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Newbies is an audio podcast guiding new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. The show is produced by The New Mommy Media Network in San Diego, California.

Newbies is an audio podcast guiding new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. The show is produced by The New Mommy Media Network in San Diego, California.
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Newbies is an audio podcast guiding new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. The show is produced by The New Mommy Media Network in San Diego, California.




Your First Period After Having a Baby

For most women, being pregnant means having a nice, long break from your monthly period. But what happens after your baby is born? What should you expect with those first few periods after pregnancy? Is it different depending on if you had a vaginal or c-section delivery? How will you know what's normal for your body? Today we’re exploring what to expect when "Aunt Flo" strolls back into town! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Delayed Postpartum Depression: Expectations

Sometimes parenting doesn't turn out the way we planned. We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren't fulfilled? How can that lead to depression and fears of failure as a new mother? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Baby's Bath: Home, Hospital and Beyond

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


Postpartum Nutrition for New Moms

Your baby is here! But you're so busy taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself. Sound familiar? But good nutrition is super important for new moms- whether you're breastfeeding your baby or you're simply helping your body heal from childbirth. Today we'll explore some great ways to get nutritious foods into your diet, without overwhelming your schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Truth About Baby Poop

Dealing with your baby's poop is just one of the many joys of new parenting. But besides being a bit gross, you can also learn a lot about your baby's overall health. So, what should you expect within the first few weeks of birth? What do the different colors mean? What should you do if your baby is constipated? Plus, our panelists share their most memorable poop surprises! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Delayed Postpartum Depression: The Symptoms

Many people think mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, must begin immediately after having your baby. But that's simply not true. Delayed postpartum depression can occur 18 months after birth or later depending on hormonal changes within the mother's body. So, would you know if you're experiencing delayed PPD or if something else is wrong? Today we're looking at the main symptoms that when left untreated, can even impact future pregnancies. Learn more about your ad choices....


Tear or Episiotomy After Childbirth

When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. Learning more about how childbirth impacted your body can make the postpartum recovery process go more smoothly. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex more enjoyable while you heal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Breastfeeding Your Baby: Establishing Your Breast Milk

As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you do to help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Birthmarks, Stork Bites and Belly Buttons

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


Colic: Why is My Baby Crying Constantly?

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


Surviving Postpartum: What's My New Identity?

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


Diaper Rash: Causes and Remedies

You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to reduce any discomfort for your baby? And how can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Healing from Birth Trauma

Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but the 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


Should I Eat My Placenta?

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


Understanding Infant Growth Charts

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


Adopting a Newborn

Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you may face when adopting a newborn? How do you overcome obstacles that may come your way? In this episode, moms of adopted newborns share their personal experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Postpartum Mental Health: OCD and Psychosis

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


Know Your Infant Reflexes

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


Babies and Vaccines: The History of Vaccines

By the time they are six years old, most kids in the United States have received 49 doses of 14 different vaccines. This is the standard immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, as well as many pediatricians. But, how did we get to this point? When were the first vaccines developed? Who oversees the research, development, efficacy, and safety of vaccinations in the United States? And why have vaccinations become such a controversial topic? Learn more about...


Delayed Postpartum Depression: Having More Babies

Having another child after experiencing postpartum depression, or another perinatal mental health disorder may seem daunting as a new mother. What if it happens again? What if it is worse? Who would sign themselves up for this experience again? How can you reconcile this fear with the longing for more babies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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