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Hi there! I’m Angel. I’m a crunchy Christian momma to 1, coffee lover, and postpartum doula turned New Mom Coach. I help moms practice self care, manage their households, and care for their babies with confidence. In this podcast, I use my own experiences as a mom and postpartum doula to give you the advice and encouragement you need to THRIVE with your baby! If you’re shaking your head like “YES! GIMME ALL THE TIPS! I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!” You’ve come to the right place. Ready to fe ...
 
Listen in as the drivers behind some of the country’s top businesses explain how to build and run your dream. Monica Royer, founder and CEO of Monica + Andy, is joined by leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, and experts to bring you the audible MBA—unfiltered advice and mentorship every mover and maker needs to find their voice.
 
Welcome to Behind the Blog: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers. Melanie and Karen are your co-hosts on this blogging talk show journey and we are here to provide both beginning and intermediate bloggers with some great advice from seasoned bloggers who have already seen some success. Join us every Tuesday from 12-1:00pm central time to hear from and interact with some of your favorite bloggers and to network with other bloggers in our chat room both during and after the show!
 
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Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz

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Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz

Nathalie Saenz chats with top birth workers and birth experts such as Demetria Clark & Maria Pokluda, with Inspiration from Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin, Pam England, and Sheila Kitzinger.

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On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, the ...
 
We encourage parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.
 
You’re probably wondering what “momstracted” means. It’s a phrase I often use to describe those moments when your overworked mind wonders from what you are currently doing to a million other places. It’s like that moment when you simply get up to get a glass of water but see the dirty dish towel on the counter and realize that you need to get a clean one. That takes you into the bathroom where you see the hamper of dirty diapers (that’s right, we cloth) and then remember you don’t have any c ...
 
A Pregnancy & Postnatal Podcast dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy, confident childbirth and strong recovery. In this podcast, we will cover the strategies to help you stay healthy and active during pregnancy, and confidently recover after childbirth, so that you can get back to your old (new) self, with a bubba by your side.You will find some amazing interviews with industry professionals covering breastfeeding with lactation consultants, childbirth with midwives and doctors, ...
 
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Are you struggling to find time to have some quality time with your partner? It can be tough to do when you have a baby, especially right now in the middle of a pandemic. Listen in to learn some easy ways you can fit in some quality time with your partner, even if you don't have a babysitter. Join Back to You! Back to You helps burnt out moms with …
 
I made the same mistake that many women make of ignoring my pelvic floor in my first pregnancy. I definitely learned my lesson. Since having my first baby, I went on to study the pelvic floor at university and through post graduate training as a physiotherapist. I want to make sure that you don't make this mistake by helping you prepare your pelvic…
 
So...does breastfeeding actually stop your period from coming back? Listen in to today's Quick Tip Tuesday episode to find out! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at angelswon.com/quicktip Products mentioned in the episode:Pixie menstrual cup: https://amzn.to/3Afi2oM Reusable clot…
 
You’ve been the world traveler and then... life changes when twins come along. Or does it? Most people resign themselves to resume traveling after their twins are potty trained or older. But today we’re here with some experienced twin moms who have been jet-setting around the world alongside their kids. It may not be for everyone, but our twin mama…
 
Ever wondered how some moms just seem to always have a beautiful, tidy home? Today, I'm giving you some super easy, quick tips to help you maintain a tidy home. (Even if your baby is a level 10 clinger!) Listen in to learn my top tidying tips! Join Back to You! Back to You helps burnt out moms with babies & toddlers get 30 minutes of "me" time ever…
 
We have another birth story today from one of our gorgeous mums inside the FitNest Mama membership. Today I’m speaking with Karina about her journey throughout pregnancy and the birth of her little girl. In this episode, Karina shares her journey toward becoming pregnant, how she looked after herself during what felt like a rocky pregnancy, the exe…
 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome comes without warning and has no known causes. So, how does SIDS specifically impact twins? Why are twins typically considered to be at greater risk? You'll hear firsthand from a mother who lost one of her twins to SIDS, and a SIDS awareness advocate shares what parents do to minimize potential risk factors and keep the…
 
Have you ever gotten the side eye from someone for drinking alcohol while breastfeeding? Have you ever been told that you need to pump and dump? Listen in to today's episode to learn if it's safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding your baby! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at…
 
Have you ever wondered why your baby seems impossible to soothe? Did your pediatrician tell you that your baby just has colic? It's very rare that a baby actually has colic, and today I'm going to tell you why. Listen in to learn some real reasons why your baby might be fussier than normal. Join Back to You! Back to You helps burnt out moms with ba…
 
Today I am chatting with Sexologist Naomi Hutchings all about sex while trying to conceive, sex during pregnancy and sex after birth. There’s a lot of changes in this time of our lives but sex rarely gets the spotlight that others do so I wanted to dive into it today. We’re going to learn how to get rid of the internal dialogue and pressure that ca…
 
It seems like every week there is a new announcement about a celebrity having twins. And it’s always pictured as a fun, glamorous event. They make it look so easy! So, why are so many celebrities having twins? How does celebrity life with twins differ from real life? And how does this fascination with twins impact families of multiples who aren't i…
 
