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The Postpartum Podcast

Kellie Edson

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The Postpartum Podcast
The Postpartum Podcast

The Postpartum Podcast

Kellie Edson

3
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7
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In this biweekly podcast, Kellie Edson, childbirth educator-in-training chats with both birth professionals and regular moms about all aspects of the transition to parenthood.Whether this is your first child or your tenth, I hope that you gain new knowledge, insights or just plain old comfort from this twice per month show.This podcast was born out of the belief that with each child born, a mother is born (or reborn) and that transition in all of its messy, beautiful chaos deserves to be honored, supported, and celebrated.

Latest Episodes

Episode 80: An Announcement, A Break and Happy Holidays!

Dear Listeners, I have some both exciting and a little bit sad news to share with you in today's episode. First, the exciting news is that we are expecting our second child due in April. We are both excited and nervous to be taking this journey all over again. My daughter will be 4 in February, and I started this podcast over 3 ½ years ago when she was just a couple months old. It’s truly been a labor of love. Now, for the a little bit sadder news. In an effort to practice what I preach and really slow down during these last months of pregnancy and the newborn phase, I have decided to take a 6 month break from the podcast. This is the last episode that will be in your feed for a while. I hope to come back with renewed vigor next summer, and with more stories to share from my own second newborn phase! Until then, there are 80 episodes in the archive - all still available on iTunes -of wonderful stories of all the good and hard things about the postpartum period. I would love if you...

3 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Episode 80: An Announcement, A Break and Happy Holidays!

Episode 80: Babies with Food Intolerances and Allergies with Michelle Beckner

Today it was so fun talking to Michelle Beckner! Michelle is a mom of two who is passionate about real food and educating new and expecting moms on how to stay happy and healthy so that they can raise happy and healthy babies. She was working as a chemical engineer and pregnant with my second child when she decided to go back to school to become a certified nutrition coach in 2016. Since then, she's taught courses on starting solids and how to be a Calm Mom. Now, she mainly work with breastfeeding moms with babies who have food allergies and intolerances. She has breastfed both of my babies through food allergies. With everything she's learned, she's made it her mission to educate new and expecting moms of the signs of allergies as well as educate and support moms who need to eliminate dairy and other foods from their diet. In her episode we chat about: Birthing a business and a baby all in the same year! Balancing a business, another part time job and a move all in the postpartum y...

32 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Episode 80: Babies with Food Intolerances and Allergies with Michelle Beckner

Episode 79: "Making it through the 'ring of fire,' going light, and being generous with ourselves." with Rebecca Egbert of The Mother Love

Today I SO enjoyed chatting with Rebecca Egbert.Rebecca was a practicing midwife for nearly 10 years and is now the Founder and CEO of The Mother Love, a company building inclusive technology and connected communities to improve women’s health. Often told she has the energy of 7 people, hard work is part of her cellular body. After starting many businesses, she committed deeply to her entrepreneurial and innovative spirit deciding to take a giant leap away from clinical care, into the health education and tech world. With a hint of intuition and playful communication, Rebecca and her team create fun, accessible and actionable self-care tools that are designed to be used, most importantly, and shared to grow healthy women, strong families, and create connected communities. She loves her people and places deeply, and does a lot of things that might make you think she’s nuts in her little spare time. I so appreciated her real and honest approach and I know you will love this episode!...

57 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Episode 79: "Making it through the 'ring of fire,' going light, and being generous with ourselves." with Rebecca Egbert of The Mother Love

Episode 78: Don't Do It On Your Own with Bianca and Natasha of bebo mia

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand of bebo mia inc. Biancais a birth doula and lactation educator and has supported hundreds of families through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. She feels particularly passionate around maintaining the family's relationships and mental wellness. As a queer woman she advocates for inclusive language in the birthing space. She lives in Toronto with her spouse, Alana, and their daughter, Gray.Natasha is a pre & postnatal fitness professional and birth doula. After a long fertility journey with her first daughter, Natasha has positioned herself as a fertility expert. She specializes in working with families with a history of try to conceive through their pregnancy and postpartum period. Natasha lives in Toronto with her husband, Chris, their 6 year old daughter, Sadie, and just gave birth to her second daughter in September.bebo mia inc is a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal healt...

