HERself
HERself
Nov 23, 2020
51. HERstory: Kelly Molnar on Having a Baby During the Pandemic, Working Mom Life, and Not Losing Yourself
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This ONE! Amy's lifelong friend Kelly Molnar joins us on the podcast today.

We discussed what it was like having her first baby during a pandemic to how the transition back to work is going to her best tips for not losing herself in her new role.

Kelly's transition into motherhood has been inspiring to watch and we're poised to have more everyday (yet extraordinary) women on HERself...because we know a lot of you can relate to the exact things that Kel is going through.


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Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Dianne Cassidy & Abby Theuring
Breastfeeding Laws
Have you ever worried about “illegal breastfeeding”? Has anyone ever told you to stop breastfeeding? Do you know the breastfeeding laws of your state? You’re about to learn what they are.  Get ready. If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com WE HAVE TRANSCRIPTS!!  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!   *Things we talked about: *Being confused by the laws [3:26] Where to find the laws [7:14] Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019 [8:13] Indecency laws [11:32] Breastfeeding in the workplace – 32 states [12:31] Jury duty in NYS [14:18] Breastfeeding education campaigns – 6 states [16:34] The only breastfeeding law we should have (according to Dianne and Abby) [30:24] Listener homework for the week [37:58]    This week’s shout out [20:19] Rue the Boob Boss IG @rue_theboobboss    *This Episode is sponsored by Cake Maternity and Baby K’Tan   Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out! Find your state here! https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx   https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-in-public/   https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/041-discrimination-harassment/     Set up your consultation with Dianne https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/ *Check out Dianne’s blog here~* *https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/2021/01/17/how-to-relieve-breast-engorgement/* * * *Follow our Podcast~* * https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com *Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~* * Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com * Dianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com   *Music we use~* Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes
39 min
My New Life
My New Life
Lovevery
Intensive Parenting: Why Take a Step Back?
There is a lot of advice out there for parents. Not only are parenting books multiplying in number, they are increasing in volume. And there is certainly no shortage of online resources. Instagram now has so many parenting experts you can get an almost endless scroll of advice.   The abundance of information can be helpful on the one hand. But it can also lead us to think we are not doing enough, making it is easy to slip into over-parenting. This hands-on approach is sometimes referred to as intensive parenting, and its benefits (to both parent and child) are up for debate.   For a closer look at intensive parenting and how we can recognize it in ourselves, Jessica Rolph speaks with Developmental Psychologist Dr. Holly Schiffrin. She discusses all-important parenting skills like how to stand back and allow your child to experience natural consequences.   Key Takeaways: [1:20] Holly co-authored a study called Insight into the Parenthood Paradox: Mental Health Outcomes Of Intensive Mothering. What was her objective in studying this style of parenting? [4:55] Is motherhood supposed to be joyful at every turn? [5:18] The study compared moms working in the home versus moms who also work outside the home. [6:16] Parents who stay at home with their kids often go without the kind of recognition customary in paying jobs. [6:53] The research suggests that mothers who rated particularly high on the idea of essentialism, that mothers are the essential parent, were less satisfied with their lives. [8:00] Holly discusses the outcomes she’s observed in the children of intensive parents. [9:56] What is the difference between intentional and intensive parenting? [11:02] Has the pandemic made parents more or less intensive? [12:35] What are the factors driving this intensive parenting approach? [15:20] Holly talks about parental unhappiness. [16:15] How does parenting in America compare to parenting in other cultures? [17:15] Holly offers advice for parents of babies and toddlers. [20:25] Jessica shares the highlights of her conversation with Dr. Holly Schiffrin.   Mentioned in this episode: Brought to you by Lovevery.com
22 min
Yoga | Birth | Babies
Yoga | Birth | Babies
Deb Flashenberg and Independent Podcast Network
Community Birth Story: Having a Hospital Birth Using Hypnobabies with Cat Acquaviva
Community has always been a central part of the PYC methodology. We come together as a community to support one another through pregnancy and parenthood. Hearing the stories from friends, family, and community members can help dispel fears, normalize the variation of birth experiences, and create confidence in the process of childbirth.  In this episode of Yoga| Birth|Babies, I speak with yoga teacher, doula and my friend, Cat Acquaviva, about the birth of her second child. After a challenging first birth, Cat took a very different approach to preparing for her second and deeply committed to the Hypnobabies methodology. Cat openly and candidly shares how she faced her most difficult moments during birth and how she conquered them.  Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors: You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. Get 10% off your first 3 moths of Ritual at ritual.com/ybb to start you ritual today! Over 85 million people around the world use Calm to take care of their minds and get better sleep. For listeners of Yoga| Birth |Babies, Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at  CALM.COM/YBB To connect with Deb and the PYC Community:  Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter Youtube: Prenatal Yoga Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 3 min
Mom Struggling Well
Mom Struggling Well
Emily Thomas, Rebecca Smith & Kate Ordway
Dog Food Robe Pigment