Ever wondered if you should try drinking Body Armor to increase your milk supply? Moms seem to be raving about it in online breastfeeding groups, but I'm here to tell you, DON'T DO IT. Listen in to today's Quick Tip Tuesday episode to learn why. Get Nuun Electrolyte Tablets here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3JCdRYy Have a question you'd like m…
 
Have you thought about taking CBD to treat your postpartum depression or anxiety? I've done some research for you on the topic and today I'm delivering the facts about what we know so far about CBD as a treatment for PPD/PPA, and how it affects breastfeeding babies. Listen in to learn more and decide for yourself whether or not CBD is the treatment…
 
If you’re pregnant or have had a baby and haven’t been able to find the time or motivation to exercise, or if you’ve been meaning to do more exercise coming into 2022 but are finding it hard to prioritise then this is the episode for you. I wanted to share this end of year wrap up with all of you to help you reflect on your health goals for the com…
 
If you're pregnant with twins or higher-order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does "preterm" actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm labor? And what can be done to help calm your contractions and keep your babies in utero for as long as possibl…
 
Have you ever left your doctor's office feeling frustrated? Like they didn't really listen to your concerns, or they're pushing you to do something you just don't want to do? Maybe it's time to get a second opinion! Listen to today's Quick Tip Tuesday episode to learn why it's always a good idea to get a second opinion if you feel like something is…
 
If you forgot to put something cute together to make your baby's first Christmas memorable, don't worry. I've got a few easy, last-minute keepsake ideas for you! If you love memorable, minimalist Christmas traditions, listen in to today's episode. Join Back to You! Back to You helps burnt out moms with babies & toddlers get 30 minutes of "me" time …
 
It can be very frustrating, painful and worrying when your baby is regularly fussy at the breast and refusing to feed. Perhaps they’re constantly pulling off, have difficulty swallowing, are refusing the breast or are constantly distracted. My next guest is here to share with us her expertise to help you thrive, overcome fussiness and enjoy your br…
 
When you're caring for two, you become a master at multitasking. Wearing your babies not only makes them feel more safe and secure, but it gives you more options and can allow you to be a more productive parent. But is it really possible to babywear twins? Whether you plan to wear one baby at a time, or both at once, we'll explore the different opt…
 
Ever wonder how long you'll feel those intense postpartum cramps? Listen in to find out! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at angelswon.com/quicktip >>Click here to grab your FREE POSTPARTUM PLANNER!By Angel Swon
 
Do you ever wonder how some moms just seem to be able to do it all, even with a baby on their hip? Listen in to today's episode to learn how you can plan your days around your baby's schedule so you can get more done in less time. Back to You helps burnt out moms with babies & toddlers get 30 minutes of "me" time every day so they can feel like the…
 
This episode is part of the Spilling the Milk series where women are sharing their amazing birth stories to help enlighten and impart their own experiences and knowledge to other women. In this episode, Courtney discusses becoming a first-time mum, how she prepared for childbirth, how a doula helped her and her partner, a posterior baby, childbirth…
 
Transitioning to solid foods can be tricky, especially when feeding two babies at once. How do you know when your twins are ready? What are some of the best foods to help kick off this stage? Plus, some practical tips for parents of twins on how to set up your space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Do you find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep because your mind is constantly reminding you of all your mom duties? (Is the baby awake? Did I forget to move the laundry to the dryer? Etc.) Listen to this episode to learn the two tools I use every day to help put my mind to bed so I can wake up refreshed each morning. Have a question you'd like…
 
Struggling to get your baby's diaper rash under control? This episode is for you. Listen in to learn 6 simple treatments to heal your baby's diaper rash ASAP. >>Click here to grab your FREE POSTPARTUM PLANNER!By Angel Swon
 
Today is a quick episode where I’ll share one strategy many mums have found super super helpful. You never know how your birth will actually go until it’s happened so preparing for birth should include adding lots of tools to your toolkit - to draw on what you need when you need it. Today’s strategy is a tool that can be helpful during birth but is…
 
Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to give birth to your twins vaginally. So, what makes an expecting mother a good candidate for giving birth to twins vaginally? What are the pros and cons to both mom and baby? What should you expect during labor and delivery? And is it really true that you MUST birth your baby in an operating roo…
 
Ever wonder if your baby is dressed warm enough for the weather? Listen in to this Quick Tip Tuesday to learn how to keep your baby warm this holiday season! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at angelswon.com/quicktip >>Click here to grab your FREE POSTPARTUM PLANNER!…
 
When's the last time you took 15 minutes to do something special, just for you? Don't let mom guilt stop you from giving yourself a break. Listen in to learn why self care as a new mom is so important! >>Click here to grab your FREE POSTPARTUM PLANNER!By Angel Swon
 
Baby wearing is such a powerful tool for mums, letting us reclaim some mobility and freedom while keeping bub close with us. There can be an overwhelming number of products to choose from and an endless stream of information on the topic so I want to break it down to its basics for you. In today's episode I'm joined by Emma Jenkins, a mum and regis…
 
