar opposite emotions at the same time?

For today’s guest, Jessica Patoka, the loss of one life and the birth of another are celebrated the same time every year and it’s impossible to know how she ove...

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September 5, 2022 9 min

Learn how to design your Labor Day in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast. 

 

Resources:

- GET YOUR PDF of LABOR PREFERENCES HERE!

- Listen to EPISODE 101- Finding the Right Provider and Advocating for Yourself with Stephanie King

 

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Learn how to create your Mom Squad for support postpartum in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast. 

 

Resources:

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When we first bring our baby home, we can feel overwhelmed by all the areas to juggle with questions like… How do we manage overnight feedings, lack of sleep, cleaning bottles & diapers, laundry, breast or bottle feeding and so much more!

However, there is a solution… a Postpartum Doula.

After going through postpartum with twins and a toddler at home, Valerie Trumbower fully understood the overwhelm that can come with the start...

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Learn how to NOT lose your mind when TTC in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast. 

 

Resources:

Start with Why, Simon Sinek: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447

 

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For Elizabeth Presta, no matter what level of planning and preparation she did for her pregnancy and birth, her plans still derailed and she still was left feeling emotionally empty. That picture of becoming a mom was not at all what she expected and she instantly started to question and judge herself. 

We have a lot of assumptions about our pregnancy, birth, postpartum and life in general as a mother. We paint a picture in our min...

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Learn the importance of Finding Your Why in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast. 

 

Resources:

Start with Why,  Simon Sinek https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447

 

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If you were doing yoga and cycling routinely while you’re pregnant… that should be enough to prepare you physically for birth, right? In fact, it might not be enough and you could STILL feel out of balance physically when you go into labor.

For today’s guest, Deb Flashenberg, this was her story. She thought she had covered all the bases for smooth labor, but instead, she was in labor for hours and found that her baby was asynclitic...

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Learn why you should "drink from the fire hose" in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast. 

 

Resources:

Gentle C-Section with Dr. Mussalli- EPISODE 113: https://www.mamasintraining.com/ep113-what-to-expect-from-a-c-section-the-gentle-c-section-with-dr-george-mussalli/

Formula Feeding with Erin Moore- EPISODE 74: https://www.mamasintraining.com/ep74-how-to-find-confidence-in-formula-and-baby-feedin...

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Have you ever considered acupuncture?

Whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant or are postpartum, acupuncture can really be a powerful tool.  After years of irregular periods, hormonal swings and severe PMS, starting at a very young age, Michelle Oravitz gave acupuncture a try and she instantly felt a shift in her body. 

Acupuncture changed her life and as a result, she was inspired to help other women through their health ...

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Learn about the most important element to feeling empowered in motherhood in this Quick Training Tip Episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast.

 

Resources:

Listen to My Story in EPISODE 94: https://www.mamasintraining.com/blog/ep94-why-im-not-a-mom-with-a-mom-podcast-with-your-host-jessica-lorion/ 

 

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If you're considering adoption, it can come with a lot of unknowns and uncertainties. For the month of June, in honor of PRIDE month, we're sharing the adoption perspective from a same-sex couple. 

Are you an LGBTQ+ couple that's curious about becoming parents? Maybe you're considering adoption. Maybe you are a single person looking to adopt on your own? OR are you in a heterosexual relationship and want to know...

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Featuring a Replay from 2021:

Today, Kate Roddy and Kim Vopni join us in a fantastic discussion full of insights and takeaways regarding women's pelvic floors. In this episode, they talk about what women need to understand about their pelvis, the different exercises that prepare women for birth, how to remove the stigma around genital self-care, and the appropriate mindset and perspective women need to take when planning pregna...

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What does a Doula do? What is the importance of a doula? Why can’t our partners support us like a doula?

Aside from encouraging you, reminding you of your strength, preparing cool cloths, maybe with essential oils or playing your favorite music, a doula can physically help move and adjust your body to manage the pain of labor and can even supporT you to have a vaginal birth, if you so desire.

While our partners can be there for our...

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How far have you gone to have control or FEEL like you have control over your life?Aside from the to-do lists and schedules, have you ever pushed your body past its limits?

As we begin our journey into motherhood, even before conception, there is SO little control we have and this can feel frightening, uneasy and can even lead us to harming ourselves or those who love us. 

For Josephine Atluri, her long journey into motherhood wrea...

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When you get pregnant, you might start thinking… Now what?! Where do I start? 

There is so much to think about and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. By the end of this episode, you will have a roadmap to guide you. When Type A mama, Kallista Andersen was pregnant, she felt overconfident and was more than ready. However, life didn't go quite as planned and she found herself exhausted and lost postpartum. Then, just ...

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Postpartum Depression is one of the most common conditions in women after birth. In fact, there are over 3 million cases of women per year who are suffering, often silently. Postpartum depression, commonly referred to as PPD, can alter your mental and physical state and can range in how it affects one person to another. 

Today we learn from mental health advocate, entrepreneur and mama, Sasha Nicole and her severe experience with p...

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What is preeclampsia? It is one of the most common pregnancy complications. However, if diagnosed, it doesn't mean that there will be a severe case and can be treated very simply, but if it goes undetected, it could be fatal. So what are the symptoms, who is at risk? And what do we need to know if we get the diagnosis?

Dr. Nicole Rankins is a board certified, practicing OBGYN and a mom of two who has dealt with many cases of pr...

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