Episode 11

Traveling with Little Ones

We are branching a bit beyond pregnancy to talk about early postpartum and toddlerdom for this episode.

Today, we are talking all about traveling with babies and little ones. We are talking funny stories, practical tips, planes, hotels, etc. Don’t miss it! A big thank you to Katie Prejean McGrady for being our lovely guest!

Episode 10

Labor and Delivery

So, what exactly is labor and deliver like? Probably not as hilarious as this episode…but entertaining in its own way?

In this episode, we hear from Ashley Stone, OBGYN and Drew Lawler, L&D nurse to learn what to expect from labor and delivery. 

This episode is geared towards hospital births and we discuss stages of labor, epidurals, pain management, and tips for your support team. 

We do not cover C-Sections in this episode. 

Episode 9

Episode 9 – Fitness During Pregnancy

We all know that working out is good for us, especially during pregnancy. But just how important is it and how can we deal with the days we just feel gross and not capable of working out?

Well, Rebecca Dussalt, Olympic XC Skier and fitness coach has a few things to say on the matter.

Want to learn more about Rebecca and her work as a fitness coach? Check out Fit Catholic Mom for more!

Episode 6: Managing Expectations

Episode 6: Managing Expectations with Kathryn Whitaker

What do you expect motherhood to be like? What does your family expect of you? How does your mom think you should mother? Are you banking on your house staying just as clean as it is now?

Expectations are a tricky thing because many of us don’t realize what they are until they aren’t met. 

Dive into this episode with Kathryn Whitaker to discuss the expectations around motherhood and how best to manage them. 

To learn more about Kathryn, check out her blog! And trust me, you will definitely want to check out her new book being released on August 30! 

Episode 5 – An Honest Conversation About Miscarriage

An Honest Conversation About Miscarriage

Why would we be talking about miscarriage on a first-time-expecting-mom podcast? Because for many women, miscarriage is part of their first pregnancy and that doesn’t change the fact that they are mothers. 

You are a mother from the moment of conception, and the love you have for your child is tangible and real. 

In this episode, we hear one woman’s experience of losing her first child and the healing that took place afterward. 

Episode 4 – The Joys and Woes of the First Trimester

The Joys and Woes of the First Trimester

The first trimester is chock-full of excitement, “morning” sickness, and maybe a little bit of panic. Are you lamenting the fact you can’t drink? Does pregnancy not feel quite real yet? I look the same, I just feel sick. Tune into this episode to hear the story of another baby mamma, Maureen Kolenda.

Episode 3 – What to Expect: The First Trimester

What to Expect: The First Trimester

With Ashley Stone, OB/GYN

So, the first trimester…what all should you expect? Great question! We have Ashley Stone, OBGYN to tell us what’s to come, the do’s and don’ts, and other helpful advice.

Plus, we shatter some misconceptions about eating cheese during pregnancy (everyone’s top concern, I know), and offer practical tips about steaming deli meat. If that description didn’t draw you in, I don’t know what will…

Resources mentioned in this podcast: Expecting 411