58 MIN2017 OCT 25
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Episode 78: Don't Do It On Your Own with Bianca and Natasha of bebo mia

Episode 77: "Stay off of Google, Trust your Instincts and more helpful tips" with Carole Kramer Arsenault, author of Newborn 101

Today I enjoyed chatting with Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC. Carole has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She founded and runs Boston Baby Nurse, a home health agency offering specialized support to families with babies. She lives outside Boston. In her episode we chat about: · Her work as a labor and delivery nurse and how that played a role in her birth and postpartum stories · How she came to start Boston Baby Nurse and what services they offer · Why she decided to write Newborn 101 and what readers can expect to get out of it – it’s like a pocket Postpartum nurse for you to take home! · The importance of trusting your instincts during the postpartum period and avoiding getting too caught up in the fear-based perspective of Google searching · Slowing down during the early postpartum weeks · Lowering our expectations of our postpartum bodies. · And so m...

31 MIN2017 OCT 11
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Episode 77: "Stay off of Google, Trust your Instincts and more helpful tips" with Carole Kramer Arsenault, author of Newborn 101

Episode 76: "Support is Key" with Betsy Schwartz of Birth in the Know

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Betsy Schwartz. She is a pioneer and a visionary. She began her career in 1991, working for one of the oldest postpartum doula services in the country. In 1994 she established Tenth Month Doula Services, the first of its kind in South Florida. Betsy is a founding member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, where she served on the Board for two years. Her most recent accomplishment is the creation and publication of Down the Canal – The Game of Birth. She also offers online courses for birth workers. Betsy continues to pioneer in Citrus County Florida where she is actively involved in community collaboration as part of the Citrus Committee of the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative. Betsy holds a master’s degree in management of human services. She was a DONA postpartum doula trainer for fourteen years, and before that a CAPPA trainer. Betsy is a certified postpartum doula, a Reiki Master and a yoga enthusiast, and is active in transform...

35 MIN2017 SEP 26
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Episode 76: "Support is Key" with Betsy Schwartz of Birth in the Know

Episode 75: "Change is the only Constant" with maternal health consultant, Arianna Taboada

I so enjoyed chatting with Arianna Taboada. Arianna is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist. She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby. In...

46 MIN2017 SEP 13
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Episode 75: "Change is the only Constant" with maternal health consultant, Arianna Taboada

Episode 74: Minisode - Summer Break and iTunes Review Giveaway!

Apologies friends, it's been radio silence over here! My plan was to take a break from the podcast during this busy month of August and reset in the Fall starting mid-September. But then I got super sick and was unable to record this minisode to let you all know my plan!I will be back September 12th with a brand new interview episode and I have some fab guests lined up for the fall. In the meantime, I am running my semi-annual iTunes ratings & review giveaway! Just Leave a Rating & Review on the Podcast between now and September 11th and you'll be entered for a chance to win the above prizes! And maybe some fun treats along with what's pictured above! :) Good luck! Again click HERE to leave your review! *** Do you shop on Amazon? Usethis linkand do your shopping as you always would and the show will get a teeny tiny kickback. You can also support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon. No donation is too small, for as little as $1 per episode, you can make a huge difference for th...

3 MIN2017 AUG 11
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Episode 74: Minisode - Summer Break and iTunes Review Giveaway!

Episode 73: "You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything" with Dr. Erica Zefland

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Dr. Erica Zelfand. She is a family physician specializing in integrative and functional medicine. After graduating from medical school, completing a midwifery apprenticeship, and finishing a family practice residency, she then completed four additional years of post-doctoral training in pediatrics under the tutelage of Paul Thomas, MD, the author of the acclaimed book The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. She sees patients of all ages in her family practice in Portland, Oregon, and is deeply committed to a patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approach to healing. In her episode we talk about: The benefits of having a family physician Postpartum Fatigue, why, how and what to do How the plethora of options makes it harder for new moms The benefit of starting pregnancy in a non-depleted state Anemia is common after childbirth Ferritin Test, CBCs and other important postpartum testing How to best get your iron levels up Our constant state of stres...

54 MIN2017 JUL 12
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Episode 73: "You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything" with Dr. Erica Zefland

Episode 72: "Right now, you are in the season of needing help, but eventually you'll be the one giving it. It's all a circle." with Kate Turza, Postpartum Doula

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Kate Turza.Kate is a mom of 3 and postpartum doula. After navigating difficult postpartum periods with each of her children, she realized that there needs to be better support for new moms. She began her postpartum doula training when her youngest was 3 months old, and has been practicing for over 2.5 years now. She moderates an in-person new mom support group in her area, as well as a Facebook group for new moms, she's also created a directory of professionals in her area (East End Parent Support). She's also on the board of a non-profit, Long Island Birth Network, which provides education, support, and resources for expecting and new families in her area. In her episode we chat about: The challenge of having 3 kids under 4 when she had her 3rd How you're always tired once you have kids Consider negotiating bring baby with you back to work if you can How we don't have enough maternity leave How she decided to become a postpartum doula Breastfeeding ...

