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Episode 014: Virtual Doulas – What they do & how they can help with Jessica Zablan

Episode 014: Virtual Doulas – What they do & how they can help with Jessica Zablan

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MEET OUR GUESTS:

Jessica Zablan is a Maternity Consultant, Baby Gear Expert, Doula, a Certified Car Seat Technician and the owner of The Birth & Baby Company. She is a Baby Planner University graduate, has completed the National Child Passenger Safety Certification and she is an active member of ProDoula. Jessica has been featured on parenting websites as in Romper, Gugu Guru, Blossom To Be Fit and MBA To Motherhood. Her business is also in the starting phases of launching Virtual Services to be able to consult with families all around the world. Jessica, her husband, their two child and two huskies currently live in Boise, Idaho but are going to be making the big hop over the pond to Italy in 2019.

WHERE TO FIND WENDY ONLINE:

Website: www.TheBirthAndBabyco.com

Facebook

Instagram

TRANSITION TO MOTHERHOOD:

Jessica shares her story of pregnancy at the age of 19 and describes her transition as quite difficult at first. Now that her eldest is 8 years old, she felt that her experience at an early age has helped her support her friends as they embark on their motherhood journies. It also proved to be a catalyst for pursuing a career in the care of mothers during pregnancy and postpartum.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

  • Jessica opens up about her journey to becoming a doula and how her passion for helping parents in giving birth to their babies gives her the capacity to support them in the early days of parenthood. She started as a doula while she lived in Japan when her husband was stationed there in the US military. This gave her a unique perspective on the differences between birth culture in Japan vs. the US. Over time, Jessica became a postpartum doula, a maternity consultant, and maternity concierge.
  • Jessica talks about the reason of her transition from being a birth doula to a postpartum doula.
  • She elaborately explains what to expect if you hire a birth doula, virtual doula and/or postpartum doula.
  • Jessica shares about her virtual doula services and how this set-up works to cater her client’s needs.
  • According to her, many people think that a doula is only for homebirth but she clarifies that her doula services are geared to provide support for all types of birth scenarios.
  • Jessica also discusses what it means to be a maternity concierge and what moms can expect if they are able to hire one.

Episode 013: Healing Your Core with Yoga After Baby with Catherine Middlebrooks, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor

Episode 013: Healing Your Core with Yoga After Baby with Catherine Middlebrooks, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor

 

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Catherine Middlebrooks is the founder of BRB Yoga, and the creator of the Heal Your Core With Yoga program. She helps busy moms restore their core strength and find calm in the beautiful chaos of motherhood.

She has more than 10 years of yoga teaching experience and a master’s degree in experimental psychology.

Catherine is currently traveling the country in an RV with her husband and two young children. Find her at brbyoga.com.

WHERE TO FIND CATHERINE ONLINE:

Website:          brbyoga.com

Facebook:        facebook.com/brbyoga

Transition to Motherhood:

Catherine described her transition into motherhood as a very peaceful period for their family. She enjoyed the process of being pregnant, and thus she felt really strong coming out from her childbirth experience. But as each day progresses, Catherine realized that her baby would be just as hard as everybody else’s. As she tried to get back to yoga, she noticed that her body was not recovering after her childbirth.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Catherine explains why and how some of the yoga poses she practices on a regular yoga setting seemed to be contributing in maintaining instability in the core. In addition, she explains the cause of abdominal separation.

As she started to learn more about this, it started to impact the way her business evolved. She realized that there are lots of online yoga programs out there where you can get quick videos from various online sites but what isn’t out there is a really good resource for how you can do yoga in a way that not only is safe for diastasis recti but actually helps you bring back the integrity of your core and the pelvic floor.

According to her, that’s where Heal Your Core With Yoga Group Program came from. It really was designed to let people use yoga as a way to feel calm and feel strong but also really find proper alignment in their body and find that core strength that they need to regain after they have a baby.