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) community, head on over here (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
6 min
Get Pregnant Naturally
Get Pregnant Naturally
Sarah Clark
How To Know Which Supplements To Take When You Are TTC
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into the basic supplements you need to know about if you are TTC. There is a lot of information about which supplements are right for fertility. And like most women that I speak with you are probably taking A LOT of supplements. But are these supplements optimizing or harming your fertility? And taking supplements for years and not really knowing WHY or if they are helpful...doesn’t make sense either! As you may know, we take a functional approach to fertility and while supplements are included in our customized protocols (which are based on testing) - they are only a part of the equation. Because there is no magic pill you can take that will out supplement the basics - such as diet, sleep, movement, and stress. That’s why we wanted to talk about the BASIC supplements that we DO recommend for both men and women so that you don't waste time and money taking the wrong ones. Today I'm welcoming Justine Altman back to the podcast. Justine is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is an integral part of our Couples Coaching program - which uses functional lab testing, diet, and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception. If you are struggling with infertility...your body is desperately trying to tell you something...focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success. Justine is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She was diagnosed with POCS and struggled with infertility but after taking a functional approach was able to have both her children naturally. In this episode you'll learn: 1) How to watch out for dyes, fillers, and top allergens in your supplements 2) Our take on generalized fertility supplement recommendations (are they worth your money?) i.e. chastetree, maca, royal jelly, bee pollen, zinc, iron 3) Our basic (these are the supplements you need to be taking if you are TTC) supplement recommendations (your partner is included too!) 4) Our approach with supplements and why they are only part of the equation. We discuss the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, and stress so that you can prepare your body in the best way for pregnancy success. TIMESTAMPS: 05:29- JUSTINE'S BIO 06:19- WHY WE ARE ADDRESSING SUPPLEMENTS * Why taking heaps of supplements can be problematic * Why we are addressing supplements for both men and woman * "You cannot out supplement the basics." 08:58- WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY * The importance of good quality supplements * The harm low-quality supplements can have * Should you buy supplements from Amazon? 12:23- GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS- SHOULD WE LISTEN? * Supplements that might be helpful, but aren't always for everyone 14:10- BASIC SUPPLEMENTS- PRENATAL * What you MUST have in your prenatal 16:34- MEN'S MULTIVITAMIN 17:32- COQ10 18:26- MAGNESIUM 19:52- OMEGA 3'S * OMEGA 3's vs. OMEGA 6's * Anti-inflammatory properties 21:03- VITAMIN D3 & K2 * Why is it important? 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Visit https://www.fabfertilestore.com/ -- Book your Free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery Call here: https://intakeq.com/booking/cZ7XW6 --- Connect with Sarah on social media and learn more about functional fertility solutions that will help you have your baby. * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabfertile/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sesacoaching/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/fabfertile * Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahclarkfertilitycoach/ --- HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! Love the show? You’ll really love Sarah’s resources page - filled with handpicked products/books/devices - get exclusive discounts and support the show by making purchases SHOP here: https://fabfertile.com/resources/ Other ways to support: Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-pregnant-naturally/id1329414094 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36NoCIuODqlo3bQcVDOO02 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sarah-clark/get-pregnant-naturally Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97zsClWDEbgmECB6uLUuiA Player FM: https://player.fm/series/get-pregnant-naturally Listen Notes: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/get-pregnant-naturally-sarah-clark-82DYJtZnFAa/ Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/usiv9-629c6/Get-Pregnant-Naturally-Podcast iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-get-pregnant-naturally-30947830/ LEAVE APPLE PODCAST REVIEW: http://bit.ly/getpregnantreview SHARE: Spread the word! Tell someone else about the show! Together we are strong. 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39 min
The VBAC Link
The VBAC Link
Julie Francom & Meagan Heaton
159 Brittany's VBAC + Finding Peace in Unplanned Cesareans
With her first baby, Brittany knew she needed a home birth. She took no shortcuts to ensure that her dream would come true. From hiring the most supportive midwife and doula to routine chiropractic care to practicing HypnoBirthing to blowing up the birth tub and hanging birth affirmations, the level of preparation (especially as a first-time mom!) was truly impressive. Yet in a matter of hours, Brittany’s years of planning turned from a powerful home birth into a heartbreaking Cesarean and traumatic hospital experience. Brittany shares valuable lessons learned, how she found healing, and her beautifully triumphant HBAC story which was redemptive in every way. Today’s topics include: - How to handle insensitive comments - Breech presentation - Relinquishing control - Postpartum grief and healing - Gratitude and perspective - Mother-baby bonding in a Cesarean versus a vaginal birth Additional links How to VBAC: The Ultimate Preparation Course for Parents The VBAC Link Facebook page Episode sponsor This episode is sponsored by our signature course, How to VBAC: The Ultimate Preparation Course for Parents. It is the most comprehensive VBAC preparation course in the world, perfectly packaged in an online, self-paced, video course. Together, Meagan and Julie have helped over 800 parents get the birth that they wanted, and we are ready to help you too. Head over to