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Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
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Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

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English


Episodes

Baby's Bath: Home, Hospital and Beyond

7/18/2019
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Giving birth to your baby is usually pretty messy, right? So, it's only natural we would want to bathe our babies immediately. But could there be benefits to delaying that first bath? And when you do decide to bathe your new baby, how should you do it? Should you buy a special baby tub, or perhaps bathe with your baby? And what about those strange baths in the kitchen sink? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:18

Birthmarks, Stork Bites and Belly Buttons

7/11/2019
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When your baby is born, you examine every inch of its tiny, little body. And you may find some things you didn't expect such as a birthmark or stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them to appear on your baby? Plus, learn how to properly care for your baby's umbilical cord and belly button after birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:37

Postpartum Mental Health: OCD and Psychosis

7/4/2019
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Sometimes after birth we don’t feel like ourselves, but eventually those feelings resolve. For some women, their postpartum time is filled with anxiety and compulsions, racing thoughts and sometimes voices in their heads, hallucinations and even violent behaviors. How are these conditions diagnosed? And what kind of impact can it have on the entire family? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:03

Colic: Why is My Baby Crying Constantly?

6/27/2019
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Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much-needed rest? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:49

Should I Eat My Placenta?

6/20/2019
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You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What? It's true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:05

Understanding Infant Growth Charts

6/13/2019
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When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby's progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula-fed babies? And what does the term "failure to thrive" actually mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:29

Surviving Postpartum: What's My New Identity?

6/6/2019
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You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:14

Your Baby's Boogers, Snot and Colds

5/30/2019
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Having a sick baby can be a terrifying experience for new parents. It's hard to know exactly what to do when your little one's fever is rising and they can barely breathe because they're so congested. So, how can you help your baby feel better (since you can use medication)? And how do you clear all the snot and boogers from your baby's nose so they're more comfortable? And what's the general rule when it comes to babies and fevers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:39:01

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Relationships

5/23/2019
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Bringing home a baby is a major life-changing event. As parents, we are all adjusting to a new baby and a new identity. This inevitably impacts our relationship with one another as well as with family and friends. What are the common stressors that trigger how we interact with other people? How can we communicate our feelings in a healthy and constructive way without creating distance? And what are some ways we can create reasonable expectations so our relationships can thrive? Learn more...

Duration:00:33:09

Healing from Birth Trauma

5/16/2019
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Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame, and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness? And how can loved ones support mom during this important transition? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:05

Takotsubo Syndrome: The Physical Impact of Losing a Baby

5/9/2019
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The emotional stress of losing a child can quickly overcome any parent. But, did you know there's scientific proof that it can have a profound physical impact on parents as well? Moms not only can experience a broken heart, but their arms can literally ache if they're not able to hold and comfort their child, regardless of their age when their child passes away. Today, you'll hear from a mom who experienced this firsthand, and now she's helping parents all over the country. Learn more about...

Duration:00:45:21

Know Your Infant Reflexes

5/2/2019
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If you have a newborn, then you're no stranger to your little one's weird, jerky movements. Thankfully, those crazy moves are completely normal. In fact, these infant reflexes are designed to protect your baby and keep him safe. So, what can you expect as a new parent? What happens during the moro reflex, sucking reflex and the root reflex? Will your child always have them or will they eventually go away? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:29

Delayed Postpartum Depression: Toddler Transitions

4/25/2019
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Caring for a toddler is both an exciting and challenging adventure, for any parent. If you're struggling with postpartum depression or another postnatal mood disorder, this transition may seem completely overwhelming. So, how can you better prepare yourself? How do you manage your child's temper tantrums when you might be on the verge of doing the same thing yourself? We'll explore some tips to help give you more structure to help both you and child feel more secure. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:36:21

The Benefits of Kangaroo Care

4/18/2019
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You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:40

Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

4/11/2019
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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:28

Postpartum Mental Health: Postpartum Anxiety

4/11/2019
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New moms experience many new emotions after the birth of their baby, and some of those feelings may surprise you, such as anxiety. Postpartum anxiety is a common condition that is often overlooked because of the belief that new mothers are just naturally anxious. So, what are the symptoms and how does it differ from other postpartum mood disorders? And how can this condition impact a mother's ability to care for her child if gone untreated? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:40:00

Nap Transitions: How Do You Drop a Nap?

4/4/2019
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As your baby grows, so does his ability to sleep for longer periods of time. So, how does this impact the naps you have scheduled throughout the day? How much sleep does your baby really need, and how does this change along with their overall development? How do you drop naps throughout the day and still make sure your baby isn't cranky or wide awake when it's nighttime? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:15

Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for Your Newborn

3/28/2019
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Birth certificates and social security cards, most of us use this information on a daily basis. And all the paperwork to create those documents start the moment you are born. As a parent, what do you need to know about filling out these documents for your child? How does the processing of these documents differ if delivering in a hospital versus a birthing center? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:37

Postpartum Mental Health: Baby Blues

3/21/2019
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After you have your baby, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. If you're not feeling completely elated shortly after the birth of your baby- don't worry, that can be completely normal. It's called the baby blues, and it's a temporary condition many women experience within the first few weeks of birth. So, what are the common symptoms and how do you know if your condition is more severe? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:29

Fontanels: Soft Spots on Your Baby's Head

3/14/2019
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Your baby's head in uniquely made to mold for birth and move to accommodate a growing and developing brain. So, what are those soft spots that most new parents are afraid to touch? Where can you find them? And what changes can you expect within your baby's first year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:08