Postpartum

Help Your Baby (and you!) Sleep Better! with Kristine Petterson

It’s no secret that getting good sleep is vital in living a healthy life. However, sleep becomes crucial in the fourth trimester- the newborn phase! When baby and you develop healthy sleep patterns, it benefits the whole family. But I know what you’re thinking: “Easier said than done.” Well, to have this conversation with me […]

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Understanding Your Newborn Baby with Wendy Hunter, MD

Have you thought about what happens right after baby is born?  Today we dive into what to expect following baby’s birth and how to navigate the first 12 weeks of life.  We discuss many topics including umbilical cord care, circumcision care and even how to bathe your baby.  We also dive into the subject of feeding and what

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How Gut Health Affects Your Pregnancy and Baby! with Bridgitte Mallinson

You may be more aware of what you are eating during pregnancy, however, have you considered how nutrition may affect your birth and postpartum?  In today’s discussion we explore gut health and how your body works during the prenatal and postnatal phase.  We look at gut issues and the treatment for these issues.  We also dive into a

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The 3 Most Common Conflicts that Arise Between Mom Friends and How to Solve Them with Danielle Bayard Jackson

Do you find it harder to create friendships as an adult?  Today we talk about friendships and how they can be difficult to navigate, especially during parenthood.  Our guest discusses common conflicts that arise between parents as well as ways to better maintain these connections.  If you are a parent or an expectant parent, this conversation will shed

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Endocrine Disruptors with Sarah Thompson

Have you considered how your endocrine system might affect your fertility or pregnancy?  Today we dive into the topic of endocrine disruptors and how they may adversely affect your system.   Although these endocrine disruptors are everywhere in our environment, the good news is there are ways to limit your exposure.  Our guest today shares practical tips that you

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Kegels and Your Pelvic Floor with Kara Mortifoglio PT, DPT, WCS

How does the health of the pelvic floor impact birth?  It is so important to have a healthy pelvic floor in order to have a functional birth and a healthy body.  This is one of my favorite topics!  If you’ve been a listener of Yoga| Birth| Babies, you know that anytime I have an opportunity to talk about the pelvic

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Strength Training for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Nicole Scheitlin

Should you do strength training while pregnant?  Today we will talk about strength training for pregnancy, birth and beyond.  This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart because I believe that strength training can help prepare your body for birth, help you be more comfortable during pregnancy, and help you rehab postpartum.  In this

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What is Sensory Play and Why Does Your Baby Need it? with Allie Ticktin MA, OTD, OTR/L

Parents, are you thinking about your child’s growth and development and how to help them hit their milestones?  Our guest today is an occupational therapist who focuses on sensory play for babies.  In this discussion, she talks about why sensory play is important for your baby and how you can integrate it into your daily activities.  She reviews

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How to Help the Partner Be the Best Partner They Can Be with Yiska Obadia

How would you like your partner to be involved during pregnancy and birth?  Today we dive into a conversation about birth partners and their role in supporting you through your birth experience.  We talk about how to prepare ahead of time by discussing the expectations and dynamics that influence both the emotional and physical aspects of birth

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Work Better as a Team! How to NOT Resent your Partner Postpartum with Lauren A. Tetenbaum, LMSW, JD, PMH-C 

Have you thought about how your relationship with your partner may be affected during the postpartum period?  Today’s podcast topic came from my students.  I noticed a heated conversation happening before my postnatal yoga class one day.  Several students had gathered together and were talking about how they felt anger and resentment towards their partners.  They felt like so

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How to Handle Postpartum Visitors and Setting Clear Boundaries with Ruth Gordon-Martin

Do you struggle with how to handle postpartum visitors and setting boundaries? Setting boundaries isn’t the easiest thing to do for some either. Personally, I was never good at this. After stumbling upon an article written by our guest, I instantly knew more folks needed to think about this ahead of time! We’ll touch upon

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Why it’s Important to Normalize Formula Feeding with Jayne Freeman

Have you considered the different choices there are when feeding your baby?  Offering choices and education is something we value here at PYC.  Our job is to support your choices for birth, however you choose to birth.  When it comes to feeding baby, nevertheless, not all parents feel this support.  Many parents sense judgement from others when they opt

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Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Stress with Karen Kleiman

It’s been estimated that 15%-20% of parents experience postpartum depression, anxiety and stress. Note that these are only the numbers of folks who have reported. The reality is these numbers can be rather larger than estimated. In understanding these statistics, we are going to discuss the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression, anxiety and stress

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Helping Your Baby with Acid Reflux, Gas and Constipation with Hilary Sadler

Does your baby struggle with acid reflux, gas or constipation? Today we have a super fun topic diving deep into reflux, gas and constipation for your newborn. We’ll talk about the signs and ways to alleviate this. Did you know the breastfeeding parent’s diet may also influence babies being gassy? You know me, I love

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An Open & Honest Talk About Postpartum Problems with Sarah Merrill

Parents, did you ever feel the pressure to “bounce back,” fast after birth? Let’s be real, the postpartum experience isn’t always the one we imagine it to be. Today on Yoga| Birth| Babies, I’ve invited Sarah Merrill. Sarah recounts her own experience of postpartum and journey into parenthood. She is an advocate for birth trauma

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