49 MIN2017 JUN 28
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Episode 72: "Right now, you are in the season of needing help, but eventually you'll be the one giving it. It's all a circle." with Kate Turza, Postpartum Doula

Latest Episodes

Episode 80: An Announcement, A Break and Happy Holidays!

Dear Listeners, I have some both exciting and a little bit sad news to share with you in today's episode. First, the exciting news is that we are expecting our second child due in April. We are both excited and nervous to be taking this journey all over again. My daughter will be 4 in February, and I started this podcast over 3 ½ years ago when she was just a couple months old. It’s truly been a labor of love. Now, for the a little bit sadder news. In an effort to practice what I preach and really slow down during these last months of pregnancy and the newborn phase, I have decided to take a 6 month break from the podcast. This is the last episode that will be in your feed for a while. I hope to come back with renewed vigor next summer, and with more stories to share from my own second newborn phase! Until then, there are 80 episodes in the archive - all still available on iTunes -of wonderful stories of all the good and hard things about the postpartum period. I would love if you...

3 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
Episode 80: An Announcement, A Break and Happy Holidays!

Episode 80: Babies with Food Intolerances and Allergies with Michelle Beckner

Today it was so fun talking to Michelle Beckner! Michelle is a mom of two who is passionate about real food and educating new and expecting moms on how to stay happy and healthy so that they can raise happy and healthy babies. She was working as a chemical engineer and pregnant with my second child when she decided to go back to school to become a certified nutrition coach in 2016. Since then, she's taught courses on starting solids and how to be a Calm Mom. Now, she mainly work with breastfeeding moms with babies who have food allergies and intolerances. She has breastfed both of my babies through food allergies. With everything she's learned, she's made it her mission to educate new and expecting moms of the signs of allergies as well as educate and support moms who need to eliminate dairy and other foods from their diet. In her episode we chat about: Birthing a business and a baby all in the same year! Balancing a business, another part time job and a move all in the postpartum y...

32 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
Episode 80: Babies with Food Intolerances and Allergies with Michelle Beckner

Episode 79: "Making it through the 'ring of fire,' going light, and being generous with ourselves." with Rebecca Egbert of The Mother Love

Today I SO enjoyed chatting with Rebecca Egbert.Rebecca was a practicing midwife for nearly 10 years and is now the Founder and CEO of The Mother Love, a company building inclusive technology and connected communities to improve women’s health. Often told she has the energy of 7 people, hard work is part of her cellular body. After starting many businesses, she committed deeply to her entrepreneurial and innovative spirit deciding to take a giant leap away from clinical care, into the health education and tech world. With a hint of intuition and playful communication, Rebecca and her team create fun, accessible and actionable self-care tools that are designed to be used, most importantly, and shared to grow healthy women, strong families, and create connected communities. She loves her people and places deeply, and does a lot of things that might make you think she’s nuts in her little spare time. I so appreciated her real and honest approach and I know you will love this episode!...

57 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
Episode 79: "Making it through the 'ring of fire,' going light, and being generous with ourselves." with Rebecca Egbert of The Mother Love

Episode 78: Don't Do It On Your Own with Bianca and Natasha of bebo mia

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand of bebo mia inc. Biancais a birth doula and lactation educator and has supported hundreds of families through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. She feels particularly passionate around maintaining the family's relationships and mental wellness. As a queer woman she advocates for inclusive language in the birthing space. She lives in Toronto with her spouse, Alana, and their daughter, Gray.Natasha is a pre & postnatal fitness professional and birth doula. After a long fertility journey with her first daughter, Natasha has positioned herself as a fertility expert. She specializes in working with families with a history of try to conceive through their pregnancy and postpartum period. Natasha lives in Toronto with her husband, Chris, their 6 year old daughter, Sadie, and just gave birth to her second daughter in September.bebo mia inc is a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal healt...

58 MIN2017 OCT 25
Comments
Episode 78: Don't Do It On Your Own with Bianca and Natasha of bebo mia

Episode 77: "Stay off of Google, Trust your Instincts and more helpful tips" with Carole Kramer Arsenault, author of Newborn 101

Today I enjoyed chatting with Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC. Carole has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She founded and runs Boston Baby Nurse, a home health agency offering specialized support to families with babies. She lives outside Boston. In her episode we chat about: · Her work as a labor and delivery nurse and how that played a role in her birth and postpartum stories · How she came to start Boston Baby Nurse and what services they offer · Why she decided to write Newborn 101 and what readers can expect to get out of it – it’s like a pocket Postpartum nurse for you to take home! · The importance of trusting your instincts during the postpartum period and avoiding getting too caught up in the fear-based perspective of Google searching · Slowing down during the early postpartum weeks · Lowering our expectations of our postpartum bodies. · And so m...