The reality is, there are lots of women who don’t have a separation who are still doing stuff that’s putting strain on their core and their pelvic floor.” ([14:39])

Some of the key symptoms to look for that indicate that you can benefit from core strengthening are incontinence, hip pain, back pain, and just the general feeling of lack of support in the core area. Catherine also shared her thoughts about the 6-week postpartum “cleared for exercise” recommendation and how it affects women post-partum when it comes to having a realistic expectation of how long it’s going to take for their body to function the same way as it was before pregnancy.

Catherine shares that, yes, an hour of yoga a day can help but what’s a lot more determinant of your core strength is what you’re doing the rest of those 12-waking hours. That’s going to have the biggest impact on how strong you are physically throughout your day. Yes, we need to talk about yoga but we also need to talk about the way you stand, the way you sit, the way you move and pick things up. Aside from yoga, she also discussed the common symptoms every woman experiences postpartum that are common but not normal.

Referenced in the Show:

Website(s):

brbyoga.com
PRODUCTS:

Heal Your Core With Yoga Group Program

Episode 012: PCOS, Fertility, Adoption & Body Image with Julie Duffy Dillon MS, RD, NCC, CEDRD

Episode 012: PCOS, Fertility, Adoption & Body Image with Julie Duffy Dillon MS, RD, NCC, CEDRD

 

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MEET OUR GUEST:

Julie Duffy Dillon is a Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert partnering with people on their Food Peace journey. She is trained as a mental health counselor and supervises dietitians and other health professionals to use weight inclusive and attuned eating strategies. She owns central North Carolina’s group nutrition private practice and premier source of eating disorder treatment and prevention, BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy. Julie also produces and hosts the weekly podcast, Love Food. Learn more at JulieDillonRD.com.

WHERE TO FIND JULIE ONLINE:

Website:
www.juliedillonrd.com
https://pcosandfoodpeace.com/FreePCOSRoapMap


PRODUCT:
FREE PCOS Road Map: Your First 3 Steps Toward Food Peace with PCOS

Free Carb Craving Download Just for Nurtured Mama Podcast Listeners! Juliedillonrd.com/nurturedmama


EPISODE SUMMARY:

  • Julie opens up the episode sharing some of her experiences leading up to becoming pregnant, including loss and infertility struggles, and the challenges of caring for a newborn.
  • She talks about her experience after childbirth and she openly shares about what she truly wanted during that time and that was to make a connection with other people. She opens up about how appearance focused comments from others made her feel during that time as a woman, mother, and body positive activist and how invalidating and intrusive this can feel – especially during that time. She also shares her experiences with comments from others after adopting her son.
  • An expert in PCOS, Julie explains what women with PCOS often face when they seek treatment – dieting and weight loss recommendations – and how these recommendations not only make PCOS symptoms worse but can increase disordered eating and risk for developing an eating disorder.
  •  Julie also discussed the relation between cravings and PCOS. She elaborately explains the mechanism behind our cravings and how it correlates to sleep deprivation, insulin production, or even doing extreme exercises that can lead to carbohydrate cravings.

Episode 11: Helping New Mothers Overcome Depression and Anxiety with Stefani Reinold, MD, MPH

Episode 11: Helping New Mothers Overcome Depression and Anxiety with Stefani Reinold, MD, MPH

 

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MEET OUR GUEST:

Dr. Stefani Reinold is a Reproductive Psychiatrist, mother of two, women’s mental health advocate, and creator of the online program, Push Past Postpartum, helping new mothers overcome depression and anxiety. She completed her psychiatry residency training at George Washington University in Washington, DC. While at GWU, she trained in the renown Five Trimesters Clinic specializing in perinatal mental health, infertility and loss. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction and body image in pregnancy and postpartum. Personally, she experienced postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her daughter. Her mission is to encourage new moms to stop suffering and to start embracing motherhood.

WHERE TO FIND STEFANI ONLINE:

Website:

www.pushpastpostpartum.com

www.stefanireinoldmd.com

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/stefanireinoldmd

Instagram:       www.instagram.com/stefanireinoldmd

Transition to Motherhood:

Stefani shares about how she and her husband planned her pregnancy while she was in the fourth year of her med-school. She experienced anxiety, guilt, and shame from the beginning due to a variety of reasons that she discusses in the episode. Being surrounded by a family who struggled with infertility and being in medical school, Stefani found it difficult to open up to everyone regarding her conception.

