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Motherhood, Body Image and Diet Culture — 071

Love After Babies, New Mama, Women's Health

Ellen has spent most of her career working with women through the deep-rooted confusion that can lead to eating disorders and body image issues. She helps women sort through the culturally handed-down and media-driven information that has created unrealistic ideals of what it means to be a woman.

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You Are Not Biologically Designed To Do Motherhood Alone — 070

For Megan, starting a conversation and raising awareness about the importance of community during motherhood is essential. Her organization aims to offer resources and community to modern mothers to help them thrive in their transition to motherhood.

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New Mama, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Gentle, Empowering Cesarean Birth — 067

Ashley Logsdon, had always wanted to have children and in the most natural way possible. During our conversation, she details each of her three birth stories – all of which took unexpected turns in the opposite direction of her birth plans.

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Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

All Births are Created Equal — 066

Dr. Marlene Ehrler learned the hard way that birth is the ultimate initiation into the lack of control that typifies motherhood, and learned to integrate and heal from the trauma she experienced during a very difficult birth and postpartum period.

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Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

Planning Ahead for Postpartum Support — 064

In this episode, maternal health expert Arianna Taboada shares the details of her transition into motherhood and how she draws from her experience to create support plans for other women on their journey to motherhood.

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New Mama, Women's Health, Working Mama

The Surrogate Journey: Part 2 “An Intended Family Story” — 062

After several miscarriages during the IVF process and discovering she had a rare blood disorder, Sibyl investigated surrogacy – a practice illegal in most of the world. Sibyl opens up candidly about the emotional, physical, and mental toll she experienced on her motherhood journey.

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Adoption, Birth, New Mama