31 MIN2017 OCT 11
Comments
Episode 77: "Stay off of Google, Trust your Instincts and more helpful tips" with Carole Kramer Arsenault, author of Newborn 101

Episode 76: "Support is Key" with Betsy Schwartz of Birth in the Know

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Betsy Schwartz. She is a pioneer and a visionary. She began her career in 1991, working for one of the oldest postpartum doula services in the country. In 1994 she established Tenth Month Doula Services, the first of its kind in South Florida. Betsy is a founding member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, where she served on the Board for two years. Her most recent accomplishment is the creation and publication of Down the Canal – The Game of Birth. She also offers online courses for birth workers. Betsy continues to pioneer in Citrus County Florida where she is actively involved in community collaboration as part of the Citrus Committee of the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative. Betsy holds a master’s degree in management of human services. She was a DONA postpartum doula trainer for fourteen years, and before that a CAPPA trainer. Betsy is a certified postpartum doula, a Reiki Master and a yoga enthusiast, and is active in transform...

35 MIN2017 SEP 26
Comments
Episode 76: "Support is Key" with Betsy Schwartz of Birth in the Know

Episode 75: "Change is the only Constant" with maternal health consultant, Arianna Taboada

I so enjoyed chatting with Arianna Taboada. Arianna is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist. She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby. In...

46 MIN2017 SEP 13
Comments
Episode 75: "Change is the only Constant" with maternal health consultant, Arianna Taboada

Episode 74: Minisode - Summer Break and iTunes Review Giveaway!

Apologies friends, it's been radio silence over here! My plan was to take a break from the podcast during this busy month of August and reset in the Fall starting mid-September. But then I got super sick and was unable to record this minisode to let you all know my plan!I will be back September 12th with a brand new interview episode and I have some fab guests lined up for the fall. In the meantime, I am running my semi-annual iTunes ratings & review giveaway! Just Leave a Rating & Review on the Podcast between now and September 11th and you'll be entered for a chance to win the above prizes! And maybe some fun treats along with what's pictured above! :) Good luck! Again click HERE to leave your review! *** Do you shop on Amazon? Usethis linkand do your shopping as you always would and the show will get a teeny tiny kickback. You can also support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon. No donation is too small, for as little as $1 per episode, you can make a huge difference for th...

3 MIN2017 AUG 11
Comments
Episode 74: Minisode - Summer Break and iTunes Review Giveaway!

Episode 73: "You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything" with Dr. Erica Zefland

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Dr. Erica Zelfand. She is a family physician specializing in integrative and functional medicine. After graduating from medical school, completing a midwifery apprenticeship, and finishing a family practice residency, she then completed four additional years of post-doctoral training in pediatrics under the tutelage of Paul Thomas, MD, the author of the acclaimed book The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. She sees patients of all ages in her family practice in Portland, Oregon, and is deeply committed to a patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approach to healing. In her episode we talk about: The benefits of having a family physician Postpartum Fatigue, why, how and what to do How the plethora of options makes it harder for new moms The benefit of starting pregnancy in a non-depleted state Anemia is common after childbirth Ferritin Test, CBCs and other important postpartum testing How to best get your iron levels up Our constant state of stres...

54 MIN2017 JUL 12
Comments
Episode 73: "You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything" with Dr. Erica Zefland

Episode 72: "Right now, you are in the season of needing help, but eventually you'll be the one giving it. It's all a circle." with Kate Turza, Postpartum Doula

Today I so enjoyed chatting with Kate Turza.Kate is a mom of 3 and postpartum doula. After navigating difficult postpartum periods with each of her children, she realized that there needs to be better support for new moms. She began her postpartum doula training when her youngest was 3 months old, and has been practicing for over 2.5 years now. She moderates an in-person new mom support group in her area, as well as a Facebook group for new moms, she's also created a directory of professionals in her area (East End Parent Support). She's also on the board of a non-profit, Long Island Birth Network, which provides education, support, and resources for expecting and new families in her area. In her episode we chat about: The challenge of having 3 kids under 4 when she had her 3rd How you're always tired once you have kids Consider negotiating bring baby with you back to work if you can How we don't have enough maternity leave How she decided to become a postpartum doula Breastfeeding ...

49 MIN2017 JUN 28
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Episode 72: "Right now, you are in the season of needing help, but eventually you'll be the one giving it. It's all a circle." with Kate Turza, Postpartum Doula