And Baby Makes Three
LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW – #147
This episode is all about babies! Lovable, exhausting, darling babies. They make us laugh, they make us want to tear our hair out, and they bring with them an experience like no other. Here to help with pregnancy and post birth difficulties are Dr. Deena Blanchard and Dr. Alice Domar. Let’s see what these ladies can do to make our lives a little easier!
Segment 1: A Child is Born
Segment 2: Managing Expectations
Segment 3: Shouldn’t This Be Easy?
Segment 4: One Last Thing
Segment 5: Finding Calm
Segment 6: Tips for Expecting Moms
A Child is Born | SEGMENT 1 | #147
No feeling in the world compares to that of being a new mother. The joy, the exhilaration, and of course…the fear. Am I holding them right? Are they hungry? What do I do?! A huge source of stress for new mothers comes from breastfeeding. Here to share her less than ideal experience, as well as some tips on how to cope, is Dr. Deena Blanchard from Premier Pediatrics. Hopefully her story will help you feel a little less alone.
Managing Expectations | SEGMENT 2 | #147
It can be so easy for new mothers to feel like failures. We often think we’re supposed to know everything instinctively, but that’s not the case! Dr. Deena Blanchard from Premier Pediatrics talks with Bettina about managing expectations and keeping your thoughts positive.
Shouldn’t This Be Easy? | SEGMENT 3 | #147
Going into motherhood, did you know that one of the most challenging experiences you can have is breastfeeding? It’s supposed to be natural and simple, or so we think. It turns out that for many women, this isn’t the case. Listen to Dr. Deena’s story for more.
One Last Thing | SEGMENT 4 | #147
Dr. Deena Blanchard leaves us with some parting words of wisdom, including re-framing your negative language to stop self-shaming, exploring all of your options, and always being open to advice.
Finding Calm | SEGMENT 5 | #147
Sure, pregnancy can be a beautiful and magical experience. But much of the time, it’s just downright tough! Dr. Alice Domar recognized the need for more communication about the unpleasant parts of pregnancy, and wrote a book: “Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom.” Listen in for more info.
Tips for Expecting Moms | SEGMENT 6 | #147
Dr. Alice Domar fills us in on some tips that are included in her book, “Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom.” Helpful hints include how to deal with moodiness brought on by nausea, insomnia, and what you can do to achieve a better night’s sleep.