Having one or both of your twins in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be an overwhelming experience. You anticipate the day when you can finally bring them home with you. What determines when your babies are released from the NICU? What kind of training will you receive before you leave? And what does outpatient care typically look like? Learn m…
 
Ever wondered why your doctor tells you to wait to have sex after having your baby? Listen in to today's Quick Tip Tuesday to find out why it's SO IMPORTANT to wait! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at angelswon.com/quicktip >>Click here to grab your FREE POSTPARTUM PLANNER!…
 
Do you ever feel like you and your partner just aren't as in sync as you used to be before having a baby? This episode is for you! Listen in to learn how you can use your love languages to avoid conflict and have a stronger, happier relationship. Grab the book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, here (affiliate link): https://amzn…
 
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with the amazing Julie Blandthorn about alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This can be a very confusing topic with so much competing information available and you may not know who to listen to. Julie is a clinical midwife consultant at the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Me…
 
From the moment you discovered your twin pregnancy, you've probably experienced a lot of emotion about the pending arrival of your little ones. How did you manage all those feelings? Did your feelings differ from your spouse or partner? What piece of advice or words of encouragement helped you the most? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
So. You want to use cloth diapers but...what the heck do you do with the poop when you're out and about? Listen in to today's Quick Tip Tuesday to learn about a hybrid system that doesn't require you to carry poop around in your diaper bag all day. Grab your bamboo diaper liners here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3nrrMHK Have a question you'd l…
 
Are you stressing about how you'll manage all your holiday plans without disrupting your baby's schedule? This episode is for you! In today's episode, I go over the things you need to think about BEFORE you solidify any plans, as well as how to set boundaries around when/where you'll be taking your baby and how/if you'll be playing "pass the baby."…
 
Today we’ll be discussing the TENS Machine, what it is, and how it might be helpful with labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a method of pain relief that can be used for lots of different things from back pain to period pain. Today we’re specifically going to talk about an obstetric TENS machine, which is used as …
 
At times you may need to breastfeed your babies away from home. The thought may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but we've enlisted some twin moms to share their tips on how to make it work. What are their "safe places" away from home? What gear is typically needed? And what do you do when both babies are hungry at the same time? Learn more about …
 
In today's Quick Tip Tuesday, I'm gonna teach you my #1 method for treating your baby's tummy upset, constipation, and gas. If your baby hasn't pooped in days, listen in. This one's for you! Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip Tuesday at angelswon.com/quicktip >>Click here to grab your FRE…
 
Have you ever wondered how screen time affects your baby? In today's episode, we are talking about just that. And no, I'm not judging you if you use screens! I don't believe in mom shaming. I just think it's important to know why experts say we should limit our babies' screen time during the first 2 years and beyond. Listen in to learn how screens …
 
I’m delighted to introduce you to my guest today, Brianne, one of our lovely FitNest members, as she shares her amazing birth story and her journey into motherhood so far. Brianne is a first time mum to a gorgeous baby girl and in this episode, she shares her journey toward becoming pregnant, the details of her 5 hour labour, and how she has adjust…
 
Your twin nursery is a special place. Not only will you be spending a lot of time in there, but it will be the place many memories are made. What are some essentials every twin mom should have in her babies' nursery? How do you make an average size room work with two babies? Plus, tips for organizing the closets and storage areas. Learn more about …
 
In today's Quick Tip Tuesday, we are going over all the reasons you MUST get your booty outside - even if you don't feel like it today. Listen in to learn why getting outside for just a few minutes each day can make all the difference in your motherhood. Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own question to be answered on a Quick Tip…
 
If you've got all the STUFF you need to have a baby, it can be a little annoying when friends and family hand you another onesie, another rattle, another blanket - you get the picture. Especially when you've already got a mountain of baby clothes that you haven't been able to sort through because seriously... Who has the time for that?! In today's …
 
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr. Kara Thompson. Kara absolutely loves coming to work and being a part of women’s pregnancy journeys. She works in the public hospital system in Melbourne and Geelong specialising in high-risk pregnancies. Kara is a co-host with Dr. Alex Umbers of the Pregnancy Uncut podcast, s…
 
You're getting ready to send your twins to kindergarten, but are they really ready? How do you know? What if one child is ready and the other isn't, do you still send them both? Do you put them in the same class? Learn how various twin types may react to this new social environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In today's Quick Tip Tuesday episode, I'll teach you my secret trick to helping you and your baby sleep at night! It's something that's so simple, but you've probably never heard of it. Listen in to learn how to get your baby to sleep longer stretches at night! (No crying it out, I promise!) Have a question you'd like me to answer? Submit your own …
 
Diapers and laundry and dishes - oh my! Being a mom is HARD WORK, but who says you have to do it all by yourself? In today's episode, we discuss how to have hard but healthy conversations with your partner about your need for more support with household chores and baby care duties. Listen in to learn how to get your partner to take on more responsi…
 
Today is another solo episode of Fitnest Mama and I want to discuss confidence in motherhood. Specifically from a physical perspective - how our physical recovery after birth can really shape our motherhood experience. Our physical health directly impacts our mental health in countless ways so it's important new mums, and mums to be, understand how…
 
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