The New Mom Boss Podcast
64. When You Can Tell It’s the Real Thing - It’s Labor Time With Heather Knezic

64. When You Can Tell It’s the Real Thing - It’s Labor Time With Heather Knezic

June 17, 2021

My guest today is Heather Knezic. She's a mom of two, works as a Labor and Delivery nurse, and is the founder of A Life in Labor, the online platform dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring moms through all of the labors of new motherhood. 

Our conversation is all about how to know when you’re actually in labor. She explains the three-point criteria she uses to identify true active labor contractions, the rule of thumb as to when it’s time to head to the hospital, and even all the ins and outs of receiving an epidural.

Heather had so many great points for first-time moms - she truly is an expert in her work and you’re going to want to save this episode to share it with all your pregnant mom friends!!

She even has a free gift for you! So make sure to give this a listen and head to the show notes page to learn more!

 

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63. Reducing Your Risk Of Perineal Tearing During Childbirth and Sex After Baby With Julie Leonard

63. Reducing Your Risk Of Perineal Tearing During Childbirth and Sex After Baby With Julie Leonard

June 10, 2021

There are many factors that play a part in delivery, and something that can happen in labor is perineal tearing. To help us understand more, my guest today is Julie Leonard, a Pre and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, and the founder of Strong Body Strong Mama, where she coaches women to be mentally and physically fit for birth, achieve positive birth experiences and encourage easier recoveries.

Julie is an incredible coach with so much knowledge, and is offering my listeners a discount to her one of her online programs! 👉 Listen now and get your code today!

Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/63

 

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62. Breaking the Myths of The Pregnancy Do-Not-Eat List With The Food Doula, Lindsay Taylor

62. Breaking the Myths of The Pregnancy Do-Not-Eat List With The Food Doula, Lindsay Taylor

June 3, 2021

Today on the podcast, my guest is Lindsay Taylor, a pregnancy and postpartum nutrition coach, doula, and author of The Food Doula Cookbook. Her focus is to support women by eliminating the guilt and rules we so often hear around food!

She answers popular questions like:

  • Do prenatal vitamins meet all our nutritional needs?
  • How true is the Do-Not-Eat list?
  • How do pregnant women approach nutrition if they’re vegan?
  • What is the role of food in the postpartum period?

And so much more! 

Lindsay really busted a few myths in our conversation, so my hope is that it will help you feel confident and informed on the best way to nourish your body during pregnancy! Listen now!

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61. One Small Step to Start Creating a Non-Toxic Home With Megan Mikkelsen

61. One Small Step to Start Creating a Non-Toxic Home With Megan Mikkelsen

May 27, 2021

As a new mom, I know you would do anything to keep your baby safe! But did you realize that the very place we think they’re safest (snuggled safely at home), could potentially be an incredibly toxic environment??

This is what my guest, Megan Mikkelsen, and I discuss in this latest episode! 

Megan is the owner of Detox By Design and host of the Toxin-Free Talk podcast, where she helps women reduce any confusion around living a toxic-free lifestyle.

In our conversation, Megan shares more about her company and her heart for helping women make better choices for their families, as well as why making the switch to toxic-free products is crucial to our health and wellness. Listen now!

 

Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/61

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60. [The Real New Mom Stories] Unplanned C-Section And Buying All The Baby Stuff With Hannah Klein

60. [The Real New Mom Stories] Unplanned C-Section And Buying All The Baby Stuff With Hannah Klein

May 20, 2021

I am back with the final episode in The Real New Mom Stories series!!

 

My guest today is Hannah Klein, a new mom, nurse, and wife whose birth experience was not at all what she had planned or expected. She had done her research, had a team, bought all the stuff - but one emergency c-section later and Hannah realized how unprepared she truly felt.

 

Listen to our conversation as we talk about what happened during her labor and delivery, how that affected her in the fourth trimester, and hear her advice for new moms during pregnancy!

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59. [The Real New Mom Stories] The Hospital Class Was Good But It Didn’t Have Everything With Marie Zaldivar

59. [The Real New Mom Stories] The Hospital Class Was Good But It Didn’t Have Everything With Marie Zaldivar

May 13, 2021

We are in our fourth episode of The Real New Mom Stories series! And I think this one might surprise you!

My guest is Marie Zaldivar, a wife and mom of two, and we discuss the gap in education provided in hospital birth classes!

Take a listen to find out more about Marie’s preparation journey for motherhood, the ups and downs of breastfeeding, and the things she wishes she had known the first time!

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58. [The Real New Mom Stories] Home Water Birth and Increasing Business Sales During First Pregnancy With Riley Kinworthy

58. [The Real New Mom Stories] Home Water Birth and Increasing Business Sales During First Pregnancy With Riley Kinworthy

May 6, 2021

Have you ever felt this little voice inside telling you to stop? That’s exactly what happened to Riley Kinworthy, my next guest on The Real New Mom Stories series!

Riley is the Founder & CEO of Rebel Boss, a fitnesspreneur business accelerator that helps women to build high-impact, high-revenue businesses. She is also a mom to her 18-month old son, Leo.

Riley began her pregnancy like most moms, but looking back on her experience, there were several things she wishes had been different! From her practitioner selection to the way she handled hurtful comments after choosing a homebirth, Riley believes there were lots of opportunities to better prepare herself for delivery and the fourth trimester.

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Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/58

57. [The Real New Mom Stories] Work Decisions After Baby + Winging It To Prepare for Baby With Gretchen Zalamea

57. [The Real New Mom Stories] Work Decisions After Baby + Winging It To Prepare for Baby With Gretchen Zalamea

April 29, 2021

In today’s conversation with Gretchen, she shares with us how she prepared for her pregnancies with her “let’s wing it” approach. We talk more about how she believes this affected her delivery and get honest about the things that might have been different had she been more prepared.

 

We also talk about gearing up to go back to work postpartum. Gretchen had to find her own version of balance in this season and has some valuable insight for moms who are looking to return to the workforce.

 

Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/57

56. [The Real New Mom Stories] The Preparation Journey and Sex After Baby With Melissa Klein

56. [The Real New Mom Stories] The Preparation Journey and Sex After Baby With Melissa Klein

April 22, 2021

I am so excited to finally share the first episode in a new series called The Real New Mom Stories! Today’s guest is Melissa Klein, a friend of mine, living in L.A. with her husband and 6-month old son, Jackson. Our discussion focuses on how she personally prepared for the birth of her son, the tools she utilized, the ups and downs of breastfeeding, and even the unexpected realities of “sex after baby”. I know her story will resonate with you, so give it a listen!

Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/56

55. Safe Re-Entry Into Exercise After Having A Baby With Peri Hughes

55. Safe Re-Entry Into Exercise After Having A Baby With Peri Hughes

April 15, 2021

Have you heard conflicting ideas about when new moms can return to exercise? You’re not alone. Many women, myself included, have been wondering what that really looks like postpartum. But in today’s episode, I’m joined by Peri Hughes to finally set the record straight!

She is a dancer-turned-fitness professional and founder of PH Method, where she is helping women feel strong and empowered through her Live and On-Demand classes. Listen now to hear her story and all her tips on a safe re-entry into exercise!


Show Notes Link: https://www.newmomboss.com/55

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