thevbaclink.com to find out more and sign up today. Sponsorship inquiries Interested in sponsoring a The VBAC Link podcast? Find out more information here at advertisecast.com/TheVBACLink or email us at info@thevbaclink.com Full transcript Note: All transcripts are edited to eliminate false starts and filler words. Meagan: Hello, hello. It is The VBAC Link. You are going to be hearing an amazing story today from our friend Brittany. We are so excited to hear from her. She had a C-section and then a VBAC. She is from Florida. She is actually a hairstylist and she does it all day. We were just talking about her bio, how cute it is. She says, “Hairstyle by day and mama by night.” We totally get that because that’s how we roll. We are podcasters by day. Julie: Podcaster by day. Podcaster by night. Doula by day. Doula by night. Meagan: Right? Oh my gosh. It’s a crazy life that we all live. But man, we are so excited to hear her story. We do have a Review of the Week. So before we get into it, I want to turn the time over to Julie to read that review, and then we will get right into Brittany’s story. Review of the Week Julie: I am super excited. Brittany, I feel like we could be friends, just from the short time that we have been talking to you before we were recording. Meagan, we have a lot of people we need to go visit, I think, from our podcast. The VBAC Link world tour. Alright, let’s see. Today we have a review from JessieMarie3 from Apple Podcasts and the title is “So Inspirational.” She says, “I don’t even remember how I came across this podcast, but I am so glad I did. The birth of my daughter ended in an unplanned C-section and was very traumatic for me. I’m currently working with a therapist because I think about it every single day and have so many regrets. I asked my doctor about a VBAC almost immediately because I just knew something was missing, if that makes any sense. This podcast makes me feel so empowered and prepared for my VBAC, and I’m not even pregnant again yet. I tear up a little bit with each birth story and hope I can share my VBAC story on your podcast someday, whenever it happens!” Oh, that makes me so happy. I love it when people find us before they are even pregnant again. After their C-section, they just know they want a VBAC. I love that so much. It gives me major warm and fuzzies. If you haven’t had a chance, we would absolutely love for you to leave a review of the podcast. We show up on Google. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts and you can always on Facebook. We haven’t gotten Facebook reviews in a little while. It’s been a little while. Meagan: It has been. Julie: We’ve seen lots from Apple Podcasts and a few from Google. If you are hanging out with us on Facebook, go ahead and give us a five-star rating over there. It would make our day. Episode sponsor Julie: Do you want a VBAC but don’t know where to start? It’s easy to feel like we need to figure it all out on our own. That’s what we used to do, and it was the loneliest and most ineffective thing we have ever done. That’s why Meagan and I created our signature course, How to VBAC: The Ultimate Preparation Course for Parents, which you can find at thevbaclink.com. It is the most comprehensive VBAC preparation course in the world, perfectly packaged in an online, self-paced, video course. Together, Meagan and I have helped over 800 parents get the birth that they wanted, and we are ready to help you too. Head on over to thevbaclink.com to find out more and sign up today. That’s thevbaclink.com. See you there. Brittany’s story Meagan: Okay, Ms. Brittany. We are so, so, so excited to hear your story. Like Julie said in the beginning, just chatting with you, I feel like we are friends. Instant friends. I can’t wait to get to dive in and be even more intimate with your amazing story. Brittany: Well truly, you are my friends. I’m so thankful, thankful, thankful for you guys. There are not enough words to say what having like-minded people can do for you when you are going into something that a lot of people don’t agree with. With a VBAC specifically, that was huge for me. Huge. I held onto our time together. I would walk-- I have a pier. I live in a little beach town is what we call it. It’s beautiful, but there is this pier that is actually on the river. It’s one long strip of concrete. I would just walk back and forth, on that strip of concrete. I’d drop my son off at school, and just walk and listen to other people, and you guys. I mean, you guys just being the heart of it and encouraging, but also other mamas-- many souls out there that had done this journey already. It was so encouraging. It was where I needed to be. It was like a refuel for me because, like I said, I am a hairstylist. I talk to women all day long. We talk in my salon. We friends. They would say to me, “I don’t know. It just makes me nervous.” I wasn’t out to argue, but it was nice to have numbers, facts, and things that I could say, “Well actually,” or, “It’s not quite what you think it is. Did you know?” Meagan: You were educating. You were educating out there. Yes. Brittany: Yes, totally. But I also understand that when you love people, you are concerned for their well-being. People don’t know what they don’t know. I think with my first pregnancy, I learned that everyone has their own opinion and that’s okay, but you don’t have to value it all. You do need to find people you align with and let that feed you. This show was so great because it fed me and was able to keep me focused, encouraged, and on track. I would go into my appointments and I’d be like, “Alright Angie. I’ve got questions.” I would list them out and they would be from the episodes. She would be like, “I love this.” I went into my labor and delivery like, I trust it all because I know any questions that I have. I wouldn’t have known to even ask them had I not have listened. So, thank you. Julie: I love that. Do you know what? I am going to make a word image to post on our social media account with something that you said a few sentences back. You said something to the effect of, everyone has their own views on pregnancy and birth. Everybody loves you. They want the best for you, but you have to find people that align with your views and beliefs about birth to support you and keep close. I just really love that effect. That really spoke to my heart. Because it’s true. People just want the best for you and they don’t…
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