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Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Location:

Germany

Description:

Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Language:

English


Episodes

#022 When to have a baby? - Heart vs brain decisions.

6/17/2021
Hanna brings us her dilemma today. She wants to throw the plans out the window and have a baby NOW. We talk planning vs winging it and trusting your instincts. We talk about the many reasons not to have a baby, give advice no one should follow, and contradict ourselves a bunch in an effort to figure out what she should do! Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:23:16

#021 Give yourself a hug. - Emotion coaching debrief!

6/15/2021
We needed a minute to process last week's conversation on emotion coaching this week (if you haven't listened - do it! It's an awesome conversation with an ECE veteran!) We talk about how we use it with children and with adults - even ourselves, and talk about respecting our own emotions and setting boundaries with our children. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:26:28

#020 All the feelings!! - Beth Frook on emotion coaching ourselves and our children.

6/3/2021
Beth Frook joins us this week! She is an early childhood educator, teacher trainer, and parent coach. (And by an amazing stroke of luck, also Megan's mom!) She shares beautiful insights into emotion coaching and drops some serious knowledge and resources for parenting in all of our ears. We get deep into the real work of emotion coaching - dealing with our own emotional reality as parents. (Buckle in!) Emotion Coaching course by Drs. John and Julie Gottman...

Duration:01:01:24

#019 We're bored of ourselves. - A personal update.

5/28/2021
Well, we're a mess this week, and instead of trying to force it we're just popping in your feed to say hello and catch you up on a few life things. We talk the search for mom-friends, our hopes for interviews coming up, human design, and how the good stuff is still good even if it doesn't make the hard stuff easier. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:22:42

#018 Sustainability with babies - I'm overwhelmed

5/21/2021
Disclaimer: I advise to not use ear phones for this episode. (Sorry) (There are some spikes in the microphone once in a while. I edited as best I could, but couldn't get rid of all of them without losing context. So please, listen to this one on speaker, as to protect your ear drums. Love, Hanna.) Megan and Hanna talk "reduce, reuse, recycle" around babies and how we attempt to navigate the mental load of parenting sustainably, and feeling like we're not doing enough. It can be such an...

Duration:00:41:33

#017 Childcare, parental leave and gender roles... - This s**t is complicated.

5/13/2021
Hanna and Megan are back together! They talk navigating the beautiful world of balancing work and babies, and sharing the mental load of raising a child with a partner. They explore the gendered expectations around the emotional labor of parenting and how we sometimes just have to let go and get out of our partners' way. Go to minute 4:45 if you want to skip out chat. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email:...

Duration:00:52:17

#016 Pre Baby Bucket List - Interview with Janine

5/6/2021
In this episode, Hanna and her guest Janine talk about their plans and wishes of what they want to do before getting pregnant. Janine also talks about her fears surrounding pregnancy and parenting and about her unique relationship to her foster-child. Janine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janinekolumna/ Hanna's 28-Day Cleanse: https://hannacharlottestein.com/28-tage-detox/ Side Note for the Cleanse: We do eat food during the whole cleanse. As much as you want! ;) Webseite:...

Duration:00:59:53

#015 Do you really need to iron your clothes? - Taking a step back.

4/29/2021
Life happened and we needed to pause recording for a second. Hanna shares her thoughts on how important it is to reflect on the things we do once in a while and take some things off our to-do lists. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw

Duration:00:14:20

#014 Covering ALL the bases - Pre-baby conversations

4/22/2021
There is just so much ground to cover before you add a human to your household! Hanna and Megan react to Melissa Medjuck's list of conversations to have before having a baby. They talk about expressing your needs around shared responsibilities, finances, sex, (so you know, nothing too serious.. woof) and how important it is to have ongoing conversations between co-parents. This is the post we refer to: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNGc5K_nA_B/?igshid=1vumvnfwgkmah (@gottmaninstitute April...

Duration:01:21:10

#013 I am a magical food machine - Nursing and milk supply

4/15/2021
Megan talks about her breastfeeding journey and Hanna talks donation plans. We share pumping reviews and talk about latching, nipple shields, low waste milk storage and the glorious Haakaa! If you want to skip our chat and get right to the topic, go to minute 2:48. Disclaimer: We both say moms/mothers a few times, instead of breastfeeding people/breastfeeding parent/birthing person/... We are so sorry about that and herewith apologize! We strive to be inclusive and are still learning what...