Episode Summary:

This podcast also talks about Stefani’s struggle with postpartum depression. She highlights the importance of taking the step in seeking professional help whenever you feel most comfortable. She advises mothers to find a support person whom they can talk to first about what they’re experiencing – spouse, friend, family member.

She also added that she wouldn’t want to pressure any mom into getting help when she’s not ready but to encourage her to talk with non-professionals until she is ready. According to her, giving mothers knowledge is power in the situation and it’s critical to find people that you can truly trust and connect with. Stefani talks about a few studies that show that the higher rate of body dissatisfaction postpartum is directly linked to postpartum depression and anxiety.  She elaborately explains the early signs, the cycle, and the predisposing factors that trigger the development of postpartum depression.

Referenced in the Show:

Website(s):

www.pushpastpostpartum.com
www.stefanireinoldmd.com

PRODUCTS:

Push Past Postpartum- online program helping new moms overcomes postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress – www.pushpastpostpartum.com

Episode 010: Living Through Infertility & Building a Community of Support with Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT

Episode 010: Living Through Infertility & Building a Community of Support with Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT

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Liz is an entrepreneur who owns a nutrition consulting business, Shaw’s Simple Swaps, and is the founder of the online infertility support community, Bumps to Baby. She’s a freelance writer for Shape, Fitness, Self, Fit Pregnancy and other outlets, as well as an author of the upcoming Fertility Foods cookbook. Liz lives in sunny San Diego and you can find her doing anything and everything outdoors! She’s an avid hiker and enjoys the lost pastime of roller blading! In her free time, you’ll find her in the kitchen, whipping up the next Shaw Kitchen creation with her husband, dubbed Mr. CEO, or the certified eating officer, of Shaw Simple Swaps!

WHERE TO FIND ELIZABETH ONLINE:

Website:

https://shawsimpleswaps.com/

https://bumpstobaby.com/

Social Media Links for Shaw Simple Swaps

Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Facebook
Yummly

Social Media Links for Bumps to Baby

Instagram
Facebook

 

Episode Summary:

Liz is a registered dietitian who she runs her own nutrition communications business. Most of her clients are from the food service industry and the communication side of the field. Oftentimes, Liz creates recipes on her blog Shaw Simple Swaps.

On the other hand, Liz also shares about her other big passion that has grown over the last couple of years. She runs a second website called Bumps to Baby where her purpose is to create a community to support people who are struggling with infertility.

Liz has a desire to be a voice for people who aren’t ready to speak about what they are going through. Infertility can be isolating so her goal is to make sure that every woman feels that they are not alone. Since she started Bumps to Baby, Liz has started to feel a sense of belongingness that she is not alone by being with these women who also want the same thing as her. She believes that if one can try to be positive, then the positivity is going to be contagious.

Expectations and Experiences after launching Bumps to Baby:

When asked about the things she never expected when she started her Bumps to Baby community, she simply quoted, “There’s so much love!” Through Bumps to Baby, Liz met so many wonderful women through various social media platforms wherein she had the chance to share intimate conversations with them.

 

When asked about how did she find ways to care for herself?

  • Knowing when she needed to be alone – She considers it as a very important factor in her fertility journey. Having time alone is a form of self-care wherein she allows herself not to stress about doing too much or being with others. For Liz, it’s all about slowing down your pace, taking time to sit and just relax even by just watching a TV show or simply reading a book.

Quotes from the episode:

“If you’ve struggled with anything, again, it doesn’t have to be infertility, you have wounds and you have this story to tell and you have something that someone else out there can relate to — don’t feel alone in it.” – [37:19]

“Everyone has their story and don’t feel that your story isn’t as important as the next person because it is and someone else can relate to it.” – [37:40]

Referenced in the Show:

Website:

https://shawsimpleswaps.com/

https://bumpstobaby.com/

Fertility Foods Cookbook

PRODUCTS:

You may order T-shirts directly from the bumps to baby website!

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