Duration:01:21:10

#012 Postpartum part two - It’s not all doom and gloom over here

4/8/2021
More about Megan's postpartum experience! All about the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic, about finding your voice through having to advocate for your baby, community support, intimate time after birth and so much more. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.

Duration:01:11:07

#011 Postpartum part one - aka a fan letter to Megan's mom

4/1/2021
In this episode Megan talks about losing sense of time, lack of sleep, learning to breastfeed, healing from birth, bonding and how quarantine affected her postpartum. And about the amazing support from her mom - hence the title. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.

Duration:00:55:42

#010 Please don't call me "Mama." - This podcast is a hypocrite.

3/25/2021
We discuss why pregnant people and mothers are often called "mama" instead of their name! (AHHH) There's elements of power, identity, socialization, and just a lack of time and consideration in it. And also a whole slice of folks who love it. Turns out different people have different reactions to things... here we are again. This is the instagram account whose post we reference: https://www.instagram.com/refugemidwifery/ The post is from March 4th, 2021. It is linked in our Instagram story...

Duration:00:49:13

#009 Go team! Choosing where and with whom to give birth.

3/18/2021
Megan talks about how and why she decided on where and with whom to give birth, how she feels about those decisions in retrospect and what she might do differently next time 'round. Hanna talks about her process from fearing painful hospital births, to wanting to birth alone in the woods, to romanticizing a home birth with a videographer (what?). Topic starts at 5:10. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email:...

Duration:01:03:48

#008 A whole new world - The first 12 hours as a family of three.

3/11/2021
Megan describes delivering the placenta, the 'golden hour,' newborn exam and taking home their brand new human! She talks about her and her partner's first decisions as new parents and what it felt like to hold their little one for the first time. If you are squeamish and don't want to hear Megan talk about tearing, this is the timeframe to skip: 31:14-33:35. It's not bad. It's really not. And it's actually a good part of the story to exemplify the amazing care Megan received by her...

Duration:01:04:47

#007 Here comes (the) baby! Megan's Positive Birth Story as a first time mom.

3/8/2021
Megan had a positive, peaceful, and powerful water birth at a free-standing birth center with a midwife (CLM), and talks all about her birth from being in denial, to chilled out laboring at home, using hypnobirthing techniques, and the AWESOME support she had from her birth partner and birth team. Birth story starts at 3:40. Sorry for the loud static around minute 24. It goes away after a few minutes, promise! Thanks for sticking it out! English and German subtitles are...

Duration:01:21:32

#006 Obsessed with Hypnobirthing - Giving birth without fear

2/25/2021
Megan talks about her birth preparation, why she loves hypnobirthing and wants to preach the calm birth gospel for all kinds of births! Go to our website for the many links we mention in this episode! https://heymamaihavequestions.com/2021/02/24/006-obsessed-with-hypnobirthing-giving-birth-without-fear/ Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com

Duration:01:02:59

#005 How we feel about pregnancy rules... hold my beer

2/19/2021
In this episode, we talk about how many "rules" and opinions there are out there about what a pregnant person should or shouldn't do. Megan talks about how she dealt with it during her pregnancy and throws in some juicy stories. Hanna explains how she plans to go about it and what she is worried about. Disclaimer: We are not doctors, midwives, dietitians, health professionals, experts of any kind within these fields, that we address on this podcast. We are simply sharing our experiences...

Duration:00:44:48

#004 Names - Yours, mine, ours, and the baby's.

2/11/2021
This episode is all about names. We discuss how we got our 'married names' and how we feel about them, and the ways we navigate choosing baby names. Plus why does Hanna have a whole secret life where she's called Charlotte??? Find out in this episode! Time stamps: In the beginning, we catch up and chat a little about how downtime changes after having a baby. 6:20 Introduction of the "Chapters". 8:20 Chapter 1: Hanna or Charlotte? Who are you even? 15:07 Chapter 2: Who is this person...

Duration:00:56:12

#003 This is why we do this.

2/4/2021
In this episode, we explain our relationship and go into depth about our motivation and vision for this podcast. English and German subtitles are available on our Website and on the video of the episode on YouTube. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions E-Mail: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw

Duration:00:22:38